Successful Camp For GB U18’s

There was another successful camp for Great Britain Under-18s at Ice Sheffield this week as the coaching staff continued their preparations for the 2015-16 World Championship season.

The camp was attended by 36 players which included established GB junior players and youngsters who have never been part of the squad before.

The on-ice sessions were run by Great Britain head coach Pete Russell.

This enabled GB U18s coach Martin Grubb, along with his assistants Simon Leach and James Pease, to watch and take in detailed analysis of the players attending.

Youngsters who are set to be part of the new GB U16s were also in attendance, as were members of the Great Britain Under-16s coaching staff.

Martin Grubb said: “It was a great camp and very useful for everyone involved.

“It was excellent to have Pete Russell there to lead the session. Not only is it great as he is head coach of GB, but he also knows junior hockey so well.

“We were able to watch closely and make some decisions on how we will progress forward with this squad.

“Having players and coaching staff from the new GB U16s also helps the progression of the youngsters.

“They can see a clear pathway for their GB careers and we, as coaches, leave no stone unturned from top to bottom.”