GB set up Hungary Olympic showdown
ESTONIA 1 GREAT BRITAIN 7
Great Britain's men's head coach Pete Russell was delighted with the performance of his team as they crushed Estonia 7-1 to set up a winner to face Hungary for a place in the next qualifying round for the Winter Olympics.
Following Thursday's 4-3 victory over Romania, GB did the job convincingly against the Estonians as they sought to get closer to Beijing in 2022.
And Russell is preparing for another big day in his tenure as a national coach as they prepare for the Hungarians.
"I thought the last two periods were really good," he said. "I was not really satisfied with the last 10 minutes of the first, but we were very strong in the end.
"It was a crowded crowd this evening and a good atmosphere. We had incredible support from our fans.
"We look forward to Hungary tomorrow. It will be a different type of game and we need to rest now before a massive day. "
Robert Farmer picked up his 50th cap in what turned out to be a good day throughout the round, but that didn't do it all for GB at first, as both teams went played a first period without goal.
fly in the second as Brett Perlini bowed in the shot by Davey Phillips three minutes after the second, followed by the fantastic unique time of Ollie Betteridge just inside the blue line which led 2-0 for its first international goal.
Scott Conway, in his second game, scored through the five holes before Perlini caught his second with a self-timer from the top of the circle on the power play.
Estonia had its fun time when Aleksei Sibirtsev put them on the board late in the middle session.
Ben Lake added the fifth of GB on the power play with Jonathan Phillips sweeping the puck into the net from the left circle with 11 minutes left.
A perfect pass from Luke Ferrara found Conway who jumped into the room to shoot in his second with five to play to complete a good night's work for GB.
Earlier in the day, Hungary needed overtime to see Romania, in a 3-2 victory to give them two points, which puts them one point behind GB in the standings after the second round of matches.
GB will face Hungary at 6 p.m. at the Motorpoint Arena on Sunday, with the winners taking the next qualifying stage in August.