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.

SING IT LOUD AND PROUD: Great Britain fans make some noise during the 6-3 defeat to the USA. Pic: Dean Woolley.
SING IT LOUD AND PROUD: Great Britain fans make some noise during the 6-3 defeat to the USA. Pic: Dean Woolley.
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MID-AIR: Ben O'Connor gets caught between Slovakia's Robert Lantosi, left, and Matus Sukel.Pic: Dean Woolley.
MID-AIR: Ben O'Connor gets caught between Slovakia's Robert Lantosi, left, and Matus Sukel.Pic: Dean Woolley.
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UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Defenceman Davey Phillips battles on the boards with Finland's Toni Rajala. Picture: Dean Woolley.
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: Defenceman Davey Phillips battles on the boards with Finland's Toni Rajala. Picture: Dean Woolley.
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Jackson Whistle can't stop Slovakia scoring on their way to a 7-1 win on Sunday. Picture: Dean Woolley.
Jackson Whistle can't stop Slovakia scoring on their way to a 7-1 win on Sunday. Picture: Dean Woolley.
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