2017 Inline World Championships: Australia win bronze

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have defeated Great Britain 7-3 in the bronze medal match of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Goaltender Michael James was named best Australian player of the match, his third for the tournament. In the gold medal match Slovenia defeated Latvia 6-3 to gain promotion back to the Top Division of the World Championships. In the relegation game Argentina beat Hungary 5-4 following a shootout to remain in Division I while Hungary is relegated to the Qualification tournaments. The win for Australia gives them their fourth medal in Division I, having previously won two silvers and a bronze.

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

Quarterfinals
– Great Britain 5-3 Argentina (13:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 2-4 Australia (15:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 12-4 New Zealand (17:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Slovenia 14-4 Brazil (19:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Classification
– Argentina 5-4 Brazil (13:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 5-3 New Zealand (15:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Semifinals
– Slovenia 7-4 Great Britain (17:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 3-1 Australia (19:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Relegation game
– Hungary 4-5 SO Argentina (12:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Bronze medal
Great Britain 3-7 Australia (13:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Gold medal
– Slovenia 6-3 Latvia (15:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Final standings
1. Slovenia – Promoted to Top Division
2. Latvia
3. Australia
4. Great Britain
5. Argentina
6. Hungary – Relegated to Europe Qualification
7. New Zealand – Relegated to Asia/Oceania Qualification
8. Brazil – Relegated to Americas/Africa Qualification

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