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.