2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I

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2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I
Tournament details
Host countries  Hungary
 Latvia
Dates 3–9 April 2006
2–8 April 2006
Teams 12
2005
2007

The 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I were a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division I tournaments made up the second level of competition at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 3 April and 9 April 2006 in Miskolc, Hungary and the Group B tournament took place between 2 April and 8 April 2006 in Riga, Latvia. Switzerland and Latvia won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Hungary finished last in Group A and South Korea last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2007.

Group A tournament[edit]

The Group A tournament began on 3 April 2006 in Miskolc, Hungary.[1] Austria, France, Kazakhstan and Slovenia all returned to compete in this years Division I tournament after missing promotion to the Championship Division at the previous years World Championships.[2] Hungary gained promotion to Division I after finishing first in last years Division II Group B tournament and Switzerland was relegated from the Championship Division after failing to survive the relegation round at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship.[3][4]

Switzerland won the tournament after winning four of their five games, finishing first in the group standings and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Slovenia finished in second place after losing only to Switzerland and Kazakhstan finished in third place. Hungary finished in last place, managing to tie one of their games and lose the other four and were relegated back to Division II for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Matija Pintarič of Slovenia led the tournament in goaltending with a save percentage of 0.940, and was named the top goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[5][6] Kazakhstan's Yevgeniy Rymarev was named as top forward and Marco Maurer of Switzerland was selected as top defenceman.[6] France's Remy Rimann was the tournaments leading scorer with ten points, including five goals and five assists.[7]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to the Championship Division for 2007
Relegated to Division II for 2007
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1   Switzerland 5 4 1 0 18 10 +8 9
2  Slovenia 5 4 0 1 19 12 +7 8
3  Kazakhstan 5 2 1 2 25 20 +5 5
4  France 5 1 2 2 20 26 –6 4
5  Austria 5 1 1 3 22 26 –4 3
6  Hungary 5 0 1 4 14 24 –10 1

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

3 April 2006
13:00
France  2 – 7
(0–4, 1–2, 1–1)
 Slovenia Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 200
3 April 2006
16:30
Austria  4 – 10
(2–2, 1–6, 1–2)
 Kazakhstan Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 300
3 April 2006
20:00
Hungary  2 – 5
(0–2, 2–1, 0–2)
  Switzerland Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 1800
4 April 2006
13:00
Slovenia  5 – 4
(1–1, 4–0, 0–3)
 Austria Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 200
4 April 2006
16:30
Switzerland   6 – 3
(1–0, 2–1, 3–2)
 France Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 200
4 April 2006
20:00
Kazakhstan  5 – 3
(2–1, 1–2, 2–0)
 Hungary Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 1600
6 April 2006
13:00
Switzerland   4 – 3
(1–0, 3–2, 0–1)
 Austria Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 200
6 April 2006
16:30
Slovenia  4 – 3
(1–0, 1–2, 2–1)
 Kazakhstan Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 350
6 April 2006
20:00
Hungary  4 – 4
(0–0, 2–2, 2–2)
 France Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 1800
8 April 2006
13:00
Kazakhstan  2 – 2
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
  Switzerland Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 300
8 April 2006
16:30
France  4 – 4
(3–2, 1–1, 0–1)
 Austria Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 450
8 April 2006
20:00
Slovenia  3 – 2
(0–0, 0–2, 3–0)
 Hungary Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 1800
9 April 2006
13:00
Kazakhstan  5 – 7
(1–1, 1–1, 3–5)
 France Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 200
9 April 2006
16:30
Switzerland   1 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Slovenia Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 800
9 April 2006
20:00
Austria  7 – 3
(3–0, 2–2, 2–1)
 Hungary Miskolc Ice Hall
Attendance: 1600

Scoring leaders[edit]

Matija Pintarič was named the tournament's best goalkeeper.

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[7]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
France Rimann, RemyRemy Rimann 5 5 5 10 +1 2 F
Kazakhstan Rymarev, YevgeniyYevgeniy Rymarev 5 7 2 9 +3 4 F
France Dacosta, StephaneStephane Dacosta 5 3 6 9 0 2 F
Austria Ulmer, MartinMartin Ulmer 5 3 6 9 –1 6 F
Austria Oberkofler, DanielDaniel Oberkofler 5 4 3 7 –4 2 F
Austria Reinthaler, KristofKristof Reinthaler 5 3 4 7 –2 2 D
Austria Woger, DanielDaniel Woger 5 3 4 7 0 2 F
France Hordelalay, Pierre-CharlesPierre-Charles Hordelalay 5 3 4 7 0 6 F
Kazakhstan Polomoshnov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Polomoshnov 5 3 3 6 +4 8 F
France Auvitu, YohannYohann Auvitu 5 2 4 6 +1 2 D

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[5]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Slovenia Pintarič, MatijaMatija Pintarič 214:44 100 6 1.68 94.00 0
Switzerland Flueler, LukasLukas Flueler 300:00 121 10 2.00 91.74 1
Hungary Agardy, AkosAkos Agardy 179:29 128 14 4.68 89.06 0
Kazakhstan Smolnikov, MikhailMikhail Smolnikov 178:45 99 11 3.69 88.89 0
Hungary Hetényi, ZoltánZoltán Hetényi 120:00 74 9 4.50 87.84 0

Group B tournament[edit]

The Group B tournament began on 2 April 2006 in Riga, Latvia.[8] Japan, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine all returned to compete in this years Division I tournament after missing promotion to the Championship Division at the previous years World Championships.[9] South Korea gained promotion to Division I after finishing first in last years Division II Group A tournament and Denmark was relegated from the Championship Division after failing to survive the relegation round at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4][10]

Latvia won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Denmark finished second after losing only to Latvia and Japan finished in third place.[8] South Korea finished in last place, managing only to tie one of their games and lose the other four and were relegated to Division II for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Arturs Dzelzs of Latvia led the tournament in goaltending with a save percentage of 0.948, and was named the top goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[11][12] Denmark's Philip Larsen was named as top defenceman and Andris Džeriņš of Latvia was selected as top forward.[12] Džeriņš also led the tournament in scoring with 13 points, including six goals and seven assists.[13]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to the Championship Division for 2007
Relegated to Division II for 2007
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1  Latvia 5 5 0 0 27 7 +20 10
2  Denmark 5 4 0 1 24 12 +12 8
3  Japan 5 2 1 2 19 16 +3 5
4  Poland 5 2 0 3 16 15 +1 4
5  Ukraine 5 1 0 4 7 31 –24 2
6  South Korea 5 0 1 4 11 23 –12 1

Fixtures[edit]

All times local.

2 April 2006
15:00
Japan  8 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 5–0)
 Ukraine Arena Riga
Attendance: 250
2 April 2006
17:00
South Korea  1 – 3
(0–0, 1–1, 0–2)
 Denmark Volvo Sportcenter
Attendance: 105
2 April 2006
19:00
Poland  0 – 1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
 Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 2500
3 April 2006
15:00
Denmark  5 – 2
(1–0, 0–2, 4–0)
 Poland Arena Riga
Attendance: 176
3 April 2006
17:00
Ukraine  5 – 2
(1–0, 3–2, 1–0)
 South Korea Volvo Sportcenter
Attendance: 73
3 April 2006
19:00
Latvia  6 – 1
(0–1, 2–0, 4–0)
 Japan Arena Riga
Attendance: 3500
5 April 2006
15:00
Denmark  5 – 2
(2–1, 1–0, 2–1)
 Japan Arena Riga
Attendance: 120
5 April 2006
17:00
South Korea  3 – 6
(0–0, 1–5, 2–1)
 Poland Volvo Sportcenter
Attendance: 120
5 April 2006
19:00
Latvia  7 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 3–0)
 Ukraine Arena Riga
Attendance: 4000
6 April 2006
15:00
Ukraine  0 – 7
(0–1, 0–3, 0–3)
 Denmark Arena Riga
Attendance: 130
6 April 2006
17:00
Poland  1 – 5
(0–0, 0–3, 1–2)
 Japan Volvo Sportcenter
Attendance: 102
6 April 2006
19:00
Latvia  6 – 2
(1–0, 5–1, 0–1)
 South Korea Arena Riga
Attendance: 2500
8 April 2006
11:00
Japan  3 – 3
(2–1, 0–1, 1–1)
 South Korea Arena Riga
Attendance: 85
8 April 2006
14:30
Ukraine  1 – 7
(0–2, 0–2, 1–3)
 Poland Arena Riga
Attendance: 310
8 April 2006
18:00
Denmark  4 – 7
(3–2, 1–2, 0–3)
 Latvia 10000

Scoring leaders[edit]

Lars Eller scored five goals and five assists to finish fifth in scoring.

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Latvia Džeriņš, AndrisAndris Džeriņš 5 6 7 13 +11 4 F
Latvia Gricinskis, GatisGatis Gricinskis 5 6 6 12 +10 10 F
Latvia Ozolins, ArtursArturs Ozolins 5 3 9 12 +10 4 F
Denmark Hardt, NichlasNichlas Hardt 5 4 7 11 +6 6 F
Denmark Eller, LarsLars Eller 5 5 5 10 +4 8 F
Latvia Daugaviņš, KasparsKaspars Daugaviņš 5 5 4 9 +6 20 F
Japan Mizuuchi, NaotoNaoto Mizuuchi 5 3 3 6 +6 0 F
Denmark Larsen, PhilipPhilip Larsen 5 3 3 6 +1 12 D
Poland Dziubinski, KrystianKrystian Dziubinski 5 1 5 6 +3 4 F
Poland Szewczyk, MaciejMaciej Szewczyk 5 4 1 5 +2 6 F

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Latvia Dzelzs, ArtursArturs Dzelzs 300:00 134 7 1.40 94.78 2
Poland Strak, MichalMichal Strak 286:32 163 14 2.93 91.41 1
Denmark Andersen, FrederikFrederik Andersen 280:00 130 12 2.57 90.77 1
Japan Terashima, YusukeYusuke Terashima 180:00 69 7 2.33 89.86 0
South Korea Lee Won 233:21 145 21 5.40 85.52 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  3. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  4. ^ a b "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  5. ^ a b "Goalkeepers" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  6. ^ a b "Best Players Selected by the Directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  7. ^ a b "Scoring Leaders" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  8. ^ a b c d "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  9. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  10. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  11. ^ "Goalkeepers" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  12. ^ a b "Best Players Selected by the Directorate" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  13. ^ "Scoring Leaders" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 

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