Team Mongolia Wins Third Place in the Championship

2023-03-18 18:49:51

Ulaanbaatar, March 18, 2023 /MONTSAME/. The 2023 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Asia and Oceania Championship was solemnly held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and ended on March 17, 2023. The winners of the championship were honored at the closing ceremony in Steppe Arena. 

Specifically, after many fierce battles between six countries, including, Mongolia, Thailand, Turkmenistan, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, and Uzbekistan, the team Uzbekistan lifted the championship trophy with five wins whereas the team Mongolia (host country) sealed 3rd place in the tournament. The team Turkmenistan captured second place with four wins and one loss.  

The awards were conferred at the closing ceremony of the tournament by the Vice President of IIHF Aivaz Omorkanov and Minister of Finance and President of the Mongolian Ice Hockey Federation B. Javkhlan.  

The International Ice Hockey Federation has 83 member national associations. From Asia, China ranked 16 with points of 2890 in the world ranking - IIHF, following South Korea at 21 with points of 2705 while Mongolia placed 59th. 

In addition, the IIHF World Championship Division IV will be held in Mongolia on March 23-26 with participants from Indonesia, Kuwait, Mongolia, Philippines.