It’s gameday five for Great Britain as they face hosts Czechia at the O2 Arena at the 2024 World Championship in Prague at 20:20 (19:20 UK time).

GB go into the game on the back of yesterday’s superb performance in a 4-3 defeat by Denmark.

Described by Head Coach Pete Russell as one of the best performances under his tenure, GB more than matched the 11th seeds with Liam Kirk, Cade Neilson and Nathanael Halbert all on target.

Czechia, who are ranked fifth in the world, beat Austria 4-0 last night and are top of Group A with 12 points from five matches.

The hosts began the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Finland after penalty shots which was followed by a 6-3 win over Norway.

They lost to Switzerland 2-1 after a shootout before beating Denmark 7-4 which was followed by last night’s shutout of Austria.

Team News
Defenceman Sam Jones and forward Cam Critchlow were the healthy outskater scratches in yesterday’s game with Denmark.

Both are in contention for a return to the line-up this evening against Czechia.

Czechia have added NHL forward Martin Nečas to their roster and he’s in contention to ice this evening.

The 25-year-old, who scored 62 points for Carolina Hurricanes this season, is set to arrive in Czechia today.

Last Time They Met
The two sides met at the 2022 World Championship in Finland with Czechia skating to a 5-1 victory.

Ben Lake scored GB’s goal in the third period with a neat breakaway finish after being sent clear by Scott Conway.

Great Britain World Championship schedule and results 
Saturday 11th May – Great Britain 2-4 Canada – Goals: Liam Kirk, Ben O’Connor
Sunday 12th May – Finland 8-0 Great Britain
Wednesday 15th May – Switzerland 3-0 Great Britain
Friday 17th May – Great Britain 3-4 Denmark – Goals: Liam Kirk, Cade Neilson, Nathanael Halbert
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)

Watch live on Premier Sports
All of GB’s games are being shown on Premier Sports with commentary from Aaron Murphy and former GB forward Paul Adey.

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