Forward Robert Dowd has been presented with a cap to honour his 75th Great Britain appearance ahead of this evening’s game with Sweden in the World Championship in Finland.

A short ceremony took place in the dressing room at the Nokia Arena in Tampere, led by GB General Manager Andy Buxton and Ice Hockey UK General Secretary Andy French.

Dowd made his debut at the 2008 World Championship Division 1 Group B tournament in Innsbruck, Austria and becomes only the 11th player in GB history to reach the 75-cap milestone.

Buxton said: “Any player who gets to 75 caps has given truly exceptional service to our national team and Dowdy should be incredibly proud of his achievement.

“To be one of just 11 people in well over 100 years is a very special club to belong to and we thank him for all he has contributed to the Great Britain team over the past 14 years.”