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The lowest level of the World U20 Junior Championships.
The winner is promoted to Division II Group B.
- 2019-2020: Iceland
- 2018-2019: China
- 2017-2018: Israel
- 2016-2017: Turkey
- 2015-2016: Mexico
- 2014-2015: China
- 2013-2014: Belgium
- 2012-2013: China
- 2011-2012: Iceland
- 2010-2011: Mexico
- 2009-2010: Australia
- 2007-2008: New Zealand
- 2006-2007: China
- 2005-2006: Lithuania
- 2004-2005: Mexico
- 2003-2004: Australia
- 2002-2003: South Korea
- 2001-2002: Estonia
- 2000-2001: Netherlands
South Africa withdraws U20 team
The South African Ice Hockey Federation has withdrawn its men's U20 national team from the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III scheduled to take place in January in Mexico City due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tournament will be played with five teams.(04 Sep 2020)
New Zealand withdraws teams
The New Zealand Ice Hockey Federation has withdrawn its teams for its first two scheduled participations in the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship program.
The 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship Division III in Mexico will thus be played with seven teams and the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women's World Championship Division II Group B in Turkey with four teams.(09 Jul 2020)
Bulgaria withdraws from the U20 Ice Hockey World Championship
The Bulgarian Ice Hockey Federation has informed IIHF that U20 team won't travel to Dunedin, New Zealand to compete at the 2015 Under-20 Ice Hockey World Championship - Division III.
This means that the tournament will have 5 teams instead of 6. The number of games will be reduced from 15 to 10. New Zealand, China, Mexico, South Africa and Turkey are the participants
The tournament will now start a day later on Tuesday January 20th, 2015.(28 Dec 2014)
No UAE in Sofia
The United Arab Emirates team wasn't able to bring enough U20 players to the World U20 Championship Div III in Sofia. Their games will be counted as 5-0 wins for the opponents.(14 Jan 2013)
Iceland wins U20 WJC Div. III in NZ
In Dunedin, New Zealand, the Icelandic U20 junior national team had no problems to win all its four games to get the promotion to Div. IIB. In the decisive game Iceland won 5-1 against China on Sunday when both teams had nine points each. Host New Zealand finished on the third position with six points in front of Bulgaria (3 pts) and Turkey (0 pts).(23 Jan 2012)