GB U20S WIN BRONZE AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN TALLINN

Great Britain U20s have won the bronze medal at the Under-20s World Championship Division II Group A in Tallinn.

Hosts Estonia U20s, who had already won gold before the final day, were 9-1 winners over Romania U20s, who had to settle for fourth place.

Lithuania take home the silver medal after a 7-1 victory over Korea U20s, who are relegated.

The first game of the day saw GB thrash Spain U20s 7-2 for their third victory of the tournament.

Head coach, Slava Koulikov, said: “Our ultimate aim was obviously gold but it did not turn out that way.

“We had some ups and downs in the tournament but the good times were very, very good indeed.

“We scored 30 goals in five games and at times were untouchable, but the defeat to Estonia cost us dear.

“I am pleased for the lads that they take a medal home with them and we can build on this for the future.”