The countdown to the World Championships is officially underway for Great Britain, returning to the top Division for the first time since 1994 got their preparation underway with a meeting against KHL side Dinamo Riga.
It’s an unusual route towards an international tournament, Great Britain showed a lot of promise ahead of the tournament in May against a club side that had a lot more team chemistry than the Brits who have all come from different teams in a short space of time to come together and play in front of a packed Skydome in Coventry, that had a surprisingly large number of fans in support of the visitors, making it almost as though it was an away game for Great Britain.
Continue reading Fantastic performance by GB in 3 – 1 win over Dinamo Riga
For the first time in a long time, Great Britain’s ice hockey team will be taking on some of the best nations in the sport at the World Championships, after earning back-to-back promotions from Division 1B to 1A and now to the top group for the first time since 1994.
In May, the final squad will fly out to Slovakia for the tournament where they’ll face the likes of Canada, USA and Finland.
Preparation for the tournament will be key to help GB defy expectations and avoid relegation, and tonight the first preparation game gets underway in a big fixture as Great Britain take on Kontinental Hockey League side Dinamo Riga of Latvia.
Continue reading GB V KHL – Getting to know Dinamo Riga
There’s some rumblings on social media regarding how the Great Britain National Team are to prepare for the 2019 IIHF World Championships that take place next spring in Slovakia.
According to a couple of reports, three Kontinental Hockey League teams will take on the GB National Side, with at least one of the games to take place in Sheffield, but all three games will be in the UK.
Continue reading RUMOUR: GB to face three KHL sides ahead of World Championships
This weekend the news broke that Ben O’Connor’s contract with KHL club Barys Astana had been abandoned by newly appointed management with a desire to take the club in a “new direction”. Ben and his family now look to rearrange plans already in place for their move to Kazakhstan.
Continue reading What’s next for Ben O’Connor?
With new management coming into effect at KHL club Barys Astana, has also come the termination of Team GB defender Ben O’Connor’s contract.
Continue reading O’Connor’s KHL contract terminated
The UK Hockey scene has almost unanimously celebrated success and congratulated individuals over the last few weeks, and quite rightly so.
Just a year after Great Britain earned promotion from Division 1B of the IIHF World Championships and moved up to Division 1A, even the biggest optimist couldn’t have predicted what happened next.
Continue reading GB success and moves for Kirk and O’Connor represent bigger picture for British Hockey