2006 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2006 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates April 12 – April 22, 2006
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (3rd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 190 (6.13 per match)
Attendance 11,798 (381 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Patrick Kane (12 points)
2005
2007

The 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Ängelholm and Halmstad, Sweden. The championships began on April 12, 2006 and finished on April 22, 2006. Games were played at Ängelholms Ishall in Ängelholm and Sannarps Isstadion in Halmstad. The United States of America defeated Finland 3–1 in the final to claim the gold medal, while the Czech Republic defeated Canada 4–1 to capture the bronze medal.

Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 United States 4 4 0 0 30 3 8
 Russia 4 3 1 0 21 9 6
 Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 9 11 4
 Germany 4 1 3 0 12 23 2
 Belarus 4 0 4 0 4 30 0

Results[edit]

April 12, 2006 Czech Republic  4 – 2  Germany Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 263
April 12, 2006 Russia  2 – 4  United States Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 447
April 13, 2006 Russia  8 – 0  Belarus Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 203
April 13, 2006 Germany  0 – 9  United States Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 159
April 14, 2006 Belarus  2 – 5  Czech Republic Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 151
April 15, 2006 Germany  5 – 9  Russia Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 239
April 15, 2006 United States  5 – 0  Czech Republic Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 307
April 16, 2006 Belarus  1 – 5  Germany Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 141
April 17, 2006 Czech Republic  0 – 2  Russia Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 381
April 17, 2006 United States  12 – 1  Belarus Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 140

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Finland 4 3 0 1 12 7 7
 Sweden 4 3 1 0 15 8 6
 Canada 4 2 1 1 12 5 5
 Slovakia 4 1 3 0 11 16 2
 Norway 4 0 4 0 7 21 0

Results[edit]

April 12, 2006 Slovakia  1 – 3  Canada Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 197
April 12, 2006 Sweden  5 – 2  Norway Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 369
April 13, 2006 Norway  2 – 9  Canada Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
April 13, 2006 Slovakia  3 – 6  Finland Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 235
April 14, 2006 Finland  4 – 3  Sweden Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 1,135
April 15, 2006 Norway  2 – 5  Slovakia Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 231
April 15, 2006 Canada  0 – 2  Sweden Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 764
April 16, 2006 Finland  2 – 1  Norway Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 291
April 17, 2006 Canada  0 – 0  Finland Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 424
April 17, 2006 Sweden  5 – 2  Slovakia Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 713

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 3 2 1 0 7 5 4
 Germany 3 1 1 1 8 5 3
 Belarus 3 1 1 1 9 11 3
 Norway 3 0 1 2 10 13 2

Results[edit]

Note: The following matches from the preliminary round carry forward to the relegation round:

April 19, 2006 Germany  2 – 2  Norway Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 51
April 19, 2006 Slovakia  0 – 2  Belarus Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 45
April 20, 2006 Belarus  6 – 6  Norway Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 51
April 20, 2006 Germany  1 – 2  Slovakia Sannarps Isstadion, Halmstad
Attendance: 46

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Finland 3  
  A2   Russia 1     QF1   Canada 2    
  B3   Canada 4         SF1   Finland 1
      SF2   United States 3
      A1   United States 4    
  B2   Sweden 0     QF2   Czech Republic 3  
  A3   Czech Republic 3  

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 19, 2006 Russia  1 – 4  Canada Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 417
April 19, 2006 Sweden  0 – 3  Czech Republic Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 878

Semifinals[edit]

April 20, 2006 Finland  3 – 2 OT  Canada Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 438
April 20, 2006 Czech Republic  3 – 4 OT  United States Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 369

Fifth place game[edit]

April 21, 2006 Russia  5 – 2  Sweden Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 333

Bronze medal game[edit]

April 22, 2006 Canada  1 – 4  Czech Republic Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 875

Gold medal game[edit]

April 22, 2006 United States  3 – 1  Finland Ängelholms Ishall, Ängelholm
Attendance: 1,221

Final standings[edit]

Rk. Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Czech Republic
4  Canada
5  Russia
6  Sweden
7  Slovakia
8  Germany
9  Belarus
10  Norway

 Belarus and  Norway are relegated to Division I for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Patrick Kane  United States 6 7 5 12 2
Jamie McBain  United States 6 2 9 11 0
Erik Johnson  United States 6 4 6 10 27
Ruslan Bashkirov  Russia 6 6 2 8 4
Mike Carman  United States 6 4 4 8 10
Justin Azevedo  Canada 7 4 4 8 20
François Bouchard  Canada 7 3 5 8 6
Bill Sweatt  United States 6 5 2 7 4
Jiří Tlustý  Czech Republic 7 4 3 7 8
Martin Ylven  Norway 6 2 5 7 4
David Kveton  Czech Republic 7 2 5 7 2
Ben Maxwell  Canada 7 2 5 7 10

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Stanislav Galimov  Russia 60:00 0 1.000 0.00 1
Brett Bennett  United States 120:00 1 .969 0.50 1
Jakub Kovář  Czech Republic 105:08 2 .964 1.14 0
Joe Palmer  United States 246:50 6 .949 1.46 1
Jonathan Bernier  Canada 420:32 12 .943 1.71 1

Division I[edit]

Division I consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 3 and 9 April 2006 in Miskolc, Hungary and the Group B tournament was held between 2 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.[1][2]

Final standings

Division II[edit]

Division II consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 2 and 8 April 2006 in Merano, Italy and the Group B tournament was held between 15 and 21 March 2006 in Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania. Italy and Great Britain won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Spain finished last in Group A and Iceland last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2007.[3][4]

Final standings

Division III[edit]

The Division III tournament was held between 13 and 19 March 2006 in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania.[5] Romania and Israel finished first and second respectively and both gained promotion to Division II for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5] While Bulgaria finished fifth and Turkey sixth and were relegated to the 2007 Division III Qualification tournament.[5][6]

Final standings
  1.  Romaniapromoted to Division II for 2007
  2.  Israelpromoted to Division II for 2007
  3.  South Africa
  4.  New Zealand
  5.  Bulgariarelegated to Division III Qualification for 2007
  6.  Turkeyrelegated to Division III Qualification for 2007

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  2. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-01. 
  3. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  4. ^ "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-31. 
  5. ^ a b c "2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  6. ^ "2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 

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