Giants Netminder Stephen Murphy: GB are well prepared

Netminder Stephen Murphy says Great Britain go into their clash with Italy this afternoon in a positive frame of mind. The game with unbeaten Italy is GB’s third of the tournament following defeats by Hungary and Kazakhstan on the opening two days.

Murphy said: “We are used to the pressure, we are used to the tough games, so we are well prepared for this. We need to keep our energy levels up and we have a lot of positives to take forward. Italy are a good team, they are an A pool team and tough opposition for sure. Our aim is to get something from the game and take it forward into our last two games.”

GB against Italy gets under way at 3pm UK time. You can watch this game LIVE thanks to Premier Sports, Sky Channel 428 by either subscribing online or by calling 0871 663 9000 or you can listen LIVE via the Ice Hockey UK Website.

Meanwhile Team Ireland came close to upsetting their World Championship (Division 3) hosts, South Africa, losing 7-4 with Giants forward, Gareth Roberts scoring two more goals, bring his tournament leading total to four goals and one assist! Team Ireland’s next game is tomorrow afternoon against Luxembourg. You can follow their score updates on

Photo Credit – Diane Davey

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