Cowley and Tait withdraw from GB squad

Genting Casino Coventry Blaze can confirm that both Russell Cowley and Ashley Tait have been forced to withdraw from the Great Britain National team squad to face Norway at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff tomorrow (7.30pm).

Both players have sustained injuries which have kept them out of the Blaze line up in recent matches and neither player has recovered sufficiently to be considered fit enough for this game.

Defenceman David Clements and Liam Stewart are set to make their senior debuts for GB whilst there is also a place for Blaze forward Ross Venus.

In addition, a different look Great Britain roster will face Norway (currently ranked 11th in the world) this evening at the National Ice Centre (Motorpoint Arena) in Nottingham.

Tickets are still available for both games (7.30pm face-off both nights):

Click here to buy tickets for GB against Norway in Nottingham tonight.

Click here to buy tickets for GB against Norway in Cardiff tomorrow.

Listen to David Clements talk about his GB call-up

The Great Britain roster will be as follows:

GB v Norway – National Ice Centre tonight (Tuesday)
#1 Gary RUSSELL – N/M
#2 Tom NORTON
#5 David CLARKE – A
#7 Robert LACHOWICZ
#8 Matthew MYERS
#10 Robert FARMER
#11 Mark GARSIDE
#15 Liam KIRK
#16 Sam OAKFORD
#17 Mark RICHARDSON – C
#18 Luke FERRARA
#19 Colin SHIELDS
#22 Josh BATCH
#23 Paul SWINDLEHURST
#26 Sam DUGGAN
#33 Ben BOWNS – N/M
#71 Craig PEACOCK
#74 Ollie BETTERIDGE
#75 Robert DOWD – A
#81 Ben O’CONNOR
#89 Jonathan BOXILL

GB v Norway – Ice Arena Wales tomorrow night (Wednesday)
#1 Jackson WHISTLE – N/M
#3 Sean BEATTIE
#9 Lewis HOOK
#10 Matt TOWE
#11 Jack PRINCE
#12 Cale TANAKA
#13 David PHILLIPS – C
#14 Jonathan WEAVER – A
#16 Sam DUGGAN
#18 Chris JONES
#19 Danny MEYERS
#23 Paul SWINDLEHURST
#24 Matthew HAYWOOD
#30 Thomas MURDY – N/M
#45 Steve LEE – A
#56 David CLEMENTS
#59 Ross VENUS
#64 Craig MOORE
#74 Liam STEWART
#91 Nathan SALEM
#95 Jordan COWNIE