The Great Britian U20 junior team had something to celebrate on Friday, winning their fourth straight Division IIA World Junior game to earn promotion to Division IB for 2016.
The victory was lead by Bobby Chamberlain, scoring three goals before getting named player of the game against Korea. His power-play goal with nine minutes to go looked to have potentially seal the deal, but an even later goal from Korea forced the game into overtime. The game wouldn’t find a victor during the extra five minute session, meaning the game would require a shootout to declare the victor. During the skills competition, Jordan Cownie was the crowned the hero after beating Kweonyoung Kim for the 5-4 victory.
The victory comes a year after GB was disqualified from Division 1B after using 18-year-old Adam Jones, who was ineligible to play due to not playing in the country prior. The victory this year secures a spot back in Division 1B, where the team will fight back in hopes of sticking around for a years and potentially battle for promotion to Division 1A in the future.
Great Britain still has one more game remaining on the schedule, with a meeting against Estonia set for Saturday afternoon.
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