2015 IIHF World Championship Division III

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2015 IIHF World Championship
Division III
2015 IIHF World Championship Division III logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  Turkey
Dates 3–12 April
Teams 7
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 21
Goals scored 215 (10.24 per match)
Attendance 7,955 (379 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Turkey Alec Koçoğlu
(18 points)
Website IIHF.com
2014
2016

The 2015 IIHF World Championship Division III was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was contested in İzmir, Turkey, from 3 to 12 April 2015.[1] Seven nations participated, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, who joined the world championships for the first time since 2008. After three consecutive years of finishing in the second place, North Korea won the tournament and was promoted to Division II Group B for 2016.

Divisional tournaments are designed, by the rules, to include six teams, however the Bosnian federation asked to be included and the Turkish organizers agreed. Georgia recorded their first victory, defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina 4–1.[2]

Venue[edit]

İzmir
Bornova Ice Sports Hall
Capacity: 1,751

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Turkey Host, placed 6th in Division II B and were relegated.
 North Korea Placed 2nd in Division III last year.
 Luxembourg Placed 3rd in Division III last year.
 Hong Kong Placed 4th in Division III last year.
 United Arab Emirates Placed 5th in Division III last year.
 Georgia Placed 6th in Division III last year.
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Did not enter last year. Last played in 2008.

Match officials[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

Promoted to Division II B for 2016
Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 North Korea 6 5 1 0 0 50 9 +41 17
 Turkey 6 5 0 1 0 59 11 +48 16
 Luxembourg 6 4 0 0 2 39 19 +20 12
 Hong Kong 6 3 0 0 3 30 30 0 9
 Georgia 6 1 1 0 4 20 56 −36 5
 United Arab Emirates 6 1 0 1 4 14 44 −30 4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 0 0 0 6 3 46 −43 0

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+3).

3 April
13:00
North Korea 13–0
(3–0, 3–0, 7–0)
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 55
3 April
16:30
Luxembourg 15–3
(3–2, 3–1, 9–0)
 GeorgiaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 67
3 April
20:00
Hong Kong 8–3
(1–0, 2–2, 5–1)
 United Arab EmiratesBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 73
4 April
13:00
Georgia 4–12
(2–3, 1–5, 1–4)
 North KoreaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 93
4 April
16:30
United Arab Emirates 2–7
(1–2, 0–2, 1–3)
 LuxembourgBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 115
4 April
20:00
Turkey 11–0
(3–0, 4–0, 4–0)
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 1,583
6 April
13:00
Hong Kong 8–0
(5–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 85
6 April
16:30
North Korea 7–0
(5–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 United Arab EmiratesBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 72
6 April
20:00
Turkey 13–1
(3–0, 6–0, 4–1)
 GeorgiaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 728
7 April
13:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina 0–5
(0–3, 0–1, 0–1)
 LuxembourgBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 61
7 April
16:30
Georgia 3–11
(1–3, 1–4, 1–4)
 Hong KongBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 69
7 April
20:00
United Arab Emirates 0–15
(0–7, 0–3, 0–5)
 TurkeyBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 773
9 April
12:30
Georgia 4–1
(1–1, 0–0, 3–0)
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 83
9 April
16:00
Turkey 10–1
(3–0, 5–1, 2–0)
 Hong KongBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 745
9 April
19:30
North Korea 5–2
(1–1, 1–0, 3–1)
 LuxembourgBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 126
10 April
12:30
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2–5
(0–2, 2–0, 0–3)
 United Arab EmiratesBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 87
10 April
16:00
Luxembourg 5–7
(2–0, 2–3, 1–4)
 TurkeyBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 653
10 April
19:30
Hong Kong 0–9
(0–3, 0–3, 0–3)
 North KoreaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 73
12 April
11:00
United Arab Emirates 4–5 GWS
(1–2, 1–0, 2–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 GeorgiaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 47
12 April
14:30
Luxembourg 5–2
(2–1, 2–0, 1–1)
 Hong KongBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 232
12 April
18:00
Turkey 3–4 OT
(1–2, 0–0, 2–1)
(OT 0–1)
 North KoreaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 2,135

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[edit]

Serkan Gümüşr of Turkey finished third in scoring, with 16 points in 6 games.

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Turkey Alec Koçoğlu 6 9 9 18 +18 2 F
North Korea Hong Chun-rim 6 10 7 17 +20 2 F
Turkey Serkan Gümüş 6 9 7 16 +15 4 F
Turkey Serdar Semiz 6 9 7 16 +17 0 F
Georgia (country) Vitali Dumbadze 6 9 6 16 −3 33 F
Turkey Emrah Özmen 6 4 11 15 +20 6 F
Turkey Yusuf Halil 6 6 6 12 +14 6 F
Luxembourg Thierry Beran 6 5 7 12 +4 4 F
Turkey Erdoğan Coşkun 6 5 7 12 +15 2 F
North Korea Ri Chol-min 6 5 7 12 +22 0 F

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

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
North Korea Pak Il 161:09 2 0.74 28 92.86 1
North Korea Pak Kuk-chol 203:40 7 2.06 85 91.76 0
Turkey Levent Őzbaydugan 150:11 3 1.20 35 91.43 1
Turkey Erol Kahraman 214:38 8 2.24 58 86.21 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Pašović 253:43 31 7.33 209 85.17 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. ^ "28 tournaments confirmed". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  2. ^ Manninen, Henrik (2015-04-13). "DPR Korea steps up". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Competition Officials" (PDF). iihf.com. 25 November 2014. 

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