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Under 20's Beaten by High Flying Hawks PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 24 August 2013 00:00

Great Britain Under-20s second game at the Cherepanov Cup ended in defeat as they are beaten 6-1 by a strong Russian Omsk Hawks side.

Josh Cook, who was named as GB's player of the game, scored the only goal for his side in the third period.

It was a battling performance from the British youngsters and in five-on-five open play they only conceded one, with the Hawks netting four times on the powerplay and also a penalty shot.

Coach Martin Grubb said: "We are obviously disappointed at the result after a positive start yesterday.

"But this is a huge learning curve for the group. We played a very good Hawks team, who are aggressive and physical.

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 September 2013 22:18
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GB U20 Win Opener in Dramatic Style PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 August 2013 00:00

GB made a dramatic comeback in game 1 to beat Belarus U20 after a penalty shoot-out.The GB youngsters were trailing 2-0 but Ivan Antonov and Lewis Hook scored in the last 90 seconds after pulling netminder Adam Goss, and then went on to win on penalties.

After Hook and Ollie Betteridge were unable to find the target in the shoot-out, Josh Cook did score, while Goss was not beaten from the three attempts against him.

Both sides had good powerplay opportunities in the first period but the game was scoreless at the first intermission.

Belarus were the first on the board in the second period to take a one-goal lead to the second break.

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 September 2013 22:10
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GB U20 World Championship Prelim Squad Announced PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ian Offers   
Sunday, 04 August 2013 19:46

Great Britain Under-20s have named their long-list preliminary squad for December's World Championship (Division 1B) in Dumfries.

GB's youngsters will face France, Italy, Kazakhstan, Japan and Ukraine from 9th to 15th December 2013.

Head coach, Pete Russell, said: "I would like to congratulate all the players on their selection.

"In selecting a pre-World Championship squad, we create positive competition within the group.

"This competitiveness will help us develop players and help take us to the next level.

"Through individual player development, we will then be in a better position to achieve our team goals.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 August 2013 19:50
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Brian Higgins RIP PDF Print E-mail
Written by Ian Offers   
Tuesday, 13 August 2013 23:23

It was with great sadness that GBSC learnt today (13 Aug) that Brian had passed away after a long illness throughout which he displayed great courage and humour.

Brian and Marion, along with their great friends Bernard and Beryl, had been regulars on our April World Championship trips for many years. Their prodigious humour was known and loved by all and their wind ups were the stuff of legend. They were known affectionately as the Saga Louts.

Brian came across as a quiet gentle man with a wicked sense of humour and he will be sorely missed by those who follow GB ice hockey.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Marion and their family.

We have all lost a great friend.

Rest in Peace Brian.

 
Russell Names First GB Squad PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:28

GB LionGreat Britain Under-20s Head Coach Pete Russell, has named his first squad for next month's European tournament in Lithuania. The tournament is dedicated to the memory of Alexei Cherepanov, a Russian hockey player who died after collapsing during a KHL game in Russia in October 2008.

GB will go head to head with Lithuania Under-20s, Poland Under-20s, Belarus Under-18s and Russian sides Omsk Hawks and Kapitan Stupino in the six-team tournament from 23rd to 28th August 2013.

Russell, said: "The tournament will be great in getting our younger players international experience. We are very honoured to be invited to the tournament. They will be five tough matches but we are very much looking forward to it.

"The recent camps in Sheffield were a massive success and this tournament will continue our preparations for the World Championship in December."

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