Defenceman Craig Moore said he is “honoured” to wear the C as on-ice captain for Great Britain U20 in the remainder of their World Championship in Tallinn.
Moore was handed the captaincy by Matt Selby who suffered concussion-like symptoms after Monday’s game and has been ruled out of action for the rest of the week.
The 19-year-old who plays his club hockey with Ogden Mustangs in the Western States Hockey League lead GB on ice to their 5-2 win over Romania on Wednesday, putting the team in a great position in the division.
“It’s a great honour to be captain. Coming out here Matt is our leader, the guy we look up to. It’s a bad situation for him that he can’t play any more.
“I’m pleased that Peter Russell and Matt felt they could trust me with the captaincy and the boys responded today and we got the win.
“Matt is still the leader on the team – when we’re in the dressing room he has his things to say but when we go on the ice when we need guys lifted and help maintain a positive attitude.
“At the end of the day everyone knows what they have to do, I’m just there to keep heads up and help get the job done.”
Moore and the Great Britain U20 team have practice this morning then an afternoon off before they’re back in game action on Friday against Korea. Face off is 1630 local time, 1430 UK.
Other results on day three mean a win over Korea will guarantee Great Britain the gold medal.