2009 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2009 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates April 9–19, 2009
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (4th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 252 (8.13 per match)
Attendance 44,779 (1,444 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Finland Toni Rajala (19 points)
2008
2010

The 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, United States. The championships ran from April 9 to April 19, 2009.[1] Games were played at the Urban Plains Center in Fargo and the Moorhead Sports Center in Moorhead. Fargo-Moorhead defeated Providence, Rhode Island and St. Cloud, Minnesota for the rights to host the event.[1]

The United States, as the host country, won their third gold medal in five years, defeating Russia 5–0 in the final. Finland rounded out the podium with a 5–4 shootout win over Canada in the bronze medal game.

All 17 games played at the Urban Plains Center in Fargo were broadcast live by USA Hockey partner FASTHockey.com. The gold medal game featuring the United States versus Russia was broadcast for free.[citation needed]

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

     1st place: Team qualifies to Semifinals
     2nd-3rd place: Teams qualify to Quarterfinals
     4th-5th place: Teams play in Relegation Round

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
 Canada 4 4 0 0 0 27 8 +19 12
 Sweden 4 3 0 0 1 25 8 +17 9
 Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 12 17 −5 3
 Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 11 28 –17 3
 Germany 4 1 0 0 3 13 27 −14 3
April 9, 2009
16:00
Czech Republic  0 – 7
(0–3, 0–3, 0–1)
 Sweden Moorhead Sports Center
April 9, 2009
16:30
Germany  2 – 11
(1–1, 0–7, 1–3)
 Canada Urban Plains Center
April 10, 2009
19:30
Switzerland  2 – 4
(0–0, 2–4, 0–0)
 Czech Republic Moorhead Sports Center
April 11, 2009
16:00
Sweden  6 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Germany Moorhead Sports Center
April 11, 2009
16:00
Canada  8 – 1
(2–1, 3–0, 3–0)
 Switzerland Urban Plains Center
April 12, 2009
17:00
Germany  4 – 3
(2–0, 1–1, 1–2)
 Czech Republic Moorhead Sports Center
April 13, 2009
16:00
Sweden  11 – 0
(3–0, 5–0, 3–0)
 Switzerland Moorhead Sports Center
April 13, 2009
16:00
Czech Republic  1 – 8
(1–4, 0–1, 0–3)
 Canada Urban Plains Center
April 14, 2009
16:00
Switzerland  8 – 3
(1–0, 4–2, 3–1)
 Germany Moorhead Sports Center
April 14, 2009
16:00
Canada  4 – 3
(2–0, 1–2, 1–1)
 Sweden Urban Plains Center

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
 Finland 4 3 0 0 1 27 9 +18 9
 United States 4 3 0 0 1 29 9 +20 9
 Russia 4 3 0 0 1 25 15 +10 9
 Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 7 28 −21 3
 Norway 4 0 0 0 4 4 31 −27 0
April 9, 2009
19:30
Finland  6 – 4
(2–2, 3–2, 1–0)
 Russia Moorhead Sports Center
April 9, 2009
20:00
Norway  0 – 8
(0–2, 0–3, 0–3)
 United States Urban Plains Center
April 10, 2009
19:30
Slovakia  3 – 2
(0–0, 0–0, 3–2)
 Norway Urban Plains Center
April 11, 2009
19:30
Russia  7 – 1
(1–0, 4–1, 2–0)
 Slovakia Moorhead Sports Center
April 11, 2009
19:30
United States  4 – 3
(2–0, 2–0, 0–3)
 Finland Urban Plains Center
April 12, 2009
17:00
Norway  1 - 8
(0-4, 0-1, 1-3)
 Russia Urban Plains Center
April 13, 2009
19:30
Finland  10 - 1
(3-0, 6-1, 1-0)
 Norway Moorhead Sports Center
April 13, 2009
19:30
United States  12 - 0
(3-0, 4-0, 5-0)
 Slovakia Urban Plains Center
April 14, 2009
19:30
Slovakia  0 - 7
(0-3, 0-2, 0-2)
 Finland Moorhead Sports Center
April 14, 2009
19:30
Russia  6 - 5
(0-2, 3-1, 3-2)
 United States Urban Plains Center

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
 Slovakia 3 2 0 1 0 13 9 +4 7
 Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 17 10 +7 6
 Norway 3 1 0 0 2 10 14 −4 3
 Germany 3 0 1 0 2 10 17 −7 2

Results[edit]

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

April 16, 2009
19:30
Switzerland  7 – 3
(3–1, 4–1, 0–1)
 Norway Moorhead Sports Center
April 17, 2009
19:30
Slovakia  4 - 5 PS
(0-2, 1-2, 3-0 - 0-0, 0-1)
 Germany Moorhead Sports Center
April 18, 2009
16:00
Switzerland  3 - 4
(1-0, 2-2, 0-2)
 Slovakia Moorhead Sports Center
April 18, 2009
19:30
Germany  3 - 5
(1-1, 1-2, 1-2
 Norway Moorhead Sports Center

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Finland 3  
  A2   Sweden 1     B3   Russia 4    
  B3   Russia 2         B2   United States 5
      B3   Russia 1
      A1   Canada 1    
  B2   United States 8     B2   United States 2   Third place
  A3   Czech Republic 0   A1   Canada 4
  B1   Finland 5

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 16, 2009
16:00
Sweden  1 – 2
(1–0, 0–0, 0–2)
 Russia Urban Plains Center
April 16, 2009
19:30
United States  8 – 0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 Czech Republic Urban Plains Center

Semifinals[edit]

April 17, 2009
16:00
Finland  3 - 4 GWS
(0–0, 0–2, 3–1, 0-1)
 Russia Urban Plains Center
April 17, 2009
19:30
Canada  1 - 2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
 United States Urban Plains Center

Fifth place game[edit]

April 18, 2009
19:30
Sweden  6 - 1
(2–0, 3–0, 1–1)
 Czech Republic Urban Plains Center

Bronze medal game[edit]

April 19, 2009
15:00
Canada  4 - 5 PS
(3–1, 1–1, 0–2, 0-0, 0-1)
 Finland Urban Plains Center

Gold medal game[edit]

April 19, 2009
19:00
United States  5 - 1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
 Russia Urban Plains Center

Final standings[edit]

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

 Norway and  Germany are relegated to Division I for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Leading scorers[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Toni Rajala  Finland 6 10 9 19 +10 6
Vladimir Tarasenko  Russia 7 8 7 15 +7 6
Teemu Pulkkinen  Finland 6 7 6 13 +9 4
Yevgeni Kuznetsov  Russia 7 6 7 13 +7 10
Jerry D'Amigo  United States 7 4 9 13 +5 8
Mikael Granlund  Finland 6 2 11 13 +9 0
Magnus Paajarvi Svensson  Sweden 6 6 6 12 +6 0
Alexander Burmistrov  Russia 7 4 7 11 +7 6
Kirill Kabanov  Russia 7 4 7 11 +5 18
Jeremy Morin  United States 7 6 4 10 +6 8

Top goaltenders[edit]

Player Country GP Min GAA SV% SO
Jack Campbell  United States 5 240:58 0.75 .967 2
Michael Zador  Canada 6 371:10 2.42 .931 0
Igor Bobkov  Russia 6 360:00 3.33 .927 1
Robin Lehner  Sweden 4 235:42 2.80 .916 1
Joni Ortio  Finland 5 308:55 2.91 .903 1

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. Group A was played in Minsk, Belarus between April 6 and April 12, 2009. Group B was played in Asiago, Italy between March 29 and April 5, 2009.[2]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Belarus 5 4 1 0 0 23 6 +17 14
 Poland 5 2 2 0 1 25 13 +12 10
 Hungary 5 3 0 1 1 19 18 +1 10
 Kazakhstan 5 2 0 1 2 16 21 −5 7
 Lithuania 5 1 0 1 3 13 16 −3 4
 Ukraine 5 0 0 0 5 7 29 −22 0

 Belarus is promoted to Top Division for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.
 Ukraine is relegated to Division II for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Latvia 5 4 0 0 1 18 10 +8 12
 Denmark 5 3 0 1 1 15 7 +8 10
 Austria 5 2 1 0 1 21 20 +1 10
 France 5 1 1 1 2 15 17 −2 6
 Japan 5 0 2 1 2 13 16 −3 5
 Italy 5 0 0 2 3 8 20 −12 2

 Latvia is promoted to Top Division for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.
 Italy is relegated to Division II for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played in Maribor, Slovenia between March 22 and March 28, 2009. Group B was played in Narva, Estonia between March 16 and March 22, 2009:[2]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 South Korea 5 5 0 0 0 30 4 26 15
 Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 42 5 37 12
 Romania 5 3 0 0 2 23 20 3 9
 Croatia 5 2 0 0 3 23 27 -4 6
 Spain 5 1 0 0 4 12 27 -15 3
 Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 3 50 -47 0

 South Korea is promoted to Division I for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.
 Mexico is relegated to Division III for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
 Great Britain 5 5 0 0 0 46 11 35 15
 Estonia 5 3 1 0 1 22 14 8 11
 Belgium 5 1 2 1 1 23 19 4 8
 Netherlands 5 2 0 1 2 34 22 12 7
 Serbia 5 1 0 1 3 16 35 -19 4
 China 5 0 0 0 5 9 49 -40 0

 Great Britain is promoted to Division I for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.
 China is relegated to Division III for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division III[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament. Group A was played in Taipei, Chinese Taipei (Republic of China) between February 27 and March 5, 2009. Group B was played in Erzurum, Turkey between March 9 and March 15, 2009:[2]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Australia 4 4 0 0 0 63 3 60 12
 New Zealand 4 3 0 0 1 28 12 16 9
 Chinese Taipei 4 2 0 0 2 28 14 14 6
 South Africa 4 1 0 0 3 19 32 -13 3
 Mongolia 4 0 0 0 4 4 81 -77 0

 Australia is promoted to Division II for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Iceland 3 3 0 0 0 48 1 47 9
 Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 25 26 -1 6
 Ireland 3 1 0 0 2 9 39 -30 3
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 8 24 -16 0
  Semifinals     Final
                 
  1   Iceland 15  
  4   Bulgaria 2    
      1   Iceland 8
      2   Turkey 2
  2   Turkey 9    
  4   Ireland 3   Third place
 
4   Bulgaria 3
  3   Ireland 6

 Iceland is promoted to Division II for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2009 IIHF Under-18 Worlds hosts named" (Press release). USA Hockey. 13 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  2. ^ a b c 2009 World Championship Program iihf.com. Retrieved on June 4, 2008.

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