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World Championship d2B
- League status: Active
- Administered by: IIHF
- Year of start: 2011
- WWW: http://www.iihf.com/
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|4.||Jordan Challis||RW||New Zealand||5||3||7||10||0||0|
|6.||Matt Schneider||C||New Zealand||5||4||5||9||4||5|
|8.||Aleksandr Polozov||F||New Zealand||5||3||6||9||0||4|
The teams play a single round-robin series. Each team plays each opponent once.
The winner of the event will be promoted to Division II Group A. The last-ranked team will be relegated to Division III.
Until 2011 Division 2B was at the same level as 2A.
Brad Vigon new coach of Australia
Australian Federation announced the appointment of Brad Vigon as new national team headcoach, replacing Ryan O'Handley, in charge since 2014, who recently resigned also as Adelaide Adrenaline headcoach to become Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations of the club. Vigon, 46, native of Santa Monica, California, coached Melbourne Mustangs since 2012, winning a title in 2013-2014. He already had an experience on national team bench in 2013, when was assistant coach at World Championship Division IIa.
Matti Luoma was named assistant coach. The duo will lead Australia, relegated last season, at World Championship Diviion IIb at Mexico City next April
|20 Apr 2018||Spain - New Zealand||6-4|
|20 Apr 2018||Mexico - Israel||3-5|
|20 Apr 2018||Luxembourg - North Korea||2-1|
- Youngest player: Mikael Aijala (17 years)
- Oldest player: Frederico Obregon (38 years)
- Shortest player: Chol Gwang Kim (165 cm)
- Tallest player: Matt Schneider (197 cm)
- Nationalities: Canada (1), Spain (22), Estonia (1), Germany (2), Hungary (1), Israel (19), Luxembourg (21), Mexico (20), New Zealand (17), North Korea (20), Russia (1), Sweden (2)
- Highest win: Spain - North Korea
- Season average attendance: 171
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