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World Ice Hockey Championship: Great Britain relegated after sixth straight defeat

Great Britain have been relegated from the top division of the Ice Hockey World Championship following a 5-2 loss against Norway.

The defeat means GB remain winless in the tournament and they will end their campaign at the bottom of Group A.

They face fourth-placed Austria in Prague in their final game on Tuesday.

Norway raced ahead thanks to goals from Markus Vikingstad, Patrick Thoresen and Eskild Olsen Bakke in the the first period.

Michael Brandsegg-Nygard extended the Norwegians lead before Brett Perlini pulled one back for GB.

However, Norway pulled ahead again through Olsen Bakke as Ollie Betteridge’s goal with 12 minutes left could only be counted as a consolation as their opponents ran down the clock.

Norway move up to sixth, although they have played a game more than seventh-placed Denmark.