2011 IIHF World U18 Championships

The 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships was held in Crimmitschau and Dresden, Germany. The championships ran from April 14–24, 2011.[1]

2011 IIHF World U18 Championship
2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country Germany
DatesApril 14–24, 2011
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored207 (6.68 per match)
Attendance47,309 (1,526 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Russia Nikita Kucherov (21 points)
2010
2012

The United States won the title for the third straight time after beating Sweden 4–3 in the final in overtime.[2]

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary RoundEdit

     1st place: Team qualified to Semifinals
     2nd–3rd place: Teams qualified to Quarterfinals
     4th–5th place: Teams played in Relegation Round

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
  United States 4 4 0 0 0 21 8 +13 12
  Russia 4 2 1 0 1 24 13 +11 8
  Germany 4 1 0 1 2 11 17 −6 4
   Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 8 16 −8 3
  Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 9 19 −10 3

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

April 14, 2011
15:30
Russia  8–2
(3–0, 2–1, 3–1)
  SlovakiaEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 1,590
April 14, 2011
19:30
Switzerland   1–2
(0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
  United StatesEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 356
April 15, 2011
15:30
Slovakia  1–8
(0–2, 0–4, 1–2)
  United StatesEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 800
April 15, 2011
19:30
Switzerland   1–4
(0–2, 1–1, 0–1)
  GermanyEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 3,053
April 16, 2011
19:30
Germany  4 – 5 GWS
(0–3, 3–0, 1–1)
( OT: 0–0 )
( SO: 0–1 )
  RussiaEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 4,060
April 17, 2011
15:30
Slovakia  2–3
(1–2, 0–0, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 624
April 17, 2011
19:30
United States  4–3
(2–0, 1–1, 1–2)
  RussiaEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 2,216
April 18, 2011
19:30
Germany  0–4
(0–2, 0–2, 0–0)
  SlovakiaEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 2,037
April 19, 2011
15:30
Russia  8–3
(4–0, 3–2, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 1,010
April 19, 2011
19:30
United States  7–3
(2–0, 4–2, 1–1)
  GermanyEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 3,743

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Diff PTS
  Sweden 4 3 0 0 1 20 8 +12 9
  Canada 4 3 0 0 1 17 8 +9 9
  Finland 4 2 0 0 2 16 15 +1 6
  Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 8 13 −5 6
  Norway 4 0 0 0 4 6 23 −17 0

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

April 14, 2011
15:30
Finland  5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
  NorwayEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 276
April 14, 2011
19:30
Czech Republic  2–1
(0–1, 0–0, 2–0)
  SwedenEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 1,548
April 15, 2011
15:30
Norway  2–10
(1–1, 0–3, 1–6)
  SwedenEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 553
April 15, 2011
19:30
Czech Republic  0–5
(0–3, 0–0, 0–2)
  CanadaEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 2,027
April 16, 2011
19:30
Canada  5–4
(1–0, 1–2, 3–2)
  FinlandEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 1,625
April 17, 2011
15:30
Norway  2–3
(1–0, 1–2, 0–1)
  Czech RepublicEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 878
April 17, 2011
19:30
Sweden  5–2
(1–1, 3–0, 1–1)
  FinlandEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 1,114
April 18, 2011
19:30
Canada  5–0
(3–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  NorwayEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 638
April 19, 2011
15:30
Finland  5–3
(0–1, 1–1, 4–1)
  Czech RepublicEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 1,048
April 19, 2011
19:30
Sweden  4–2
(0–1, 0–0, 4–1)
  CanadaEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 2,098

Relegation roundEdit

The results from matches between teams from the same group in the preliminary round were carried forward to this round.

     Team qualified for the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championship
     Team relegated to 2012 IIHF U18 World Championship Division I
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
   Switzerland 3 3 0 0 0 11 5 9
  Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 9 9 6
  Norway 3 1 0 0 2 9 9 3
  Slovakia 3 0 0 0 3 7 13 0

ScheduleEdit

All times local (CEST/UTC+2)

April 21, 2011
15:30
Switzerland   4–1
(0–0, 2–1, 2–0)
  NorwayEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 328
April 21, 2011
19:30
Czech Republic  4–3
(1–2, 1–1, 2–0)
  SlovakiaEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 728
April 23, 2011
15:30
Slovakia  2–6
(2–1, 0–3, 0–2)
  NorwayEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 255
April 23, 2011
19:30
Switzerland   4–2
(2–1, 1–0, 1–1)
  Czech RepublicEnergieVerbund Arena
Attendance: 535

Final roundEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
B1   Sweden 3
A2   Russia 5 A2   Russia 1
B3   Finland 2 B1   Sweden 3
A1   United States 4
A1   United States 5
B2   Canada 4 B2   Canada 4
A3   Germany 3 Third place
A2   Russia 6
B2   Canada 4

QuarterfinalsEdit

April 21, 2011
15:30
Russia  5–2
(1–0, 1–1, 3–1)
  FinlandEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 694
April 21, 2011
19:30
Canada  4–3
(1–2, 1–0, 2–1)
  GermanyEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 3,150

5th place gameEdit

April 23, 2011
10:30
Finland  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
  GermanyEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 915

SemifinalsEdit

April 23, 2011
14:30
Sweden  3–1
(0–1, 1–0, 2–0)
  RussiaEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 1,003
April 23, 2011
18:30
United States  5 – 4 OT
(1–1, 1–0, 2–3)
( OT: 1–0 )
  CanadaEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 1,376

Bronze medal gameEdit

April 24, 2011
14:30
Russia  6–4
(1–1, 4–2, 1–1)
  CanadaEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 2,024

FinalEdit

April 24, 2011
18:30
Sweden  3 – 4 OT
(1–1, 2–0, 0–2)
( OT: 0–1 )
  United StatesEisstadion Crimmitschau
Attendance: 5,007

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
  Nikita Kucherov 7 11 10 21 +10 6
  Mikhail Grigorenko 7 4 14 18 +10 18
  Nail Yakupov 7 6 7 13 +6 6
  Joel Armia 6 4 9 13 +2 8
  J. T. Miller 6 4 9 13 +8 6
  Ryan Murphy 7 4 9 13 +2 2
  Albert Yarullin 7 0 11 11 +12 4
  Reid Boucher 6 8 2 10 +9 8
  Ryan Murray 7 3 7 10 +1 6
  Markus Granlund 6 2 8 10 +4 6

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
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
  Andrei Vasilevski 343:30 235 15 2.62 93.62 0
  Steffen Søberg 338:46 317 22 3.90 93.06 0
  John Gibson 358:52 189 14 2.34 92.59 0
  Marvin Cupper 245:00 176 14 3.43 92.05 0
  Luca Boltshauser 332:44 198 16 2.89 91.92 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

Tournament AwardsEdit

Best players selected by the directorate
Best players of each team

Best players of each team selected by the coaches.

Team Players
  Canada Ryan Murray
Mark Scheifele
Ryan Murphy
  Czech Republic Matěj Machovský
David Musil
Lukáš Sedlák
  Finland Joel Armia
Miikka Salomäki
Olli Määttä
  Germany Marvin Cupper
Daniel Fischbuch
Tobias Rieder
  Norway Steffen Søberg
Magnus Hoff
Sebastian Weberg
  Russia Albert Yarullin
Anton Slepyshev
Bogdan Yakimov
   Switzerland Luca Boltshauser
Jan Neuenschwander
Tanner Richard
  Slovakia Vladimír Dolník
Peter Boltun
Karol Korím
  Sweden Oscar Klefbom
Victor Rask
Joachim Nermark
  United States J. T. Miller
Robbie Russo
John Gibson

Division IEdit

Group A was played in Riga, Latvia between April 11 and April 17, 2011. Group B was played in Maribor, Slovenia between April 10 and April 16, 2011. On March 29, 2011 Japan withdrew from the tournament due to the 2011 Japan earthquake.[3]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Latvia 4 4 0 0 0 21 2 +19 12
  Italy 4 3 0 0 1 16 9 +7 9
  Kazakhstan 4 1 1 0 2 12 19 −7 5
  Hungary 4 1 0 1 2 10 16 −6 4
  Great Britain 4 0 0 0 4 12 25 −13 0
promoted to Top Division relegated to Division II

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 31 10 +21 12
  Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 18 14 +4 12
  France 5 2 1 0 2 19 11 +8 8
  Belarus 5 2 0 1 2 25 13 +12 7
  Poland 5 2 0 0 3 12 20 −8 6
  South Korea 5 0 0 0 5 11 48 −37 0
promoted to Top Division relegated to Division II

Division IIEdit

Group A was played in Braşov, Romania between March 19 and March 25, 2011. Group B was played in Donetsk, Ukraine between March 27 and April 2, 2011.

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Austria 5 5 0 0 0 56 3 +53 15
  Romania 5 3 1 0 1 26 12 +14 11
  Croatia 5 3 0 1 1 28 9 +19 10
  Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 33 25 +8 6
  Serbia 5 1 0 0 4 6 43 −37 3
  New Zealand 5 0 0 0 5 1 58 −57 0
promoted to Division I relegated to Division III

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Ukraine 5 5 0 0 0 51 7 +44 15
  Netherlands 5 3 1 0 1 19 11 +8 11
  Lithuania 5 3 0 0 2 44 15 +29 9
  Spain 5 2 0 1 2 19 21 −2 7
  China 5 1 0 0 4 13 47 −34 3
  Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 8 53 −45 0
promoted to Division I relegated to Division III

Division IIIEdit

Group A was played in Taipei, Chinese Taipei between April 11 and April 17, 2011. Group B was played in Mexico City, Mexico between March 13 and March 20, 2011. Prior to the start of the tournament, the Mongolian national team announced they would withdraw, citing financial reasons. All games against them are to be counted as a forfeit, with a score of 5–0 for the opposing team. Group A played a round-robin schedule followed by a classification round.[4]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Australia 3 3 0 0 0 29 2 +27 9
  Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 16 11 +5 6
  Chinese Taipei 3 1 0 0 2 12 11 +1 3
  Turkey 3 0 0 0 3 4 37 −33 0

SemifinalsEdit

April 15, 2011Australia  12–1  Turkey
April 15, 2011Bulgaria  5–6  Chinese Taipei

Third place gameEdit

April 17, 2011Turkey  2–4  Bulgaria

Advancement GameEdit

April 24, 2011Australia  6–2  Chinese Taipei
Australia promoted to Division II

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Iceland 4 3 1 0 0 52 5 +47 11
  Mexico 4 3 0 1 0 30 8 +22 10
  South Africa 4 2 0 0 2 19 25 −6 6
  Israel 4 1 0 0 3 17 24 −7 3
  Ireland 4 0 0 0 4 3 59 −56 0
promoted to Division II

  Iceland is promoted to the Division II for the 2012 IIHF World U18 Championships.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 IIHF Championship Program" (Press release). IIHF. Archived from the original on 26 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-30.
  2. ^ "The best things in life are three". iihf.com. 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2011-06-29.
  3. ^ "Japan withdraws from events". IIHF. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
  4. ^ IIHF (2011-03-31). "Mongolia cancels trips". IIHF.com. Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. Retrieved 2011-03-31.

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