2011 IIHF World Championship Division II

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2011 IIHF World Championship
Division II
2011 IIHF World Championship Division II Logo.png
Tournament details
Host countries  Australia
 Croatia
Dates A: 4 – 10 April
B: 10 – 16 April
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2011 IIHF World Championship Division II were international Ice Hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested from 4–10 April 2011 in Melbourne, Australia[1] and Group B was contested from 10–16 April 2011 in Zagreb, Croatia.[2] Prior to the start of the tournament the North Korean national team announced they would withdraw, citing financial reasons. All games against them were counted as a forfeit, with a score of 5–0 for the opposing team.[3]

Participants[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Qualification
 Australia Host, Placed 2nd in Division II Group A last year.[4]
 Belgium Placed 3rd in Division II Group A last year.[4]
 Mexico Placed 5th in Division II A last year.[4]
 New Zealand Placed 4th in Division II B last year.[5]
 North Korea Placed 1st in Division III B and were promoted in 2010.[6]
 Serbia Placed 6th in Division I Group A and were relegated in 2010.[7]

Group B[edit]

Team Qualification
 Bulgaria Placed 4th in Division II Group A last year.[4]
 China Placed 5th in Division II Group B last year.[5]
 Croatia Host, Placed 6th in Division I B and were relegated in 2010.[8]
 Iceland Placed 3rd in Division II B last year.[5]
 Ireland Placed 1st in Division III A and were promoted in 2010.[9]
 Romania Placed 2nd in Division II Group B last year.[5]

Group A Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2012
Relegated to Division III for 2012
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Australia 5 5 0 0 0 27 6 +21 15
2  New Zealand 5 3 0 0 2 19 8 +11 9
3  Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 22 11 +11 9
4  Belgium 5 3 0 0 2 19 14 +5 9
5  Mexico 5 1 0 0 4 8 31 −23 3
6  North Korea 5 0 0 0 5 0 25 −25 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

4 April
13:00
Belgium  3–2
(1–1, 2–0, 0–1)
 Serbia Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 134
4 April
16:30
North Korea  0 – 5*
 New Zealand Melbourne Ice House
4 April
20:00
Australia  11–1
(1–0, 4–0, 6–1)
 Mexico Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 1,200
5 April
15:45
Serbia  6–4
(4–1, 0–0, 2–3)
 New Zealand Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 358
5 April
19:15
Mexico  5 – 0*
 North Korea Melbourne Ice House
6 April
20:00
Australia  5–3
(0–0, 3–1, 2–2)
 Belgium Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 1,320
7 April
13:00
Serbia  7–0
(1–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 Mexico Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 103
7 April
16:30
Belgium  0–5
(0–2, 0–3, 0–0)
 New Zealand Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 256
7 April
20:00
Australia  5 – 0*
 North Korea Melbourne Ice House
8 April
20:00
North Korea  0 – 5*
 Serbia Melbourne Ice House
9 April
16:30
Mexico  2–8
(1–1, 0–3, 1–4)
 Belgium Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 280
9 April
20:00
New Zealand  0–2
(0–0, 0–2, 0–0)
 Australia Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 1,500
10 April
12:10
Belgium  5 – 0*
 North Korea Melbourne Ice House
10 April
15:45
New Zealand  5–0
(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Mexico Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 531
10 April
19:15
Serbia  2–4
(1–2, 0–1, 1–1)
 Australia Melbourne Ice House
Attendance: 1,550

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Australia Joseph Hughes 4 7 4 11 +4 4
Australia Lliam Webster 4 4 3 7 +4 2
New Zealand Chris Eaden 4 5 1 6 +1 2
Australia Nathan Walker 4 4 2 6 +7 4
Belgium Bryan Kolodziejczyk 4 3 3 6 +2 14
Australia Greg Oddy 4 2 4 6 +5 2
Serbia Nemanja Vučurević 4 1 5 6 +5 0
Serbia Marko Sretović 4 4 1 5 +2 2
New Zealand Paris Heyd 4 2 3 5 +1 4
Serbia Branko Mamić 4 1 4 5 +4 10
New Zealand Brett Speirs 4 1 4 5 +2 8
Serbia Nikola Bibić 4 0 5 5 0 4

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 five 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
New Zealand Rick Parry 120:00 48 0 0.00 100.00 2
Australia Matthew Ezzy 240:00 116 6 1.50 95.08 1
New Zealand Zak Nothling 119:21 88 8 4.02 91.67 0
Belgium Bjorn Steijlen 159:51 103 11 4.13 90.35 0
Serbia Arsenije Rankovic 152:53 56 8 3.14 87.50 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

Tournament Awards[edit]

Best players selected by the directorate
  • Best Goalkeeper:  Zak Nothling (NZL)
  • Best Forward:  Joseph Hughes (AUS)
  • Best Defenseman:  Nikola Bibic (SRB)
Best players

Best player of each team seleceted by the coaches.

  •  Nathan Walker (AUS)
  •  Kristof Van Looy (BEL)
  •  Fernando Ugarte (MEX)
  •  Corey Down (NZL)
  •  Marko Sretović (SRB)

Group B Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2012
Relegated to Division III for 2012
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Romania 5 5 0 0 0 47 8 +39 15
2  Croatia 5 4 0 0 1 53 10 +43 12
3  Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 24 18 +6 9
4  China 5 2 0 0 3 26 25 +1 6
5  Bulgaria 5 1 0 0 4 17 42 −25 3
6  Ireland 5 0 0 0 5 4 68 −64 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

10 April
13:00
Romania  9–4
(5–1, 1–2, 3–1)
 China Dom Sportova
Attendance: 100
10 April
16:30
Ireland  0–6
(0–2, 0–4, 0–0)
 Bulgaria Dom Sportova
Attendance: 120
10 April
20:15
Iceland  0–9
(0–3, 0–3, 0–3)
 Croatia Dom Sportova
Attendance: 3,000
11 April
13:00
China  5–0
(0–0, 2–0, 3–0)
 Ireland Dom Sportova
Attendance: 80
11 April
16:30
Romania  4–2
(0–1, 2–1, 2–0)
 Iceland Dom Sportova
Attendance: 85
11 April
20:15
Croatia  17–2
(4–0, 9–1, 4–1)
 Bulgaria Dom Sportova
Attendance: 1,000
13 April
13:00
Iceland  3–2
(0–0, 3–0, 0–2)
 Bulgaria Dom Sportova
Attendance: 60
13 April
16:30
Romania  22–0
(6–0, 8–0, 8–0)
 Ireland Dom Sportova
Attendance: 80
13 April
20:15
Croatia  5–2
(1–1, 3–0, 1–1)
 China Dom Sportova
Attendance: 1,200
15 April
13:00
Bulgaria  1–10
(0–3, 1–5, 0–2)
 Romania Dom Sportova
Attendance: 40
15 April
16:30
China  3–5
(1–1, 1–3, 1–1)
 Iceland Dom Sportova
Attendance: 100
15 April
20:15
Ireland  4–21
(1–7, 0–6, 3–8)
 Croatia Dom Sportova
Attendance: 850
16 April
13:00
Bulgaria  6–12
(0–2, 4–5, 2–5)
 China Dom Sportova
Attendance: 70
16 April
16:30
Iceland  14–0
(6–0, 5–0, 3–0)
 Ireland Dom Sportova
Attendance: 100
16 April
20:15
Croatia  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
 Romania Dom Sportova
Attendance: 3,000

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Croatia Marko Lovrenčić 5 8 10 18 +12 2
Croatia Borna Rendulić 5 8 9 17 +10 6
Croatia Dominik Kanaet 5 7 9 16 +12 2
Romania Zsombor Antal 5 4 10 14 +8 4
Romania István Nagy 5 3 8 11 +13 3
Iceland Egill Thormodsson 5 6 4 10 +4 0
Romania Szabolcs Papp 5 5 5 10 +14 0
Croatia Mislav Blagus 5 4 6 10 +11 0
Iceland Emil Alengaard 5 2 8 10 +3 2
China Zhang Weiyang 5 8 1 9 −3 4

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 five 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
Croatia Mate Tomljenović 208:04 68 5 1.44 92.65 1
Romania Adrian Catrinoi Cornea 243:44 86 7 1.72 91.86 0
Iceland Dennis Hedstrom 239:09 140 14 3.51 90.00 0
China Xie Ming 183:42 93 12 3.92 87.10 1
Bulgaria Konstantin Mihaylov 279:30 242 35 7.51 85.54 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

Tournament Awards[edit]

Best players selected by the directorate
  • Best Goalkeeper:  Mate Tomljenović (CRO)
  • Best Forward:  Marko Lovrenčić (CRO)
  • Best Defenseman:  Szabolcs Papp (ROU)
Best players

Best player of each team seleceted by the coaches.

  •  Konstantin Mihaylov (BUL)
  •  Zhang Weiyang (CHN)
  •  Borna Rendulić (CRO)
  •  Mark Morrison (IRL)
  •  Egill Thormodsson (ISL)
  •  Szabolcs Papp (ROU)

References[edit]

External links[edit]