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2015 IIHF World Championship Division III

The 2015 IIHF World Championship Division III was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was contested in İzmir, Turkey, from 3 to 12 April 2015.[1] Seven nations participated, including Bosnia and Herzegovina, who joined the world championships for the first time since 2008. After three consecutive years of finishing in the second place, North Korea won the tournament and was promoted to Division II Group B for 2016.

2015 IIHF World Championship
Division III
2015 IIHF World Championship Division III logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Turkey
Dates3–12 April
Teams7
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played21
Goals scored215 (10.24 per match)
Attendance7,955 (379 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Turkey Alec Koçoğlu
(18 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com
2014
2016

Divisional tournaments are designed, by the rules, to include six teams, however the Bosnian federation asked to be included and the Turkish organizers agreed. Georgia recorded their first victory, defeating Bosnia and Herzegovina 4–1.[2]

VenueEdit

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Turkey Host, placed 6th in Division II B and were relegated.
  North Korea Placed 2nd in Division III last year.
  Luxembourg Placed 3rd in Division III last year.
  Hong Kong Placed 4th in Division III last year.
  United Arab Emirates Placed 5th in Division III last year.
  Georgia Placed 6th in Division III last year.
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Did not enter last year. Last played in 2008.

Match officialsEdit

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[3]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division II B for 2016
Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  North Korea 6 5 1 0 0 50 9 +41 17
  Turkey 6 5 0 1 0 59 11 +48 16
  Luxembourg 6 4 0 0 2 39 19 +20 12
  Hong Kong 6 3 0 0 3 30 30 0 9
  Georgia 6 1 1 0 4 20 56 −36 5
  United Arab Emirates 6 1 0 1 4 14 44 −30 4
  Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 0 0 0 6 3 46 −43 0

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

3 April
13:00
North Korea  13–0
(3–0, 3–0, 7–0)
  Bosnia and HerzegovinaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 55
3 April
16:30
Luxembourg  15–3
(3–2, 3–1, 9–0)
  GeorgiaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 67
3 April
20:00
Hong Kong  8–3
(1–0, 2–2, 5–1)
  United Arab EmiratesBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 73
4 April
13:00
Georgia  4–12
(2–3, 1–5, 1–4)
  North KoreaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 93
4 April
16:30
United Arab Emirates  2–7
(1–2, 0–2, 1–3)
  LuxembourgBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 115
4 April
20:00
Turkey  11–0
(3–0, 4–0, 4–0)
  Bosnia and HerzegovinaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 1,583
6 April
13:00
Hong Kong  8–0
(5–0, 2–0, 1–0)
  Bosnia and HerzegovinaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 85
6 April
16:30
North Korea  7–0
(5–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  United Arab EmiratesBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 72
6 April
20:00
Turkey  13–1
(3–0, 6–0, 4–1)
  GeorgiaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 728
7 April
13:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–5
(0–3, 0–1, 0–1)
  LuxembourgBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 61
7 April
16:30
Georgia  3–11
(1–3, 1–4, 1–4)
  Hong KongBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 69
7 April
20:00
United Arab Emirates  0–15
(0–7, 0–3, 0–5)
  TurkeyBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 773
9 April
12:30
Georgia  4–1
(1–1, 0–0, 3–0)
  Bosnia and HerzegovinaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 83
9 April
16:00
Turkey  10–1
(3–0, 5–1, 2–0)
  Hong KongBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 745
9 April
19:30
North Korea  5–2
(1–1, 1–0, 3–1)
  LuxembourgBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 126
10 April
12:30
Bosnia and Herzegovina  2–5
(0–2, 2–0, 0–3)
  United Arab EmiratesBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 87
10 April
16:00
Luxembourg  5–7
(2–0, 2–3, 1–4)
  TurkeyBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 653
10 April
19:30
Hong Kong  0–9
(0–3, 0–3, 0–3)
  North KoreaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 73
12 April
11:00
United Arab Emirates  4–5 GWS
(1–2, 1–0, 2–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  GeorgiaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 47
12 April
14:30
Luxembourg  5–2
(2–1, 2–0, 1–1)
  Hong KongBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 232
12 April
18:00
Turkey  3–4 OT
(1–2, 0–0, 2–1)
(OT 0–1)
  North KoreaBornova Ice Sports Hall, İzmir
Attendance: 2,135

Awards and statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leadersEdit

 
Serkan Gümüşr of Turkey finished third in scoring, with 16 points in 6 games.

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Alec Koçoğlu 6 9 9 18 +18 2 F
  Hong Chun-rim 6 10 7 17 +20 2 F
  Serkan Gümüş 6 9 7 16 +15 4 F
  Serdar Semiz 6 9 7 16 +17 0 F
  Vitali Dumbadze 6 9 6 16 −3 33 F
  Emrah Özmen 6 4 11 15 +20 6 F
  Yusuf Halil 6 6 6 12 +14 6 F
  Thierry Beran 6 5 7 12 +4 4 F
  Erdoğan Coşkun 6 5 7 12 +15 2 F
  Ri Chol-min 6 5 7 12 +22 0 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
  Pak Il 161:09 2 0.74 28 92.86 1
  Pak Kuk-chol 203:40 7 2.06 85 91.76 0
  Levent Őzbaydugan 150:11 3 1.20 35 91.43 1
  Erol Kahraman 214:38 8 2.24 58 86.21 0
  Dino Pašović 253:43 31 7.33 209 85.17 1

TOI = Time on Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "28 tournaments confirmed". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved May 24, 2014.
  2. ^ Manninen, Henrik (April 13, 2015). "DPR Korea steps up". IIHF.com. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "Competition Officials" (PDF). iihf.com. November 25, 2014.

External linksEdit