December 20, 2021
Aspray Glasgow West sponsored Glasgow Clan defenseman Liam Stenton captained the Great Britain Under 20’s team to a bronze medal in the World Championships.
The 20-year-old, who is on a two-way deal with Solway Sharks, scored two points through the course of the week as GB ended the group in third place.
But after a bright start to the week with victories over Spain and Lithuania, it ended in disappointment as they lost to Korea then hosts Romania before ending the campaign with a 3-2 loss to Italy, who eventually won Division II Group A.
in meciul de hochei pe gheata dintre Marea Britanie U20 si Lituania U20, din cadrul Campionatului Mondial de Tineret U20, Divizia II, Seria A, desfasurat in Patinoarul Olimpic din Brasov, marti 14 decembrie 2021. © PHOTO:Razvan Pasarica/SPORT PICTURES
Coach Martin Grubb, who also coaches Solway, preferred to reflect on the positives of the week.
“We only had two guys on our team who had experienced winning a medal and four who had played at a World Championship before,” he told Ice Hockey UK.
“Add in the pandemic and even the uncertainty about traveling to Romania, we at least were able to win a medal.
“Although we are disappointed at the colour, the players will learn and grow from this experience.”
Photos by Razvan Pasarica