Latvia men’s national inline hockey team

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose in semifinals

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Latvia 1-3 in their semifinal match of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Forward Liam Jeffries was named best Australian player of the match and Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the tournament. In other games of the day Argentina defeated Brazil 5-4, Hungary beat New Zealand 5-3 and Slovenia beat Great Britain 7-4. Following their losses both Brazil and New Zealand are relegated to the 2018 Qualification tournaments. They will be joined by the loser of the relegation game between Argentina and Hungary. Latvia and Slovenia advance to the gold medal match after their wins, while Australia and Great Britain will play each other for the bronze medal. In the preliminary round Great Britain beat Australia 7-1.

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

Quarterfinals
– Great Britain 5-3 Argentina (13:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 2-4 Australia (15:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Latvia 12-4 New Zealand (17:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Slovenia 14-4 Brazil (19:00, 29 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Classification
– Argentina 5-4 Brazil (13:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
– Hungary 5-3 New Zealand (15:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Semifinals
– Slovenia 7-4 Great Britain (17:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)
Latvia 3-1 Australia (19:00, 30 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Relegation game
– Hungary – Argentina (12:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2)

Bronze medal
– Great Britain – Australia (13:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

Gold medal
– Slovenia – Latvia (15:00, 1 July 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena)

2017 Inline World Championships: Australia lose to Latvia

The Australian men’s national inline hockey team have lost to Latvia 2-6 in their second game of the 2017 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament. Defenceman Cameron Todd was named best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Argentina defeated New Zealand 6-4, Great Britain beat Brazil 4-2 and Slovenia beat Hungary 8-1. At the end of the second round Australia sit in second place on the Group D standings, three points behind the leaders Latvia. Australia take on Great Britain today in their third game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the semifinals of the 2015 IIHF Inline World Championship Division I tournament where Australia won 7-4.

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

– Australia 2-6 Latvia (19:00, 26 June 2017, Ondrej Nepela Arena Rink 2). Game Card

Group C

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Slovenia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Hungary 2 1 0 0 1 3
Argentina 2 1 0 0 1 3
New Zealand 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group D

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Latvia 2 2 0 0 0 6
Australia 2 1 0 0 1 3
Great Britain 2 1 0 0 1 3
Brazil 2 0 0 0 2 0