2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II

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2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II
Tournament details
Host countries  Hungary
 Romania
Dates 12–18 March 2007
15 – 21 April 2007
Teams 12
2006
2008

The 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II were a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division II tournaments made up the third level of competition at the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 15 and 21 April 2007 in Miskolc, Hungary and the Group B tournament took place between 12 and 18 March 2007 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. The Netherlands and Lithuania won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Mexico finished last in Group A and Serbia last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2008.

Group A tournament[edit]

The Group A tournament began on 15 April 2007 in Miskolc, Hungary.[1] Belgium, Estonia, Mexico and the Netherlands returned to compete in the Division II competition after missing promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championships.[2][3] Hungary entered the Division II competition after being relegataed from Division I and Israel entered the tournament after gaining promotion from Division III at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4][5]

The Netherlands won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division I for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Hungary finished in second place, losing only to the Netherlands and Estonia finished in third. Mexico finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated to Division III for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Eden Nemenoff of Israel was named as the tournament's top goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[6] Hungarian Daniel Koger was named the top forward and Mike Dalhuisen of the Netherlands was selected as the top defenceman.[6] Hungary's Bálint Magosi was the tournament's leading scorer with 14 points and Miklos Rajna was the leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.938.[7][8]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2008
Relegated to Division III for 2008
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 39 9 +30 15
2  Hungary 5 4 0 0 1 48 7 +41 12
3  Estonia 5 2 1 0 2 21 23 –2 8
4  Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 17 37 –20 6
5  Israel 5 1 0 0 4 11 36 –25 3
6  Mexico 5 0 0 1 4 9 33 –24 1

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

15 April 2007
13:00
Israel  2 – 5
(0–0, 2–1, 0–4)
 Belgium Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 400
15 April 2007
16:30
Netherlands  10 – 0
(5–0, 2–0, 3–0)
 Mexico Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 500
15 April 2007
20:00
Estonia  0 – 7
(0–2, 0–2, 0–3)
 Hungary Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1200
17 April 2007
13:00
Netherlands  11 – 1
(3–0, 4–1, 4–0)
 Estonia Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 350
17 April 2007
16:30
Mexico  3 – 5
(1–2, 1–2, 1–1)
 Israel Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 320
17 April 2007
20:00
Hungary  16 – 0
(6–0, 6–0, 4–0)
 Belgium Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1300
18 April 2007
13:00
Netherlands  7 – 1
(4–1, 1–0, 2–0)
 Israel Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 150
18 April 2007
16:30
Estonia  8 – 3
(5–0, 2–1, 1–2)
 Belgium Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 160
18 April 2007
20:00
Hungary  10 – 0
(5–0, 3–0, 2–0)
 Mexico Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1300
20 April 2007
13:00
Mexico  2 – 3 GWS
(2–1, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Estonia Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 100
20 April 2007
16:30
Belgium  4 – 7
(0–0, 2–5, 2–2)
 Netherlands Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 270
20 April 2007
20:00
Israel  3 – 12
(2–5, 0–4, 1–3)
 Hungary Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1400
21 April 2007
13:00
Belgium  5 – 4
(0–1, 0–2, 5–1)
 Mexico Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 120
21 April 2007
16:30
Estonia  9 – 0
(5–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Israel Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 250
21 April 2007
20:00
Hungary  3 – 4
(0–2, 1–2, 2–0)
 Netherlands Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1800

Scoring leaders[edit]

Daniel Koger scored four goals and eight assists to finish forth in scoring.

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Hungary Magosi, BálintBálint Magosi 5 9 5 14 +17 8 F
Hungary Nagy, GergoGergo Nagy 5 8 5 13 +10 34 F
Hungary Jonkl, LaszloLaszlo Jonkl 5 5 7 12 +13 4 F
Hungary Koger, DanielDaniel Koger 5 4 8 12 +9 2 F
Belgium van den Bogeart, BenBen van den Bogeart 5 10 1 11 –4 8 F
Netherlands Dalhuisen, MikeMike Dalhuisen 5 5 6 11 +12 14 D
Netherlands Bruijsten, MitchMitch Bruijsten 5 8 2 10 +9 18 F
Netherlands van Hulten, RitchieRitchie van Hulten 5 5 5 10 +8 10 F
Hungary Roczanov, DezsoDezso Roczanov 5 7 2 9 +10 27 F
Israel Daniel Erlich 5 4 5 9 –12 32 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.[8]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Hungary Rajna, MiklosMiklos Rajna 120:00 48 3 1.50 93.75 1
Hungary David Meretei 178:44 49 4 1.34 91.84 2
Estonia Koitmaa, VillemVillem Koitmaa 239:50 125 12 3.00 90.40 0
Netherlands Tomislav Hrelja 300:00 80 9 1.80 88.75 1
Israel Eden Nemenoff 259:46 231 31 7.16 86.58 0

Group B tournament[edit]

The Group B tournament began on 12 March 2007 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.[9] Australia, Croatia and Lithuania all returned to compete in the Division II tournament after missing promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championships.[3] Serbia made their debut appearance in the World U18 Championships after replacing the Serbia and Montenegro men's national under-18 ice hockey team, the change in team coinciding with Montenegro's declaration of independence and the eventual split of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.[2] South Korea entered the Division II competition after being relegated from Division I and Romania entered the tournament after gaining promotion from Division III at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5][10]

Lithuania won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division I for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[9] South Korea finished second after losing only to Lithuania and Estonia finished in third place. Serbia finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated to Division III for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[9] Tihomir Filipec of Croatia was named as the tournament's top goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[11] Lithuanian Povilas Verenis was named the top forward and Cho Hyung Gon of South Korea was selected as the top defenceman.[11] Lithuania's Tadas Kumeliauskas was the tournament's leading scorer with 12 points and Arturas Kuzmicius was the leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.948.[12][13]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2008
Relegated to Division III for 2008
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Lithuania 5 5 0 0 0 32 9 +23 15
2  South Korea 5 3 1 0 1 27 14 +13 11
3  Croatia 5 2 0 2 1 24 19 +5 8
4  Romania 5 2 0 0 3 15 25 –10 6
5  Australia 5 0 2 0 3 13 25 –12 4
6  Serbia 5 0 0 1 4 10 10 –19 1

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

12 March 2007
13:30
Australia  2 – 6
(0–1, 1–1, 1–4)
 South Korea Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 30
12 March 2007
17:00
Lithuania  6 – 2
(1–1, 0–1, 5–0)
 Serbia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
12 March 2007
20:30
Romania  0 – 10
(0–3, 0–4, 0–3)
 Croatia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
13 March 2007
13:30
Lithuania  8 – 2
(3–1, 3–0, 2–1)
 Australia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
13 March 2007
17:00
South Korea  5 – 4 GWS
(1–2, 1–1, 2–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 Croatia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 100
13 March 2007
20:30
Serbia  4 – 6
(1–3, 2–0, 1–3)
 Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 300
15 March 2007
13:30
South Korea  8 – 0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 Serbia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
15 March 2007
17:00
Australia  5 – 4 GWS
(2–1, 1–2, 1–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 Croatia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 130
15 March 2007
20:30
Lithuania  5 – 2
(1–2, 1–0, 3–0)
 Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 300
16 March 2007
13:30
Serbia  3 – 4 GWS
(1–0, 1–1, 1–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Australia Vakar Lajos Icerink
16 March 2007
17:00
Croatia  1 – 8
(0–0, 1–3, 0–5)
 Lithuania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
16 March 2007
20:30
Romania  3 – 6
(1–1, 1–4, 1–1)
 South Korea Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 350
18 March 2007
12:30
Croatia  5 – 1
(2–0, 3–0, 0–1)
 Serbia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
18 March 2007
16:00
South Korea  2 – 5
(1–1, 1–0, 0–4)
 Lithuania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
18 March 2007
19:30
Australia  0 – 4
(0–4, 0–0, 0–0)
 Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 350

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten ranked skaters sorted by points, then goals.[12]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Lithuania Kumeliauskas, TadasTadas Kumeliauskas 5 5 7 12 +12 4 F
Lithuania Verenis, PovilasPovilas Verenis 5 7 4 11 +12 8 F
Romania Lorand Bartha 5 5 4 9 -7 20 F
Croatia Vladimir Gurka 5 5 4 9 +2 4 F
South Korea Yoon Ji Man 5 4 5 9 +5 6 F
South Korea Park Sang Jin 5 7 1 8 +4 2 F
Romania Balint, ZsoltZsolt Balint 5 4 4 8 -5 16 F
Lithuania Viknius, JonasJonas Viknius 5 2 6 8 +2 8 F
Lithuania Bosas, ArnoldasArnoldas Bosas 5 6 1 7 +5 6 F
South Korea Lee Sung Jun 5 6 1 7 +6 14 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
Lithuania Kuzmicius, ArturasArturas Kuzmicius 120:00 58 3 1.50 94.83 0
Lithuania Kielius, ErnestasErnestas Kielius 180:00 79 6 2.00 92.41 0
Australia Kimlin, AnthonyAnthony Kimlin 244:47 182 14 3.43 92.31 0
Croatia Filipec, TihomirTihomir Filipec 310:00 195 19 3.68 90.26 1
South Korea Yong Hyun Ho 242:40 112 13 3.21 88.39 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  2. ^ a b "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  3. ^ a b "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  4. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  5. ^ a b "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  6. ^ a b "Best Players Selected by the Directorate". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  7. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  8. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  9. ^ a b c "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  10. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  11. ^ a b "Best Players Selected by the Directorate". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  12. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  13. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 

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