GB U20 out to silence home crowd

Martin Grubb will urge the Great Britain U20 players to silence the home crowd when they face Hungary on Monday.

GB lost their opening World Championship (Division 1B) game against Slovenia on Sunday, while the hosts defeated Italy in front of a partisan following and the stand-in boss is eager to quell their enthusiasm.

“We were disappointed to lose in overtime having been in a winning position during the third period,” said Grubb.

“That said, on the balance of play it was a point won rather than points lost. So we have to look on the positive and go all out against the home side who will be flying after their result.

“We need to be defensively responsible in our own end and we know from playing host countries before, if you hold them at bay the big crowd can be taken out of the game.”

Grubb will be without Cole Shudra for the rest of the tournament after the Sheffield Steelers forward failed a fitness test.

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(Image permission: Duncan Speirs)

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