2001 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2001 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Finland
Dates April 12–22, 2001
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Russia (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 226 (7.29 per match)
Attendance 26,594 (858 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Russia Ilya Kovalchuk (15 points)

The 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Heinola, Helsinki, and Lahti, Finland. The championships ran between April 12 and April 22, 2001. Games were played at the Heinolan Jäähalli in Heinola, the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, and the Lahden Jäähalli in Lahti. Russia defeated Switzerland 6-2 in the final to win the gold medal, with Finland defeating the Czech Republic 2-1 to capture the bronze medal.

Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Finland 4 4 0 0 17 3 8
 United States 4 3 1 0 23 7 6
  Switzerland 4 2 2 0 12 10 4
 Slovakia 4 1 3 0 14 15 2
 Ukraine 4 0 4 0 3 34 0
Results[edit]
April 12, 2001  Ukraine 2–6
  Switzerland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 12, 2001  Slovakia 0–3
 Finland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 13, 2001  United States 11–0
 Ukraine Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 14, 2001   Switzerland 5–2
 Slovakia Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 14, 2001  Finland 4–3
 United States Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 15, 2001  Ukraine 0–7
 Finland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 16, 2001   Switzerland 1–3
 United States Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 16, 2001  Slovakia 10–1
 Ukraine Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 17, 2001  United States 6–2
 Slovakia Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 17, 2001  Finland 3–0
  Switzerland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Russia 4 3 1 0 29 11 6
 Germany 4 2 1 1 10 12 5
 Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 13 14 4
 Sweden 4 2 2 0 10 10 4
 Norway 4 0 3 1 8 23 1
Results[edit]
April 12, 2001  Czech Republic 3–8
 Russia Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 12, 2001  Norway 3–4
 Sweden Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 13, 2001  Germany 2–2
 Norway Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 14, 2001  Sweden 1–2
 Czech Republic Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 14, 2001  Russia 8–3
 Germany Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 15, 2001  Norway 1–10
 Russia Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 16, 2001  Sweden 1–2
 Germany Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 16, 2001  Czech Republic 7–2
 Norway Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 17, 2001  Russia 3–4
 Sweden Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 17, 2001  Germany 3–1
 Czech Republic Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola

Relegation Round[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 18 8 6
 Slovakia 3 1 1 1 15 10 3
 Norway 3 1 1 1 12 10 3
 Ukraine 3 0 3 0 7 24 0

Note: The following matches from the preliminary round carry forward to the relegation round:

Ukraine was relegated. However with Canada entering the tournament for 2002, Ukraine was re-instated to top level as the tournament was expanded to 12 teams for a year.

Results[edit]

April 19, 2001  Slovakia 4–4
 Norway Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 19, 2001  Sweden 9–4
 Ukraine Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 20, 2001  Sweden 5–1
 Slovakia Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 20, 2001  Norway 5–2
 Ukraine Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Russia 8  
  A2   United States 4     QF1   Czech Republic 3    
  B3   Czech Republic 5         SF1   Russia 6
      SF2    Switzerland 2
      A1   Finland 2    
  B2   Germany 1     QF2    Switzerland 4  
  A3    Switzerland 7  

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 19, 2001  Germany 1–7
  Switzerland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 19, 2001  United States 4–5 (SO)
 Czech Republic Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti

Semifinals[edit]

April 20, 2001  Russia 8–3
 Czech Republic Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
April 20, 2001   Switzerland 4–2
 Finland Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki

Fifth place game[edit]

April 22, 2001  United States 1–2
 Germany Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola

Bronze medal game[edit]

April 22, 2001  Finland 2–1
 Czech Republic Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki

Gold medal game[edit]

April 22, 2001  Russia 6–2
  Switzerland Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team
Gold medal icon.svg  Russia
Silver medal icon.svg   Switzerland
Bronze medal icon.svg  Finland
4  Czech Republic
5  Germany
6  United States
7  Sweden
8  Slovakia
9  Norway
10  Ukraine

 Ukraine were supposed to be relegated to Division I for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships, however with the late addition of  Canada it was decided to temporarily expand the tournament to twelve teams.[1]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Ilya Kovalchuk  Russia 6 11 4 15 26
Igor Grigorenko  Russia 6 6 4 10 8
Yuri Troubatchev  Russia 6 2 7 9 8
Tomas Jasko  Slovakia 6 4 4 8 0
Dwight Helminen  United States 6 3 5 8 0
Petr Kanko  Czech Republic 7 6 1 7 4
Joey Crabb  United States 6 5 2 7 2
Patrik Bärtschi   Switzerland 7 5 2 7 4
Alexander Perezhogin  Russia 6 4 3 7 0
Jiří Novotný  Czech Republic 6 4 3 7 2

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Tuomas Nissinen  Finland 120:00 1 .974 0.50 1
Yuri Klyuchnikov  Russia 72:47 2 .882 1.65 0
Kari Lehtonen  Finland 239:10 7 .935 1.76 2
Michal Zajkowski  Sweden 120:00 4 .944 2.00 0
Travis Weber  United States 180:00 6 .924 2.00 1

Division I[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A (in Riga)
Teams BLR JPN DAN PRK Tore Pkt.
1. Belarus 3:2 11:5 9:1 23:8 6:0
2. Japan 2:3 4:2 11:2 17:7 4:2
3. Denmark 5:11 2:4 5:4 12:19 2:4
4. North Korea 1:9 2:11 4:5 7:25 0:6
Group B (in Liepaja)
Teams AUT LAT KAZ ITA Tore Pkt.
1. Austria 3:0 5:3 2:2 10:5 5:1
2. Latvia 0:3 5:5 8:1 13:9 3:3
3. Kazakhstan 3:5 5:5 4:0 12:10 3:3
4. Italy 2:2 1:8 0:4 3:14 1:5

Final round[edit]

5th-8th place
Teams KAZ ITA DAN PRK Tore Pkt.
1. Kazakhstan (4:0) 8:2 12:2 24:4 6:0
2. Italy (0:4) 6:5 5:3 11:12 4:2
3. Denmark 2:8 5:6 (5:4) 12:18 2:4
4. North Korea 2:12 3:5 (4:5) 9:22 0:6
1st-4th place
Teams BLR AUT JPN LAT Tore Pkt.
1. Belarus 4:4 (3:2) 7:3 14:9 5:1
2. Austria 4:4 3:3 (3:0) 10:7 4:2
3. Japan (2:3) 3:3 5:2 10:8 3:3
4. Latvia 3:7 (0:3) 2:5 5:15 0:6

 Belarus were promoted to the top level, and  North Korea were relegated to Division II for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division II[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A (in Kaunas)
Teams SLO POL CRO HUN Tore Pkt.
1. Slovenia 10:1 11:0 10:1 31:2 6:0
2. Poland 1:10 10:1 13:0 24:11 4:2
3. Croatia 0:11 1:10 7:6 8:27 2:4
4. Hungary 1:10 0:13 6:7 7:30 0:6
Group B (in Elektrėnai)
Teams FRA EST GBR LTU Tore Pkt.
1. France 4:4 9:0 8:0 21:4 5:1
2. Estonia 4:4 6:2 6:2 16:8 5:1
3. Great Britain 0:9 2:6 8:3 10:18 2:4
4. Lithuania 0:8 2:6 3:8 5:22 0:6

Finals[edit]

7th place
31. März 2001 Kaunas Lithuania Hungary 1:11 (0:3,1:1,0:7)
5th place
31. März 2001 Kaunas Great Britain Croatia 5:4 (0:1,1:1,4:2)
3rd place
31. März 2001 Elektrėnai Poland Estonia 4:2 (1:1,0:0,3:1)
Final
31. März 2001 Elektrėnai Slovenia France 5:2 (1:1,4:0,0:1)

 Slovenia were promoted to the Division I, and  Lithuania were relegated to Division III for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division III[edit]

First round[edit]

Group A
Teams ROM RSA BEL YUG Tore Pkt.
1. Romania 10:0 5:2 1:0 16:2 6:0
2. South Africa 0:10 3:2 4:3 7:15 4:2
3. Belgium 2:5 2:3 4:1 8:9 2:4
4. Serbia and Montenegro 0:1 3:4 1:4 4:9 0:6
Group B
Teams NED ESP BUL ISR Tore Pkt.
1. Netherlands 11:0 14:1 10:2 35:3 6:0
2. Spain 0:11 13:2 6:3 19:16 4:2
3. Bulgaria 1:14 2:13 2:0 5:27 2:4
4. Israel 2:10 3:6 0:2 5:18 0:6

Final[edit]

7th place
11. März 2001 Sofia Serbia and Montenegro Israel 7:6 n.P. (1:2,2:3,3:1,0:0,1:0)
5th place
11. März 2001 Sofia Bulgaria Belgium 3:11 (1:2,0:4,2:5)
3rd place
11. März 2001 Sofia Spain South Africa 8:1 (4:0,2:1,2:0)
Final
11. März 2001 Sofia Netherlands Romania 4:3 (1:1,2:0,1:2)

 Netherlands were promoted to the Division II, and  Israel were relegated to Division III Qualification (which was not played, Israel returned to competition in 2003) for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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