Great Britain were beaten 12-3 by Austria in their opening game at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in South Korea.

GB took the lead early in the game and the two teams were tied at 1-1 at the end of the first period.

Britain kept with Austria for much of the second session, with the higher-ranked nation only leading 5-3 at the second intermission.

Austria showed their experience in the third period scoring seven unanswered goals.

GB Head Coach, Danny Meyers, said: “For two periods we were excellent and very comfortable.

“Their goalie made an incredible save which would have tied it at 4-4.

“Despite the loss, we got to learn a lot today and we can take that moving forward.”

Great Britain: Schedule and Results 
Saturday 20th January – Austria 12-3 Great Britain
Sunday 21st January – Game 2 v Latvia – Face-off 9am (Midnight UK time)
Sunday 21st January  – Game 3 v Denmark – Face-off 4pm (7am UK time)
Monday 22nd January – Game 4 v Poland – Face-off 10:30am (1:30am UK time)
Monday 22nd January – Game 5 v Spain – Face-off 5:30pm ( 8:30am UK time)
Tuesday 23rd January – Game 6 v Chinese Taipei – Face-off 9am (Midnight UK time)
Tuesday 23rd January – Game 7 v Kazakhstan – Face-off 5:30pm (8:30am UK time)

For the full tournament schedule, results and stats, click here.