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Great Britain began their Under-18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A campaign in Heerenveen with a convincing 4-0 victory over Kazakhstan.

Ruby Newlands scored twice and there were goals for Ellin Rees and Ellie Patick, while netminder Evelyn Brown secured a 15-shot shutout.

GB went ahead inside the first two minutes when Rees pounced to a rebound to bundle the puck past Veronika Ageyeva (1:56).

It was 2-0 soon after as Emma Lamberton superbly cut inside from the right before feeding Newlands to neatly score on her backhand (5:44).

Newlands scored her second under two minutes later on the powerplay when her shot from the left-circle deflected past Ageyeva (8:43).

Brown turned away a long-range effort by Medina Kishekeyeva in period two before stopping Kira Krukholskaya from close-range.

GB killed-off two successive penalties in the third session, including over a minute of five-on-three.

Jess Wooding and Jess Jones combined to set-up Patrick who used the Kazakhstan defence as a screen to score GB’s fourth (52:17).

GB are straight back into action tomorrow as they face China at 16:30 (15:30 UK time).

Great Britain: Under-18 Women’s World Championship Division II Group A schedule and results
Monday 15th January – Kazakhstan 0-4 Great Britain – Newlands 2, Rees, Patrick
Tuesday 16th January – China v Great Britain – 16:30 (15:30)
Thursday 18th January – Netherlands v Great Britain – 20:00 (19:00)
Saturday 20th January – Great Britain v Latvia – 13:00 (12:00)
Sunday 21st January – Great Britain v Turkey – 13:00 (12:00)

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