2015 IIHF World Championship Division II

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2015 IIHF World Championship
Division II
2015 IIHF World Championship Division II.png
Tournament details
Host countries Iceland
 South Africa
Dates13–19 April
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2014
2016

The 2015 IIHF World Championship Division II was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Reykjavík, Iceland, and Group B in Cape Town, South Africa, with both groups being played 13 to 19 April, 2015.[1]

Venues[edit]

Group A Group B
Reykjavík Cape Town
Laugardalur Arena
Capacity: 1,000
Grandwest Ice Arena
Capacity: 2,800

Group A tournament[edit]

2015 IIHF World Championship Division II A
Tournament details
Host country Iceland
Dates13–19 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored111 (7.4 per match)
Attendance4,958 (331 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Belgium Mitch Morgan
(10 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Romania Placed 6th in Division I B and were relegated.
 Iceland Host, placed 2nd in Division II A last year.
 Serbia Placed 3rd in Division II A last year.
 Australia Placed 4th in Division II A last year.
 Belgium Placed 5th in Division II A last year.
 Spain Placed 1st in Division II B last year and were promoted.

Match officials[edit]

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[2]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division I B for 2016
Relegated to Division II B for 2016
Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Romania 5 4 1 0 0 27 11 +16 14
 Belgium 5 2 1 0 2 22 15 +7 8
 Serbia 5 1 1 2 1 18 22 −4 7
 Spain 5 2 0 1 2 16 20 −4 7
 Iceland 5 2 0 1 2 17 13 +4 7
 Australia 5 0 1 0 4 11 30 −19 2

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC±0).

13 April 2015
13:00
Spain 6–1
(2–1, 1–0, 3–0)
 AustraliaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 121
13 April 2015
16:30
Serbia 4–8
(0–3, 2–3, 2–2)
 RomaniaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 146
13 April 2015
20:00
Iceland 3–0
(0–0, 0–0, 3–0)
 BelgiumLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 632
14 April 2015
13:00
Romania 5–1
(2–0, 0–0, 3–1)
 AustraliaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 189
14 April 2015
16:30
Belgium 6–2
(3–0, 2–0, 1–2)
 SpainLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 202
14 April 2015
20:00
Iceland 4–5
(2–2, 2–1, 0–2)
 SerbiaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 607
16 April 2015
13:00
Romania 4–3
(3–0, 0–2, 1–1)
 BelgiumLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 102
16 April 2015
16:30
Serbia 3–4 GWS
(1–1, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 AustraliaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 182
16 April 2015
20:00
Iceland 2–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
 SpainLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 672
17 April 2015
13:00
Belgium 3–2 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT 1–0)
 SerbiaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 174
17 April 2015
16:30
Spain 1–7
(0–2, 0–0, 1–5)
 RomaniaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 127
17 April 2015
20:00
Australia 1–6
(1–2, 0–2, 0–2)
 IcelandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 717
19 April 2015
13:00
Serbia 4–3 GWS
(0–1, 1–2, 2–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 SpainLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 107
19 April 2015
16:30
Australia 4–10
(1–4, 1–3, 2–3)
 BelgiumLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 146
19 April 2015
20:00
Romania 3–2 OT
(1–0, 1–1, 0–1)
(OT 1–0)
 IcelandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 834

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Belgium Mitch Morgan 5 6 4 10 +3 0 F
Serbia Marko Sretovic 5 3 7 10 −3 4 F
Belgium Bryan Kolodziejczyk 5 1 9 10 +4 4 F
Romania Ede Mihály 5 6 3 9 +7 0 F
Romania Roberto Gliga 5 4 5 9 +6 9 F
Romania Levente Zsók 5 1 7 8 +7 2 F
Iceland Emil Alengard 5 4 3 7 +3 0 F
Belgium Maxime Pellegrims 5 4 3 7 1 2 F
Serbia Miloš Babić 5 3 4 7 +1 2 F
Iceland Robin Hedström 5 2 5 7 +2 0 F
Serbia Pavel Popravka 5 2 5 7 +1 4 F
Iceland Björn Sigurðarson 5 2 5 7 +4 4 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
Belgium Arthur Legrand 183:26 7 2.29 121 94.21 0
Iceland Dennis Hedström 239:15 9 2.26 112 91.96 0
Romania Otto Onodi 152:47 5 1.96 59 91.53 0
Romania Adrian Catrinoi 149:58 6 2.40 62 90.32 0
Serbia Arsenije Ranković 284:39 19 4.00 168 88.69 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 II B
Tournament details
Host country South Africa
Dates13–19 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored126 (8.4 per match)
Attendance4,263 (284 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Bulgaria Ivan Hodulov
(11 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Israel Placed 6th in Division II A last year and were relegated.
 Mexico Placed 2nd in Division II B last year.
 New Zealand Placed 3rd in Division II B last year.
 China Placed 4th in Division II B last year.
 South Africa Host, placed 5th in Division II B last year.
 Bulgaria Placed 1st in Division III last year and were promoted.

Match officials[edit]

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[3]

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II A for 2016
Relegated to Division III for 2016
Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 China 5 4 1 0 0 33 15 +18 14
 New Zealand 5 3 0 0 2 21 17 +4 9
 Mexico 5 3 0 0 2 24 15 +9 9
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 0 3 17 30 −13 6
 Israel 5 1 0 1 3 20 29 −9 4
 South Africa 5 1 0 0 4 11 20 −9 3

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

13 April 2015
13:00
New Zealand 6–3
(1–1, 3–1, 2–1)
 IsraelGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 110
13 April 2015
16:15
Bulgaria 3–10
(1–3, 1–3, 1–4)
 ChinaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 80
13 April 2015
20:00
Mexico 4–1
(1–0, 2–1, 1–0)
 South AfricaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 375
14 April 2015
13:00
Israel 3–4 GWS
(0–1, 1–0, 2–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 ChinaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 57
14 April 2015
16:15
Mexico 3–5
(1–2, 1–2, 1–1)
 New ZealandGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 77
14 April 2015
20:00
South Africa 1–2
(0–0, 1–1, 0–1)
 BulgariaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 275
16 April 2015
13:00
Mexico 9–1
(3–0, 0–0, 6–1)
 BulgariaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 75
16 April 2015
16:15
New Zealand 4–7
(1–2, 3–1, 0–4)
 ChinaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 112
16 April 2015
20:00
Israel 6–3
(1–1, 4–0, 1–2)
 South AfricaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 922
17 April 2015
13:00
China 5–2
(2–0, 2–2, 1–0)
 MexicoGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 48
17 April 2015
16:15
Bulgaria 10–5
(6–1, 2–2, 2–2)
 IsraelGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 43
17 April 2015
20:00
South Africa 3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 New ZealandGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 985
19 April 2015
13:00
New Zealand 5–1
(0–0, 2–1, 3–0)
 BulgariaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 69
19 April 2015
16:15
Israel 3–6
(1–1, 0–2, 2–3)
 MexicoGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 67
19 April 2015
20:00
China 7–3
(3–1, 3–2, 1–0)
 South AfricaGrandwest Ice Arena, Cape Town
Attendance: 968

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Bulgaria Ivan Hodulov 5 6 5 11 +1 4 F
China Cui Xijun 5 4 6 10 +7 8 F
New Zealand Nicholas Henderson 5 4 6 10 +9 0 F
Mexico Héctor Majul 5 5 4 9 +4 14 F
Mexico Carlos Gómez 5 4 5 9 +4 6 F
Bulgaria Martin Boyadjiev 5 2 7 9 −3 10 F
Mexico Adrian Cervantes 5 1 8 9 +4 4 F
Mexico Roberto Chabat 5 4 4 8 0 0 F
Bulgaria Martin Nikolov 5 4 4 8 −2 6 F
New Zealand Andrew Cox 5 3 5 8 +5 14 F
New Zealand Paris Heyd 5 3 5 8 +2 10 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
China Liu Zhiwei 285:00 14 2.95 160 91.25 0
New Zealand Richard Parry 219:57 13 3.55 130 90.00 0
Bulgaria Dimitar Dimitrov 295:01 27 5.49 254 89.37 0
Mexico Alfonso de Alba 180:00 9 3.00 84 89.29 0
Israel Alexander Loginov 250:24 22 5.27 170 87.06 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "28 tournaments confirmed". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  2. ^ "Competition Officials Division II Group A" (PDF). iihf.com. November 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Competition Officials Division II Group B" (PDF). iihf.com. November 25, 2014.