Great Britain Women enjoy comfortable victory over Mexico

Great Britain Women kept up their 100% record at the World Championship (Division 2A) tournament in Maribor with a 5-0 victory over Mexico on Tuesday.

Despite peppering 29 shots on netminder Monica Renteria, GB had only Kim Lane’s 13th minute strike to show for their first period efforts.

Mexico did not have a shot on goal in the second session and GB took control with two goals in under six minutes.

CJ Ashton pounced to a loose puck at after 25 minutes, while Saffron Allen touched in on the doorstep after good movement on the powerplay in the 31st minute.

GB wrapped up their third straight win with two goals in less than two minutes at the start of the third period.

Katie Henry netted her first goal of the tournament – and the 32nd of her international career – when she stepped out from behind the net to rifle the puck past Renteria in the 41st minute.

Louise Adams followed up quickly with a spectacular goal of her own after 43 minutes, shooting high past Renteria to complete a comfortable win.

Head coach, Cheryl Smith, said: “It was a professional performance from the girls which was great to see.

“There were good performances across the ice and I liked the way we didn’t lose our concentration.

“The girls played a true 60-minute game but credit Mexico who never stopped battling. We now rest this evening ahead of another big game tomorrow.”

GB return to action on Wednesday when they face hosts Slovenia (face-off 7.00pm UK time).

(Image permission: Karl Denham)