2007 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2007 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Finland
Dates April 11–22, 2007
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Russia (3rd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 210 (6.77 per match)
Attendance 53,312 (1,720 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States James van Riemsdyk (12 points)
United States Colin Wilson (12 points)
MVP United States James van Riemsdyk
2006
2008

The 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Rauma and Tampere, Finland. The championships began on April 11, 2007 and finished on April 22, 2007. Games were played at Äijänsuo Arena in Rauma and Hakametsän jäähalli in Tampere. Russia defeated the United States 6-5 in the final to claim the gold medal, while Sweden defeated Canada 8-3 to capture the bronze medal.

Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Canada 4 3 1 0 0 24 8 11
 Russia 4 3 0 0 1 16 12 9
 United States 4 2 0 1 1 22 9 7
 Germany 4 1 0 0 3 8 21 3
 Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 6 26 0
Results[edit]
April 12, 2007 Canada  7–3
 Germany Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 12, 2007 Russia  5–3
 United States Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 13, 2007 Germany  1–9
 United States Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 13, 2007 Russia  6–3
 Latvia Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 14, 2007 Latvia  1–9
 Canada Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 15, 2007 Germany  1–3
 Russia Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 15, 2007 United States  2–3 (SO)
 Canada Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 16, 2007 Latvia  2–3
 Germany Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 17, 2007 United States  8–0
 Latvia Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 17, 2007 Canada  5–2
 Russia Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 4 2 1 0 1 10 7 8
 Slovakia 4 2 0 1 1 9 10 7
 Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 11 7 6
 Czech Republic 4 1 1 0 2 9 11 5
 Finland 4 1 0 1 2 6 10 4
Results[edit]
April 11, 2007 Sweden  2–1 (SO)
 Finland Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 12, 2007 Czech Republic  4–2
 Switzerland Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 13, 2007 Sweden  3–6
 Slovakia Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 13, 2007 Switzerland  5–1
 Finland Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 14, 2007 Slovakia  2–3 (SO)
 Czech Republic Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 15, 2007 Switzerland  0–2
 Sweden Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 15, 2007 Finland  4–2
 Czech Republic Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 16, 2007 Slovakia  0–4
 Switzerland Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 17, 2007 Czech Republic  0–3
 Sweden Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 17, 2007 Finland  0–1
 Slovakia Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Finland 3 3 0 0 0 14 8 9
 Germany 3 2 0 0 1 12 9 6
 Czech Republic 3 1 0 0 2 9 11 3
 Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 6 13 0

Results[edit]

Note: The following matches from the preliminary round carry forward to the relegation round:

April 19, 2007 Czech Republic  4–1
 Latvia Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 19, 2007 Germany  3–4
 Finland Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 20, 2007 Germany  6–3
 Czech Republic Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
April 20, 2007 Latvia  3–6
 Finland Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Sweden 4  
  A2   Russia 4     QF1   Russia 5    
  B3   Switzerland 3         SF1   Russia 6
      SF2   United States 5
      A1   Canada 3    
  B2   Slovakia 2     QF2   United States 4  
  A3   United States 7  

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 19, 2007 Russia  4–3 (OT)
 Switzerland Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 19, 2007 Slovakia  2–7
 United States Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere

Semifinals[edit]

April 20, 2007 Sweden  4–5
 Russia Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere
April 20, 2007 Canada  3–4 (SO)
 United States Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere

Fifth place game[edit]

April 21, 2007 Switzerland  1–4
 Slovakia Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere

Bronze medal game[edit]

April 22, 2007 Canada  3–8
 Sweden Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere

Gold medal game[edit]

April 22, 2007 United States  5–6
 Russia Hakametsän jäähalli, Tampere

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
James van Riemsdyk  United States 7 5 7 12 4
Colin Wilson  United States 7 5 7 12 4
Jordan Schroeder  United States 7 4 7 11 0
Steven Stamkos  Canada 6 2 8 10 8
Adam Bezak  Slovakia 6 4 5 9 6
Simon Hjalmarsson  Sweden 6 4 5 9 4
Nikita Filatov  Russia 7 4 5 9 6
Alexei Cherepanov  Russia 7 5 3 8 6
Jamie Arniel  Canada 6 3 5 8 10

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Juha Metsola  Finland 198:38 7 .919 2.11 0
Robert Mayer   Switzerland 304:15 11 .924 2.17 1
Mark Owuya  Sweden 345:00 13 .909 2.26 2
Josh Unice  United States 373:49 15 .907 2.41 1
Zdenko Kotvan  Slovakia 97:23 4 .918 2.46 0

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Star team[edit]

Best players[edit]

MVP[edit]

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team
1st  Russia
2nd  United States
3rd  Sweden
4  Canada
5  Slovakia
6  Switzerland
7  Finland
8  Germany
9  Czech Republic
10  Latvia

 Czech Republic and  Latvia are relegated to Division I for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division I[edit]

Division I consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 6 April and 12 April 2007 in Maribor, Slovenia and the Group B tournament was held 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 2007 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 2007.[1][2]

Final standings

Division II[edit]

Division II consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 15 and 21 April 2007 in Miskolc, Hungary and the Group B tournament was held between 12 and 18 March 2006 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. 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.[3][4]

Final standings

Division III[edit]

The Division III tournament was held between 5 and 11 March 2007 in Beijing, China. Spain and China finished first and second respectively and both gained promotion to Division II for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5]

Final standings
  1.  Spainpromoted to Division II for 2008
  2.  Chinapromoted to Division II for 2008
  3.  Iceland
  4.  New Zealand
  5.  South Africa
  6.  Turkey

Division III Qualification[edit]

The Division III Qualification tournament was held on 28 January 2007 in İzmit, Turkey. Turkey won the tournament and qualified for the Division III tournament after winning the game against Bulgaria 3–2 in a shootout.[6]

Final standings
  1.  Turkeyqualified for the 2007 Division III tournament
  2.  Bulgaria

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  3. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  4. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  5. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  6. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 

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