The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their exhibition game against HC Banik Sokolov U18. After holding Sokolov at 1-1 at the end of the first period the Australian’s lost their lead in the second with the period ending 3-4. Sokolov then outscored the Australian’s two goals to one in the third with Australia losing the game 4-6. The exhibition match was the teams last of their pre-World Championship training camp in the Czech Republic. The team will now focus on practice sessions before heading to Serbia for the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament which starts on 16 March.