Following organizational meetings in Bratislava, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has announced the groups for the 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship that will take place from 8 to 24 May in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland.
Two years ago, Great Britain was lining up against the likes of Croatia and the Netherlands in Division IB. Yesterday, the Brits secured their place at the 2020 World Championship in Switzerland after a thrilling fightback to defeat France in overtime after trailing 0-3 midway through the second period.
It was a historic weekend for British hockey. For the first time in a quarter century, Team GB is in the top group of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. On Saturday night, they stayed with Germany almost right till the end, losing 3-1. Sunday night against Canada wasn’t quite as close, but they didn’t get embarrassed either, falling 8-0.
Yasin Ehliz’s power-play goal midway through the third period broke a 1-1 tie and propelled Germany to a thrilling 3-1 win over Great Britain at Steel Arena in Kosice.