Bulgaria men’s national under-20 ice hockey team

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia advance to gold medal game

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beaten Bulgaria 7-4 in their semifinal of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Australia now advance to the gold medal match against China who defeated Turkey 12-1 in their semifinal. In the two placement games Iceland beat New Zealand 11-1 and Chinese Taipei beat South Africa 7-1. Both teams will now advance to the 5th-6th placement match while New Zealand and South Africa will playoff for 7th place.

Further information:
Australia U20 Facebook page
Tournament page at IIHF.com
Live streaming details

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-8th 1: Iceland 11–1 New Zealand (10:00, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-8th 2: South Africa 1–7 Chinese Taipei (13:30, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Australia 7–4 Bulgaria (17:00, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: China 12–1 Turkey (20:30, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 7th-8th: South Africa New Zealand (10:00, 20 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Iceland Chinese Taipei (13:30, 20 January 2019)
– Bronze: Bulgaria Turkey (17:00, 20 January 2019)
– Gold: China Australia (20:30, 20 January 2019)

Preliminary round: Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Australia 3 2 0 1 0 7
Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 6
Iceland 3 1 1 0 1 5
Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 0

Preliminary round: Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
China 3 3 0 0 0 9
Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 6
South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 3
New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 0

2018 U20 World Championships: Australia lose to Bulgaria

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 5-7 to Bulgaria in their fourth game of the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Defenceman Bayley Kubara was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Israel defeated Iceland 6-2 and China beat New Zealand 11-2. After four rounds Australia have dropped down to fifth place in the standings, trailing the leaders Israel by seven points. The teams have a rest day today before returning on Sunday where Australia take on China. The last time these two teams met was at the 2016 Division II Group B World Championship tournament where Australia won 8-2.

For more information on the tournament see the page at IIHF.com.

– Australia 5-7 Bulgaria (20:00, 26 January 2018, Winter Sports Palace). Game Card

Standings

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Israel 4 4 0 0 0 12
Iceland 4 2 0 1 1 7
China 4 2 0 0 2 6
Bulgaria 4 2 0 0 2 6
Australia 4 1 1 0 2 5
New Zealand 4 0 0 0 4 0