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Great Britain Name Team For Next Month’s Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

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Great Britain have named their team for next month’s men’s Olympic Qualifiers in Cardiff.

Head Coach Pete Russell has named a 22-player roster with forwards Cam Critchlow, Sean Norris and Brandon Whistle set to win full debut caps at the tournament.

GB will face Romania, China and Serbia at the Vindico Arena from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th February.

The group winners will progress to Final Qualifying in August 2024 – the final stage before the Winter Olympics in Italy.

Russell said: “As ever, we had plenty of options and it was tough getting it down to a final 22.

“I really like the look of our squad and I am pleased to add Cam (Critchlow), Sean (Norris) and Brandon (Whistle), who were close to be selected for last year’s World Championship.

“This is the start of another big year for us and it’s great to be hosting a tournament on home ice in the UK again.”

GB SQUAD

Netminders: Ben Bowns (Cardiff Devils), Jackson Whistle (Belfast Giants). Defence: David Clements (Coventry Blaze), Nathanael Halbert (HC Innsbruck), Sam Jones (Sheffield Steelers), Evan Mosey (Cardiff Devils), Ben O’Connor (Guildford Flames), David Phillips (Belfast Giants), Mark Richardson (Cardiff Devils), Sam Ruopp (Lausitzer Fuchse). Forwards: Ollie Betteridge (Nottingham Panthers), Cam Critchlow (Manchester Storm), Johnny Curran (Coventry Blaze), Robert Dowd (Sheffield Steelers), Liam Kirk (HC Litvinov), Robert Lachowicz (Glasgow Clan), Ben Lake (Belfast Giants), Cade Neilson (University of Alaska-Fairbanks), Sean Norris (Belfast Giants), Brett Perlini (Mec Halle 04), Josh Waller (Cardiff Devils), Brandon Whistle (Sheffield Steelers).

Tickets are already on sale with both Tournament Passes and Single Game Tickets available to purchase.

Adult Tournament Passes offer great value at just £49 for the weekend which works out at just £8.16 per game.

Senior and Student Tournament Passes can be purchased for £40 (only £6.66 per game), while Under-16 Tournament Passes offer tremendous value at just £25 (£4.16 per game).

Ticket Prices 
Adults
Tournament Pass – £49
GB Single Game Ticket – £20
Non-GB Single Game Ticket – £10

Seniors/Students
Tournament Pass – £40
GB Single Game Ticket – £15
Non-GB Single Game Ticket – £8

Under-16s
Tournament Pass – £25
GB Single Game Ticket – £12
Non-GB Single Game Ticket – £6

Schedule
Thursday 8th February 
Romania v Serbia – 4pm
Great Britain v China – 8pm

Saturday 10th February
Romania v China – 3pm
Serbia v Great Britain – 7pm

Sunday 11th February 
China v Serbia – 3pm
Great Britain v Romania – 7pm

Please note that concession, student and under-16 ticket holders may be asked for ID to gain entry.

Click here https://www.cardiffdevils.com/tickets/book-online/ to buy tickets. 

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