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The 2012 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 14th IIHF World U18 Championship and was hosted in Brno, Znojmo and Břeclav, Czech Republic. It began on 12 April 2012 with the gold medal game played on 22 April 2012.[1]

2012 IIHF U18 World Championship
2012 IIHF World U18 Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
Dates12 – 22 April 2012
Teams10
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Canada
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored209 (6.74 per match)
Attendance26,228 (846 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Mathew Dumba (12 points)
Websitehttp://www.U18WC2012.com/eng/index.asp
2011
2013

Brno and Znojmo were originally to co-host, but a schedule change became necessary when Kometa Brno unexpectedly advanced to the Czech Extraliga finals, making their home ice unavailable to the tournament on three days.

The United States defeated Sweden 7–0 in the final to win their seventh title.[2] Canada captured the bronze medal by beating Finland 5–4 in overtime.[3]

Contents

Top DivisionEdit

All times are local. (Central European Summer TimeUTC+2)

Preliminary roundEdit

Team qualified to Semifinals
Team qualified to Quarterfinals
Team will play in Relegation round

Group AEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  United States 4 4 0 0 0 18 3 +15 12
  Finland 4 3 0 0 1 15 9 +6 9
  Canada 4 2 0 0 2 17 12 +5 6
  Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 12 21 −9 3
  Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 6 23 −17 0
12 April 2012
16:00
Denmark  1–6
(1–3, 0–2, 0–1)
  CanadaKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 1,236
12 April 2012
20:00
Finland  0–4
(0–0, 0–0, 0–4)
  United StatesKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 1,509
13 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  8–4
(1–1, 6–2, 1–1)
  DenmarkHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 1,694
14 April 2012
13:00
United States  5–0
(1–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicAlcaplast Arena, Břeclav
Attendance: 1,857
14 April 2012
18:00
Canada  2–4
(1–0, 1–3, 0–1)
  FinlandAlcaplast Arena, Břeclav
Attendance: 825
15 April 2012
18:00
Denmark  0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
  United StatesKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 435
16 April 2012
16:00
Canada  6–2
(4–1, 0–1, 2–0)
  Czech RepublicKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 2,093
16 April 2012
20:00
Finland  5–1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
  DenmarkKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 383
17 April 2012
16:00
Czech Republic  2–6
(0–2, 1–1, 1–3)
  FinlandKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 1,450
17 April 2012
20:00
United States  5–3
(0–0, 2–2, 3–1)
  CanadaKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 1,920

Group BEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 20 4 +16 12
  Russia 4 2 0 0 2 14 7 +7 6
  Germany 4 2 0 0 2 15 17 −2 6
  Latvia 4 2 0 0 2 11 15 −4 6
   Switzerland 4 0 0 0 4 6 23 −17 0
12 April 2012
16:00
Latvia  1–6
(0–2, 0–2, 1–2)
  RussiaHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 652
12 April 2012
20:00
Germany  1–8
(1–1, 0–2, 0–5)
  SwedenHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 723
13 April 2012
19:00
Switzerland   2–4
(1–2, 1–2, 0–0)
  LatviaHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 147
14 April 2012
14:00
Russia  2–4
(1–2, 1–1, 0–1)
  GermanyHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 231
14 April 2012
18:00
Sweden  7–2
(3–0, 1–1, 3–1)
   SwitzerlandHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 353
15 April 2012
18:00
Latvia  1–3
(0–0, 0–1, 1–2)
  SwedenHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 395
16 April 2012
16:00
Germany  4–5
(1–1, 2–2, 1–2)
  LatviaHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 230
16 April 2012
20:00
Russia  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
   SwitzerlandHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 752
17 April 2012
16:00
Sweden  2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
  RussiaHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 1,485
17 April 2012
20:00
Switzerland   2–6
(0–4, 0–1, 2–1)
  GermanyHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 342

Relegation roundEdit

Team relegated to 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship Division I A
Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
   Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 8 7 +1 6
  Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 17 12 +5 6
  Latvia 3 1 0 1 1 11 13 −2 4
  Denmark 3 0 1 0 2 9 13 −4 2
19 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  2–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
   SwitzerlandHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 473
19 April 2012
19:00
Latvia  3–4 OT
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2)
(OT: 0–1)
  DenmarkHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 202
20 April 2012
15:00
Czech Republic  7–4
(2–1, 4–1, 1–2)
  LatviaHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 847
20 April 2012
19:00
Switzerland   2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
  DenmarkHostan Arena, Znojmo
Attendance: 351

Final roundEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Sweden 7  
  A2   Finland 8     A2   Finland 3    
  B3   Germany 0         B1   Sweden 0
      A1   United States 7
      A1   United States 2    
  B2   Russia 2     A3   Canada 1   Third place
  A3   Canada 4   A2   Finland 4
  A3   Canada 5

QuarterfinalsEdit

19 April 2012
15:00
Finland  8–0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
  GermanyAlcaplast Arena, Břeclav
Attendance: 353
19 April 2012
19:00
Russia  2–4
(0–2, 1–1, 1–1)
  CanadaAlcaplast Arena, Břeclav
Attendance: 525

SemifinalsEdit

20 April 2012
15:00
Sweden  7–3
(1–1, 2–2, 4–0)
  FinlandKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 520
20 April 2012
19:00
United States  2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
  CanadaKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 640

Fifth place gameEdit

21 April 2012
14:00
Russia  4–1
(0–1, 2–0, 2–0)
  GermanyKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 310

Bronze medal gameEdit

22 April 2012
12:00
Finland  4–5 OT
(0–2, 3–2, 1–0)
(OT: 0–1)
  CanadaKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 1,150

FinalEdit

22 April 2012
16:00
Sweden  0–7
(0–1, 0–3, 0–3)
  United StatesKajot Arena, Brno
Attendance: 2,145

Final standingsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
  Mathew Dumba 7 5 7 12 +2 20
  Artturi Lehkonen 7 7 3 10 +3 6
  Henrik Haapala 7 4 6 10 +4 2
  Rasmus Kulmala 7 5 4 9 +4 2
  Sebastian Collberg 6 4 5 9 +1 14
  Nicolas Kerdiles 6 4 5 9 +8 2
  Alexander Wennberg 6 3 6 9 +2 0
  Kerby Rychel 7 5 3 8 +4 12
  Kristoffer Lauridsen 5 4 4 8 +4 4
  Gustav Possler 6 4 4 8 +5 0
  Hunter Shinkaruk 6 4 4 8 +3 6
  Dominik Simon 6 4 4 8 +2 4

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF.com[permanent dead link]

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
  Collin Olson 300:00 116 4 0.80 96.55 3
  Oscar Dansk 272:47 143 9 1.98 93.71 1
  Andrei Vasilevski 299:20 141 11 2.20 92.20 1
  Matt Murray 419:51 210 19 2.72 90.95 0
  George Sørensen 276:12 193 18 3.91 90.67 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[permanent dead link]

Tournament AwardsEdit

Best players selected by the directorate:[4]

Best players of each team
Best players of each team selected by the coaches.[5]

Team Players
  Canada Mathew Dumba
Matt Murray
Adam Pelech
  Czech Republic Petr Šidlík
Jakub Vrána
Dominik Simon
  Denmark Oliver Bjorkstrand
Kristoffer Lauridsen
Bjørn Uldall
  Finland Henrik Happala
Rasmus Kulmala
Artturi Lehkonen
  Germany Marcel Kurth
Lennart Palausch
Sven Ziegler
  Latvia Georgs Golovkovs
Teodors Bļugers
Rūdolfs Kalvītis
  Russia Anton Slepyshev
Alexander Barabanov
Bogdan Yakimov
   Switzerland Lucas Balmelli
Samuel Kreis
Nico Dunner
  Sweden Oscar Dansk
Hampus Lindholm
Sebastian Collberg
  United States Seth Jones
Matt Lane
Collin Olson

Division IEdit

Division I AEdit

The Division I A tournament was played in Piešťany, Slovakia, from 11 to 17 April 2012.[6]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Slovakia 5 5 0 0 0 30 6 +24 15
  Norway 5 3 0 0 2 22 20 +2 9
  Italy 5 1 1 2 1 17 20 −3 7
  France 5 1 1 0 3 12 19 −7 5
  Slovenia 5 1 1 0 3 12 21 −9 5
  Japan 4 1 0 0 3 14 21 −7 3
Promoted to the 2013 Top Division Relegated to the 2013 Division I B

Division I BEdit

The Division I B tournament was played in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, from 11 to 17 April 2012.[7]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Belarus 5 5 0 0 0 28 9 +19 15
  Kazakhstan 5 3 1 0 1 27 16 +11 11
  Austria 5 2 1 0 2 21 21 0 8
  Ukraine 5 1 1 1 2 20 26 −6 6
  Poland 5 0 1 1 3 13 30 −17 3
  Hungary 5 0 0 2 3 13 20 −7 2
Promoted to the 2013 Division I A Relegated to the 2013 Division II A

Division IIEdit

Division II AEdit

The Division II A tournament was played in Heerenveen, Netherlands, from 31 March to 6 April 2012.[8]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  South Korea 5 3 1 1 0 17 14 +3 12
  Romania 5 4 0 0 1 25 15 +10 12
  Lithuania 5 3 1 0 1 22 11 +11 11
  Great Britain 5 1 1 0 3 18 17 +1 5
  Croatia 5 1 0 1 3 8 23 −15 4
  Netherlands 5 0 0 1 4 16 26 −10 1
Promoted to the 2013 Division I B Relegated to the 2013 Division II B

Division II BEdit

The Division II B tournament was played in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 20 to 26 March 2012.[9]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Estonia 5 4 1 0 0 32 17 +15 14
  Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 22 16 +6 9
  Spain 5 2 1 0 2 21 18 +3 8
  Iceland 5 2 0 1 2 23 23 0 7
  Australia 5 1 0 1 3 8 20 −12 4
  China 5 0 1 1 3 18 30 −12 3
Promoted to the 2013 Division II A Relegated to the 2013 Division III A

Division IIIEdit

The Division III tournament was played in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 12 to 18 March 2012.[10]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Belgium 5 5 0 0 0 48 12 +36 15
  New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 33 13 +20 12
  Mexico 5 3 0 0 2 24 15 +9 9
  Bulgaria 5 2 0 0 3 27 23 +4 6
  Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 0 4 19 26 −7 3
  South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 6 68 −62 0
Promoted to the 2013 Division II B Relegated to the 2013 Division III B

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "27 events in IIHF program". IIHF.com. 2011-05-14. Archived from the original on 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  2. ^ "Seven for seventh". iihf.com. 2012-04-22. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04.
  3. ^ "Canada wins bronze in OT". iihf.com. 2012-04-22. Archived from the original on 2012-09-04.
  4. ^ IIHF.com[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ IIHF.com[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Division I A statistics
  7. ^ Division I B statistics
  8. ^ Division II A statistics
  9. ^ Division II B statistics
  10. ^ Division III statistics

External linksEdit