There’s an exciting weekend ahead for Great Britain as they take on Lithuania in two international challenge matches ahead of next week’s World Championship.
The sides meet in Milton Keynes on Saturday (7pm) and then go head-to-head again in Coventry’s Skydome on Sunday (5:15pm).
Next week, GB will travel to Budapest for the Division I Group A tournament and will face hosts Hungary, along with Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland and Slovenia, for their first return to ice hockey’s second tier since 2013.
Lithuania are hosting the Division 1 Group B tournament in Kaunas, with both IIHF tournaments getting under way on 22nd April.
GB and Lithuania are no strangers to each other and have met at the previous four World Championship tournaments, with Lithuania winning in 2014 and 2015, while GB have won the past two games in 2016 and 2017.
Lithuania announced their squad last week and two former NHL superstars, Dainius Zubrus and Darius Kasparaitis, will be on their roster.
Previous meetings since 2007
2017 WC Div 1B in Belfast, Northern Ireland W 5-2 Shields, J. Phillips, Mosey, Farmer, O’Connor
2016 WC Div 1B in Zagreb, Croatia W 8-0 J. Phillips, Tait, Venus, Lachowicz, O’Connor, Boxill, Cowley, Shields
2015 WC Div 1B in Eindhoven, Netherlands L 2-3 Garside, Cowley
2014 WC Div 1B in Vilnius, Lithuania L 1-2 Dowd
2011 WC Div 1B in Kyiv, Ukraine W 5-2 Myers, O’Connor, Longstaff, Clarke, Neilson
2007 WC Div 1B in Ljubljana, Slovenia L 2-3 Watkins, Richardson
GB v Lithuania ticket prices
Adult – £18
Under 16 – £10
16-18 – £13
Senior (60+) – £13
NUS Extra – £13
Family (2 adult/2 children) – £47
To buy tickets for GB against Lithuania at Planet Ice Arena Milton Keynes, visit the box office in person, click here or telephone 01908 540020. Away seating is in block nine.
To buy tickets for GB against Lithuania at the Skydome in Coventry, visit the Skydome box office in person, click here or call 02476 630693. Away seating is in bock eight.