Ice hockey: Stevie Lyle added to GB squad for Poland games

Stevie Lyle
Stevie Lyle started his career with Cardiff Devils

Swindon Wildcats' Welsh netminder Stevie Lyle has been called up to the Great Britain squad to play Poland.

Cardiff-born Lyle, 36, replaces the injured Stephen Murphy for the matches in Nottingham on Saturday and Coventry on Sunday.

Head coach Pete Russell said: "It is disappointing to lose Stephen Murphy again and he will be missed.

"But Stevie Lyle is a very experienced goalie and has done it time and time again for GB."

GB begin their training camp in Coventry on Wednesday.

Russell said the 75-times capped Lyle's experience will be invaluable.

"He led us to a win over Serbia in February and he still has the ability to play at a high level," he added.