Dowd: ‘Awesome’ to play against USA’s NHL stars
Attacker Robert Dowd stated that it was an "incredible experience" to lead one of the world's best teams, while Britain was beaten before losing 6-3 in the United States at the World Championship.
GB, ranked 22nd in the world, was 1-1 with the fourth seed in the world before the United States won, including a goal for superstar Patrick Kane.
Britain entered the match as a result of a 9-0 defeat against Denmark and Dowd think the answer was fantastic.
"We were disappointed yesterday and we fell a bit off track," Dowd said.
"We wanted to come back with a performance and start building. We went out and started shooting, which was great.
"On paper, it's the best team in the world, so trading shots with her and running them closely is great for self-confidence for all boys.
"It was awesome. It was as if a dream became a reality to play against some of these players.
"It was great to play against them and compete with them, to be successful and give the team a real shot at starting."
GB is not in action tomorrow but will be back on the ice on Friday against Finland at 20:15 (19:15 UK).