2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III

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2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host countries  Mexico
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dates 6 – 9 February 2003
5 – 8 March 2003
Teams 8
2002
2004

The 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III was a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division III tournaments made up the fourth level of competition at the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 5 and 8 March 2003 in Mexico City, Mexico and the Group B tournament took place between 6 and 9 February 2003 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Group A competition was won by Australia while Iceland won the Group B tournament. Upon winning their respective tournaments both teams gained promotion to Division II of the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group A tournament[edit]

The Group A tournament began on 5 March 2003 in Mexico City, Mexico.[1] All four teams participating made their debuts at the IIHF World U18 Championships.[2] Australia won the tournament after winning all three of their games and gained promotion to Division II of the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] Mexico finished second after losing only to Australia and China finished third after losing to Australia and Mexico. New Zealand who finished last also suffered the largest defeat of the tournament, losing to Australia 1–14.[4] Lliam Webster of Australia finished as the top scorer of the tournament with nine points including five goals and four assists.[5] Australia's Patrick Baxter finished the tournament as the leading goaltender based on save percentage.[6]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 28 6 +22 6
2  Mexico 3 2 0 1 12 12 0 4
3  China 3 1 0 2 11 12 –1 2
4  New Zealand 3 0 0 3 2 23 –21 0

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

5 March 2003
17:00
Australia  6 – 3
(3–2, 2–1, 1–0)
 China Mexico City
Attendance: 300
5 March 2003
20:00
Mexico  5 – 0
(3–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 New Zealand Mexico City
Attendance: 850
6 March 2003
17:00
China  4 – 1
(2–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 New Zealand Mexico City
Attendance: 300
6 March 2003
20:00
Mexico  2 – 8
(1–4, 1–2, 0–2)
 Australia Mexico City
Attendance: 800
8 March 2003
17:00
New Zealand  1 – 14
(0–3, 1–7, 0–4)
 Australia Mexico City
Attendance: 450
8 March 2003
20:00
China  4 – 5
(0–2, 3–1, 1–2)
 Mexico Mexico City
Attendance: 1600

Scoring leaders[edit]

Lliam Webster of Australia finished first among the scoring leaders, recording five goals and four assists.

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Australia Webster, LliamLliam Webster 3 5 4 9 +7 4 F
China Dong Liang 3 3 5 8 +3 2 F
Australia Dunwoodie, DavidDavid Dunwoodie 3 5 2 7 +9 6 F
Australia Warren Jayawardene 3 5 2 7 +8 16 F
Australia Stephenson, ScottScott Stephenson 3 4 2 6 +8 2 F
Mexico Glennie, EduardoEduardo Glennie 3 5 0 5 +2 2 F
Australia Matus, PeterPeter Matus 3 4 1 5 +4 2 D
Mexico Cervantes, AdrianAdrian Cervantes 3 2 3 5 +2 10 F
Australia Esposito, AdrianAdrian Esposito 3 2 2 4 +4 6 F
Australia Luke Makris 3 2 1 3 +3 0 F

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top 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
Australia Patrick Baxter 120:00 39 4 2.00 89.74 0
China Xie Ming 100:00 51 5 3.60 88.24 0
Mexico de Alba, AlfonsoAlfonso de Alba 145:26 85 10 4.13 88.24 0
New Zealand Livingstone, GarethGareth Livingstone 128:40 70 12 5.60 82.86 0
China Wu Huizi 80:00 33 6 4.50 81.82 0

Group B tournament[edit]

The Group B tournament began on 6 February 2003 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[7] Turkey who finished last in Division III at the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships returned to compete in this year's Division III tournament, Israel returned to the World Championships having not played since 2001, Iceland made their first appearance in the Division having only previously played in a qualification tournament in 2001, and Bosnia and Herzegovina made their debut appearance at the World Championships.[2] Iceland won the tournament after winning all three of their games and gained promotion to Division II of the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Turkey finished second after beating both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israel on goal difference and Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in third.[9] Israel who had original won their first two games against Iceland and Bosnia and Herzegovina had the results annulled and scored 5–0 in favour of the opposing teams due to their use of three players who did not meet the International Ice Hockey Federation's eligibility criteria.[2] Israel had originally won the games 9–1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina and 5–4 against Iceland.[2] Birgir Jakob Hansen of Iceland finished as the top scorer of the tournament with ten points including five goals and five assists.[10]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Iceland 3 3 0 0 19 4 +15 6
2  Turkey 3 1 0 2 16 11 +5 2
3  Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 8 19 –11 2
4  Israel 3 1 0 2 5 14 –9 2

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

6 February 2003
16:30
Iceland  5 – 2
(2–2, 2–0, 1–0)
 Turkey Sarajevo
Attendance: 300
6 February 2003
19:30
Israel  0 – 5  Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Attendance: 350
8 February 2003
16:30
Israel  0 – 5  Iceland Sarajevo
Attendance: 300
8 February 2003
19:30
Turkey  10 – 1
(0–0, 3–0, 7–1)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Attendance: 400
9 February 2003
16:30
Turkey  4 – 5
(2–2, 2–1, 0–2)
 Israel Sarajevo
Attendance: 300
9 February 2003
19:30
Bosnia and Herzegovina  2 – 9
(0–5, 1–2, 1–2)
 Iceland Sarajevo
Attendance: 600

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Iceland Hansen, Birgir JakobBirgir Jakob Hansen 3 5 5 10 +8 6 F
Turkey Yapicilar, SerkanSerkan Yapicilar 3 3 6 9 +1 4 F
Iceland Thormodsson, GautiGauti Thormodsson 3 5 1 6 +5 2 F
Turkey Uretmen, ErhanErhan Uretmen 3 4 1 5 +3 4 F
Turkey Guclu, UfukUfuk Guclu 3 3 1 4 +1 12 F
Turkey Ozturk, GokhunGokhun Ozturk 3 1 3 4 0 0 D
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dugancic, ZlatkoZlatko Dugancic 3 3 0 3 -6 12 D
Israel Larin, RomanRoman Larin 3 2 1 3 +4 22 F
Turkey Arda Ozcelik 3 2 0 2 0 4 D
Israel Zamir, OrenOren Zamir 3 2 0 2 +2 25 D

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  2. ^ a b c d Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand. pp. 308–326. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  3. ^ "Final Ranking". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Games & Standings". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  5. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  6. ^ a b "Leading Goaltenders (SVS%)". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  7. ^ "2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Final Ranking". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  9. ^ "Games & Standings". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  10. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-01-29. 

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