Shields staying positive at ice hockey World Championships

16 April 2013 / 11:42

Colin Shields insists that Great Britain ice hockey might be down at the World Championship (Division 1A) but they are far from out with plenty still to play for in Budapest.

Great Britain were back on the ice on Monday looking to kickstart their assault having lost their opener 4-2 to hosts Hungary.

However it wasn’t to be as Great Britain lost 5-0 to Kazakhstan, leaving them winless from their first two games.

But forward Shields is not about to throw in the towel with three games remaining, starting with Italy on Wednesday.

"We knew every game coming here was going to be tough,” said Shields, who scored his 27th international goal in the defeat to Hungary. "But we've got three games left against three beatable teams.

"They are teams we have beaten in the past. We've had some good results against Italy.

"We are now going to get some rest, get some practice in and work on things we need to work on.

"I know this is a cliche, but we are literally taking it one game at a time."

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