2018 IIHF World Championship Division II

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2018 IIHF World Championship Division II
2018 IIHF World Championship Division II.png
Tournament details
Host countries  Netherlands
 Spain
Dates 23–29 April (Group A)
14–20 April (Group B)
Teams 12
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
2017
2019

The 2018 IIHF World Championship Division II was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Tilburg, Netherlands from 23 to 29 April 2018 and Group B in Granada, Spain from 14 to 20 April 2018.[1]

The Netherlands were promoted to Division I B and Iceland was relegated to Group B.[2] Spain claimed the top position in the Group B tournament and returned to Group A after one year, while Luxembourg took the reverse route after being relegated to Division III.[3]

Group A tournament[edit]

2018 IIHF World Championship Division II A
Tournament details
Host country  Netherlands
Dates 23–29 April
Teams 6
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 105 (7 per match)
Attendance 11,758 (784 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Netherlands Ivy van den Heuvel
(11 points)
Website IIHF.com

Participants[edit]

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

Match officials[edit]

4 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  Netherlands (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 42 5 +37 15 Promoted to Division I B
2  Australia 5 3 1 0 1 19 14 +5 11
3  Serbia 5 3 0 1 1 16 14 +2 10
4  China 5 2 0 0 3 10 16 −6 6
5  Belgium 5 1 0 0 4 11 28 −17 3
6  Iceland (R) 5 0 0 0 5 7 28 −21 0 Relegation to Division II 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.

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

23 April 2018
13:00
Australia 3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 IcelandIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 250
23 April 2018
16:30
Serbia 4–1
(1–0, 2–1, 1–0)
 BelgiumIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 215
23 April 2018
20:00
Netherlands 7–0
(3–0, 1–0, 3–0)
 ChinaIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 1,452
24 April 2018
13:00
Australia 6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
 BelgiumIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 245
24 April 2018
16:30
China 1–3
(0–1, 0–2, 1–0)
 SerbiaIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 257
24 April 2018
20:00
Iceland 1–11
(0–3, 0–3, 1–5)
 NetherlandsIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 1,347
26 April 2018
13:00
China 1–3
(1–0, 0–0, 0–3)
 AustraliaIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 411
26 April 2018
16:30
Belgium 6–3
(1–0, 2–0, 3–3)
 IcelandIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 243
26 April 2018
20:00
Netherlands 5–0
(2–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 SerbiaIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 1,500
28 April 2018
13:00
China 3–1
(0–0, 0–1, 3–0)
 IcelandIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 321
28 April 2018
16:30
Belgium 2–10
(0–4, 1–4, 1–2)
 NetherlandsIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 2,400
28 April 2018
20:00
Serbia 4–5 GWS
(2–1, 0–1, 2–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 AustraliaIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 521
29 April 2018
13:00
Belgium 2–5
(0–0, 0–3, 2–2)
 ChinaIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 250
29 April 2018
16:30
Netherlands 9–2
(4–0, 3–1, 2–1)
 AustraliaIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 2,035
29 April 2018
20:00
Iceland 2–5
(1–1, 0–2, 1–2)
 SerbiaIJssportcentrum, Tilburg
Attendance: 311

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
Netherlands Ivy van den Heuvel 5 3 8 11 +11 2 F
Netherlands Giovanni Vogelaar 5 8 2 10 +14 0 D
Netherlands Jordy van Oorschot 5 3 7 10 +6 2 D
Netherlands Mickey Bastings 5 3 6 9 +10 0 F
Netherlands Danny Stempher 5 3 6 9 +7 2 F
Netherlands Kevin Bruijsten 5 3 5 8 +7 2 F
Netherlands Raphael Joly 5 3 5 8 +11 2 F
Australia Matthew Armstrong 5 2 6 8 +3 6 F
Netherlands Reno de Hondt 5 2 5 7 +8 6 F
Serbia Petar Novaković 5 4 2 6 +1 4 F

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

Leading goaltenders[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
Netherlands Ian Meierdres 230:27 2 0.52 39 94.87 2
Australia Anthony Kimlin 305:00 14 2.75 173 91.91 2
China Sun Zehao 296:57 15 3.03 172 91.28 0
Serbia Arsenije Ranković 303:06 14 2.77 151 90.73 0
Iceland Dennis Hedström 275:56 19 4.13 201 90.55 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]

2018 IIHF World Championship Division II B
Tournament details
Host country  Spain
Dates 14–20 April
Teams 6
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 133 (8.87 per match)
Attendance 2,565 (171 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Spain Oriol Boronat
(12 points)
Website IIHF.com

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Spain Host, placed 6th in Division II A last year and were relegated.
 New Zealand Placed 2nd in Division II B last year.
 Israel Placed 3rd in Division II B last year.
 North Korea Placed 4th in Division II B last year.
 Mexico Placed 5th in Division II B last year.
 Luxembourg Placed 1st in Division III last year and were 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  Spain (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 49 6 +43 15 Promoted to Division II A
2  New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 33 14 +19 12
3  Israel 5 3 0 0 2 24 14 +10 9
4  North Korea 5 1 0 0 4 12 40 −28 3[a]
5  Mexico 5 1 0 0 4 9 30 −21 3[a]
6  Luxembourg (R) 5 1 0 0 4 6 29 −23 3[a] Relegation to Division III
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 c North Korea 3 Pts, +2 GD; Mexico 3 Pts, −1 GD, Luxembourg 3 Pts, −1 GD. Mexico 3–1 Luxembourg

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

14 April 2018
13:00
New Zealand 5–1
(1–0, 4–0, 0–1)
 MexicoIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 55
14 April 2018
16:30
Luxembourg 1–8
(1–4, 0–2, 0–2)
 IsraelIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 61
14 April 2018
20:15
Spain 15–1
(4–0, 8–1, 3–0)
 North KoreaIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 333
15 April 2018
13:00
New Zealand 5–2
(1–0, 0–1, 4–1)
 IsraelIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 67
15 April 2018
16:30
North Korea 5–2
(3–2, 2–0, 0–0)
 MexicoIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 68
15 April 2018
20:00
Luxembourg 1–10
(0–0, 1–3, 0–7)
 SpainIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 234
17 April 2018
13:00
Israel 9–1
(3–1, 4–0, 2–0)
 North KoreaIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 36
17 April 2018
16:30
New Zealand 7–1
(1–0, 2–1, 4–0)
 LuxembourgIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 68
17 April 2018
20:00
Spain 14–0
(4–0, 5–0, 5–0)
 MexicoIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 157
19 April 2018
13:00
Mexico 3–1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 LuxembourgIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 300
19 April 2018
16:30
North Korea 4–12
(1–4, 3–4, 0–4)
 New ZealandIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 84
19 April 2018
20:00
Israel 0–4
(0–0, 0–2, 0–2)
 SpainIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 390
20 April 2018
13:00
Luxembourg 2–1
(0–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 North KoreaIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 77
20 April 2018
16:30
Mexico 3–5
(0–2, 2–2, 1–1)
 IsraelIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 94
20 April 2018
20:00
Spain 6–4
(1–0, 4–3, 1–1)
 New ZealandIgloo Arena, Granada
Attendance: 541

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
Spain Oriol Boronat 5 5 7 12 +9 0 F
Spain Patricio Fuentes 5 5 6 11 +1 0 F
Spain Pablo Muñoz 5 7 3 10 +9 2 F
New Zealand Jordan Challis 5 3 7 10 0 0 F
Spain Adrian Ubieto 5 2 8 10 +12 4 D
New Zealand Matthew Schneider 5 4 5 9 +5 4 F
Spain Alejandro Carbonell 5 3 6 9 +10 0 F
New Zealand Aleksandr Polozov 5 3 6 9 +4 0 F
Israel Daniel Mazour 5 3 5 8 +2 6 F
Spain Pablo Puyuelo 5 2 6 8 +8 4 F

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

Leading goaltenders[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
Israel Nir Tichon 187:02 9 2.89 110 91.82 0
New Zealand Daniel Lee 199:36 10 3.01 105 90.48 0
Spain Ander Alcaine 242:16 6 1.49 58 89.66 1
Mexico Andrés de la Garma 178:27 11 3.70 93 88.17 0
Luxembourg Gilles Mangen 179:50 16 5.34 134 88.06 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. ^ "27 tournaments assigned". iihf.com. 19 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dutch Dominance". iihf.com. 30 April 2018. 
  3. ^ "Fourth gold for Spain". iihf.com. 21 April 2018. 
  4. ^ Group A Assignments
  5. ^ Group B Assignments