Great Britain face Sweden this evening in their third game at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in Finland.

GB go into the game on the back of Sunday afternoon thrilling 4-3 penalty-shot defeat by Norway where Pete Russell’s side came from 3-0 down to tie the game in the third period.

Sweden are two from two in the tournament so far with victories over Austria (3-1) and Czechia (5-3).

Team news
GB have a fully-fit 25-man roster to choose from and will name their 22-player matchday squad ahead of face-off.

Robert Dowd wins his 75th cap, becoming only the 11th player in GB history to reach the milestone.

Sweden have started the tournament with a short roster in the anticipation of NHL players joining them later in the tournament.

Having started with a minimum roster of 15 skaters and two goalies, the Swedes added forwards Nils Aman and Oskar Lang of Leksands IF at the weekend and yesterday called-up defenceman Jonathan Pudas.

Recent meeting
The two sides met at last year’s World Championship in Latvia with Sweden winning 4-1 at the Olympic Sports Centre in Riga.

Liam Kirk scored his fifth goal of the tournament and Matthew Myers was named captain for the game on the special occasion of his 100th cap.

GB record v Sweden
W4 L6

1924 Olympic Games – Won 4-3
1928 Olympic Games – Lost 1-3
1932 European Championship – Lost 1-4
1936 Olympic Games – Won 1-0
1938 World Championship – Won 3-2
1948 Olympic Games – Lost 3-4
1950 World Championship – Won 5-4
1951 World Championship – Lost 1-5
1962 World Championship – Lost 0-17
2021 World Championship – Lost 1-4

How to follow the game 
There’s live coverage on FreeSports. Commentary will come from six-time Olympic broadcaster Aaron Murphy and former GB forward Paul Adey who won 55 caps between 1995 and 2001, scoring 28 goals and contributing 24 assists for 52 points.

FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and via the FreeSports Player.

GB social media
Twitter: @TeamGBicehockey
Facebook: @greatbritainicehockey
Instagram: @teamgbicehockey
TikTok: @gbicehockey

Live scoring
Click here for live scoring and statistics on the IIHF website.