2016 World Championships: Australia win Division II Group B

The Australian men’s national team have defeated New Zealand 6-2 in their final game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division II Group B tournament, finishing first in the standings and earning promotion back to Division II Group A for 2017. Anthony Kimlin was named best player of the match and best goaltender of the tournament. Paul Baranzelli was named the tournaments best defenceman and Wehebe Darge was selected as the best Australian player of the tournament and the tournament MVP. In other games of the day Israel beat Bulgaria 5-3 and Mexico defeated North Korea 5-3. Bulgaria, who finished the tournament in last place, is relegated to Division III for 2017.

See also: Mighty Roos claim gold by Trevor Allen at IIHF.com

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

  • Australia 6 – 2 New Zealand (13:00, 15 April 2016, Ice Dome). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 5 4 1 0 0 14
Mexico 5 4 0 1 0 13
Israel 5 2 0 0 3 6
New Zealand 5 2 0 0 3 6
North Korea 5 2 0 0 3 6
Bulgaria 5 0 0 0 5 0

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