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Forward Ben Davies says Great Britain’s experience at World Championship tournaments is beginning to show after an impressive performance against number one seeds Canada in Prague.

GB were beaten 4-2 by Canada in their Group A opener at the O2 Arena, but matched their higher-ranked opponents for periods of the game including taking the lead through Liam Kirk and a late wonder solo goal for Ben O’Connor.

When the two sides last met in 2019 in Kosice, Canada won 8-0 and Davies feels today’s result and performance shows how far GB have come.

Davies, who won his 44th cap today, said: “Years ago we were up against it and there was a big gap, but things are different now.

“Many guys have played in these World Championship tournaments for a few years now and that experience is showing.

“We’re structured really well as a team and there’s not many breakdowns.

“We created some good offensive chances against Canada, so there’s certainly positives to take from it.”

GB now face the world’s number two side Finland tomorrow who were beaten last night by hosts Czechia 1-0 after penalty-shots.

“We take every game as it comes and right now we have to get our recovery in as we play Finland tomorrow,” continued Davies.

“They are another high-calibre team and we know we just have to take our chances when we can.”

GB against Finland faces-off at 12:20 tomorrow (11:20 UK time).

Great Britain World Championship schedule
Saturday 11th May – Great Britain 2-4 Canada – Goals: Liam Kirk, Ben O’Connor
Sunday 12th May – Finland v Great Britain – 12:20 (11:20 UK)
Wednesday 15th May – Switzerland v Great Britain – 20:20 (19:20 UK)
Friday 17th May – Great Britain v Denmark – 16:20 (15:20 UK)
Saturday 18th May – Czechia v Great Britain – 20:20 (19:20 UK)
Monday 20th May – Great Britain v Norway – 16:20 (15:20 UK)
Tuesday 21st May – Austria v Great Britain – 12:20 (11:20 UK)

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