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The 2009 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead, Minnesota, United States. The championships ran from April 9 to April 19, 2009.[1] Games were played at the Urban Plains Center in Fargo and the Moorhead Sports Center in Moorhead. Fargo-Moorhead defeated Providence, Rhode Island and St. Cloud, Minnesota for the rights to host the event.[1]

2009 IIHF World U18 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country United States
DatesApril 9–19, 2009
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (4th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored252 (8.13 per match)
Attendance44,779 (1,444 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Toni Rajala (19 points)
2008
2010

The United States, as the host country, won their third gold medal in five years, defeating Russia 5–0 in the final. Finland rounded out the podium with a 5–4 shootout win over Canada in the bronze medal game.

Contents

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary RoundEdit

     1st place: Team qualifies to Semifinals
     2nd-3rd place: Teams qualify to Quarterfinals
     4th-5th place: Teams play in Relegation Round

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
  Canada 4 4 0 0 0 27 8 +19 12
  Sweden 4 3 0 0 1 25 8 +17 9
  Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 12 17 −5 3
   Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 11 28 –17 3
  Germany 4 1 0 0 3 13 27 −14 3
April 9, 2009
16:00
Czech Republic  0 – 7
(0–3, 0–3, 0–1)
  SwedenMoorhead Sports Center
April 9, 2009
16:30
Germany  2 – 11
(1–1, 0–7, 1–3)
  CanadaUrban Plains Center
April 10, 2009
19:30
Switzerland   2 – 4
(0–0, 2–4, 0–0)
  Czech RepublicMoorhead Sports Center
April 11, 2009
16:00
Sweden  6 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  GermanyMoorhead Sports Center
April 11, 2009
16:00
Canada  8 – 1
(2–1, 3–0, 3–0)
   SwitzerlandUrban Plains Center
April 12, 2009
17:00
Germany  4 – 3
(2–0, 1–1, 1–2)
  Czech RepublicMoorhead Sports Center
April 13, 2009
16:00
Sweden  11 – 0
(3–0, 5–0, 3–0)
   SwitzerlandMoorhead Sports Center
April 13, 2009
16:00
Czech Republic  1 – 8
(1–4, 0–1, 0–3)
  CanadaUrban Plains Center
April 14, 2009
16:00
Switzerland   8 – 3
(1–0, 4–2, 3–1)
  GermanyMoorhead Sports Center
April 14, 2009
16:00
Canada  4 – 3
(2–0, 1–2, 1–1)
  SwedenUrban Plains Center

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
  Finland 4 3 0 0 1 27 9 +18 9
  United States 4 3 0 0 1 29 9 +20 9
  Russia 4 3 0 0 1 25 15 +10 9
  Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 7 28 −21 3
  Norway 4 0 0 0 4 4 31 −27 0
April 9, 2009
19:30
Finland  6 – 4
(2–2, 3–2, 1–0)
  RussiaMoorhead Sports Center
April 9, 2009
20:00
Norway  0 – 8
(0–2, 0–3, 0–3)
  United StatesUrban Plains Center
April 10, 2009
19:30
Slovakia  3 – 2
(0–0, 0–0, 3–2)
  NorwayUrban Plains Center
April 11, 2009
19:30
Russia  7 – 1
(1–0, 4–1, 2–0)
  SlovakiaMoorhead Sports Center
April 11, 2009
19:30
United States  4 – 3
(2–0, 2–0, 0–3)
  FinlandUrban Plains Center
April 12, 2009
17:00
Norway  1 – 8
(0-4, 0-1, 1-3)
  RussiaUrban Plains Center
April 13, 2009
19:30
Finland  10 – 1
(3-0, 6-1, 1-0)
  NorwayMoorhead Sports Center
April 13, 2009
19:30
United States  12 – 0
(3-0, 4-0, 5-0)
  SlovakiaUrban Plains Center
April 14, 2009
19:30
Slovakia  0 – 7
(0-3, 0-2, 0-2)
  FinlandMoorhead Sports Center
April 14, 2009
19:30
Russia  6 – 5
(0-2, 3-1, 3-2)
  United StatesUrban Plains Center

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
  Slovakia 3 2 0 1 0 13 9 +4 7
   Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 17 10 +7 6
  Norway 3 1 0 0 2 10 14 −4 3
  Germany 3 0 1 0 2 10 17 −7 2

ResultsEdit

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

April 16, 2009
19:30
Switzerland   7 – 3
(3–1, 4–1, 0–1)
  NorwayMoorhead Sports Center
April 17, 2009
19:30
Slovakia  4 – 5 PS
(0-2, 1-2, 3-0 – 0-0, 0-1)
  GermanyMoorhead Sports Center
April 18, 2009
16:00
Switzerland   3 – 4
(1-0, 2-2, 0-2)
  SlovakiaMoorhead Sports Center
April 18, 2009
19:30
Germany  3 – 5
(1-1, 1-2, 1-2
  NorwayMoorhead Sports Center

Final roundEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Finland 3  
  A2   Sweden 1     B3   Russia 4    
  B3   Russia 2         B2   United States 5
      B3   Russia 1
      A1   Canada 1    
  B2   United States 8     B2   United States 2   Third place
  A3   Czech Republic 0   A1   Canada 4
  B1   Finland 5

QuarterfinalsEdit

April 16, 2009
16:00
Sweden  1 – 2
(1–0, 0–0, 0–2)
  RussiaUrban Plains Center
April 16, 2009
19:30
United States  8 – 0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
  Czech RepublicUrban Plains Center

SemifinalsEdit

April 17, 2009
16:00
Finland  3 – 4 GWS
(0–0, 0–2, 3–1, 0-1)
  RussiaUrban Plains Center
April 17, 2009
19:30
Canada  1 – 2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
  United StatesUrban Plains Center

Fifth place gameEdit

April 18, 2009
19:30
Sweden  6 – 1
(2–0, 3–0, 1–1)
  Czech RepublicUrban Plains Center

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 19, 2009
15:00
Canada  4 – 5 PS
(3–1, 1–1, 0–2, 0-0, 0-1)
  FinlandUrban Plains Center

Gold medal gameEdit

April 19, 2009
19:00
United States  5 – 0
(2–0, 1–0, 2–0)
  RussiaUrban Plains Center

Final standingsEdit

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

  Norway and   Germany are relegated to Division I for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Leading scorersEdit

Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Toni Rajala   Finland 6 10 9 19 +10 6
Vladimir Tarasenko   Russia 7 8 7 15 +7 6
Teemu Pulkkinen   Finland 6 7 6 13 +9 4
Yevgeni Kuznetsov   Russia 7 6 7 13 +7 10
Jerry D'Amigo   United States 7 4 9 13 +5 8
Mikael Granlund   Finland 6 2 11 13 +9 0
Magnus Paajarvi Svensson   Sweden 6 6 6 12 +6 0
Alexander Burmistrov   Russia 7 4 7 11 +7 6
Kirill Kabanov   Russia 7 4 7 11 +5 18
Jeremy Morin   United States 7 6 4 10 +6 8

Top goaltendersEdit

Player Country GP Min GAA SV% SO
Jack Campbell   United States 5 240:58 0.75 .967 2
Michael Zador   Canada 6 371:10 2.42 .931 0
Igor Bobkov   Russia 6 360:00 3.33 .927 1
Robin Lehner   Sweden 4 235:42 2.80 .916 1
Joni Ortio   Finland 5 308:55 2.91 .903 1

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. Group A was played in Minsk, Belarus between April 6 and April 12, 2009. Group B was played in Asiago, Italy between March 29 and April 5, 2009.[2]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Belarus 5 4 1 0 0 23 6 +17 14
  Poland 5 2 2 0 1 25 13 +12 10
  Hungary 5 3 0 1 1 19 18 +1 10
  Kazakhstan 5 2 0 1 2 16 21 −5 7
  Lithuania 5 1 0 1 3 13 16 −3 4
  Ukraine 5 0 0 0 5 7 29 −22 0

  Belarus is promoted to Top Division for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.
  Ukraine is relegated to Division II for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Latvia 5 4 0 0 1 18 10 +8 12
  Denmark 5 3 0 1 1 15 7 +8 10
  Austria 5 2 1 0 1 21 20 +1 10
  France 5 1 1 1 2 15 17 −2 6
  Japan 5 0 2 1 2 13 16 −3 5
  Italy 5 0 0 2 3 8 20 −12 2

  Latvia is promoted to Top Division for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.
  Italy is relegated to Division II for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division IIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played in Maribor, Slovenia between March 22 and March 28, 2009. Group B was played in Narva, Estonia between March 16 and March 22, 2009:[2]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  South Korea 5 5 0 0 0 30 4 26 15
  Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 42 5 37 12
  Romania 5 3 0 0 2 23 20 3 9
  Croatia 5 2 0 0 3 23 27 -4 6
  Spain 5 1 0 0 4 12 27 -15 3
  Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 3 50 -47 0

  South Korea is promoted to Division I for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.
  Mexico is relegated to Division III for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD PTS
  Great Britain 5 5 0 0 0 46 11 35 15
  Estonia 5 3 1 0 1 22 14 8 11
  Belgium 5 1 2 1 1 23 19 4 8
  Netherlands 5 2 0 1 2 34 22 12 7
  Serbia 5 1 0 1 3 16 35 -19 4
  China 5 0 0 0 5 9 49 -40 0

  Great Britain is promoted to Division I for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.
  China is relegated to Division III for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division IIIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament. Group A was played in Taipei, Chinese Taipei (Republic of China) between February 27 and March 5, 2009. Group B was played in Erzurum, Turkey between March 9 and March 15, 2009:[2]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Australia 4 4 0 0 0 63 3 60 12
  New Zealand 4 3 0 0 1 28 12 16 9
  Chinese Taipei 4 2 0 0 2 28 14 14 6
  South Africa 4 1 0 0 3 19 32 -13 3
  Mongolia 4 0 0 0 4 4 81 -77 0

  Australia is promoted to Division II for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Iceland 3 3 0 0 0 48 1 47 9
  Turkey 3 2 0 0 1 25 26 -1 6
  Ireland 3 1 0 0 2 9 39 -30 3
  Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 8 24 -16 0
  Semifinals     Final
                 
  1   Iceland 15  
  4   Bulgaria 2    
      1   Iceland 8
      2   Turkey 2
  2   Turkey 9    
  4   Ireland 3   Third place
 
4   Bulgaria 3
  3   Ireland 6

  Iceland is promoted to Division II for the 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2009 IIHF Under-18 Worlds hosts named" (Press release). USA Hockey. 13 February 2008. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2008-02-28.
  2. ^ a b c 2009 World Championship Program iihf.com. Retrieved on June 4, 2008.

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