The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beat Turkey 5-3 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Forward Aiden Sillato was named the best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Bulgaria shutout New Zealand 9-0, China defeated South Africa 14-1 and Iceland beat Chinese Taipei 4-0. After the second round Australia sit second in the Group A standings, one point off the lead. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday with Australia taking on Chinese Taipei today for their final group stage game.
– Australia 5-3 Turkey (20:30, 15 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)
The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 1-6 to China in their final game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Findlay Wood was named best Australian player of the match and Aiden Sillato was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Israel defeated New Zealand 5-0 and Bulgaria beat Iceland 3-2. Australia finish the tournament in fifth place, Israel finishes in first place and New Zealand finishes last. As a result Israel is promoted to Division II Group B for 2019 and New Zealand is relegated to Division III Qualification.