Great Britain’s Ben Davies says he’ll remember his experience of playing Canada in the World Championships for the rest of his life.
The Guildford Flames man took the man of the match award after a good display, despite the heavy 8-0 result as GB again made a good account of themselves against their more glamorous opponents.
But, as he reflected on the two games so far, he having a great time as he rubs shoulders with some talent in this competition.
“It was unbelievable to be on the ice with those players and it’s been an exciting prospect since we knew we would be in the group with them,” Davies said.
“We were looking forward to it and we knew we just had to do the best we could and represent ourselves and the country in the best possible way.
“It was a cool experience that I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Getting the man of the match award was nice. We didn’t have a lot of possession and tried to create chances when we could so to get that was quite amazing.
“We were disappointed when we came off the ice because we really wanted to make a good account of ourselves. I think we did, but if we could have squeaked a few more goals, it could have been better in terms of the scoreline.”
After a day of rest yesterday, the guys met up for a session in the morning and left to their own devices for the remainder of the day as they got themselves ready for their next game, against Denmark today.
Davies says it’s a game GB have set out to win as they look to survive in Group A, with the Danes with a win and a defeat to show from their two games so far in the competition.
And he knows it’s all about the fine margins as he reflected on the Germany on Saturday, which saw GB very much in the game until the latter half of the third period.
He added: “We know the games we need to target in this very difficult group and I felt we were unlucky against Germany, just losing it in the last ten minutes of the third period, but it could have gone either way and we were hoping so.
“We have to take that game as it happened and build on it going forward, starting with Denmark on Tuesday and we’re going into that one to win.
“We’re out to get as good as result as we can and move forward as a group and see where we end up.”