2012 IIHF World Championship Division I

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2012 IIHF World Championship
Division I
2012 IIHF World Championship Division I Logo.png
Tournament details
Host countries  Slovenia
 Poland
Dates 15 – 21 April
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2012 IIHF World Championship Division I was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Group B was contested in Krynica, Poland with both tournaments running from 15–21 April 2012.[1]

In Group A both Austria and Slovenia were promoted back to the highest level after being relegated from there in 2011. Ukraine was relegated despite winning their final game against Japan. The Japanese, returning to play after a one year absence, finished fourth attaining an overall placement of 20th. This is the highest they have placed since being relegated to this level in 2004 when the Asian qualifiers for the world championships ceased.[2]

In Group B the South Koreans defeated Poland on the final day to earn promotion to Group A. For the Korean team, this assures them of the highest world championships placement in their history when they play in 2013. The host Poles did not trail a game until 8:21 left in their final match but could not equalize and ended up second. Australia and Romania, the two teams who had moved up from Division II for this year's tournament, faced off on the final day to determine relegation. Australia needed to win by two goals, but failed to do so, and finished last.[3]

Participants[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Qualification
 Austria Placed 15th in the Elite Division and were relegated in 2011.
 Slovenia Host, placed 16th in the Elite Division and were relegated in 2011.
 Hungary Placed 2nd in Division I Group A last year.
 Great Britain Placed 2nd in Division I Group B last year.
 Japan Did not participate in 2011 due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
and was guaranteed a place in the 2012 tournament.[4]
 Ukraine Placed 3rd in Division I B last year.

Group B[edit]

Team Qualification
 South Korea Placed 3rd in Division I Group A last year.
 Poland Host, placed 4th in Division I Group B last year.
 Netherlands Placed 4th in Division I Group A last year.
 Lithuania Placed 5th in Division I B last year.
 Romania Placed 1st in Division II B last year and was promoted.
 Australia Placed 1st in Division II A last year and was promoted.

Group A Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Elite Division for 2013
Relegated to Division I B for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
 Slovenia 5 5 0 0 0 17 9 +8 15
 Austria 5 3 0 1 1 24 16 +8 10
 Hungary 5 2 0 0 3 15 18 −3 6
 Japan 5 1 1 1 2 13 14 −1 6
 Great Britain 5 1 1 0 3 14 22 −8 5
 Ukraine 5 0 1 1 3 12 16 −4 3

All times are local (UTC+2).

15 April 2012
13:00
Japan  1–5
(0–2, 0–2, 1–1)
 Hungary Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,652
15 April 2012
16:30
Ukraine  4–5
(1–1, 2–4, 1–0)
 Austria Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,419
15 April 2012
20:00
Great Britain  2–3
(1–2, 1–0, 0–1)
 Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,861
16 April 2012
13:00
Hungary  3–1
(2–0, 0–0, 1–1)
 Ukraine Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,020
16 April 2012
16:30
Austria  7–3
(3–0, 2–2, 2–1)
 Great Britain Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 986
16 April 2012
20:00
Slovenia  4–2
(1–0, 1–1, 2–1)
 Japan Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 8,070
18 April 2012
13:00
Ukraine  3–4 OT
(1–0, 2–3, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
 Great Britain Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 360
18 April 2012
16:30
Austria  3–4 GWS
(1–0, 1–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Japan Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 640
18 April 2012
20:00
Slovenia  4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 Hungary Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,563
19 April 2012
13:00
Great Britain  0–5
(0–2, 0–2, 0–1)
 Japan Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 680
19 April 2012
16:30
Hungary  2–7
(2–1, 0–2, 0–4)
 Austria Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,250
19 April 2012
20:00
Slovenia  3–2
(0–1, 2–1, 1–0)
 Ukraine Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,450
21 April 2012
13:00
Japan  1–2 GWS
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Ukraine Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 640
21 April 2012
16:30
Hungary  4–5
(2–2, 2–2, 0–1)
 Great Britain Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 2,460
21 April 2012
20:00
Austria  2–3
(0–0, 2–3, 0–0)
 Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,500

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Robert Dowd  Great Britain 5 5 4 9 6 0
2 Manuel Latusa  Austria 5 5 2 7 2 +1
3 Colin Shields  Great Britain 5 3 4 7 0 –2
4 Gregor Baumgartner  Austria 5 3 3 6 2 +4
4 Rok Ticar  Slovenia 5 3 3 6 4 +4
6 Olexander Pobyedonostsev  Ukraine 5 4 1 5 0 –1
7 David Rodman  Slovenia 5 3 2 5 10 +1
7 Oleg Tymchenko  Ukraine 5 3 2 5 2 +2
7 Marton Vas  Hungary 5 3 2 5 0 –2
10 Raphael Herburger  Austria 5 1 4 5 2 +3

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Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Robert Kristan  Slovenia 240:00 7 93.20 1.75 0
2 Masahito Haruna  Japan 159:31 7 91.57 2.63 1
3 Yuta Narisawa  Japan 150:00 6 90.91 2.40 0
4 Bence Balizs  Hungary 240:00 13 90.71 3.25 0
5 Mykhailo Balaban  Ukraine 157:40 7 88.33 2.66 0

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Tournament awards[edit]

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Group B Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I A for 2013
Relegated to Division II A for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
 South Korea 5 4 1 0 0 24 10 +14 14
 Poland 5 4 0 0 1 31 7 +24 12
 Netherlands 5 3 0 1 1 21 13 +8 10
 Romania 5 2 0 0 3 13 28 −15 6
 Lithuania 5 1 0 0 4 9 27 –18 3
 Australia 5 0 0 0 5 14 27 −13 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

15 April 2012
13:00
Australia  4–8
(3–3, 1–1, 0–4)
 South Korea Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 450
15 April 2012
16:30
Romania  1–4
(0–0, 1–3, 0–1)
 Netherlands Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 250
15 April 2012
20:00
Lithuania  0–9
(0–2, 0–4, 0–3)
 Poland Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 3,000
16 April 2012
13:00
Netherlands  6–2
(1–1, 3–1, 2–0)
 Australia Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 150
16 April 2012
16:30
South Korea  3–0
(3–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Lithuania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 100
16 April 2012
20:00
Poland  10–0
(3–0, 3–0, 4–0)
 Romania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 1,500
18 April 2012
13:00
South Korea  6–1
(3–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 Romania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 150
18 April 2012
16:30
Australia  2–3
(0–2, 2–1, 0–0)
 Lithuania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 170
18 April 2012
20:00
Poland  5–1
(2–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 Netherlands Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 1,900
19 April 2012
13:00
Lithuania  5–6
(3–1, 1–2, 1–3)
 Romania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 140
19 April 2012
16:30
Netherlands  3–4 OT
(1–2, 0–1, 2–0)
(OT: 0–1)
 South Korea Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 85
19 April 2012
20:00
Poland  5–3
(1–0, 3–2, 1–1)
 Australia Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 2,000
21 April 2012
13:00
Netherlands  7–1
(2–0, 1–1, 4–0)
 Lithuania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 70
21 April 2012
16:30
Romania  5–3
(2–2, 1–0, 2–1)
 Australia Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 250
21 April 2012
20:00
South Korea  3–2
(1–2, 1–0, 1–0)
 Poland Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 3,200

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Marcin Kolusz  Poland 5 4 6 10 0 +8
2 Leszek Laszkiewicz  Poland 5 4 5 9 2 +3
3 Diederick Hagemeijer  Netherlands 5 5 3 8 6 –2
4 Kim Won Jung  South Korea 5 4 3 7 0 +6
5 Lee Yongjun  South Korea 5 3 3 6 2 +2
5 Damian Slabon  Poland 5 3 3 6 0 +3
7 Kevin Bruijsten  Netherlands 5 2 4 6 2 –2
7 Marco Postma  Netherlands 5 2 4 6 8 –1
9 Sin Sangwoo  South Korea 5 1 5 6 2 +8
10 Mikolaj Lopuski  Poland 5 4 1 5 2 +7

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Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Przemyslaw Odrobny  Poland 239:10 4 94.20 1.00 2
2 Eum Hyunseung  South Korea 255:03 9 91.89 2.12 0
3 Ian Meierdres  Netherlands 303:39 13 91:33 2.57 0
4 Mantas Armalis  Lithuania 239:20 18 87.59 4.51 0
5 Anthony Kimlin  Australia 239:36 21 85.52 5.26 0

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Tournament awards[edit]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]