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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
DatesApril 8–18, 2004
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Russia (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored186 (6 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Lauri Korpikoski (11 points)
Finland Lauri Tukonen (11 points)
Finland Petteri Nokelainen (11 points)
Russia Roman Voloshenko (11 points)
2003
2005

Championship resultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  United States 4 4 0 0 22 5 8
  Canada 4 3 1 0 15 5 6
  Sweden 4 2 2 0 8 12 4
  Denmark 4 1 3 0 8 10 2
  Belarus 4 0 4 0 3 24 0

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Russia 4 2 0 2 16 9 6
  Czech Republic 4 1 0 3 10 3 5
  Slovakia 4 1 0 3 13 7 5
  Finland 4 1 1 2 14 8 4
  Norway 4 0 4 0 6 32 0

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Finland 3 3 0 0 18 3 4
  Denmark 3 2 1 0 12 9 2
  Belarus 3 1 2 0 7 12 2
  Norway 3 0 3 0 7 20 0

Note: Matches   Finland 9–0   Norway and   Belarus 1–4   Denmark from the preliminary round (both on April 9, 2004) are included as well since these results carry forward.

Final roundEdit

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

QuarterfinalsEdit

April 15, 2004Canada  3–1  SlovakiaPalace sport, Minsk
Attendance: 3,200
April 15, 2004Czech Republic  5–1  SwedenPalace sport, Minsk
Attendance: 3,300

SemifinalsEdit

April 16, 2004United States  3–2  Czech RepublicPalace sport, Minsk
Attendance: 3,400
April 16, 2004Russia  5–2  CanadaPalace sport, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

Fifth place gameEdit

April 17, 2004Slovakia  4–5  SwedenPalace sport, Minsk
Attendance: 3,000

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 18, 2004Czech Republic  3–2  CanadaPalace sport, Minsk
Attendance: 3,500

Gold medal gameEdit

April 18, 2004United States  2–3  RussiaPalace sport, 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.

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Goaltending leadersEdit

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Karri Rämö   Finland 60:00 1 .923 1.00 0
Marek Schwarz   Czech Republic 419:21 9 .939 1.29 1
Tuukka Rask   Finland 298:42 8 .927 1.61 1
Cory Schneider   United States 350:31 10 .929 1.71 1
Justin Pogge   Canada 60:00 2 .875 2.00 0

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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