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Great Britain get their World Championship Division I Group A campaign under way this evening against Korea at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham (7:30pm).
It’s the third game on the opening day following Poland against Lithuania (12:30pm) and Romania versus Italy (4:30pm).
GB have no injury worries and will ice a full 22-player squad.
There are three new faces on the roster with defencemen Nathanael Halbert and Sam Ruopp, as well as forward Johnny Curran, set to to make their World Championship debuts.
GB’s most recent meeting with Korea came at the 2015 World Championship Division I Group B in Eindhoven.
After Korea scored goals 57 seconds apart either side of the first intermission, Robert Farmer closed the gap within 16 seconds.
Ben O’Connor equalised before the GB defencemen scored a breathtaking game-winning goal with a penalty shot.
A goal that has been talked about ever since and will be for many years to come as O’Connor scored through his legs with an outrageous piece of skill.
GB record v Korea – Played 8 Won 5 Lost 3
1979 World Championship – Lost 6-9
1991 World Championship – Won 1 7-7
1992 World Championship – Won 15-0
2008 World Championship – Won 4-1
2010 World Championship – Won 2-1
2012 Olympic Qualifiers – Lost 4-5 (Penalty Shots)
2013 World Championship – Lost 1-4
2015 World Championship – Won 3-2
Live on Viaplay Xtra
You can follow the game live on Viaplay Xtra with Aaron Murphy and former GB player Paul Adey.
Viaplay Xtra is available on Sky channel 420 and Virgin 553.