GREAT BRITAIN U20S 3-1 SPAIN U20S

Great Britain Under-20s beat Spain Under-20s 3-1 in the second of two warm-up games ahead of the World Championship which begins in Brasov on Monday.

In a game shortened to two periods, Logan Neilson and Bradley Bowering gave GB a two-goal lead before Spain closed the deficit to one.

Jack Goodchild wrapped the game up with an empty-net goal as GB secured their second victory in as many days following last night’s 3-0 victory over Lithuania.

The two sides then played three-on-three overtime with Liam Steele scoring for GB, while Britain also won the penalty shootout that followed.

Assistant coach, Danny Meyers, said: “Overall, we can pleased with the two challenge games we’ve had.

“We got a powerplay goal tonight, no powerplay goals against over two games, conceded one goal overall and scored seven.

“What was encouraging was how the players weathered an early storm in tonight’s game and adjusted to eventually take over.

“We have two days of practice ahead of us now before the tournament starts Monday and we expect ourselves to get better each day.”

GB and Spain meet again on Monday when they play the first game of the 2022 Under-20 World Championship Division II Group A.

Britain then face Lithuania, Korea, Romania and Italy in the six-team group with the winners being promoted to Division I Group B.

GB U20s stats v Spain U20s: Neilson, Bowering, Goodchild 1. Ripley, Stenton +1.
Overtime: Steele 1, Howells +1.

GB U20s – World Championship schedule
Monday 13th December: GB U20s v Spain U20s – 13:00 face-off (11:00 UK)
Tuesday 14th December: GB U20s v Lithuania U20s – 13:00 face-off (11:00 UK)
Thursday 16th December: GB U20s v Korea U20s – 16:30 face-off (14:30 UK)
Friday 17th December: Romania U20s v GB U20s – 20:00 face-off (18:00 UK)
Sunday 19th December: Italy U20s v GB U20s – 16:30 face-off (14:30 UK)