Polish Ambassador Helps Officially Launch GB Games

Great Britain Men play two games against Poland next month as part of their preparations for the World Championship in Eindhoven.

GB will go head-to-head with their old rival at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham on Thursday 9th April (7:30pm) and in Coventry’s Skydome the following night (7:30pm).

Great Britain and Poland have a fantastic rivalry and have met in many important games over the years, including last season’s World Championship in Lithuania.

Poland won promotion to Division 1A last year but a Colin Shields hat-trick help GB to a 4-2 when the two sides met in their final game.

The Polish ambassador, Mr Wiltold Sobków, was on hand to help officially launch the game in Coventry.

Mr Sobków met Ashley Tait and James Griffin, along with members of Coventry City Council, at the Council House.

James Griffin (L) and Ashley Tait (R) with the Polish Ambassador, Mr Wiltold Sobków


GB manager, Andy Buxton, said: “It was fantastic that the Polish ambassador was on hand to help officially launch these games.

“We have a great rivalry with Poland and it is one built on respect. We have grown accustomed to each other over the years.

“It was lovely to meet Mr Sobków and chat to him about ice hockey.

“We know there is a lot of interest from Poland supporters for both the game in Coventry and the one in Nottingham – and we hope as many turn out as possible.”

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