2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III

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2019 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division III
2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III.png
Tournament details
Host country Iceland
Dates14–20 January 2019
Teams8
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored165 (8.25 per match)
Attendance3,155 (158 per match)
Scoring leader(s)China Yan Juncheng
(20 points)
2018
2020

The 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division III consisted of eight teams split into two groups of four. The team that won the Division will be promoted to Division IIB for 2020. It was held from 14 to 20 January 2019.

To be eligible as a junior, a player cannot be born earlier than 1999. Bulgarian forward Miroslav Vasilev became the all-time leading scorer in Division III play with 42 points.

Participants[edit]

Team Qualification
 Turkey placed 6th in Division IIB last year and were relegated
 China placed 2nd in Division III last year
 Bulgaria placed 3rd in Division III last year
 Iceland placed 4th in Division III last year
 Australia placed 5th in Division III last year
 New Zealand placed 6th in Division III last year
 South Africa placed 1st in Division III Qualification last year
 Chinese Taipei placed 2nd in Division III Qualification last year

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC±0).

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 2 0 1 0 12 10 +2 7 Semifinals
2  Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 11 8 +3 6
3  Iceland (H) 3 1 1 0 1 11 8 +3 5 5–8th place semifinals
4  Chinese Taipei 3 0 0 0 3 3 11 −8 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
14 January 2019
17:00
Iceland 5–4 OT
(2–1, 1–1, 1–2)
(OT: 1–0)
 AustraliaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 532
14 January 2019
20:30
Turkey 4–1
(3–0, 1–0, 0–1)
 Chinese TaipeiLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 27
15 January 2019
17:00
Iceland 4–0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
 Chinese TaipeiLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 350
15 January 2019
20:30
Australia 5–3
(1–0, 0–2, 4–1)
 TurkeyLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 58
17 January 2019
10:00
Chinese Taipei 2–3
(0–1, 0–2, 2–1)
 AustraliaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 38
17 January 2019
17:00
Turkey 4–2
(1–1, 1–1, 2–0)
 IcelandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 400

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  China 3 3 0 0 0 32 3 +29 9 Semifinals
2  Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 20 7 +13 6
3  South Africa 3 1 0 0 2 3 24 −21 3 5–8th place semifinals
4  New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 1 22 −21 0
Source: IIHF
14 January 2019
10:00
Bulgaria 10–1
(2–0, 4–1, 4–0)
 South AfricaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 53
14 January 2019
13:30
China 12–1
(2–0, 5–0, 5–1)
 New ZealandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 196
15 January 2019
10:00
Bulgaria 9–0
(3–0, 2–0, 4–0)
 New ZealandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 33
15 January 2019
13:30
South Africa 1–14
(0–5, 0–6, 1–3)
 ChinaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 45
17 January 2019
13:30
New Zealand 0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 South AfricaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 42
17 January 2019
20:30
China 6–1
(1–0, 2–1, 3–0)
 BulgariaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 143

Placement round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  5–8th place semifinals     5th place game
                 
  3A  Iceland 11  
  4B  New Zealand 1    
      3A  Iceland 5
      4A  Chinese Taipei 3
  3B  South Africa 1    
  4A  Chinese Taipei 7   7th place game
 
3B  South Africa 5
  4B  New Zealand 3

5–8th place semifinals[edit]

19 January 2019
10:00
Iceland 11–1
(6–0, 3–0, 2–1)
 New ZealandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 258
19 January 2019
13:30
South Africa 1–7
(0–3, 1–2, 0–2)
 Chinese TaipeiLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 42

Seventh place game[edit]

20 January 2019
10:00
South Africa 5–3
(3–1, 0–2, 2–0)
 New ZealandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 43

Fifth place game[edit]

20 January 2019
13:30
Iceland 5–3
(2–1, 2–1, 1–1)
 Chinese TaipeiLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 295

Playoff round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Semifinals                    
  1A  Australia 7  
  2B  Bulgaria 4   Gold medal
      1A  Australia 1
  Semifinals   1B  China 5
  1B  China 12
  2A  Turkey 1   Bronze medal
    2B  Bulgaria 0
    2A  Turkey 6

Semifinals[edit]

19 January 2019
17:00
Australia 7–4
(2–1, 1–2, 4–1)
 BulgariaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 75
19 January 2019
20:30
China 12–1
(1–1, 5–0, 6–0)
 TurkeyLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 100

Bronze medal game[edit]

20 January 2019
17:00
Bulgaria 0–6
(0–2, 0–2, 0–2)
 TurkeyLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 69

Gold medal game[edit]

20 January 2019
20:30
China 5–1
(2–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 AustraliaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavik
Attendance: 356

Final ranking[edit]

Promoted to 2020 IIHF U20 Division II B
Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  China
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Turkey
4  Bulgaria
5  Iceland
6  Chinese Taipei
7  South Africa
8  New Zealand

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Yan Juncheng  China 5 7 13 20 +19 0
2 Huang Qianyi  China 5 11 8 19 +17 32
3 Wang Jing  China 5 5 10 15 +16 0
4 Zhang Dehan  China 5 1 14 15 +19 0
5 Guo Jianing  China 5 7 7 14 +15 2
6 Axel Orongan  Iceland 5 5 8 13 +6 14
7 Heidar Kristveigarson  Iceland 5 8 4 12 +6 0
8 Miroslav Vasilev  Bulgaria 4 3 9 12 +4 38
9 Jeremy Vasquez  Australia 5 4 5 9 +3 4
10 Fatih Taygar  Turkey 5 3 6 9 +1 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 MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Wu Siming  China 240:00 4 93.94 1.00 0
2 Huang Sheng-chun  Chinese Taipei 283:23 16 93.73 3.39 0
3 Maksymilian Mojzyszek  Iceland 179:00 7 89.86 2.34 1
4 Ivan Stoynov  Bulgaria 283:32 17 89.76 3.60 0
5 Burak Gümüşlü  Turkey 300:00 20 88.30 4.00 1

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

External links[edit]