2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I

Australian inline team claims silver at World Championship Division I

The Australian national inline hockey team have lost to Croatia 4-5 in overtime in the final of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. The loss means Australia takes home their second silver medal in two years and miss out on promotion to the IIHF Inline World Championship’s top division. Antony Collins was named best Australian player of the match while the Sydney Bears’ Cameron Todd was selected as the best defenceman of the tournament. In the other two games held yesterday Great Britain defeated Argentina 3-2 to claim bronze while Latvia lost 3-4 to Hungary, joining Austria and Bulgaria in relegation to the Qualification Round.

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  • Croatia 5 – 4 OT Australia (15:00, 11 July 2015, Hakametsa Arena). Game Card

Australian inline team advance to the finals

The Australian national inline hockey team have defeated Great Britain 7-4 in their semifinal of the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament. The team now advances to the final where they will meet Croatia who defeated Argentina 7-0 in their semifinal. The Melbourne Mustangs Michael James was named best Australian player of the match and Sean Jones best player of the Australian team. Two other games were held yesterday to determine the final standings with Hungary defeating Austria 7-1 and Latvia beating Bulgaria 14-0. Australia and Croatia will meet today in the final of the tournament and have already met once in the preliminary round where Croatia beat Australia 9-4. It is also the second year in a row for Australia in the final. Last year the team took home the silver medal after being defeated by Slovenia 10-5 in the final.

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  • Great Britain 4 – 7 Australia (17:00, 10 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

Australian inline team defeat Austria to advance to the semifinals

The Australian national inline hockey team have won their quarterfinal match against Austria 6-3 at the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament. The team now advances to the semifinals where they will meet Great Britain who defeated Hungary 7-5. Croatia and Argentina will meet in the other semifinal after defeating Bulgaria 23-0 and Latvia 5-4 respectively. The four losing teams of the quarterfinals move onto the classification round where they must win in order to avoid having to play in the relegation game. The Sydney Bears Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the match. Australia will play Great Britain today at 17:00 local time.

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  • Australia 6 – 3 Austria (13:00, 9 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

Australian inline team lose to Croatia in final preliminary game

The Australian national inline hockey team have lost their first game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament, losing to Croatia 4-9. Brenton Fitzgerald was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Austria shutout Bulgaria 8-0, Argentina defeated Hungary 4-3 in overtime and Latvia beat Great Britain 6-5. Australia finish the preliminary round in second place in Group D, three points behind Croatia, while Latvia finished in first place in Group C. Australia now moves on to the quarterfinals after todays rest day where they have been drawn against Austria. The two teams last met in the quarterfinals of the 2012 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia lost 2-7.

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  • Australia 4 – 9 Croatia (19:00, 7 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

Group C standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 3 3 0 0 0 9
Great Britain 3 2 0 0 1 6
Austria 3 1 0 0 2 3
Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 0

Group D standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Croatia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Australia 3 2 0 0 1 6
Hungary 3 1 0 1 1 4
Argentina 3 0 1 0 2 2

Australian inline team defeat Hungary at World Championships

The Australian national inline hockey team have won their second game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament, defeating Hungary 7-2. Melbourne Mustangs’ Sean Jones was named best Australian player of the match following his four point game which included a hat-trick. In other games of the day Latvia defeated Bulgaria 18-1, Croatia shutout Argentina 7-0 and Great Britain beat Austria 5-4. After the end of the second round Australia is sitting in first place in Group D, three points ahead of Hungary and Croatia, while Latvia now leads Group C. Australia take on Croatia today in their third game of the tournament. The two teams last met in the semifinals of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament where Australia defeated Croatia 6-5 in overtime.

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  • Australia 7 – 2 Hungary (19:00, 6 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

Group C standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Great Britain 2 2 0 0 0 6
Austria 2 0 0 0 2 0
Bulgaria 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group D standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Hungary 2 1 0 0 1 3
Croatia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Argentina 2 0 0 0 2 0

Australian Inline team opens World Championship with a win

The Australian national inline hockey team have won their opening game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament, defeating Argentina 6-3. Brenton Fitzgerald was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Latvia shutout Austria 12-0, Hungary defeated Croatia 5-1 and Great Britain destroyed Bulgaria 16-1. After the end of the first round Australia are sitting in second place in Group D equal on points with Hungary, while Great Britain leads Group C. Australia take on Hungary today in their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was in the quarterfinals of the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division I tournament where Australia defeated Hungary 3-1.

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  • Argentina 3 – 6 Australia (19:00, 5 July 2015, Hakametsa Rink 2). Game Card

Group C standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Great Britain 1 1 0 0 0 3
Latvia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Austria 1 0 0 0 1 0
Bulgaria 1 0 0 0 1 0

Group D standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Hungary 1 1 0 0 0 3
Australia 1 1 0 0 0 3
Argentina 1 0 0 0 1 0
Croatia 1 0 0 0 1 0

2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship gets underway

The 2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship gets underway today with Australia playing in the Division I tournament with Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Great Britain, Hungary and Latvia. The Australian team is made of 15 players, nine of which are Australian Ice Hockey League (AIHL) players and one East Coast Super League (ECSL) player. Because of the AIHL and ECSL representation we will provide update of the tournaments as it progresses.

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Australian roster: