2008 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2008 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates April 13–24, 2008
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 221 (7.13 per match)
Attendance 66,739 (2,153 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Cody Hodgson (12 points)
MVP Canada Jake Allen
2007
2009

The 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Kazan, Russia. The championships began on April 13, 2008 and finished on April 24, 2008. Games were played at TatNeft Arena and Arena Kazan in Kazan. Canada defeated Russia 8–0 in the final to claim the gold medal, while the United States defeated Sweden 6–3 to capture the bronze medal.

Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Russia 4 4 0 0 0 26 9 12
 Canada 4 3 0 0 1 21 7 9
 Germany 4 1 1 0 2 13 19 5
 Slovakia 4 1 0 1 2 13 19 4
 Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 4 23 0
Results[edit]
April 13, 2008  Canada 9–2
 Germany Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 13, 2008  Slovakia 4–6
 Russia Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 14, 2008  Slovakia 5–2
 Denmark Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 14, 2008  Germany 2–6
 Russia Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 15, 2008  Denmark 1–4
 Canada Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 16, 2008  Germany 5–4 (SO)
 Slovakia Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 16, 2008  Russia 4–2
 Canada Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 17, 2008  Denmark 0–4
 Germany Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 18, 2008  Canada 6–0
 Slovakia Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 18, 2008  Russia 10–1
 Denmark Tatneft Arena, Kazan

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 23 9 12
 United States 4 3 0 0 1 20 12 9
 Finland 4 2 0 0 2 15 15 6
  Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 9 21 3
 Belarus 4 0 0 0 4 9 19 0
Results[edit]
April 13, 2008  Sweden 6–2
 Belarus Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 13, 2008   Switzerland 2–7
 United States Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 14, 2008  Belarus 2–5
 United States Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 14, 2008   Switzerland 3–5
 Finland Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 15, 2008  Finland 3–5
 Sweden Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 16, 2008  Belarus 2–4
  Switzerland Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 16, 2008  United States 4–5
 Sweden Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 17, 2008  Finland 4–3
 Belarus Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 18, 2008  Sweden 7–0
  Switzerland Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 18, 2008  United States 4–3
 Finland Arena Kazan, Kazan

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 3 3 0 0 0 14 5 9
  Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 12 6 6
 Belarus 3 1 0 0 2 9 12 3
 Denmark 3 0 0 0 3 5 17 0

Results[edit]

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

April 20, 2008  Belarus 1–6
 Slovakia Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 20, 2008   Switzerland 6–1
 Denmark Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 21, 2008  Denmark 2–6
 Belarus Arena Kazan, Kazan
April 21, 2008  Slovakia 3–2
  Switzerland Arena Kazan, Kazan

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Sweden 2  
  A2   Canada 2     A2   Canada 3    
  B3   Finland 1         A2   Canada 8
      A1   Russia 0
      A1   Russia 3    
  B2   United States 4     B2   United States 1   Third place
  A3   Germany 1   B1   Sweden 3
  B2   United States 6

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 20, 2008  Canada 2–1
 Finland Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 20, 2008  United States 4–1
 Germany Tatneft Arena, Kazan

Semifinals[edit]

April 21, 2008  Sweden 2–3
 Canada Tatneft Arena, Kazan
April 21, 2008  Russia 3–1
 United States Tatneft Arena, Kazan

Fifth place game[edit]

April 22, 2008  Finland 3–4
 Germany Tatneft Arena, Kazan

Bronze medal game[edit]

April 23, 2008  Sweden 3–6
 United States Tatneft Arena, Kazan

Gold medal game[edit]

April 23, 2008  Canada 8–0
 Russia Tatneft Arena, Kazan

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team
Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg  Russia
Bronze medal icon.svg  United States
4  Sweden
5  Germany
6  Finland
7  Slovakia
8   Switzerland
9  Belarus
10  Denmark

 Belarus and  Denmark are relegated to Division I for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Cody Hodgson  Canada 7 2 10 12 8
Igor Revenko  Belarus 6 3 8 11 6
Richard Panik  Slovakia 6 4 6 10 0
Jordan Eberle  Canada 7 4 6 10 0
Taylor Hall  Canada 7 4 5 9 4
Nikita Filatov  Russia 6 3 6 9 29
Alexander Fomin  Belarus 6 6 2 8 0
Jeremy Morin  United States 7 6 2 8 6
Matt Duchene  Canada 7 5 3 8 6
Andre Petersson  Sweden 6 4 4 8 2
Mattias Tedenby  Sweden 5 4 4 8 35
Andrei Loktionov  Russia 6 3 5 8 29
Robbie Czarnik  United States 7 3 5 8 10

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Jake Allen  Canada 420:00 10 .948 1.43 2
Brandon Maxwell  United States 298:23 11 .926 2.21 0
Danila Alistratov  Russia 144:05 7 .870 2.91 0
Marek Ciliak  Slovakia 180:00 9 .906 3.00 0
Jacob Markström  Sweden 355:09 18 .863 3.04 1

Tournament awards[edit]

All-Star team[edit]

Best players[edit]

MVP[edit]

Division I[edit]

Group A[edit]

The following teams took part in Group A of the Division I tournament, which was played in Toruń, Poland from April 2 through April 8, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Czech Republic 5 5 0 0 0 36 5 15
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 0 2 19 13 9
 Lithuania 5 2 0 0 3 13 26 6
 Poland 5 2 0 0 3 7 18 6
 Ukraine 5 2 0 0 3 8 12 6
 Slovenia 5 1 0 0 4 15 24 3

 Czech Republic is promoted to the Championship tournament and  Slovenia is relegated to Division II for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Results[edit]

Team  Czech Republic  Kazakhstan  Lithuania  Poland  Slovenia  Ukraine
 Czech Republic   7 - 0 7 - 1 9 - 0 8 - 2 5 - 2
 Kazakhstan 0 - 7   9 - 0 1 - 4 7 - 2 2 - 0
 Lithuania 1 - 7 0 - 9   2 - 3 6 - 5 4 - 2
 Poland 0 - 9 4 - 1 3 - 2   0 - 5 0 - 1
 Slovenia 2 - 8 2 - 7 5 - 6 5 - 0   1 - 3
 Ukraine 2 - 5 0 - 2 2 - 4 1 - 0 3 - 1  

Group B[edit]

The following teams will take part in Group B of the Division I tournament, which will be played in Riga, Latvia from April 2 through April 8, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Norway 5 5 0 0 0 15 3 15
 Latvia 5 4 0 0 1 21 2 12
 Austria 5 2 1 0 2 11 6 8
 Italy 5 2 0 1 2 17 10 7
 Japan 5 1 0 0 4 12 26 3
 Netherlands 5 0 0 0 5 4 33 0

 Norway is promoted to the Championship tournament and  Netherlands is relegated to Division II for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Results[edit]

Team  Austria  Italy  Japan  Latvia  Netherlands  Norway
 Austria   2 - 1 (OT) 6 - 1 0 - 2 2 - 0 1 - 2
 Italy 1 - 2 (OT)   4 - 3 1 - 3 10 - 0 1 - 2
 Japan 1 - 6 3 - 4   0 - 9 7 - 4 1 - 3
 Latvia 2 - 0 3 - 1 9 - 0   7 - 0 0 - 1
 Netherlands 0 - 2 0 - 10 4 - 7 0 - 7   0 - 7
 Norway 2 - 1 2 - 1 3 - 1 1 - 0 7 - 0  

Division II[edit]

Group A[edit]

The following teams took part in Group A of the Division II tournament, which was played in Meribel and Courchevel, France from March 30 through April 5, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 France 5 5 0 0 0 53 4 15
 South Korea 5 3 1 0 1 31 9 11
 Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 32 24 9
 Belgium 5 2 0 1 2 14 30 7
 China 5 1 0 0 4 14 52 3
 Australia 5 0 0 0 5 8 33 0

 France is promoted to Division I and  Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Results[edit]

Team  Australia  Belgium  China  Croatia  France  South Korea
 Australia   1 - 2 4 - 5 1 - 6 2 - 10 0 - 10
 Belgium 2 - 1   5 - 4 4 - 5 0 - 16 3 - 4 (OT)
 China 5 - 4 4 - 5   5 - 17 0 - 16 0 - 10
 Croatia 6 - 1 5 - 4 17 - 5   1 - 8 3 - 6
 France 10 - 2 16 - 0 16 - 0 8 - 1   3 - 1
 South Korea 10 - 0 4 - 3 (OT) 10 - 0 6 - 3 1 - 3  

Group B[edit]

The following teams took part in Group B of the Division II tournament, which was played in Tallinn, Estonia at Arena Premia from March 23 through March 29, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Hungary 5 4 0 0 1 37 12 12
 Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 27 11 12
 Estonia 5 3 0 0 2 20 14 9
 Romania 5 2 0 0 3 32 21 6
 Spain 5 2 0 0 3 20 21 6
 Israel 5 0 0 0 5 11 68 0

 Hungary is promoted to Division I and  Israel is relegated to Division III for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Results[edit]

Team  Spain  Estonia  Great Britain  Hungary  Israel  Romania
 Spain   1 - 2 2 - 4 4 - 3 12 - 4 1 - 8
 Estonia 2 - 1   3 - 5 2 - 3 10 - 3 3 - 2
 Great Britain 4 - 2 5 - 3   1 - 3 12 - 0 5 - 3
 Hungary 3 - 4 3 - 2 3 - 1   19 - 1 9 - 4
 Israel 4 - 12 3 - 10 0 - 12 1 - 19   3 - 15
 Romania 8 - 1 2 - 3 3 - 5 4 - 9 15 - 3  

Division III[edit]

Division III consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 2 and 8 March 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico and the Group B tournament was held 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.[2][3]

Final standings

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eliteprospects.com/awards.php?award=U18%20WJC%20%28D1%7CA%29%20Best%20Defenseman
  2. ^ "2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  3. ^ "2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 

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