Australia U18 Men lose to Turkey

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost their first game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division III Group A tournament, losing to Turkey 6-9. Goaltender James Downie was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Chinese Taipei defeated Mexico 4-2 and Israel beat Bulgaria 4-3. After the end of the fourth round Australia has dropped to second in the standings, two points behind leaders Turkey. The teams have a rest day today and return to the ice on Sunday with Australia taking on Mexico in their final game of the tournament.

For more information on the tournament, including livestream details, see the page at IIHF.com or follow the team on their Facebook page.

  • Australia 6 – 9 Turkey (13:00, 18 March 2016, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Turkey 4 3 1 0 0 11
Australia 4 3 0 0 1 9
Israel 4 2 0 0 2 6
Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 6
Chinese Taipei 4 1 0 1 2 4
Mexico 4 0 0 0 4 0

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