Great Britain U20 were beaten for the first time at the World Championship (Division 2A) tournament in Dumfries as they lost 5-4 to Korea after a penalty shoot-out.
However, GB will be guaranteed promotion to Division 1B if they beat Japan in their final game on Saturday (8.00pm)
A three-point regulation win or a two-point overtime or penalty-shot victory will be enough to see Britain claim top spot.
Liam Kirk (2), Cole Shudra and Sam Duggan got GB’s goals in regulation time, but after a goalless overtime period Kwanyong Park scored the winning penalty shot for Korea.
Japan now lead the table with 11 points after four games, with GB in second place on 10.
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