There are five new faces in the GB squad with first full call-ups for netminder Ella Howard, Ellie Wakeling on defence and forwards Charlotte Harris, Chamonix Jackson and Isabell Whiteley.
The NWHL is one of the two top women’s professional league in North America – the equivalent to the NHL – and Traill was drafted in the fifth round – 25th overall – by Buffalo Beauts in last night’s 2021 Draft.
Kirk, who was selected in the seventh round of the NHL Draft back in 2018, made a spectacular impact at this year’s World Championship in Latvia.
The 21-year-old scored seven goals in seven matches, which was the same tally as Andrew Mangiapane who was part of Canada’s gold medal-winning side as the Canadians beat Finland 3-2 in overtime in the final.
The trio were awarded special cufflinks after GB’s final game in Group A against Switzerland.
Kirk scored his sixth and seventh goals of the group stage to go one ahead of Gregory Hofmann who was on target for the Swiss.
Kirk has five goals from six matches going into GB’s final Group A game against Switzerland tomorrow.
GB have four points from their six matches thanks to a victory over Belarus and an overtime defeat by Denmark.