2000 IIHF World U18 Championships

The 2000 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Kloten and Weinfelden, Switzerland. The championships ran between April 14 and April 24, 2000. Games were played at Eishalle Schluefweg in Kloten and Sportanlage Güttingersreuti in Weinfelden. Finland defeated Russia 3–1 in the final to win the gold medal, while Sweden defeated Switzerland 7–1 to capture the bronze medal.

2000 IIHF World U18 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
DatesApril 14–24, 2000
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Finland (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored216 (6.97 per match)
Attendance33,988 (1,096 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Russia Yegor Shastin
(11 points)
1999
2001

Championship resultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Sweden 4 4 0 0 21 5 8
   Switzerland 4 3 1 0 18 12 6
  Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 15 12 4
  Germany 4 0 3 1 8 15 1
  Ukraine 4 0 3 1 6 24 1

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Russia 4 4 0 0 33 4 8
  Finland 4 3 1 0 19 9 6
  Slovakia 4 2 2 0 12 10 4
  United States 4 1 3 0 13 13 2
  Belarus 4 0 4 0 4 45 0

Relegation RoundEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Germany 3 2 0 1 17 5 5
  United States 3 2 1 0 16 4 4
  Ukraine 3 1 1 1 12 13 3
  Belarus 3 0 3 0 4 27 0

Note: The following matches from the preliminary round carry forward to the relegation round:

Final roundEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
B1   Russia 4
A2    Switzerland 3 A2    Switzerland 1
B3   Slovakia 0 B1   Russia 1
B2   Finland 3
A1   Sweden 2
B2   Finland 3 B2   Finland 4
A3   Czech Republic 0 Third place
A1   Sweden 7
A2    Switzerland 1

QuarterfinalsEdit

April 21, 2000Switzerland   3–0  SlovakiaEishalle Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 3,177
April 21, 2000Finland  3–0  Czech RepublicEishalle Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 968

SemifinalsEdit

April 22, 2000Sweden  2–4  FinlandEishalle Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 864
April 22, 2000Russia  4–1   SwitzerlandEishalle Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 4,131

Fifth place gameEdit

April 24, 2000Slovakia  4–3 (SO)  Czech RepublicSportanlage Güttingersreuti, Weinfelden
Attendance: 300

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 24, 2000Sweden  7–1   SwitzerlandEishalle Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 3,633

Gold medal gameEdit

April 24, 2000Russia  1–3  FinlandEishalle Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 3,288

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team
    Finland
    Russia
    Sweden
4    Switzerland
5   Slovakia
6   Czech Republic
7   Germany
8   United States
9   Ukraine
10   Belarus

  Belarus is relegated to Division I for the 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Yegor Shastin   Russia 6 7 4 11 4
Sven Helfenstein    Switzerland 7 5 6 11 2
Jens Karlsson   Sweden 6 5 4 9 20
Marian Gaborik   Slovakia 6 6 2 8 12
Tuomo Ruutu   Finland 7 6 2 8 0
Martin Samuelsson   Sweden 6 3 5 8 6
Alexandr Svitov   Russia 6 3 5 8 8
Janne Jokila   Finland 7 3 5 8 8
Pavel Vorobiev   Russia 6 2 6 8 10
Thibaut Monnet    Switzerland 7 4 3 7 6

Source: IIHF [1]

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Kari Lehtonen   Finland 307:11 9 96.30 1.76 1
Travis Weber   United States 150:39 2 96.00 0.80 1
Andrei Medvedev   Russia 180:00 4 95.60 1.33 0
Sergei Mylnikov   Russia 180:00 4 95.12 1.33 1
Henrik Lundqvist   Sweden 240:00 9 93.88 2.25 0

Source: IIHF[2]

Group BEdit

First roundEdit

Group A
Teams JPN NOR ITA DAN Tore Pkt.
1. Japan 3:2 3:3 3:0 9:5 5:1
2. Norway 2:3 8:1 9:4 19:8 4:2
3. Italy 3:3 1:8 5:4 9:15 3:3
4. Denmark 0:3 4:9 4:5 8:17 0:6
Group B
Teams AUT LAT POL FRA Tore Pkt.
1. Austria 3:3 5:4 6:1 14:8 5:1
2. Latvia 3:3 4:4 5:3 12:10 4:2
3. Poland 4:5 4:4 5:4 13:13 3:3
4. France 1:6 3:5 4:5 8:16 0:6

Final roundEdit

5th-8th place
Teams DAN ITA POL FRA Tore Pkt.
1. Denmark (4:5) 9:4 5:3 18:12 4:2
2. Italy (5:4) 2:3 4:1 11:8 4:2
3. Poland 4:9 3:2 (5:4) 12:15 4:2
4. France 3:5 1:4 (4:5) 8:14 0:6
1st-4th place
Teams NOR AUT LAT JPN Tore Pkt.
1. Norway 3:2 5:2 (2:3) 10:7 4:2
2. Austria 2:3 (3:3) 5:2 10:8 3:3
3. Latvia 2:5 (3:3) 5:2 10:10 3:3
4. Japan (3:2) 2:5 2:5 7:12 2:4

Final rankingEdit

RF Team
1 Norway
2 Austria
3 Latvia
4 Japan
5 Denmark
6 Italy
7 Poland
8 France

European Championships Division IEdit

First roundEdit

Group A
Teams EST HUN LTU ESP Tore Pkt.
1.   Estonia 6:5 7:1 8:1 21:7 6:0
2.   Hungary 5:6 9:3 10:4 24:13 4:2
3.   Lithuania 1:7 3:9 10:7 14:23 2:4
4.   Spain 1:8 4:10 7:10 12:28 0:6
Group B
Teams KAZ SLO GBR ROM Tore Pkt.
1.   Kazakhstan 6:4 8:0 18:1 32:5 6:0
2.   Slovenia 4:6 8:3 9:0 21:9 4:2
3.   United Kingdom 0:8 3:8 7:2 10:18 2:4
4.   Romania 1:18 0:9 2:7 3:34 0:6

Placing roundEdit

7th place
24. March 2000 Maribor   Romania   Spain 7:2 (2:0,4:1,1:1)
5th place
24. March 2000 Maribor   United Kingdom   Lithuania 5:4 n.P. (1:2,2:1,1:1,0:0,1:0)
3rd place
24. March 2000 Maribor   Slovenia   Hungary 13:0 (4:0,4:0,5:0)
Final
24. March 2000 Maribor   Kazakhstan   Estonia 4:2 (1:1,2:1,1:0)

European Championships Division II QualificationEdit

Group A (in Reykjavík, Iceland)Edit

26. November 1999 Reykjavík   Iceland   Ireland 13:2 (2:0,7:0,4:2)
27. November 1999 Reykjavík   Iceland   Ireland 12:3 (3:0,2:3,7:0)

Group B (in Sofia, Bulgaria)Edit

4. March 2000 Sofia   South Africa   Turkey 3:1 (0:0,1:1,2:0)

European Championships Division IIEdit

First roundEdit

Group A
Teams CRO BUL LUX Tore Pkt.
1.   Croatia 18:0 20:0 38:0 4:0
2.   Bulgaria 0:18 3:2 3:20 2:2
3.   Luxembourg 0:20 2:3 2:23 0:4
Group B
Teams YUG ISR ISL Tore Pkt.
1.   FR Yugoslavia 8:6 5:4 13:10 4:0
2.   Israel 6:8 4:2 10:10 2:2
3.   Iceland 4:5 2:4 6:9 0:4
Group C
Teams NED BEL RSA Tore Pkt.
1.   Netherlands 3:1 9:2 12:3 4:0
2.   Belgium 1:3 7:1 8:4 2:2
3.   South Africa 2:9 1:7 3:16 0:4

Placing roundEdit

7th-9th place
Teams RSA LUX ISL Tore Pkt.
1.   South Africa 3:1 3:3 6:4 3:1
2.   Luxembourg 1:3 8:5 9:8 2:2
3.   Iceland 3:3 5:8 8:11 1:3
4th-6th place
Teams BEL ISR BUL Tore Pkt.
1.   Belgium 5:3 8:0 13:3 4:0
2.   Israel 3:5 7:4 10:9 2:2
3.   Bulgaria 0:8 4:7 4:15 0:4
1st-3rd place
Teams CRO NED YUG Tore Pkt.
1.   Croatia 8:2 11:4 19:6 4:0
2.   Netherlands 2:8 8:1 10:9 2:2
3.   FR Yugoslavia 4:11 1:8 5:19 0:4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scoring Leaders" (PDF). IIHF. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Goalkeepers". IIHF.com. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

External linksEdit