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The 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Kazan, Russia. The championships began on April 13, 2008, and finished on April 24, 2008. Games were played at TatNeft Arena and Arena Kazan in Kazan. Canada defeated Russia 8–0 in the final to claim the gold medal, while the United States defeated Sweden 6–3 to capture the bronze medal.

2008 IIHF World U18 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Russia
DatesApril 13–24, 2008
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored221 (7.13 per match)
Attendance66,739 (2,153 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Cody Hodgson (12 points)
MVPCanada Jake Allen
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2009

Championship resultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Russia 4 4 0 0 0 26 9 12
  Canada 4 3 0 0 1 21 7 9
  Germany 4 1 1 0 2 13 19 5
  Slovakia 4 1 0 1 2 13 19 4
  Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 4 23 0
ResultsEdit
April 13, 2008  Canada9–2  GermanyTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 1,100
April 13, 2008  Slovakia4–6  RussiaTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 7,400
April 14, 2008  Slovakia5–2  DenmarkTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 700
April 14, 2008  Germany2–6  RussiaTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 5,600
April 15, 2008  Denmark1–4  CanadaTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 1,100
April 16, 2008  Germany5–4 (SO)  SlovakiaTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 600
April 16, 2008  Russia4–2  CanadaTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 10,000
April 17, 2008  Denmark0–4  GermanyTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 500
April 18, 2008  Canada6–0  SlovakiaTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 1,000
April 18, 2008  Russia10–1  DenmarkTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 6,400

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 23 9 12
  United States 4 3 0 0 1 20 12 9
  Finland 4 2 0 0 2 15 15 6
   Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 9 21 3
  Belarus 4 0 0 0 4 9 19 0
ResultsEdit
April 13, 2008  Sweden6–2  BelarusArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 650
April 13, 2008   Switzerland2–7  United StatesArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 630
April 14, 2008  Belarus2–5  United StatesArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 700
April 14, 2008   Switzerland3–5  FinlandArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 650
April 15, 2008  Finland3–5  SwedenArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 860
April 16, 2008  Belarus2–4   SwitzerlandArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 300
April 16, 2008  United States4–5  SwedenArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 550
April 17, 2008  Finland4–3  BelarusArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 639
April 18, 2008  Sweden7–0   SwitzerlandArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 300
April 18, 2008  United States4–3  FinlandArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 770

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Slovakia 3 3 0 0 0 14 5 9
   Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 12 6 6
  Belarus 3 1 0 0 2 9 12 3
  Denmark 3 0 0 0 3 5 17 0

ResultsEdit

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

April 20, 2008  Belarus1–6  SlovakiaArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 125
April 20, 2008   Switzerland6–1  DenmarkArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 195
April 21, 2008  Denmark2–6  BelarusArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 200
April 21, 2008  Slovakia3–2   SwitzerlandArena Kazan, Kazan
Attendance: 120

Final roundEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Sweden 2  
  A2   Canada 2     A2   Canada 3    
  B3   Finland 1         A2   Canada 8
      A1   Russia 0
      A1   Russia 3    
  B2   United States 4     B2   United States 1   Third place
  A3   Germany 1   B1   Sweden 3
  B2   United States 6

QuarterfinalsEdit

April 20, 2008  Canada2–1  FinlandTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 1,600
April 20, 2008  United States4–1  GermanyTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 1,700

SemifinalsEdit

April 21, 2008  Sweden2–3  CanadaTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 1,500
April 21, 2008  Russia3–1  United StatesTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 9,500

Fifth place gameEdit

April 22, 2008  Finland3–4  GermanyTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 350

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 23, 2008  Sweden3–6  United StatesTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 1,100

Gold medal gameEdit

April 23, 2008  Canada8–0  RussiaTatneft Arena, Kazan
Attendance: 10,000

Final standingsEdit

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

  Belarus and   Denmark are relegated to Division I for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Cody Hodgson   Canada 7 2 10 12 8
Igor Revenko   Belarus 6 3 8 11 6
Richard Pánik   Slovakia 6 4 6 10 0
Jordan Eberle   Canada 7 4 6 10 0
Taylor Hall   Canada 7 4 5 9 4
Nikita Filatov   Russia 6 3 6 9 29
Alexander Fomin   Belarus 6 6 2 8 0
Jeremy Morin   United States 7 6 2 8 6
Matt Duchene   Canada 7 5 3 8 6
André Petersson   Sweden 6 4 4 8 2
Mattias Tedenby   Sweden 5 4 4 8 35
Andrei Loktionov   Russia 6 3 5 8 29
Robbie Czarnik   United States 7 3 5 8 10

Goaltending leadersEdit

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Jake Allen   Canada 420:00 10 .948 1.43 2
Brandon Maxwell   United States 298:23 11 .926 2.21 0
Danila Alistratov   Russia 144:05 7 .870 2.91 0
Marek Čiliak   Slovakia 180:00 9 .906 3.00 0
Jacob Markström   Sweden 355:09 18 .863 3.04 1

Tournament awardsEdit

All-Star teamEdit

Best playersEdit

MVPEdit

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

The following teams took part in Group A of the Division I tournament, which was played in Toruń, Poland from April 2 through April 8, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Czech Republic 5 5 0 0 0 36 5 15
  Kazakhstan 5 3 0 0 2 19 13 9
  Lithuania 5 2 0 0 3 13 26 6
  Poland 5 2 0 0 3 7 18 6
  Ukraine 5 2 0 0 3 8 12 6
  Slovenia 5 1 0 0 4 15 24 3

  Czech Republic is promoted to the Championship tournament and   Slovenia is relegated to Division II for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

ResultsEdit

Team   Czech Republic   Kazakhstan   Lithuania   Poland   Slovenia   Ukraine
  Czech Republic   7 - 0 7 - 1 9 - 0 8 - 2 5 - 2
  Kazakhstan 0 - 7   9 - 0 1 - 4 7 - 2 2 - 0
  Lithuania 1 - 7 0 - 9   2 - 3 6 - 5 4 - 2
  Poland 0 - 9 4 - 1 3 - 2   0 - 5 0 - 1
  Slovenia 2 - 8 2 - 7 5 - 6 5 - 0   1 - 3
  Ukraine 2 - 5 0 - 2 2 - 4 1 - 0 3 - 1  

Group BEdit

The following teams will take part in Group B of the Division I tournament, which will be played in Riga, Latvia from April 2 through April 8, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Norway 5 5 0 0 0 15 3 15
  Latvia 5 4 0 0 1 21 2 12
  Austria 5 2 1 0 2 11 6 8
  Italy 5 2 0 1 2 17 10 7
  Japan 5 1 0 0 4 12 26 3
  Netherlands 5 0 0 0 5 4 33 0

  Norway is promoted to the Championship tournament and   Netherlands is relegated to Division II for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

ResultsEdit

Team   Austria   Italy   Japan   Latvia   Netherlands   Norway
  Austria   2 - 1 (OT) 6 - 1 0 - 2 2 - 0 1 - 2
  Italy 1 - 2 (OT)   4 - 3 1 - 3 10 - 0 1 - 2
  Japan 1 - 6 3 - 4   0 - 9 7 - 4 1 - 3
  Latvia 2 - 0 3 - 1 9 - 0   7 - 0 0 - 1
  Netherlands 0 - 2 0 - 10 4 - 7 0 - 7   0 - 7
  Norway 2 - 1 2 - 1 3 - 1 1 - 0 7 - 0  

Division IIEdit

Group AEdit

The following teams took part in Group A of the Division II tournament, which was played in Meribel and Courchevel, France from March 30 through April 5, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  France 5 5 0 0 0 53 4 15
  South Korea 5 3 1 0 1 31 9 11
  Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 32 24 9
  Belgium 5 2 0 1 2 14 30 7
  China 5 1 0 0 4 14 52 3
  Australia 5 0 0 0 5 8 33 0

  France is promoted to Division I and   Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

ResultsEdit

Team   Australia   Belgium   China   Croatia   France   South Korea
  Australia   1 - 2 4 - 5 1 - 6 2 - 10 0 - 10
  Belgium 2 - 1   5 - 4 4 - 5 0 - 16 3 - 4 (OT)
  China 5 - 4 4 - 5   5 - 17 0 - 16 0 - 10
  Croatia 6 - 1 5 - 4 17 - 5   1 - 8 3 - 6
  France 10 - 2 16 - 0 16 - 0 8 - 1   3 - 1
  South Korea 10 - 0 4 - 3 (OT) 10 - 0 6 - 3 1 - 3  

Group BEdit

The following teams took part in Group B of the Division II tournament, which was played in Tallinn, Estonia at Arena Premia from March 23 through March 29, 2008.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Hungary 5 4 0 0 1 37 12 12
  Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 27 11 12
  Estonia 5 3 0 0 2 20 14 9
  Romania 5 2 0 0 3 32 21 6
  Spain 5 2 0 0 3 20 21 6
  Israel 5 0 0 0 5 11 68 0

  Hungary is promoted to Division I and   Israel is relegated to Division III for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.

ResultsEdit

Team   Spain   Estonia   Great Britain   Hungary   Israel   Romania
  Spain   1 - 2 2 - 4 4 - 3 12 - 4 1 - 8
  Estonia 2 - 1   3 - 5 2 - 3 10 - 3 3 - 2
  Great Britain 4 - 2 5 - 3   1 - 3 12 - 0 5 - 3
  Hungary 3 - 4 3 - 2 3 - 1   19 - 1 9 - 4
  Israel 4 - 12 3 - 10 0 - 12 1 - 19   3 - 15
  Romania 8 - 1 2 - 3 3 - 5 4 - 9 15 - 3  

Division IIIEdit

Division III consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 2 and 8 March 2008 in Mexico City, Mexico and the Group B tournament was held between 3 and 9 March 2008 in İzmit, Turkey. Mexico and Serbia won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division II for the 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1][2]

Final standings

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group A". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04.
  2. ^ "2008 IIHF World U18 Championship Div. III Group B". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2013-01-04.

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