GB win Gold and secure promotion!

Team GB win five games out of five to take gold and secure promotion to the IIHF Division 1A World Champsionships in 2018. GB's first promotion since 1993 in Eindhoven.

The winner take all showdown with Japan was witnessed by a sellout crowd at the SSE Arena Belfast.

GB killed off two successive penalties before opening the scoring themselves on a 5-on-3 powerplay, thanks to a well worked Robert Down one timer.

The stat sheet after the first period reflected GB's dominace, holding top seeded Japan to only 2 shots on goal.

Matthew Myers tallied twice in the second period, and Brendan Brooks added a further goal to secure the win.

Ben Bown's 20 save shutout was the icing on the cake.