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The 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 15th IIHF World U18 Championship and was hosted in Sochi, Russia. This was also a test event for the facilities to be used in the 2014 Winter Olympics. It began on 18 April 2013 with the gold medal game played on 28 April 2013.

2013 IIHF U18 World Championship
2013 IIHF World U18 Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates18 – 28 April 2013
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg United States
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored199 (6.63 per match)
Attendance65,066 (2,169 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Connor McDavid Canada
(14 points)
MVPConnor McDavid[1]
Websitehttp://u18worlds2013.iihf.com/
2012
2014

Canada won its third under-18 championship by defeating the four time defending champion Americans 3–2. The host Russians lost to Finland 2–1 in the bronze medal game. MVP Connor McDavid set Canadian records for goals and points in the tournament.

Contents

Top DivisionEdit

FormatEdit

A new format was implemented. The four best ranked teams from the preliminary round advanced to the quarterfinals, while the last placed teams played a relegation round in a best of three format to determine the relegated team.[2] Additionally the practice of playing ranking games (fifth place through eighth place) was abandoned.

VenuesEdit

OfficialsEdit

The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to work the 2013 IIHF U18 World Championship.
They were the following:[3]

Preliminary roundEdit

Team qualified to Quarterfinals
Team will play in Relegation round

Group AEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Russia 4 4 0 0 0 22 8 +14 12
  Finland 4 3 0 0 1 14 7 +7 9
  United States 4 2 0 0 2 15 9 +6 6
  Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 15 13 +2 3
  Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 3 31 −28 0

All times are local. (Moscow TimeUTC+4)

18 April 2013
15:30
Latvia  0–7
(0–4, 0–1, 0–2)
  FinlandBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 559
18 April 2013
20:00
Russia  4–3
(1–2, 1–0, 2–1)
  United StatesBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6500
19 April 2013
17:00
Czech Republic  7–0
(3–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  LatviaBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 350
20 April 2013
15:30
United States  4–3
(1–2, 3–1, 0–0)
  Czech RepublicBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 1395
20 April 2013
20:00
Finland  1–3
(0–0,0–2,1–1)
  RussiaBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6500
21 April 2013
17:00
Latvia  1–7
(0–4, 1–0, 0–3
  United StatesBolshoy Ice Dome
22 April 2013
15:30
Finland  4–3
(1–0, 3–0, 0–3)
  Czech RepublicBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 600
22 April 2013
20:00
Russia  10–2
(3–1, 3–1, 4–0)
  LatviaBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 4500
23 April 2013
15:30
United States  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  FinlandBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 800
23 April 2013
20:00
Czech Republic  2–5
(0–0, 1–3, 1–2)
  RussiaBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6700

Group BEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Canada 4 4 0 0 0 23 3 +20 12
  Sweden 4 3 0 0 1 20 9 +11 9
   Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 8 17 −9 6
  Germany 4 1 0 0 3 8 18 −10 3
  Slovakia 4 0 0 0 4 7 19 −12 0

All times are local. (Moscow TimeUTC+4)

18 April 2013
15:00
Germany  1–9
(1–3, 0–4, 0–2)
  SwedenShayba Arena
Attendance: 150
18 April 2013
19:00
Slovakia  1–4
(1–2, 0–0, 0–2)
  CanadaShayba Arena
Attendance: 70
19 April 2013
19:00
Switzerland   4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  SlovakiaShayba Arena
Attendance: 520
20 April 2013
15:00
Canada  3–1
(2–0, 1–1, 0–0)
  GermanyShayba Arena
Attendance: 620
20 April 2013
19:00
Sweden  6–0
(3–0, 1–0, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandShayba Arena
Attendance: 480
21 April 2013
19:00
Slovakia  2–5
(0–1, 1–3, 1–1)
  SwedenShayba Arena
Attendance: 692
22 April 2013
15:00
Canada  10–1
(2–0, 6–1, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandShayba Arena
Attendance: 225
22 April 2013
19:00
Germany  6–3
(2–2, 2–1, 2–0)
  SlovakiaShayba Arena
Attendance: 184
23 April 2013
15:00
Sweden  0–6
(0–1, 0–3, 0–2)
  CanadaShayba Arena
Attendance: 490
23 April 2013
19:00
Switzerland   3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  GermanyShayba Arena
Attendance: 180

Relegation roundEdit

The last-placed teams play a best-of-three series.

25 April 2013
12:00
Slovakia  5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
  LatviaShayba Arena
Attendance: 120
26 April 2013
12:00
Latvia  2–3
(2–2, 0–0, 0–1)
  SlovakiaShayba Arena
Attendance: 253
  • Latvia is relegated to 2014 Division I A; the third game was not played because the result of the relegation series had been decided.

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
  A1   Russia 8  
B4   Germany 4  
  A1   Russia 3  
  A3   United States 4  
B2   Sweden 0 Final
  A3   United States 4  
    A3   United States 2
  B1   Canada 3
  A2   Finland 7  
B3    Switzerland 4  
  A2   Finland 1 Bronze medal game
  B1   Canada 3  
A4   Czech Republic 0 A1   Russia 1
  B1   Canada 6   A2   Finland 2

QuarterfinalsEdit

25 April 2013
16:00
Finland  7–4
(1–0, 2–3, 4–1)
   SwitzerlandBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 1014
25 April 2013
16:00
Sweden  0–4
(0–2, 0–0, 0–2)
  United StatesShayba Arena
Attendance: 615
25 April 2013
20:00
Russia  8–4
(2–1, 4–0, 2–3)
  GermanyBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6864
25 April 2013
20:00
Canada  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
  Czech RepublicShayba Arena
Attendance: 898

SemifinalsEdit

26 April 2013
16:00
Canada  3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1-1)
  FinlandBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 2956
26 April 2013
20:00
Russia  3–4 GWS
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  United StatesBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6779

Bronze medal gameEdit

28 April 2013
16:00
Russia  1–2
(0–2, 1–0, 0–0)
  FinlandBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 5925

Gold medal gameEdit

28 April 2013
20:00
Canada  3–2
(1–0, 2–2, 0–0)
  United StatesBolshoy Ice Dome
Attendance: 6127

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
  Connor McDavid 7 8 6 14 +8 2
  Pavel Buchnevich 7 5 6 11 +4 2
  Vladimir Tkachyov 7 5 6 11 +5 2
  Ivan Barbashev 7 3 6 9 +7 4
  Artturi Lehkonen 7 3 6 9 +2 12
  Kasperi Kapanen 7 5 3 8 +4 4
  Nicholas Baptiste 7 3 5 8 +6 4
  Morgan Klimchuk 7 3 5 8 +4 4
  Tyler Motte 7 5 2 7 +5 4
  Róbert Lantoši 6 4 3 7 −2 0
  Valeri Nichushkin 6 4 3 7 0 0

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
  Philippe Desrosiers 300:00 130 4 0.80 97.01 2
  Juuse Saros 419:15 239 13 1.86 94.56 1
  Igor Shestyorkin 344:31 192 13 2.26 93.66 0
  Jonas Johansson 215:42 116 8 2.23 93.10 1
  Dávid Okoličaný 196.54 113 10 3.05 91.15 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:

Source: IIHF.com

Final standingsEdit

Division IEdit

Division I AEdit

The Division I A tournament was played in Asiago, Italy, from 7 to 13 April 2013.[4] Danish goalie Georg Sørensen scored a goal against France, joining Anton Khudobin as the only goaltenders ever to accomplish this feat in an IIHF event.[5]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Denmark 5 4 1 0 0 22 6 +16 14
  Norway 5 4 0 0 1 31 15 +16 12
  Italy 5 2 0 1 2 11 24 −13 7
  Belarus 5 2 0 1 2 17 15 +2 7
  France 5 1 1 0 3 14 19 −5 5
  Slovenia 5 0 0 0 5 8 24 −16 0
Promoted to the 2014 Top Division Relegated to the 2014 Division I B

Division I BEdit

The Division I B tournament was played in Tychy, Poland, from 14 to 20 April 2013.[6]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Kazakhstan 5 5 0 0 0 34 11 +23 15
  Japan 5 3 0 0 2 23 18 +5 9
  Austria 5 3 0 0 2 21 18 +3 9
  Poland 5 3 0 0 2 18 21 −3 9
  Ukraine 5 1 0 0 4 17 24 −7 3
  South Korea 5 0 0 0 5 8 29 −21 0
Promoted to the 2014 Division I A Relegated to the 2014 Division II A

Division IIEdit

Division II AEdit

The Division II A tournament was played in Tallinn, Estonia, from 31 March to 6 April 2013.[7]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Hungary 5 4 1 0 0 23 9 +14 14
  Croatia 5 2 1 1 1 18 12 +6 9
  Romania 5 2 0 3 0 13 13 0 9
  Great Britain 5 2 1 0 2 17 17 0 8
  Lithuania 5 0 2 0 3 17 19 −2 4
  Estonia 5 0 0 1 4 13 31 −18 1
Promoted to the 2014 Division I B Relegated to the 2014 Division II B

Division II BEdit

The Division II B tournament was played in Belgrade, Serbia, from 9 to 15 March 2013.[8]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 26 9 +17 15
  Spain 5 4 0 0 1 22 10 +12 12
  Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 18 8 +10 9
  Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 15 14 +1 6
  Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 8 20 −12 3
  Australia 5 0 0 0 5 3 31 −28 0
Promoted to the 2014 Division II A Relegated to the 2014 Division III A

Division IIIEdit

Division III AEdit

The Division III A tournament was played in Taipei City, Taiwan, from 11 to 16 March 2013.[9]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  China 4 4 0 0 0 34 3 +31 12
  New Zealand 4 3 0 0 1 20 12 +8 9
  Chinese Taipei 4 2 0 0 2 16 19 −3 6
  Bulgaria 4 1 0 0 3 8 32 −24 3
  Mexico 4 0 0 0 4 3 15 −12 0
Promoted to the 2014 Division II B

Division III BEdit

The Division III B tournament was played in İzmit, Turkey, from 7 to 10 February 2013.[10]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Israel 3 3 0 0 0 25 4 +21 9
  South Africa 3 2 0 0 1 14 7 +7 6
  Turkey 3 1 0 0 2 13 13 0 3
  Ireland 3 0 0 0 3 6 34 −28 0
Promoted to the 2014 Division III A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gold medal game summary with MVP noted
  2. ^ "New format for U18, U20 Worlds". IIHF.com. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
  3. ^ "IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship" (pdf). IIHF.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  4. ^ Div. I A statistics
  5. ^ Sørensen scores
  6. ^ Div. I B statistics
  7. ^ Div. II A statistics
  8. ^ Div. II B statistics
  9. ^ Div. III A statistics
  10. ^ Div. III B statistics

External linksEdit