2018 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to Israel

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 4-7 to Israel in their third game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Forward Jake Ruck was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Iceland defeated New Zealand 13-3 and China beat Bulgaria 10-4. After three rounds Australia have dropped down to third place in the standings, trailing the leaders Israel by four points. Australia take on Bulgaria today in their fourth game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2010 Division III World Championship tournament where Australia won 11-1.

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

– Australia 4-7 Israel (13:00, 25 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 3 3 0 0 0 9
Iceland 3 2 0 1 0 7
Australia 3 1 1 0 1 5
China 3 1 0 0 2 3
Bulgaria 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

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