2013 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2013 IIHF U18 World Championship
2013 IIHF World U18 Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates 18 – 28 April 2013
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Goals scored 199 (6.63 per match)
Attendance 65,066 (2,169 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Connor McDavid Canada
(14 points)
MVP Connor McDavid[1]
Website http://u18worlds2013.iihf.com/
2012
2014

The 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 15th IIHF World U18 Championship and was hosted in Sochi, Russia. This was also a test event for the facilities to be used in the 2014 Winter Olympics. It began on 18 April 2013 with the gold medal game played on 28 April 2013.

Canada won its third under-18 championship by defeating the four time defending champion Americans 3–2. The host Russians lost to Finland 2–1 in the bronze medal game. MVP Connor McDavid set Canadian records for goals and points in the tournament.

Top Division[edit]

Format[edit]

A new format was implemented. The four best ranked teams from the preliminary round advanced to the quarterfinals, while the last placed teams played a relegation round in a best of three format to determine the relegated team.[2] Additionally the practice of playing ranking games (fifth place through eighth place) was abandoned.

Venues[edit]

Officials[edit]

The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to work the 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship.
They were the following:[3]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team qualified to Quarterfinals
Team will play in Relegation round

Group A[edit]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Russia 4 4 0 0 0 22 8 +14 12
 Finland 4 3 0 0 1 14 7 +7 9
 United States 4 2 0 0 2 15 9 +6 6
 Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 15 13 +2 3
 Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 3 31 −28 0

All times are local. (Moscow TimeUTC+4)

18 April 2013
15:30
Latvia  0–7
(0–4, 0–1, 0–2)
 Finland Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 559
18 April 2013
20:00
Russia  4–3
(1–2, 1–0, 2–1)
 United States Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6500
19 April 2013
17:00
Czech Republic  7–0
(3–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 350
20 April 2013
15:30
United States  4–3
(1–2, 3–1, 0–0)
 Czech Republic Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 1395
20 April 2013
20:00
Finland  1–3
(0–0,0–2,1–1)
 Russia Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6500
21 April 2013
17:00
Latvia  1–7
(0–4, 1–0, 0–3
 United States Bolshoy Ice Dome
22 April 2013
15:30
Finland  4–3
(1–0, 3–0, 0–3)
 Czech Republic Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 600
22 April 2013
20:00
Russia  10–2
(3–1, 3–1, 4–0)
 Latvia Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 4500
23 April 2013
15:30
United States  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
 Finland Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 800
23 April 2013
20:00
Czech Republic  2–5
(0–0, 1–3, 1–2)
 Russia Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6700

Group B[edit]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Canada 4 4 0 0 0 23 3 +20 12
 Sweden 4 3 0 0 1 20 9 +11 9
  Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 8 17 −9 6
 Germany 4 1 0 0 3 8 18 −10 3
 Slovakia 4 0 0 0 4 7 19 −12 0

All times are local. (Moscow TimeUTC+4)

18 April 2013
15:00
Germany  1–9
(1–3, 0–4, 0–2)
 Sweden Shayba Arena
Attendance: 150
18 April 2013
19:00
Slovakia  1–4
(1–2, 0–0, 0–2)
 Canada Shayba Arena
Attendance: 70
19 April 2013
19:00
Switzerland   4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 Slovakia Shayba Arena
Attendance: 520
20 April 2013
15:00
Canada  3–1
(2–0, 1–1, 0–0)
 Germany Shayba Arena
Attendance: 620
20 April 2013
19:00
Sweden  6–0
(3–0, 1–0, 2–0)
  Switzerland Shayba Arena
Attendance: 480
21 April 2013
19:00
Slovakia  2–5
(0–1, 1–3, 1–1)
 Sweden Shayba Arena
Attendance: 692
22 April 2013
15:00
Canada  10–1
(2–0, 6–1, 2–0)
  Switzerland Shayba Arena
Attendance: 225
22 April 2013
19:00
Germany  6–3
(2–2, 2–1, 2–0)
 Slovakia Shayba Arena
Attendance: 184
23 April 2013
15:00
Sweden  0–6
(0–1, 0–3, 0–2)
 Canada Shayba Arena
Attendance: 490
23 April 2013
19:00
Switzerland   3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Germany Shayba Arena
Attendance: 180

Relegation round[edit]

The last-placed teams play a best-of-three series.

25 April 2013
12:00
Slovakia  5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
 Latvia Shayba Arena
Attendance: 120
26 April 2013
12:00
Latvia  2–3
(2–2, 0–0, 0–1)
 Slovakia Shayba Arena
Attendance: 253
  • Latvia is relegated to 2014 Division I A; the third game was not played because the result of the relegation series had been decided.

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
  A1  Russia 8  
  B4  Germany 4   Semifinal
      A1  Russia 3  
  Quarterfinal   A3  United States 4  
  B2  Sweden 0
  A3  United States 4         Final
              A3  United States 2
  Quarterfinal             B1  Canada 3
  A2  Finland 7      
  B3   Switzerland 4   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      A2  Finland 1   A1  Russia 1
  Quarterfinal   B1  Canada 3     A2  Finland 2
  A4  Czech Republic 0
  B1  Canada 6  

Quarterfinals[edit]

25 April 2013
16:00
Finland  7–4
(1–0, 2–3, 4–1)
  Switzerland Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 1014
25 April 2013
16:00
Sweden  0–4
(0–2, 0–0, 0–2)
 United States Shayba Arena
Attendance: 615
25 April 2013
20:00
Russia  8–4
(2–1, 4–0, 2–3)
 Germany Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6864
25 April 2013
20:00
Canada  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
 Czech Republic Shayba Arena
Attendance: 898

Semifinals[edit]

26 April 2013
16:00
Canada  3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1-1)
 Finland Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 2956
26 April 2013
20:00
Russia  3–4 GWS
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 United States Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6779

Bronze medal game[edit]

28 April 2013
16:00
Russia  1–2
(0–2, 1–0, 0–0)
 Finland Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 5925

Gold medal game[edit]

28 April 2013
20:00
Canada  3–2
(1–0, 2–2, 0–0)
 United States Bolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6127

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Canada Connor McDavid 7 8 6 14 +8 2
Russia Pavel Buchnevich 7 5 6 11 +4 2
Russia Vladimir Tkachyov 7 5 6 11 +5 2
Russia Ivan Barbashev 7 3 6 9 +7 4
Finland Artturi Lehkonen 7 3 6 9 +2 12
Finland Kasperi Kapanen 7 5 3 8 +4 4
Canada Nicholas Baptiste 7 3 5 8 +6 4
Canada Morgan Klimchuk 7 3 5 8 +4 4
United States Tyler Motte 7 5 2 7 +5 4
Slovakia Róbert Lantoši 6 4 3 7 −2 0
Russia Valeri Nichushkin 6 4 3 7 0 0

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
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
Canada Philippe Desrosiers 300:00 130 4 0.80 97.01 2
Finland Juuse Saros 419:15 239 13 1.86 94.56 1
Russia Igor Shestyorkin 344:31 192 13 2.26 93.66 0
Sweden Jonas Johansson 215:42 116 8 2.23 93.10 1
Slovakia Dávid Okoličaný 196.54 113 10 3.05 91.15 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

Tournament Awards[edit]

Best players selected by the directorate:

Source: IIHF.com

Final standings[edit]

Division I[edit]

Division I A[edit]

The Division I A tournament was played in Asiago, Italy, from 7 to 13 April 2013.[4] Danish goalie Georg Sørensen scored a goal against France, joining Anton Khudobin as the only goaltenders ever to accomplish this feat in an IIHF event.[5]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Denmark 5 4 1 0 0 22 6 +16 14
 Norway 5 4 0 0 1 31 15 +16 12
 Italy 5 2 0 1 2 11 24 −13 7
 Belarus 5 2 0 1 2 17 15 +2 7
 France 5 1 1 0 3 14 19 −5 5
 Slovenia 5 0 0 0 5 8 24 −16 0
Promoted to the 2014 Top Division Relegated to the 2014 Division I B

Division I B[edit]

The Division I B tournament was played in Tychy, Poland, from 14 to 20 April 2013.[6]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Kazakhstan 5 5 0 0 0 34 11 +23 15
 Japan 5 3 0 0 2 23 18 +5 9
 Austria 5 3 0 0 2 21 18 +3 9
 Poland 5 3 0 0 2 18 21 −3 9
 Ukraine 5 1 0 0 4 17 24 −7 3
 South Korea 5 0 0 0 5 8 29 −21 0
Promoted to the 2014 Division I A Relegated to the 2014 Division II A

Division II[edit]

Division II A[edit]

The Division II A tournament was played in Tallinn, Estonia, from 31 March to 6 April 2013.[7]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Hungary 5 4 1 0 0 23 9 +14 14
 Croatia 5 2 1 1 1 18 12 +6 9
 Romania 5 2 0 3 0 13 13 0 9
 Great Britain 5 2 1 0 2 17 17 0 8
 Lithuania 5 0 2 0 3 17 19 −2 4
 Estonia 5 0 0 1 4 13 31 −18 1
Promoted to the 2014 Division I B Relegated to the 2014 Division II B

Division II B[edit]

The Division II B tournament was played in Belgrade, Serbia, from 9 to 15 March 2013.[8]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 26 9 +17 15
 Spain 5 4 0 0 1 22 10 +12 12
 Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 18 8 +10 9
 Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 15 14 +1 6
 Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 8 20 −12 3
 Australia 5 0 0 0 5 3 31 −28 0
Promoted to the 2014 Division II A Relegated to the 2014 Division III A

Division III[edit]

Division III A[edit]

The Division III A tournament was played in Taipei City, Taiwan, from 11 to 16 March 2013.[9]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 China 4 4 0 0 0 34 3 +31 12
 New Zealand 4 3 0 0 1 20 12 +8 9
 Chinese Taipei 4 2 0 0 2 16 19 −3 6
 Bulgaria 4 1 0 0 3 8 32 −24 3
 Mexico 4 0 0 0 4 3 15 −12 0
Promoted to the 2014 Division II B

Division III B[edit]

The Division III B tournament was played in İzmit, Turkey, from 7 to 10 February 2013.[10]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Israel 3 3 0 0 0 25 4 +21 9
 South Africa 3 2 0 0 1 14 7 +7 6
 Turkey 3 1 0 0 2 13 13 0 3
 Ireland 3 0 0 0 3 6 34 −28 0
Promoted to the 2014 Division III A

References[edit]

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