2012 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III

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2012 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host country  Bulgaria
Dates 12 – 18 March 2012
Teams 6
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Belgium
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  New Zealand
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Mexico
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 157 (10.47 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Yoren de Smet
2011
2013

The 2012 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III was an international under-18 ice hockey tournament organised by the International Ice Hockey Federation. In 2012 was introduced a new format of the IIHF World U18 Championships, therefore Division III now represents the sixth tier of the IIHF World U18 Championships. The Division III tournament was played in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 12 to 18 March 2012.[1]

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 New Zealand placed 6th in 2011 Division II (Group A) and were relegated
 Belgium placed 6th in 2011 Division II (Group B) and were relegated
 Bulgaria hosts, placed 2nd in 2011 Division III (Group A)
 Mexico placed 2nd in 2011 Division III (Group B)
 Chinese Taipei placed 3rd in 2011 Division III (Group A)
 South Africa placed 3rd in 2011 Division III (Group B)

Final standings[edit]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Belgium 5 5 0 0 0 48 12 +36 15
 New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 33 13 +20 12
 Mexico 5 3 0 0 2 24 15 +9 9
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 0 3 27 23 +4 6
 Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 0 4 19 26 −7 3
 South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 6 68 −62 0
Promoted to the 2013 Division II B Relegated to the 2013 Division III B

Results[edit]

All times are local. (Eastern European TimeUTC+2)

12 March 2012
12:00
Mexico  2–5
( 1-1, 0-0, 1-4 )
 Belgium
12 March 2012
15:30
South Africa  0–11
( 0-6, 0-2, 0-3 )
 Chinese Taipei
12 March 2012
19:00
New Zealand  5–2
( 1-0, 1-1, 3-1 )
 Bulgaria

13 March 2012
12:00
Belgium  9–1
( 1-0, 5-0, 3-1 )
 Chinese Taipei
13 March 2012
15:30
New Zealand  3–2
( 0-1, 2-1, 1-0 )
 Mexico
13 March 2012
19:00
Bulgaria  13–1
( 6-0, 5-0, 2-1 )
 South Africa

15 March 2012
12:00
New Zealand  18–0
( 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 )
 South Africa
15 March 2012
15:30
Mexico  7–2
( 5-0, 0-1, 2-1 )
 Chinese Taipei
15 March 2012
19:00
Belgium  9–5
( 2-3, 3-2, 4-0 )
 Bulgaria

16 March 2012
12:00
Chinese Taipei  1–4
( 0-1, 1-3, 0-0 )
 New Zealand
16 March 2012
15:30
South Africa  1–17
( 0-5, 1-4, 0-8 )
 Belgium
16 March 2012
19:00
Bulgaria  1–4
( 0-1, 1-2, 0-1 )
 Mexico

18 March 2012
12:00
Mexico  9–4
( 1-1, 5-1, 3-2 )
 South Africa
18 March 2012
15:30
Chinese Taipei  4–6
( 0-1, 2-3, 2-2 )
 Bulgaria
18 March 2012
19:00
Belgium  8–3
( 2-1, 5-0, 1-2 )
 New Zealand

References[edit]