2013 IIHF World Championship Division III

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2013 IIHF World Championship
Division III
Tournament details
Host countries  South Africa
 United Arab Emirates
Dates 15 – 21 April 2013
14 – 17 October 2012
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2013 IIHF World Championship Division III was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Cape Town, South Africa,[1] running from 15 to 21 April 2013 and the qualification tournament was contested in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,[2] running from 14 to 17 October 2012.

Participants[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Qualification
 Ireland Placed 4th in Division III last year.
 Luxembourg Placed 3rd in Division III last year.
 North Korea Placed 2nd in Division III last year.
 South Africa Host, placed 6th in Division II B last year and was relegated.
 United Arab Emirates Placed 1st in Qualification tournament.
 Greece Placed 2nd in Qualification tournament.

Qualification tournament[edit]

Team Qualification
 Georgia Did not participate in 2012.
 Greece Placed 5th in Division III last year.
 Mongolia Placed 6th in Division III last year.
 United Arab Emirates Host, did not participate in 2012.

Venues[edit]

Group A was played in Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town. The qualification tournament was played in Abu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi.

Grandwest Ice Arena
Capacity: 1,014
Abu Dhabi Arena
Capacity: 1,200
 South Africa – Cape Town  United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi

Officials[edit]

The IIHF selected 7 referees and 12 linesmen to work the 2013 IIHF World Championship DIV III.
Division III has 4 referees and 7 linesman. Division III Qualification had 3 referees and 5 linesman.

They were the following:

2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III in South Africa

2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division III Qualification in the United Arab Emirates

Qualification Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Qualified to Division III for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
 United Arab Emirates 3 3 0 0 0 14 3 +11 9
 Greece 3 2 0 0 1 18 4 +14 6
 Mongolia 3 1 0 0 2 10 8 +2 3
 Georgia 3 0 0 0 3 1 28 −27 0

Fixtures & Results[edit]

All times local (UTC+4).

14 October 2012
16:00
Mongolia  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
 Georgia Abu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 70
14 October 2012
19:30
United Arab Emirates  2–0
(1–0, 1–0, 0–0)
 Greece Abu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 357
15 October 2012
16:00
Greece  13–0
(4–0, 7–0, 2–0)
 Georgia Abu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 67
15 October 2012
19:30
Mongolia  2–3
(0–1, 1–2, 1–0)
 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 246
17 October 2012
16:00
Greece  5–2
(1–1, 1–1, 3–0)
 Mongolia Abu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 175
17 October 2012
19:30
Georgia  1–9
(1–1, 0–4, 0–4)
 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi Arena, Abu Dhabi
Attendance: 247

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Ioannis Koufis  Greece 2 6 1 7 +7 2
2 Juma Al Dhaheri  United Arab Emirates 3 3 3 6 +4 4
2 Mubarak Al Mazrouei  United Arab Emirates 3 3 3 6 +5 6
2 Dimitrios Kalyvas  Greece 3 3 3 6 +6 14
5 Mishigsuren Namjil  Mongolia 3 5 2 5 +3 14
6 Alexandros Valsamas-Rallis  Greece 3 3 1 4 +5 0
7 Ali Al Haddad  United Arab Emirates 3 2 2 4 +5 12
7 Suhail Al Mheiri  United Arab Emirates 3 2 2 4 +5 6
9 Nikolaos Papadopoulos  Greece 3 1 3 4 +7 2
10 Munkhzaya Enkhtur  Mongolia 3 2 1 3 +3 0
10 Dimitrios Malamas  Greece 3 2 1 3 +4 6

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Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Ntalimpor Ploutsis  Greece 180:00 4 95.18 1.33 1
2 Khaled Al Suwaidi  United Arab Emirates 120:00 2 94.87 1.00 1
3 Munkhbold Bayarsaikhan  Mongolia 165:40 8 92.59 2.90 0
4 Kakha Ambrolava  Georgia 178:25 27 78.40 9.08 0

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Group A Tournament[edit]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II B for 2014
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
 South Africa 5 5 0 0 0 39 8 +31 15
 North Korea 5 4 0 0 1 20 11 +9 12
 Luxembourg 5 3 0 0 2 20 13 +7 9
 Ireland 5 2 0 0 3 18 20 −2 6
 Greece 5 1 0 0 4 11 27 −16 3
 United Arab Emirates 5 0 0 0 5 10 39 −29 0

Schedule[edit]

All times local.

15 April 2013
13:00
North Korea  5–3
(3–1, 1–1, 1–1)
 United Arab Emirates Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 120
15 April 2013
16:15
Greece  3–6
(1–1, 1–1, 1–4)
 Ireland Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 150
15 April 2013
20:00
Luxembourg  2–5
(0–0, 2–3, 0–2)
 South Africa Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 596

16 April 2013
13:00
United Arab Emirates  3–4
(2–1, 0–3, 1–0)
 Greece Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 120
16 April 2013
16:15
North Korea  5–2
(2–0, 3–0, 0–2)
 Luxembourg Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 105
16 April 2013
20:00
South Africa  7–4
(1–0, 3–2, 3–2)
 Ireland Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 749

18 April 2013
13:00
Luxembourg  5–0
(0–0, 2–0 3–0)
 Ireland Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 109
18 April 2013
16:15
North Korea  7–1
(1–1, 2–0, 5–0)
 Greece Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 154
18 April 2013
20:00
South Africa  15–0
(7–0, 4–0, 4–0)
 United Arab Emirates Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 780

19 April 2013
13:00
Ireland  1–2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 North Korea Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 113
19 April 2013
16:15
United Arab Emirates  1–8
(0–4, 0–3, 1–1)
 Luxembourg Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 159
19 April 2013
20:00
Greece  1–8
(0–2, 0–5, 1–1)
 South Africa Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 1,017

21 April 2013
13:00
Luxembourg  3–2
(2–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 Greece Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 187
21 April 2013
16:15
Ireland  7–3
(3–1, 2–0, 2–2)
 United Arab Emirates Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 217
21 April 2013
20:00
South Africa  4–1
(1–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 North Korea Grandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 1,154

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Macky Reinecke  South Africa 5 4 14 18 +19 12
2 Joshua Reinecke  South Africa 5 9 7 16 +20 16
3 Uthman Samaai  South Africa 5 5 10 15 +17 8
4 Gareth Roberts  Ireland 5 8 3 11 +4 16
5 Sacha Backes  Luxembourg 5 4 4 8 +7 0
6 Ri Chol-Min  North Korea 5 5 2 7 +6 4
7 Conor Redmond  Ireland 5 3 4 7 −1 0
8 Robert Beran  Luxembourg 5 1 6 7 0 2
9 Panagiotis Koulouris  Greece 5 4 2 6 −1 14
10 Thierry Beran  Luxembourg 5 3 3 6 +7 4
10 Chris Reeves  South Africa 5 3 3 6 +5 0
10 Jack Valadas  South Africa 5 3 3 6 +5 0

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Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Michel Welter  Luxembourg 180:00 7 92.78 2.33 1
2 Jack Nebe  South Africa 260:00 8 92.59 1.85 0
3 Adam Pepper  Ireland 124:42 5 91.07 2.41 0
4 Pak Kuk-Chol  North Korea 191:02 6 90.48 1.88 0
5 Philippe Lepage  Luxembourg 192:08 6 88.46 3.00 0

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Tournament Awards[edit]

Best players selected by the directorate
  • Best Goalkeeper:  Michel Welter (LUX)
  • Best Forward:  Ri Pong-Il (PRK)
  • Best Defenceman:  Joshua Reinecke (RSA)

References[edit]

External links[edit]