2016 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2016 IIHF World U18 Championship
2016 IIHF World U18 Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country United States
DatesApril 14 – 24, 2016
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Finland (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored233 (7.52 per match)
Attendance71,505 (2,307 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Tyson Jost
(15 points)
MVPUnited States Clayton Keller
2015
2017

The 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 18th IIHF World U18 Championship, and was hosted by Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. The tournament was played in April 2016.[1]

Venues[edit]

Ralph Engelstad Arena
Capacity: 11,643
Icon Sports Center (Judd/Rydell)
RalphEnglestedArenaInterior.jpg
 United StatesGrand Forks, North Dakota  United StatesGrand Forks, North Dakota

Top Division[edit]

Officials[edit]

The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to work the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship.
They were the following:[2]

Preliminary round[edit]

Team qualified to Quarterfinals
Team will play in Relegation round

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 4 4 0 0 0 30 4 +26 12 Advance to Quarterfinals
2  Sweden 4 2 1 0 1 18 11 +7 8
3  Russia 4 1 1 0 2 12 14 −2 5
4   Switzerland 4 0 1 1 2 7 18 −11 3
5  Latvia 4 0 0 2 2 8 28 −20 2 Advance to Relegation
Source: IIHF.com

All times are local. (Central Daylight TimeUTC−05:00)

April 14, 2016
12:00
Latvia 4–5 OT
(1–0, 1–3, 2–1)
(OT 0–1)
  SwitzerlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,538
April 14, 2016
19:30
Russia 2–8
(1–2, 1–2, 0–4)
 United StatesRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 4,137
April 15, 2016
15:00
Sweden 4–3 OT
(2–0, 0–1, 1–2)
(OT 1–0)
 LatviaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,282
April 16, 2016
12:00
Switzerland  1–2 OT
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
(OT 0–1)
 RussiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,538
April 16, 2016
15:45
United States 6–1
(1–0, 3–0, 2–1)
 SwedenRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 3,401
April 17, 2016
15:00
Latvia 1–12
(0–2, 1–6, 0–4)
 United StatesRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,560
April 18, 2016
12:00
Russia 7–0
(4–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 LatviaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,754
April 18, 2016
15:45
Switzerland  1–8
(1–1, 0–3, 0–4)
 SwedenRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,787
April 19, 2016
12:00
Sweden 5–1
(1–0, 3–0, 1–1)
 RussiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,619
April 19, 2016
19:30
United States 4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  SwitzerlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,267

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 4 4 0 0 0 19 5 +14 12 Advance to Quarterfinals
2  Finland 4 2 1 0 1 13 9 +4 8
3  Slovakia 4 2 0 0 2 12 14 −2 6
4  Czech Republic 4 1 0 1 2 16 13 +3 4
5  Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 9 28 −19 0 Advance to Relegation
Source: IIHF.com

All times are local. (Central Daylight TimeUTC−05:00)

April 14, 2016
15:45
Slovakia 5–4
(4–3, 0–1, 1–0)
 DenmarkRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,557
April 14, 2016
18:00
Czech Republic 3–4 GWS
(1–3, 0–0, 2–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 FinlandIcon Sports Center, Grand Forks
Attendance: 406
April 15, 2016
19:00
Denmark 2–10
(2–2, 0–5, 0–3)
 CanadaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,475
April 16, 2016
18:00
Finland 4–2
(1–0, 2–2, 1–0)
 SlovakiaIcon Sports Center, Grand Forks
Attendance: 427
April 16, 2016
19:30
Canada 3–1
(2–0, 1–0, 0–1)
 Czech RepublicRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,478
April 17, 2016
19:00
Denmark 1–4
(1–2, 0–1, 0–1)
 FinlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,644
April 18, 2016
18:00
Czech Republic 9–2
(1–0, 2–1, 6–1)
 DenmarkIcon Sports Center, Grand Forks
Attendance: 417
April 18, 2016
19:30
Canada 3–1
(0–0, 3–0, 0–1)
 SlovakiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,122
April 19, 2016
15:45
Finland 1–3
(0–2, 0–0, 1–1)
 CanadaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,832
April 19, 2016
18:00
Slovakia 4–3
(1–2, 1–1, 2–0)
 Czech RepublicIcon Sports Center, Grand Forks
Attendance: 463

Relegation round[edit]

April 21, 2016
11:00
Latvia 5–1
(1–1, 1–0, 3–0)
 DenmarkIcon Sports Center, Grand Forks
Attendance: 101
April 22, 2016
19:00
Denmark 4–1
(1–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 LatviaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 3,703
April 24, 2016
11:00
Latvia 4–3 GWS
(0–1, 0–1, 3–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 DenmarkRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 3,039
Latvia won two games to one, relegating Denmark

Playoff round[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
  1A  United States 8  
4B  Czech Republic 0  
  1A  United States 2  
  2B  Finland 4  
2B  Finland 4 Final
  3A  Russia 3  
    2B  Finland 6
  2A  Sweden 1
  1B  Canada 9  
4A   Switzerland 1  
  1B  Canada 5 Bronze medal game
  2A  Sweden 6  
2A  Sweden 7 1A  United States 10
  3B  Slovakia 2   1B  Canada 3

Quarterfinals[edit]

April 21, 2016Finland 4–3
(1–0, 3–2, 0–1)
 RussiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,117
April 21, 2016
15:30
Canada 9–1
(2–0, 3–1, 4–0)
  SwitzerlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,164
April 21, 2016
18:00
Sweden 7–2
(3–1, 3–0, 1–1)
 SlovakiaIcon Sports Center, Grand Forks
Attendance: 301
April 21, 2016
19:30
United States 8–0
(0–0, 3–0, 5–0)
 Czech RepublicRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,381

Semifinals[edit]

April 23, 2016
15:00
United States 2–4
(1–1, 0–0, 1–3)
 FinlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 2,931
April 23, 2016
19:00
Canada 5–6
(1–1, 1–2, 3–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 SwedenRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 3,073

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Bronze medal game[edit]

April 24, 2016
15:00
United States 10–3
(6–1, 1–0, 3–2)
 CanadaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 3,448

Final[edit]

April 24, 2016
19:00
Sweden 1–6
(0–3, 1–1, 0–2)
 FinlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 3,543

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Canada Tyson Jost 7 6 9 15 +7 2
United States Clayton Keller 7 4 10 14 +11 2
United States Kailer Yamamoto 7 7 6 13 +7 12
United States Logan Brown 7 3 9 12 +6 2
Sweden Alexander Nylander 7 3 8 11 +5 0
United States Joey Anderson 7 7 2 9 +12 2
Finland Eeli Tolvanen 7 7 2 9 +6 0
Sweden Lias Andersson 7 5 4 9 +3 8
United States Casey Mittelstadt 7 4 5 9 +6 2
Finland Aapeli Räsänen 7 3 6 9 +8 12

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
United States Joseph Woll 179:31 75 4 1.34 94.67 1
United States Jake Oettinger 240:00 91 6 1.50 93.41 1
Russia Danil Tarasov 227:48 101 8 2.11 92.08 1
Finland Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen 180:00 72 6 2.00 91.67 0
Sweden Filip Gustavsson 289:21 138 13 2.70 90.58 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]

Most Valuable Player

All-star team

IIHF best player awards

References: [1]

Final standings[edit]