German U18s promoted

Class of 1992 tornadoes through Div. I tourney in Poland


The German U18 national team will return to the top division next year. Photo: Stanislaw Latka

KRYNICA, Poland – Germany will return to the top division of the World U18 Championship in 2011. The team dominated the Division I Group B in Poland to earn the promotion.

The Germans started strong, defeating Great Britain (9-0), Kazakhstan (11-1), Lithuania (15-0) and Hungary (6-1) before playing host Poland on the last day, the only other team with gold medal chances, but the Poles were shutout 10-0.

Hungary took home the silver with one point more than bronze medallist Poland. Kazakhstan finished in fourth place.

Newly-promoted Great Britain won the game to avoid relegation, 3-2, against Lithuania and sent the Lithuanians down to Division II.

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Directorate Awards:

Best Goalkeeper: Sebastian Mrugala (Poland)
Best Defenceman: Tamas Erdelyi (Hungary)
Best Forward: Mirko Höfflin (Germany)

Note: Group A in Herning ends on Sunday with host Denmark fighting for promotion against Norway.
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