U20 Worlds Div. IA begins
by Martin Merk|09 DEC 2018
Host Germany and Latvia are two of the teams battling for promotion to the top level at the IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division I Group A.
photo: Patrick Pachod
This weekend the first two tournaments of the IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship program begin. On Sunday it’s the turn to the Division I Group A in Fussen, Germany, where the second-tier nations battle for promotion to the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic.

The tournament opens at 13:00 local time with the game between France and Latvia, which missed out on promotion last year as second-ranked team. The second game features a neighbouring clash between host Germany and Austria at 16:30 before the evening game between Norway and Belarus at 20:00. Norway was promoted to this group while Belarus is the country relegated from last year’s top-level World Juniors.

The winner of this six-team round robin tournament will be promoted to the top division that will be hosted in Ostrava and Trinec in the Czech Republic next year. All 15 games between 9 and 15 December are streamed live. Just click on the game during game time to access the game centre with the live stream and live data and statistics.

Click here to access the tournament page.

One level below the Division I Group B hast started in Tychy where host Poland, Slovenia and Hungary started with wins against Ukraine, Italy and Japan respectively on Saturday. All games can be followed here with a live stream, ticket and stats.