Bowns shines, but Great Britain find Canada too hot to handle

Great Britain were beaten 8-0 by top seeds Canada in their second game at the World Championship in Slovakia.

Ben Bowns produced some world-class saves during the game, but Canada secured their first win of the tournament following their opening day loss to Finland.

Anthony Mantha weighed in with two goals and three assists for Canada, while Kyle Turris had two goals and an assist.

Bowns said: “We have left the ice disappointed as we know we can do better, but these are the best team in the world.

“They were quick all over the ice and it was an experience to play in this game against such a good side.

“Obviously, when we took to the ice we could not think about that as we had a job to do, but looking back now it was an experience.

“We can take heart from many aspects of these two games and we have some big matches coming up for sure.”

(Image permission: Dean Woolley)