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Posted on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 at 9:39 am
Great Britain head coach Tony Hand has named his 22-man squad for the upcoming Olympic pre-qualifying tournament in Japan. In the squad are four Giants; Stephen Murphy, Davey Phillips, Craig Peacock and Mark Garside.
GB will face Romania, Korea and hosts Japan in the four-team competition from 9th-11th November in Nikko with the group winners advancing to the final Olympic qualification in February 2013.
Hand said: “This is such an exciting time for Great Britain ice hockey and we hope to turn GB’s fantastic summer of sport into a terrific winter too.
“We can take inspiration from all those gold-medal winners at the Olympics as we begin our path to Sochi 2014.
“We have a very competitive squad, even though we are missing some players, and I am convinced we can do well.
“We have a tough challenge ahead but this squad is capable of great things and the next stage is certainly achievable.”
Ben Bowns (Hull Stingrays)
Stephen Murphy (Belfast Giants)
Danny Meyers (Sheffield Steelers)
Ben O’Connor (Arlan Kokshetau)
David Phillips (Belfast Giants)
Mark Richardson (Arlan Kokshetau)
Rod Sarich (Sheffield Steelers)
Mark Thomas (Sheffield Steelers)
Jonathan Weaver (Nottingham Panthers)
David Clarke (Nottingham Panthers)
Robert Dowd (Troja-Ljungby)
Robert Farmer (Braehead Clan)
Mark Garside (Belfast Giants)
Jason Hewitt (Sheffield Steelers)
Phil Hill (Cardiff Devils)
Robert Lachowicz (Nottingham Panthers)
David Longstaff (Guildford Flames)
Matthew Myers (Nottingham Panthers)
Craig Peacock (Belfast Giants)
Jonathan Phillips (Sheffield Steelers)
Colin Shields (Sheffield Steelers)
Ashley Tait (Sheffield Steelers)
NM: Geoff Woolhouse (Sheffield Steelers)
D: Stevie Lee (Nottingham Panthers)
D: Kevin Phillips (Braehead Clan)
F: Ben Davies (Cardiff Devils)
F: John Dolan (Fife Flyers)
F: Leigh Jamieson (Milton Keynes Lightning)
F: Aaron Nell (Swindon Wildcats)
F: Greg Owen (Basingstoke Bison)