Great Britain Para Ice Hockey have named their team for the upcoming World Para Ice Hockey Championships B-Pool which will be held in Skien, Norway, in April. The tournament runs from the 15-20 April.

Great Britain will go up against Norway and Germany, who were relegated from the A-Pool last year, as well as Sweden, Kazakhstan, and France in the 6-team tournament. Great Britain faced Sweden and Kazakhstan in last year’s B-Pool in Astana and last faced France in 2022 in the C-Pool tournament in Bangkok, where an unbeaten Great Britain claimed the gold medal.

GB Head Coach Peggy Assinck has named an 18-player squad, with John Mellor, Josh Davies, Damien Barker and Shannon Coach all making their World Championship debuts.

Speaking of the squad, Peggy said I am looking forward to working with this skilled group of athletes this year as we prepare for the Pool B world championship.”

“We have a nice mixture of 4 rookies making their GB team debut and several experienced veterans to round out the team.”

“We’ve been working hard since last October’s tournament in Astana, and I’m looking forward to leading the team in Skien in April as we look to cement our B-Pool Team status.”

GB Para Ice Hockey Squad
2024 World Para Ice Hockey Championship – Skien, Norway

Bryan Hackworth – Sheffield Steelkings
Jodi Hill – Cardiff Huskies

Damien Barker – Sheffield Steelkings
Shannon Couch – Cardiff Huskies
Mark Colquitt – Manchester Mayhem
Jonathon Le Galloudec – Cardiff Huskies
Paul Brown – Sheffield Steelkings
Felicity Gregory – Manchester Mayhem
Gary Farmer – Peterborough Phantoms

Callum Shakespeare – Peterborough Phantoms
Tyler Christopher – Cardiff Huskies
Karl Nicholson – Manchester Mayhem
Dani Czernuszka-Watts – Cardiff Huskies
Dean Lahan – Manchester Mayhem
Stacey Quirk – Peterborough Phantoms
John Mellor – Cape Breton Sledgehammers
Josh Davies – Cardiff Huskies
Ben O’Brien – Sheffield Steelkings

Netminder: Susi Rogers-Hartley (Peterborough Phantoms)
Defence: Leanne Emmerson (Cardiff Huskies), Jade Williams (Sheffield Steelkings), Gaz Lawton (Sheffield Steelkings)
Forwards: Dan May (Cardiff Huskies), Emily McLean (GB Women)

Peggy Assinck – Head Coach
Patrick Assinck – Assistant Coach
Breanna Wagner – Assistant Coach / Equipment
Lauren Bolger – Sports Therapist
Shirley Packwood – Team Manager / Medic