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Team GB Logo Great Britain Women have named their captaincy team for the World Championship Division 2 Group A, which gets under way in Gangneung tomorrow.

Leanne Ganney will captain the side with the assistants being Saffron Allen, Lauren Summers and Katie Henry.

Saffron Allen, Katie Henry, Leanne Ganney and Lauren Summers.  Photo by Karl Denham. "It's a honour. It's always very special to pull on a GB shirt, let alone captain the team," said Ganney.

"The girls make it even more of an honour as they are such a great group. They help me along the way, it's amazing."

GB start the six-team tournament tomorrow with a game against top seeds Netherlands.

"I expect a physical and strong game," continued Ganney. "They are very strong girls.

"I think our speed will help us in the game. We are a very quick team."

GB Women against Netherlands gets under way at 4:30pm local time (8:30am in the UK).

There's full-match commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.

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