Good luck to Jonathan Phillips, Ben O’Connor, Robert Dowd, Dave Phillips and Liam Kirk as Team GB play their first exhibition game tonight (Saturday) in Milton Keynes and tomorrow (Sunday) in Coventry against Lithuania.
Team GB Media Release from Ben O’Connor – plus Ticket Information.
Ice Hockey UK press release
Defenceman Ben O’Connor says there’s a real sense of anticipation at Great Britain’s training camp in Coventry as preparations continue for next week’s World Championship in Budapest.
A 28-man squad has undergone two on-ice sessions a day ahead of two matches with Lithuania this weekend.
The two sides meet in Milton Keynes this evening (7pm) before going head-to-head in Coventry’s Skydome tomorrow (5:15pm).
The squad will then be cut to a 23-man roster to to represent Great Britain at the Division I Group A tournament in Hungary.
“Every GB training camp is always intense but this one feels even more so,” said the Sheffield Steelers blueliner.
“The carrot being dangled is a place on the roster at a second-tier World Championship playing some of the best nations in the world.
“There’s a fantastic atmosphere around the camp and it is great to back with the GB boys.”
GB’s World Championship campaign gets under way in Budapest a week on Sunday against Slovenia.
They will also face Kazakhstan, Poland, Italy and Hungary in the six-team tournament, with the top two teams being promoted to the top flight of the World Championship.
GB v Lithuania ticket prices
Family (2 adult/2 children) – £47
To buy tickets for GB against Lithuania at Planet Ice Arena Milton Keynes, visit the box office in person, click here http://iceaccount.co.uk/events/tickets_select?embed=1&client_id=16 or telephone 01908 540020. Away seating is in block nine.
To buy tickets for GB against Lithuania at the Skydome in Coventry, visit the Skydome box office in person, click here http://iceaccount.co.uk/events/tickets_select?embed=1&client_id=7 or call 02476 630693. Away seating is in bock eight.