Sheffield’s GB skaters invade Ukraine

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Sheffield sends five players into international combat tomorrow, as Great Britain takes on host nation Ukraine in the World Championships in Kiev.

Arena stars Jason Hewitt, Jonathan Phillips, Ashley Tait and Mark Thomas are joined by Steeldogs goalie Ben Bowns in the 23-man squad which also includes former Sheffield skaters Robert Dowd and David Longstaff.

After Sunday’s group match, GB take on Kazakhstan, Poland, Lithuania and Estonia.

*Sheffield Spartans netminder Brandon Stones was GB man-of-the-match with 42 saves from 47 shots as the youngsters went down 5-1 in Latvia in the U18s World Championships.