Ice hockey: Matty Davies hopes to retain GB place

Matty Davies
Matty Davies has scored nine goals for Hull Stingrays this season

Hull Stingrays captain Matty Davies says he is not guaranteed a place in the Great Britain squad despite his good form.

The 24-year-old forward, who has five caps, is the leading British points-scorer in the Elite League this season.

Great Britain named former Swindon Wildcats coach Peter Russell as their new coach on Tuesday.

"Hopefully I will get called up again but it comes down to personal opinion," he told BBC Radio Humberside.

"The new coach might not like the way I play and my style.

"Look at the Premier League at the moment, Harry Kane might not get an England call-up even though some people will say he definitely should.

"All I can do is my job and keep producing for the Stingrays."

The Stingrays are currently seventh in the Elite League after 27 games of the 52-game season.

Davies believes the team are capable of getting to the Final Four weekend at the end of the season.

"I'd like us to end the season comfortably in the play-offs and with a shot at the Conference too," he said.

"The second half of the season is always tougher and we need to kick on.

"The best weekend of my career is when we made the Final Four weekend [in 2012]. That is the aim and if you make it there then you never know what will happen."

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