Great Britain Under-16s have named their squad for the upcoming international tournament in Madrid.

It is the first official squad named by the coaching staff since the formation of the under-16 programme.

The GB youngsters will come up against hosts Spain, as well as France, Germany, Poland and Hungary, from 1st to 3rd April 2016.

The full details and schedule of the tournament will be announced shortly.

Coach, Robert Wilkinson, said: “I think we have selected a really good team and we’re all really looking forward to Madrid.

“This year has been a steep learning curve for the under-16 players.

“Now we have our team, we were just excited to get going.

“With some of the players who would’ve made the trip representing the Under-18s, it opens the door for some younger players.

“This is a great chance for them to experience an international tournament.”

Ice Hockey UK general secretary, Andy French, said: “These are very exciting times to have an under-16s side playing in an international tournament.

“This will be of great benefit for the Great Britain programme and will start them on the process to IIHF World Championship tournaments.”

Lewis Davies – Cardiff

Andrew Wright – Dundee

Ed Bradley – CIH Academy 

Callum Burnett – Slough 

Reece Cochrane – Kirkcaldy

Deaken Fielder – Okanagan UK 

Joe Hazeldine – Nottingham 

Liam Redwood – Nottingham

Mason Biddulph – Chelmsford

Jordan Buesa – Toronto Titans 

Kieron Brown – Iowa Wild

Lewis English – Slough 

Lewis Houston – Solway 

Ruairi Lockerbie – Solway

Jamie Ord – Whitley Bay 

Michael Power – Okanagan UK 

Caly Robertson – Kirkcaldy 

Garry Simpson – Kirkcaldy 

Aidan Strangeway – Notre Dame 

Finlay Ulrick – Sheffield  

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