Nottingham Panthers forward David Clarke and Sheffield Steelers defenceman Rod Sarich have unfortunately had to withdraw through injury and will be replaced Stevie Lee (Nottingham Panthers) and Leigh Jamieson (Milton Keynes Lightning).
Hand said: “It a real shame that David and Rod are not able to travel and they would’ve been key players for us.
“But Stevie and Leigh are more than capable replacements and are a welcome addition to the squad.”
Great Britain fly out to Japan on Monday ahead of their first game with Korea on Friday 9th November 2012. They will also face Romania aswell as hosts Japan in the tournament that runs from the 9-11 November. GB are the top seeds in the group.