Corey back with GB coaching staff

Corey back with GB coaching staff

Great Britain have appointed Corey Neilson as an assistant coach. The 39-year-old Canadian joins coach Pete Russell and his other assistant coach Tommy Watkins. Russell said: "It is great to have Corey back with Great Britain. He has a real passion to be involved and I trust him, which is really important. "He is very calm and that can only add to the dymanic of coaching team - and I know he will do whatever it takes to help us be successful. "Corey is one of the most successful coaches in the UK in the last 10 years - and he is standout in terms of developing British players at an Elite level." Neilson added:"I am looking forward to rejoining the GB set-up, Great Britain is a real passion of mine. "Developing British players is something I really get satisfaction from and I cannot wait to get involved with GB again. I am excited to be working with the coaching staff, management and players. "I have a lot of respect for Pete and Tommy - and I am looking forward to working with them both. I have known Pete a long time and we have a great chemistry." GB will host next year's World Championship (Division 1B) with the tournament taking place at The SSE Arena, home of Elite League side Belfast Giants.