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The second trial took place last weekend as part of the process to send an under-16 men’s team to the 2024 Winter Youth Olympic Games in South Korea.

Previously, only individual athletes have represented GB at the Games but with the men’s IIHF world ranking, it means Britain are sending a team to the prestigious tournament for the first time.

The format – first used at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland – sees three-on-three cross-ice matches taking place simultaneously.

The players were put through their paces at the Ozone Rink and undertook a one-hour powerskate, as well an hour of skills training which was followed by a 60-minute game.

Players were tested on their edge work, cognitive skills, explosive speed and quick-break game situations.

The netminders received a one-hour goalie-specific session and were tested on their skating, crease movements and recoveries

Off the ice, they received an excellent presentation from Colin Booth from MG1 Elite Performance

Head Coach, Danny Meyers, said: “I challenged the players from the last camp to improve their edge work and to embrace the new format of three-on-three and was pleased to see how these areas had developed.

“The squad will be cut by 28 players and a further two goalies and so the margins are extremely slim.

“The players have been advised that if they aren’t invited to the next trial that it doesn’t mean we think they are not good enough, it just highlights that they have areas they need to improve on in order to get back in the three-on-three squad.”