2005 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2005 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates April 14 – April 24, 2005
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 180 (5.81 per match)
Attendance 71,936 (2,321 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Phil Kessel (16 points)
2004
2006

The 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in České Budějovice and Plzeň, Czech Republic. The championships began on April 14, 2005 and finished on April 24, 2005. Games were played at Budvar Arena in České Budějovice and ČEZ Aréna in Plzeň. The United States of America defeated Canada 5-1 in the final to claim the gold medal, while the Sweden defeated Czech Republic 4-2 to capture the bronze medal.

Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Canada 4 3 1 0 24 7 6
 Sweden 4 3 1 0 9 6 6
 Russia 4 3 1 0 19 12 6
 Germany 4 1 3 0 10 18 2
 Denmark 4 0 4 0 4 23 0

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 United States 4 4 0 0 17 5 8
 Czech Republic 4 3 1 0 16 6 6
 Slovakia 4 2 2 0 6 9 4
 Finland 4 1 3 0 6 13 2
 Switzerland 4 0 4 0 4 16 0

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Finland 3 3 0 0 10 5 6
 Germany 3 2 1 0 7 5 4
 Switzerland 3 1 2 0 5 7 2
 Denmark 3 0 3 0 5 10 0

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

Final round[edit]

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      B1   United States 6  
  A2   Sweden 5     QF1   Sweden 2    
  B3   Slovakia 3         SF1   United States 5
      SF2   Canada 1
      A1   Canada 3    
  B2   Czech Republic 5     QF2   Czech Republic 2  
  A3   Russia 1  

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team
 United States
 Canada
 Sweden
4  Czech Republic
5  Russia
6  Slovakia
7  Finland
8  Germany
9  Switzerland
10  Denmark

 Switzerland and  Denmark are relegated to Division I for the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Phil Kessel  United States 6 9 7 16 2
Nathan Gerbe  United States 6 4 4 8 14
Ilya Zubov  Russia 6 3 5 8 6
Alexey Sopin  Russia 6 6 1 7 2
Peter Mueller  United States 6 4 3 7 20
Vyacheslav Buravchikov  Russia 6 3 4 7 4
Juraj Mikus  Slovakia 6 0 7 7 12
Martin Hanzal  Czech Republic 7 4 3 7 10
Nicklas Bergfors  Sweden 7 6 0 6 0
Devin Setoguchi  Canada 6 4 2 6 6
David Kveton  Czech Republic 7 4 2 6 4
Tomáš Káňa  Czech Republic 7 2 4 6 8

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Pier-Olivier Pelletier  Canada 120:00 2 .959 1.00 0
Jeff Frazee  United States 360:00 8 .959 1.33 1
Jhonas Enroth  Sweden 141:08 4 .942 1.70 0
Ondřej Pavelec  Czech Republic 380:51 13 .932 2.05 1
Juha Toivonen  Finland 79:59 3 .875 2.25 0

Division I[edit]

Division I consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 3 and 9 April 2005 in Maribor, Slovenia and the Group B tournament was held between 2 and 8 April 2005 in Sosnowiec, Poland. Belarus and Norway won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Great Britain finished last in Group A and Italy last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2006.[1][2]

Final standings

Division II[edit]

Division II consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 14 and 20 March 2005 in Kohtla-Järve, Estonia and the Group B tournament was held between 21 and 27 March 2005 in Bucharest, Romania. South Korea and Hungary won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships. While South Africa finished last in Group A and Romania last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2006.[3][4]

Final standings

Division III[edit]

The Division III tournament was held between 7 and 13 March 2005 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Australia and Belgium finished first and second respectively and both gained promotion to Division II for the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5]

Final standings
  1.  Australiapromoted to Division II for 2006
  2.  Belgiumpromoted to Division II for 2006
  3.  Israel
  4.  New Zealand
  5.  Turkey
  6.  Bulgaria

Division III Qualification[edit]

The Division III Qualification tournament was held between 18 and 20 February 2005 in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey won the tournament and qualified for the Division III tournament after winning both of their games against Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.[6]

Final standings
  1.  Turkeyqualified for the 2005 Division III tournament
  2.  Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3.  Armenia

References[edit]


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.

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