NETMINDER Renny Marr has been named in Scotland’s Under-19 squad for the EIHA Conference in Shefield next month.
Head coach Steven Lynch has named the Blaze player in his 25-man squad which consists of a variety of players from different leagues who will take on their English counterparts in the showpiece game.
This year’s international takes place on April 29 at ice Sheffield and Scotland will be hoping to regain the Frank Dempster Bowl following last year’s 4-1 defeat.
Lynch believes he has the best Scotland Under 19s team at his disposal as he plots to avenge last year’s loss to England.
He said: “We’ve got players that have picked up Elite League experience, with Renny Marr at Coventry Blaze and Tyler Plews played often for Edinburgh Capitals this season.
“We’ve got a lot of younger players as well, including three players who have made the British Under 18 team and another two or three that were on the reserve list.
“There are also guys a little older, faster with more skill that we’ll be leaning on that have been there, done it and know what to expect so they’ll help out the new lads coming in.
“My co-coach Scott Plews, assistant coach Iain Robertson and I are going into the game very optimistic. We’re not cocky or overconfident but with great hope we can come out with a victory at the end of this game.
“The one that stands out for what we have this year is the depth in our squad, as opposed to one or two special individuals.
“We’ve never really had that and Scotland Under 19’s have had one or two lines that can always compete and perhaps struggled in depth.
“This year, we’ve got four lines we can put on the ice that can do that this year and we’re looking forward to seeing it in action.”
Conference Weekend starts on April 30 and runs to May 2 and teams taking part range from Under-11, Under-13, Under-15 and Under-17 coming from Scotland plus the four English conferences – Northern, Midlands, South East and South West.
A three day pass is £20 adults £10 children, while day tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children.