Great Britain’s players have undergone their first training session in Coventry ahead of the World Championship in Latvia.
The team were put through their paces at the Skydome this evening and will have two sessions tomorrow and one on Friday to round-off the first week of camp.
Most of the team iced in the recent five-week Elite Series at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, which has been an invaluable part of GB’s preparations.
GB netminder Ben Bowns will be doing a regular video blog from the camp – look out for his news and views on the GB Twitter account.
VIDEO…@bownsy21 from the Bedroom – day 1
GB netminder Ben Bowns will be bringing you a regular video blog from the training camp in Coventry which got under way today.
The boys met this afternoon, were taught the covid protocols and had their first training session. pic.twitter.com/Sw0k5Pzk2A
— Team GB Ice Hockey (@TeamGBicehockey) May 5, 2021
The 16-team top-level World Championship runs from 21st May to 6th June and is split into two groups of eight in Riga.
GB will be based at the Olympic Sports Centre in Group A and will start against Russia on 22nd May, before facing Slovakia the following day.
Denmark are the opponents on 25th May and this will be followed by a match-up with Belarus the next day.
After taking-on Sweden on 28th May, GB meet the Czech Republic on 29th May and complete the group stage on 1st June against Switzerland.
Group B – located at Arena Riga – consists of hosts Latvia, as well as Canada, Finland, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Norway and the USA.