2019 U18 World Championships: Australia lose to Croatia and finish fifth

The Australian men’s national under-18 team have lost 5-1 to Croatia in their final game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B. In other games of the day the China beat the Netherlands 3-2 and Serbia defeated Belgium 12-2. Australia finish the tournament in fifth place and will remain in Division II Group B for 2020. Serbia finishes the tournament in first place and gains promotion to Division II Group A, while Belgium finishes last and is relegated to Division III Group A.

– Australia 1-5 Croatia (13:00, 31 March 2019, Ice Rink Pionir)

Further information:
Tournament page on IIHF.com

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Serbia 5 4 0 1 0 13
China 5 4 0 0 1 12
Netherlands 5 3 1 0 1 11
Croatia 5 2 0 0 3 6
Australia 5 1 0 0 4 3
Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 0

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