Danes up today in possible relegation battle

May 14, 2019 10:28 am

Great Britain play their third game at the 2019 IIHF World Championships tonight, and it could be a game that goes some way to deciding their fate among the world’s top teams.

Pete Russell’s side face Denmark at 1515 UK time, a side that have only a shootout win over France to their name after two games. In their other match, they went down by a goal to Germany

We have plenty of positives to take from the first two games, We feel we gave Germany a really tough test and that proved we can compete at this level. Despite the Danes not having the best start, they will be another tough opposition for us. But, if we play like we have done so far, I know we will make an impact here.– Ben Davies (Forward, Great Britain)

Denmark have been mainstays at the top level of world ice hockey since promotion in 2002, and last year had the honour of hosting the tournament in Copenhagen and Herning. What they’ve so far never managed to do however is reach the Semi-Final stage, their best finish to date coming in 2010 and 2016 when they ended #8 overall.

Washington Capitals’ Lars Eller and Ottawa Senators’ Mikkel Boedker are both with the team again, which also contains former Nottingham goalie Patrick Galbraith.

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