Playing on home ice at the Ice Dome in Mexico City, the Mexican men’s U18 national team swept the competition to win the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship tournament.
The came to play in the short three-team tournament held over the weekend, opening with an 11-1 victory over Hong Kong, and closing things out with a dominant 7-2 win over South Africa.
Defenceman Jorge Ortiz led his team in scoring with four goals and two assists in two games. Hong Kong defeated South Africa 3-2 to claim second place in the tournament and drop the South Africans to third overall.
The tournament win means Mexico will compete in the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A. Click here for tournament scores and stats