2010 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2010 IIHF World U18 Championships
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Tournament details
Host country  Belarus
Dates April 13–23, 2010
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Goals scored 207 (6.9 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Teemu Pulkkinen
(10 goals, 5 assists)
2009
2011

The 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships was the 12th edition of the IIHF World U18 Championship. The tournament was held in Minsk and Babruysk, Belarus, between April 13 and April 23, 2010.[1] Tournament games were played at the Minsk Sports Palace in Minsk and the Babruysk Arena in Babruysk.[1] The United States won the gold medal for the second consecutive year with a 3-1 victory over Sweden in the championship game.[2] The gold medal was the fifth for the United States since the tournament began in 1999; Sweden matched their best ever performance with a silver medal.

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

     1st place: Team qualifies to Semifinals
     2nd-3rd place: Teams qualify to Quarterfinals
     4th-5th place: Teams play in Relegation Round

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
 Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 26 8 18 12
 United States 4 3 0 0 1 19 6 13 9
  Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 9 18 –9 6
 Canada 4 1 0 0 3 16 16 0 3
 Belarus 4 0 0 0 4 6 28 –22 0
Fixtures[edit]

The Group A games took place in Bobruisk, Belarus, between April 13 and April 18.

All times local.

April 13
15:00
Canada  1 – 3
(0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
  Switzerland Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 2100
April 13
19:00
Sweden  4 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 3–0)
 United States Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 4100
April 14
15:30
Switzerland   1 – 5
(1–1, 0–2, 0–2)
 United States Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 2700
April 14
19:00
Sweden  7 – 0
(0–0, 5–0, 2–0)
 Belarus Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 6200
April 15
19:00
Belarus  3 – 11
(1–4, 2–2, 0–5)
 Canada Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 7000
April 16
15:30
Switzerland   2 – 10
(0–2, 1–4, 1–4)
 Sweden Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 2000
April 16
19:00
United States  5 – 0
(3–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Canada Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 4500
April 17
19:00
Belarus  2 – 3
(0–2, 1–0, 1–1)
  Switzerland Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 6500
April 18
15:30
Canada  4 – 5
(0–2, 0–2, 4–1)
 Sweden Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 3500
April 18
19:00
United States  7 – 1
(2–0, 3–1, 2–0)
 Belarus Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 7000

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
 Finland 4 3 1 0 0 21 11 10 11
 Russia 4 3 0 0 1 20 7 13 9
 Czech Republic 4 2 0 1 1 13 15 –2 7
 Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 10 15 –5 3
 Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 9 25 –16 0
Fixtures[edit]

The Group B games took place in Minsk, Belarus, between April 13 and April 18.

All times local.

April 13
15:00
Finland  7 – 2
(2–1, 4–1, 1–0)
 Latvia Minsk Palace
Attendance: 450
April 13
19:00
Czech Republic  1 – 4
(0–1, 1–1, 0–2)
 Russia Minsk Palace
Attendance: 2300
April 14
15:30
Latvia  0 – 9
(0–2, 0–4, 0–3)
 Russia Minsk Palace
Attendance: 2000
April 14
19:00
Czech Republic  4 – 3
(1–0, 2–0, 1–3)
 Slovakia Minsk Palace
Attendance: 2600
April 15
19:00
Slovakia  2 – 5
(0–1, 2–1, 0–3)
 Finland Minsk Palace
Attendance: 2500
April 16
15:30
Latvia  4 – 5
(0–1, 1–2, 3–2)
 Czech Republic Minsk Palace
Attendance: 2500
April 17
19:00
Russia  4 – 5
(1–1, 0–2, 3–2)
 Finland Minsk Palace
Attendance: 3000
April 17
19:00
Slovakia  4 – 3
(1–0, 2–2, 1–1)
 Latvia Minsk Palace
Attendance: 3100
April 18
15:30
Russia  3 – 1
(3–1, 0–0, 0–0)
 Slovakia Minsk Palace
Attendance: 3100
April 18
19:00
Finland  4 – 3 GWS
(0–1, 1–2, 2–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Czech Republic Minsk Palace
Attendance: 3000

Relegation round[edit]

     Team qualified for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championship
     Team relegated to 2011 IIHF U18 World Championship Division I
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
 Canada 3 3 0 0 0 20 6 14 9
 Slovakia 3 2 0 0 1 11 8 3 6
 Latvia 3 0 1 0 2 9 13 -4 2
 Belarus 3 0 0 1 2 8 21 -13 1

Results[edit]

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

April 20
19:00
Slovakia  5 – 1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
 Belarus Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 6000
April 21
19:00
Canada  5 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
 Latvia Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 3200
April 22
15:30
Canada  4 – 2
(4–0, 0–1, 0–1)
 Slovakia Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 2000
April 22
19:00
Belarus  4 – 5 GWS
(1–1, 1–2, 2–1, 0–0, 0–1)
 Latvia Bobruisk Arena
Attendance: 6000

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1  Finland 0  
  A2  United States 6     A2  United States 5    
  B3  Czech Republic 0         A2  United States 3
      A1  Sweden 1
      A1  Sweden 3    
  B2  Russia 4     B2  Russia 1   Third place
  A3   Switzerland 3   B1  Finland 5
  B2  Russia 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 20, 2010
15:30
United States  6 – 0
(2–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 Czech Republic Minsk Palace
Attendance: 3000
April 20, 2010
19:00
Russia  4 – 3
(2–0, 1–0, 1–3)
  Switzerland Minsk Palace
Attendance: 3200

Semifinals[edit]

April 21, 2010
15:30
Finland  0 – 5
(0–1, 0–2, 0–2)
 United States Minsk Palace
Attendance: 1200
April 21, 2010
19:00
Sweden  3 – 1
(1–1, 0–0, 2–0)
 Russia Minsk Palace
Attendance: 3150

Fifth place game[edit]

April 22, 2010
19:00
Czech Republic  5 – 6
(0–1, 4–4, 1–1)
  Switzerland Minsk Palace
Attendance: 2200

Bronze medal game[edit]

April 23, 2010
15:00
 Finland 5 – 1
(0–0, 1–0, 4–1)
 Russia Minsk Palace
Attendance: 2220

Gold medal game[edit]

April 23, 2010
19:00
 United States 3 – 1
(1–0, 2–0, 0–1)
 Sweden Minsk Palace
Attendance: 12820

Tournament awards[edit]

Best players selected by the directorate

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Finland Teemu Pulkkinen 6 10 5 15 –2 10
Sweden Johan Larsson 5 6 8 14 +8 0
Finland Mikael Granlund 6 4 9 13 0 4
Sweden Ludvig Rensfeldt 6 6 6 12 +7 4
Russia Evgeny Kuznetsov 7 5 7 12 +8 6
United States Adam Clendening 7 3 7 10 +9 4
United States Nick Shore 7 3 7 10 +7 0
United States Rocco Grimaldi 7 2 8 10 +6 6
Canada Jordan Weal 6 3 6 9 +8 30
Russia Sergei Barbashev 7 2 6 8 +5 6
Finland Joonas Donskoi 6 1 7 8 –1 0

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Source: IIHF.com

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.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
United States Jack Campbell 359:39 143 5 0.83 96.50 3
Sweden Johan Gustafsson 238:10 98 8 2.02 91.84 0
Russia Andrei Vasilevskiy 272:03 116 12 2.65 89.66 1
Slovakia Dominik Riecicky 359:38 190 20 3.34 89.47 0
Canada Calvin Pickard 313:50 141 15 2.87 89.36 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

Final standings[edit]

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

 Belarus and  Latvia were relegated to Division I for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division I[edit]

Group A was played in Herning, Denmark, between April 12 and April 18, 2010.[3] Group B was played in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland, between April 11 and April 17, 2010.[4]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Norway* 5 4 0 0 1 33 15 18 12
 Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 34 14 20 12
 Japan 5 3 0 0 2 27 25 2 9
 France 5 3 0 0 2 21 21 0 9
 South Korea 5 0 1 0 4 18 45 –27 2
 Austria 5 0 0 1 4 12 25 –13 1

 Norway was promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
 Austria was relegated to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Germany 5 5 0 0 0 51 2 49 15
 Hungary 5 3 0 1 1 19 17 2 10
 Poland 5 3 0 0 2 21 21 0 9
 Kazakhstan 5 2 0 0 3 9 16 –7 6
 Great Britain 5 1 1 0 3 13 24 –11 5
 Lithuania 5 0 0 0 5 6 39 –33 0

 Germany was promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
 Lithuania was relegated to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division II[edit]

Group A was played in Narva, Estonia, between March 13 and March 19, 2010.[5] Group B was played in Kiev, Ukraine, between March 22 and March 28, 2010.[6]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Italy 5 5 0 0 0 55 3 52 15
 Romania 5 3 0 1 1 22 23 –1 10
 Croatia 5 1 3 0 1 20 16 4 9
 Serbia 5 1 0 1 3 11 19 –8 4
 Estonia 5 1 0 1 3 17 32 –15 4
 Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 12 44 –32 3

 Italy was promoted to Division I for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
 Iceland was relegated to Division III for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Slovenia 5 5 0 0 0 63 4 59 15
 Ukraine 5 4 0 0 1 26 3 23 12
 Spain 5 2 1 0 2 17 22 –5 8
 Netherlands 5 2 0 1 2 14 27 –13 7
 Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 7 41 –34 2
 Australia 5 0 0 1 4 7 37 –30 1

 Slovenia was promoted to Division I for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
 Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division III[edit]

Group A was played in Erzurum, Turkey, between March 8 and March 14, 2010.[7] Group B was played in Monterrey, Mexico, between March 14 and March 20, 2010.[8]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 China 4 4 0 0 0 53 11 42 12
 Turkey 4 2 1 0 1 33 13 20 8
 Chinese Taipei 4 2 0 0 2 30 18 12 6
 Bulgaria 4 1 0 1 2 24 22 2 4
 Mongolia 4 0 0 0 4 2 78 –76 0

 China was promoted to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 26 16 10 12
 Mexico 4 3 0 0 1 15 11 4 9
 South Africa 4 1 1 0 2 15 14 1 5
 Israel 4 1 0 1 2 21 16 5 4
 Ireland 4 0 0 0 4 6 26 –20 0

 New Zealand was promoted to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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