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By Fiona Reid
Teams arrive for Worlds

GREAT Britain under-20s have arrived in Dumfries and had their first training session ahead of the U20 World Championship which starts this weekend.

The GB players began gathering yesterday afternoon and the squad will now prepare for tomorrow’s warm-up game against Korea at Dumfries Ice Bowl.

Britain underwent a morning training session today and will also return to the ice this evening.

GB and Korea will be joined byEstonia, Japan, Netherlands and Romania for the Division II Group A World Championship tournament, which starts on Sunday.

Team manager Ian Turner said: “We’ve already been on the ice once today and we are having a team meeting.

“Stuart Edwards is doing some motivation and team bonding talks before we go on ice again this evening.

“The boys will also take to the ice tomorrow morning for a training session ahead of the game with Korea in the evening.”

Entrance to the warm-up game between GB and Korea tomorrow is free and face-off is 8 pm.

The World Championship gets underway with three games on Sunday, starting with Japan against Netherlands (1pm), followed by Korea versus Estonia (4.30 pm) and GB take on Romania at 8 pm.

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