2012 IIHF World Championship Division II

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2012 IIHF World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host countries  Iceland
 Bulgaria
Dates 12 – 18 April
2 – 8 April
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2012 IIHF World Championship Division II was an international Ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Reykjavík, Iceland from April 12–18, 2012 and Group B was contested in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 2–8, 2012.[1]

Participants[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Qualification
 Croatia Placed 2nd in Division II Group B last year.
 Estonia Placed 6th Division I Group B and was relegated in 2011.
 Iceland Host, placed 3rd in Division II Group B last year.
 New Zealand Placed 2nd in Division II Group A last year.
 Serbia Placed 3rd in Division II Group A last year.
 Spain Placed 5th Division I Group A and was relegated in 2011.

Group B[edit]

Team Qualification
 Belgium Placed 4th in Division II Group A last year.
 Bulgaria Host, placed 5th in Division II Group B last year.
 China Placed 4th in Division II Group B last year.
 Israel Placed 1st in Division III last year and was promoted.
 Mexico Placed 5th in Division II Group A last year.
 South Africa Placed 2nd in Division III last year and was promoted.

Group A Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I B for 2013
Relegated to Division II B for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
 Estonia 5 5 0 0 0 39 11 +28 15
 Spain 5 4 0 0 1 21 9 +12 12
 Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 27 13 +14 9
 Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 12 19 –7 6
 Serbia 5 1 0 0 4 27 20 +7 3
 New Zealand 5 0 0 0 5 5 59 –54 0

All times are local (UTC±0).

12 April 2012
13:00
Croatia  2–3
(0–0, 1–1, 1–2)
 Spain Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 184
12 April 2012
16:30
Estonia  5–2
(1–2, 3–0, 1–0)
 Serbia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 208
12 April 2012
20:00
Iceland  4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
 New Zealand Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 522
13 April 2012
13:00
Estonia  3–2
(2–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 Croatia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 112
13 April 2012
16:30
Spain  7–0
(1–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 New Zealand Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 157
13 April 2012
20:00
Serbia  3–5
(2–2, 0–3, 1–0)
 Iceland Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 850
15 April 2012
13:00
Spain  4–2
(1–2, 1–0, 2–0)
 Serbia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 150
15 April 2012
16:30
Croatia  12–3
(3–0, 4–1, 5–2)
 New Zealand Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 124
15 April 2012
20:00
Estonia  7–2
(2–1, 3–0, 2–1)
 Iceland Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1160
17 April 2012
13:00
New Zealand  2–19
(0–8, 2–6, 0–5)
 Estonia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 95
17 April 2012
16:30
Serbia  3–6
(1–2, 0–2, 2–2)
 Croatia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 134
17 April 2012
20:00
Iceland  0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
 Spain Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 650
18 April 2012
13:00
New Zealand  0–17
(0–7, 0–6, 0–4)
 Serbia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 234
18 April 2012
16:30
Spain  3–5
(1–2, 2–2, 0–1)
 Estonia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 278
18 April 2012
20:00
Croatia  5–1
(1–0, 1–0, 3–1)
 Iceland Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 850

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Joel Prpic  Croatia 5 3 10 13 +6 2
2 Andrew Sertich  Croatia 5 7 5 12 +8 0
3 Aleksandr Petrov  Estonia 5 5 7 12 +8 0
4 Maksim Ivanov  Estonia 5 4 5 9 +6 12
5 Aleksei Sibirtsev  Estonia 5 5 3 8 +6 0
6 Pablo Muñoz  Spain 5 3 5 8 +5 6
6 Robert Rooba  Estonia 5 3 5 8 +5 6
8 Dmitri Rodin  Estonia 5 2 6 8 +5 10
9 Marko Kovacevic  Serbia 5 3 4 7 +2 2
9 Igor Lazic  Croatia 5 3 4 7 +4 2
9 Kenny MacAulay  Croatia 5 3 4 7 +2 0

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Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Ander Alcaine  Spain 290:17 9 95.16 1.86 1
2 Villem-Henrik Koitmaa  Estonia 235:56 9 92.56 2.29 0
3 Mate Tomljenovic  Croatia 279:04 11 91.54 2.37 0
4 Dennis Henstrom  Iceland 299:50 18 90.22 3.60 1
5 Milan Lukovic  Serbia 289:39 20 87.34 4.14 0

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Tournament awards[edit]

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Group B Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II A for 2013
Relegated to Division III for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
 Belgium 5 5 0 0 0 49 11 +38 15
 China 5 3 0 0 2 28 21 +7 9
 Bulgaria 5 2 1 0 2 21 28 −7 8
 Mexico 5 2 0 1 2 17 24 −7 7
 Israel 5 1 1 1 2 19 22 −3 6
 South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 4 32 −28 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

2 April 2012
12:00
Mexico  2–9
(0–5, 1–1, 1–3)
 Belgium Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 65
2 April 2012
15:30
China  9–5
(3–2, 2–1, 4–2)
 Israel Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 152
2 April 2012
19:00
South Africa  1–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
 Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,235
3 April 2012
12:00
China  5–1
(3–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 Mexico Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 35
3 April 2012
15:30
Israel  6–2
(3–0, 2–0, 1–2)
 South Africa Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 47
3 April 2012
19:00
Belgium  14–3
(2–0, 6–0, 6–3)
 Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,380
5 April 2012
12:00
Belgium  4–1
(1–1, 2–0, 1–0)
 Israel Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 38
5 April 2012
15:30
China  6–1
(2–0, 4–0, 0–1)
 South Africa Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 62
5 April 2012
19:00
Mexico  8–5
(5–0, 1–4, 2–1)
 Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,358
6 April 2012
12:00
South Africa  0–14
(0–2, 0–6, 0–6)
 Belgium Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 65
6 April 2012
15:30
Israel  5–4 OT
(1–2, 2–1, 1–1)
(OT: 1–0)
 Mexico Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 235
6 April 2012
19:00
Bulgaria  6–3
(0–1, 3–2, 3–0)
 China Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,572
8 April 2012
12:00
Mexico  2–0
(0–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 South Africa Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 103
8 April 2012
15:30
Bulgaria  3–2 GWS
(1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 Israel Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,526
8 April 2012
19:00
Belgium  8–5
(5–2, 2–0. 1–3)
 China Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 537

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Olivier Roland  Belgium 5 10 12 22 +22 4
2 Mitch Morgan  Belgium 5 6 15 21 +20 2
3 Vincent Morgan  Belgium 5 10 8 18 +21 0
4 Eliezer Sherbatov  Israel 5 9 5 14 +6 0
5 Stanislav Muhachev  Bulgaria 5 4 10 14 −1 0
6 Daniel Mazour  Israel 5 6 4 10 +4 14
7 Alexei Yotov  Bulgaria 5 5 5 10 −1 2
8 Zhang Weiyang  China 5 5 4 9 +4 4
9 Sergei Frenkel  Israel 5 1 8 9 +5 8
10 Kristof van Looy  Belgium 5 3 5 8 +9 4

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Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Bjorn Steijen  Belgium 260:00 8 93.55 1.85 0
2 Nikola Nikolov  Bulgaria 167:19 8 91.30 2.87 0
3 Andreas de la Garma  Mexico 149:48 10 90.20 4.01 0
4 Jevgeni Gusin  Israel 257:06 15 88.10 3.50 0
5 Jack Nebe  South Africa 180:17 15 87.60 4.99 0

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Tournament awards[edit]

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References[edit]

External links[edit]