2019 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship

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2019 IIHF Women's U18 World Championship
2019 IIHF World Women's U18 Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Japan
Dates6–13 January 2019
Teams8
Arena(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored98 (4.45 per match)
Attendance8,701 (396 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Elisa Holopainen
(8 points)
MVPCanada Raygan Kirk
Websiteiihf.com/en/events/2019/ww18
2018
2020

The 2019 IIHF Women's U18 World Championship was the twelfth Women's U18 World Championship in ice hockey. It was played at the Obihiro Arena in Obihiro, Japan from 6 to 13 January.[1]

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC+9).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 3 0 0 0 8 4 +4 9 Semifinals
2  Canada 3 2 0 0 1 9 5 +4 6
3  Russia 3 1 0 0 2 8 11 −3 3 Quarterfinals
4  Sweden 3 0 0 0 3 4 9 −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.
6 January 2019
13:00
Sweden 1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 CanadaObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 350
6 January 2019
17:00
United States 3–2
(1–1, 2–1, 0–0)
 RussiaObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 300
7 January 2019
13:00
Sweden 3–5
(0–1, 1–1, 2–3)
 RussiaObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 170
7 January 2019
17:00
Canada 2–3
(1–0, 1–2, 0–1)
 United StatesObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 490
9 January 2019
13:00
Russia 1–5
(0–3, 0–1, 1–1)
 CanadaObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 240
9 January 2019
17:00
United States 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 SwedenObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 280

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Finland 3 3 0 0 0 8 4 +4 9 Quarterfinals
2   Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 5 5 0 6
3  Czech Republic 3 1 0 0 2 5 5 0 3 Relegation round
4  Japan (H) 3 0 0 0 3 4 8 −4 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.
6 January 2019
14:30
Finland 2–1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
 JapanObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 1,064
6 January 2019
18:30
Czech Republic 0–1
(0–1, 0–0, 0–0)
  SwitzerlandObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 117
7 January 2019
14:30
Czech Republic 4–2
(1–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 JapanObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 586
7 January 2019
18:30
Switzerland  2–4
(0–0, 0–2, 2–2)
 FinlandObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 147
9 January 2019
14:30
Japan 1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
  SwitzerlandObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 702
9 January 2019
18:30
Finland 2–1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 Czech RepublicObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 109

Relegation round[edit]

The third and fourth placed team from Group B will play a best-of-three series to determine the relegated team.

10 January 2019
14:30
Czech Republic 6–0
(2–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 JapanObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 238
12 January 2019
14:30
Japan 2–1
(0–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 Czech RepublicObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 783
13 January 2019
13:00
Czech Republic 3–1
(0–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 JapanObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 746

Final round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        A1  United States 7  
  A4  Sweden 2     B1  Finland 1    
  B1  Finland (OT) 3         A1  United States 2
      A2  Canada (OT) 3
        A2  Canada (OT) 4    
  A3  Russia (GWS) 2     A3  Russia 3   Third place
  B2   Switzerland 1   A3  Russia 0
  B1  Finland 3

Quarterfinals[edit]

10 January 2019
14:30
Sweden 2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
 FinlandObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 140
10 January 2019
18:30
Russia 2–1 GWS
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  SwitzerlandObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 120

Semifinals[edit]

12 January 2019
13:00
United States 7–1
(4–0, 0–0, 3–1)
 FinlandObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 300
12 January 2019
17:00
Canada 4–3 OT
(1–1, 2–1, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
 RussiaObihiro Arena 1

Fifth place game[edit]

12 January 2019
18:30
Sweden 2–1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  SwitzerlandObihiro Arena 2
Attendance: 152

Bronze medal game[edit]

13 January 2019
13:00
Russia 0–3
(0–0, 0–2, 0–1)
 FinlandObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 140

Gold medal game[edit]

13 January 2019
17:00
United States 2–3 OT
(0–1, 1–0, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
 CanadaObihiro Arena 1
Attendance: 1,527

Final ranking[edit]

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A  Canada 5 2 2 0 1 16 10 +6 10 Champions
2 A  United States 5 4 0 1 0 17 8 +9 13 Runners-up
3 B  Finland 6 4 1 0 1 15 13 +2 14 Third place
4 A  Russia 6 1 1 1 3 13 19 −6 6 Fourth place
5 A  Sweden 5 1 0 1 3 8 13 −5 4 Fifth place game
6 B   Switzerland 5 2 0 1 2 7 9 −2 7
7 B  Czech Republic 6 3 0 0 3 15 8 +7 9 Advance in Relegation
8 B  Japan (H) 6 1 0 0 5 7 18 −11 3 Relegation to Division I A
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

Statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Elisa Holopainen  Finland 6 5 3 8 +2 6
2 Makenna Webster  United States 5 3 3 6 +4 0
3 Alexie Guay  Canada 5 2 4 6 +2 8
4 Ilona Markova  Russia 6 2 4 6 0 0
4 Viivi Vainikka  Finland 6 2 4 6 +2 2
6 Maddi Wheeler  Canada 5 1 5 6 +4 2
7 Kristýna Kaltounková  Czech Republic 6 0 6 6 +6 8
8 Natálie Mlýnková  Czech Republic 6 5 0 5 +6 10
9 Abbey Murphy  United States 5 4 1 5 +5 8
10 Yelizaveta Shkalyova  Russia 6 4 1 5 0 2

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
1 Saskia Maurer   Switzerland 308:58 8 1.55 154 94.81 1
2 Julie Pejšová  Czech Republic 358:42 7 1.17 110 93.64 1
3 Skylar Vetter  United States 301:34 8 1.59 103 92.23 1
4 Erica Jaskari  Finland 313:29 9 1.72 111 91.89 1
5 Tindra Holm  Sweden 185:34 10 3.23 96 89.58 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SA = Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF

Awards[edit]

Source: IIHF

Source: IIHF

Division I[edit]

Group A[edit]

The Group A tournament was held in Radenthein, Austria from 7 to 13 January 2019.[2]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Slovakia 5 4 0 0 1 14 9 +5 12 Promotion to Top Division
2  Germany 5 3 1 0 1 21 8 +13 11
3  Hungary 5 3 0 1 1 13 9 +4 10
4  Italy 5 1 1 1 2 9 16 −7 6
5  Denmark 5 1 0 1 3 9 15 −6 4
6  Austria (H) 5 0 1 0 4 3 12 −9 2 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.

Group B[edit]

The Group B tournament was held in Dumfries, Great Britain from 6 to 12 January 2019.[3]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  France 5 4 0 1 0 18 2 +16 13 Promotion to Division I A
2  Norway 5 3 1 1 0 14 4 +10 12
3  Great Britain (H) 5 2 1 1 1 7 7 0 9
4  Poland 5 2 1 0 2 12 14 −2 8
5  China 5 1 0 0 4 6 16 −10 3
6  Netherlands 5 0 0 0 5 5 19 −14 0 Relegation to Division I B Qualification
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.

Group B qualification[edit]

The Group B Qualification tournament is being held in Jaca, Spain from 12 to 18 January 2019.[4]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 0 20 1 +19 6 Semifinals
2  Australia 2 1 0 0 1 7 5 +2 3
3  Turkey 2 0 0 0 2 0 21 −21 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.
Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 3 3 0 0 0 12 2 +10 9 Semifinals
2  Chinese Taipei 3 1 1 0 1 10 11 −1 5
3  Spain (H) 3 1 0 1 1 6 5 +1 4
4  Mexico 3 0 0 0 3 2 12 −10 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.
 
5−7th place semifinalFifth place
 
      
 
16 January
 
 
 Turkey1
 
18 January
 
 Mexico0
 
 Turkey0
 
 
 Spain7
 
 
 
 
 
SemifinalsFinal
 
      
 
16 January
 
 
 Kazakhstan3
 
18 January
 
 Chinese Taipei1
 
 Kazakhstan3
 
16 January
 
 South Korea (GWS)4
 
 South Korea5
 
 
 Australia2
 
Third place
 
 
18 January
 
 
 Chinese Taipei6
 
 
 Australia2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey U18 Women's World Championship – Competition schedule" (PDF). IIHF. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey U18 Women's World Championship – Div I Group A – Competition schedule" (PDF). IIHF. 27 September 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  3. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey U18 Women's World Championship – Div I Group B – Competition schedule" (PDF). IIHF. 22 October 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey U18 Women's World Championship – Div IBQ – Competition schedule" (PDF). IIHF. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 12 December 2018.