2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III

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2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host country  Romania
Dates 13 – 19 March 2006
Teams 6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Romania
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Israel
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  South Africa
2005
2007

The 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III was an international under-18 ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division III tournament made up the fourth level of competition at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships and took place between 13 and 19 March 2006 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. The tournament was won by Romania who upon winning gained promotion, along with Israel who finished in second place, to Division II of the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Overview[edit]

The 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III began on 13 March 2006 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.[1] Bulgaria, Israel, New Zealand and Turkey all returned to compete in the Division III competition after missing promotion at the previous years World Championships.[2] Romania and South Africa entered the Division III competition after being relegated from the Division II tournaments of the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3][4]

Romania finished first after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division II of the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Israel who finished in second place also gained promotion to Division II, while South Africa finished third after managing to win only two and tie one of their five games of the tournament.[1] Bulgaria and Turkey who finished fifth and sixth respectively were relegated to the Division III Qualification tournament for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1][5] Daniel Erlich of Israel finished as the tournaments top scorer after recording 26 points including 12 goals and 14 assists.[6] Romania's Istvan Csergo finished as the tournaments leading goaltender with a save percentage of 96.00.[7]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II for 2007
Relegated to Division III Qualification for 2007
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Romania 5 5 0 0 68 3 +65 10
2  Israel 5 3 1 1 42 26 +16 7
3  South Africa 5 2 1 2 25 22 +3 5
4  New Zealand 5 1 3 1 28 26 +2 5
5  Bulgaria 5 1 1 3 10 41 –31 3
6  Turkey 5 0 0 5 8 63 –55 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

13 March 2006
13:30
New Zealand  4 – 4
(0–1, 3–1, 1–2)
 South Africa Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
13 March 2006
17:00
Turkey  3 – 14
(0–4, 1–6, 2–4)
 Israel Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 130
13 March 2006
20:30
Bulgaria  0 – 18
(0–3, 0–7, 0–8)
 Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 300
14 March 2006
13:30
South Africa  12 – 1
(3–0, 4–1, 5–0)
 Turkey Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 150
14 March 2006
17:00
Israel  14 – 1
(4–0, 5–1, 5–0)
 Bulgaria Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 180
14 March 2006
20:30
Romania  14 – 0
(2–0, 3–0, 9–0)
 New Zealand Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 300
16 March 2006
13:30
South Africa  5 – 8
(3–4, 2–3, 0–1)
 Israel Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 145
16 March 2006
17:00
Bulgaria  3 – 3
(0–2, 1–1, 2–0)
 New Zealand Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 100
16 March 2006
20:30
Romania  15 – 1
(4–0, 6–1, 5–0)
 Turkey Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 470
17 March 2006
13:30
South Africa  4 – 1
(0–0, 2–1, 2–0)
 Bulgaria Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
17 March 2006
17:00
New Zealand  17 – 1
(7–1, 6–0, 4–0)
 Turkey Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 100
17 March 2006
20:30
Israel  2 – 13
(0–5, 1–4, 1–4)
 Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 1500
19 March 2006
13:30
Turkey  2 – 5
(1–2, 1–1, 0–2)
 Bulgaria Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 40
19 March 2006
17:00
Israel  4 – 4
(1–2, 1–0, 2–2)
 New Zealand Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
19 March 2006
20:30
Romania  8 – 0
(5–0, 1–0, 2–0)
 South Africa Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 1000

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[6]

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Israel Daniel Erlich 5 12 14 26 +13 32 F
Romania Biro, OttoOtto Biro 5 8 10 18 +16 12 F
Romania Attila Balint 5 10 7 17 +16 0 F
Romania Virag, CjanadCjanad Virag 5 6 9 19 +17 18 F
Israel Sherbatov, EliEli Sherbatov 5 6 8 14 +5 8 F
Romania Zsolt Kopacz 5 4 10 14 +16 10 F
Romania Hunor Szabo 5 6 6 12 +17 2 F
South Africa Joyce, JaredJared Joyce 5 6 6 12 +4 26 F
Romania Nicolae Burdian 5 5 7 12 +11 4 F
Israel Zamir, OrenOren Zamir 5 7 4 11 +6 33 F

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.[7]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Romania Csergo, IstvanIstvan Csergo 150:47 25 1 0.40 96.00 2
Romania Botond Csomortani 149:13 25 2 0.80 92.00 2
New Zealand Nothling, ZakZak Nothling 193:08 121 17 5.28 85.95 0
Israel Eden Nemenoff 285:08 139 22 4.63 84.17 0
Bulgaria Vajarov, KirilKiril Vajarov 280:00 215 36 7.71 83.26 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  2. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  3. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  4. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  5. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  6. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  7. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 

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