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The 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Heinola, Helsinki, and Lahti, Finland. The championships ran between April 12 and April 22, 2001. Games were played at the Heinolan Jäähalli in Heinola, the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, and the Lahden Jäähalli in Lahti. Russia defeated Switzerland 6-2 in the final to win the gold medal, with Finland defeating the Czech Republic 2-1 to capture the bronze medal.

2001 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Finland
DatesApril 12–22, 2001
Teams10
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Russia (1st title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored226 (7.29 per match)
Attendance26,594 (858 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Russia Ilya Kovalchuk (15 points)

Contents

Championship resultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Finland 4 4 0 0 17 3 8
  United States 4 3 1 0 23 7 6
   Switzerland 4 2 2 0 12 10 4
  Slovakia 4 1 3 0 14 15 2
  Ukraine 4 0 4 0 3 34 0
ResultsEdit
April 12, 2001  Ukraine2–6   SwitzerlandLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 312
April 12, 2001  Slovakia0–3  FinlandLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 846
April 13, 2001  United States11–0  UkraineLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 397
April 14, 2001   Switzerland5–2  SlovakiaLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 634
April 14, 2001  Finland4–3  United StatesLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 2,012
April 15, 2001  Ukraine0–7  FinlandLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 1,316
April 16, 2001   Switzerland1–3  United StatesLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 338
April 16, 2001  Slovakia10–1  UkraineLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 300
April 17, 2001  United States6–2  SlovakiaLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 300
April 17, 2001  Finland3–0   SwitzerlandLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 2,037

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Russia 4 3 1 0 29 11 6
  Germany 4 2 1 1 10 12 5
  Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 13 14 4
  Sweden 4 2 2 0 10 10 4
  Norway 4 0 3 1 8 23 1
ResultsEdit
April 12, 2001  Czech Republic3–8  RussiaHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 613
April 12, 2001  Norway3–4  SwedenHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 498
April 13, 2001  Germany2–2  NorwayHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 616
April 14, 2001  Sweden1–2  Czech RepublicHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 537
April 14, 2001  Russia8–3  GermanyHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 416
April 15, 2001  Norway1–10  RussiaHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 550
April 16, 2001  Sweden1–2  GermanyHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 540
April 16, 2001  Czech Republic7–2  NorwayHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 570
April 17, 2001  Russia3–4  SwedenHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 640
April 17, 2001  Germany3–1  Czech RepublicHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 525

Relegation RoundEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Sweden 3 3 0 0 18 8 6
  Slovakia 3 1 1 1 15 10 3
  Norway 3 1 1 1 12 10 3
  Ukraine 3 0 3 0 7 24 0

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

Ukraine was relegated. However with Canada entering the tournament for 2002, Ukraine was re-instated to top level as the tournament was expanded to 12 teams for a year.

ResultsEdit

April 19, 2001  Slovakia4–4  NorwayHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 340
April 19, 2001  Sweden9–4  UkraineHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 410
April 20, 2001  Sweden5–1  SlovakiaHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 325
April 20, 2001  Norway5–2  UkraineHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 300

Final roundEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Russia 8  
  A2   United States 4     QF1   Czech Republic 3    
  B3   Czech Republic 5         SF1   Russia 6
      SF2    Switzerland 2
      A1   Finland 2    
  B2   Germany 1     QF2    Switzerland 4  
  A3    Switzerland 7  

QuarterfinalsEdit

April 19, 2001  Germany1–7   SwitzerlandLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 329
April 19, 2001  United States4–5 (SO)  Czech RepublicLahden Jäähalli, Lahti
Attendance: 519

SemifinalsEdit

April 20, 2001  Russia8–3  Czech RepublicHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 2,152
April 20, 2001   Switzerland4–2  FinlandHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 2,811

Fifth place gameEdit

April 22, 2001  United States1–2  GermanyHeinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
Attendance: 335

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 22, 2001  Finland2–1  Czech RepublicHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki

Gold medal gameEdit

April 22, 2001  Russia6–2   SwitzerlandHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 5,076

Final standingsEdit

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

  Ukraine were supposed to be relegated to Division I for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships, however with the late addition of   Canada it was decided to temporarily expand the tournament to twelve teams.[1]

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Ilya Kovalchuk   Russia 6 11 4 15 26
Igor Grigorenko   Russia 6 6 4 10 8
Yuri Troubatchev   Russia 6 2 7 9 8
Tomas Jasko   Slovakia 6 4 4 8 0
Dwight Helminen   United States 6 3 5 8 0
Petr Kanko   Czech Republic 7 6 1 7 4
Joey Crabb   United States 6 5 2 7 2
Patrik Bärtschi    Switzerland 7 5 2 7 4
Alexander Perezhogin   Russia 6 4 3 7 0
Jiří Novotný   Czech Republic 6 4 3 7 2

Goaltending leadersEdit

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Tuomas Nissinen   Finland 120:00 1 .974 0.50 1
Yuri Klyuchnikov   Russia 72:47 2 .882 1.65 0
Kari Lehtonen   Finland 239:10 7 .935 1.76 2
Michal Zajkowski   Sweden 120:00 4 .944 2.00 0
Travis Weber   United States 180:00 6 .924 2.00 1

Division IEdit

First roundEdit

Group A (in Riga)
Teams BLR JPN DAN PRK Tore Pkt.
1. Belarus 3:2 11:5 9:1 23:8 6:0
2. Japan 2:3 4:2 11:2 17:7 4:2
3. Denmark 5:11 2:4 5:4 12:19 2:4
4. North Korea 1:9 2:11 4:5 7:25 0:6
Group B (in Liepaja)
Teams AUT LAT KAZ ITA Tore Pkt.
1. Austria 3:0 5:3 2:2 10:5 5:1
2. Latvia 0:3 5:5 8:1 13:9 3:3
3. Kazakhstan 3:5 5:5 4:0 12:10 3:3
4. Italy 2:2 1:8 0:4 3:14 1:5

Final roundEdit

5th-8th place
Teams KAZ ITA DAN PRK Tore Pkt.
1. Kazakhstan (4:0) 8:2 12:2 24:4 6:0
2. Italy (0:4) 6:5 5:3 11:12 4:2
3. Denmark 2:8 5:6 (5:4) 12:18 2:4
4. North Korea 2:12 3:5 (4:5) 9:22 0:6
1st-4th place
Teams BLR AUT JPN LAT Tore Pkt.
1. Belarus 4:4 (3:2) 7:3 14:9 5:1
2. Austria 4:4 3:3 (3:0) 10:7 4:2
3. Japan (2:3) 3:3 5:2 10:8 3:3
4. Latvia 3:7 (0:3) 2:5 5:15 0:6

  Belarus were promoted to the top level, and   North Korea were relegated to Division II for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division IIEdit

First roundEdit

Group A (in Kaunas)
Teams SLO POL CRO HUN Tore Pkt.
1. Slovenia 10:1 11:0 10:1 31:2 6:0
2. Poland 1:10 10:1 13:0 24:11 4:2
3. Croatia 0:11 1:10 7:6 8:27 2:4
4. Hungary 1:10 0:13 6:7 7:30 0:6
Group B (in Elektrėnai)
Teams FRA EST GBR LTU Tore Pkt.
1. France 4:4 9:0 8:0 21:4 5:1
2. Estonia 4:4 6:2 6:2 16:8 5:1
3. Great Britain 0:9 2:6 8:3 10:18 2:4
4. Lithuania 0:8 2:6 3:8 5:22 0:6

FinalsEdit

7th place
31. März 2001 Kaunas Lithuania Hungary 1:11 (0:3,1:1,0:7)
5th place
31. März 2001 Kaunas Great Britain Croatia 5:4 (0:1,1:1,4:2)
3rd place
31. März 2001 Elektrėnai Poland Estonia 4:2 (1:1,0:0,3:1)
Final
31. März 2001 Elektrėnai Slovenia France 5:2 (1:1,4:0,0:1)

  Slovenia were promoted to the Division I, and   Lithuania were relegated to Division III for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division IIIEdit

First roundEdit

Group A
Teams ROM RSA BEL YUG Tore Pkt.
1. Romania 10:0 5:2 1:0 16:2 6:0
2. South Africa 0:10 3:2 4:3 7:15 4:2
3. Belgium 2:5 2:3 4:1 8:9 2:4
4. Serbia and Montenegro 0:1 3:4 1:4 4:9 0:6
Group B
Teams NED ESP BUL ISR Tore Pkt.
1. Netherlands 11:0 14:1 10:2 35:3 6:0
2. Spain 0:11 13:2 6:3 19:16 4:2
3. Bulgaria 1:14 2:13 2:0 5:27 2:4
4. Israel 2:10 3:6 0:2 5:18 0:6

FinalEdit

7th place
11. März 2001 Sofia Serbia and Montenegro Israel 7:6 n.P. (1:2,2:3,3:1,0:0,1:0)
5th place
11. März 2001 Sofia Bulgaria Belgium 3:11 (1:2,0:4,2:5)
3rd place
11. März 2001 Sofia Spain South Africa 8:1 (4:0,2:1,2:0)
Final
11. März 2001 Sofia Netherlands Romania 4:3 (1:1,2:0,1:2)

  Netherlands were promoted to the Division II, and   Israel were relegated to Division III Qualification (which was not played, Israel returned to competition in 2003) for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.

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