2010 IIHF World Championship Division III

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2010 IIHF World Championship
Division III
2010 IIHF World Championship Division III Logo.png
Tournament details
Host countries  Luxembourg
 Armenia
Dates April 14 - April 18
Teams 8 (two groups of 4)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2010 IIHF World Championship Division III was an international Ice Hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The tournament was contested from April 13–18, 2010. For the first time in the third division the teams was separated into two groups. Group A was played in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg,[1] while Group B's games took place in Yerevan, Armenia.[2]

The IIHF announced on February 5, 2010 that the Division III Group A championship would be moved from Athens, Greece to Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg after the Hellenic Ice Sports Federation announced they would not able to host the tournament after problems with government funding.[3] Ireland and North Korea were both promoted to Division II for the 2011 World Championships. According to the IIHF, due to eligibility issues all games involving Armenia's became 5–0 wins for the opposing teams and Armenia was excluded from the final ranking.[4]

Participants[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Qualification
 Luxembourg Host, Placed 3rd in Division III in 2009.[5]
 Greece Placed 4th in Division III in 2009.[5]
 Ireland Placed 5th in Division III in 2009.[5]
 United Arab Emirates First time competing in tournament.

Group B[edit]

Team Qualification
 North Korea Placed 6th in Division II-Group A and were relegated in 2009.[6]
 South Africa Placed 6th in Division II-Group B and were relegated in 2009.[7]
 Armenia Host, Did not participate last year.
 Mongolia Placed 6th in Division III last year (withdrew).[5]

Group A Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II for 2011
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Ireland 3 3 0 0 0 17 7 10 9
2  Greece 3 2 0 0 1 10 5 5 6
3  Luxembourg 3 1 0 0 2 8 10 -2 3
4  United Arab Emirates 3 0 0 0 3 5 18 -13 0

Tournament Awards[edit]

Best players selected by the directorate

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

April 14
16:30
Greece  7 – 1
(2–1, 1–0, 4–0)
 United Arab Emirates Patinoire de Kockelscheuer
Attendance: 131
April 14
20:15
Ireland  6 – 4
(0–0, 5–1, 1–3)
 Luxembourg Patinoire de Kockelscheuer
Attendance: 635
April 15
16:30
Greece  1 – 3
(1–0, 0–3, 0–0)
 Ireland Patinoire de Kockelscheuer
Attendance: 102
April 15
20:00
Luxembourg  3 – 2
(1–0, 1–1, 1–1)
 United Arab Emirates Patinoire de Kockelscheuer
Attendance: 495
April 17
16:30
United Arab Emirates  2 – 8
(0–2, 0–4, 2–2)
 Ireland Patinoire de Kockelscheuer
Attendance: 250
April 17
20:00
Luxembourg  1 – 2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 Greece Patinoire de Kockelscheuer
Attendance: 1150

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Republic of Ireland Mark Morrison 3 4 2 6 +3 4
Greece Dimitrios Kalyvas 3 1 5 6 +2 8
Greece Georgios Kalyvas 3 4 1 5 +2 4
Republic of Ireland Sean Dooley 3 3 2 5 +3 4
Republic of Ireland Gareth Roberts 3 3 2 5 0 2
Republic of Ireland Steven Ewen 3 2 3 5 +4 2
United Arab Emirates Juma Al Dhaheri 3 4 0 4 -1 4
Luxembourg Robert Beran 3 3 1 4 0 29
Luxembourg Benny Welter 3 2 2 4 -2 0
Republic of Ireland Stephen Hamill 3 1 3 4 +4 6
Greece Nikolaos Papadopoulos 3 0 4 4 +1 20
Luxembourg Georges Scheifer 3 0 4 4 +1 31

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top four goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Greece Ntalimpor Ploutsis 179:39 90 5 1.67 94.44 0
Luxembourg Philippe Lepage 132:37 57 4 1.81 92.98 0
Republic of Ireland Kevin Kelly 160:00 57 5 1.88 91.23 0
United Arab Emirates Khaled Al Suwaidi 173:09 104 17 5.89 83.65 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

Group B Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II for 2011
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Armenia 3 3 0 0 0 31 8 23 9
2  North Korea 3 2 0 0 1 32 11 21 6
3  South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 17 14 3 3
4  Mongolia 3 0 0 0 3 2 49 -47 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

April 14, 2010
16:00
Mongolia  1 – 22
(0–7, 0–9, 1–6)
 North Korea Karen Demirchyan Complex
April 14, 2010
20:00
South Africa  2 – 9
(1–4, 1–3, 0–2)
 Armenia Karen Demirchyan Complex
April 15, 2010
16:00
South Africa  12 – 1
(5–1, 6–0, 1–0)
 Mongolia Karen Demirchyan Complex
April 15, 2010
20:00
North Korea  6 – 7
(3–1, 2–5, 1–1)
 Armenia Karen Demirchyan Complex
April 17, 2010
16:00
North Korea  4 – 3
(1–0, 1–1,2–2)
 South Africa Karen Demirchyan Complex
April 17, 2010
20:00
Armenia  15 – 0
(6–0, 5–0, 4–0)
 Mongolia Karen Demirchyan Complex

Bronze Medal Game[edit]

April 18, 2010
16:00
 South Africa 8 – 3
(3–1, 1–2, 4–0)
 Mongolia Karen Demirchyan Complex

Gold Medal Game[edit]

April 18, 2010
20:00
 Armenia 2 – 5
(1–2, 1–2, 0–1)
 North Korea Karen Demirchyan Complex

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 IIHF World Championship Div. III Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 15 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ "2010 IIHF World Championship Div. III Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  3. ^ "Division III in Luxembourg". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  4. ^ "Schedule". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d "2009 IIHF World Championship Div. III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  6. ^ "2009 IIHF World Championship Div. II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 
  7. ^ "2009 IIHF World Championship Div. II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-07. 

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