Defenceman Ben O’Connor makes his 75th appearance for Great Britain in this afternoon’s match with Latvia in the World Championship in Tampere.

He was presented with a special cap in the dressing room in a presentation led by GB General Manager Andy Buxton and Ice Hockey UK General Secretary Andy French.

O’Connor is the 12th player and only fourth defenceman to be presented with a silver cap for reaching 75 appearances.

The 33-year-old made his first GB appearance in the Olympic Qualifiers in November 2008, before making his World Championship debut in the 2009 World Championship Division 1 Group B in Poland.