Monday March 19, 2018

Brendan Brooks

Great Britain have named a 28-man squad for a training camp and two matches against Poland ahead of this year’s World Championship (Division 1B) in Belfast.

GB will play games against Poland at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham on Friday 14th April 2017 (7:30pm) and in Coventry's Skydome on Saturday 15th April 2017 (1pm).

The squad will be cut to 23 ahead of the World Championship, where GB will face Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania, Netherlands and Japan from 23rd to 29th April 2017.

There’s a first-call up to a GB squad for Fife Flyers forward Brendan Brooks.

Head coach, Pete Russell, said: "We are delighted with our final 28 players. 

"This was the toughest group to select but the coaches feel we have picked the right balance and the right group. There was so much competition across the board. 

"From the Norway games we felt some guys really put themselves into the picture and that was a positive outcome. 

"We have a good balance of offence and defence. I think it's the strongest team we have selected in the two years we have been involved as coaches.  

"We have been challenged to win a gold medal by the association and to do it on home soil. 

"It's going to be a wonderful experience and we need everyone behind the whole group. Let's all pull together, be positive and believe this is our year.”


Ben Bowns,  Cardiff Devils

Stephen Murphy, Belfast Giants

Jackson Whistle, Belfast Giants



Josh Batch  Cardiff Devils

Mark Garside, Belfast Giants

Steve Lee, Nottingham Panthers

Ben O'Connor, Sheffield Steelers

David Phillips, Sheffield Steelers

Mark Richardson, Cardiff Devils

Zach Sullivan, Braehead Clan

Paul Swindlehurst, Manchester Storm

Jonathan Weaver, Telford Tigers



Brendan Brooks, Fife Flyers

David Clarke, Nottingham Panthers

Russell Cowley, Coventry Blaze

Robert Dowd,  Sheffield Steelers

Sam Duggan,  Orebro (Sweden)

Robert Farmer, Nottingham Panthers

Luke Ferrara, Sheffield Steelers

Robert Lachowicz, Nottingham Panthers

Evan Mosey  Rockford Ice Hogs (USA)

Matthew Myers, Cardiff Devils

Craig Peacock, Braehead Clan

Jonathan Phillips, Sheffield Steelers

Jack Prince,  Manchester Storm

Colin Shields, Belfast Giants

Liam Stewart, Coventry Blaze

Ross Venus, Coventry Blaze


To buy tickets for GB against Poland at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, visit the NIC box office in person, log on to the National Ice Centre website at or telephone 0843 373 3000

To buy tickets for GB against Poland at the Skydome in Coventry, visit the Skydome box office in person, log on to and ‘Ice Hockey Tickets’ or call 02476 630 693.


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