2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament

Australian Men Lose to Serbia

The Australian Men’s team have lost their final game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Serbia 0-1. Joshua Harding was named best Australian player of the game and Anthony Kimlin/a> was named best Australian player of the tournament. Kimlin also finished with the best save percentage among the goalkeepers with 0.9275 however missed out on the Best Goalkeeper Award. Following their loss the team dropped to fourth in the standings and were ten points behind Estonia who gained promotion to Division I Group B for 2015. In other games of the day Estonia beat Belgium 6-1 and Iceland defeated Israel 4-3 after a shootout.

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Australia Men Cruise Past Belgium

The Australian Men’s team have won their first game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, defeating Belgium 7-1. Lliam Webster was named best Australian player of the game. With the win Australia move off the bottom of the standings into third place and are currently trailing leaders Estonia by seven points. The team comes up against fifth placed Serbia in their final game tonight. In other games of the day Estonia destroyed Israel 16-3 and Iceland defeated Serbia 4-3 in a shootout.

  • Australia 7 – 1 Belgium (13:00, 14 April 2014, Ice Rink Pionir, Belgrade). Game Card

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Iceland Defeat the Australian Men in Overtime

The Australian Men’s team have lost their third game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Iceland 2-3 in overtime. Mitchell Humphries was named best Australian player of the game. After three games Australia is still sitting in last place with two points and are now trailing tournament leaders Estonia by seven points. Game four will see Australia take on Belgium who are currently sitting in third place. In other games of the day Belgium defeated Israel in overtime and Estonia beat Serbia 5-2.

  • Iceland 3 – 2 Australia (16:30, 12 April 2014, Ice Rink Pionir, Belgrade). Game Card

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Australian Women are Relegated to Division II Group B

The Australian Women’s team have lost their final game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to South Korea 1-2. Sari Lehmann was named best Australian player of the game and Shona Green was selected by the coaches as best Australian player of the tournament. Following the loss Australia finished the tournament in last place, one point off fifth place New Zealand. The team is now relegated to Division II Group B for the 2015 IIHF World Championships, while hosts Italy finished the tournament in first place and earned promotion to Division I Group B. In other games of the day New Zealand defeated Poland 4-3 and Italy beat Great Britain 1-0 in a shootout.

  • Australia 1 – 2 South Korea (13:15, 12 April 2014, PalaOdegar, Asiago). Game Card

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Australia Men Loses to Estonia

The Australian Men’s team have lost their second game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Estonia 1-5. Goaltender Anthony Kimlin was awarded best Australian player of the game after saving 49 of 54 shots on goals. After the loss Australia drops to last in the standings and is five points off Estonia which leads the tournament with six points. The team now takes a days break before coming up against Iceland on Saturday. In other games of the day Iceland defeated Belgium 6-3 and Serbia beat Israel 10-6.

  • Estonia 5 – 1 Australia (13:00, 10 April 2014, Ice Rink Pionir, Belgrade). Game Card

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Australian Men Lose to Israel in Tournament Opener

The Australian Men’s team have lost their opening game of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II Group A tournament, losing to Israel 4-3 in overtime. Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the game. After game one Australia is sitting in fourth place in the standings with one point, two points off tournament leader Belgium. Australia now play second place Estonia tonight in their second game of the tournament. In other games of the day Estonia defeated Iceland 4-1 and Belgium beat hosts Serbia 8-3.

  • Israel 4 – 3 OT Australia (16:30, 9 April 2014, Ice Rink Pionir, Belgrade). Game Card

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