2019 IIHF World Championship Division III

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2019 IIHF World Championship
Division III
Tournament details
Host countries Bulgaria
 United Arab Emirates
Dates22–28 April
31 March–6 April
Teams12
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
2018
2020

The 2019 IIHF World Championship Division III will be an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The Group A tournament will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 22 to 28 April and the qualification tournament will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from 31 March to 6 April 2019.[1] Both Kyrgyzstan and Thailand are scheduled to make their debut in the World Championships.

Division III[edit]

2019 IIHF World Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host country Bulgaria
Dates22–28 April
Teams6
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
WebsiteWebsite

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Luxembourg Placed 6th in Division II B and were relegated.
 Bulgaria Host, placed 2nd in Division III last year.
 Turkey Placed 3rd in Division III last year.
 Chinese Taipei Placed 4th in Division III last year.
 South Africa Placed 5th in Division III last year.
 Turkmenistan Placed 1st in Division III qualification last year.

Match officials[edit]

4 referees and 7 linesmen are selected for the tournament.[2]

Referees Linesmen
  • China Feng Lei
  • United Kingdom Stefan Hogarth
  • Hungary Vladimir Babic
  • New Zealand Ryan Cairns

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Luxembourg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to 2020 Division II B
2  Bulgaria (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Turkey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Chinese Taipei 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Turkmenistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to 2020 Division III qualification
First match(es) will be played on 22 April 2019. Source:[citation needed]
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.

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+3).

22 April 2019
13:00
Turkey v LuxembourgWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
22 April 2019
16:30
Turkmenistan v Chinese TaipeiWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
22 April 2019
20:00
Bulgaria v South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
23 April 2019
13:00
South Africa v TurkmenistanWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
23 April 2019
16:30
Luxembourg v Chinese TaipeiWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
23 April 2019
20:00
Bulgaria v TurkeyWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
25 April 2019
13:00
Luxembourg v South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
25 April 2019
16:30
Turkey v Chinese TaipeiWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
25 April 2019
20:00
Bulgaria v TurkmenistanWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
26 April 2019
13:00
South Africa v TurkeyWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
26 April 2019
16:30
Turkmenistan v LuxembourgWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
26 April 2019
20:00
Chinese Taipei v BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
28 April 2019
13:00
Turkey v TurkmenistanWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
28 April 2019
16:30
Chinese Taipei v South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
28 April 2019
20:00
Luxembourg v BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia

Division III qualification tournament[edit]

2019 IIHF World Championship Division III qualification tournament
Tournament details
Host country United Arab Emirates
Dates31 March–6 April
Teams6
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
WebsiteWebsite

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Hong Kong Placed 6th in Division III last year and were relegated.
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Placed 2nd in Division III qualification last year.
 United Arab Emirates Host, placed 3rd in Division III qualification last year.
 Kuwait Placed 4th in Division III qualification last year.
 Thailand First time participating in tournament.
 Kyrgyzstan First time participating in tournament.

Match officials[edit]

4 referees and 7 linesmen are selected for the tournament.[2]

Referees Linesmen
  • Australia Kent Unwin
  • China Liu Jiaqi
  • United Kingdom Dean Smith
  • South Korea Toh Sung-taek

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Hong Kong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promotion to 2020 Division III
2  Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  United Arab Emirates (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Kuwait 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Kyrgyzstan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 31 March 2019. Source:[citation needed]
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.

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+4).

31 March 2019
12:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina v ThailandAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
31 March 2019
16:00
Kyrgyzstan v KuwaitAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
31 March 2019
20:00
United Arab Emirates v Hong KongAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
1 April 2019
12:00
Hong Kong v KuwaitAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
1 April 2019
16:00
Thailand v KyrgyzstanAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
1 April 2019
20:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina v United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
3 April 2019
12:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina v KyrgyzstanAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
3 April 2019
16:00
Hong Kong v ThailandAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
3 April 2019
20:00
United Arab Emirates v KuwaitAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
4 April 2019
12:00
Kyrgyzstan v Hong KongAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
4 April 2019
16:00
Kuwait v Bosnia and HerzegovinaAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
4 April 2019
20:00
Thailand v United Arab EmiratesAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
6 April 2019
12:00
Kuwait v ThailandAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
6 April 2019
16:00
Hong Kong v Bosnia and HerzegovinaAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi
6 April 2019
20:00
United Arab Emirates v KyrgyzstanAbu Dhabi Ice Rink, Abu Dhabi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kazakhstan, Japan get top events". new-iihf.com. 18 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Assignments