2003 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2003 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates April 8 – April 18, 2003
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 225 (7.26 per match)
Attendance 90,150 (2,908 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Belarus Kanstantsin Zakharov (16 points)
2002
2004

The 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Yaroslavl, Russia. The championships began on April 8, 2003 and finished on April 18, 2003. Games were played at Arena 2000 and Avtodizel Arena in Yaroslavl. Canada defeated Slovakia 3-0 in the final to claim the gold medal, while Russia defeated the United States 6-3 to capture the bronze medal.

Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 United States 4 3 0 1 11 7 7
 Slovakia 4 3 1 0 18 9 6
 Sweden 4 1 2 1 15 13 3
 Finland 4 1 2 1 14 15 3
 Belarus 4 0 3 1 14 28 1

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Russia 4 4 0 0 27 8 8
 Canada 4 2 1 1 19 10 5
 Czech Republic 4 2 1 1 14 11 5
 Switzerland 4 1 3 0 17 23 2
 Kazakhstan 4 0 4 0 6 31 0

Relegation Round[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Finland 3 2 0 1 15 12 5
 Belarus 3 2 1 0 19 17 4
 Switzerland 3 1 1 1 18 9 3
 Kazakhstan 3 0 3 0 12 26 0

Note: Matches  Switzerland 13-2  Kazakhstan and  Finland 8–6  Belarus from the Preliminary Round (on April 13, 2003 and April 14, 2003 respectively) are included as well since these results carry forward

Final round[edit]

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      B1   Russia 1  
  A2   Slovakia 2     QF1   Slovakia 2    
  B3   Czech Republic 1         SF1   Slovakia 0
      SF2   Canada 3
      A1   United States 1    
  B2   Canada 8     QF2   Canada 2  
  A3   Sweden 1  

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team
1st  Canada
2nd  Slovakia
3rd  Russia
4  United States
5  Sweden
6  Czech Republic
7  Finland
8  Belarus
9  Switzerland
10  Kazakhstan

 Switzerland and  Kazakhstan are relegated to Division I for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division I[edit]

Division I consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 23 and 29 March 2003 in Ventspils, Latvia and the Group B tournament was held between 22 and 28 March 2003 in Briançon, France. Denmark and Norway won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Great Britain finished last in Group A and Ukraine last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2004.[1][2]

Final standings

Division II[edit]

Division II consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 17 and 23 March 2003 in Tallinn, Estonia and the Group B tournament was held between 5 and 11 March 2003 in Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. South Korea and Romania won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Bulgaria finished last in Group A and South Africa last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2004.[3][4]

Final standings

Division III[edit]

Division III consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 5 and 8 March 2003 in Mexico City, Mexico and the Group B tournament was held between 6 and 9 February 2003 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Australia and Iceland won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division II for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5][6]

Final standings

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

External links[edit]