The World Championship B group was held since January 24 till January 28 in Trollhattan, Sweden. Ukrainian team started the championship in B1 group.
On January 24 at the first game our guys played with Mongolian team. This year three russian players played in Mongolian team, and that fact was decisive - Mongolia won 9:6.
On January 25 Ukrainian team player with the last championship finalist team of Hungary. Ukrainians scored first, but after that Hungarians took the initiative till the end of the match - 11:3.
The last robin round match was with team of Japan. Ukrainians seemed better in the first half, but referees didn't fix two goals, and Japan was ahead 2:1 after the first half. Japan was better in the second half and won 6:2.
Ukraine got the last position after the robin round and player with the Canadians - the winner of the B2 group and favourite of the championship. Ukrainian team played good during the first third of the match, but Canadians scored for two times in the end of the first half, and Ukrainian captain Andrey Markovichenko didn't realize penalty shot. Canadians got a victory after the second half 7:2.
Ukraine won in the last match 8:6 against Estonia and got the 5th position.
Details about participation of the Ukrainian team at the World Championship and match videos you can find in the our Facebook group.
The youth team played in Finnish Varkaus. The Y17 World Championship was held since February 2 till February 4. In robin round matches Ukrainian team lost to teams of Sweden and Norway. Last two matches for the 5th position Ukrainians played with team of Estonia. Every team won 1 game, but Estonians had better goals difference. So, Estonia has 5th position, Ukraine is 6th.
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