This week see’s the Great Britain Under 20’s in Slovakia for their training camp ahead of their IIHF World Championships.
Slava Koulikov is in Bratislava as GB Under 20’s Assistant Coach, and Phantoms Tom Stubley and Connor Glossop are part of the GB Squad.
GB will play two matches in Slovakia as part of a week-long camp from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October 2016.
Great Britain will take on Slovakia Under-20s on Wednesday 5th October and then face St Polten, from Okanagan Austria, on Thursday 6th October 2016.
The camp, which will also include on and off-ice training sessions and a scrimmage with a local club team, is part of the team’s preparations for December’s World Championship in Budapest, Hungary.
Head Coach Tom Watkins said: “We are taking a very strong squad for this trip and it will be a great opportunity for the coaches to work with the players prior to finalising our squad selection for the forthcoming World Championship in Hungary.
“This training camp has given us the opportunity to have an extended look at the players.
“There are plenty of places up for grabs, nothing is guaranteed for any of the players and for those who have not made the Slovakia trip, it does not mean they will not make the World Championship team.
“The extended look at individuals gives us the opportunity to make sure we select the best team possible.
“It is fantastic preparation for December’s tournament and I know the coaching staff and players will get a lot out of it.
“Slovakia are a top-class nation and have an excellent Under-20s side.
“It will be fantastic to pit our wits against a side who play at the top-level World Championship against the best nations in the world.”