Poulsen leads the way as Denmark put nine past Great Britain

Great Britain’s third game at the World Championship in Slovakia ended in defeat as they were beaten 9-0 by Denmark.

The Danes, ranked 12th in the world, opened up a three-goal lead at the end of the first with Jesper Jensen, Mathias Bau and Morten Poulsen finding the back of the net.

Goals by Nicklas Jensen (2), Phillip Bruggisser, Lars Eller and Poulsen again extended the Danes’ lead to 8-0 in the middle session.

Poulsen completed his hat-trick in the third period to round-off a miserable afternoon for GB.

Team captain, Jonathan Phillips, said: “We weren’t good tonight and that is the bottom line. We know we can do much, much better.

“We have to accept that the performance we put in was not acceptable, but we can move on quickly from this.

“We have a big game coming up, so the important thing is to not dwell on it and put it to the back of our minds.”

GB return to action on Wednesday as they play the United States (face-off 3.15pm UK time).

(Image permission: Dean Woolley)