Great Britain play their sixth game at the IIHF World Championship in Finland as they face Latvia at 16:20 (14:20 UK time).
Latvia come into the Group B encounter in the Nokia Arena in Tampere on the back of Friday’s 4-3 victory over Austria after a penalty shootout to leave them with four points from six matches.
GB have a point from their opening five games. Their second match of the tournament against Norway saw them come from 3-0 down in the third period to tie the game, before losing in penalty shots.
GB will name their 22-player matchday roster ahead of face-off, with defenceman Ben O’Connor set to reach the special milestone of 75 caps.
Latvia will have defenceman Kristjans Rubins in their line-up. The 24-year-old, who played three games for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season – joined up with the squad earlier this week after missing the first couple of matches.
Congratulations to @Oconnor81ben81 who is set to become only the 12th player and 4th defenceman to be presented with a silver cap for reaching 75 caps for @TeamGBicehockey when 🇬🇧 take on Latvia in the World Championships today. Thank you for your fantastic service to 🇬🇧 hockey.
— Andy Buxton 🇬🇧 (@APBuxton) May 22, 2022
The two sides met in Riga during Olympic Qualifying for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
GB had won the previous round in Japan to secure a spot in the final qualifying round.
Eight of this year’s roster – Ben Bowns, Robert Dowd, Robert Lachowicz, Matthew Myers, Ben O’Connor, David Phillips, Jonathan Phillips and Mark Richardson – remain from the roster that faced Latvia February 2013.
Dowd and Craig Peacock were on target for GB in a 6-2 defeat.
GB record v Latvia
W3 D1 L4
1932 European Championship – Won 5-2
1935 World Championship – Won 5-1
1938 World Championship – Won 5-1
1993 Olympic Qualifiers – L 4-8
1995 World Championship – L 4-8
1996 World Championship – L 5-6
1999 World Championship Pool A Qualifier – D 0-0
2013 Olympic Qualifiers – L 2-6
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.
Click here for live scoring and statistics on the IIHF website.