2018 IIHF World U18 Championships

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2018 IIHF World U18 Championship
2018 IIHF World U18 Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates 19–29 April
Teams 10
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Finland (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Goals scored 210 (7 per match)
Attendance 159,176 (5,306 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Jack Hughes
(12 points)
MVP United States Jack Hughes
2017
2019

The 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 20th IIHF World U18 Championship. The tournament was played from 19 to 29 April 2018 in Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk, Russia. United States lost to Finland.

Top Division[edit]

Match officials[edit]

12 referees and 10 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 4 3 1 0 0 22 9 +13 11 Advance to Quarterfinals
2  Sweden 4 3 0 1 0 12 8 +4 10
3  United States 4 2 0 0 2 21 14 +7 6
4  Belarus 4 1 0 0 3 11 24 −13 3
5   Switzerland 4 0 0 0 4 10 21 −11 0 Advance to Relegation
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.

All times are local (UTC+5).

19 April 2018
15:30
Sweden 3–1
(1–0, 2–1, 0–0)
  SwitzerlandArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 2,920
19 April 2018
19:30
Canada 6–4
(1–1, 3–1, 2–2)
 United StatesArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 7,405
20 April 2018
15:30
Switzerland  5–8
(1–3, 4–3, 0–2)
 United StatesArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 3,017
20 April 2018
19:30
Canada 8–3
(5–2, 1–0, 2–1)
 BelarusArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 6,818
21 April 2018
15:30
Belarus 3–4
(1–0, 1–2, 1–2)
 SwedenArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 4,691
22 April 2018
15:30
United States 1–3
(1–1, 0–0, 0–2)
 SwedenArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 5,715
22 April 2018
19:30
Switzerland  0–5
(0–1, 0–3, 0–1)
 CanadaArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 7,354
23 April 2018
15:30
Belarus 5–4
(0–2, 2–0, 3–2)
  SwitzerlandArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 3,090
24 April 2018
15:30
United States 8–0
(2–0, 5–0, 1–0)
 BelarusArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 4,876
24 April 2018
19:30
Sweden 2–3 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1)
OT: (0–1)
 CanadaArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 7,273

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Finland 4 4 0 0 0 21 8 +13 12 Advance to Quarterfinals
2  Russia (H) 4 2 1 0 1 20 13 +7 8
3  Slovakia 4 2 0 1 1 19 14 +5 7
4  Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 15 14 +1 3
5  France 4 0 0 0 4 4 30 −26 0 Advance to Relegation
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.
19 April 2018
15:30
Slovakia 2–5
(0–1, 2–2, 0–2)
 FinlandTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 1,217
19 April 2018
19:30
Russia 7–1
(4–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 FranceTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 6,771
20 April 2018
15:30
France 0–7
(0–0, 0–3, 0–4)
 FinlandTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 2,170
20 April 2018
19:30
Slovakia 5–2
(4–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 Czech RepublicTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 3,580
21 April 2018
15:30
Czech Republic 2–3
(1–0, 0–1, 1–2)
 RussiaTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 7,498
22 April 2018
15:30
Finland 5–4
(2–2, 1–2, 2–0)
 RussiaTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 7,496
22 April 2018
19:30
France 1–7
(1–2, 0–3, 0–2)
 SlovakiaTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 4,590
23 April 2018
15:30
Czech Republic 9–2
(1–1, 3–1, 5–0)
 FranceTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 3,781
24 April 2018
15:30
Finland 4–2
(0–0, 4–0, 0–2)
 Czech RepublicTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 4,620
24 April 2018
19:30
Russia 6–5 GWS
(1–3, 3–1, 1–1)
OT: (0–0)
SO: (1–0)
 SlovakiaTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 7,367

Relegation round[edit]

26 April 2018
11:30
Switzerland  5–2
(1–1, 4–0, 0–1)
 FranceArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 3,086
28 April 2018
13:30
France 0–6
(0–2, 0–2, 0–2)
  SwitzerlandArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 4,650

Playoff round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
26 April
 
 
 Finland5
 
28 April
 
 Belarus2
 
 Finland2
 
26 April
 
 Sweden0
 
 Sweden6
 
29 April
 
 Slovakia1
 
 Finland3
 
26 April
 
 United States2
 
 Russia1
 
28 April
 
 United States5
 
 United States4
 
26 April
 
 Czech Republic1 Third place
 
 Canada1
 
29 April
 
 Czech Republic2
 
 Sweden5
 
 
 Czech Republic2
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

26 April 2018
15:30
Finland 5–2
(3–0, 2–1, 0–1)
 BelarusTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 4,879
26 April 2018
15:30
Sweden 6–1
(1–0, 3–1, 2–0)
 SlovakiaArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 4,460
26 April 2018
19:30
Russia 1–5
(0–1, 1–0, 0–4)
 United StatesTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 7,499
26 April 2018
19:30
Canada 1–2
(0–1, 0–0, 1–1)
 Czech RepublicArena Metallurg, Magnitogorsk
Attendance: 6,530

Semifinals[edit]

28 April 2018
15:30
Finland 2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 SwedenTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 6,052
28 April 2018
19:30
United States 4–1
(1–0, 2–1, 1–0)
 Czech RepublicTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 6,459

Bronze medal game[edit]

29 April 2018
15:30
Sweden 5–2
(3–1, 1–1, 1–0)
 Czech RepublicTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 5,813

Final[edit]

29 April 2018
19:30
Finland 3–2
(2–1, 0–1, 1–0)
 United StatesTraktor Ice Arena, Chelyabinsk
Attendance: 7,499

Final standings[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 B  Finland 7 7 0 0 0 31 12 +19 21 Champions
2 A  United States 7 4 0 0 3 32 19 +13 12 Runners-up
3 A  Sweden 7 5 0 1 1 23 13 +10 16 Third place
4 B  Czech Republic 7 2 0 0 5 20 24 −4 6 Fourth place
5 A  Canada 5 3 1 0 1 23 11 +12 11 Eliminated in
Quarterfinals
6 B  Russia (H) 5 2 1 0 2 21 18 +3 8
7 B  Slovakia 5 2 0 1 2 20 20 0 7
8 A  Belarus 5 1 0 0 4 13 29 −16 3
9 A   Switzerland 6 2 0 0 4 21 23 −2 6
10 B  France 6 0 0 0 6 6 41 −35 0 Relegated to 2019 Division I A
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

Statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
United States Jack Hughes 7 5 7 12 +3 2
Slovakia Maxim Čajkovič 5 4 7 11 +7 6
Finland Niklas Nordgren 7 8 2 10 +10 4
Sweden Jonatan Berggren 7 5 5 10 +7 2
Finland Kaapo Kakko 7 4 6 10 +8 2
United States Oliver Wahlstrom 7 7 2 9 +2 4
Finland Jesperi Kotkaniemi 7 3 6 9 +9 37
Slovakia Oliver Okuliar 5 4 4 8 +5 6
United States Joel Farabee 7 4 4 8 +1 6
Switzerland Gilian Kohler 5 5 2 7 +1 2

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
Canada Olivier Rodrigue 180:57 79 4 1.33 94.94 1
Sweden Olof Lindbom 361:16 196 10 1.66 94.90 0
Finland Justus Annunen 360:00 139 12 2.00 91.37 1
Switzerland Luca Hollenstein 237:58 107 10 2.52 90.65 1
Czech Republic Lukas Dostal 251:18 148 14 3.34 90.54 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

Source: IIHF.com

IIHF best player awards

Source: IIHF.com

Division I[edit]

Division I A[edit]

The Division I A tournament was held in Riga, Latvia, from 2 to 8 April 2018.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Latvia (H) 5 5 0 0 0 14 4 +10 15 Promoted to the Top Division
2  Germany 5 4 0 0 1 22 11 +11 12
3  Denmark 5 2 0 0 3 14 19 −5 6[a]
4  Kazakhstan 5 2 0 0 3 15 10 +5 6[a]
5  Norway 5 1 0 0 4 14 18 −4 3[b]
6  Slovenia 5 1 0 0 4 7 24 −17 3[b] Relegation to 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Kazakhstan 2–4 Denmark
  2. ^ a b Slovenia 0–5 Norway

Division I B[edit]

The Division I B tournament was held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 14 to 20 April 2018.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Ukraine (H) 5 4 0 0 1 18 8 +10 12[a] Promoted to Division I A
2  Austria 5 4 0 0 1 20 7 +13 12[a]
3  Japan 5 2 2 0 1 12 11 +1 10
4  Hungary 5 2 0 1 2 14 11 +3 7
5  Italy 5 1 0 1 3 11 13 −2 4
6  Romania 5 0 0 0 5 5 30 −25 0 Relegation to 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Austria 3–5 Ukraine

Division II[edit]

Division II A[edit]

The Division II A tournament was held in Tallinn, Estonia, from 1 to 7 April 2018.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 26 15 +11 12[a] Promoted to Division I B
2  Lithuania 5 4 0 0 1 22 8 +14 12[a]
3  Poland 5 3 1 0 1 32 11 +21 11
4  South Korea 5 2 0 0 3 12 14 −2 6
5  Estonia (H) 5 1 0 1 3 17 21 −4 4
6  Australia 5 0 0 0 5 4 44 −40 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Great Britain 3−2 Lithuania

Division II B[edit]

The Division II B tournament was held in Zagreb, Croatia, from 24 to 30 March 2018.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Spain 5 4 1 0 0 27 13 +14 14 Promoted to Division II A
2  Croatia (H) 5 2 1 0 2 13 12 +1 8[a]
3  Serbia 5 2 0 2 1 16 11 +5 8[a]
4  Netherlands 5 1 2 0 2 18 18 0 7[b]
5  China 5 2 0 1 2 16 19 −3 7[b]
6  Iceland 5 0 0 1 4 9 26 −17 1 Relegated to Division III 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Serbia 1–2 Croatia
  2. ^ a b China 5–6 (GWS) Netherlands

Division III[edit]

Division III A[edit]

The Division III A tournament was held in Erzurum, Turkey, from 26 March to 1 April 2018.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Belgium 5 4 0 0 1 35 8 +27 12 Promoted to Division II B
2  Mexico 5 3 1 0 1 17 12 +5 11
3  Bulgaria 5 2 0 1 2 17 19 −2 7
4  Israel 5 1 1 1 2 12 13 −1 6[a]
5  Turkey (H) 5 2 0 0 3 11 14 −3 6[a]
6  Chinese Taipei 5 0 1 1 3 16 42 −26 3 Relegated to Division III 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Israel 2–0 Turkey

Division III B[edit]

The Division III B tournament was held in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 26 to 28 April 2018.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand (H) 2 2 0 0 0 12 6 +6 6 Promoted to Division III A
2  Hong Kong 2 1 0 0 1 9 10 −1 3
3  South Africa 2 0 0 0 2 3 8 −5 0
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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Referee assignments 2017/2018". IIHF. Retrieved 31 March 2018. 

External links[edit]