Great Britain claimed their first victory of their IIHF U18 World Championships on Sunday lunchtime, with a 4-3 overtime victory over Romania.
The opening period saw Romania take the lead on 2:41 after the referee awarded a penalty shot against Brodie Kay for hooking. Konrad Lorincz stepped up for the Romanian’s and despatched the puck past Luca Tessadri in the Great Britain net.
Great Britain drew level thanks to Captain Jacob White-Sey on 10:34 and then with Tudor Nechita sitting a tripping penalty, White-Sey setup Louie-Dean Beckwith to net GB’s second of the game.
On 15:34 Romania drew level thanks to Gergo Kozma and the teams went into the first break locked at 2 goals apiece.
The middle period saw Romania pushing for the go ahgead goal, spurred on by their victory over GB in Thursdays pre-tournament warm-up game. Despite Romaina having nearly double the amount of shots on GB, it was GB’s Sam Lyne who netted the periods only goal on 31:40.
The final period started with Romania hitting penalty trouble, but despite GB having two minutes of 5-on-3 powerplay, they couldn’;’t find a way past Marton Buda in the Romania net.
Romania threw everything at the GB defence and were finally rewarded with just under 5 minutes of the game remining, when Elod Kovacs netted the equaliser on 55:20.
With the teams dedlocked after 60minutes, it was into 5 minutes of sudden death overtime. GB dominated the overtime period and found a deserved winner on 62:08 courtesey of Joshua Shaw to see them claim the extra point.
GB face Croatia on Monday at 1pm (12pm UK Time). All of the tournament games are availbale to stream via Youtube at: www.youtube.com/@sportuzivotv/streams