2019 IIHF World Championship Division II

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2019 IIHF World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host countries Serbia
 Mexico
Dates9–15 April
21–27 April
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2018
2020

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

The Group A tournament was held in Belgrade, Serbia from 9 to 15 April and the Group B tournament in México City, Mexico from 21 to 27 April 2019.[1]

Serbia and Israel won the Group A and B tournament and were promoted, while Belgium and North Korea finished last and were relegated.[2]

Group A tournament[edit]

2019 IIHF World Championship Division II A
Tournament details
Host country Serbia
Dates9–15 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored92 (6.13 per match)
Attendance4,536 (302 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Belgium Bryan Kolodziejczyk
(9 points)
WebsiteWebsite

Participants[edit]

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

Match officials[edit]

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[3]

Referees Linesmen
  • Austria Christoph Sternat
  • Belarus Miroslav Iarets
  • Latvia Jevgēņijs Griškevičs
  • Netherlands Ramon Sterkens

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Serbia (H, P) 5 3 1 0 1 20 14 +6 11[a] Promotion to 2020 Division I B
2  Croatia 5 3 1 0 1 19 9 +10 11[a]
3  Australia 5 3 0 1 1 14 10 +4 10
4  Spain 5 2 0 2 1 14 16 −2 8
5  China 5 1 0 0 4 14 21 −7 3
6  Belgium (R) 5 0 1 0 4 11 22 −11 2 Relegation to 2020 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Serbia 3–1 Croatia

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

9 April 2019
13:00
Spain 5–3
(2–1, 1–1, 2–1)
 ChinaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 68
9 April 2019
16:30
Australia 3–4 OT
(3–0, 0–2, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
 BelgiumPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 38
9 April 2019
20:00
Serbia 3–1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 CroatiaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 1,126
10 April 2019
13:00
Belgium 2–4
(0–2, 1–0, 1–2)
 SpainPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 20
10 April 2019
16:30
Croatia 7–0
(2–0, 3–0, 2–0)
 ChinaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 42
10 April 2019
20:00
Australia 3–2
(2–1, 1–0, 0–1)
 SerbiaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 653
12 April 2019
13:00
Croatia 5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
 BelgiumPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 53
12 April 2019
16:30
Australia 4–0
(1–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 SpainPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 67
12 April 2019
20:00
Serbia 6–5
(1–2, 1–3, 4–0)
 ChinaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 536
13 April 2019
13:00
China 2–3
(0–0, 2–1, 0–2)
 AustraliaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 62
13 April 2019
16:30
Spain 3–4 GWS
(1–0, 1–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 CroatiaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 73
13 April 2019
20:00
Belgium 3–6
(1–2, 0–2, 2–2)
 SerbiaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 417
15 April 2019
13:00
Croatia 2–1
(1–0, 1–1, 0–0)
 AustraliaPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 79
15 April 2019
16:30
China 4–0
(1–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 BelgiumPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 26
15 April 2019
20:00
Serbia 3–2 GWS
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
 SpainPionir Ice Hall, Belgrade
Attendance: 1,276

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
Belgium Bryan Kolodziejczyk 5 2 7 9 +2 0 F
Croatia Ivan Janković 5 3 5 8 +3 0 F
Belgium Sam Verelst 5 4 3 7 −3 2 F
Croatia Marko Šakić 5 4 2 6 +7 0 F
Croatia Shaone Morrisonn 5 2 4 6 −1 26 D
Spain Alejandro Carbonell 5 1 5 6 +3 2 F
Serbia Mirko Đumić 5 1 5 6 +4 0 F
Australia Josef Rezek 5 4 1 5 +2 2 F
Serbia Aleksa Luković 5 3 2 5 +5 2 D
Serbia Marko Sretović 5 3 2 5 +5 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
Croatia Vilim Rosandić 304:21 8 1.58 146 94.52 1
Australia Anthony Kimlin 302:53 10 1.98 178 94.38 1
China Sun Zehao 180:00 10 3.33 127 92.13 1
Serbia Arsenije Ranković 298:41 13 2.61 140 90.71 0
Spain Ander Alcaine 309:58 14 2.71 143 90.21 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 II B
Tournament details
Host country Mexico
Dates21–27 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored138 (9.2 per match)
Attendance7,031 (469 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Israel Eliezer Sherbatov
(15 points)
WebsiteWebsite

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Iceland 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 Host, placed 5th in Division II B last year.
 Georgia Placed 1st in Division III last year and were promoted.

Match officials[edit]

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

Referees Linesmen
  • Belgium Tim Tzirtziganis
  • Lithuania Benas Jakšys
  • Poland Tomasz Radzik
  • United States Andrew Thackaberry

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Israel (P) 5 4 1 0 0 32 16 +16 14 Promotion to 2020 Division II A
2  Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 26 15 +11 9[a]
3  New Zealand 5 3 0 0 2 26 18 +8 9[a]
4  Georgia 5 2 0 0 3 18 27 −9 6
5  Mexico (H) 5 1 0 1 3 17 25 −8 4
6  North Korea (R) 5 1 0 0 4 19 37 −18 3 Relegation to 2020 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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Iceland 4–2 New Zealand

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC−5).

21 April 2019
13:00
Israel 6–3
(2–1, 2–1, 2–1)
 IcelandSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 750
21 April 2019
16:30
Georgia 4–9
(2–2, 2–3, 0–4)
 North KoreaSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 753
21 April 2019
20:15
New Zealand 7–2
(4–1, 3–1, 0–0)
 MexicoSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 1,250
22 April 2019
13:00
Iceland 8–0
(4–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 North KoreaSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 100
22 April 2019
16:30
New Zealand 3–5
(1–1, 0–2, 2–2)
 IsraelSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 208
22 April 2019
20:00
Mexico 2–3
(1–1, 0–1, 1–1)
 GeorgiaSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 798
24 April 2019
13:00
New Zealand 6–2
(2–2, 2–0, 2–0)
 GeorgiaSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 100
24 April 2019
16:30
Israel 9–3
(2–1, 4–1, 3–1)
 North KoreaSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 210
24 April 2019
20:00
Iceland 8–1
(2–0, 6–1, 0–0)
 MexicoSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 758
26 April 2019
13:00
North Korea 5–8
(3–2, 1–2, 1–4)
 New ZealandSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 105
26 April 2019
16:30
Georgia 6–3
(2–3, 2–0, 2–0)
 IcelandSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 170
26 April 2019
20:00
Mexico 4–5 OT
(3–1, 0–3, 1–0)
(OT: 0–1)
 IsraelSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 794
27 April 2019
13:00
Israel 7–3
(2–1, 4–0, 1–2)
 GeorgiaSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 85
27 April 2019
16:30
Iceland 4–2
(2–0, 2–0, 0–2)
 New ZealandSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 198
27 April 2019
20:00
North Korea 2–8
(1–4, 0–1, 1–3)
 MexicoSanta Fe Ice Rink, Mexico City
Attendance: 752

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
Israel Eliezer Sherbatov 5 7 8 15 +9 0 F
Israel Evgeni Kozhevnikov 5 5 9 14 +6 12 D
Israel Sergei Frenkel 5 6 5 11 +7 8 F
New Zealand Matthew Schneider 5 5 5 10 0 2 F
Mexico Héctor Majul 5 6 3 9 +3 4 F
North Korea Hong Chun-rim 5 6 2 8 −12 2 F
Iceland Miloslav Račanský 5 6 2 8 +5 16 F
Iceland Axel Orongan 5 3 5 8 +4 4 F
Iceland Robert Sigurðsson 5 3 5 8 +7 2 F
Georgia (country) Oliver Obolgogiani 5 2 6 8 +1 8 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
New Zealand Richard Parry 239:08 12 3.01 131 90.84 0
Israel Nir Tichon 302:56 16 3.17 146 89.04 0
Iceland Dennis Hedström 235:17 11 2.81 97 88.66 1
Georgia (country) Andrey Ilyenko 298:44 26 5.22 182 85.71 0
Mexico Andrés de la Garma 261:51 25 5.73 157 84.08 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. ^ "Serbia's gold spree". iihf.com. 16 April 2019.
  3. ^ Group A assignments
  4. ^ Group B assignments

External links[edit]