Great Britain face Norway in their second game at the IIHF World Championship in Finland.

GB got their Group B campaign under way yesterday with a spirited performance against Czechia in a 5-1 defeat. Ben Lake scored Britain’s goal in the third period.

Norway had a day off yesterday following their opening-night 5-0 defeat by hosts Finland.

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.

Nineteen of Norway’s 25-man roster have had previous World Championship experience.

Their roster is made up largely of players from the domestic Ligaen, but there are also six who play in Sweden, two play in Germany and one each in Finland, Switzerland, Slovakia and the United States.

Recent meetings
Great Britain and Norway last met in two internationals games in the UK in November 2016.

Norway won 2-1 in Nottingham with Robert Farmer scoring GB’s goal.

The following night in Cardiff, Norway won 4-2 with both of GB’s goals coming from Jack Prince.

GB record v Norway 
P16 W4 L11 D1
1938 World Championship – Won 8-0
1950 World Championship – Won 2-0
1950 World Championship – Won 4-3
1951 World Championship – Lost 3-4
1961 World Championship – Won 3-2
1962 World Championship – Lost 2-12
1963 World Championship – Lost 2-9
1966 World Championship – Lost 2-12
1973 World Championship – Lost 3-11
1994 World Championship – Lost 2-5
1998 World Championship – Lost 3-4
1999 World Championship Pool A Qualifier – Lost 1-2
2002 World Championship – Lost 1-2
2003 World Championship – Lost 2-3
2004 World Championship – Drew 4-4
2005 World Championship – Lost 3-8

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