Great Britain meet the USA this afternoon in their fourth game at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in Finland.

The two sides go head-to-head the Nokia Arena in Tampere at 16:20 (14:20 UK time).

GB go into the game on the back of Tuesday’s 6-0 defeat by Sweden, while the USA have had two days off following their 4-1 defeat by hosts Finland on Monday.

Team news
Great Britain have a fully-fit 25-man squad to choose from for their second game against the USA in four years.

Mark Richardson makes his 98th appearance and becomes the most-capped GB defenceman of all-time.

Defencemen Jon Merrill is set to make his first senior USA appearance.

He trained for the first time yesterday after arriving in Tampere on Tuesday evening.

Recent meeting
Great Britain and the USA met at the 2019 World Championship in Kosice, Slovakia.

Mike Hammond, Brett Perlini and Ben Davies scored for GB, but USA won 6-3 in the Group A match in the Steel Arena.

GB record v USA
D3 L5
1924 Olympic Games – Lost 0-11
1936 Olympic Games – Drew 0-0
1938 World Championship – Drew 1-1
1948 World Championship – Lost 3-4 (Unofficial game as USA disqualified
1950 World Championship – Lost 2-3
1951 World Championship – Drew 0-0
1962 World Championship – Lost 2-12
2019 World Championship – Lost 3-6

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.

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

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