2004 IIHF World U18 Championships

The 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Minsk, Belarus. The championships began on April 8, 2004, and finished on April 18, 2004. Games were played at the Ice Palace and Palace sport in Minsk. Russia defeated the United States 3–2 in the final to claim the gold medal, while the Czech Republic defeated Canada 3–2 to capture the bronze medal.

2004 IIHF World U18 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Belarus
Dates8–18 April 2004
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Russia (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czech Republic
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored186 (6 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Lauri Korpikoski
Finland Petteri Nokelainen
Finland Lauri Tukonen
Russia Roman Voloshenko
(11 points)
2003
2005

Championship resultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 4 4 0 0 22 5 +17 8 Semifinals
2   Canada 4 3 0 1 15 5 +10 6 Quarterfinals
3   Sweden 4 2 0 2 8 12 −4 4
4   Denmark 4 1 0 3 8 10 −2 2 Relegation round
5   Belarus (H) 4 0 0 4 3 24 −21 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
8 April 2004
15:00
Denmark  2–5
(0–0, 1–3, 1–2)
  United StatesMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,200
8 April 2004
19:00
Sweden  0–5
(0–1, 0–1, 0–3)
  CanadaMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,400

9 April 2004
19:00
Belarus  1–4
(0–1, 1–2, 0–1)
  DenmarkMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

10 April 2004
15:00
United States  6–2
(3–0, 3–1, 0–1)
  SwedenMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,000
10 April 2004
19:00
Canada  7–2
(3–1, 2–1, 2–0)
  BelarusMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

11 April 2004
17:00
Denmark  1–2
(1–1, 0–1, 0–0)
  CanadaMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,150

12 April 2004
15:00
Sweden  2–1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  DenmarkMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 2,800
12 April 2004
15:00
United States  9–0
(2–0, 4–0, 3–0)
  BelarusMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

13 April 2004
15:00
Canada  1–2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
  United StatesMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,200
13 April 2004
19:00
Belarus  0–4
(0–2, 0–0, 0–2)
  SwedenMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Russia 4 2 2 0 16 9 +7 6 Semifinals
2   Czech Republic 4 1 3 0 10 3 +7 5[a] Quarterfinals
3   Slovakia 4 1 3 0 13 7 +6 5[a]
4   Finland 4 1 2 1 14 8 +6 4 Relegation round
5   Norway 4 0 0 4 6 32 −26 0
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Czech Republic 1–1 Slovakia
8 April 2004
15:00
Norway  4–8
(1–2, 1–3, 2–3)
  RussiaMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,400
8 April 2004
19:00
Czech Republic  1–1
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
  SlovakiaMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,400

9 April 2004
15:00
Finland  9–0
(1–0, 4–0, 4–0)
  NorwayMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,750

10 April 2004
15:00
Russia  1–1
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
  Czech RepublicMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,800
10 April 2004
19:00
Slovakia  2–2
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
  FinlandMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,100

11 April 2004
15:00
Norway  2–8
(0–2, 1–2, 1–4)
  SlovakiaMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,800

12 April 2004
15:00
Czech Republic  7–0
(4–0, 1–0, 2–0)
  NorwayMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,600
12 April 2004
19:00
Russia  5–2
(2–0, 0–1, 3–1)
  FinlandMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 2,000

13 April 2004
15:00
Finland  1–1
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  Czech RepublicMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,700
13 April 2004
19:00
Slovakia  2–2
(2–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  RussiaMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,750

Relegation roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7   Finland 3 3 0 0 18 3 +15 6
8   Denmark 3 2 0 1 12 9 +3 4
9   Belarus (H) 3 1 0 2 7 12 −5 2 2005 Division I
10   Norway 3 0 0 3 7 20 −13 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
15 April 2004
15:00
Denmark  7–4
(3–1, 0–1, 4–2)
  NorwayMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,500
15 April 2004
19:00
Finland  5–2
(2–1, 2–0, 1–1)
  BelarusMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,600

16 April 2004
15:00
Denmark  1–4
(1–2, 0–1, 0–1)
  FinlandMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,600
16 April 2004
19:00
Belarus  4–3
(0–1, 1–1, 3–1)
  NorwayMinsk Ice Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 1,500

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        A1   United States 3  
  B2   Czech Republic 5     B2   Czech Republic 2    
  A3   Sweden 1         A1   United States 2
      B1   Russia 3
        B1   Russia 5    
  A2   Canada 3     A2   Canada 2   Third place
  B3   Slovakia 1   B2   Czech Republic 3
  A2   Canada 2

QuarterfinalsEdit

15 April 2004
15:00
Canada  3–1
(2–0, 0–1, 1–0)
  SlovakiaMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,200
15 April 2004
19:00
Czech Republic  5–1
(1–1, 2–0, 2–0)
  SwedenMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,300

SemifinalsEdit

16 April 2004
15:00
United States  3–2
(1–0, 2–2, 0–0)
  Czech RepublicMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,400

16 April 2004
19:00
Russia  5–2
(1–0, 2–2, 0–0)
  CanadaMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

Fifth place gameEdit

17 April 2004
15:00
Slovakia  4–5
(2–2, 1–2, 1–1)
  SwedenMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,000

Bronze medal gameEdit

18 April 2004
13:00
Czech Republic  3–2
(1–0, 1–2, 1–0)
  CanadaMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

FinalEdit

18 April 2004
17:00
United States  2–3
(1–0, 0–1, 1–2)
  RussiaMinsk Sports Palace, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

Final standingsEdit

Rk. Team
    Russia
    United States
    Czech Republic
4   Canada
5   Sweden
6   Slovakia
7   Finland
8   Denmark
9   Belarus
10   Norway

  Belarus and   Norway are relegated to Division I for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Lauri Korpikoski   Finland 6 5 6 11 +7 2
1 Lauri Tukonen   Finland 6 5 6 11 +7 10
1 Petteri Nokelainen   Finland 6 5 6 11 +5 16
1 Roman Voloshenko   Russia 6 5 6 11 +6 18
5 Phil Kessel   United States 6 7 3 10 +3 6
6 Peter Regin   Denmark 6 5 4 9 +6 0
7 Roman Tománek   Slovakia 6 7 1 8 +6 6
8 Marek Zagrapan   Slovakia 6 4 4 8 +9 8
8 Evgeni Malkin   Russia 6 4 4 8 +4 31
10 Morten Madsen   Denmark 6 3 5 8 +5 2

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

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
1 Marek Schwarz   Czech Republic 419:21 9 1.29 148 93.92 1
2 Cory Schneider   United States 350:31 10 1.71 141 92.91 1
3 Tuukka Rask   Finland 298:42 8 1.61 110 92.73 1
4 Devan Dubnyk   Canada 356:50 12 2.02 145 91.72 1
5 Anton Khudobin   Russia 360:00 13 2.17 152 91.45 0

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

AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF

Division IEdit

Division I consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 27 March and 2 April 2004 in Amstetten, Austria and the Group B tournament was held between 29 March and 4 April 2004 in Asiago, Italy. Switzerland and Germany won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Romania finished last in Group A and South Korea last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2005.[1][2]

Final standings

Division IIEdit

Division II consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 28 March and 3 April 2004 in Debrecen, Hungary and the Group B tournament was held between 1 and 7 March 2004 in Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania. Ukraine and Great Britain won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Belgium finished last in Group A and Australia last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2005.[3][4]

Final standings

Division IIIEdit

The Division III tournament was held between 6 and 14 March 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mexico and South Africa finished first and second respectively and both gained promotion to Division II for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina finished sixth and seventh respectively and were relegated to the Division III Qualification tournament for 2005.[5]

Final standings
  1.   Mexicopromoted to Division II for 2005
  2.   South Africapromoted to Division II for 2005
  3.   New Zealand
  4.   Bulgaria
  5.   Israel
  6.   Turkeyrelegated to Division III Qualification for 2005
  7.   Bosnia and Herzegovinarelegated to Division III Qualification for 2005

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  2. ^ "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  3. ^ "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  4. ^ "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  5. ^ "2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-03-31.

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