The 1962 Ice Hockey World Championship was placed under threat before it even began because of severe political unrest.

When action finally got under way, Great Britain and Australia both created national history and Sweden fashioned their own piece of iconic hockey history.

The performance of GB in the 2019 IIHF World Championship will go down in the history books and shall be a long time remembered.

It was the first time Great Britain had competed in the top tier of World Championship hockey in 25 years and just the third time in the nation’s history.

The 1994 campaign was largely forgettable. A roster jam-packed with dual nationalities, the oldest in the tournament, were dominated in all five outings, out-scored 44-7 and unceremoniously relegated.

What is rarely spoken or written about is the 1962 GB team.

Click here to read Mark Rackham’s article about the team of 1962.