A Great night for Britain

GB storms past Japan, returns to Div. IA

Great Britain erased the pain of two last-day defeats in recent years to overpower Japan 4-0 and claim gold in front of an ecstatic Belfast crowd.

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Estonia sends the Dutch down

Netherlands battle in vain, finish winless

The Netherlands came close to pulling off a sensational escape from relegation, but Estonia had enough to edge its second win of the tournament and take fourth.

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Bronze for Lithuania

Comeback win seals third place

Lithuania claimed bronze for the fourth season running after recovering from 0-1 down to beat Croatia in its final game of its 2017 Div IB campaign.

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Finding the blend

Perkovich praises Croatian youth

With small player pool to call on, but a handful of players with KHL experience, Croatia has a distinctive roster. Nathan Perkovich talks about his role.

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Belfast celebrates hockey fest

Div IB is a triumph in N. Ireland

There's been a party atmosphere at the SSE Arena this week as one of the world's newest hockey cities embraces the international game.

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Final day fireworks

All to play for as GB faces Japan

The host nation is hoping it will be third time lucky in Belfast, while Japan looks to return to Division IA at the first attempt. A thrilling climax awaits.

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Shields smashes goal record

Hat-trick makes forward GB’s leading scorer

Colin Shields delighted his home crowd in Belfast by taking his international tally to 41 goals and setting a new record for his country.

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Makrov double downs Croatia

Top scorer hands Estonia its first win

Estonia edged a tense 4-3 win over Croatia to pick up its first victory of this season's championship and get a boost ahead of tomorrow's relegation decider.

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Estonia's Mr. Reliable

Makrov continues to lead from the front

With 73 goals and 117 points, Andrei Makrov tops the scoring charts for Estonia. In his 17th senior IIHF tourney, he's hoping to inspire the next generation.

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Ready for a showdown

Japan wins again, sets up gold medal clash

Another powerful display from Japan's offence brought a 6-2 win over Lithuania to remain undefeated in four games in World Championship Division IB.

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Rising Sun seeks new dawn

Fukufuji wants bright future in Japan

With Korea and China making big strides in their hockey programs, Japan's goalie Yutaka Fukufuji is determined to make sure that his country is not left behind.

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Hockey fans start young

Belfast kids go crazy for the game

Vocal groups of schoolkids have become a feature of games at this year's Division IB - thanks to a community link-up the Belfast Giants and the City Council.

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From Boston to Belfast

Junior Bruin impresses for Dutch

A shortage of senior players means the Netherlands' youngsters are playing a big part in Belfast. For 20-year-old Guus van Nes, it's a challenge to relish.

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A Brit of alright

Host stays unbeaten with Lithuania win

In a showdown between two unbeaten teams, Great Britain found the key to unlock Lithuania's miserly defence and skated to a 5-2 victory.

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Gone in 21 seconds

Three quick goals give Croatia the win

A blistering passage of play in the 14th minute lifted Croatia past the Netherlands and delivered a first win of the competition for Enio Sacilotto's team.

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Daisuke leads Japan to win

Four points from Obara sink Estonia

Another impressive display from Japanese forward Daisuke Obara proved too much for Estonia as Japan maintained a perfect start in Division IB in Belfast.

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Pavliukov's perfect start

Lithuania goalie leads new generation

Artur Pavliukov is still only 20 - but he's in fine form for Lithuania in Belfast. He tells us about his hockey travels and his country's inspirational captain.

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GB rookie on song

Stewart finds fame in his own game

World Championship debutant Liam Stewart is proving that he's more than the son of famous parents with encouraging performances for GB in Belfast.

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Stewart strike rocks Estonia

GB grabs win with quick-fire salvo

A three-goal blitz at the start of the third period lifted Great Britain to a convincing 5-1 victory over Estonia. The host moves to two wins from two games.

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A rout for Lithuania

Eight different scorers smash the Dutch

Lithuania recorded its second victory of the tournament in emphatic style, firing eight unanswered goals past a Netherlands team that is still yet to win.

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Second success for Japan

Top seed has too much for Croatia

Japan got a second successive victory at the start of its World Championship campaign, while Croatia went down to a 2-4 loss for the second day running.

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Lithuania starts strong

Clinical play sinks Estonia

The Battle of the Baltic went decisively in Lithuania's favour as the team limited Estonia to just 13 shots in a dominant display on Sunday evening.

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GB edges Croatia

Third frame settles tight game

Britain left it late to subdue a spirited Croatian performance and claim a victory in its first World Championship game on home ice for quarter of a century.

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Obara double downs Dutch

Japan opens with comfortable win

Two goals and an assist for Daisuke Obara, one of four players who put up three points, got the Japanese off to a flying start in Belfast.

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GB can create history

Shields: GB can create history

GB forward Colin Shields says GB can create history at next week’s 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B in Belfast.

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