KIRK NAMED ON ALL-STAR TEAM AND FINISHES AS JOINT-LEADING GOALSCORER

Great Britain forward Liam Kirk has finished as joint-leading goalscorer at this year’s World Championship in Latvia and was also named on the all-star team.

The 21-year-old scored seven goals in seven matches, which was the same tally as Andrew Mangiapane who was part of Canada’s gold medal-winning side as the Canadians beat Finland 3-2 in overtime in the final.

Kirk scored in GB’s opening games of the tournament against Russia and Slovakia.

He netted twice in Britain’s historic 4-3 victory over Belarus – their first regulation-time win at the top level since 1962.

After adding to his tally against Sweden, Kirk scored twice in GB’s final game against Switzerland.

Individual awards selected by the tournament directorate:
Best goalie: Cal Peterson (USA)
Best defenceman: Moritz Seider (GER)
Best forward: Peter Cehlarik (SVK)

Most valuable player selected by the media
Andrew Mangiapane (CAN)

All-Star Team selected by the media
GK: Jussi Olkinuora (FIN)
DE: Korbinian Holzer (GER)
DE: Moritz Seider (GER)
FW: Andrew Mangiapane (CAN)
FW: Conor Garland (USA)
FW: Liam Kirk (GBR)

Watch all of Kirk’s goals below on Ice Hockey UK TV in association with SMP Europe.