Queen Bee Kim is really buzzing after GB ice hockey call-ups

Kim Lane. Photo supplied
Kim Lane. Photo supplied
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A rising ice hockey star could be representing her country on the international stage three times in as many months.

Crowland-based teenager Kim Lane has been selected in the Great Britain Under 18 squad for their World Championship competition in Poland next week.

Lane will line up at this level for the third successive year when the national party travel to Katowice in Poland to face the host nation, China, Denmark, Italy and Kazhakstan.

And she has also been named in the preliminary Great Britian senior Women’s squad for international challenge clashes in Holland during February ahead of their World Championship Division 2A event in Scotland from March 30 to April 5.

The senior squad will face opposition from Croatia, Kazhakstan, South Korea, New Zealand and Poland at the Dumfries Ice Bowl.

Lane said: “It is my last year in the Under 18s and I really believe we have a chance of bringing home a medal after being relegated to this level last year.

“I’m really looking forward to going to Holland with the senior squad next month to play against the Dutch team.

“I’m very honoured to make the team being a young player and it will be great experience to play with the best female players in the country.

“The final squad for the World Championship hasn’t been chosen yet and hopefully I will make it. If not this year, I am determined to do it in the future.”

Lane, whose brother Dan is a regular netminder for Peterborough Islanders and occasional member of the Phantoms roster, plays her club hockey for the Bracknell Queen Bees.