GB U20S ALL SET FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CAMPAIGN

Great Britain U20s begin their Under-20s World Championship Division II Group A campaign this evening as they face Lithuania U20s in Tallinn.

GB will also face hosts Estonia, as well as Korea, Romania and Spain, in the six-team group at the Tondiraba Ice Hall.

Lithuania were relegated from Division I Group B last season, while GB won the bronze medal in Division II Group A on home ice in Dumfries.

Britain go into the tournament on the back of victories over Korea (8-1) and Spain (6-3) in challenge matches this week.

U20s head coach, Slava Koulikov, said: “We have had an excellent few days of preparations and everyone is very focused.

“The two warm-up games were not just about getting the results, but trying tactics and line combinations and the coaching staff took a lot from the games.

“We’ve also had some excellent training sessions and we are well prepared for the week ahead.

“The boys and the staff are excited to get going for real against Lithuania.”

All of GB U20s’ World Championship games will be shown on free-to-air television in the UK on FreeSports.

FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and on Freesat Channel 252.

Great Britain U20s World Championship schedule (all face-offs listed as UK time)
Sunday 13th January: GB U20s v Lithuania U20s – 6pm LIVE
Monday 14th January: Korea U20s v GB U20s – 2:30pm LIVE
Wednesday 16th January: GB U20s v Estonia U20s – 6pm (Delayed FreeSports coverage at 10:30pm after live EIHL game)
Thursday 17th January: Romania U20s v GB U20s – 2:30pm LIVE
Saturday 19th January: GB U20s v Spain U20s – 11am LIVE