Following Japan’s relegation from Division 1A, Great Britain now know the five teams they will face at next year’s Division 1B tournament.
Great Britain will return home with a silver medal from the World Championship (Division 1B) in Zagreb.
Assistant coach Tommy Watkins says defeat by Ukraine in their final game at the World Championship (Division 1B) in Zagreb is “too painful for words” as Great Britain just missed out on a gold medal for a second successive year.
Forward Robert Dowd says playing for Great Britain is the ultimate honour and if they can win a World Championship gold medal it would take it to a new level.
Great Britain need a point against Ukraine today to secure the gold medal and promotion to Division 1A of the World Championship.