The 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool were held in Ostersund, Sweden, from 15-21 March.
Featuring teams from South Korea, Great Britain, Slovakia, Austria and Poland and the host nation Sweden, the event was organised locally by the Swedish National Paralympic Committee.
The city of Ostersund
With a population of about 60,000, Ostersund is the only city in the county of Jamtland. It is situated by the Lake Storsjon.
The long, cold winter is the city´s greatest asset, along with the freshest air and the cleanest water of Europe. As well as the 2008 biathlon World Championships and the annual season opening biathlon World Cup, Ostersund is also host of many other national and international winter sports events, including the Arctic Cat Cup, World Enduro Championships, cross-country skiing World Cup, Vertex 24 and world junior curling Championships.
History of the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships B-Pool
The B-Pool World Championships in Nagano, Japan, in 2013, drew six teams on the road to Sochi 2014, as the host nation lost to Germany 3-2 in the gold-medal game of the tournament.
Great Britain beat Estonia 3-2 in the bronze medal match.
Japan’s Takahashi was named best forward at the Championships and the host nation’s Satoru Sudo was named best defenseman, while Poland’s Andrzej Mylnarczyk was picked as the best goalkeeper.
Takahashi led all players with eight goals and an assist in the tournament, while Satoru had four goals and four assists. Mylnarczyk recorded an 82 per cent save percentage during the Championships with 105 saves.