Sporting Digest: Ice hockey

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Peter Woods, the Great Britain coach, was delighted after his side boosted their hopes of qualification for the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan with a 2-2 draw in Switzerland. Britain retained their unbeaten record in qualifying Group A with a late equaliser from Graham Garden having found themselves 2-0 down after 36 minutes. Britain added the draw in Switzerland to their 4-1 win over the Netherlands and 1-1 draw with Denmark. Their next match is in Slovenia on 17 January.

NHL: Calgary 3 Hartford 2; Buffalo 2 Montreal 1; Chicago 4 Toronto 2; Colorado 4 Edmonton 1; Detroit 6 Anaheim 1; Vancouver 2 Los Angeles 2 (ot).