Meyers expecting tough test in World Championship opener

13 April 2013 / 12:37

Great Britain defenceman Danny Meyers is urging his side to not take anyone lightly as they prepare for tomorrow's World Championship (Division 1A) tournament-opener with hosts Hungary.

GB arrived in Budapest on Friday and will have a team meeting and practice ahead of Sunday's opener – a game during which Meyers will win his 50th cap on the ice.

The Sheffield Steelers star made his competitive senior international debut back in 2004 and following the Olympic final qualifiers earlier this year currently sits on 49 appearances.

And although honoured to reach such a milestone, Meyers insists his focus is to help GB push on from the disappointment of failing to qualify for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.

"We are all very focused and ready for the next week,” said Meyers. "As ever, the spirit is great and we are excited about the challenges that lie ahead.

“Make no mistake about it, this is a tough, tough group. There is not one game we can take lightly.

"It is an honour to be reaching my 50th cap. I am so proud to play for my country and I am thrilled to be reaching this milestone.

"I have won a silver and a bronze medal in recent years and they are moments I will never forget. I now want to add to that collection in the coming years and help push GB to the highest level possible."

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