2014 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2014 IIHF U18 World Championship
2014 IIHF World U18 Championships logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Finland
Dates17 – 27 April 2014
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (8th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Czech Republic
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Canada
Tournament statistics
Scoring leader(s)Sweden William Nylander
(16 points)
2013
2015

The 2014 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 16th IIHF World U18 Championship, and was hosted by Lappeenranta and Imatra, Finland. The tournament began on 17 April 2014, with the gold medal game played on 27 April 2014.[1][2]

Top Division[edit]

Officials[edit]

The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to work the 2014 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
 Canada 4 3 0 1 0 12 7 +5 10
 Sweden 4 2 1 0 1 20 11 +9 8
 Russia 4 1 2 1 0 14 10 +4 8
 Slovakia 4 1 0 1 2 9 12 −3 4
 Germany 4 0 0 0 4 8 23 −15 0

All times are local. (Eastern European Summer TimeUTC+03)

17 April 2014
16:00
Slovakia 2–3 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–1)
 RussiaArena, Imatra
Attendance: 786
17 April 2014
19:30
Sweden 1–3
(0–1, 1–1, 0–1)
 CanadaArena, Imatra
Attendance: 967
18 April 2014
16:00
Germany 1–4
(1–1, 0–1, 0–2)
 SlovakiaArena, Imatra
Attendance: 968
19 April 2014
16:00
Canada 5–2
(1–0, 1–2, 3–0)
 GermanyArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1,200
19 April 2014
19:30
Russia 3–4 GWS
(0–2, 0–1, 3–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 SwedenArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1,200
20 April 2014
16:00
Slovakia 1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
 CanadaArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1,083
21 April 2014
16:00
Russia 5–2
(3–2, 0–0, 2–0)
 GermanyArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1,183
21 April 2014
19:30
Sweden 6–2
(1–0, 3–1, 2–1)
 SlovakiaArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1,200
22 April 2014
16:00
Canada 2–3 GWS
(0–0, 1–0, 1–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 RussiaArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1200
22 April 2014
19:30
Germany 3–9
(0–3, 1–4, 2–2)
 SwedenArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1200

Group B[edit]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 United States 4 3 0 0 1 16 7 +9 9
 Czech Republic 4 2 1 0 1 17 10 +7 8
 Finland 4 2 0 1 1 14 10 +4 7
  Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 10 10 0 6
 Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 5 25 −20 0

All times are local. (Eastern European Summer TimeUTC+03)

17 April 2014
15:00
Switzerland  4–2
(1–2, 0–0, 3–0)
 United StatesKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 726
17 April 2014
18:30
Denmark 1–6
(0–3, 1–2, 0–1)
 FinlandKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 1,942
18 April 2014
18:30
Czech Republic 9–2
(4–0, 3–0, 2–2)
 DenmarkKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 204
19 April 2014
15:00
United States 3–0
(2–0, 1–0, 0–0)
 Czech RepublicKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 2,523
19 April 2014
18:30
Finland 2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
  SwitzerlandKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,133
20 April 2014
18:30
Denmark 0–7
(0–1, 0–2, 0–4)
 United StatesKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 384
21 April 2014
15:00
Finland 3–4 GWS
(0–0, 1–2, 2–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Czech RepublicKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 3,575
21 April 2014
18:30
Switzerland  3–2
(0–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 DenmarkKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 593
22 April 2014
15:00
Czech Republic 4–2
(0–0, 1–0, 3–2)
  SwitzerlandKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 587
22 April 2014
18:30
United States 4–3
(1–1, 2–2, 1–0)
 FinlandKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,047

Relegation round[edit]

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

24 April 2014
11:00
Germany 3–2
(1–1, 1–1, 1–0)
 DenmarkArena, Imatra
Attendance: 988
25 April 2014
16:00
Denmark 2–3 OT
(2–0, 0–0, 0–2)
(OT 0–1)
 GermanyArena, Imatra
Attendance: 746
  • Denmark is relegated to next year's Division I A; the third game was not played because the result of the relegation series had been decided.

Knockout stage[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
  B1  United States 6  
A4  Slovakia 2  
  B1  United States 4  
  A2  Sweden 1  
A2  Sweden 10 Final
  B3  Finland 0  
    B1  United States 5
  B2  Czech Republic 2
  A1  Canada 3  
B4   Switzerland 2  
  A1  Canada 3 Bronze medal game
  B2  Czech Republic 4  
B2  Czech Republic 3 A1  Canada 3
  A3  Russia 2   A2  Sweden 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

24 April 2014
13:00
United States 6–2
(3–0, 1–0, 2–2)
 SlovakiaKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 503
24 April 2014
15:00
Czech Republic 3–2 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1)
(OT 1–0)
 RussiaArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1,116
24 April 2014
17:00
Sweden 10–0
(3–0, 2–0, 5–0)
 FinlandKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 3,075
24 April 2014
19:00
Canada 3–2
(1–1, 1–0, 1–1)
  SwitzerlandArena, Imatra
Attendance: 1,116

Semifinals[edit]

26 April 2014
15:00
United States 4–1
(1–1, 1–0, 2–0)
 SwedenKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 2,038
26 April 2014
19:00
Canada 3–4 OT
(0–1, 1–2, 2–0)
(OT 0–1)
 Czech RepublicKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 1,603

Bronze medal game[edit]

27 April 2014
15:00
Canada 3–1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 SwedenKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 3,251

Final[edit]

27 April 2014
19:00
United States 5–2
(3–1, 2–1, 0–0)
 Czech RepublicKisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 3,338

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Sweden William Nylander 7 6 10 16 +8 0
Sweden Axel Holmström 7 3 8 11 +8 4
Czech Republic Jakub Vrána 7 8 2 10 +3 4
United States Jack Eichel 7 5 5 10 +6 2
United States Sonny Milano 7 3 7 10 +6 4
Switzerland Kevin Fiala 5 4 5 9 +4 8
Russia Kirill Pilipenko 5 5 2 7 0 0
United States Auston Matthews 7 5 2 7 +7 4
United States Kyle Connor 7 4 3 7 +8 0
Switzerland Denis Malgin 5 3 4 7 +4 2

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 Mason McDonald 371:17 171 12 1.94 92.98 0
Switzerland Gauthier Descloux 238:28 101 9 2.26 91.09 0
Slovakia Adam Húska 159:52 84 8 3.00 90.48 0
United States Alex Nedeljkovic 359:05 112 11 1.84 90.18 1
Russia Maxim Tretiak 183:55 80 8 2.61 90.00 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 Nice, France, from 13 to 19 April 2014.[4]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Latvia 5 4 0 0 1 20 11 +9 12
 Norway 5 3 1 0 1 26 12 +14 11
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 1 1 17 11 +6 10
 Belarus 5 2 1 1 1 15 12 +3 9
 France 5 1 0 0 4 9 22 −13 3
 Italy 5 0 0 0 5 8 27 −19 0
Promoted to the 2015 Top Division Relegated to the 2015 Division I B

Division I B[edit]

The Division I B tournament was played in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, from 13 to 19 April 2014.[5]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Hungary 5 5 0 0 0 35 11 +24 15
 Austria 5 3 0 0 2 15 10 +5 9
 Slovenia 5 3 0 0 2 15 16 −1 9
 Japan 5 3 0 0 2 22 20 +2 9
 Ukraine 5 1 0 0 4 15 16 −1 3
 Poland 5 0 0 0 5 5 35 −30 0
Promoted to the 2015 Division I A Relegated to the 2015 Division II A

Division II[edit]

Division II A[edit]

The Division II A tournament was played in Dumfries, Great Britain, from 24 to 30 March 2014.[6]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Lithuania 5 3 1 1 0 23 12 +11 12
 South Korea 5 2 2 0 1 24 21 +3 10
 Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 18 14 +4 9
 Netherlands 5 2 0 0 3 12 17 −5 6
 Great Britain 5 1 0 1 3 16 25 −9 4
 Romania 5 1 0 1 3 15 19 −4 4
Promoted to the 2015 Division I B Relegated to the 2015 Division II B

Division II B[edit]

The Division II B tournament was played in Tallinn, Estonia, from 14 to 20 April 2014.[7]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Estonia 5 4 0 0 1 30 13 +17 12
 Spain 5 4 0 0 1 25 11 +14 12
 Serbia 5 4 0 0 1 31 9 +22 12
 Belgium 5 1 1 0 3 17 31 −14 5
 China 5 1 0 1 3 16 21 −5 4
 Iceland 5 0 0 0 5 8 42 −34 0
Promoted to the 2015 Division II A Relegated to the 2015 Division III A

Division III[edit]

Division III A[edit]

The Division III A tournament was played in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 24 to 30 March 2014.[8]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Australia 5 4 0 0 1 14 6 +8 12
 Israel 5 3 0 0 2 25 15 +10 9
 Chinese Taipei 5 2 1 0 2 12 13 −1 8
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 0 3 11 17 −6 6
 Mexico 5 2 0 0 3 13 10 +3 6
 New Zealand 5 1 0 1 3 9 23 −14 4
Promoted to the 2015 Division II B Relegated to the 2015 Division III B

Division III B[edit]

The Division III B tournament was played in İzmit, Turkey, from 13 to 15 February 2014.[9]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 South Africa 2 2 0 0 0 10 4 +6 6
 Turkey 2 1 0 0 1 6 4 +2 3
 Hong Kong 2 0 0 0 2 5 13 −8 0
Promoted to the 2015 Division III A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 World Championships". Iihf.com. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  2. ^ Top Division statistics
  3. ^ "IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship" (PDF). IIHF.com. Retrieved 25 July 2014.
  4. ^ Division I A statistics
  5. ^ Division I B statistics
  6. ^ Division II A statistics
  7. ^ Division II B statistics
  8. ^ Division III A statistics
  9. ^ Division III B statistics

External links[edit]