2012 IIHF World Championship Division II

The 2012 IIHF World Championship Division II was an international Ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Reykjavík, Iceland from April 12–18, 2012 and Group B was contested in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 2–8, 2012.[1]

2012 IIHF World Championship
Division II
2012 IIHF World Championship Division II.png
Tournament details
Host countries Iceland
 Bulgaria
Dates12 – 18 April
2 – 8 April
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2011
2013

ParticipantsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Qualification
  Croatia Placed 2nd in Division II Group B last year.
  Estonia Placed 6th Division I Group B and was relegated in 2011.
  Iceland Host, placed 3rd in Division II Group B last year.
  New Zealand Placed 2nd in Division II Group A last year.
  Serbia Placed 3rd in Division II Group A last year.
  Spain Placed 5th Division I Group A and was relegated in 2011.

Group BEdit

Team Qualification
  Belgium Placed 4th in Division II Group A last year.
  Bulgaria Host, placed 5th in Division II Group B last year.
  China Placed 4th in Division II Group B last year.
  Israel Placed 1st in Division III last year and was promoted.
  Mexico Placed 5th in Division II Group A last year.
  South Africa Placed 2nd in Division III last year and was promoted.

Group A TournamentEdit

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division I B for 2013
Relegated to Division II B for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
  Estonia 5 5 0 0 0 39 11 +28 15
  Spain 5 4 0 0 1 21 9 +12 12
  Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 27 13 +14 9
  Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 12 19 −7 6
  Serbia 5 1 0 0 4 27 20 +7 3
  New Zealand 5 0 0 0 5 5 59 −54 0

All times are local (UTC±0).

12 April 2012
13:00
Croatia  2–3
(0–0, 1–1, 1–2)
  SpainLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 184
12 April 2012
16:30
Estonia  5–2
(1–2, 3–0, 1–0)
  SerbiaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 208
12 April 2012
20:00
Iceland  4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
  New ZealandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 522
13 April 2012
13:00
Estonia  3–2
(2–0, 0–1, 1–1)
  CroatiaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 112
13 April 2012
16:30
Spain  7–0
(1–0, 4–0, 2–0)
  New ZealandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 157
13 April 2012
20:00
Serbia  3–5
(2–2, 0–3, 1–0)
  IcelandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 850
15 April 2012
13:00
Spain  4–2
(1–2, 1–0, 2–0)
  SerbiaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 150
15 April 2012
16:30
Croatia  12–3
(3–0, 4–1, 5–2)
  New ZealandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 124
15 April 2012
20:00
Estonia  7–2
(2–1, 3–0, 2–1)
  IcelandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1160
17 April 2012
13:00
New Zealand  2–19
(0–8, 2–6, 0–5)
  EstoniaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 95
17 April 2012
16:30
Serbia  3–6
(1–2, 0–2, 2–2)
  CroatiaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 134
17 April 2012
20:00
Iceland  0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
  SpainLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 650
18 April 2012
13:00
New Zealand  0–17
(0–7, 0–6, 0–4)
  SerbiaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 234
18 April 2012
16:30
Spain  3–5
(1–2, 2–2, 0–1)
  EstoniaLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 278
18 April 2012
20:00
Croatia  5–1
(1–0, 1–0, 3–1)
  IcelandLaugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 850

StatisticsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Joel Prpic   Croatia 5 3 10 13 +6 2
2 Andrew Sertich   Croatia 5 7 5 12 +8 0
3 Aleksandr Petrov   Estonia 5 5 7 12 +8 0
4 Maksim Ivanov   Estonia 5 4 5 9 +6 12
5 Aleksei Sibirtsev   Estonia 5 5 3 8 +6 0
6 Pablo Muñoz   Spain 5 3 5 8 +5 6
6 Robert Rooba   Estonia 5 3 5 8 +5 6
8 Dmitri Rodin   Estonia 5 2 6 8 +5 10
9 Marko Kovacevic   Serbia 5 3 4 7 +2 2
9 Igor Lazic   Croatia 5 3 4 7 +4 2
9 Kenny MacAulay   Croatia 5 3 4 7 +2 0

IIHF.com[permanent dead link]

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Ander Alcaine   Spain 290:17 9 95.16 1.86 1
2 Villem-Henrik Koitmaa   Estonia 235:56 9 92.56 2.29 0
3 Mate Tomljenovic   Croatia 279:04 11 91.54 2.37 0
4 Dennis Henstrom   Iceland 299:50 18 90.22 3.60 1
5 Milan Lukovic   Serbia 289:39 20 87.34 4.14 0

IIHF.com[permanent dead link]

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF.com[permanent dead link]

Group B TournamentEdit

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division II A for 2013
Relegated to Division III for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
  Belgium 5 5 0 0 0 49 11 +38 15
  China 5 3 0 0 2 28 21 +7 9
  Bulgaria 5 2 1 0 2 21 28 −7 8
  Mexico 5 2 0 1 2 17 24 −7 7
  Israel 5 1 1 1 2 19 22 −3 6
  South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 4 32 −28 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

2 April 2012
12:00
Mexico  2–9
(0–5, 1–1, 1–3)
  BelgiumWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 65
2 April 2012
15:30
China  9–5
(3–2, 2–1, 4–2)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 152
2 April 2012
19:00
South Africa  1–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,235
3 April 2012
12:00
China  5–1
(3–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  MexicoWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 35
3 April 2012
15:30
Israel  6–2
(3–0, 2–0, 1–2)
  South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 47
3 April 2012
19:00
Belgium  14–3
(2–0, 6–0, 6–3)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,380
5 April 2012
12:00
Belgium  4–1
(1–1, 2–0, 1–0)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 38
5 April 2012
15:30
China  6–1
(2–0, 4–0, 0–1)
  South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 62
5 April 2012
19:00
Mexico  8–5
(5–0, 1–4, 2–1)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,358
6 April 2012
12:00
South Africa  0–14
(0–2, 0–6, 0–6)
  BelgiumWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 65
6 April 2012
15:30
Israel  5–4 OT
(1–2, 2–1, 1–1)
(OT: 1–0)
  MexicoWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 235
6 April 2012
19:00
Bulgaria  6–3
(0–1, 3–2, 3–0)
  ChinaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,572
8 April 2012
12:00
Mexico  2–0
(0–0, 2–0, 0–0)
  South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 103
8 April 2012
15:30
Bulgaria  3–2 GWS
(1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,526
8 April 2012
19:00
Belgium  8–5
(5–2, 2–0. 1–3)
  ChinaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 537

StatisticsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Olivier Roland   Belgium 5 10 12 22 +22 4
2 Mitch Morgan   Belgium 5 6 15 21 +20 2
3 Vincent Morgan   Belgium 5 10 8 18 +21 0
4 Eliezer Sherbatov   Israel 5 9 5 14 +6 0
5 Stanislav Muhachev   Bulgaria 5 4 10 14 −1 0
6 Daniel Mazour   Israel 5 6 4 10 +4 14
7 Alexei Yotov   Bulgaria 5 5 5 10 −1 2
8 Zhang Weiyang   China 5 5 4 9 +4 4
9 Sergei Frenkel   Israel 5 1 8 9 +5 8
10 Kristof van Looy   Belgium 5 3 5 8 +9 4

IIHF.com[permanent dead link]

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Bjorn Steijen   Belgium 260:00 8 93.55 1.85 0
2 Nikola Nikolov   Bulgaria 167:19 8 91.30 2.87 0
3 Andreas de la Garma   Mexico 149:48 10 90.20 4.01 0
4 Jevgeni Gusin   Israel 257:06 15 88.10 3.50 0
5 Jack Nebe   South Africa 180:17 15 87.60 4.99 0

IIHF.com[permanent dead link]

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF.com[permanent dead link]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit