Ice Hockey: Britain have to settle for silver

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The Independent Online
GREAT BRITAIN narrowly missed the gold medal after being held to a controversial 5-5 draw against the host nation, Denmark, in the World Championships Pool B in Rodovre.

But despite having to settle for the silver, coach Peter Woods remains confident his side can earn Pool A qualification later this year. The topsy-turvy encounter yielded eight power-play goals but Britain could not deliver the victory which would have seen them top their table.

The only sour note was the dismissal of Cardiff Devils' forward Nicky Chinn for spearing Dane Kristian Petersen. Several British players refused to shake hands with their counterparts after the final hooter.

Woods was angry that the officials refused to call a too-many-men-on- the-ice-penalty before Denmark's fourth goal but punished Chinn for a "harsh" major penalty call. But, he said, "We are going in the right direction and we have the funding to go much further."