75th Cap Honour For O’Connor

Defenceman Ben O’Connor makes his 75th appearance for Great Britain in this afternoon’s match with Latvia in the World Championship in Tampere.

He was presented with a special cap in the dressing room in a presentation led by GB General Manager Andy Buxton and Ice Hockey UK General Secretary Andy French.

O’Connor is the 12th player and only fourth defenceman to be presented with a silver cap for reaching 75 appearances.

The 33-year-old made his first GB appearance in the Olympic Qualifiers in November 2008, before making his World Championship debut in the 2009 World Championship Division 1 Group B in Poland.