Great Britain U18 see off Lithuania

Great Britain U18 picked up their first win of their World Championship (Division 2A) campaign as they beat previously-unbeaten Lithuania 3-1 in Gangneung.

Caly Robertson scored twice in the second period to put GB 2-0 ahead, but Egidijus Binkulis halved the deficit early in the final session. Tyler Cooper’s late empty-netter sealed the victory.

Head Coach Martin Grubb said: “I thought we were excellent today and stuck to the system for sixty minutes.

“We were stronger than them in key areas and our penalty kill was fantastic and it is a great reward for the players’ hard work.

“We needed to show our true character and ensure we outworked them and I thought we limited the chances they had.

“Our five-minute penalty kill was huge for us and swung the momentum back in our favour – and it was nice for the boys to get the reward they deserved.

“We now need to kick on and play as we did today and finish this tournament strong.”

(Image permission: Karl Denham)

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