2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III

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2016 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division III
2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Division III Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates15 – 24 January 2016
Teams7
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
2015
2017

The 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division III tournament was played in Mexico City, Mexico, from 15 to 24 January 2016.[1] Division III represents the sixth tier of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The champions, Mexico, were promoted to the Division II B for the 2017 tournament, and the last-placed nation (South Africa) were to be relegated to a qualification tournament for 2017,[2] instead an eight-team Division III tournament was decided on in September 2016. Israel participated in a World Junior tournament for the first time since 1997, while Bulgaria returned after withdrawing from the 2015 tournament.

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Iceland finished 6th in 2015 Division II B and were relegated
 New Zealand finished 2nd in 2015
 Mexico finished 3rd in 2015
 South Africa finished 4th in 2015
 Turkey finished 5th in 2015
 Israel last participated in 1997
 Bulgaria withdrew from competition in 2015

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Mexico 6 5 0 0 1 24 14 +10 15 Promoted to Division II B
2  Bulgaria 6 4 0 0 2 18 13 +5 12
3  New Zealand 6 4 0 0 2 29 16 +13 12
4  Israel 6 3 0 1 2 39 23 +16 10
5  Iceland 6 2 1 0 3 24 21 +3 8
6  Turkey 6 2 0 0 4 20 15 +5 6
7  South Africa 6 0 0 0 6 7 59 −52 0
Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC–6).

15 January 2016
13:00
New Zealand 1–4
(0–2, 1–0, 0–2)
 BulgariaIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 100
15 January 2016
16:15
South Africa 0–10
(0–5, 0–3, 0–2)
 TurkeyIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 100
15 January 2016
20:30
Mexico 6–5
(1–2, 4–2, 1–1)
 IsraelIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 1750
16 January 2016
17:00
Iceland 2–4
(1–2, 1–1, 0–1)
 BulgariaIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 125
16 January 2016
20:15
Israel 2–6
(0–1, 2–2, 0–3)
 New ZealandIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 110
17 January 2016
20:00
Turkey 2–3
(1–0, 1–0, 0–3)
 MexicoIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 1000
18 January 2016
13:00
Iceland 6–5 GWS
(2–1, 1–1, 2–3)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 2–0)
 IsraelIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 100
18 January 2016
16:15
South Africa 2–4
(0–2, 1–1, 1–1)
 BulgariaIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 100
18 January 2016
20:00
New Zealand 3–2
(0–0, 2–0, 1–2)
 TurkeyIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 100
19 January 2016
13:00
Israel 17–0
(5–0, 5–0, 7–0)
 South AfricaIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 100
19 January 2016
16:15
Turkey 3–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 IcelandIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 75
19 January 2016
20:00
Bulgaria 0–3
(0–2, 0–0, 0–1)
 MexicoIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 750
21 January 2016
13:00
Israel 4–3
(1–1, 2–1, 1–1)
 BulgariaIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 70
21 January 2016
16:15
Iceland 7–2
(3–0, 2–1, 2–1)
 South AfricaIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 80
21 January 2016
20:00
New Zealand 1–2
(1–1, 0–1, 0–0)
 MexicoIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 1000
22 January 2016
13:00
Bulgaria 3–1
(1-0, 1-0, 1-1)
 TurkeyIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 50
22 January 2016
16:15
South Africa 1–12
(1–2, 0–6, 0–4)
 New ZealandIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 45
22 January 2016
20:00
Mexico 1–4
(1–1, 0–0, 0–3)
 IcelandIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 1000
24 January 2016
13:00
Turkey 2–6
(0–1, 1–0, 1–5)
 IsraelIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 70
24 January 2016
16:15
Iceland 5–6
(0–2, 4–2, 1–2)
 New ZealandIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 200
24 January 2016
20:00
Mexico 9–2
(4–0, 2–1, 3–1)
 South AfricaIce Dome, Mexico City
Attendance: 2000

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Roey Aharonovich  Israel 6 7 11 18 +4 2
2 Ilya Spektor  Israel 6 10 6 16 +5 12
3 Mark Revniaga  Israel 6 9 4 13 +3 6
4 Oliver Hay  New Zealand 6 7 6 13 +8 8
5 Robin Vortanov  New Zealand 6 5 7 12 +7 4
6 Miroslav Vasilev  Bulgaria 6 1 10 11 +8 6
7 Veselin Dikov  Bulgaria 6 6 4 10 +9 6
8 Styrmir Maack  Iceland 6 3 7 10 +3 4
9 Bjarki Johannesson  Iceland 6 5 4 9 +3 6
10 Thomas Carson-Pratt  New Zealand 6 4 5 9 +3 6

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Dimitar Dimitrov  Bulgaria 319:08 11 93.45 2.07 0
2 Jaime Perez  Mexico 254:56 9 92.04 2.12 1
3 Liam Henare  New Zealand 298:05 15 90.38 3.02 0
4 Tolga Bozaci  Turkey 357:21 15 87.50 2.52 2
5 Maxim Gokhberg  Israel 300:39 18 85.25 3.59 0

Awards[edit]

Best Players Selected by the Directorate[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Division III page
  2. ^ "2017 event schedule". Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016.

External links[edit]