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Sheffield Steelers' Phillips expects intensity levels to rise in Budapest

GREAT BRITAIN captain Jonathan Phillips predicts an "intense battle" with World Championship rivals Poland when the two clash in Hungary on Wednesday.

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TOUGH NIGHT: Ben Bowns and Mark Richardson in front of the GB net in Tuesday's defeat to Kazakhstan. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Kazakhstan 6 Great Britain 1: Keefe backs GB to bounce back quickly

GREAT BRITAIN were brought crashing back down to earth in their World Championship campaign in Hungary when they were beaten 6-1 by Kazakhstan.

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: GB forward Rob Dowd in Budapest against Slovenia. Picture: Dean Woolley.

WATCH - Great Britain 3 Slovenia 1: Dowd hails ‘special’ performance by GB

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ Rob Dowd urged caution from Great Britain after their opening day victory over favourites Slovenia at the World Championships in Hungary.

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RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: Rob Dowd (No 12) taps home a mid-air puck to make it 2-1 to Great Britain against Slovenia in Budapest. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Highlights - Great Britain 3 Slovenia 1: Russell salutes 'outstanding heroes' after opening day triumph

GREAT BRITAIN got their World Championship campaign off to a spectacular start when they stunned top seeds Slovenia in Budapest.
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GB defenceman, Ben O'Connor. Picture: Dean Woolley.

GB capable of producing surprises in Budapest

BEN O’CONNOR is convinced Great Britain have the tools at their disposal to cause a few surprises at the World Championships in Budapest this week.
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BIG TEST: Sheffield Steelers' GB international, Jonathan Phillips. Picture: Dean Woolley

No identity crisis for GB as they face biggest test

JONATHAN PHILLIPS believes head coach Pete Russell has helped Great Britain’s senior team find its ‘identity’ again.

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AIMING HIGH: Davey Phillips. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Sheffield Steelers’ Davey Phillips determined to prove GB ‘belong’

DAVEY PHILLIPS believes Great Britain need to prove they “belong” at the World Championships in Budapest.

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GB head coach, Pete Russell. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Teenager Kirk makes the step up to join Sheffield Steelers' team-mates for World Championship action

TEENAGE prospect Liam Kirk has been picked along with four Sheffield Steelers team-mates for the Great Britain senior squad to contest next week's World Championships in Hungary.
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WARMING UP: GB goaltender Jackson Whistle battles for the puck in front of his net against Lithuania in Coventry on Sunday night. Picture: Tony Sargent/TeamGB

GB go down twice to Lithuania but coach Russell takes plenty of positives

FOUR Sheffield Steelers players were healthy scratches for Great Britain as they went down 7-2 to Lithuania in their final warm-up game for next week's World Championships in Hungary.

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Forward Matthew Myers. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Domestic rivalries forgotten as players unite for common GB cause at World Championships

MATTHEW MYERS insists there has been no ‘bragging’ in the Great Britain changing room this week after he helped Cardiff Devils do the double by beating Sheffield Steelers in the Elite League play-off final.

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GONE: Jerry Andersson has returned home to Sweden after two years working as Paul Thompson's assistant coach. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Andersson heads home to leave Thompson plotting Sheffield Steelers rebuild

JERRY ANDERSSON heads home to Sweden after two years convinced his good friend Paul Thompson will deliver more silverware for Sheffield Steelers.
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Video: Mathieu Roy determined to rediscover that winning feeling with Sheffield Steelers

EVER since he arrived on these shores back in 2014, forward Mathieu Roy has enjoyed nothing but success.

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Jonathan Phillips (No 20, blue) scores against Lithuania in last year's World Championships in belfast. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Quality roster gives World Championship selection headache to GB coach Pete Russell

SHEFFIELD STEELERS’ captain Jonathan Phillips believes the Great Britain coaching team face a huge selection headache ahead of the World Championships in Budapest.

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GOING< Zack Fitzgerald, pictured during a brawl during a match against Nottingham Panthers earlier this season, will not be returning for the 2018-19 campaign. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Summer rebuild begins early at Sheffield Steelers as nine imports depart

WHILE there was pride taken in performances during Sunday's EIHL play-off final loss, there was no room for sentiment less than 24 hours later as Sheffield Steelers boss Paul Thompson released nine of his imports.

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Video: Thompson plans summer rebuild for Sheffield Steelers after play-off final heartache

PAUL THOMPSON admitted he faced a busy summer after seeing his Sheffield Steelers end the season trophyless following their Elite League play-off final defeat to Cardiff Devils.

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Sheffield Steeldogs' player-coach, Ben Morgan. Picture courtesy of Peter Best.

Sheffield Steeldogs turn attentions to National Cup after play-off bid is thwarted

SHEFFIELD STEELDOGS will look to end their campaign on a high in the National Cup after coming up just short in the NIHL play-offs.
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WATCH - Sheffield Steelers 1 Cardiff Devils 3: Steelers denied as Devils prevail in play-off final

SHEFFIELD STEELERS were denied a trophy during the 2017-18 campaign after they were beaten 3-1 by Cardiff Devils in the Elite League play-off final in Nottingham.
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BIG HITTER: Sheffield Steelers' Zack Fitzgerald lays a hit on Luke Piggott during Sunday's EIHL Play-off final. Picture: Dean Woolley.

As It Happened: Sheffield Steelers 1 Cardiff Devils 3 - Steelers left empty-handed after Devils complete their play-off revenge mission

SHEFFIELD STEELERS ended 2017-18 without silverware after being beaten by Cardiff Devils in the Elite League Play-off Final
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GB's Under-18s take the applause after finishing as tournament winners in Tallinn. Picture courtesy of Ice Hockey UK

Liam Kirk strikes 'golden goal' to send GB youngsters soaring

LIAM KIRK produced a golden moment after his goal proved to be the strike to earn Great Britain Under-18s World Championship promotion in Estonia.

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WATCH: Armstrong calls on Sheffield Steelers to 'show up' in order to beat Cardiff Devils

SHEFFIELD STEELERS' match-winning hero John Armstrong believes the team's 'character' can carry them to glory against Cardiff Devils in Sunday's play-off final.

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