2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III

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2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  China
Dates 5 – 11 March 2007
Teams 6
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Spain
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  China
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Iceland
2006
2008

The 2007 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 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships and took place between 5 and 11 March 2007 in Beijing, China. The tournament was won by Spain who upon winning gained promotion, along with China who finished in second place, to Division II of the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Overview[edit]

The 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III began on 5 March 2007 in Beijing, China.[1] New Zealand and South Africa both returned to compete in the Division III competition after missing promotion at the previous years World Championships.[2] Turkey gained promotion back to Division III after winning the qualification game against Bulgaria which was held in January 2007.[3] Iceland and Spain entered the Division III competition after being relegated from the Division II tournaments of the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4][5] China returned to the World U18 Championships, having last played in the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group A tournament.[6]

Spain finished first after winning all five of their games and gained promotion back to Division II for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] China who finished in second place also gained promotion to Division II, while Iceland finished third after winning three of their five games of the tournament.[1] Alejandro Pedraz of Spain finished as the tournaments top scoring after recording 26 points including 17 goals and nine assists.[7] Spain's Ander Alcaine finished as the tournaments leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.877.[8]

Division III Qualification[edit]

The Division III Qualiciation tournament was held on 28 January 2007 in İzmit, Turkey.[3] The tournament consisted of a single game between Turkey and Bulgaria who were relegated to the qualification tournament after they finished fifth and sixth in the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III tournament.[2][3] Turkey won the game 3–2 in a shootout and qualified for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III tournament.[3]

28 January 2007
19:00
Turkey  3 – 2 GWS
(2–1, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 Bulgaria Izmit Ice Rink
Attendance: 200

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II for 2008
Rk Team GP W Overtime wins Overtime losses L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Spain 5 5 0 0 0 54 9 +45 15
2  China 5 4 0 0 1 46 16 +30 12
3  Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 41 17 +24 9
4  New Zealand 5 2 0 0 3 30 25 +5 6
5  South Africa 5 1 0 0 4 11 53 –42 3
6  Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 6 68 –62 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

5 March 2007
13:00
South Africa  1 – 18
(0–9, 1–4, 0–5)
 Spain Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 101
5 March 2007
16:30
China  11 – 2
(2–1, 5–0, 4–1)
 New Zealand Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 340
5 March 2007
20:00
Iceland  16 – 1
(5–1, 4–0, 7–0)
 Turkey Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 98
6 March 2007
13:00
Spain  5 – 1
(0–0, 2–1, 3–0)
 New Zealand Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 111
6 March 2007
16:30
Turkey  0 – 15
(0–5, 0–5, 0–5)
 China Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 121
6 March 2007
20:00
Iceland  14 – 2
(4–0, 7–1, 3–1)
 South Africa Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 134
8 March 2007
13:00
South Africa  1 – 9
(0–2, 1–4, 0–3)
 New Zealand Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 101
8 March 2007
16:30
Iceland  3 – 6
(0–5, 1–0, 2–1)
 China Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 456
8 March 2007
20:00
Spain  16 – 0
(5–0, 6–0, 5–0)
 Turkey Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 102
9 March 2007
13:00
Turkey  2 – 5
(1–1, 0–1, 1–3)
 South Africa Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 102
9 March 2007
16:30
New Zealand  2 – 5
(0–3, 0–1, 2–1)
 Iceland Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 156
9 March 2007
20:00
China  4 – 9
(2–2, 1–4, 1–3)
 Spain Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 900
11 March 2007
13:00
New Zealand  16 – 3
(2–0, 4–1, 10–2)
 Turkey Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 102
11 March 2007
16:30
South Africa  2 – 10
(0–5, 0–4, 2–1)
 China Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 800
11 March 2007
20:00
Spain  6 – 3
(0–1, 2–2, 4–0)
 Iceland Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 900

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Spain Pedraz, AlejandroAlejandro Pedraz 5 17 9 26 +22 29 F
Spain Munoz, JuanJuan Munoz 5 8 12 20 +18 12 F
Spain Betran, AdrianAdrian Betran 5 8 8 16 +24 2 F
New Zealand Lee, Martin JamesMartin James Lee 5 9 6 15 +10 16 F
China Li Zhengyu 5 8 6 14 +11 0 F
China Chen Ling 5 7 6 13 +7 16 F
Iceland Thormodsson, EgillEgill Thormodsson 5 7 5 12 +7 0 F
Iceland Bjornsson, ThorsteinnThorsteinn Bjornsson 5 4 8 12 +7 2 F
New Zealand Eaden, ChristopherChristopher Eaden 5 6 4 10 +6 0 F
Iceland Maack, PeturPetur Maack 5 6 4 10 +7 6 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.[8]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Spain Alcaine, AnderAnder Alcaine 210:50 65 8 2.28 87.69 0
Iceland Aron Stefansson 259:04 99 15 3.47 84.85 0
China Han Pengfei 243:07 83 14 3.46 83.13 0
New Zealand Nothling, ZakZak Nothling 200:12 99 17 5.09 82.83 0
South Africa Campbell-Hall, ZayneZayne Campbell-Hall 178:45 129 23 7.72 82.17 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ a b "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  3. ^ a b c d "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ". 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. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  6. ^ "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  8. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 

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