Perlini: We can compete at this level
Forward Brett Perlini said Britain's performance in their 6-3 loss to the United States at the world championships shows they can compete at the highest level.
After James Riemsdyk gave the advantage to the United States, Mike Hammond scored for GB in the first period and the two teams remained unchanged until half of the match.
The United States scored three goals in the third period and two in the final session, but GB have always kept in touch with goals from Brett Perlini and Ben Davies.
"It was very entertaining, and we described our situation very well," Perlini said.
"We were disappointed with what happened against Denmark and we knew we could do better.
"But tonight I had the feeling that we were showing everyone what we are. Everyone worked their socks. "
GB ranks 22nd in the world and fourth in the United States – and Perlini believes the performance is auspicious for the rest of the tournament.
"That's what British hockey is," said Perlini. "We sacrificed everything and we gave everything.
"We have to maintain this standard until the end of the tournament, which will give us a lot of momentum for the big games to come.
"We know we have to find a victory to stay in shape, but there is good confidence in the group and we have fun."