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Propane Nightmares 03-27-2013 12:55 PM

WC D1A Budapest, Hungary (Final roster announced)
 
Official GDT for the tournament, final roster announced

http://www.icehockeyuk.co.uk/hand-na...ungary-p183095

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Great Britain head coach Tony Hand has named a 22-man squad for the upcoming World Championship (Division 1A) in Budapest.

GB begin their training camp this morning, before flying out on Friday for the six-team tournament which runs from 14th to 20th April 2013.

They will begin their quest for promotion to the top flight with a match against the hosts Hungary on Sunday, followed by games against Kazakhstan, Italy, Japan and Korea.

Hand said: "All games are tough at this level and they will be five difficult games for us throughout the tournament.

"We are taking a strong team away with us, even though we have key guys out.

"I would love the team to come away with a medal.

"We are looking forward to the three-day camp now and get ourselves prepared for an important week."
Netminders

Ben Bowns (Hull Stingrays)
Stephen Murphy (Belfast Giants)

Defencemen

Luke Boothroyd (Manchester Phoenix)
Stevie Lee (Nottingham Panthers)
Danny Meyers (Sheffield Steelers)
David Phillips (Belfast Giants)
Mark Richardson (Cardiff Devils)
Mark Thomas (Sheffield Steelers)
Jonathan Weaver (Nottingham Panthers)

Forwards
David Clarke (Nottingham Panthers)
Ben Davies (Cardiff Devils)
Robert Dowd (Troja Ljungby)
Robert Farmer (Braehead Clan)
Phil Hill (Cardiff Devils)
Robert Lachowicz (Nottingham Panthers)
Matthew Myers (Nottingham Panthers)
Aaron Nell (Swindon Wildcats)
Greg Owen (Basingstoke Bison)
Craig Peacock (Belfast Giants)
Jonathan Phillips (Sheffield Steelers)
Colin Shields (Belfast Giants)
Ashley Tait (Sheffield Steelers)

schedule

14th April GB v Hungary 18:30 GMT
15th April GB v Kazakhstan 15:00 GMT
17th April GB v Italy 15:00 GMT
19th April GB v Japan 15:00 GMT
20th April GB v South Korea 11:30 GMT

All games will be live on Premier Sports.

Call me Suds 03-27-2013 02:04 PM

There he is ;)

I hope you saying the games will be on Premier Sports means live feeds can be found

Propane Nightmares 03-27-2013 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Call me Suds (Post 62528211)
There he is ;)

I hope you saying the games will be on Premier Sports means live feeds can be found

More than likely.

Also, with no Rod Sarich on the list, there will be 0 non-British trained players on the team.

mattski93 03-27-2013 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats (Post 62529115)
More than likely.

Also, with no Rod Sarich on the list, there will be 0 non-British trained players on the team.

As much as I love NHL Rod, it's a good thing. He was awful in the Olympic Qualifiers.

villevalo 03-28-2013 04:36 AM

Shaun Thompson makes the list now too :handclap:

Excellent news for him as he's had a fantastic season.

Christ I hope we keep him for next season.

Propane Nightmares 03-28-2013 06:21 AM

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Originally Posted by villevalo (Post 62604421)
Shaun Thompson makes the list now too :handclap:

Excellent news for him as he's had a fantastic season.

Christ I hope we keep him for next season.

I must admit in all the Bees games I've lined this season I've never actually noticed Thompson, maybe it's because of his style of play or maybe it's because he doesn't have sick flow like Masa and Bendik :laugh:

I hope Ben Davies makes the team, partly so we don't have to listen to Dave Simms licking his balls and saying how he should be there throughout the entire broadcast

Propane Nightmares 03-28-2013 09:15 AM

I'm predicting a 4th place finish, with wins against Japan and South Korea

Call me Suds 03-28-2013 09:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats (Post 62606275)
I must admit in all the Bees games I've lined this season I've never actually noticed Thompson, maybe it's because of his style of play or maybe it's because he doesn't have sick flow like Masa and Bendik :laugh:

I hope Ben Davies makes the team, partly so we don't have to listen to Dave Simms licking his balls and saying how he should be there throughout the entire broadcast

was not expecting to read "licking his balls" there hahaha

Propane Nightmares 03-28-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Call me Suds (Post 62615551)
was not expecting to read "licking his balls" there hahaha

Seriously, the amount of times Dave Simms mentioned him in Latvia would have made a great drinking game

Propane Nightmares 04-08-2013 08:29 AM

Tony Hand will announce the final 22 man roster tomorrow

Propane Nightmares 04-08-2013 12:54 PM

So apparently the team HAS been announced already

http://www.teamgb.com/news/hand-name...-championships

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There are four changes to the squad that was originally selected for the final Olympic qualifier before Stevie Lyle and Steve Lee came in for Stephen Murphy and Jonathan Weaver.
Lee is this time in from the off along with fellow defender Luke Boothroyd and forwards Ben Davies and Aaron Nell while Ben O’Connor, Rod Sarich, Mark Garside and Jason Hewitt miss out.
Ben O'Connor must be injured, that's a huge loss

Scarecrow Boat 04-08-2013 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats (Post 63556589)
So apparently the team HAS been announced already

http://www.teamgb.com/news/hand-name...-championships

Ben O'Connor must be injured, that's a huge loss

No Ben O'Connor? :help: He was one of the leading scorers at the Olympic Qualifiers :cry: I remember him missing from last years WC roster as well, any chance it's because he's playing playoffs in Kazahkstan?

Propane Nightmares 04-08-2013 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Adam Tilander (Post 63569011)
No Ben O'Connor? :help: He was one of the leading scorers at the Olympic Qualifiers :cry: I remember him missing from last years WC roster as well, any chance it's because he's playing playoffs in Kazahkstan?

on The Hockey Forum someone mentioned something about a meaningless 3rd/4th place playoff series that he has to play in, looks like it isn't injury anyway

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O'Connor tweeted there's an issue with his club and it's out of his hands. He's not injured. A clash with the playoffs in Kazakhstan maybe
Quote:

I'm sure O'Connor tweeted that although his team have been knocked out the play-off's, they still have a 3rd/4th place series to play - maybe that's why he can't play.

Scarecrow Boat 04-08-2013 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats (Post 63569257)
on The Hockey Forum someone mentioned something about a meaningless 3rd/4th place playoff series that he has to play in, looks like it isn't injury anyway

Ye I was creeping twitter while in the washroom lol saw his tweets:

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Ben O'Connor ‏@benoconnor1988 6h
@weephil56 Its nothing to do with GB it is problems with my club team over here #handsaretied
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Ben O'Connor ‏@benoconnor1988 6h
@ElGordoSteel Alot of complications over here that i am really not pleased about but it is what is #Rattled #Gutted
I'm weirdly glad to see he's mad about it :laugh: just like knowing he cares about the tournament and representing GB and doesn't mind to say he's pissed at his team for holding him out of the tournament.

Propane Nightmares 04-09-2013 05:48 AM

final roster officially announced by IHUK, OP updated

Alpine 04-09-2013 07:30 AM

i would think that Italy is the fav in this group fer sur. The others.. Kazakhstan is always troublesome. Hungary hockey seems to be on the rise? Japan and Korea...dunno should be a competitive tourney. Every team has played Oly quallifiers.
I think Italy and then whoever. Up for grabs. Just give 'er GB

Tatanik 04-09-2013 07:40 AM

To be fair, GB didn't have O'Connor last year and managed to beat Hungary... Saying that, they did get spanked by Japan, Austria and Slovenia.

With O'Connor I felt that GB would have had a chance as Kazakhstan are without Yeremeyev, and I think that Italy aren't as good as Austria and Slovenia, but now with losing their #1 D-man, it will be basically be a repeat of the pre-qualifier to see who goes down.

Seriously questioning some of Hand's selections, namely the fact that James Griffin isn't going. How can you justify not taking a player who won the best British player award by IHJUK? Would have also taken Cowley instead of Nell, but ho hum.

Propane Nightmares 04-09-2013 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Tatanik (Post 63609685)
To be fair, GB didn't have O'Connor last year and managed to beat Hungary... Saying that, they did get spanked by Japan, Austria and Slovenia.

With O'Connor I felt that GB would have had a chance as Kazakhstan are without Yeremeyev, and I think that Italy aren't as good as Austria and Slovenia, but now with losing their #1 D-man, it will be basically be a repeat of the pre-qualifier to see who goes down.

Seriously questioning some of Hand's selections, namely the fact that James Griffin isn't going. How can you justify not taking a player who won the best British player award by IHJUK? Would have also taken Cowley instead of Nell, but ho hum.

Griffin won best U21 player, not best British player

But I have to agree, Griffin should have been picked over Boothroyd at least, I don't rate Mark Thomas very highly either

Tatanik 04-09-2013 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats (Post 63609819)
Griffin won best U21 player, not best British player

Woops, forgot to include the word young.

However, the point still stands.

Scarecrow Boat 04-09-2013 08:28 AM

As always, hoping Ben Bowns gets a start or two

Tatanik 04-09-2013 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Adam Tilander (Post 63610949)
As always, hoping Ben Bowns gets a start or two

Don't think he will. The nature of this tournament means that there aren't any 'nothing' games.

Besides, despite the statistics, Murph had a pretty damn good tournament. GB needs him to be at his best again.

Scarecrow Boat 04-09-2013 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Tatanik (Post 63611877)
Don't think he will. The nature of this tournament means that there aren't any 'nothing' games.

Besides, despite the statistics, Murph had a pretty damn good tournament. GB needs him to be at his best again.

Murphy had a pretty damn good tournament? When? He was awful at last years WC and he didn't play in the Olympic Qualifiers, he played in the Pre-Qualifiers and had good games against Romania and Japan but got beat up by Korea.

Anyway, I still HOPE to see a game or two for Ben Bowns. Nobody really knows if he can play at this level yet (basically do exactly what Murphy does now), he plays on the worst EIHL team and puts up great numbers and I'm confident that if you put him on Belfast he'd give Murphy a run for his money.

Propane Nightmares 04-09-2013 09:49 AM

I don't think Bowns is consistent enough to play at this level, yet.

Scarecrow Boat 04-09-2013 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Imaginary Threats (Post 63613595)
I don't think Bowns is consistent enough to play at this level, yet.

No way of knowing, he plays on a poop EIHL team and doesn't get a chance with GB.

Propane Nightmares 04-09-2013 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Adam Tilander (Post 63613681)
No way of knowing, he plays on a poop EIHL team and doesn't get a chance with GB.

You've never actually seen him play, he needs another year playing in the EIHL, he isn't ready

I'm sure everyone who watches the EIHL will say the same thing


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