2015 IIHF World Championship Division I

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2015 IIHF World Championship
Division I
2015 IIHF World Championship Division I.png
Tournament details
Host countries  Poland
 Netherlands
Dates 19–25 April
13–19 April
Teams 12
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
2014
2016

The 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Kraków, Poland, after the original host, Donetsk, Ukraine, withdrew,[1][2] from 19 to 25 April 2015 and Group B was held in Eindhoven, Netherlands, from 13 to 19 April 2015.[3]

In Group A Kazakhstan finished first, winning their group in Division I for the fourth time in their last four appearances, thereby securing promotion to the 2016 World Championship. Hungary surprised and placed second, defeating host Poland in the final game to secure promotion; it was the first time Hungary earned promotion to the top division since 2009, and only the second time since 1939. Ukraine finished last in the group and was relegated to Group B for 2016.

Group B saw South Korea finish first and win promotion. Great Britain finished second, losing out on first and promotion with a loss to Lithuania in the final game of the tournament. Host Netherlands ended the tournament in last place and was relegated to Division II A for the next year.

Venues[edit]

Group A Group B
Kraków Eindhoven
Tauron Arena Kraków
Capacity: 15,328
IJssportcentrum Eindhoven
Capacity: 1,700
Kraków Arena z lotu ptaa.JPG IJssportcentrum Eindhoven02.jpg

Group A tournament[edit]

2015 IIHF World Championship Division I A
Tournament details
Host country  Poland
Dates 19–25 April
Teams 6
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 71 (4.73 per match)
Attendance 66,651 (4,443 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Kazakhstan Roman Starchenko
(6 points)
MVP Kazakhstan Roman Starchenko
Website IIHF.com

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Italy Placed 15th in the Elite Division and were relegated in 2014.
 Kazakhstan Placed 16th in the Elite Division and were relegated in 2014.
 Japan Placed 3rd in Division I A last year.
 Ukraine Placed 4th in Division I A last year.
 Hungary Placed 5th in Division I A last year.
 Poland Host, placed 1st in Division I B last year and were promoted.

Match officials[edit]

7 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[4]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Elite Division for 2016
Relegated to Division I B for 2016
Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Kazakhstan 5 5 0 0 0 23 6 +17 15
 Hungary 5 4 0 0 1 14 11 +3 12
 Poland 5 2 0 0 3 9 9 0 6
 Japan 5 2 0 0 3 10 16 −6 6
 Italy 5 1 1 0 3 7 12 −5 5
 Ukraine 5 0 0 1 4 8 17 −9 1

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

19 April 2015
13:00
Hungary 4–2
(1–1, 1–1, 2–0)
 JapanTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 2,543
19 April 2015
16:30
Ukraine 2–5
(0–2, 0–1, 2–2)
 KazakhstanTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 2,108
19 April 2015
20:00
Poland 1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 ItalyTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 9,456
20 April 2015
13:00
Kazakhstan 5–0
(1–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 HungaryTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 3,289
20 April 2015
16:30
Italy 2–1 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
OT (1–0)
 UkraineTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 1,392
20 April 2015
20:00
Japan 0–2
(0–0, 0–0, 0–2)
 PolandTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 2,662
22 April 2015
13:00
Kazakhstan 7–2
(3–0, 0–0, 4–2)
 JapanTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 2,479
22 April 2015
16:30
Italy 1–4
(0–2, 0–0, 1–2)
 HungaryTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 3,125
22 April 2015
20:00
Poland 3–2
(0–0, 1–0, 2–2)
 UkraineTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 5,975
23 April 2015
13:00
Japan 3–2
(0–1, 1–0, 2–1)
 ItalyTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 2,572
23 April 2015
16:30
Ukraine 2–4
(0–0, 2–1, 0–3)
 HungaryTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 3,774
23 April 2015
20:00
Kazakhstan 3–2
(0–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 PolandTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 9,067
25 April 2015
13:00
Japan 3–1
(0–0, 3–1, 0–0)
 UkraineTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 2,467
25 April 2015
16:30
Italy 0–3
(0–1, 0–0, 0–2)
 KazakhstanTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 3,110
25 April 2015
20:00
Hungary 2–1
(0–0, 0–0, 2–1)
 PolandTauron Arena Kraków, Kraków
Attendance: 12,632

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Przemysław Odrobny of Poland was selected as the best goalkeeper.

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Kazakhstan Roman Starchenko 5 4 2 6 +8 6 F
Kazakhstan Kevin Dallman 5 3 3 6 +5 0 D
Kazakhstan Konstantin Rudenko 5 3 3 6 +6 2 F
Kazakhstan Evgeni Rymarev 5 3 3 6 +3 0 F
Kazakhstan Vadim Krasnoslobodtsev 5 2 4 6 +4 0 F
Hungary Andrew Sarauer 5 2 4 6 +7 2 F
Hungary Dániel Kóger 5 3 2 5 +4 2 F
Poland Marcin Kolusz 5 2 3 5 +2 0 F
Poland Mateusz Rompkowski 5 2 3 5 +2 4 D
Hungary Frank Banham 5 1 4 5 +3 2 F
Kazakhstan Talgat Zhailauov 5 1 4 5 0 0 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, are included in this list.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Poland Przemysław Odrobny 185:39 3 0.97 85 96.47 1
Kazakhstan Pavel Poluektov 300:00 6 1.20 99 93.94 2
Hungary Miklós Rajna 240:00 6 1.50 79 92.41 0
Japan Yutaka Fukufuji 257:30 11 2.56 111 90.09 0
Italy Andreas Bernard 298:00 11 2.21 103 89.32 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

Group B tournament[edit]

2015 IIHF World Championship Division I B
Tournament details
Host country  Netherlands
Dates 13–19 April
Teams 6
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 90 (6 per match)
Attendance 15,920 (1,061 per match)
Scoring leader(s) South Korea Michael Swift
(9 points)
Website IIHF.com

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 South Korea Placed 6th in Division I A last year and were relegated.
 Croatia Placed 2nd in Division I B last year.
 Lithuania Placed 3rd in Division I B last year.
 Great Britain Placed 4th in Division I B last year.
 Netherlands Host, placed 5th in Division I B last year.
 Estonia Placed 1st in Division II A last year and were promoted.

Match officials[edit]

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[5]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I A for 2016
Relegated to Division II A for 2016
Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 South Korea 5 4 0 0 1 30 11 +19 12
 Great Britain 5 3 1 0 1 13 10 +3 11
 Lithuania 5 3 0 0 2 11 12 −1 9
 Croatia 5 2 0 1 2 16 20 −4 7
 Estonia 5 1 0 0 4 10 21 −11 3
 Netherlands 5 1 0 0 4 9 15 −6 3

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

13 April 2015
13:30
Great Britain 3–2 OT
(0–1, 0–0, 2–1)
(OT 1–0)
 CroatiaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 750
13 April 2015
17:00
Estonia 3–7
(1–2, 1–3, 1–2)
 South KoreaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 750
13 April 2015
20:30
Netherlands 0–1
(0–1, 0–0, 0–0)
 LithuaniaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,500
14 April 2015
13:30
Estonia 1–2
(0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
 Great BritainIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 500
14 April 2015
17:00
Croatia 4–1
(0–1, 2–0, 2–0)
 LithuaniaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 350
14 April 2015
20:30
South Korea 7–1
(2–0, 3–1, 2–0)
 NetherlandsIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 920
16 April 2015
13:30
Lithuania 6–1
(2–0, 0–1, 4–0)
 EstoniaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 300
16 April 2015
17:00
South Korea 2–3
(1–0, 1–2, 0–1)
 Great BritainIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 700
16 April 2015
20:30
Croatia 2–5
(2–2, 0–1, 0–2)
 NetherlandsIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,350
18 April 2015
13:30
Lithuania 0–5
(0–0, 0–3, 0–2)
 South KoreaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,500
18 April 2015
17:00
Croatia 5–2
(1–2, 2–0, 2–0)
 EstoniaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
18 April 2015
20:30
Great Britain 3–2
(3–1, 0–0, 0–1)
 NetherlandsIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 2,500
19 April 2015
13:30
South Korea 9–4
(1–1, 5–2, 3–1)
 CroatiaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,500
19 April 2015
17:00
Lithuania 3–2
(0–1, 2–0, 1–1)
 Great BritainIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,800
19 April 2015
20:30
Netherlands 1–3
(0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
 EstoniaIJssportcentrum, Eindhoven
Attendance: 1,500

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • Best players selected by the directorate:

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
South Korea Michael Swift 5 5 4 9 +8 14 F
Estonia Andrei Makrov 5 6 2 8 −3 2 F
South Korea Kim Ki-sung 5 4 4 8 +5 4 F
South Korea Mike Testwuide 5 4 4 8 +9 0 F
South Korea Kim Sang-wook 5 3 5 8 +4 6 F
Croatia Andrew Murray 5 3 5 8 +1 4 F
South Korea Brock Radunske 5 0 7 7 +4 0 F
Croatia Ryan Kinasewich 5 4 2 6 −2 0 F
Croatia Nathan Perkovich 5 4 2 6 +2 18 F
South Korea Cho Min-ho 5 3 2 5 +2 2 F
United Kingdom Ben O'Connor 5 3 2 5 +1 6 D

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, are included in this list.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Lithuania Mantas Armalis 298:59 11 2.21 178 93.82 1
Netherlands Ian Meierdres 204:21 8 2.35 98 91.84 0
United Kingdom Ben Bowns 299:04 10 2.01 122 91.80 0
Croatia Mark Dekanich 259:51 11 2.54 128 91.41 0
South Korea Park Sung-je 238:51 8 2.01 83 90.36 1

TOI = Time on Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF.com

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Poland gets Division IA Worlds". world.einnews.com. 2014-09-18. Retrieved 2014-09-18. 
  2. ^ "Ukraine Withdraws as Hosts of 2015 Division IA World Championships". thehockeyhouse.net. 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  3. ^ "28 tournaments confirmed". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Competition Officials Division I Group A" (PDF). iihf.com. 25 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Competition Officials Division I Group B" (PDF). iihf.com. 25 November 2014.