NEXT HOME GAME: The Go Goodwins Manchester Storm face the Edinburgh Capitals at the Storm Shelter in Altrincham, this Saturday 30th January (6:30pm face-off) in Elite League action. Tickets can be purchased online via the club website,, calling the Box Office on Tel: 0161-926-8782.

Television broadcaster Premier Sports will cover Great Britain Men’s participation in next month’s Winter Olympics pre-qualifying tournament in Cortina.

GB take on hosts Italy, as well as Serbia and Netherlands in a four-team group from 11th to 14th February.

The group winners will progress to the final qualifying stage later this year to play for a place at PyeongChang 2018.

This year marks 80 years since GB famously won gold at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Germany.

Ice Hockey UK general secretary, Andy French, said: “It is fantastic news that GB’s games will be on Premier Sports once again.

“We have a great relationship with them and they have covered our World Championship tournaments for some time now.

“It will be fantastic for people back home to have the chance to see all the action from such a special and important tournament in Italy.”

Richard Webb, operations manager at Premier Sports, said: “It is great news that we can announce coverage of these all important Team GB Olympic qualifiers.

“This coverage further shows our commitment to ice hockey coverage in the UK.”

Premier Sports covers more than 600 ice hockey games a year from the NHL, IIHF World Championship, CHL, SHL and EIHL.

It is available on Sky Channel 428 HD, 461 SD, Virgin channel 551, TalkTalk channel 414 and via the Premier Player online.

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Thursday 11th February (16:30 GMT face-off): Great Britain v Netherlands – LIVE ON PREMIER SPORTS
Saturday 13th February (16:30 GMT face-off): Great Britain v Serbia – DELAYED COVERAGE ON PREMIER SPORTS (22:15 GMT)
Sunday 14th February (19:45 GMT face-off): Great Britain v Italy – LIVE ON PREMIER SPORTS