Ice Hockey UK have appointed Karl Creamer as the new manager of Great Britain Under-20s.
The 52-year-old has been involved in hockey all his life and is currently in his fourth season as assistant coach of Telford Tigers.
Creamer made his debut as a player at the age of 15 for Liverpool Leopards and also went on to ice for Altrincham Aces.
He moved to Telford in 1985 and won the Heineken Division 1 title in 1987-88 and then had spells at Solihull and Flintshire, including a season as head coach of the Freeze.
Creamer said: “I am thrilled to be taking up this role with Great Britain Under-20s.
“I have helped out with the side in recent years and was delighted to be asked to join the set-up.
“Tom Watkins and I have a good working relationship at Telford, so it is a huge privilege and honour to be working with him, and the other coaches, at an international level.”
IHUK general secretary, Andy French, said: “We are delighted to have Karl on-board with the Under-20s.
“He is very well respected within ice hockey and he will be a huge asset to the program.”