2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I

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2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I
Tournament details
Host countries  Slovenia
 Poland
Dates 6–12 April 2007
4–10 April 2007
Teams 12
2006
2008

The 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I were a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division I tournaments made up the second level of competition at the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 6 April and 12 April 2007 in Maribor, Slovenia and the Group B tournament took place between 4 April and 10 April 2007 in Sanok, Poland. Belarus and Denmark won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships. While France finished last in Group A and Great Britain last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2008.

Group A tournament[edit]

The Group A tournament began on 6 April 2007 in Maribor, Slovenia.[1] Austria, France, Kazakhstan and Slovenia all returned to compete in this years Division I tournament after missing promotion to the Championship Division at the previous years World Championships.[2] Italy gained promotion to Division I after finished first in last years Division II Group A tournament and Belarus was relegated from the Championship Division after failing to survive the relegation round at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3][4]

Belarus won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Slovenia finished second after winning three of their five games and Kazakhstan finished in third place.[1] France finished in last place, managing to only win one game in overtime and were relegated to Division II for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Andrey Yankov of Kazakhstan led the tournament in goaltending with a save percentage of 0.903, and was named the top goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[5][6] Slovenia's Blaž Gregorc was named as top defenceman and Mikhail Stefanovich of Belarus was selected as top forward.[6] Stefanovich also was the tournaments leading scorer with twelve points including nine goals and three assists.[7]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to the Championship Division for 2008
Relegated to Division II for 2008
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Belarus 5 4 1 0 0 37 11 +26 14
2  Slovenia 5 3 0 1 1 23 20 +3 10
3  Kazakhstan 5 2 1 0 2 24 18 +6 8
4  Italy 5 2 0 1 2 19 20 –1 7
5  Austria 5 1 0 1 3 14 21 –7 4
6  France 5 0 1 0 4 13 40 –27 2

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

6 April 2007
13:00
Italy  4 – 5 GWS
(0–3, 2–1, 2–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Belarus Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 130
6 April 2007
16:30
Austria  4 – 3
(1–0, 2–1, 1–2)
 Kazakhstan Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 120
6 April 2007
20:00
France  2 – 6
(1–1, 1–3, 0–2)
 Slovenia Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 512
7 April 2007
13:00
Kazakhstan  6 – 1
(1–0, 2–0, 3–1)
 Italy Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 100
7 April 2007
16:30
Belarus  15 – 1
(7–1, 5–0, 3–0)
 France Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 130
7 April 2007
20:00
Slovenia  5 – 3
(2–0, 2–2, 1–1)
 Austria Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 685
9 April 2007
13:00
Belarus  4 – 0
(2–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 Austria Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 120
9 April 2007
16:30
Italy  7 – 2
(6–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 France Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 211
9 April 2007
20:00
Slovenia  4 – 5 OT
(2–0, 1–2, 1–2)
(OT 0–1)
 Kazakhstan Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 725
10 April 2007
13:00
France  5 – 4 GWS
(0–0, 2–1, 2–3)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 Austria Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 380
10 April 2007
16:30
Kazakhstan  2 – 6
(0–1, 1–1, 1–4)
 Belarus Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 180
10 April 2007
20:00
Slovenia  4 – 3
(0–1, 2–2, 2–0)
 Italy Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 550
12 April 2007
13:00
Kazakhstan  8 – 3
(1–0, 4–2, 3–1)
 France Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 210
12 April 2007
16:30
Austria  3 – 4
(2–1, 1–2, 0–1)
 Italy Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 169
12 April 2007
20:00
Belarus  7 – 4
(1–0, 4–3, 2–1)
 Slovenia Ledna dvorana TABOR
Attendance: 1075

Scoring leaders[edit]

Jaka Ankerst scored three goals and six assists to finish fourth in scoring.

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[7]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Belarus Stefanovich, MikhailMikhail Stefanovich 5 9 3 12 +4 16 F
Kazakhstan Vorobyov, YakovYakov Vorobyov 5 7 5 12 +2 8 F
Kazakhstan Ivanov, NikitaNikita Ivanov 5 5 7 12 +3 4 F
Slovenia Ankerst, JakaJaka Ankerst 5 3 6 9 +2 4 F
Belarus Demkov, ArtemArtem Demkov 5 4 4 8 +4 2 F
Belarus Voroshilov, IgorIgor Voroshilov 5 2 6 8 +6 0 F
Slovenia Urbas, JanJan Urbas 5 4 3 7 +3 0 F
Belarus Brykun, KirillKirill Brykun 5 3 4 7 +7 2 F
Belarus Mikhailau, UladzimirUladzimir Mikhailau 5 2 5 7 +3 0 F
Belarus Razvodovski, PavelPavel Razvodovski 5 5 1 6 +3 0 F

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[5]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Kazakhstan Yankov, AndreyAndrey Yankov 296:23 176 17 3.44 90.34 0
Belarus Zhuk, AleksandrAleksandr Zhuk 285:00 104 11 2.32 89.42 1
Italy de Filippo Roia, MarcoMarco de Filippo Roia 134:56 62 7 3.11 88.71 0
Slovenia Pintaric, MatijaMatija Pintaric 241:28 136 16 3.98 88.24 0
Italy Bernard, AndreasAndreas Bernard 168:56 89 13 4.62 85.39 0

Group B tournament[edit]

The Group B tournament began on 4 April 2007 in Sanok, Poland.[8] Denmark, Japan, Poland and Ukraine all returned to compete in this years Division I tournament after missing promotion to the Championship Division at the previous years World Championships.[9] Great Britain gained promotion to Division I after finishing first in last years Division II Group B tournament and Norway was relegated from the Championship Division after failing to survive the relegation round at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3][10]

Denmark won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Japan finished second after losing only to Denmark and Norway finished in third place.[8] Great Britain finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated back to Division II for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Mikkel Bødker of Denmark led the tournament in scoring, recording eleven points, and was named the tournament's most valuable player and top forward by the IIHF directorate.[11][12] Japan's Takumi Kamikawa was named to goaltender and Oliver Lauridsen of Denmark was selected as top defenceman.[12] Denmark's Frederik Andersen was the tournament's leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.937.[13]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to the Championship Division for 2008
Relegated to Division II for 2008
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Denmark 5 5 0 0 0 22 6 +16 15
2  Japan 5 3 1 0 1 22 13 +9 11
3  Norway 5 2 0 2 1 22 19 +3 8
4  Poland 5 2 0 0 3 16 26 –10 6
5  Ukraine 5 1 1 0 3 15 17 –2 5
6  Great Britain 5 0 0 0 5 10 26 –16 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

4 April 2007
13:00
Ukraine  3 – 4
(1–0, 1–3, 1–1)
 Japan Sanok Arena
Attendance: 300
4 April 2007
16:30
Great Britain  2 – 7
(2–2, 0–3, 0–2)
 Norway Sanok Arena
Attendance: 400
4 April 2007
20:00
Poland  1 – 9
(0–3, 0–4, 1–2)
 Denmark Sanok Arena
Attendance: 2200
5 April 2007
13:00
Japan  6 – 1
(3–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 Great Britain Sanok Arena
Attendance: 180
5 April 2007
16:30
Denmark  4 – 1
(0–0, 2–1, 2–0)
 Ukraine Sanok Arena
Attendance: 320
5 April 2007
20:00
Norway  6 – 4
(3–2, 2–1, 1–1)
 Poland Sanok Arena
Attendance: 1600
7 April 2007
13:00
Norway  4 – 5GWS
(1–2, 2–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Ukraine Sanok Arena
Attendance: 420
7 April 2007
16:30
Great Britain  3 – 5
(0–4, 0–1, 3–0)
 Poland Sanok Arena
Attendance: 2100
7 April 2007
20:00
Denmark  2 – 1
(0–1, 0–0, 2–0)
 Japan Sanok Arena
Attendance: 1500
9 April 2007
13:00
Denmark  3 – 1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 Great Britain Sanok Arena
Attendance: 230
9 April 2007
16:30
Poland  2 – 1
(1–0, 0–0, 1–1)
 Ukraine Sanok Arena
Attendance: 1700
9 April 2007
20:00
Japan  4 – 3 OT
(1–1, 0–2, 2–0)
(OT 1–0)
 Japan Sanok Arena
Attendance: 1200
10 April 2007
13:00
Ukraine  5 – 3
(1–1, 2–1, 2–1)
 Great Britain Sanok Arena
Attendance: 220
10 April 2007
16:30
Norway  2 – 4
(1–2, 1–0, 0–2)
 Denmark Sanok Arena
Attendance: 410
10 April 2007
20:00
Japan  7 – 4
(2–1, 3–1, 2–2)
 Poland Sanok Arena
Attendance: 2500

Scoring leaders[edit]

Mikkel Boedker led the tournament in scoring, recording eleven points, and was named the tournament's most valuable player and top forward by the IIHF directorate.

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Denmark Bødker, MikkelMikkel Bødker 5 4 7 11 +6 4 F
Denmark Eller, LarsLars Eller 5 3 7 10 +5 6 F
Norway Kristiansen, TommyTommy Kristiansen 5 5 4 9 +3 6 F
Norway Huse, MartinMartin Huse 5 1 7 8 +5 4 F
Poland Dronia, PawelPawel Dronia 5 6 1 7 +2 4 D
Norway Johansen, ErikErik Johansen 5 3 4 7 –2 6 D
Poland Szewczyk, MaciejMaciej Szewczyk 5 3 4 7 0 2 F
Norway Martinsen, AndreasAndreas Martinsen 5 4 2 6 +3 12 F
Japan Terao, HiromichiHiromichi Terao 5 4 2 6 –1 4 F
Denmark Storm, FrederikFrederik Storm 5 3 3 6 +5 0 F

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[13]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Denmark Andersen, FrederikFrederik Andersen 240:00 79 5 1.25 93.67 0
Japan Kamikawa, TakumiTakumi Kamikawa 233:55 92 8 2.05 77.66 0
United Kingdom King, EuanEuan King 190:42 110 12 3.78 89.09 0
Ukraine Balaban, MykhayloMykhaylo Balaban 245:00 99 13 3.18 86.87 0
Norway Bariass, EmilEmil Bariass 181:56 67 10 3.30 85.07 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  3. ^ a b "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  4. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Best Players Selected by the Directorate". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  8. ^ a b c d "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  9. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  10. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  11. ^ "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  12. ^ a b "Best Players Selected by the Directorate". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  13. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 

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