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 under-18 team have lost their second game of the 2014 IIHF U18 Championship Division III Group A tournament going down to Bulgaria 0-1. Both teams were held scoreless until the second minute of the third period when Daniel Dilkov got one past Australia’s goaltender Tynan Theobald. Australia then pulled Theobald with just over a minute left in the game. The man advantage didn’t last long with Remy McGuiness receiving a penalty for cross-checking in the final minute and Australia finished the game scoreless. Anthony Barnes was named best Australian player for the game.
Australia 0 – 1 Bulgaria (20:00, 25 March 2014, Winter Sports Palace, Sofia). Game Card
In the other games today Chinese Taipei defeated New Zealand 3-2 in a shootout and Mexico beat Israel 5-2. With one win from two games Australia has slipped to fourth in the standings due to goal difference while Bulgaria has moved into outright first with two wins from two games. The team will now take a days break before coming up against Israel in game three on Thursday at 13:00 local time.