Ice Hockey Australia have released the roster of the Australian men’s under-20 national team for the upcoming 2020 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. The competition will take place from 13 to 19 January 2020 in Sofia, Bulgaria with Australia competing against Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey.
The Australian men’s national under-18 team have won their opening game of the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, defeating Iceland 5-2. Defenceman Arthur Wang was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Spain defeated Belgium 7-1 and Serbia beat the Netherlands 3-2. After the end of the first round Australia sit in second place on the standings, trailing Spain on goal difference. Australia take on Belgium today in their second game of the tournament. The tournament, which was originally scheduled to take place in Novi Sad, had to be moved to Belgrade due to problems with the cooling system.