• Great Britain Universities Men’s Ice Hockey Team: FISU World University Games - Krasnoyarsk (Russia) 2019

    Posted on Sat 19th January, 2019

    The BUIHA, BUCS and IHUK are pleased to announce the GBU Team Men’s ice hockey team, for the 29th FISU World University (Winter) Games. The biennial WUGs, also known as the Winter Universiade, is second-only to the Olympic Winter Games, with over 2,500 student athletes competing in 11 winter sports, with an estimated TV audience of >1billion spectators.

    Following a successful 2017 Winter Universiade, GBU Men are looking to improve their international status yet again, and will play:

    Canada vs Great Britain   Sat 2 Mar 2019 (11:45 GMT+7)

    Great Britain vs Switzerland   Mon 4 Mar 2019 (12:30 GMT+7) 

    Kazakhstan vs Great Britain   Weds 6 Mar 2019 (19:30 GMT+7)

    Great Britain vs Latvia   Fri 8 Mar 2019 (12:30 GMT+7)

    Sweden vs Great Britain   Sat 9 Mar 2019 (12:30 GMT+7)

    Over 100 players have trialled for GBU Men during the current cycle, and the Staff are very happy with the final Team, comprising of:

    Player Name Position University Club
    Joshua Crane G University of Leicester Milton Keynes Thunder
    Adam Long G Bishop Grosseteste University Manchester Storm
    Thomas Hovell G Nottingham Trent University Telford Tigers
    Solomon Smith D University of Sheffield Sheffield Senators
    Christian Johnson (A) D University of Aberdeen Aberdeen Lynx
    Donald Campbell D University of Greenwich Chelmsford Chieftons
    Daniel Fay D John Moores University Widness Wild
    Christopher Cooke (C) D St Mary's University Basingstoke Bison
    Nathan Long D University Centre Peterborough Peterborough Phantoms
    James Scott D Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Steeldogs
    Thomas Relf D Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Steeldogs
    Joshua Grieveson D University of Strathclyde Solway Sharks
    Jordan Liddell F University Centre Peterborough Peterborough Phantoms
    Ivan Antonov (A) F Royal Holloway University of London Bracknell Bees
    Andreas Siagris F Imperial College London Streatham Redhawks
    Joshua Cook F Vancouver Island University Vancouver Island
    Jackson Price F Cardiff Metropolitan University Cardiff Fire
    Ruskin Springer Hughes F University of Nottingham Nottingham Lions
    Cameron Pywell F Sheffield Hallam University Nottingham Lions
    Liam Charnock F Sheffield Hallam University Sheffield Steeldogs
    Connor Henderson F University of Glasgow Solway Sharks
    Scott Henderson F Heriot Watt University Solway Sharks
    Reserve (Non-Travelling)
    Matthew Croyle G Sheffield Hallam University Widness Wild

    GBU Men will hold their final training camp at Ice Sheffield, on Weds 6 Feb 2019, and will play the Sheffield Steeldogs in the Bauer Arena that evening (FO 19:30). Tickets are £10 (incl. booking fee) and are available to buy from SIV from early January. All profits will go towards supporting the GBU programme.

    GBU are proud to be sponsored by Ice Locker and Rhino Sports.

    You can follow GBU Men at the World University Games HERE on FISU TV, YouTube and Twitter.