Great Britain play their third game at the World Championship Division I Group A with a match against Lithuania at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham this evening (19:30 face-off).
GB have won their opening two matches at the tournament as Saturday’s 4-0 victory over Korea as followed by Sunday’s 5-4 overtime success against Poland.
Lithuania come into the game on the back of two losses, 7-0 to Poland and 3-2 to Romania.
GB have a fully-fit 22-player squad so will ice their full line-up for this evening’s encounter.
GB won 5-2 when the sides last met in the 2017 World Championship Division I Group B in Belfast.
Colin Shields gave GB an early lead but Lithuania hit back within 31 seconds through Arnoldas Bosas.
Jonathan Phillips tipped in Paul Swindlehurst’s shot, while Evan Mosey stole the puck on the blueline and danced into the zone, beating two players, to fire low for his third goal of the tournament.
Ugnius Cizas closed the deficit for Lithuania early in the third session, but Ben O’Connor fired through the five-hole from the slot to secure a 5-2 victory.
2007 World Championship – Lost 2-3
2011 World Championship – Won 5-2
2014 World Championship – Lost 1-2
2015 World Championship – Lost 2-3
2016 World Championship – Won 8-0
2017 World Championship – Won 5-2
Live on Viaplay Xtra
You can follow the game live on Viaplay Xtra with Aaron Murphy and former GB player Paul Adey.
Viaplay Xtra is available on Sky channel 420 and Virgin 553.
World Championship Division I Group A – Great Britain results and schedule
Saturday 29th April: Korea 0-4 Great Britain – Goals: Lake, Dowd, Neilson, Kirk
Sunday 30th April: Great Britain 5-4 Poland (overtime) – Goals: J. Phillips, Neilson, Kirk, Hammond, Lake
Tuesday 2nd May: Great Britain v Lithuania – 19:30
Wednesday 3rd May: Great Britain v Romania – 19:30
Friday 5th May: Italy v Great Britain – 19:30