2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division II

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2019 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host countries Estonia
 Croatia
Dates13–19 January 2019
15–21 January 2019
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2018
2020

The 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division II consisted of two tiered groups of six teams each: the fourth-tier Division II A and the fifth-tier Division IIB. For each tier, the team which places first promoted to the next highest division, while the team which places last relegated to a lower division.

The tournaments are a round-robin tournament format, with two points allotted for a win, one additional point for a regulation win, and one point for an overtime or game winning shots loss.

To be eligible as a junior, a player cannot be born earlier than 1999.

Division II A was held in Tallinn, Estonia, while Division IIB was hosted in Zagreb, Croatia.

Division II A[edit]

The Division II A tournament was played in Tallinn, Estonia, from 13 to 19 January 2019.

2019 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division II A
2019 WJHC Division II A logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Estonia
Dates13–19 January 2019
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored105 (7 per match)
Attendance11,195 (746 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United Kingdom Liam Kirk
(14 points)

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Lithuania placed 6th in Division I B last year and were relegated
 South Korea placed 2nd in Division II A last year
 Great Britain placed 3rd in Division II A last year
 Estonia placed 4th in Division II A last year
 Romania placed 5th in Division II A last year
 Spain placed 1st in Division II B last year and were promoted

Final standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Estonia (H) 5 4 1 0 0 25 7 +18 14 Promoted to Division I B
2  Lithuania 5 3 0 2 0 22 12 +10 11
3  Great Britain 5 3 0 0 2 30 16 +14 9
4  Romania 5 1 2 0 2 13 20 −7 7
5  Spain 5 1 0 0 4 8 18 −10 3
6  South Korea 5 0 0 1 4 7 32 −25 1 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.

All times are local. (UTC+2)

13 January 2019
13:00
South Korea 1–2 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
 RomaniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 153
13 January 2019
16:30
Spain 1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 EstoniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 1,514
13 January 2019
20:00
Great Britain 4–6
(0–4, 2–1, 2–1)
 LithuaniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 356
14 January 2019
13:00
Romania 3–2
(1–2, 1–0, 1–0)
 SpainTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 103
14 January 2019
16:30
South Korea 1–13
(0–3, 0–5, 1–5)
 Great BritainTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 235
14 January 2019
20:00
Lithuania 1–2 GWS
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 EstoniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 1,830
16 January 2019
13:00
Lithuania 4–5 OT
(1–1, 2–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
 RomaniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 150
16 January 2019
16:30
South Korea 2–3
(1–2, 1–0, 0–1)
 SpainTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 201
16 January 2019
20:00
Great Britain 2–5
(0–1, 1–2, 1–2)
 EstoniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 1,558
17 January 2019
13:00
Spain 0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
 LithuaniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 225
17 January 2019
16:30
Romania 2–4
(0–1, 2–3, 0–0)
 Great BritainTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 354
17 January 2019
20:00
Estonia 7–2
(0–0, 2–0, 5–2)
 South KoreaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 1,730
19 January 2019
13:00
Great Britain 7–2
(2–2, 2–0, 3–0)
 SpainTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 115
19 January 2019
16:30
Lithuania 7–1
(2–0, 3–1, 2–0)
 South KoreaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 121
19 January 2019
20:00
Estonia 9–1
(2–1, 1–0, 6–0)
 RomaniaTondiraba Ice Hall, Tallinn
Attendance: 2,550

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/– PIM
1 Liam Kirk  Great Britain 5 5 9 14 +8 4
2 Joshua Waller  Great Britain 5 5 4 9 +5 0
3 Lukas Washco  Lithuania 4 4 4 8 +4 4
4 Jordan Buesa  Great Britain 5 5 2 7 +2 2
5 Martynas Grinius  Lithuania 5 3 4 7 +6 16
5 Kristofer Jogi  Estonia 5 3 4 7 +3 6
7 Kieran Brown  Great Britain 5 2 5 7 +5 4
8 Tyler Cooper  Great Britain 5 4 2 6 +2 2
9 Adam Vizi  Romania 5 3 3 6 +1 2
9 Yang Junk-yung  South Korea 5 3 3 6 –3 16

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 Sv% GAA SO
1 Chritopher Jogi  Estonia 183:00 6 94.37 1.31 0
2 Lubys Laurynas  Lithuania 309:45 11 93.79 2.13 1
3 Oliver Soovik  Estonia 122:00 3 92.50 1.48 0
4 Örs Adorján  Romania 293:39 17 90.96 3.47 0
5 Raul Barbo  Estonia 294:50 17 89.57 3.46 0

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

Awards[edit]

Best Players Selected by the Directorate[edit]

Division II B[edit]

The Division II B tournament was played in Zagreb, Croatia, from 15 to 21 January 2019.

2019 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division II B
2019 WJHC Division II B logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Croatia
Dates15–21 January 2019
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored109 (7.27 per match)
Attendance7,446 (496 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Croatia Dominic Čanić
(11 points)

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Netherlands placed 6th in Division II A last year and were relegated
 Serbia placed 2nd in Division II B last year
 Croatia placed 3rd in Division II B last year
 Belgium placed 4th in Division II B last year
 Mexico placed 5th in Division II B last year
 Israel placed 1st in Division III last year and were promoted

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Serbia 5 5 0 0 0 26 5 +21 15 Promoted to Division II A
2  Croatia (H) 5 4 0 0 1 18 9 +9 12
3  Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 25 22 +3 9
4  Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 22 24 −2 6
5  Israel 5 1 0 0 4 12 21 −9 3
6  Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 6 28 −22 0 Relegation to Division III
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.

All times are local. (UTC+1)

15 January 2019
13:00
Israel 3–6
(0–1, 1–1, 2–4)
 BelgiumDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 100
15 January 2019
16:30
Serbia 6–1
(1–1, 1–0, 4–0)
 MexicoDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 132
15 January 2019
20:00
Croatia 7–0
(1–0, 2–0, 4–0)
 NetherlandsDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 966
16 January 2019
13:00
Mexico 1–5
(0–2, 0–2, 1–1)
 IsraelDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 197
16 January 2019
16:30
Netherlands 9–4
(3–1, 4–1, 2–2)
 BelgiumDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 146
16 January 2019
20:00
Serbia 4–1
(1–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 CroatiaDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2,234
18 January 2019
13:00
Netherlands 7–2
(1–0, 3–2, 3–0)
 MexicoDom Sportova, Zagreb
18 January 2019
16:30
Serbia 5–0
(4–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 IsraelDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 65
18 January 2019
20:00
Croatia 5–4
(1–1, 1–1, 3–2)
 BelgiumDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,120
19 January 2019
13:00
Belgium 1–5
(0–0, 0–3, 1–2)
 SerbiaDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 123
19 January 2019
16:30
Israel 3–7
(0–1, 1–4, 2–2)
 NetherlandsDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 80
19 January 2019
20:00
Mexico 0–3
(0–1, 0–1, 0–1)
 CroatiaDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,133
21 January 2019
13:00
Netherlands 2–6
(1–2, 1–2, 0–2)
 SerbiaDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 222
21 January 2019
16:30
Belgium 7–2
(2–2, 0–0, 5–0)
 MexicoDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 135
21 January 2019
20:00
Croatia 2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
 IsraelDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 678

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