2004 IIHF World U18 Championships
|Dates||April 8–18, 2004|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Russia (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||186 (6 per match)|
|Scoring leader(s)|| Lauri Korpikoski (11 points)
Lauri Tukonen (11 points)
Petteri Nokelainen (11 points)
Roman Voloshenko (11 points)
The 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Minsk, Belarus. The championships began on April 8, 2004, and finished on April 18, 2004. Games were played at the Ice Palace and Palace sport in Minsk. Russia defeated the United States 3–2 in the final to claim the gold medal, while the Czech Republic defeated Canada 3–2 to capture the bronze medal.
- 1 Championship results
- 2 Division I
- 3 Division II
- 4 Division III
- 5 References
- 6 External links
|Quarter finals||Semi finals||Final|
|B2||Czech Republic||5||B2||Czech Republic||2||Third place|
|April 15, 2004||Canada||3–1||Slovakia||Palace sport, Minsk
|April 15, 2004||Czech Republic||5–1||Sweden||Palace sport, Minsk
|April 16, 2004||United States||3–2||Czech Republic||Palace sport, Minsk
|April 16, 2004||Russia||5–2||Canada||Palace sport, Minsk
Fifth place game
|April 17, 2004||Slovakia||4–5||Sweden||Palace sport, Minsk
Bronze medal game
|April 18, 2004||Czech Republic||3–2||Canada||Palace sport, Minsk
Gold medal game
|April 18, 2004||United States||2–3||Russia||Palace sport, Minsk
|Phil Kessel||United States||6||7||3||10||6|
|Bryan Lerg||United States||6||2||6||8||2|
|Brandon Scero||United States||6||2||6||8||2|
|Kevin Porter||United States||6||2||6||8||4|
(Minimum 60 minutes played)
|Marek Schwarz||Czech Republic||419:21||9||.939||1.29||1|
|Cory Schneider||United States||350:31||10||.929||1.71||1|
Division I consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 27 March and 2 April 2004 in Amstetten, Austria and the Group B tournament was held between 29 March and 4 April 2004 in Asiago, Italy. Switzerland and Germany won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Romania finished last in Group A and South Korea last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2005.
- Final standings
Division II consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 28 March and 3 April 2004 in Debrecen, Hungary and the Group B tournament was held between 1 and 7 March 2004 in Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania. Ukraine and Great Britain won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Belgium finished last in Group A and Australia last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2005.
- Final standings
The Division III tournament was held between 6 and 14 March 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mexico and South Africa finished first and second respectively and both gained promotion to Division II for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina finished sixth and seventh respectively and were relegated to the Division III Qualification tournament for 2005.
- Final standings
- Mexico — promoted to Division II for 2005
- South Africa — promoted to Division II for 2005
- New Zealand
- Turkey — relegated to Division III Qualification for 2005
- Bosnia and Herzegovina — relegated to Division III Qualification for 2005
- "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
- "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
- "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-03-31.