2015 IIHF World U18 Championships

The 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 17th IIHF World U18 Championship, and was hosted by Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland. The tournament began on 16 April 2015, with the gold medal game played on 26 April 2015.[1][2]

2015 IIHF U18 World Championship
2015 IIHF World U18 Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates16–26 April 2015
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (9th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored211 (7.03 per match)
Attendance48,622 (1,621 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Auston Matthews
(14 points)
MVPUnited States Auston Matthews
Websitehttp://u18worlds2015.iihf.com/
2014
2016

Top DivisionEdit

OfficialsEdit

The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to work the 2015 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 20 7 +13 12
  United States 4 3 0 0 1 30 8 +22 9
  Slovakia 4 1 1 0 2 9 18 −9 5
  Sweden 4 1 0 0 3 16 17 −1 3
  Germany 4 0 0 1 3 5 30 −25 1

All times are local. (Central European Summer TimeUTC+02:00)

16 April 2015
14:45
Sweden  1–3
(0–0, 0–1, 1–2)
  SlovakiaIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 460
16 April 2015
18:45
Russia  3–1
(0–1, 2–0, 1–0)
  United StatesIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 925
17 April 2015
14:45
Slovakia  0–10
(0–4, 0–6, 0–0)
  United StatesIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 290
17 April 2015
18:45
Russia  6–0
(2–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  GermanyIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 362
18 April 2015
17:00
Germany  1–7
(0–1, 0–5, 1–1)
  SwedenIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 532
19 April 2015
13:00
Slovakia  2–4
(1–2, 0–1, 1–1)
  RussiaIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 660
19 April 2015
17:00
United States  6–4
(1–1, 2–2, 3–1)
  SwedenIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 1,222
20 April 2015
18:45
Germany  3–4 GWS
(1–0, 1–1, 1–2)
(OT (0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  SlovakiaIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 332
21 April 2015
14:45
United States  13–1
(4–0, 5–1, 3–0)
  GermanyIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 317
21 April 2015
18:45
Sweden  4–7
(2–1, 1–2, 1–3)
  RussiaIce Center Lucerne
Attendance: 732

Group BEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Canada 4 4 0 0 0 21 11 +10 12
  Finland 4 3 0 0 1 14 6 +8 9
  Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 12 10 +2 6
   Switzerland 4 0 1 0 3 5 14 −9 2
  Latvia 4 0 0 1 3 10 21 −11 1

All times are local. (Central European Summer TimeUTC+02:00)

16 April 2015
15:45
Canada  11–6
(2–3, 6–0, 3–3)
  LatviaBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 170
16 April 2015
19:45
Finland  6–1
(1–1, 3–0, 2–0)
  Czech RepublicBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 315
17 April 2015
15:45
Latvia  1–4
(0–1, 1–1, 0–2)
  Czech RepublicBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 721
17 April 2015
19:45
Finland  3–1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
   SwitzerlandBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 3,370
18 April 2015
18:45
Switzerland   1–4
(0–1, 1–2, 0–1)
  CanadaBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 5,277
19 April 2015
14:45
Latvia  1–3
(1–0, 0–2, 0–1)
  FinlandBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 363
19 April 2015
18:45
Czech Republic  2–3
(1–1, 1–1, 0–1)
  CanadaBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 749
20 April 2015
19:45
Switzerland   3–2 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 1–0)
  LatviaBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 2,561
21 April 2015
15:45
Canada  3–2
(0–2, 3–0, 0–0)
  FinlandBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 1133
21 April 2015
19:45
Czech Republic  5–0
(2–0, 2–0, 1–0)
   SwitzerlandBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 2,468

Relegation roundEdit

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

23 April 2015
12:15
Latvia  5–3
(3–1, 1–0, 1–2)
  GermanyBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 276
24 April 2015
18:00
Germany  3–5
(1–0, 1–2, 1–3)
  LatviaIce Center Lucerne, Lucerne
Attendance: 387
  • Germany is relegated to next year's 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 0  
B4    Switzerland 5  
  B4    Switzerland 4  
  B2   Finland 5  
B2   Finland 3 Gold Medal
  A3   Slovakia 0  
    A2   United States 2
  B2   Finland 1
  A2   United States 7  
B3   Czech Republic 2  
  A2   United States 7 Bronze Medal
  B1   Canada 2  
B1   Canada 5 B1   Canada 5
  A4   Sweden 3   B4    Switzerland 2

QuarterfinalsEdit

23 April 2015
14:45
United States  7–2
(4–0, 0–1, 3–1)
  Czech RepublicIce Center Lucerne, Lucerne
Attendance: 542
23 April 2015
16:00
Canada  5–3
(3–1, 1–1, 1–1)
  SwedenBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 1,248
23 April 2015
18:45
Finland  3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  SlovakiaIce Center Lucerne, Lucerne
Attendance: 469
23 April 2015
20:00
Russia  0–5
(0–1, 0–2, 0–2)
   SwitzerlandBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 2,381

SemifinalsEdit

25 April 2015
15:00
Canada  2–7
(0–0, 1–2, 1–5)
  United StatesBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 4,170
25 April 2015
19:00
Finland  5–4 OT
(2–2 0–0, 2–2)
(OT 1–0)
   SwitzerlandBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 7,015

Bronze medal gameEdit

26 April 2015
15:00
Canada  5–2
(3–2, 2–0, 0–0)
   SwitzerlandBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 4,718

Gold medal gameEdit

26 April 2015
19:00
United States  2–1 OT
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(OT 1–0)
  FinlandBossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 4,457

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
  Auston Matthews 7 8 7 15 +11 0
  Jeremy Bracco 7 3 10 13 +10 2
  Mathew Barzal 7 3 9 12 +2 0
  Matthew Tkachuk 7 2 10 12 +10 2
  Patrik Laine 7 8 3 11 +6 0
  Jack Roslovic 7 6 5 11 +11 4
  Mitchell Stephens 7 5 5 10 +1 10
  Colin White 7 6 3 9 +8 0
  Clayton Keller 7 4 5 9 +7 0
  Mārtiņš Dzierkals 6 3 6 9 +2 10

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
  Anton Krasotkin 120:00 85 4 2.00 95.29 1
  Veini Vehviläinen 437:12 233 12 1.65 94.85 1
  Ilya Samsonov 180:00 121 8 2.67 93.39 0
  Evan Sarthou 312:44 82 6 1.15 92.68 1
  Adam Húska 278:39 160 14 3.01 91.25 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

Most Valuable Player

All-star team

IIHF best player awards

References: [1], [2]

Final standingsEdit

Division IEdit

Division I AEdit

The Division I A tournament was played in Debrecen, Hungary, from 12 to 18 April 2015.[4]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Denmark 5 4 1 0 0 28 8 +20 14
  Belarus 5 3 1 1 0 19 11 +8 12
  France 5 2 1 0 2 16 13 +3 8
  Norway 5 2 0 2 1 14 12 +2 8
  Kazakhstan 5 1 0 0 4 15 28 −13 3
  Hungary 5 0 0 0 5 11 31 −20 0
Promoted to the 2016 Top Division Relegated to the 2016 Division I B

Division I BEdit

The Division I B tournament was played in Maribor, Slovenia, from 12 to 18 April 2015.[5]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Austria 5 5 0 0 0 26 6 +20 15
  Slovenia 5 3 0 1 1 27 21 +6 10
  Japan 5 2 1 0 2 16 16 0 8
  Ukraine 5 2 0 0 3 13 14 −1 6
  Italy 5 1 0 0 4 16 24 −8 3
  Lithuania 5 1 0 0 4 8 25 −17 3
Promoted to the 2016 Division I A Relegated to the 2016 Division II A

Division IIEdit

Division II AEdit

The Division II A tournament was played in Tallinn, Estonia, from 22 to 28 March 2015.[6]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  South Korea 5 5 0 0 0 28 7 +21 15
  Poland 5 4 0 0 1 18 10 +8 12
  Great Britain 5 2 1 0 2 18 13 +5 8
  Netherlands 5 1 1 1 2 18 22 −4 6
  Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 9 24 −15 3
  Estonia 5 0 0 1 4 11 26 −15 1
Promoted to the 2016 Division I B Relegated to the 2016 Division II B

Division II BEdit

The Division II B tournament was played in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 16 to 22 March 2015.[7]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Romania 5 4 1 0 0 46 12 +34 14
  Spain 5 4 0 1 0 28 13 +15 13
  Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 21 13 +8 9
  Belgium 5 1 1 0 3 20 26 −6 5
  China 5 1 0 0 4 14 27 −13 3
  Australia 5 0 0 1 4 11 49 −38 1
Promoted to the 2016 Division II A Relegated to the 2016 Division III A

Division IIIEdit

Division III AEdit

The Division III A tournament was played in Taipei City, Taiwan, from 22 to 28 March 2015.[8]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Iceland 5 3 2 0 0 19 13 +6 13
  Mexico 5 1 2 2 0 17 10 +7 9
  Bulgaria 5 2 0 2 1 14 12 +2 8
  Chinese Taipei 5 2 1 0 2 28 16 +12 8
  Israel 5 2 0 1 2 16 15 +1 7
  South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 7 35 −28 0
Promoted to the 2016 Division II B Relegated to the 2016 Division III B

Division III BEdit

The Division III B tournament was played in Auckland, New Zealand, from 17 to 19 March 2015.[9]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Turkey 2 2 0 0 0 14 5 +9 6
  New Zealand 2 1 0 0 1 12 10 +2 3
  Hong Kong 2 0 0 0 2 6 17 −11 0
Promoted to the 2016 Division III A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "28 tournaments confirmed – 2014 WM – International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF". iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  2. ^ Top Division statistics
  3. ^ "22 Officials Named". IIHF.com. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. ^ Division I A statistics
  5. ^ Division I B statistics
  6. ^ Division II A statistics
  7. ^ Division II B statistics
  8. ^ Division III A statistics
  9. ^ Division III B statistics

External linksEdit