GB U18 0-7 CROATIA U18

Great Britain fell to a 7-0 defeat at the hands of Croatia in their second game of the IIHF Under 18 World Championships in Belgrade on Monday.

The opening period saw Great Britain outshoot their opponents by 13-7, but both teams also hit penalty trouble with 8 minutes apiece in the opening 20 minutes.

Croatia opened the scoring just 28 seconds after the restart as Filip Kasparek fired past Luca Tessadri in the GB net.

Kasparek doubled the lead on 24:29 on the powerplay after Adam Erskine had been called on a slashing penalty.

Both teams continued to trade penalties, and Kasparek completed his hatrick on 35:59 with a powrplay goal after Tessadri was adjudjed a Delay of Game penalty a minute earlier.

With the clock running down for the period, Croatia scored a 4th goal on 38:20, converted by Kasparek once more to claim his 4th of the game.

Period 3 saw Great Britain change netminders with Alfie Jefferis replacing Tessadri between the posts for the final 20 minutes.

Croatia scored their 5th goal of the game on 47:41 through Lovro Slovinac and they added another just a minute later thanks to Hrvoje Zovko to make it 6-0.

Slovinac then scored his second of the game in the final minute to make the final score GB 0-7 Croatia.

GB have day off on Tuesday, before returning to action on Wednesday when they face the host nation, Servia, at 8pm.