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2012 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I

The 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I was an international inline hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division I tournament ran alongside the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship and took place between 1 and 7 June 2012 in Ingolstadt, Germany. The tournament was won by Slovakia who upon winning gained promotion to the 2013 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship. While Bulgaria and New Zealand were relegated after finishing last and second last respectively.

2012 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I
2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates1 June – 7 June
Teams8
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Slovakia
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Hungary
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Austria
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored264 (11.48 per match)
Attendance3,934 (171 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Slovakia Marcel Holovic
2011
2013

QualificationEdit

Six teams attempted to qualify for the two remaining spots in the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I tournament. The other six nations automatically qualified after their results from the 2011 World Championship and the 2011 Division I tournaments.[1] Two qualification tournaments were held with a place awarded to the winner of each tournament.[1] The European Qualification tournament was contested between Bulgaria, Macedonia and Turkey, with Bulgaria winning both of their games and earning a qualification spot.[2] The Rest of the World Qualification tournament was contested between Chinese Taipei, New Zealand and South Africa, with New Zealand winning promotion.[3]

European QualificationEdit

The European Qualification tournament was held at the Winter Palace in Sofia, Bulgaria from 2 September 2011 to 4 September 2011.[2] Bulgaria gained promotion to Division I after winning both of their games against Macedonia and Turkey. Turkey finished in second place after they won their other game against the Macedonian team.[2]

Qualified for Division I
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 0 37 6 +31 6
  Turkey 2 1 0 0 1 24 11 +13 3
  North Macedonia 2 0 0 0 2 4 48 –48 0

All times are local.

2 September 2011
20:00
North Macedonia  2 – 20
(0–7, 0–5, 1–3, 1–5)
  TurkeyWinter Palace
3 September 2011
18:00
Bulgaria  28 – 2
(6–1, 9–0, 4–1, 9–0)
  North MacedoniaWinter Palace
4 September 2011
14:00
Turkey  4 – 9
(0–2, 1–2, 1–2, 2–3)
  BulgariaWinter Palace

Rest of the World QualificationEdit

The Rest of the World Qualification tournament was held at the New Plymouth Rollersports Arena in New Plymouth, New Zealand from 18 November 2011 to 20 November 2011.[3] New Zealand gained promotion to Division I after winning both of their games against Chinese Taipei and South Africa. Chinese Taipei finished in second place after they won their other game against the South African team.[3]

Qualified for Division I
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  New Zealand 2 2 0 0 0 18 4 +14 6
  Chinese Taipei 2 1 0 0 1 7 16 –9 3
  South Africa 2 0 0 0 2 8 13 –5 0

All times are local.

18 November 2011
19:30
Chinese Taipei  1 – 11
(0–4, 0–3, 1–2, 0–2)
  New ZealandNew Plymouth Rollersports Arena
19 November 2011
19:30
South Africa  5 – 6
(1–1, 2–2, 1–1, 1–2)
  Chinese TaipeiNew Plymouth Rollersports Arena
20 November 2011
16:30
New Zealand  7 – 3
(1–2, 4–1, 1–0, 1–0)
  South AfricaNew Plymouth Rollersports Arena

Seeding and groupsEdit

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the final standings at the 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship and 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I. Division I's groups are named Group C and Group D while the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship use Group A and Group B, as both tournaments are held in Ingolstadt, Germany.[1] The teams were grouped accordingly by seeding at the previous year's tournament (in parenthesis is the corresponding seeding):

Preliminary roundEdit

Eight participating teams were placed in the following two groups. After playing a round-robin, every team advanced to the Playoff round.

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group CEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Slovakia 3 3 0 0 0 42 6 +36 9
  Croatia 3 2 0 0 1 23 13 +10 6
  Australia 3 1 0 0 2 17 20 –3 3
  Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 3 46 –43 0
1 June 2012
15:00
Australia  4 – 5
(2–3, 1–0, 0–1, 1–1)
  CroatiaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 93
1 June 2012
17:00
Bulgaria  0 – 21
(0–7, 0–3, 0–9, 0–2)
  SlovakiaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 108
2 June 2012
13:00
Australia  9 – 1
(0–0, 2–1, 2–0, 5–0)
  BulgariaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 50
2 June 2012
17:00
Slovakia  7 – 2
(2–1, 1–0, 2–0, 2–1)
  CroatiaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 75
3 June 2012
13:00
Croatia  16 – 2
(5–1, 2–0, 3–0, 6–1)
  BulgariaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 127
3 June 2012
17:00
Slovakia  14 – 4
(5–1, 5–0, 1–3, 3–0)
  AustraliaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 314

Group DEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Hungary 3 3 0 0 0 22 7 +15 9
  Austria 3 2 0 0 1 27 14 +13 6
  Japan 3 0 1 0 2 12 18 –6 2
  New Zealand 3 0 0 1 2 4 26 –22 1
1 June 2012
15:00
Austria  14 – 2
(3–0, 4–0, 3–1, 4–1)
  JapanSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 93
1 June 2012
19:00
New Zealand  3 – 7
(1–2, 0–2, 0–0, 2–3)
  HungarySaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 98
2 June 2012
15:00
Austria  9 – 6
(4–1, 2–0, 2–2, 1–3)
  New ZealandSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 235
2 June 2012
19:00
Hungary  9 – 0
(3–0, 2–0, 0–0, 4–0)
  JapanSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 45
3 June 2012
15:00
Japan  2 – 3
(0–1, 1–0, 1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  New ZealandSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 318
3 June 2012
19:00
Hungary  6 – 4
(0–1, 1–2, 2–0, 3–1)
  AustriaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 267

Playoff roundEdit

All eight teams advanced into the playoff round and were seeded into the quarterfinals according to their result in the preliminary round. The winning quarterfinalists advanced through to the semifinals, while the losing teams moved through to the placement round. Bulgaria and New Zealand were relegated after losing their placement round games, while Australia and Japan advanced to a 5/6 placement game with Australia defeating Japan 7–3. In the semifinals Hungary defeated Austria and Slovakia defeating Croatia, both advancing to the gold medal game. After losing the semifinals Austria and Croatia played off for the bronze medal with Austria winning in overtime. Slovakia defeated Hungary 5–4 in the gold medal game and earned promotion to the 2013 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship.[6]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
  D2   Austria 7  
C3   Australia 2  
  QF1   Hungary 5  
  QF2   Austria 2  
D1   Hungary 12 Final
  C4   Bulgaria 2  
    SF1   Hungary 4
  SF2   Slovakia 5
  C1   Slovakia 14  
D3   Japan 0  
  QF3   Slovakia 5 Bronze medal game
  QF4   Croatia 3  
C2   Croatia 5 SF1   Austria 7
  D4   New Zealand 0   SF2   Croatia 6

QuarterfinalsEdit

All times are local (UTC+2).

5 June 2012
13:00
Croatia  5 – 0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  New ZealandSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 128
5 June 2012
15:00
Austria  7 – 2
(2–1, 1–0, 1–1, 3–0)
  AustraliaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 193
5 June 2012
17:00
Slovakia  14 – 0
(0–0, 5–0, 5–0, 4–0)
  JapanSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 208
5 June 2012
19:00
Hungary  12 – 2
(1–0, 3–1, 5–0, 3–1)
  BulgariaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 231

Placement roundEdit

6 June 2012
13:00
New Zealand  2 – 3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
  JapanSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 93
6 June 2012
15:00
Australia  16 – 4
(4–2, 2–0, 6–2, 4–0)
  BulgariaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 93

5/6 placementEdit

7 June 2012
10:00
Australia  7 – 3
(1–0, 2–1, 2–1, 2–1)
  JapanSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 123

SemifinalsEdit

6 June 2012
17:00
Hungary  5 – 2
(0–1, 3–0, 0–1, 2–0)
  AustriaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 118
6 June 2012
19:00
Slovakia  5 – 3
(2–0, 0–1, 1–1, 2–1)
  CroatiaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 193

Bronze medal gameEdit

7 June 2012
12:00
Austria  7 – 6 (OT)
(1–3, 3–1, 1–1, 1–1 , 1–0)
  CroatiaSaturn Rink 2
Attendance: 331

Gold medal gameEdit

7 June 2012
14:00
Slovakia  5 – 4
(1–1, 4–1, 0–2, 0–0)
  HungarySaturn Arena
Attendance: 400

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:[8]

Rk. Team
    Slovakia
    Hungary
    Austria
4.   Croatia
5.   Australia
6.   Japan
7.   New Zealand
8.   Bulgaria

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are shown.[9]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
  Marcel Holovic 6 7 16 23 +19 0.0 F
  Filip Novak 6 12 10 22 +19 3.0 F
  Daniel Oberkofler 6 8 12 20 +11 1.5 F
  Lukas Ruzicka 6 6 14 20 +18 3.0 F
  Tomas Jasko 6 8 11 19 +17 0.0 F
  Jonathon Bremner 6 10 7 17 +6 3.0 F
  Harry Lange 6 7 9 16 +14 7.5 D
  Roman Simunek 6 7 9 16 +17 0.0 F
  Peter Sojcik 6 7 9 16 +17 4.5 F
  Arnold Feil 6 8 7 15 +12 1.5 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[10]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
  Vladimir Neumann 120:00 52 2 0.60 96.15 2
  Tamas Kiss 166:17 85 6 1.30 92.94 1
  Roman Hrusovsky 144:00 97 11 2.75 88.66 0
  Lorenz Hirn 237:50 144 19 2.88 86.81 0
  Vanja Belic 228:53 150 20 3.15 86.67 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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