2019 IIHF World Championship Division I

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2019 IIHF World Championship
Division I
2019 IIHF World Championship Division I.png
Tournament details
Host countries Kazakhstan
 Estonia
Dates29 April–5 May
28 April–4 May
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2018
2020

The 2019 IIHF World Championship Division I was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The Group A tournament was held in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan from 29 April to 5 May and the Group B tournament in Tallinn, Estonia from 28 April to 4 May 2019.[1]

Belarus and Kazakhstan gained promotion to the top division, while Romania was promoted to Group A next year. Lithuania and the Netherlands were relegated to Group B and Division II by finishing last in their tournaments.[2][3][4][5]

Group A tournament[edit]

2019 IIHF World Championship Division I A
Tournament details
Host country Kazakhstan
Dates29 April–5 May
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored81 (5.4 per match)
Attendance41,554 (2,770 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Slovenia Jan Drozg
(7 points)
MVPKazakhstan Nikita Mikhailis
WebsiteWebsite

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Belarus Placed 15th in the Elite Division previous year and was relegated.
 South Korea Placed 16th in the Elite Division previous year and was relegated.
 Kazakhstan Host, placed 3rd in Division I A previous year.
 Hungary Placed 4th in Division I A previous year.
 Slovenia Placed 5th in Division I A previous year.
 Lithuania Placed 1st in Division I B previous year and was promoted.

Match officials[edit]

7 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[6][7]

Referees Linesmen
  • Canada Alexandre Garon
  • Czech Republic Robin Šír
  • Finland Kristian Vikman
  • Norway Roy Stian Hansen
  • Russia Yuri Oskirko
  • Switzerland Marc Alain Wiegand
  • Sweden Christoffer Holm
  • Belgium Frederic Monnaie
  • Finland Markus Hägerström
  • France Nicolas Constantineau
  • South Korea Park Jun-soo
  • Norway Alexander Waldejer
  • Slovakia Roman Výleta
  • Sweden Tobias Nordlander

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Kazakhstan (H, P) 5 4 1 0 0 16 7 +9 14 2020 IIHF World Championship
2  Belarus (P) 5 3 0 1 1 14 12 +2 10
3  South Korea 5 3 0 0 2 16 11 +5 9
4  Slovenia 5 2 0 0 3 21 12 +9 6
5  Hungary 5 1 0 0 4 7 18 −11 3[a]
6  Lithuania (R) 5 1 0 0 4 7 21 −14 3[a] Relegation to 2020 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 Lithuania 1–4 Hungary

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+6).

29 April 2019
12:30
Hungary 1–5
(1–1, 0–2, 0–2)
 South KoreaBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 922
29 April 2019
16:00
Lithuania 3–4
(2–3, 0–0, 1–1)
 BelarusBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 625
29 April 2019
19:30
Slovenia 2–3
(0–3, 2–0, 0–0)
 KazakhstanBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 7,923
30 April 2019
16:00
South Korea 5–3
(1–3, 3–0, 1–0)
 SloveniaBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 780
30 April 2019
19:30
Belarus 3–1
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 HungaryBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 648
1 May 2019
16:30
Kazakhstan 3–1
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 LithuaniaBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 7,265
2 May 2019
12:30
Lithuania 1–4
(1–2, 0–2, 0–0)
 HungaryBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 513
2 May 2019
16:00
Belarus 4–1
(1–0, 0–0, 3–1)
 SloveniaBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 555
2 May 2019
19:30
South Korea 1–4
(0–2, 0–1, 1–1)
 KazakhstanBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 5,766
3 May 2019
19:30
Hungary 0–6
(0–1, 0–3, 0–2)
 SloveniaBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 1,012
4 May 2019
14:00
South Korea 1–2
(0–1, 0–0, 1–1)
 LithuaniaBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 321
4 May 2019
17:30
Kazakhstan 3–2 OT
(2–0, 0–1, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
 BelarusBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 7,418
5 May 2019
12:30
Slovenia 9–0
(2–0, 4–0, 3–0)
 LithuaniaBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 361
5 May 2019
16:00
Belarus 1–4
(1–0, 0–1, 0–3)
 South KoreaBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 349
5 May 2019
19:30
Kazakhstan 3–1
(0–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 HungaryBarys Arena, Nur-Sultan
Attendance: 7,096

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

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
Slovenia Jan Drozg 5 5 2 7 +7 4 F
South Korea Kim Sang-wook 5 4 3 7 +3 0 F
Belarus Geoff Platt 5 3 4 7 +3 0 F
Slovenia Anže Kopitar 5 2 5 7 +2 2 F
South Korea Shin Sang-hoon 5 6 0 6 +4 8 F
Kazakhstan Nikita Mikhailis 5 4 2 6 +1 0 F
Belarus Artem Demkov 5 3 2 5 +3 0 F
Slovenia Robert Sabolič 5 3 2 5 +2 4 F
South Korea Kim Ki-sung 5 2 3 5 +2 2 F
Kazakhstan Darren Dietz 5 1 4 5 −4 2 D

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
Slovenia Luka Gračnar 178:47 3 1.01 83 96.51 2
South Korea Matt Dalton 299:30 11 2.20 163 93.68 0
Kazakhstan Henrik Karlsson 243:42 6 1.48 65 91.55 0
Belarus Dmitri Milchakov 237:47 8 2.02 78 90.70 0
Hungary Ádám Vay 149:17 8 3.22 67 89.33 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]

2019 IIHF World Championship Division I B
Tournament details
Host country Estonia
Dates28 April–4 May
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored100 (6.67 per match)
Attendance16,174 (1,078 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Poland Damian Kapica
(10 points)
WebsiteWebsite

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Poland Placed 6th in Division I A previous year and was relegated.
 Japan Placed 2nd in Division I B previous year.
 Estonia Host, placed 3rd in Division I B previous year.
 Ukraine Placed 4th in Division I B previous year.
 Romania Placed 5th in Division I B previous year.
 Netherlands Placed 1st in Division II A previous year and was promoted.

Match officials[edit]

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[8]

Referees Linesmen
  • Austria Kristijan Nikolic
  • Denmark Mads Frandsen
  • France Geoffrey Barcelo
  • Hungary Miklós Haszonits

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Romania (P) 5 3 2 0 0 18 9 +9 13[a] Promotion to 2020 Division I A
2  Poland 5 4 0 1 0 27 13 +14 13[a]
3  Japan 5 2 0 0 3 16 17 −1 6[b]
4  Estonia (H) 5 1 1 1 2 15 16 −1 6[b]
5  Ukraine 5 1 0 1 3 17 20 −3 4
6  Netherlands (R) 5 1 0 0 4 7 25 −18 3 Relegation to 2020 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Poland 2–3 (OT) Romania
  2. ^ a b Japan 5–2 Estonia

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+3).

28 April 2019
13:00
Ukraine 2–3
(1–2, 1–1, 0–0)
 JapanTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 450
28 April 2019
16:30
Romania 4–3 GWS
(2–0, 0–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 EstoniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 1,543
28 April 2019
20:00
Netherlands 1–8
(1–1, 0–2, 0–5)
 PolandTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 352
29 April 2019
13:00
Japan 2–3
(2–0, 0–2, 0–1)
 RomaniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 240
29 April 2019
16:30
Poland 7–3
(2–1, 4–1, 1–1)
 UkraineTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 579
29 April 2019
20:00
Estonia 4–1
(1–0, 2–1, 1–0)
 NetherlandsTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 1,952
1 May 2019
13:00
Netherlands 1–8
(0–1, 1–4, 0–3)
 UkraineTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 398
1 May 2019
16:30
Japan 5–2
(4–1, 0–0, 1–1)
 EstoniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 2,235
1 May 2019
20:00
Poland 2–3 OT
(0–1, 0–0, 2–1)
(OT: 0–1)
 RomaniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 387
2 May 2019
13:00
Japan 2–3
(0–1, 0–1, 2–1)
 NetherlandsTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 238
2 May 2019
16:30
Ukraine 1–5
(0–2, 1–1, 0–2)
 RomaniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 450
2 May 2019
20:00
Estonia 2–3
(0–1, 0–0, 2–2)
 PolandTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 2,150
4 May 2019
13:00
Romania 3–1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 NetherlandsTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 431
4 May 2019
16:30
Poland 7–4
(1–1, 4–0, 2–3)
 JapanTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 842
4 May 2019
20:00
Estonia 4–3 OT
(1–3, 1–0, 1–0)
(OT: 1–0)
 UkraineTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 3,927

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Source: IIHF

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Poland Damian Kapica 5 6 4 10 +11 2 F
Poland Filip Komorski 5 6 1 7 +6 2 F
Ukraine Vitali Lyalka 5 6 1 7 +3 2 F
Ukraine Andriy Mikhnov 5 2 5 7 +3 4 F
Poland Bartłomiej Neupauer 5 3 3 6 +8 0 F
Romania Pavlo Borysenko 5 2 4 6 +4 6 D
Estonia Andrei Makrov 5 2 4 6 +3 4 F
Japan Hiroto Sato 5 1 5 6 +3 4 D
Poland Marcin Kolusz 5 0 6 6 +11 0 D
Japan Yushi Nakayashiki 5 4 1 5 +4 2 F
Estonia Robert Rooba 5 4 1 5 0 0 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
Romania Zoltán Tőke 124:07 3 1.45 53 94.34 0
Romania Patrik Polc 185:00 6 1.95 97 93.81 0
Netherlands Martijn Oosterwijk 198:03 13 3.94 132 90.15 0
Japan Michikazu Hata 267:34 12 2.69 117 89.74 0
Estonia Villem-Henrik Koitmaa 243:31 10 2.46 93 89.25 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. ^ "Kazakhstan, Japan get top events". new-iihf.com. 18 May 2018. Archived from the original on 18 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Kazakhstan wins, Belarus up too". iihf.com. 4 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Perfect ending for Kazakhstan". iihf.com. 5 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Slovenia saved". iihf.com. 5 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Remarkable Romania to Div. IA!". iihf.com. 4 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Referees for Slovakia 2019 assigned". iihf.com. 1 March 2019.
  7. ^ Group A assignments
  8. ^ Group B assignments

External links[edit]