Thompson confirms squad for Mont Blanc Euro Challenge Tournament

Tuesday, 15th January 2008

Great Britain ice hockey Head Coach, Paul Thompson has today announced his 33 man squad for February’s Euro Challenge Tournament in France.

The team will fly out from the UK on Monday 4th February and will play three international fixtures before returning to the UK on Friday 8th February.

The team will play Lithuania in Morzine on Tuesday 5th, Norway in Courchevel on Wednesday 6th and hosts France in Meribel on Thursday 7th February.

All players in the squad will play in two of the three games with the Belfast Giants and Sheffield Steelers players missing the last game to enable them to return to the UK a day early for their domestic fixture on Friday 8th February.

Squad in Full

Netminders : 

Stevie Lyle              Belfast Giants
Stephen Murphy    Stjernen, Norway
Joe Watkins           Guildford Flames

Defencemen :

Luke Boothroyd      Hull Stingrays
Paul Dixon              Guildford Flames
Leigh Jamieson    Belfast Giants
Jez Lundin              Newcastle Vipers
Paul Moran              Belfast Giants
James Morgan       Peterborough Phantoms
Ben Morgan            Sheffield Scimitars
Ben O’Connor        Edinburgh Capitals
James Pease        Coventry Blaze
Mark Thomas         Sheffield Steelers
Graeme Walton     Belfast Giants
Jonathan Weaver  Coventry Blaze

Forwards : 

Greg Chambers      Basingstoke Bison
David Clarke            HC Alleghe, Italy
Gary Clarke              Milton Keynes Lightning
Russell Cowley      Coventry Blaze
Mark Garside          Edinburgh Capitals
Jason Hewitt           Sheffield Steelers
Marc Levers            Nottingham Panthers
David Longstaff      Newcastle Vipers
Greg Owen              Basingstoke Bison
Jonathan Phillips   Sheffield Steelers
Nathan Rempel      Peterborough Phantoms
Mark Richardson    Nottingham Panthers
Colin Shields          Newcastle Vipers
Ashley Tait               Sheffield Steelers
Warren Tait             Sheffield Steelers
Matt Towe                Cardiff Devils
Adam Walker          Manchester Phoenix
Tom Watkins          Coventry Blaze

A number of Great Britain regular players were not available for selection for this tournament but will be available for consideration for the World Championships in Austria in April.  These include Hull pair of David Phillips and Lee Mitchell, Nottingham duo of Danny Meyers and Matt Myers, Cardiff’s Paul Sample, Edinburgh’s Kyle Horne and Newcastle’s Shaun Johnson.

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Adam Walker

Adam Walker will be flying out to play for Team GB in the Euro Challenge Tournament in France
(Image: Richard Murray)

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