1999 IIHF World U18 Championships

The 1999 IIHF World U18 Championships was the first of its kind, It was held between April 8 and 18, 1999, in Füssen and Kaufbeuren, Germany. It replaced the European Under 18 Championship at the top two levels (which had run since 1977), by including one nation, the United States. Below the top two levels (Groups A & B) two tiers of European divisions played, as well as two tiers of Asian divisions.[1][2]

1999 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Germany
DatesApril 8 to 18, 1999
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Finland

Group AEdit

First roundEdit

Group A
Teams SWE SUI CZE UKR GER GF-GA Pts.
1. Sweden 3–0 4–4 10–2 5–2 22–8 7–1
2. Switzerland 0–3 3–2 4–1 3–0 10–6 6–2
3. Czech Republic 4–4 2–3 4–2 6–1 16–10 5–3
4.Ukraine 2–10 1–4 1–6 4–0 8–20 2–6
5.Germany 2–5 0–3 2–4 0–4 4–16 0–8
Group B
Teams FIN SVK RUS USA NOR GF-GA Pts.
1. Finland 3–2 3–1 5–0 10–2 21–5 8–0
2. Slovakia 2–3 3–2 6–5 7–0 18–10 6–2
3. Russia 1–3 2–3 2–1 8–2 13–9 4–4
4. USA 0–5 5–6 1–2 10–2 16–15 2–6
5.Norway 2–10 0–7 2–8 2–10 4–35 0–8

7-10 placeEdit

Teams USA UKR GER NOR GF-GA Pts.
1. USA 6–0 6–0 (10–2) 22–2 6–0
2. Ukraine 0–6 (4–0) 3–0 7–6 4–2
3. Germany 0–6 (0–4) 4–2 4–12 2–4
4. Norway (2–10) 0–3 2–4 4–17 0–6

1-6 placeEdit

Teams FIN SWE SVK SUI CZE RUS GF-GA Pts.
1. Finland 2–2 (3–2) 1–6 3–1 (3–1) 12–12 7–3
2. Sweden 2–2 4–1 (3–0) (4–4) 2–3 15–10 6–4
3. Slovakia (2–3) 1–4 6–3 1–0 (3–2) 13–12 6–4
4. Switzerland 6–1 (0–3) 3–6 (3–2) 4–1 16–13 6–4
5. Czech Republic 1–3 (4–4) 0–1 (2–3) 5–2 12–13 3–7
6. Russia (1–3) 3–2 (2–3) 1–4 2–5 9–17 2–8

Final standingsEdit

1.   Finland
2.   Sweden
3.   Slovakia
4.   Switzerland
5.   Czech Republic
6.   Russia
7.   United States
8.   Ukraine
9.   Germany
10.   Norway

Norway was relegated to Group B for 2000.

Group BEdit

Group A
Teams BLR DAN ITA GBR Tore Pkt.
1. Belarus 10–4 5–1 8–1 23–6 6–0
2. Denmark 4–10 4–4 8–2 16–16 3–3
3. Italy 1–5 4–4 6–2 11–11 3–3
4. Great Britain 1–8 2–6 2–8 5–22 0–6
Group B
Teams AUT POL FRA HUN Tore Pkt.
1. Austria 6–0 3–3 14–2 23–5 5–1
2. Poland 0–6 5–3 8–2 13–11 4–2
3. France 3–3 3–5 9–2 15–10 3–3
4. Hungary 2–14 2–8 2–9 6–31 0–6

Final-roundEdit

5th-8th place
Teams ITA FRA HUN GBR Tore Pkt.
1. Italy 4–1 7–1 (6–2) 17–4 6–0
2. France 1–4 (9–2) 5–1 15–7 4–2
3. Hungary 1–7 (2–9) 4–3 7–19 2–4
4. Great Britain (2–6) 1–5 3–4 6–15 0–6
Final round
Teams BLR AUT POL DAN Tore Pkt.
1. Belarus 2–2 3–3 (10–4) 15–9 4–2
2. Austria 2–2 (6–0) 3–5 11–7 3–3
3. Poland 3–3 (0–6) 3–2 6–11 3–3
4. Denmark (4–10) 5–3 2–3 11–16 2–4

Final rankingEdit

RF Team
1 Belarus
2 Austria
3 Poland
4 Denmark
5 Italy
6 France
7 Hungary
8 Great Britain

Belarus was promoted to Group A, and both Hungary and Great Britain were relegated to the European Division I, for 2000.

European Championships Division IEdit

First roundEdit

Group A
Teams LAT EST ROM YUG Tore Pkt.
1.   Latvia 6–2 11–2 24–1 41–5 6–0
2.   Estonia 2–6 9–1 10–1 21–8 4–2
3.   Romania 2–11 1–9 8–3 11–23 2–4
4.   FR Yugoslavia 1–24 1–10 3–8 5–42 0–6
Group B
Teams SLO LTU KAZ CRO Tore Pkt.
1.   Slovenia 6–4 6–2 10–3 22–9 6–0
2.   Lithuania 4–6 5–0 4–3 13–9 4–2
3.   Kazakhstan 2–6 0–5 10–2 12–13 2–4
4.   Croatia 3–10 3–4 2–10 8–24 0–6

Placing roundEdit

7th place
20. January 1999 Bucharest   Croatia   FR Yugoslavia 14–2 (3–2,4–0,7–0)
5th place
20. January 1999 Bucharest   Romania   Kazakhstan 0–15 (0–4,0–7,0–4)
3rd place
20. January 1999 Bucharest   Lithuania   Estonia 10–1 (2–1,5–0,3–0)
Final
20. January 1999 Bucharest   Latvia   Slovenia 5–1 (2–0,2–1,1–0)

Latvia was promoted to Group B, and both Croatia and Yugoslavia were relegated to the European Division II, for 2000.

European Championships Division IIEdit

First roundEdit

Group A
Teams NED ISR BUL IRL Tore Pkt.
1.   Netherlands 10–2 12–0 42–0 64–2 6–0
2.   Israel 2–10 8–3 19–1 29–14 4–2
3.   Bulgaria 0–12 3–8 9–2 12–22 2–4
4.   Ireland 0–42 1–19 2–9 3–70 0–6
Group B
Teams ESP BEL LUX ISL Tore Pkt.
1.   Spain 5–2 8–1 10–1 23–4 6–0
2.   Belgium 2–5 8–1 10–0 20–6 4–2
3.   Luxembourg 1–8 1–8 2–0 4–16 2–4
4.   Iceland 1–10 0–10 0–2 1–22 0–6

Placing roundEdit

5th-8th place
Teams LUX BUL ISL IRL Tore Pkt.
1.   Luxembourg 4–5 (2–0) 11–0 17–5 4–2
2.   Bulgaria 5–4 5–6 (9–2) 19–12 4–2
3.   Iceland (0–2) 6–5 14–0 20–7 4–2
4.   Ireland 0–11 (2–9) 0–14 2–34 0–6
1st-4th place
Teams ESP NED BEL ISR Tore Pkt.
1.   Spain 3–3 (5–2) 11–2 19–7 5–1
2.   Netherlands 3–3 1–1 (10–2) 14–6 4–2
3.   Belgium (2–5) 1–1 14–1 17–7 3–3
4.   Israel 2–11 (2–10) 1–14 4–35 0–6

Spain was promoted to the European Division I for 2000.

Asia-Oceania Division IEdit

Teams JPN KOR CHN AUS Tore Pkt.
1.   Japan 8–4 13–1 15–0 36–5 6–0
2.   South Korea 4–8 6–3 14–0 24–11 4–2
3.   China 1–13 3–6 11–0 15–19 2–4
4.   Australia 0–15 0–14 0–11 0–40 0–6

Japan was promoted to Group B for 2000.

Asia-Oceania Division IIEdit

First RoundEdit

Teams PRK RSA NZL TPE Tore Pkt.
1.   North Korea 9–3 23–0 24–0 56–3 6–0
2.   South Africa 3–9 1–0 34–1 38–10 4–2
3.   New Zealand 0–23 0–1 20–3 20–27 2–4
4.   Chinese Taipei 0–24 1–34 3–20 4–78 0–6

Semi-FinalsEdit

  • North Korea 29 - 0 Chinese Taipei
  • South Africa 15 - 0 New Zealand

FinalsEdit

  • 3rd place: New Zealand 26 - 4 Chinese Taipei
  • 1st place: North Korea 9 - 1 South Africa

North Korea was promoted to Asia-Oceania Division I for 2000.

All-Star TeamEdit

Source: EliteProspects[3]

Preceded by
First
IIHF World U18 Championships
1999
Succeeded by
2000 World U18

ReferencesEdit

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