December 20, 2019

Great Britain Under-20s’ games at next month’s World Championship Division II Group A in Vilnius will be shown live on FreeSports.

The six-team IIHF tournament – involving GB, Lithuania, Japan, Romania, Serbia and Spain – runs from 6th to 12th January 2020 at the Pramogu Arena.

The FreeSports coverage will be led by Aaron Murphy and former GB forward Paul Adey.

GB are involved in the tournament’s opening game as they play Japan U20s on Monday 6th January, before taking-on hosts Lithuania U20s the following day.

Great Britain’s third game of the tournament is against Romania U20s on Thursday 9th January and a day later they face Spain U20s.

Their final game of the tournament is against Serbia on Sunday 12th January 2020.

Richard Webb, COO of FreeSports, said: “We are delighted to once again support British ice hockey in 2020, starting with the GB U20s’ games in the World Championship this January.

“This tournament will pave the way for all the great ice hockey live on FreeSports next year.

“2019 was an extremely successful year for British ice hockey with FreeSports broadcasting the IIHF World Championship, all the great action from the EIHL and all other tournaments with GB involvement.”

Ice Hockey UK general secretary, Andy French, said: “We are thrilled that FreeSports will once again be covering a Great Britain side at a major tournament.

“It is fantastic that supporters and family back home will be able to follow the progress in such an important tournament.

“FreeSports have been great television partners with Ice Hockey UK for many years now and the exposure they give British ice hockey is brilliant.”

FreeSports is available free on Sky Channel 422, Virgin Media Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT and on Freesat Channel 252.

GB Under-20s schedule
Monday 6th January 2020: Great Britain U20s v Japan U20s – 12noon (10am UK time)
Tuesday 7th January 2020: Lithuania U20s v Great Britain U20s – 7pm (5pm UK time)
Thursday 9th January 2020: Great Britain U20s v Romania U20s – 3:30pm (1:30pm UK time)
Friday 10th January 2020: Spain U20s v Great Britain U20s – 12noon (10am UK time)
Sunday 12th January 2020: Great Britain U20s v Serbia U20s – 12noon (10am UK time)