190512 | Game day: GB vs CAN

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Great Britain play their second game at the World Championship in Kosice as they face Canada at the Steel Arena at 8:15pm (7:15pm UK).

Both sides lost their opening matches of the tournament, with GB going down 3-1 to Germany and Canada losing 3-1 to Finland.

GB expect to be at full strength for the game and once again coach Pete Russell will name his 22-man roster from his 25-man squad ahead of face-off.

Canada, the number one team in the world, added two names to their roster this weekend with NHL players Tyson Jost (Colorado Avalanche) and Pierre-Luc Dubois (Columbus Blue Jackets) joining up with the squad.

GB’s most high-profile victory over Canada came on their way to Olympic gold in 1936 in Germany as they won 2-1 in Garmisch.

However, since the first meeting at the 1924 Olympics in Chamonix, Canada have a 16-3 winning record against GB including an 8-2 win in their last meeting in 1994 at the World Championship in Bolzano.

GB last won in a friendly at Haringey in 1938.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE GAME

Watch the game live on FreeSports with Aaron Murphy and Paul Adey. FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and on Freesat Channel 252.

You can also listen to the game via BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sport website (click here to listen) and the BBC Sport app.