Wildcats duo in GB Under-20s squad
10:12am Saturday 19th October 2013 in Sport
SWINDON Wildcats pair Ollie Betteridge and Sam Godfrey have been named in the Great Britain Under-20s squad for the World Championship (Division 1B) in Dumfries, Scotland.
GB will take on France, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine from December 9-15, with the group victor winning promotion to Division 1A.
Forward Betteridge and defenceman Godfrey are among 11 EPL players that have been selected to take part in the tournament.
“I’m so happy to have made the squad,” said Betteridge.
“Being given the chance to represent your country at any level is special and this is a very strong squad of players, so I think we stand a good chance of having a successful tournament.
“We’ll certainly be aiming to secure some silverware.”
GB head coach Pete Russell was delighted with the set of players he had put together.
He said: "When I took on the role of head coach, I said we would aim to select younger, balanced squads.
"To achieve this we would select the best players from their performance off and on the ice during the whole GB selection process.
"We have achieved this and have picked a high-energy, fit, balanced team, who will empty the tank for their country every game.
"It's a honour to be selected for your country and we have 22 very proud players who can't wait to get going.”
GREAT BRITAIN UNDER-20S SQUAD
Goaltenders: Adam Goss (Coventry Blaze), Jordan Hedley (Milton Keynes).
Defencemen: David Clements (Ogden Mustangs), Zach Sullivan (Basingstoke Bison), Danny Rose (Telford Tigers), Adam Jones (Lower Austria Stars), Craig Moore (Ogden Mustangs), Ben Russell (Milton Keynes), Sam Godfrey (Swindon Wildcats), Dec Balmer (Peterborough).
Forwards: Ross Venus (Coventry Blaze), Liam Stewart (Spokane Chiefs), Bobby Chamberlain (Hull Stingrays), Josh Cook (Winkler Flyers), Shawn Mackie (Lakefield Chiefs), Lewis Hook (Peterborough), Jordan Cownie (Milton Keynes), Matt Selby (Coventry Blaze), Ivan Antonov (Bracknell), Ollie Betteridge (Swindon Wildcats), Liam Morris (Toronto Attack), Sam Duggan (Bracknell).
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