15 Jun 8 OHA UK Players to Attend Team GB Trials
- Jack Goodchild
- Bailey Hind Pitcher
- Cain Russell
- Oli Endicott
- Josh Shaw
- Austin Osborn
- Dawson Osborn
- Alfie Jefferies
Team GB wrote “GB forward Liam Kirk, who finished as joint-leading goalscorer at this year’s World Championship, will attend to give a talk to the youngsters.National Development Head Coach, Tony Hand, said: “It’s fantastic to get so many players back on the ice as we prepare for next year’s World Championship tournaments at all age groups.
“There’s a big season ahead for our junior teams, some of whom haven’t played an international game for two years.
“It’s vital to get the youngsters back on the ice and this will be hugely beneficial for the players and obviously the coaching staff as well.
“We will continue to look at players throughout the year, so the door is always open if players are excelling in the domestic game.”
Kirk scored seven goals in seven matches as GB finished seventh in Group A in Riga, helping them move up to 16th in the IIHF world rankings.
The 21-year-old came through the GB junior programme and has won medals at all levels, starting with a gold with GB Under-18s in 2018.
He won bronze with GB U20s in the same season and added a gold medal with the men’s team in Budapest, as part of the historic promotion-winning team to the elite level.”