Great Britain remain in the hunt for the medals at the IIHF Under-20 World Championship Division II Group A after a 7-0 victory over the Netherlands in Kaunas.

Jonathan McBean netted twice while netminder Ben Norton secured an 11-shot shutout.

Bayley Harewood put GB ahead when his initial shot rebounded off a Netherlands skate straight back to him to fire past Jowin Ansems (16:45).

Liam Steele’s pinpoint pass found Juha Lindgren who had time to control the puck and slot in GB’s second (21:51), before Mack Stewart swept home a loose puck from the right circle (32:58).

It was 4-0 only 52 seconds later as Christian Mohr’s cross-ice pass rebounded off the boards and Aren Francis used his speed to beat the Netherlands defence and round Ansems (33:50).

GB’s fifth came on the powerplay when Jack Hopkins fed McBean who went short-side moments after coming out the penalty box (39:45).

Hopkins then turned goalscorer, slotting in GB’s sixth (56:36) before McBean got his second goal of the afternoon by banking his shot in off Ansems (59:02).

GB Under-20s schedule and results 
Sunday 11th December: Lithuania 3-4 Great Britain – Hopkins 2, Hamill, Harewood
Tuesday 13th December: Great Britain 4-7 Croatia – Harewood, Lindgren, Hazeldine, Endicott
Wednesday 14th December: Great Britain 9-0 Romania – Stewart 3, Steele 2, McBean 2, Hopkins, Mitchell-King
Friday 16th December: Netherlands 0-7 Great Britain – McBean 2, Harewood, Lindgren, Stewart, Francis, Hopkins
Saturday 17th December: Great Britain v Spain 12:30 (10:30 UK time)