Laugardalur Arena

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia finish second

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost 1-5 to China in their gold medal match of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. As a result China is promoted to Division II Group B for 2020 while Australia will remain in Division III. Forward Liam Manwarring was named the Australian player of the tournament. In the other games played South Africa defeated New Zealand 5-3 to finish seventh, Iceland beat Chinese Taipei 5-3 to finish fifth and Turkey shutout Bulgaria 6-0 to claim third.

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 5–3 New Zealand (10:00, 20 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Iceland 5–3 Chinese Taipei (13:30, 20 January 2019)
– Bronze: Bulgaria 0–6 Turkey (17:00, 20 January 2019)
– Gold: China 5–1 Australia (20:30, 20 January 2019)

Final standings
– 1. China
– 2. Australia
– 3. Turkey
– 4. Bulgaria
– 5. Iceland
– 6. Chinese Taipei
– 7. South Africa
– 8. New Zealand

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

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

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia beat Chinese Taipei

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beat Chinese Taipei 3-2 in their third game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. In other games of the day South Africa shutout New Zealand 1-0, Turkey defeated Iceland 4-2 and China beat Bulgaria 6-1. Australia finish the preliminary round at the top of Group A with seven points. The teams have a rest day today and return on Saturday for the start of the playoffs with Australia taking on Bulgaria in the first semifinal.

– Australia 3-2 Chinese Taipei (10:00, 17 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)

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

Playoffs schedule
– Placement 5th-8th 1: Iceland – New Zealand (10:00, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-8th 2: South Africa – Chinese Taipei (13:30, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 1: Australia – Bulgaria (17:00, 19 January 2019)
– Semifinal 2: Turkey – China (20:30, 19 January 2019)
– Placement 7th-8th: Loser of Placement 5th-8th 1 – Loser of Placement 5th-8th 2 (10:00, 20 January 2019)
– Placement 5th-6th: Winner of Placement 5th-8th 1 – Winner of Placement 5th-8th 2 (13:30, 20 January 2019)
– Bronze: Loser SF1 – Loser SF2 (17:00, 20 January 2019)
– Gold: Winner SF1 – Winner SF2 (20:30, 20 January 2019)

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

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

2019 U20 World Championships: Australia beat Turkey

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have beat Turkey 5-3 in their second game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament. Forward Aiden Sillato was named the best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Bulgaria shutout New Zealand 9-0, China defeated South Africa 14-1 and Iceland beat Chinese Taipei 4-0. After the second round Australia sit second in the Group A standings, one point off the lead. The teams have a rest day today and return on Thursday with Australia taking on Chinese Taipei today for their final group stage game.

– Australia 5-3 Turkey (20:30, 15 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)

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

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L PTS
Iceland 2 1 1 0 0 5
Australia 2 1 0 1 0 4
Turkey 2 1 0 0 1 3
Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 0 2 0

Group B

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

2019 U20 World Championships: Iceland beat Australia

The Australian men’s national under-20 team have lost their opening game of the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III tournament, losing to Iceland 4-5 in overtime. Jeremy Vasquez scored two goals and was named the best Australian player of the match. In other games of the day Bulgaria beat South Africa 10-1, China beat New Zealand 12-1 and Turkey beat Chinese Taipei 4-1. After the first round Australia sit third in the Group A standings, two points off the lead. Australia take on Turkey today for their second game of the tournament. The last time these two teams met was at the 2008 Division III World Championship tournament where Australia won 5-3.

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

– Australia 4-5 OT Iceland (17:00, 14 January 2019, Laugardalur Arena)

Group A

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

Group B

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