2017 IIHF World Championship Division I

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2017 IIHF World Championship Division I
2017 IIHF World Championship Division I.png
Tournament details
Host countries Ukraine
 United Kingdom
Dates22–28 April (Group A)
23–29 April (Group B)
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2016
2018

The 2017 IIHF World Championship Division I was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Kiev, Ukraine from 22 to 28 April 2017 and Group B in Belfast, United Kingdom from 23 to 29 April 2017.[1] South Korea and Austria were promoted to the 2018 World Championship. It marked the first time South Korea had earned promotion to the top tier of the World Championship.[2]

Bids[edit]

There were two official bids to host Group A Championships.

Ukraine has never hosted these championships, however, they did host an Olympic Pre-Qualification round in 2012. The proposed arena was the Palace of Sports.

The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided on May 20, 2016. The bid from Ukraine gained a majority vote against the Austrian entry.[1]

There were also two official bids to host Group B Championships.

Estonia last hosted these championships in 2006. The proposed arena was Tallinn Arena.
The United Kingdom has never hosted these championships, however, they did play host to the IIHF Group B Championships in 1952, and again in 1993. The proposed arena was the Odyssey Arena.

The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided on May 20, 2016.[1] The bid from the United Kingdom received 18 votes, whilst the Estonia bid received 7.[3]

Venues[edit]

Group A Group B
Kiev Belfast
Palace of Sports
Capacity: 7,000
SSE Arena
Capacity: 11,000
Kyiv. Palace of Sports.JPG Odyssey Arena, Belfast - geograph.org.uk - 860741.jpg

Group A tournament[edit]

2017 IIHF World Championship Division I A
Tournament details
Host country Ukraine
Dates22–28 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored70 (4.67 per match)
Attendance51,851 (3,457 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Kazakhstan Nigel Dawes
(9 points)
MVPAustria Thomas Raffl
WebsiteIIHF.com

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Hungary Placed 15th in the Elite Division and was relegated.
 Kazakhstan Placed 16th in the Elite Division and was relegated.
 Poland Placed 3rd in Division I A last year.
 Austria Placed 4th in Division I A last year.
 South Korea Placed 5th in Division I A last year.
 Ukraine Placed 1st in Division I B last year and was promoted.

Match officials[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Austria (P) 5 4 0 0 1 22 4 +18 12 2018 IIHF World Championship
2  South Korea (P) 5 3 1 0 1 14 11 +3 11[a]
3  Kazakhstan 5 3 1 0 1 13 10 +3 11[a]
4  Poland 5 2 0 1 2 6 17 −11 7
5  Hungary 5 1 0 0 4 8 14 −6 3
6  Ukraine (H, R) 5 0 0 1 4 7 14 −7 1 Relegation to 2018 Division I B
Source: IIHF
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.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Kazakhstan 2–5 South Korea

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+3).

22 April 2017
13:30
Ukraine 3–5
(1–1, 2–1, 0–3)
 HungaryPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 4,612
22 April 2017
17:00
South Korea 4–2
(1–0, 1–1, 2–1)
 PolandPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,257
22 April 2017
20:30
Austria 2–3
(0–2, 2–0, 0–1)
 KazakhstanPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,819
23 April 2017
17:00
Kazakhstan 2–5
(1–1, 1–0, 0–4)
 South KoreaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,463
23 April 2017
20:30
Poland 2–1
(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 UkrainePalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 5,291
24 April 2017
20:30
Hungary 1–3
(1–1, 0–0, 0–2)
 AustriaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,861
25 April 2017
13:30
Kazakhstan 1–0 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
OT: (1–0)
 PolandPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 1,536
25 April 2017
17:00
Hungary 1–3
(0–0, 1–1, 0–2)
 South KoreaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,713
25 April 2017
20:30
Ukraine 0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
 AustriaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 5,005
26 April 2017
20:30
Kazakhstan 4–2
(2–0, 0–2, 2–0)
 UkrainePalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 4,806
27 April 2017
17:00
Poland 2–0
(0–0, 2–0, 0–0)
 HungaryPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,874
27 April 2017
20:30
Austria 5–0
(3–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 South KoreaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 3,511
28 April 2017
13:30
Hungary 1–3
(1–2, 0–0, 0–1)
 KazakhstanPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,323
28 April 2017
17:00
Poland 0–11
(0–3, 0–4, 0–4)
 AustriaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 3,453
28 April 2017
20:30
South Korea 2–1 GWS
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 UkrainePalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 5,327

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Poland and Ukraine match. Poland won the match 2–1.

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 Nigel Dawes 5 5 4 9 +5 0 F
Austria Konstantin Komarek 5 4 5 9 +10 0 F
Kazakhstan Brandon Bochenski 5 2 5 7 +3 4 F
Austria Thomas Raffl 5 3 3 6 +6 2 F
Austria Martin Schumnig 5 0 6 6 +8 0 D
Austria Brian Lebler 5 4 1 5 +7 4 F
South Korea Ahn Jin-hui 5 2 3 5 +5 0 F
Austria Dominique Heinrich 5 2 3 5 +12 0 D
Austria Fabio Hofer 5 2 3 5 +7 2 F
Austria Lukas Haudum 5 3 1 4 +5 2 F
South Korea Kim Ki-sung 5 3 1 4 +3 2 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
Austria Bernhard Starkbaum 299:05 4 0.80 137 97.08 3
Ukraine Eduard Zakharchenko 242:32 9 2.23 158 94.30 0
Poland Przemysław Odrobny 260:42 9 2.07 124 92.74 1
South Korea Matt Dalton 269:36 10 2.23 133 92.48 0
Kazakhstan Vitali Kolesnik 301:39 10 1.99 128 92.19 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

Group B tournament[edit]

2017 IIHF World Championship Division I B
Tournament details
Host country United Kingdom
Dates23–29 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored103 (6.87 per match)
Attendance21,208 (1,414 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Japan Daisuke Obara
(10 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

Participants[edit]

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

Match officials[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Great Britain (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 32 5 +27 15 Promoted to 2018 Division I A
2  Japan 5 4 0 0 1 22 11 +11 12
3  Lithuania 5 3 0 0 2 18 12 +6 9
4  Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 11 20 −9 6
5  Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 14 17 −3 3
6  Netherlands (R) 5 0 0 0 5 6 38 −32 0 Relegation to 2018 Division II A
Source: IIHF
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.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+1).

23 April 2017
12:30
Netherlands 1–6
(0–2, 1–2, 0–2)
 JapanOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 943
23 April 2017
16:00
Croatia 2–4
(0–1, 1–0, 1–3)
 Great BritainOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,830
23 April 2017
19:30
Estonia 0–3
(0–1, 0–2, 0–0)
 LithuaniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 914
24 April 2017
12:30
Japan 4–2
(2–0, 1–0, 1–2)
 CroatiaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 351
24 April 2017
16:00
Lithuania 8–0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 NetherlandsOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 519
24 April 2017
19:30
Great Britain 5–1
(2–0, 0–1, 3–0)
 EstoniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,437
26 April 2017
12:30
Japan 6–2
(1–0, 3–1, 2–1)
 EstoniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 575
26 April 2017
16:00
Netherlands 2–6
(0–4, 1–1, 1–1)
 CroatiaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 703
26 April 2017
19:30
Great Britain 5–2
(4–1, 0–0, 1–1)
 LithuaniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,787
28 April 2017
12:30
Lithuania 2–6
(0–1, 2–2, 0–3)
 JapanOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 811
28 April 2017
16:00
Croatia 3–4
(0–1, 3–2, 0–1)
 EstoniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 922
28 April 2017
19:30
Great Britain 14–0
(3–0, 5–0, 6–0)
 NetherlandsOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 3,005
29 April 2017
12:30
Lithuania 3–1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 CroatiaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,343
29 April 2017
16:00
Estonia 4–3
(1–2, 1–1, 2–0)
 NetherlandsOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,608
29 April 2017
19:30
Japan 0–4
(0–1, 0–3, 0–0)
 Great BritainOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 4,460

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
Japan Daisuke Obara 5 5 5 10 +7 4 F
United Kingdom Robert Dowd 5 4 4 8 +6 4 F
United Kingdom Colin Shields 5 4 4 8 +9 2 F
United Kingdom Evan Mosey 5 3 5 8 +10 2 F
Croatia Borna Rendulić 5 3 5 8 +1 16 F
Estonia Robert Rooba 5 4 3 7 −4 25 F
Japan Yushiroh Hirano 5 1 6 7 +7 2 F
United Kingdom Matthew Myers 5 3 3 6 +6 4 F
United Kingdom David Clarke 5 2 4 6 +5 2 F
Estonia Andrei Makrov 5 2 4 6 −2 10 F
Japan Hiroki Ueno 5 2 4 6 +6 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
United Kingdom Stephen Murphy 120:00 1 0.50 33 96.97 1
United Kingdom Ben Bowns 180:00 4 1.33 82 95.12 1
Japan Yutaka Fukufuji 280:04 11 2.36 140 92.14 0
Lithuania Artur Pavliukov 287:42 12 2.50 136 91.18 1
Estonia Villem-Henrik Koitmaa 234:24 14 3.58 135 89.63 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. ^ a b c "Tournaments Assigned". iihfworlds2016.com. 23 May 2016.
  2. ^ Merk, Martin (2017-04-29). "Korea Promoted!". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  3. ^ "Belfast wins bid to host 2017 World Ice Hockey Championship competition". BBC.co.uk. 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ IA Assignsments
  5. ^ IB Assignsments