Great Britain will play back-to-back international games with Poland in April ahead of the World Championship in Czechia in May.

GB and Poland will go head-to-head on Friday 26th April (7:30pm) at Planet Ice Leeds, before meeting again at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham the next day, Saturday 27th April (7pm).

Matches between GB and Poland are always great spectacles and the two sides have an exciting rivalry which has built-up over the years. The passion on the ice is matched off it with fantastic support in the stands from both sets of supporters.

The last meeting saw GB beat Poland 5-4 in overtime at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham in last April’s World Championship Division I Group A.

Ice Hockey UK CEO, Henry Staelens, said: “We’re really looking forward to these games.

“As part of our strategy, it’s important that we host GB matches at different arenas when the opportunities arise so it’s great that we’ll be holding one of these games in Leeds.

“This is followed by Nottingham where, of course, we had so many great memories last year.”

Ticket prices and on-sale dates will be announced in due course.

April’s games will form part of both sides’ preparations for the 2024 World Championship.

GB, who are based in Prague in Group A and will play their matches at the 17,383-seater 02 Arena, will face world number one seed Canada on Saturday 11th May.

The number two ranked side Finland are GB’s opponents the following day, Sunday 12th May. GB take-on Switzerland on Wednesday 15th May, before a match-up with Denmark on Friday 17th May.

Hosts Czechia are next up for Pete Russell’s side on Saturday 18th May. GB round-off their group fixtures against Norway on Monday 20th May and Austria on Tuesday 21st May.