2012 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2012 IIHF U18 World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates 12 – 22 April 2012
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Canada
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 209 (6.74 per match)
Attendance 26,228 (846 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Mathew Dumba (12 points)
Website http://www.u18wc2012.cz/eng/index.asp
2011
2013

The 2012 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 14th IIHF World U18 Championships and was hosted in Brno, Znojmo and Břeclav, Czech Republic. It began on April 12, 2012 with the gold medal game played on April 22, 2012.[1]

Brno and Znojmo were originally to co-host, but a schedule change became necessary when Kometa Brno unexpectedly advanced to the Czech Extraliga finals, making their home ice unavailable to the tournament on three days.

The United States defeated Sweden 7–0 in the final to win their seventh title.[2] Canada captured the bronze medal by beating Finland 5–4 in overtime.[3]

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

     1st place: Team qualified to Semifinals
     2nd-3rd place: Teams qualified to Quarterfinals
     4th-5th place: Teams that played in Relegation round

Group A[edit]

Most games played at Brno, with two in Břeclav and one in Znojmo.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 United States 4 4 0 0 0 18 3 12
 Finland 4 3 0 0 1 15 9 9
 Canada 4 2 0 0 2 17 12 6
 Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 12 21 3
 Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 6 23 0
12 April 2012
16:00
Denmark  1–6
(1–3, 0–2, 0–1)
 Canada Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,236
12 April 2012
20:00
Finland  0–4
(0–0, 0–0, 0–4)
 United States Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,509
13 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  8–4
(1–1, 6–2, 1–1)
 Denmark Hostan Arena
Attendance: 1,694
14 April 2012
13:00
United States  5–0
(1–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 Czech Republic Alcaplast Arena
Attendance: 1,857
14 April 2012
18:00
Canada  2–4
(1–0, 1–3, 0–1)
 Finland Alcaplast Arena
Attendance: 825
15 April 2012
18:00
Denmark  0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
 United States Kajot Arena
Attendance: 435
16 April 2012
16:00
Canada  6–2
(4–1, 0–1, 2–0)
 Czech Republic Kajot Arena
Attendance: 2,093
16 April 2012
20:00
Finland  5–1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
 Denmark Kajot Arena
Attendance: 383
17 April 2012
16:00
Czech Republic  2–6
(0–2, 1–1, 1–3)
 Finland Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,450
17 April 2012
20:00
United States  5–3
(0–0, 2–2, 3–1)
 Canada Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,920

Group B[edit]

All games are being played at Znojmo.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 20 4 12
 Russia 4 2 0 0 2 14 7 6
 Germany 4 2 0 0 2 15 17 6
 Latvia 4 2 0 0 2 11 15 6
  Switzerland 4 0 0 0 4 6 23 0
12 April 2012
16:00
Latvia  1–6
(0–2, 0–2, 1–2)
 Russia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 652
12 April 2012
20:00
Germany  1–8
(1–1, 0–2, 0–5)
 Sweden Hostan Arena
Attendance: 723
13 April 2012
19:00
Switzerland   2–4
(1–2, 1–2, 0–0)
 Latvia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 147
14 April 2012
14:00
Russia  2–4
(1–2, 1–1, 0–1)
 Germany Hostan Arena
Attendance: 231
14 April 2012
18:00
Sweden  7–2
(3–0, 1–1, 3–1)
  Switzerland Hostan Arena
Attendance: 353
15 April 2012
18:00
Latvia  1–3
(0–0, 0–1, 1–2)
 Sweden Hostan Arena
Attendance: 395
16 April 2012
16:00
Germany  4–5
(1–1, 2–2, 1–2)
 Latvia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 230
16 April 2012
20:00
Russia  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
  Switzerland Hostan Arena
Attendance: 752
17 April 2012
16:00
Sweden  2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Russia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 1,485
17 April 2012
20:00
Switzerland   2–6
(0–4, 0–1, 2–1)
 Germany Hostan Arena
Attendance: 342

Relegation round[edit]

     Team relegated to 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship Division I A
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
  Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 8 7 6
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 17 12 6
 Latvia 3 1 0 1 1 11 13 4
 Denmark 3 0 1 0 2 9 13 2

All times are local (UTC+2).

19 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  2–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
  Switzerland Hostan Arena
Attendance: 473
19 April 2012
19:00
Latvia  3–4 OT
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2)
(OT: 0–1)
 Denmark Hostan Arena
Attendance: 202
20 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  7–4
(2–1, 4–1, 1–2)
 Latvia Hostan Arena
Attendance: 847
20 April 2012
19:00
Switzerland   2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
 Denmark Hostan Arena
Attendance: 351

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Sweden 7  
  A2   Finland 8     A2   Finland 3    
  B3   Germany 0         B1   Sweden 0
      A1   United States 7
      A1   United States 2    
  B2   Russia 2     A3   Canada 1   Third place
  A3   Canada 4   A2   Finland 4
  A3   Canada 5

All times are local (UTC+2).

Quarterfinals[edit]

19 April 2012
15:00
Finland  8–0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 Germany Alcaplast Arena
Attendance: 353
19 April 2012
19:00
Russia  2–4
(0–2, 1–1, 1–1)
 Canada Alcaplast Arena
Attendance: 525

Semifinals[edit]

20 April 2012
15:00
Sweden  7–3
(1–1, 2–2, 4–0)
 Finland Kajot Arena
Attendance: 520
20 April 2012
19:00
United States  2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
 Canada Kajot Arena
Attendance: 640

Fifth place game[edit]

21 April 2012
14:00
Russia  4–1
(0–1, 2–0, 2–0)
 Germany Kajot Arena
Attendance: 310

Bronze medal game[edit]

22 April 2012
12:00
Finland  4–5 OT
(0–2, 3–2, 1–0)
(OT: 0–1)
 Canada Kajot Arena
Attendance: 1,150

Final[edit]

22 April 2012
16:00
Sweden  0–7
(0–1, 0–3, 0–3)
 United States Kajot Arena
Attendance: 2,145

Final standings[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Canada Mathew Dumba 7 5 7 12 +2 20
Finland Artturi Lehkonen 7 7 3 10 +3 6
Finland Henrik Haapala 7 4 6 10 +4 2
Finland Rasmus Kulmala 7 5 4 9 +4 2
Sweden Sebastian Collberg 6 4 5 9 +1 14
United States Nicolas Kerdiles 6 4 5 9 +8 2
Sweden Alexander Wennberg 6 3 6 9 +2 0
Canada Kerby Rychel 7 5 3 8 +4 12
Denmark Kristoffer Lauridsen 5 4 4 8 +4 4
Sweden Gustav Possler 6 4 4 8 +5 0
Canada Hunter Shinkaruk 6 4 4 8 +3 6
Czech Republic Dominik Simon 6 4 4 8 +2 4

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

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
United States Collin Olson 300:00 116 4 0.80 96.55 3
Sweden Oscar Dansk 272:47 143 9 1.98 93.71 1
Russia Andrei Vasilevski 299:20 141 11 2.20 92.20 1
Canada Matt Murray 419:51 210 19 2.72 90.95 0
Denmark George Sorensen 276:12 193 18 3.91 90.67 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
[4]
Best players of each team

Best players of each team seleceted by the coaches.[5]

Team Players
 Canada Mathew Dumba
Matt Murray
Adam Pelech
 Czech Republic Petr Sidlik
Jakub Vrana
Dominik Simon
 Denmark Oliver Bjorkstrand
Kristoffer Lauridsen
Bjørn Uldall
 Finland Henrik Happala
Rasmus Kulmala
Artturi Lehkonen
 Germany Marcel Kurth
Lennart Palausch
Sven Ziegler
 Latvia Georgs Golovkovs
Teodors Blugers
Rudolfs Kalvitis
 Russia Anton Slepyshev
Alexander Barabanov
Bogdan Yakimov
  Switzerland Lucas Balmelli
Samuel Kreis
Nico Dunner
 Sweden Oscar Dansk
Hampus Lindholm
Sebastian Collberg
 United States Seth Jones
Matt Lane
Collin Olson

Division I[edit]

Division I A[edit]

The Division I A tournament was played in Piešťany, Slovakia, from 11 to 17 April 2012.[6]

Final Standings
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Slovakia 5 5 0 0 0 30 6 15
 Norway 5 3 0 0 2 22 20 9
 Italy 5 1 1 2 1 17 20 7
 France 5 1 1 0 3 12 19 5
 Slovenia 5 1 1 0 3 12 21 5
 Japan 5 1 0 1 3 14 21 4
Promoted to 2013 Top Division Relegated to 2013 Division I B

Division I B[edit]

The Division I B tournament was played in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, from 11 to 17 April 2012.[7]

Final Standings
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Belarus 5 5 0 0 0 28 9 15
 Kazakhstan 5 3 1 0 1 27 16 11
 Austria 5 2 1 0 2 21 21 8
 Ukraine 5 1 1 1 2 20 26 6
 Poland 5 0 1 1 2 13 30 3
 Hungary 5 0 0 2 3 13 20 2
Promoted to 2013 Division I A Relegated to 2013 Division II A

Division II[edit]

Division II A[edit]

The Division II A tournament was played in Heerenveen, Netherlands, from 31 March to 6 April 2012.[8]

Final Standings
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 South Korea 5 3 1 1 0 17 14 12
 Romania 5 4 0 0 1 25 15 12
 Lithuania 5 3 1 0 1 22 11 11
 Great Britain 5 1 1 0 3 18 17 5
 Croatia 5 1 0 1 3 8 23 4
 Netherlands 5 0 0 1 4 16 26 1
Promoted to 2013 Division I B Relegated to 2013 Division II B

Division II B[edit]

The Division II B tournament was played in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 20 to 26 March 2012.[9]

Final Standings
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Estonia 5 4 1 0 0 32 17 14
 Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 22 16 9
 Spain 5 2 1 0 2 21 18 8
 Iceland 5 2 0 1 2 23 23 7
 Australia 5 1 0 1 3 8 20 4
 China 5 0 1 1 3 18 30 3
Promoted to 2013 Division II A Relegated to 2013 Division III A

Division III[edit]

The Division III tournament was played in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 12 to 18 March 2012.[10]

Final Standings
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Belgium 5 5 0 0 0 48 12 15
 New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 33 13 12
 Mexico 5 3 0 0 2 24 15 9
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 0 3 27 23 6
 Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 0 4 19 26 3
 South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 6 68 0
Promoted to 2013 Division II B Relegated to 2013 Division III B

References[edit]

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