Great Britain will face Denmark twice in May as part of their preparations for the World Championship in Finland.

After going head-to-head at the Skydome in Coventry on Saturday 7th May (7pm), the two sides will do battle at Nottingham’s National Ice Centre the following day, Sunday 8th May (4pm).

For the first time since Britain returned to the world’s elite, GB and Denmark are not in the same group and Pete Russell’s side will face Belarus, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Sweden and the USA in Group B of the World Championship in Tampere later in May.

Russell said: “Denmark are quality opposition for us to prepare for this year’s World Championship.

“We will have a shortened camp this year because of the week’s delay to the Elite League season and so two games against one of the best teams in the world is important.

“We matched-up well against them last year and are looking forward to seeing what we can do in back-to-back games on home ice.”

The two sides will renew acquaintances for the first time since last year’s thrilling meeting at the World Championship in Latvia.

Ben O’Connor and Mike Hammond were on target for GB, but the Danes won the game 3-2 after overtime.

Denmark are currently ranked four places above GB in 12th in the IIHF world rankings.

Ticket details and prices for the games in Coventry and Nottingham will be announced shortly.