Giants star Shields hopes to help GB earn World Championship promotion in Belfast

Belfast Giants star Colin Shields hopes to help Great Britain earn World Championship promotion on his home SSE Arena ice next week.

GB head coach Pete Russell believes his team can win the tournament and qualify for next year's Group A section, where two places will be available for the 2019 World Championships.

Britain begin their campaign against Croatia on Sunday and round-robin tournament will conclude on 29 April.