Great Britain Under-18s beat NIHL Coventry Blaze 10-1 at the Skydome in a warm-up game ahead of March’s World Championship in Estonia.
Toms Rutkis scored a natural hat-trick in the second period, while GB netminders Denis Bell and Renny Marr played half the game each.
Glen Billing’s shot top shelf put GB ahead at 4:11, before the Blaze hit back when Louis Brindle’s shot deceived Bell (6:46).
Corey Goodison’s slapshot from point (7:40) regained GB’s lead only 54 seconds later.
GB extended their 2-1 first-period lead with Danny Ingoldsby’s finish on the rebound at 22:23.
Rutkis then scored three times in just over 10 minutes with goals at 24:57, 32:08 and 35:44.
GB went to the second intermission with a 6-1 advantage and wrapped the game up with goals from Callum Queenan (46:25), Adam Finlinson (49:55), Ingoldsby with his second (51:06) and Kyle Smith (53:30).
Rutkis was named as GB’s man of the match.
Head coach, Martin Grubb, said: “It was a good workout for us. We started off pretty well.
“In the first period there were a lot of positives, but also a few negatives which we knew we had to change.
“It was our first game together and I thought we grew into the game.
“Credit to the Blaze as they gave us a good workout – and I am quite happy with that.”