O’CONNOR WINS DEFENCEMAN AWARD

Great Britain’s Ben O’Connor has been named as the Defenceman of the Tournament at the World Championship (Division 1B) in Zagreb.

O’Connor, who had the most points for a d-man in the six-team group, finished with eight points (1+7) in five matches and was GB’s leading points-scorer.

He was the tournament’s second-highest points-scorer behind Robert Rooba of Estonia, who finished with four goals and four assists for his eight points in five games.

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