2010 IIHF World U18 Championships

The 2010 IIHF World U18 Championships was the 12th edition of the IIHF World U18 Championship. The tournament was held in Minsk and Babruysk, Belarus, between April 13 and April 23, 2010.[1] Tournament games were played at the Minsk Sports Palace in Minsk and the Babruysk Arena in Babruysk.[1] The United States won the gold medal for the second consecutive year with a 3–1 victory over Sweden in the championship game.[2] The gold medal was the fifth for the United States since the tournament began in 1999; Sweden matched their best ever performance with a silver medal.

2010 IIHF World U18 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Belarus
DatesApril 13–23, 2010
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored207 (6.9 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Teemu Pulkkinen
(10 goals, 5 assists)
2009
2011

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
  Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 26 8 18 12
  United States 4 3 0 0 1 19 6 13 9
   Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 9 18 −9 6
  Canada 4 1 0 0 3 16 16 0 3
  Belarus 4 0 0 0 4 6 28 −22 0
FixturesEdit

The Group A games took place in Bobruisk, Belarus, between April 13 and April 18.

All times local.

April 13
15:00
Canada  1–3
(0–2, 1–0, 0–1)
   SwitzerlandBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 2100
April 13
19:00
Sweden  4–2
(0–1, 1–1, 3–0)
  United StatesBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 4100
April 14
15:30
Switzerland   1–5
(1–1, 0–2, 0–2)
  United StatesBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 2700
April 14
19:00
Sweden  7–0
(0–0, 5–0, 2–0)
  BelarusBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 6200
April 15
19:00
Belarus  3–11
(1–4, 2–2, 0–5)
  CanadaBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 7000
April 16
15:30
Switzerland   2–10
(0–2, 1–4, 1–4)
  SwedenBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 2000
April 16
19:00
United States  5–0
(3–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  CanadaBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 4500
April 17
19:00
Belarus  2–3
(0–2, 1–0, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 6500
April 18
15:30
Canada  4–5
(0–2, 0–2, 4–1)
  SwedenBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 3500
April 18
19:00
United States  7–1
(2–0, 3–1, 2–0)
  BelarusBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 7000

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
  Finland 4 3 1 0 0 21 11 10 11
  Russia 4 3 0 0 1 20 7 13 9
  Czech Republic 4 2 0 1 1 13 15 −2 7
  Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 10 15 −5 3
  Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 9 25 −16 0
FixturesEdit

The Group B games took place in Minsk, Belarus, between April 13 and April 18.

All times local.

April 13
15:00
Finland  7–2
(2–1, 4–1, 1–0)
  LatviaMinsk Palace
Attendance: 450
April 13
19:00
Czech Republic  1–4
(0–1, 1–1, 0–2)
  RussiaMinsk Palace
Attendance: 2300
April 14
15:30
Latvia  0–9
(0–2, 0–4, 0–3)
  RussiaMinsk Palace
Attendance: 2000
April 14
19:00
Czech Republic  4–3
(1–0, 2–0, 1–3)
  SlovakiaMinsk Palace
Attendance: 2600
April 15
19:00
Slovakia  2–5
(0–1, 2–1, 0–3)
  FinlandMinsk Palace
Attendance: 2500
April 16
15:30
Latvia  4–5
(0–1, 1–2, 3–2)
  Czech RepublicMinsk Palace
Attendance: 2500
April 17
19:00
Russia  4–5
(1–1, 0–2, 3–2)
  FinlandMinsk Palace
Attendance: 3000
April 17
19:00
Slovakia  4–3
(1–0, 2–2, 1–1)
  LatviaMinsk Palace
Attendance: 3100
April 18
15:30
Russia  3–1
(3–1, 0–0, 0–0)
  SlovakiaMinsk Palace
Attendance: 3100
April 18
19:00
Finland  4 – 3 GWS
(0–1, 1–2, 2–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicMinsk Palace
Attendance: 3000

Relegation roundEdit

     Team qualified for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championship
     Team relegated to 2011 IIHF U18 World Championship Division I
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
  Canada 3 3 0 0 0 20 6 14 9
  Slovakia 3 2 0 0 1 11 8 3 6
  Latvia 3 0 1 0 2 9 13 −4 2
  Belarus 3 0 0 1 2 8 21 −13 1

ResultsEdit

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

April 20
19:00
Slovakia  5–1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
  BelarusBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 6000
April 21
19:00
Canada  5–1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
  LatviaBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 3200
April 22
15:30
Canada  4–2
(4–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  SlovakiaBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 2000
April 22
19:00
Belarus  4–5 GWS
(1–1, 1–2, 2–1, 0–0, 0–1)
  LatviaBobruisk Arena
Attendance: 6000

Final roundEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
B1   Finland 0
A2   United States 6 A2   United States 5
B3   Czech Republic 0 A2   United States 3
A1   Sweden 1
A1   Sweden 3
B2   Russia 4 B2   Russia 1
A3    Switzerland 3 Third place
B1   Finland 5
B2   Russia 1

QuarterfinalsEdit

April 20, 2010
15:30
United States  6–0
(2–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicMinsk Palace
Attendance: 3000
April 20, 2010
19:00
Russia  4–3
(2–0, 1–0, 1–3)
   SwitzerlandMinsk Palace
Attendance: 3200

SemifinalsEdit

April 21, 2010
15:30
Finland  0–5
(0–1, 0–2, 0–2)
  United StatesMinsk Palace
Attendance: 1200
April 21, 2010
19:00
Sweden  3–1
(1–1, 0–0, 2–0)
  RussiaMinsk Palace
Attendance: 3150

Fifth place gameEdit

April 22, 2010
19:00
Czech Republic  5–6
(0–1, 4–4, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandMinsk Palace
Attendance: 2200

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 23, 2010
15:00
Finland  5–1
(0–0, 1–0, 4–1)
  RussiaMinsk Palace
Attendance: 2220

Gold medal gameEdit

April 23, 2010
19:00
United States  3–1
(1–0, 2–0, 0–1)
  SwedenMinsk Palace
Attendance: 12820

Tournament awardsEdit

Best players selected by the directorate

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
  Teemu Pulkkinen 6 10 5 15 −2 10
  Johan Larsson 5 6 8 14 +8 0
  Mikael Granlund 6 4 9 13 0 4
  Ludvig Rensfeldt 6 6 6 12 +7 4
  Evgeny Kuznetsov 7 5 7 12 +8 6
  Adam Clendening 7 3 7 10 +9 4
  Nick Shore 7 3 7 10 +7 0
  Rocco Grimaldi 7 2 8 10 +6 6
  Jordan Weal 6 3 6 9 +8 30
  Sergei Barbashev 7 2 6 8 +5 6
  Joonas Donskoi 6 1 7 8 −1 0

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
  Jack Campbell 359:39 143 5 0.83 96.50 3
  Johan Gustafsson 238:10 98 8 2.02 91.84 0
  Andrei Vasilevskiy 272:03 116 12 2.65 89.66 1
  Dominik Riecicky 359:38 190 20 3.34 89.47 0
  Calvin Pickard 313:50 141 15 2.87 89.36 0

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

Final standingsEdit

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

  Belarus and   Latvia were relegated to Division I for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division IEdit

Group A was played in Herning, Denmark, between April 12 and April 18, 2010.[3] Group B was played in Krynica-Zdrój, Poland, between April 11 and April 17, 2010.[4]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Norway* 5 4 0 0 1 33 15 18 12
  Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 34 14 20 12
  Japan 5 3 0 0 2 27 25 2 9
  France 5 3 0 0 2 21 21 0 9
  South Korea 5 0 1 0 4 18 45 −27 2
  Austria 5 0 0 1 4 12 25 −13 1

  Norway was promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
  Austria was relegated to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Germany 5 5 0 0 0 51 2 49 15
  Hungary 5 3 0 1 1 19 17 2 10
  Poland 5 3 0 0 2 21 21 0 9
  Kazakhstan 5 2 0 0 3 9 16 −7 6
  Great Britain 5 1 1 0 3 13 24 −11 5
  Lithuania 5 0 0 0 5 6 39 −33 0

  Germany was promoted to the Top Division for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
  Lithuania was relegated to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division IIEdit

Group A was played in Narva, Estonia, between March 13 and March 19, 2010.[5] Group B was played in Kiev, Ukraine, between March 22 and March 28, 2010.[6]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Italy 5 5 0 0 0 55 3 52 15
  Romania 5 3 0 1 1 22 23 −1 10
  Croatia 5 1 3 0 1 20 16 4 9
  Serbia 5 1 0 1 3 11 19 −8 4
  Estonia 5 1 0 1 3 17 32 −15 4
  Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 12 44 −32 3

  Italy was promoted to Division I for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
  Iceland was relegated to Division III for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Slovenia 5 5 0 0 0 63 4 59 15
  Ukraine 5 4 0 0 1 26 3 23 12
  Spain 5 2 1 0 2 17 22 −5 8
  Netherlands 5 2 0 1 2 14 27 −13 7
  Belgium 5 0 1 0 4 7 41 −34 2
  Australia 5 0 0 1 4 7 37 −30 1

  Slovenia was promoted to Division I for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
  Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division IIIEdit

Group A was played in Erzurum, Turkey, between March 8 and March 14, 2010.[7] Group B was played in Monterrey, Mexico, between March 14 and March 20, 2010.[8]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  China 4 4 0 0 0 53 11 42 12
  Turkey 4 2 1 0 1 33 13 20 8
  Chinese Taipei 4 2 0 0 2 30 18 12 6
  Bulgaria 4 1 0 1 2 24 22 2 4
  Mongolia 4 0 0 0 4 2 78 −76 0

  China was promoted to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 26 16 10 12
  Mexico 4 3 0 0 1 15 11 4 9
  South Africa 4 1 1 0 2 15 14 1 5
  Israel 4 1 0 1 2 21 16 5 4
  Ireland 4 0 0 0 4 6 26 −20 0

  New Zealand was promoted to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "World U18 Championship Div. I in Minsk" (Press release). BIHA. April 6, 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2009-10-20.
  2. ^ "U18: Gold again for USA". IIHF. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  3. ^ "2010 IIHF World Championship U18 Div. I Group A" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-02. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  4. ^ "2010 IIHF World Championship U18 Div. I Group B" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-03. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  5. ^ "2010 IIHF World Championship U18 Div. II Group A" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-04. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  6. ^ "2010 IIHF World Championship U18 Div. II Group B" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 June 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  7. ^ "2010 IIHF World Championship U18 Div. III Group A" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-04. Retrieved 2010-04-18.
  8. ^ "2010 IIHF World Championship U18 Div. III Group B" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-07-04. Retrieved 2010-04-18.

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