Great Britain face Italy in an international match at the Skydome in Coventry this evening (7:30pm) as part of their final preparations for the World Championship in Finland.
GB come into the game on the back of two matches at the weekend against the world’s 10th-ranked side Denmark, while Italy have been training at their base at the Skydome in Coventry,
The two sides met in Milton Keynes on Thursday and the Italians won 3-1 with Ross Venus scoring for GB.
Both sides will name their final rosters shortly ahead of face-off this evening.
With the addition of Joe Hazeldine and Ross Venus last week, GB have 27 players at training camp.
Italy have brought a 28-man squad with them to the UK, including Cardiff Devils forward Brandon McNally and Sheffield Steelers forward Tommaso Traversa.
Around the Rink
There’s plenty of chances to win this evening with the 50-50 raffle for £1 and the shirt off the back of a GB player of your choice, again for £1 a ticket.
The Chuck a Puck takes place in the second intermission. Land your puck closest to Leo the Lion and you could win the one-off special jersey Leo is wearing tonight. There’s also GB memorabilia to win for the second, third and fourth prizes. Pucks are £1 each, three for £2 or eight for £5.
There’s also the special souvenir matchnight programme on sale at £3 with an in-depth look at everything Great Britain. There’s features on both of this week’s opponents Denmark and Italy, a review of last year’s World Championship in Latvia, an in-depth interview on Ben Bowns and reflection and photos from GB Women’s gold medal-winning World Championship campaign in Spain last month.
SMP Europe have provided thunder sticks and these are on sale for £2 a set or three sets for £5. They are also available online by clicking here.
GB will once again be wearing the dazzling SMP Europe Breast Cancer Charity warm-up shirts. These can be purchased here.
And there’s plenty of merchandise all around the arena. There’s something for everyone, so you won’t be disappointed.