Premier Sports to cover GB’s Olympic pre-qualifying

Television broadcaster Premier Sports will cover Great Britain’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics pre-qualifying tournament in Cortina.

GB take on hosts Italy, as well as Serbia and Netherlands in a four-team group from 11th to 14th February.

The group winners will progress to the final qualifying stage later this year to play for a place at PyeongChang 2018.

This year marks 80 years since GB famously won gold at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Germany.

Ice Hockey UK General Secretary, Andy French, said: “It is fantastic news that GB’s games will be on Premier Sports once again.

“We have a great relationship with them and they have covered our World Championship tournaments for some time now.

“It will be fantastic for people back home to have the chance to see all the action from such a special and important tournament in Italy.”

Richard Webb, Operations Manager at Premier Sports, added: “It is great news that we can announce coverage of these all important Team GB Olympic qualifiers.

“This coverage further shows our commitment to ice hockey coverage in the UK.”

Premier Sports covers more than 600 ice hockey games a year from the NHL, IIHF World Championship, CHL, SHL and EIHL.

It is available on Sky Channel 428 HD, 461 SD, Virgin channel 551, TalkTalk channel 414 and via the Premier Player online.

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GB Premier Sports schedule:

Thursday, 11th February (4.30pm GMT face-off): Great Britain v Netherlands (live)
Saturday, 13th February (4.30pm GMT face-off): Great Britain v Serbia (delayed coverage 10.15pm)
Sunday, 14th February (7.45pm GMT face-off): Great Britain v Italy (live)

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