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Great Britain announce squad for game against KHL side Dinamo Riga

With Great Britain returning to the top division of the IIHF World Championships for the first time since 1994, they’re embarking on an elaborate course of preparation for the competition in May, with their first test coming against Dinamo Riga next month.

On February 6th, GB will play host to the Latvian side who play in the Kontinental Hockey League, in the first of five games before the World Championships.

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RUMOUR: GB to face three KHL sides ahead of World Championships

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.

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Liam Kirk highlights GB U20 roster for Division 2A World Juniors

Peterborough Petes forward Liam Kirk has been named by Slava Koulikov ahead of their World Junior Championship tournament in Estonia.

Great Britain will take on the hosts Estonia as well as South Korea, Lithuania, Romania and Spain at the week long tournament in Tallinn that starts on January 13th.

Koulikov spoke about his selections by saying “I think we have a very strong squad and we have strength all across the ice.

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Great Britain find out schedule ahead of next years World Championships


When Great Britain entered last years World Championships in Division 1A, it was expected they wouldn’t remain in the same group once the tournament is done.

What wasn’t expected would be the reason they were no longer a Division 1A team was because they managed to get promoted and return to the top flight for the first time since the early 90s, but that’s exactly what Neil Russell and his GB side managed to do.

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GB success and moves for Kirk and O’Connor represent bigger picture for British Hockey

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.

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