Forward Brendan Brooks says Great Britain’s gold medal-winning roster are “such a special group of guys”.

GB will play in the top flight of world ice hockey next year for the first time since 1994 after a Robert Farmer goal 15 seconds before the end of regulation time secured them the point they needed for promotion.

Britain had trailed the game 2-0 with 10 minutes to go but Robert Dowd’s goal was followed by a penalty-shot save by Ben Bowns before Farmer’s low shot trickled in to send GB into dreamland.

“This is just so amazing and words can not describe how I am feeling right now,” said the Braehead Clan forward.

“We are all great friends on and off the ice – and I think that shows with how well we have done this week.

“We never know when we are beaten and this was the best comeback of my career.

“To be going to the top level of the World Championship and play teams like Canada and Sweden is just out of this world.”

Brooks is pictured with Braehead Clan team-mate Zach Sullivan. Photo credit: Dean Woolley.