The Australian men’s national under-20 team lost their fourth game of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division II Group B tournament, losing to Serbia 0-10. Daniel Pataky was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Spain defeated Belgium 6-1 and Romania beat China 12-3. After the end of the fourth round Australia remain in fifth place, trailing the leaders Spain by twelve points. The teams now have a rest day and return to the ice on Saturday with Australia taking on China in their last game of the tournament.
The Australian under-18 team have won their first game of the 2014 IIHF U18 Championship Division III Group A tournament defeating Chinese Taipei 2-1. Australia got on the scorebard first with Anthony Barnes scoring early in the second period. Five minutes later Australia scored on the power play with Kieren Webster recording the teams second goal off an assist from Jamie Campbell. Chinese Taipei got one back early in the third with a goal from Lu Ping-En bringing the score to 2-1. They then pulled their goaltender with less than a minute to go in the game however failed to convert with the man advantage. Daniel Pataky was named best Australian player for the game.
Chinese Taipei 1 – 2 Australia (16:30, 24 Mar 2014, Winter Sports Palace, Sofia). Game Card
In the other games of the tournament Israel defeated New Zealand 7-2 and Bulgaria beat Mexico 3-2. Australia is currently third in the standings due to goal difference and are scheduled to play hosts Bulgaria at 20:00 local time tonight.