GB's players listen to the National Anthem after beating France in Kosice on Monday. Picture: Dean Woolley.

Gallery - See how Sheffield Steelers stars helped GB retain World Championship top-tier status

IT was the most dramatic of endings for Great Britain's ice hockey team on Monday when a Ben Davies overtime winner sealed a 4-3 comeback against France, the win enough to retain their top-flight World Championship status.

Sheffield Steelers' quintet Ben O'Connor, Robert Dowd, Jonathan Phillips, David Phillips and Jackson Whistle were among the GB heroes in Kosice. Have a look through some of the best pictures from Slovakia taken by official GB photographer, Dean Woolley.

NO WAY THROUGH: Jackson Whistle faces down Denmark's Morten Madsen after replacing Ben Bowns in the GB goal. Picture: Dean Woolley.
NO WAY THROUGH: Jackson Whistle faces down Denmark's Morten Madsen after replacing Ben Bowns in the GB goal. Picture: Dean Woolley.
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KEEP OUT: Ben O'Connor crouches down on the GB goalline to help Ben Bowns keep the puck out against USA. Pic: Dean Woolley.
KEEP OUT: Ben O'Connor crouches down on the GB goalline to help Ben Bowns keep the puck out against USA. Pic: Dean Woolley.
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NO QUARTER GIVEN: USA's Clayton Keller jostles with GB's Robert Dowd on Wednesday in Kosice. Pic: Dean Woolley
NO QUARTER GIVEN: USA's Clayton Keller jostles with GB's Robert Dowd on Wednesday in Kosice. Pic: Dean Woolley
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LET'S DO THIS: Jonathan Phillips chats with Steelers and GB team-mate Robert Dowd during the 5-0 defeat to Finland on Friday. Pic: Dean Woolley.
LET'S DO THIS: Jonathan Phillips chats with Steelers and GB team-mate Robert Dowd during the 5-0 defeat to Finland on Friday. Pic: Dean Woolley.
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