Shields skates into the sunset
British legend Colin Shields insists that he was more than happy with his decision to retire, although he helped GB to stay in the first league of the world championships. a dramatic day in Kosice.
The 4-3 overtime victory over France marked the last chapter of the veteran forward's career. The skates were finally suspended during a memorable game of the team.
And he says this is the culmination of the team's progress as GB has once again ended a world championship campaign with something to celebrate.
"It was a long race and I had a lot of good memories to play for clubs and the national team and I think it's the culmination of the last four or five years and everything we've experienced, "he said. says
"We have remained faithful and can be proud of what we have done. I look forward to watching and cheering on the boys from the first pool next year.
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"I am really at peace with my decision and this, for two months. I knew that day would come and that it was definitely the end. I am happy despite everything that has happened today and I move on to the next chapter of my life. "
Shields is pondering what has undoubtedly been a tough nine-day period as GB suffers heavy losses as it tries to compete with top-notch teams.
As he set sail for a brilliant career, he revealed that there was a candidate late for one of the highlights of his career.
Striker Colin Shields @ sheds19 plays his last professional game this afternoon before retiring, while Great Britain faces France at the World Championship.