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Coventry chosen to host Great Britain international

Coventry chosen to host Great Britain international Coventry chosen to host Great Britain international
Updated: 4:28 pm, May 07, 2015

THE SKYDOME will play host to Andy Buxton’s Great Britain side once again when they take on Poland ahead of the World Championship next year.

The two great rivals will go head-to-head on April 10 in Coventry just one day after meeting in Nottingham for a similar friendly.

Poland were promoted to Division 1A last season, with their only defeat in five matches in Vilnius coming at the hands of Great Britain who remain in Division 1B.

Colin Shields netted a hat-trick in Vilnius as GB won 4-2 to end the tournament on a positive note and narrowly miss out on a bronze medal.

“Anyone who has seen GB play against Poland in World Championship tournaments over the last few years will know just how good these two games will be.” said Great Britain’s general manager, Buxton.

“It’s a big coup for British hockey that we’ve been able to attract Poland over here and another great opportunity for British hockey fans to see their team in action on home ice.

“These will be very important games for both nations as part of our preparations for the World Championships and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t seen international hockey live before to come along to these games.

“I’m sure they won’t be disappointed.”

Great Britain and Poland have produced some great contests over the years and the two matches are bound to be very exciting and competitive with both nations preparing for their respective tournaments.

Ice Hockey UK general secretary, Andy French, added: “We have a great relationship with Poland and have had some terrific battles with them over the years.

“These will be two high-standard warm-up games to get the squad ready for the World Championship in Eindhoven.”

Tickets for the two games will go on sale shortly. The cost has been held at last season’s prices and there will once again be a special discounted early-bird period.

Tickets are priced at £14 for adults, £10 for OAP/students and £7 for under-16s with family tickets (two adults and two children) priced at £36 if purchased before April 5, 2015.

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