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The 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in České Budějovice and Plzeň, Czech Republic. The championships began on April 14, 2005 and finished on April 24, 2005. Games were played at Budvar Arena in České Budějovice and ČEZ Aréna in Plzeň. The United States of America defeated Canada 5–1 in the final to claim the gold medal, while the Sweden defeated Czech Republic 4–2 to capture the bronze medal.

2005 IIHF World U18 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
DatesApril 14–24, 2005
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored180 (5.81 per match)
Attendance71,936 (2,321 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Phil Kessel (16 points)
2004
2006

Contents

Championship resultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Canada 4 3 1 0 24 7 6
  Sweden 4 3 1 0 9 6 6
  Russia 4 3 1 0 19 12 6
  Germany 4 1 3 0 10 18 2
  Denmark 4 0 4 0 4 23 0

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  United States 4 4 0 0 17 5 8
  Czech Republic 4 3 1 0 16 6 6
  Slovakia 4 2 2 0 6 9 4
  Finland 4 1 3 0 6 13 2
   Switzerland 4 0 4 0 4 16 0

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Finland 3 3 0 0 10 5 6
  Germany 3 2 1 0 7 5 4
   Switzerland 3 1 2 0 5 7 2
  Denmark 3 0 3 0 5 10 0

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

Final roundEdit

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      B1   United States 6  
  A2   Sweden 5     QF1   Sweden 2    
  B3   Slovakia 3         SF1   United States 5
      SF2   Canada 1
      A1   Canada 3    
  B2   Czech Republic 5     QF2   Czech Republic 2  
  A3   Russia 1  

  Sweden beat   Czech Republic for the bronze medal 4–2.
  Russia beat   Slovakia for 5th place 5–2.

Final standingsEdit

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

   Switzerland and   Denmark are relegated to Division I for the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Phil Kessel   United States 6 9 7 16 2
Nathan Gerbe   United States 6 4 4 8 14
Ilya Zubov   Russia 6 3 5 8 6
Alexey Sopin   Russia 6 6 1 7 2
Peter Mueller   United States 6 4 3 7 20
Vyacheslav Buravchikov   Russia 6 3 4 7 4
Juraj Mikus   Slovakia 6 0 7 7 12
Martin Hanzal   Czech Republic 7 4 3 7 10
Nicklas Bergfors   Sweden 7 6 0 6 0
Devin Setoguchi   Canada 6 4 2 6 6
David Kveton   Czech Republic 7 4 2 6 4
Tomáš Káňa   Czech Republic 7 2 4 6 8

Goaltending leadersEdit

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Pier-Olivier Pelletier   Canada 120:00 2 .959 1.00 0
Jeff Frazee   United States 360:00 8 .959 1.33 1
Jhonas Enroth   Sweden 141:08 4 .942 1.70 0
Ondřej Pavelec   Czech Republic 380:51 13 .932 2.05 1
Juha Toivonen   Finland 79:59 3 .875 2.25 0

Division IEdit

Division I consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 3 and 9 April 2005 in Maribor, Slovenia and the Group B tournament was held between 2 and 8 April 2005 in Sosnowiec, Poland. Belarus and Norway won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Great Britain finished last in Group A and Italy last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2006.[1][2]

Final standings

Division IIEdit

Division II consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 14 and 20 March 2005 in Kohtla-Järve, Estonia and the Group B tournament was held between 21 and 27 March 2005 in Bucharest, Romania. South Korea and Hungary won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships. While South Africa finished last in Group A and Romania last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2006.[3][4]

Final standings

Division IIIEdit

The Division III tournament was held between 7 and 13 March 2005 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Australia and Belgium finished first and second respectively and both gained promotion to Division II for the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5]

Final standings
  1.   Australiapromoted to Division II for 2006
  2.   Belgiumpromoted to Division II for 2006
  3.   Israel
  4.   New Zealand
  5.   Turkey
  6.   Bulgaria

Division III QualificationEdit

The Division III Qualification tournament was held between 18 and 20 February 2005 in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey won the tournament and qualified for the Division III tournament after winning both of their games against Armenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.[6]

Final standings
  1.   Turkeyqualified for the 2005 Division III tournament
  2.   Bosnia and Herzegovina
  3.   Armenia

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
  2. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-12-29.
  3. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  4. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-25.
  5. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
  6. ^ "2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2012-04-21.

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