2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III

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2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host countries  Mexico
 Turkey
Dates 2 – 8 March 2008
3 – 9 March 2008
Teams 10
2007
2009

The 2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III were a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division III tournaments made up the fourth level of competition at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 2 and 8 March 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico and the Group B tournament took place between 3 and 9 March 2008 in İzmit, Turkey. Mexico and Serbia won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division II for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group A tournament[edit]

The Group A tournament began on 2 March 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico at the San Jeronimo Arena.[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] Mexico entered the Division II competition after being relegated from the 2007 Division II Group A tournament.[3] Chinese Taipei and Mongolia returned to international competition, having last played in the 2002 IIHF Asian Oceanic U18 Championship.[4]

Mexico finished first after winning all four of their games and gamed promotion back to Division II for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Chinese Taipei finished second after losing only to Mexico and New Zealand finished in third place.[1] Christopher Eaden of New Zealand led the tournament in scoring with 18 points and was named the top forward by the IIHF directorate.[5][6] Mexico's Manuel Escandon was named the top defenceman and Lin Tsung-Han of Chinese Taipei was selected as the top goaltender.[6] Mexico's Agustin Grimaldi was the leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.938.[7]

During the first day of the tournament the game between Mexico and South Africa was suspended and the tournament postponed due to a faulty ventilation system which was causing the people within the arena to fall ill. At the time the game was suspended Mexico was winning 11–0, however the IIHF declared the game forfeit in favour of Mexico. The tournament was resumed three days later with equipment being provided to monitor blood oxygen levels and the heart rate of players.[8][9]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II for 2009
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Mexico 4 4 0 0 0 32 2 +30 12
2  Chinese Taipei 4 3 0 0 1 31 23 +8 9
3  New Zealand 4 2 0 0 2 45 18 +27 6
4  South Africa 4 1 0 0 3 18 26 –8 3
5  Mongolia 4 0 0 0 4 7 64 –57 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

2 March 2008
16:00
New Zealand  29 – 0
(7–0, 10–0, 12–0)
 Mongolia San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 550
2 March 2008
16:00
South Africa  0 – 5 (forfeit)[I]
 Mexico San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 800
5 March 2008
16:00
New Zealand  10 – 3
(5–0, 2–2, 3–1)
 South Africa San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 100
5 March 2008
19:00
Mexico  10 – 1
(3–0, 2–0, 5–1)
 Chinese Taipei San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 360
6 March 2008
16:00
South Africa  3 – 9
(0–3, 2–5, 1–1)
 Chinese Taipei San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 80
6 March 2008
19:00
Mexico  10 – 1
(5–0, 0–1, 5–0)
 Mongolia San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 326
7 March 2008
16:00
Mongolia  2 – 12
(1–5, 0–4, 1–3)
 South Africa San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 145
7 March 2008
19:00
Chinese Taipei  8 – 6
(2–4, 3–1, 3–1)
 New Zealand San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 157
8 March 2008
16:00
Chinese Taipei  13 – 4
(5–0, 5–0, 3–4)
 Mongolia San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 375
8 March 2008
19:00
Mexico  7 – 0
(2–0, 4–0, 1–0)
 New Zealand San Jeronimo Arena
Attendance: 1386

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten ranked skaters sorted by points, then goals.[5]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
New Zealand Eaden, ChristopherChristopher Eaden 4 9 9 18 +8 12 F
New Zealand Nicholls, DanielDaniel Nicholls 4 6 8 14 +11 6 D
Chinese Taipei Lin Hung-Ju 4 7 5 12 +7 4 F
Chinese Taipei Shen Yenchin 4 5 6 11 +6 6 F
Mexico Pablo Ehlers 3 4 7 11 +10 4 F
South Africa Magmoed, DeenDeen Magmoed 3 8 2 10 +9 6 F
South Africa Birrell, CameronCameron Birrell 3 7 3 10 +10 24 F
Mexico Alan Smithers 3 6 4 10 +10 12 F
New Zealand Challis, JordanJordan Challis 4 5 5 10 +4 6 F
Mexico Gomez, CarlosCarlos Gomez 3 4 5 9 +9 4 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.[7]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Mexico Agustin Grimaldi 117:53 32 2 1.02 93.75 0
South Africa Campbell Hall, ZayneZayne Campbell Hall 83:08 70 8 5.77 88.75 0
New Zealand Andre Dowman 116:35 51 7 3.60 86.27 0
Chinese Taipei Lin Tsung-Han 122:23 79 11 5.39 86.08 0
New Zealand Michael Hopkinson 122:43 60 11 5.38 81.67 0

Group B tournament[edit]

The Group B tournament began on 3 March 2008 in İzmit, Turkey at the K.B.B. Ice Arena.[10] Iceland and Turkey returned to compete in the Division III tournament after missing promotion to Division II at the previous years World Championships.[2] Serbia entered the Division II competition after being relegated from the 2007 Division II Group B tournament.[11] Bulgaria returned to Division III after playing in the qualification tournament last year and Armenia returned to international competition, having last played in the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Qualification tournament.[12][13]

Serbia finished first after winning all four of their games and gained promotion back to Division II for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.[10] Iceland finished second, losing only to Serbia and Turkey finished in third place.[10] Arsenije Rankovic of Serbia led the tournament in goaltending with a save percentage of 1.000 and was named the top goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[14][15] Serbia's Stefan Ilic was named the top defenceman and Egill Thormodsson of Iceland was selected as the top forward.[15] Thormodsson also led the tournament in scoring, finishing with 18 points including 16 goals and two assists.[16]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2009
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Serbia 4 4 0 0 0 45 0 +45 12
2  Iceland 4 3 0 0 1 48 7 +41 9
3  Turkey 4 2 0 0 2 34 26 +8 6
4  Bulgaria 4 1 0 0 3 27 35 –8 3
5  Armenia 4 0 0 0 4 1 87 –86 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

3 March 2008
15:30
Bulgaria  24 – 1
(7–0, 6–0, 11–1)
 Armenia K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 50
3 March 2008
19:00
Serbia  12 – 0
(5–0, 3–0, 4–0)
 Turkey K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 400
4 March 2008
15:30
Bulgaria  0 – 13
(0–4, 0–3, 0–6)
 Serbia K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 75
4 March 2008
19:00
Turkey  2 – 12
(1–6, 1–2, 0–4)
 Iceland K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 250
6 March 2008
15:30
Serbia  4 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
 Iceland K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 100
6 March 2008
19:00
Turkey  24 – 0
(9–0, 8–0, 7–0)
 Armenia K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 250
7 March 2008
15:30
Armenia  0 – 16
(0–8, 0–4, 0–4)
 Serbia K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 45
7 March 2008
19:00
Iceland  13 – 1
(2–0, 6–0, 5–1)
 Bulgaria K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 50
9 March 2008
15:30
Iceland  23 – 0
(8–0, 7–0, 8–0)
 Armenia K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 45
9 March 2008
19:00
Turkey  8 – 2
(2–1, 1–0, 5–1)
 Bulgaria K.B.B. Ice Arena
Attendance: 450

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten ranked skaters sorted by points, then goals.[16]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Iceland Thormodsson, EgillEgill Thormodsson 4 16 2 18 +19 0 F
Turkey Kosemen, BatinBatin Kosemen 4 5 7 12 +3 14 F
Serbia Vladimir Meseldzic 4 4 6 10 +13 2 F
Bulgaria Aleksandar Yanev 4 6 3 9 –2 10 F
Bulgaria Tomas Saint James 4 5 4 9 –3 2 F
Turkey Toptaner, VolkanVolkan Toptaner 4 5 4 9 +3 6 F
Iceland Maack, PeturPetur Maack 4 3 6 9 +15 8 F
Iceland Mikaelsson, AndriAndri Mikaelsson 4 2 7 9 +11 8 F
Bulgaria Viktor Spirov 4 5 3 8 –3 4 F
Serbia Filipovic, DimitrijeDimitrije Filipovic 4 4 4 8 +10 8 F
Serbia Vucurevic, NemanjaNemanja Vucurevic 4 4 4 8 +12 2 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.[14]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Serbia Rankovic, ArsenijeArsenije Rankovic 180:00 44 0 0.00 100.00 3
Iceland Bjornsson, AevarAevar Bjornsson 154:59 53 6 2.32 88.68 0
Bulgaria Asenov, TeodorTeodor Asenov 125:56 114 20 9.53 82.46 0
Turkey Selami Onart 200:00 115 26 7.80 77.39 0
Bulgaria Veselin Maymarov 114:04 61 15 7.89 75.41 0

Notes[edit]

^ I The Game was suspended midway through the second period due to the Arena's faulty ventilation system which was causing people to become ill. At the time the game was suspended Mexico was winning 11–0.[8][17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  3. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  4. ^ "2002 IIHF Asian Oceania U18 Championship Div I". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  5. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  6. ^ a b "Best Players Selected by the Directorate". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  7. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  8. ^ a b "Games in Mexico City postponed". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008-03-03. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  9. ^ "Games resume in Mexico". International Ice Hockey Federation. 2008-03-05. Archived from the original on 2013-01-04. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  10. ^ a b c "2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  11. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  12. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  13. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  14. ^ a b "Goalkeepers". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  15. ^ a b "Best Players Selected by the Directorate". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  16. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  17. ^ "Game Summary: RSA – MEX". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 

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