2006 IIHF World Championship Division II

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2006 IIHF World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host countries  Bulgaria
 New Zealand
Dates March 27 - April 9
Teams 12 (two groups of 6)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2006 IIHF World Championship Division II was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The tournament was contested from March 27 to April 9, 2006. Participants in this tournament were separated into two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Sofia, Bulgaria. Group B's games were played in Auckland, New Zealand. Romania and China finished atop of Group A and Group B respectively, gaining promotion to Division I for 2007. While South Africa finished last in Group A and New Zealand last in Group B and were relegated to Division III for 2007.

Participants[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Qualification
 Romania Placed 6th in Division I-Group B and were relegated in 2005.[1]
 Serbia and Montenegro Placed 2nd in Division II-Group B in 2005.[2]
 Belgium Placed 4th in Division II-Group B in 2005.[2]
 Bulgaria Host, placed 4th in Division II-Group A in 2005.[3]
 Spain Placed 5th in Division II-Group B in 2005.[2]
 South Africa Placed 2nd in Division III and were promoted in 2005.[4]

Group B[edit]

Team Qualification
 China Placed 6th in Division I-Group A and were relegated in 2005.[5]
 Australia Placed 2nd in Division II-Group A in 2005.[3]
 South Korea Placed 3rd in Division II-Group A in 2005.[3]
 North Korea Placed 3rd in Division II-Group B in 2005.[2]
 New Zealand Host, Placed 5th in Division II-Group A in 2005.[3]
 Mexico Placed 1st in Division III and were promoted in 2005.[4]

Group A tournament[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

March 27, 2006
12:00
 Romania 4 - 2
(2-0, 2-0, 0-2)
 Belgium Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 60
March 27, 2006
15:30
 Serbia and Montenegro 4 - 1
(1-1, 2-0, 1-0)
 Spain Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 93
March 27, 2006
19:00
 Bulgaria 14 - 1
(5-0, 3-1, 6-0)
 South Africa Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 873
March 28, 2006
12:00
 Belgium 2 - 2
(0-0, 1-0, 1-2)
 Serbia and Montenegro Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 87
March 28, 2006
15:30
 South Africa 3 - 19
(0-5, 0-6, 3-8)
 Romania Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 79
March 28, 2006
19:00
 Spain 1 - 3
(0-2, 1-1, 0-0)
 Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1249
March 30, 2006
12:00
 Romania 16 - 3
(6-0, 5-0, 5-3)
 Spain Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 54
March 30, 2006
15:30
 South Africa 0 - 7
(0-3, 0-1, 0-3)
 Belgium Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 48
March 30, 2006
19:00
 Serbia and Montenegro 2 - 4
(0-1, 1-2, 1-1)
 Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 589
April 1, 2006
12:00
 Serbia and Montenegro 14 - 5
(3-1, 8-1, 3-3)
 South Africa Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 62
April 1, 2006
15:30
 Belgium 4 - 0
(2-0, 0-0, 2-0)
 Spain Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 137
April 1, 2006
19:00
 Bulgaria 0 - 9
(0-1, 0-1, 0-7)
 Romania Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1843
April 2, 2006
12:00
 Spain 5 - 3
(2-1, 2-0, 1-2)
 South Africa Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 43
April 2, 2006
15:30
 Romania 11 - 1
(3-1, 3-0, 5-0)
 Serbia and Montenegro Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 213
April 2, 2006
19:00
 Bulgaria 4 - 4
(2-2, 1-1, 1-1)
 Belgium Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 797

Ranking and statistics[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2007[6]
Relegated to Division III for 2007[6]
Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
 Romania 5 5 0 0 59 9 50 10
 Bulgaria 5 3 1 1 25 17 8 7
 Belgium 5 2 2 1 19 10 9 6
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 1 2 23 23 0 5
 Spain 5 1 0 4 10 30 -20 2
 South Africa 5 0 0 5 12 59 -47 0

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Romania Catalin Geru 5 13 8 21 +19 4 F
Romania Nutu Andrei 5 5 13 18 +20 0 F
Romania Ioan Timaru 5 7 6 13 +11 2 F
Romania Levente Elekes 5 7 6 13 +8 4 F
Romania Laszlo Vargyas 5 4 8 12 +17 0 D
Serbia and Montenegro Ivan Prokic 5 4 7 11 +5 22 F
Romania Attila Goga 5 3 7 10 +12 8 D
Romania Viorel Nicolescu 5 2 8 10 +8 0 F
Romania Ervin Moldovan 5 6 3 9 +9 0 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Bulgaria Konstantin Mihaylov 280:00 151 10 2.14 93.38 0
Belgium Bjorn Stejlen 299:16 104 10 2.00 90.38 2
Romania Viorel Radu 140:00 28 3 1.29 89.29 2
Romania Adrian Catrinoi 160:00 47 6 2.25 87.23 0
Spain Jose Luis Alonso 250.42 92 17 4.07 81.52 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

Group B tournament[edit]

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

April 3, 2006
12:00
 North Korea 1 - 5
(0-3, 0-1, 1-1)
 Australia Botany
Attendance: 150
April 3, 2006
15:30
 Mexico 1 - 4
(0-2, 1-2, 0-0)
 China Botany
Attendance: 120
April 3, 2006
19:00
 New Zealand 1 - 8
(0-5, 1-1, 0-2)
 South Korea Botany
Attendance: 570
April 4, 2006
12:00
 China 14 - 2
(6-0, 4-1, 4-1)
 North Korea Botany
Attendance: 85
April 4, 2006
15:30
 South Korea 15 - 2
(5-0, 7-2, 3-0)
 Mexico Botany
Attendance: 110
April 4, 2006
19:00
 Australia 6 - 2
(1-0, 2-0, 3-2)
 New Zealand Botany
Attendance: 1200
April 6, 2006
12:00
 Australia 2 - 4
(0-3, 1-0, 1-1)
 South Korea Botany
Attendance: 108
April 6, 2006
15:30
 Mexico 0 - 3
(0-2, 0-0, 0-1)
 North Korea Botany
Attendance: 100
April 6, 2006
19:00
 China 5 - 0
(1-0, 2-0, 2-0)
 New Zealand Botany
Attendance: 550
April 7, 2006
12:00
 Australia 9 - 2
(2-0, 4-0, 3-2)
 Mexico Botany
Attendance: 120
April 7, 2006
15:30
 South Korea 3 - 6
(1-0, 1-4, 1-2)
 China Botany
Attendance: 250
April 7, 2006
19:00
 North Korea 3 - 0
(0-0, 1-0, 2-0)
 New Zealand Botany
Attendance: 800
April 9, 2006
12:00
 South Korea 5 - 1
(2-1, 2-0, 1-0)
 North Korea Botany
Attendance: 600
April 9, 2006
15:30
 China 5 - 5
(2-2, 1-1, 2-2)
 Australia Botany
Attendance: 550
April 9, 2006
19:00
 New Zealand 3 - 4
(0-2, 1-2, 2-0)
 Mexico Botany
Attendance: 1200

Ranking and statistics[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2007[7]
Relegated to Division III for 2007[7]
Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
 China 5 4 1 0 34 11 23 9
 South Korea 5 4 0 1 35 12 23 8
 Australia 5 3 1 1 27 14 13 7
 North Korea 5 2 0 3 10 24 -14 4
 Mexico 5 1 0 4 9 34 -25 2
 New Zealand 5 0 0 5 6 26 -20 0

GP = Games played; W = Wins; T = Ties;L = Losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GDF = Goal difference; PTS = Points

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
South Korea Kim Ki-sung 5 10 8 18 +16 4 F
South Korea Kim Kyu-hun 5 5 5 10 +4 6 F
South Korea Kim Kyung-tae 5 3 6 9 +12 2 F
China Du Chao 5 6 2 8 +5 12 F
China Chen Lei 5 2 6 8 +7 14 F
China Wang Zhiqiang 5 6 1 7 +3 4 F
South Korea Lee Yong-jun 5 3 4 7 +7 6 D
China Yin Kai 5 3 3 6 +8 6 D

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
China Yu Yang 240:00 123 9 2.25 92.68 1
South Korea Son Ho-seung 220:00 76 6 1.64 92.11 0
New Zealand Mike Parsons 220:00 208 18 4.91 91.35 0
Australia Matthew Ezzy 179:31 96 9 3.01 90.62 0
Australia Stuart Denman 120:00 35 4 2.00 88.57 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

References[edit]

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