Ice hockey: Great Britain women win World Championship opener

Leanne Ganney scores for Great Britain
Leanne Ganney scored Great Britain's fifth goal against New Zealand

Great Britain women started their World Championship campaign with an 8-1 victory over New Zealand in Dumfries.

Katie Henry scored a hat-trick, Louise Adams netted twice, while Chrissy Newman, Leanne Ganney and Saffron Allen also got on the scoresheet.

GB return to action on Tuesday night against Korea.

Coach Cheryl Smith said: "We asked the girls to go out hard every single shift and they gave us that. We needed to go and put our mark down - and we did."

The first day of division two group A began with Poland beating Croatia 10-3, followed by a 2-0 victory for Kazakhstan over South Korea.

The winners of group A will be promoted to Division 1B - two tiers below the top flight.

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