2002 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2002 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Slovakia
Dates April 11–21, 2002
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 48
Goals scored 328 (6.83 per match)
Attendance 93,914 (1,957 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Russia Alexander Ovechkin (18 points)
2001
2003

The 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Piešťany and Trnava, Slovakia. The championships began on April 11, 2002, and finished on April 21, 2002. Games were played at Zimny Stadion in Piešťany and Zimny Stadion in Trnava. The US team finished first in the final round to capture the gold, while Russia and the Czech Republic captured the silver and bronze medal respectively. USA and Russia played the last game of the final round to determine the medals. Needing to beat Russia by two goals, USA led 2–1 with a minute remaining. They pulled their goalie, leading to Zach Parise's gold medal-winning goal with thirty seconds remaining.[1]

Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Russia 5 5 0 0 34 10 10
 Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 25 12 8
 Canada 5 3 2 0 21 17 6
 Norway 5 1 3 1 13 23 3
 Slovakia 5 1 4 0 10 19 2
 Germany 5 0 4 1 7 29 1
Results[2]
11 April 2002
13:00
Norway  2 – 2
( 0-1, 2-1, 0-0 )
 Germany
11 April 2002
16:30
Slovakia  1 – 5
( 0-2, 0-2, 1-1 )
 Czech Republic
11 April 2002
20:00
Canada  4 – 8
( 3-2, 1-2, 0-4 )
 Russia

12 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic  7 – 4
( 2-1, 2-2, 3-1 )
 Norway
12 April 2002
16:30
Russia  6 – 1
( 2-0, 2-1, 2-0 )
 Slovakia
12 April 2002
20:00
Germany  1 – 9
( 0-2, 1-3, 0-4 )
 Canada

14 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic  6 – 1
( 4-0, 2-1, 0-0 )
 Germany
14 April 2002
16:30
Canada  3 – 1
( 2-0, 1-1, 0-0 )
 Slovakia
14 April 2002
20:00
Russia  7 – 0
( 1-0, 2-0, 4-0 )
 Norway

15 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic  4 – 1
( 0-1, 1-0, 3-0 )
 Canada
15 April 2002
16:30
Slovakia  3 – 4
( 2-2, 0-0, 1-2 )
 Norway
15 April 2002
20:00
Germany  2 – 8
( 2-2, 0-3, 0-3 )
 Russia

17 April 2002
10:00
Norway  3 – 4
( 2-2, 0-0, 1-2 )
 Canada
17 April 2002
13:30
Russia  5 – 3
( 1-2, 3-0, 1-1 )
 Czech Republic
17 April 2002
17:00
Germany  1 – 4
( 1-2, 0-1, 0-1 )
 Slovakia

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 United States 5 5 0 0 33 5 10
 Finland 5 4 1 0 22 7 8
 Belarus 5 2 3 0 14 21 4
 Sweden 5 2 3 0 16 16 4
  Switzerland 5 2 3 0 18 21 4
 Ukraine 5 0 5 0 4 37 0
Results[3]
11 April 2002
13:00
Belarus  0 – 9
( 0-2, 0-1, 0-6 )
 United States
11 April 2002
16:30
Sweden  0 – 2
( 0-0, 0-1, 0-1 )
 Finland
11 April 2002
20:00
Ukraine  0 – 10
( 0-4, 0-2, 0-4 )
  Switzerland

12 April 2002
13:00
Finland  4 – 3
( 1-0, 1-1, 2-2 )
 Belarus
12 April 2002
16:30
Switzerland   3 – 2
( 2-1, 0-1, 1-0 )
 Sweden
12 April 2002
20:00
United States  10 – 0
( 2-0, 3-0, 5-0 )
 Ukraine

14 April 2002
13:00
Ukraine  3 – 8
( 1-3, 2-3, 0-2 )
 Sweden
14 April 2002
16:30
Switzerland   3 – 6
( 1-1, 1-1, 1-4 )
 Belarus
14 April 2002
20:00
Finland  2 – 3
( 1-1, 0-0, 1-2 )
 United States

15 April 2002
13:00
Sweden  4 – 2
( 1-1, 1-0, 2-1 )
 Belarus
15 April 2002
16:30
Finland  6 – 0
( 0-0, 3-0, 3-0 )
 Ukraine
15 April 2002
20:00
United States  5 – 1
( 2-1, 2-0, 1-0 )
  Switzerland

17 April 2002
10:00
Belarus  3 – 1
( 2-1, 1-0, 0-0 )
 Ukraine
17 April 2002
13:30
United States  6 – 2
( 1-0, 1-1, 4-1 )
 Sweden
17 April 2002
17:00
Switzerland   1 – 8
( 1-3, 0-2, 0-3 )
 Finland

Relegation Round[edit]

Results[4]
18 April 2002
13:00
Sweden  4 – 0
( 2-0, 0-0, 2-0 )
 Germany
18 April 2002
16:30
Norway  2 – 7
( 0-3, 1-3, 1-1 )
  Switzerland
18 April 2002
20:00
Slovakia  3 – 0
( 2-0, 1-0, 0-0 )
 Ukraine

20 April 2002
11:00
Switzerland   5 – 2
( 0-1, 2-1, 3-0 )
 Germany
20 April 2002
14:30
Ukraine  5 – 2
( 1-1, 2-0, 2-1 )
 Norway
20 April 2002
18:00
Sweden  3 – 5
( 1-3, 2-1, 0-1 )
 Slovakia

21 April 2002
11:00
Germany  4 – 1
( 1-0, 3-0, 0-1 )
 Ukraine
21 April 2002
14:30
Slovakia  0 – 3
( 0-0, 0-3, 0-0 )
  Switzerland
21 April 2002
18:00
Norway  2 – 3
( 0-1, 2-1, 0-1 )
 Sweden

Final round[edit]

Results[5]
18 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic  5 – 1
( 1-0, 2-1, 2-0 )
 Belarus
18 April 2002
16:30
United States  10 – 3
( 2-1, 5-2, 3-0 )
 Canada
18 April 2002
20:00
Russia  4 – 3
( 2-2, 1-1, 1-0 )
 Finland

20 April 2002
12:00
Finland  3 – 1
( 0-1, 1-0, 2-0 )
 Canada
20 April 2002
15:30
United States  0 – 1
( 0-0, 0-1, 0-0 )
 Czech Republic
20 April 2002
19:00
Belarus  0 – 11
( 0-2, 0-7, 0-2 )
 Russia

21 April 2002
12:00
Czech Republic  4 – 2
( 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 )
 Finland
21 April 2002
15:30
Canada  3 – 5
( 1-3, 2-0, 0-2 )
 Belarus
21 April 2002
19:00
Russia  1 – 3
( 0-2, 0-0, 1-1 )
 United States

Final standings[edit]

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

 Germany,  Norway, and  Ukraine are relegated to Division I for the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division I[edit]

The Division I tournament was played in Celje and Maribor, Slovenia, from 23 to 29 March 2002.[6] With the temporary expanison of the top level to twelve teams because of the late inclusion of Canada, Division I was left short one team. France, the previous year's runner up in Division II was invited, but failed to respond, so the tournament was played with only seven teams.[7]

First round[edit]

Consolation Round (Places 5–7)[edit]

(in Celje)
Teams ITA DAN JPN Score Pts
1. Italy 4:2 3:4 7:6 2
2. Denmark 2:4 (6:4) 8:8 2
3. Japan 4:3 (4:6) 8:9 2

Play-Off[edit]

Semifinal
27 March 2002
15:30
Kazakhstan  4 – 1
( 1-1, 3-0, 0-0 )
 Latvia
27 March 2002
19:00
Slovenia  3 – 2 OT
( 0-1, 1-1, 1-0 )
( 1-0 )
 Austria
Third-place Play-off
29 March 2002
15:30
Latvia  1 – 4
( 1-1, 0-2, 0-1 )
 Austria
Final
29 March 2002
19:00
Slovenia  2 – 5
( 1-0, 1-3, 0-2 )
 Kazakhstan

 Kazakhstan were promoted to the top level, and no team was relegated for the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division II[edit]

The Division II tournament was played in Briancon, France, from 22 to 29 March 2002.[8] With North Korea's absence, Romania (the previous year's Division III runners-up) gained a late promotion into this tournament.

First round[edit]

Final round and Consolation round[edit]

With the forthcoming reorganization into twelve team divisions,  France,  Poland, and  Great Britain were all promoted to Division I, and no team was relegated for the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division III[edit]

The Division III tournament was played in Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania, from 5 to 9 March 2002.[9]

First round[edit]

With the forthcoming reorganization into twelve team divisions, everyone but  Turkey were promoted to Division II, and no team was relegated for the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Play-off round[edit]

7th-place play-off
9 March 2002
14:00
Bulgaria  6 – 3
( 2-1, 3-0, 1-2 )
 Turkey Kaunas
5th-place play-off
9 March 2002
18:00
Lithuania  3 – 5
( 3-0, 0-3, 0-2 )
 South Africa Kaunas
3rd-place play-off
9 March 2002
14:00
Belgium  4 – 7
( 0-1, 2-4, 2-2 )
 Spain Elektrėnai
Final
9 March 2002
18:00
South Korea  11 – 1
( 3-1, 4-0, 4-0 )
 Yugoslavia Elektrėnai

See also[edit]

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