Ice Tech UK have extended their sponsorship with Great Britain and Ice Hockey UK.

The company will be the helmet sponsor for GB at this year’s World Championship in Switzerland in May.

It’s a second successive season in the top flight for Pete Russell’s side and this year they will come up against Germany, Slovakia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Canada, Sweden and Belarus in Lausanne.

Ice Tech UK are the country’s leading supplier of new ice hockey rinks and the market leader for the refurbishment of existing ice rinks.

Andy French, Ice Hockey UK general secretary, said: “We are proud and thrilled to be linking up with Ice Tech UK once again.

“They are now a long-term sponsor for Ice Hockey UK and the Great Britain national programme and it great to have them with us again.

“I’d like to thank Mark for his continued support of ice hockey in the UK.”

Mark Nelson, senior partner at Ice Tech UK, said: “Ice Tech UK are delighted and proud to continue its support of GB at this year’s World Championship.

“Continued growth of the sport in the UK is of significant importance to our ice rink industry.

“As a company, we are making strides to develop new ice rink facilities. Our latest success story is the Cambridge Ice Arena which is now the new home to seven ice hockey clubs.

“GB’s presence at the World Championship assists in raising the profile of the sport and helps to develop grass-roots participation.

“We wish the team every success in May and look forward to seeing them repeat the heroics of their 2019 tournament.”