GBR v POL

Game Review

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Ben O’Connor’s overtime goal secured Great Britain a 3-2 victory over Poland at the Skydome.

It was the second of two international matches between the two sides this weekend.

Poland had taken the honours on Saturday night with a winner 11 seconds from the end of overtime at the National Ice Centre.

GB took the lead at the Skydome through Robert Farmer (13:40) as he scored his second goal of the weekend when he fired a backhand shot into the corner.

Poland levelled in the second period at 37:57 through Mikolaj Lopuski’s close-range finish after a goalmouth scramble.

Mateusz Bepierszcz’s powerplay backhand finish high past Stevie Lyle put Poland ahead at 51:16, before Jonathan Weaver’s strike from the blueline on the powerplay (56:50) took the game to overtime.

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And it was another powerplay goal that won the game as O’Connor went high on Kamil Kasowski to win the game at 62:57.

Coach, Pete Russell, said: “I thought we were very tight as a team and worked well defensively.

“We had a good two games and I am especially pleased with tonight.

“Poland are from the division above and it was a great to get two intense games with such a big week coming up.

“We have taken a lot from the games, as we did last year, and now we will undergo our final preparations for Zagreb.”

Weaver_celebration

GB scoring
Farmer 1+2, O’Connor 1+1, Weaver 1, Tait +1

GB netminding
Stevie Lyle – 31 shots, 29 saves

Shots on goal
First period – GB 10, Poland 8
Second period – GB 10, Poland 11
Third period – GB 9, Poland 11
Overtime – GB 2, Poland 1
Total – GB 31, Poland 31

Powerplay
GB 2/5
Poland 1/5

Photo credit: Scott Wiggins

GBvPoland

Details

Date Face Off Season
April 10, 2016 5:15 pm 2016

Venue

Coventry, United Kingdom

Results

Team1st2nd3rdPSOTGoalsOutcome
GBR101313Win
POL01122Loss