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Great Britain forward Louise Adams has announced her retirement from ice hockey.

The 27-year-old made 50 appearances for GB, one of only nine women’s players to reach a half-century of caps.

Adams made her full international debut against Denmark in April 2012 when the UK hosted the Women’s World Championship Division I Group B in Hull.

She helped GB to promotion in her final tournament at the 2022 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A in Spain.

Adams scored three goals in four matches in Jaca, including in the final-day showdown with Latvia as GB secured the gold medal with a 4-0 victory.

“Ice hockey has provided me with endless opportunities, great memories and lifelong friendships across the years – and GB has always been at the heart of that,” said Adams.

“To be able to play internationally for my country for so many years is the biggest honour.

“I want to thank the girls in the squad, Mike, and his coaching team for making the past few years so successful and enjoyable to be part of.”

Head Coach, Mike Clancy, said: “I’m super fortunate to have had the privilege to have worked with Louise over the short period of time I’ve been involved with the GB programme.

“I’ve made it clear it’s not a closed door this end and, if circumstances were to change, Louise knows she would be welcome in whatever that capacity might be.

“Louise was an exceptional player, completely coachable, a character in the room and a leader within the team. She’s spent time with Ozone developing her coaching skills and continues to add valuable experience to both male and female athletes.

“I’d like to thank Lou personally for engaging with the GB programme, bringing her energy and character and supporting the overall plan.”