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WC 2015 Tampere Finland

Bronze Medal Game - 11/7/15 11.00 BST

Team GB 3 - Argentina 2

Team GB beat Argentina and take bronze medal

Team GB had a great start to this game and played with great control which stopped the Argentine's playing their run and gun style of hockey. At 3.54 on the clock Sam Jones put GB on the score board assisted by Karl Niamatali and Leigh Marrrow. This first goal was only the start of what was going to be a stellar night for GB's Karl Niamatali. The two teams traded penalties in the first period but neither team could capitalise on the man advantage.

With just over two minutes gone of the second period Karl Niamatali stepped up again putting one into the Argentine's net assisted by Nathan Finney and Lee Marrow. Shortly after the restart Argentina managed to get onto the scoreboard after a mistake behind the GB net gifted the Argentinians an easy goal. GB's Lee Marrow was on the wrong end of a poor refereeing call when an Argentine went down to the floor Lee was called for slashing when his stick was nowhere near the player, Team GB were able to kill off this penalty and go into the half time break with a 2 to 1 lead.

At 31.20 of the third period that man popped up again Karl Niamatali received a pass from Sam Jones and skated at speed down the wing whilst James Archer came down rink on the other side Karl passed the puck across rink and James Archer one timed into the Argentine net to make it 3-1, that was the score going into the fourth period however Argentina would start the last period on the powerplay with a weak call to Ben Lowe for slashing the Argentines were able to covert the powerplay into a score 13 seconds before it was due to over. Argentina decided to pull their netminder for an extra player with just over two minutes to go and this was after team GB had killed off another shorthanded stint, team GB discipline in not chasing the puck whilst the Argentine team were on either on the powerplay and when they had the extra skater was excellent . The game closed out with GB winning 3-2 and taking the bronze medal.

Richard Walsh Man of Match - Karl Niamatali voted hotest player of game by organisers

Going into this year's championship GB real mission was simple come home with the gold and gain promotion to the A pool for a third time, however two other teams have come to the fore in this championships firstly Latvia who GB lost to by a single goal in the group stage and when you consider that the Latvians had 7 of the A pool national ice team on their squad it was not a bad show but the Latvians were shown up later and eventually ended getting regulated along with Bulgaria and Austria The second team that has improved was Croatia who GB did not get the opportunity to face but went on to win the gold medal and promotion next year, they will have an extremely tough time in pool A unless they totally change their squad.

Team GB will look back and say “what if” as there were a few occasions when it could be said including their one goal loss to Latvia and a three goal lead over Australia, Team GB will take a lot of lessons away for this championships and come back stronger.

On a real positive note for this championships was the performance and integration of the three rookie players (Joey Ganley, Lee Marrow and Luke Forsyth) is was great that they all a managed to get on the scoresheet and its also great to see that there is a depth of talent out there in the UK that can still called upon.

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Assistant Coach Appointment

Team GB are pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Hehir as the assistant coach for Team GB, Simon played on and captained the team for seven years between 2003 and 2009 and is still the 2nd highest point scorer of all time for Team GB and the highest point scorer ever for a defence man.

His experience in both Inline and ice hockey will be invaluable in guiding the team to a successful championship.

 

World Championships 2014

Team GB vs Czech game time change's again

Due to Czech TV commitments Team GB's preliminary round game schedule has changed slightly, all the game have brought one hour forward so now GB's first game will be against last years A pool gold medal winners Team USA at 13.00 on the 1st of June, then it will be Slovakia @ 15.00 on the 2nd and then the hosts the Czech Republic @ 18.00 on the 3rd (this game will broadcast live throughout the Czech Republic on TV) All the games will also be broadcast free on the internet so make sure you follow the boys

Qualifiers

Latvia and Brasil are the two teams that will fill the final two slots in Pool B.

Many thanks go out from Team GB to Puckstop.com who have joined the Team GB family of sponsors in suppling practise jerseys and team attire for this years campaign without generous sponsors like Puckstop.com it becomes very costly for any player to represent his country.

GB team sponsorship with SThree continues

Recruitment company SThree have again agreed to sponsor the Great Britain team for the coming year, their continuing sponsorship is great news for the team as it means again that the players can concentrate on the job at hand and not have to think about any financial commitments.

News Archive

-2013 Game Reports

-2012 Game Reports

-2011 Game Reports

- 2010 Game Reports

-2009 Game Reports
- 2009 Roster Announced
- Great Britain Head to Slovakia aiming for Promotion

- 2008 Roster Announced
- New Coach Appointed - Assistant Coach Crawley promoted
- New Coach Sought as GB Team Amends Structure
- 2007 Recap (Game Reports, Stats, Photos)
- Exciting New Look for Team GB
- Revision Hockey Continue to Support GB
- Junior Called up
- D-Line Strike Gold - New Sponsor Adds Support to GB Team
- New Sponsor Making Tracks - Promising new band back GB
- 2007 Roster Named - 15 Players Named to GB Team
- 2007 World Championship Groups Drawn
- 2007 IIHF In-Line World Championship Trials Announced

 

 

 

 

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