Boxill: GB Will Make Personal Sacrifices In Bid To Win Gold
Stena Line Belfast Giants forward Jonathan Boxill says Great Britainâ€™s players will make personal sacrifices in their bid to win a gold medal at the World Championship in Zagreb.
GBâ€™s Division 1B campaign begins on Sunday with a game against hosts Croatia.
Britain will then come up against Estonia, Lithuania and Romania, before ending the six-team group by facing Ukraine, who were relegated from Division 1A last season.
GB came close to promotion and a gold medal last year in Netherlands, but lost their final game to Lithuania.
Belfast Giants forward Boxill said: â€œWe have all come together as a squad in the last year.
â€œWhat Pete (Russell) has done in the past 12 months should be applauded. I would like to take on a more advanced role in the team this year and I think I can do that.”
â€œWe are a very, very deep team as I have said before. We are coming here as a group with one goal in mind and that is to win the gold medal. You have to make personal sacrifices and put your body on the line – and we are all willing to do that.â€
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