2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division II

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2020 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host countries Lithuania
 South Korea
Dates6–12 January 2020 (Group A)
28 January – 3 February 2020 (Group B)
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2019
2021

The 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division II consisted of two tiered groups of six teams each: the fourth-tier Division IIA and the fifth-tier Division IIB. For each tier's tournament, the team which placed first was promoted to the next highest division, while the team which placed last was relegated to a lower division.

To be eligible as a junior player in these tournaments, a player cannot be born earlier than 2000.

Division II A[edit]

2020 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division II A
2020 WJHC Division II A.png
Tournament details
Host country Lithuania
Dates6–12 January 2020
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored114 (7.6 per match)
Attendance7,303 (487 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Japan Teruto Nakajima
(13 points)

The Division II A tournament was played in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 6 to 12 January 2020.[1]

Participants[edit]

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

Match officials[edit]

Four referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[2]

Standings[edit]

Division II A Venue
Vilnius
Pramogu-Arena
Capacity: 2,500
Utenos arena.JPG


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Japan 5 5 0 0 0 37 7 +30 15 Promoted to Division I B
2  Great Britain 5 3 1 0 1 23 17 +6 11
3  Lithuania (H) 5 3 0 0 2 20 17 +3 9
4  Romania 5 2 0 0 3 15 24 −9 6
5  Spain 5 1 0 1 3 8 23 −15 4
6  Serbia 5 0 0 0 5 11 26 −15 0 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.

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

6 January 2020
12:00
Great Britain 3–6
(0–1, 1–2, 2–3)
 JapanUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 79
6 January 2020
15:30
Serbia 3–5
(3–0, 0–3, 0–2)
 RomaniaUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 87
6 January 2020
19:00
Lithuania 5–1
(4–1, 0–0, 1–0)
 SpainUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 998

7 January 2020
12:00
Japan 8–0
(2–0, 2–0, 4–0)
 RomaniaUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 54
7 January 2020
15:30
Spain 3–2
(0–1, 0–0, 3–1)
 SerbiaUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 103
7 January 2020
19:00
Lithuania 3–6
(1–2, 1–3, 1–1)
 Great BritainUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 907

9 January 2020
12:00
Japan 8–0
(5–0, 3–0, 0–0)
 SpainUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 82
9 January 2020
15:30
Great Britain 5–3
(2–0, 0–1, 3–2)
 RomaniaUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 101
9 January 2020
19:00
Lithuania 3–2
(2–0, 1–1, 0–1)
 SerbiaUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 792

10 January 2020
12:00
Spain 3–4 GWS
(0–1, 3–2, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Great BritainUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 81
10 January 2020
15:30
Serbia 2–10
(1–2, 1–5, 0–3)
 JapanUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 95
10 January 2020
19:00
Romania 3–7
(2–2, 1–3, 0–2)
 LithuaniaUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 1,207

12 January 2020
12:00
Great Britain 5–2
(2–0, 0–2, 3–0)
 SerbiaUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 121
12 January 2020
15:30
Romania 4–1
(1–1, 2–0, 1–0)
 SpainUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 209
12 January 2020
19:00
Japan 5–2
(3–0, 1–0, 1–2)
 LithuaniaUtenos pramogų arena, Vilnius
Attendance: 2,387

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/– PIM
1 Teruto Nakajima  Japan 5 5 8 13 +6 0
2 Chikara Hanzawa  Japan 5 7 5 12 +8 2
3 Koki Yoneyama  Japan 5 2 8 10 +5 2
4 Timonas Mažulis  Lithuania 5 4 4 8 +2 6
5 Mason Alderson  Great Britain 5 3 5 8 +5 2
5 Yusaku Ando  Japan 5 3 5 8 +6 2
7 Cade Neilson  Great Britain 5 2 6 8 +5 0
8 Olivér Gecse  Romania 5 4 3 7 0 6
8 Alex Graham  Great Britain 5 4 3 7 +7 8
8 Martynas Grinius  Lithuania 5 4 3 7 +2 2

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

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Eiki Sato  Japan 260:00 7 91.67 1.62 1
2 Tyler Perre  Great Britain 145:00 5 91.23 2.07 0
3 Bojan Vasić  Serbia 232:08 19 87.74 4.91 0
4 William Kerlin  Great Britain 160:00 12 87.37 4.50 0
5 Arnold Demeter  Romania 219:18 14 87.04 3.83 0

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

Awards[edit]

Best Players Selected by the Directorate

Source: IIHF

Division II B[edit]

2020 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division II B
2020 WJHC Division II B.png
Tournament details
Host country South Korea
Dates27 January – 3 February 2020
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored121 (8.07 per match)
Attendance5,022 (335 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Croatia Dominic Čanić
(16 points)

The Division II B tournament was played in Gangneung, South Korea, from 27 January to 3 February 2020.[3]

Participants[edit]

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

Match officials[edit]

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

Standings[edit]

Division II B Venue
Gangneung
Gangneung Hockey Centre
Capacity: 10,000
Gangneung Hockey Center 01.gif


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  South Korea (H) 5 5 0 0 0 20 6 +14 15 Promoted to Division II A
2  Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 30 13 +17 9[a]
3  China 5 3 0 0 2 22 10 +12 9[a]
4  Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 31 17 +14 9[a]
5  Belgium 5 1 0 0 4 15 25 −10 3
6  Israel 5 0 0 0 5 3 50 −47 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Netherlands 3 Pts, +3 GD; China 3 Pts, –1 GD; Croatia 3 Pts, –2 GD

Results[edit]

All times are local (UTC+9).

28 January 2020
13:00
Croatia 16–1
(3–0, 7–1, 6–0)
 IsraelGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 104
28 January 2020
16:30
China 5–3
(1–2, 1–0, 3–1)
 BelgiumGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 133
28 January 2020
20:00
Netherlands 1–5
(1–2, 0–0, 0–3)
 South KoreaGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 875

29 January 2020
13:00
Israel 0–12
(0–5, 0–4, 0–3)
 ChinaGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 148
29 January 2020
16:30
Croatia 2–7
(0–5, 1–0, 1–2)
 NetherlandsGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 153
29 January 2020
20:00
South Korea 5–2
(2–2, 2–0, 1–0)
 BelgiumGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 402

31 January 2020
13:00
Netherlands 6–1
(1–0, 3–0, 2–1)
 BelgiumGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 147
31 January 2020
16:30
Croatia 3–0
(2–0, 1–0, 0–0)
 ChinaGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 173
31 January 2020
20:00
South Korea 5–1
(1–0, 1–0, 3–1)
 IsraelGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 753

1 February 2020
13:00
Belgium 5–8
(2–2, 1–4, 2–2)
 CroatiaGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 146
1 February 2020
16:30
China 0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
 South KoreaGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 1,025
1 February 2020
20:00
Israel 0–13
(0–6, 0–3, 0–4)
 NetherlandsGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 123

3 February 2020
13:00
Netherlands 3–5
(0–2, 1–1, 2–2)
 ChinaGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 147
3 February 2020
16:30
Belgium 4–1
(1–1, 1–0, 2–0)
 IsraelGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 150
3 February 2020
20:00
South Korea 4–2
(1–0, 0–0, 3–2)
 CroatiaGangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 543

Statistics[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/– PIM
1 Dominic Čanić  Croatia 5 4 12 16 +7 0
2 Leo Selitaj  Croatia 5 6 8 14 +8 10
3 Wouter Sars  Netherlands 5 7 5 12 +7 2
4 Delaney Hessels  Netherlands 5 4 8 12 +7 0
5 Patrik Dobrić  Croatia 5 2 10 12 +1 2
6 Yan Juncheng  China 5 5 6 11 +8 0
7 Wang Jing  China 5 5 5 10 +5 4
8 Tijn Jacobs  Netherlands 5 4 6 10 +7 4
9 Sven Paulović  Croatia 4 3 6 9 +10 0
10 Hou Yuyang  China 5 3 4 7 +5 6

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 Kim Hyung-chan  South Korea 280:00 7 94.19 1.07 1
2 Wu Siming  China 236:29 10 92.42 2.54 0
3 Jowin Ansems  Netherlands 239:49 12 88.46 3.00 0
4 Yehonatan Reisinger  Israel 221:48 29 88.16 7.84 0
5 Domagoj Troha  Croatia 225:11 14 86.79 3.73 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

Source: IIHF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey U20 World Championship Div II Group A – Competition schedule" (PDF). IIHF. 24 October 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  2. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey U20 World Championship Div II Group A – Competition officials" (PDF). IIHF. 17 December 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  3. ^ "IIHF Ice hockey U20 World Championship Div II Group B – Competition schedule" (PDF). IIHF. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Competition Officials". IIHF. 18 January 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2020.