2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II

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2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II
Tournament details
Host countries  Estonia
 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Dates 5 – 11 March 2003
17 – 23 March 2003
Teams 12
2002
2004

The 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II was a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division II tournaments made up the third level of competition at the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 17 and 23 March 2003 in Tallinn, Estonia and the Group B tournament took place between 5 and 11 March 2003 in Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. South Korea and Romania won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Bulgaria finished last in Group A and South Africa last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2004.

Group A tournament[edit]

The Group A tournament began on 17 March 2003 in Tallinn, Estonia.[1] Both Croatia and Estonia who missed promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championship returned to compete in this year's Division II tournament.[2] Belgium, Bulgaria, South Korea and Spain all gained promotion to Division II from Division III following a restructure of the Division sizes which increased the number of teams in each group from four to six.[2] South Korea won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division I for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] Estonia finished second losing only to South Korea and Croatia finished in third place.[4] Bulgaria finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated back to Division III for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] Tomislav Grozaj of Croatia finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 27 points including 18 goals and nine assists.[5] Thomas Tyson of Belgium finished the tournament as the leading goaltender based on save percentage.[6]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2004
Relegated to Division III for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1  South Korea 5 5 0 0 56 12 +44 10
2  Estonia 5 4 0 1 49 8 +41 8
3  Croatia 5 2 1 2 38 20 +18 5
4  Belgium 5 2 1 2 20 32 –12 5
5  Spain 5 1 0 4 23 36 –13 2
6  Bulgaria 5 0 0 5 2 80 –78 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

17 March 2003
12:30
Belgium  1 – 13
(0–6, 1–3, 0–4)
 South Korea Tallinn
Attendance: 300
17 March 2003
16:00
Spain  4 – 9
(1–5, 1–4, 2–0)
 Croatia Tallinn
Attendance: 300
17 March 2003
19:30
Bulgaria  0 – 17
(0–6, 0–3, 0–8)
 Estonia Tallinn
Attendance: 800
18 March 2003
12:30
Croatia  4 – 4
(1–0, 3–2, 0–2)
 Belgium Tallinn
Attendance: 300
18 March 2003
16:00
South Korea  18 – 0
(5–0, 8–0, 5–0)
 Bulgaria Tallinn
Attendance: 320
18 March 2003
19:30
Estonia  12 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 4–0)
 Spain Tallinn
Attendance: 793
20 March 2003
12:30
Bulgaria  1 – 15
(1–5, 0–4, 0–6)
 Spain Tallinn
Attendance: 300
20 March 2003
16:00
Croatia  4 – 9
(0–4, 1–1, 3–4)
 South Korea Tallinn
Attendance: 300
20 March 2003
19:30
Estonia  11 – 0
(3–0, 4–0, 4–0)
 Belgium Tallinn
Attendance: 699
21 March 2003
12:30
Croatia  20 – 0
(4–0, 5–0, 11–0)
 Bulgaria Tallinn
Attendance: 300
21 March 2003
16:00
Spain  3 – 5
(2–1, 1–4, 0–0)
 Belgium Tallinn
Attendance: 300
21 March 2003
19:30
South Korea  7 – 6
(2–3, 2–1, 3–2)
 Estonia Tallinn
Attendance: 1402
23 March 2003
12:30
South Korea  9 – 1
(4–1, 4–0, 1–0)
 Spain Tallinn
Attendance: 300
23 March 2003
16:00
Belgium  10 – 1
(1–0, 3–0, 6–1)
 Bulgaria Tallinn
Attendance: 300
23 March 2003
19:30
Estonia  3 – 1
(2–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 Croatia Tallinn
Attendance: 781

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[5]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Croatia Grozaj, TomislavTomislav Grozaj 5 18 9 27 +18 6 F
South Korea Kim Ki-Sung 5 9 9 18 +18 0 F
South Korea Park Woo-Sang 5 11 6 17 +16 0 F
South Korea Kwon Tae-An 5 9 8 17 +17 10 F
Estonia Kuznetsov, AleksandrAleksandr Kuznetsov 5 10 6 16 +14 0 F
Croatia Smerdelj, MiroMiro Smerdelj 5 2 11 13 +17 8 F
Croatia Iveziq, DavidDavid Iveziq 5 6 6 12 +14 0 F
South Korea Lee Seung-Jun 5 3 9 12 +16 4 F
Croatia Kresimir Radovic 5 1 11 12 +13 12 D
South Korea Chang Jun-Il 5 9 2 11 +15 4 F

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.[6]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Belgium Thomas Tyson 135:05 105 15 6.66 85.71 0
Estonia Valentin Itsenko 180:00 46 7 2.33 84.78 2
Croatia Sinisa Blagus 185:31 84 13 4.20 84.52 1
South Korea Kim Yu-Jin 182:19 50 9 2.96 82.00 0
Belgium van Looveren, KevinKevin van Looveren 164:55 87 17 6.18 80.46 0

Group B tournament[edit]

The Group B tournament began on 5 March 2003 in Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[7] Hungary, Netherlands and Romania all returned to compete in the Division II tournament after missing promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championship.[2] Lithuania, South Africa and Yugoslavia all gained promotion to Division II from Division III following a restructure of the Division sizes which increased the number of teams in each group from four to six.[2] Romania won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division I for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Hungary finished second after winning three games and drawing a fourth and the Netherlands finished in third place.[9] South Africa finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated back to Division III for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] The tournament was also the last appearance of Yugoslavia's under-18 team as the country was reconstituted as the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Yugoslavia men's under-18 team was replaced the following year by the Serbia and Montenegro men's national under-18 ice hockey team.[2] Tivadar Petres of Romania finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 17 points including 11 goals and six assists.[10] Hungary's Dominik Vinnai finished the tournament as the leading goaltender based on save percentage.[11]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I for 2004
Relegated to Division III for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Romania 5 5 0 0 33 10 +23 10
2  Hungary 5 3 1 1 27 12 +15 7
3  Netherlands 5 3 0 2 22 17 +5 6
4  Yugoslavia 5 2 1 2 14 19 –5 5
5  Lithuania 5 1 0 4 14 29 –15 2
6  South Africa 5 0 0 5 9 33 –24 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

5 March 2003
13:00
South Africa  1 – 7
(0–3, 0–1, 1–3)
 Romania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
5 March 2003
16:15
Lithuania  0 – 5
(0–2, 0–3, 0–0)
 Netherlands Belgrade
Attendance: 300
5 March 2003
19:30
Yugoslavia  2 – 2
(2–2, 0–0, 0–0)
 Hungary Belgrade
Attendance: 1500
6 March 2003
13:00
Hungary  8 – 0
(1–0, 3–0, 4–0)
 South Africa Belgrade
Attendance: 300
6 March 2003
16:15
Romania  5 – 2
(1–0, 3–2, 1–0)
 Lithuania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
6 March 2003
19:30
Netherlands  5 – 2
(2–0, 2–2, 1–0)
 Yugoslavia Belgrade
Attendance: 1000
8 March 2003
13:00
Hungary  1 – 6
(1–1, 0–4, 0–1)
 Romania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
8 March 2003
16:15
Netherlands  8 – 3
(2–1, 2–0, 4–2)
 South Africa Belgrade
Attendance: 300
8 March 2003
19:30
Lithuania  3 – 4
(0–2, 2–0, 1–2)
 Yugoslavia Belgrade
Attendance: 1200
9 March 2003
13:00
Romania  7 – 4
(3–2, 2–1, 2–1)
 Netherlands Belgrade
Attendance: 300
9 March 2003
16:15
Hungary  11 – 4
(3–1, 2–2, 6–1)
 Lithuania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
9 March 2003
19:30
Yugoslavia  4 – 1
(0–1, 1–0, 3–0)
 South Africa Belgrade
Attendance: 1000
11 March 2003
13:00
South Africa  4 – 6
(1–4, 2–1, 1–1)
 Lithuania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
11 March 2003
16:15
Netherlands  0 – 5
(0–1, 0–1, 0–3)
 Hungary Belgrade
Attendance: 300
11 March 2003
19:30
Romania  8 – 2
(2–1, 4–1, 2–0)
 Yugoslavia Belgrade
Attendance: 1600

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[10]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Romania Petres, TivadarTivadar Petres 5 11 6 17 +14 4 F
Romania Mihaly, EdeEde Mihaly 5 8 7 15 +11 0 F
Netherlands Hubertus Verdonschot 5 5 6 11 +1 6 F
Romania Georgescu, MihailMihail Georgescu 5 7 3 10 +3 18 F
Hungary Istvan Marko 5 4 4 8 +5 2 F
Hungary Patrik Szajbert 5 4 4 8 +7 6 F
Netherlands Mark Donders 5 4 4 8 0 6 F
Lithuania Marius Lelenas 5 4 2 6 -3 12 F
Hungary Viktor Papp 5 3 3 6 +5 8 F
Netherlands Bart van Roosmalen 5 3 3 6 +5 24 F

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.[11]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Hungary Dominik Vinnai 209:16 81 5 1.43 93.83 2
Romania Bogdan Popa 240:00 101 8 2.00 92.08 0
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Lukovic, MilanMilan Lukovic 194:30 105 10 3.08 90.48 0
Netherlands Victor Boutrs Girgis 240:00 124 14 3.50 88.71 1
Lithuania Lukas Jaksys 269:18 196 24 5.35 87.76 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 308–326. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  3. ^ a b "Final Ranking". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Games & Standings". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "Leading Goaltenders (SVS%)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  7. ^ "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  8. ^ a b "Final Ranking". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Games & Standings". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  10. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 
  11. ^ a b "Leading Goaltenders (SVS%)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-31. 

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