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2016 IIHF World Championship Division III

The 2016 IIHF World Championship Division III was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was contested in Istanbul, Turkey, from 31 March to 6 April 2016.[1] The host team, Turkey, won all of its games and was promoted to Division II B for 2017.

2016 IIHF World Championship
Division III
2016 IIHF World Championship Division III.png
Tournament details
Host country Turkey
Dates31 March–6 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored162 (10.8 per match)
Attendance2,706 (180 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Georgia (country) Boris Kochkin
(19 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com
2015
2017

The United Arab Emirates withdrew shortly before the tournament, leaving six teams to play.[2] Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded their first victory in an IIHF tournament, defeating Hong Kong 5–4.[3] Georgia's results were later recorded as 5–0 forfeits due to the use of ineligible players.[4]

VenueEdit

ParticipantsEdit

 
Host nation Turkey won the tournament and were promoted to Division IIB for 2017.
Team Qualification
  South Africa Placed 6th in Division II B and were relegated.
  Turkey Host, placed 2nd in Division III last year.
  Luxembourg Placed 3rd in Division III last year.
  Hong Kong Placed 4th in Division III last year.
  Georgia Placed 5th in Division III last year.
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Placed 7th in Division III last year.

Match officialsEdit

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[5]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Turkey (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 35 7 +28 15 Promoted to Division II B
2   South Africa 5 4 0 0 1 29 10 +19 12
3   Luxembourg 5 3 0 0 2 29 14 +15 9
4   Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 2 0 0 3 12 35 −23 6
5   Hong Kong 5 1 0 0 4 12 26 −14 3
6   Georgia 5 0 0 0 5 0 25 −25 0
Source: [4]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted.

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

  • Due to eligibility violations all of Georgia's games were declared 5–0 forfeits.[4]
31 March
13:00
Luxembourg  2–3
(1–1, 0–1, 1–1)
  South AfricaSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 112
31 March
16:30
Bosnia and Herzegovina  5–4
(1–2, 3–1, 1–1)
  Hong KongSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 156
31 March
20:00
Turkey  5–4
(0–1, 3–1, 2–2)
  GeorgiaSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 378
1 April
13:00
South Africa  9–1
(0–0, 4–1, 5–0)
  Hong KongSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 79
1 April
16:30
Georgia  8–0
(4–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  Bosnia and HerzegovinaSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 93
1 April
20:00
Turkey  10–2
(3–0, 4–2, 3–0)
  LuxembourgSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 383
3 April
13:00
Luxembourg  7–1
(3–0, 3–1, 1–0)
  Hong KongSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 83
3 April
16:30
Turkey  8–2
(4–0, 3–2, 1–0)
  Bosnia and HerzegovinaSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 381
3 April
20:00
South Africa  5–6
(4–2, 0–1, 1–3)
  GeorgiaSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 92
4 April
13:00
Hong Kong  1–5
(1–2, 0–2, 0–1)
  TurkeySilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 282
4 April
16:30
Georgia  5–0
(1–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  LuxembourgSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 33
4 April
20:00
Bosnia and Herzegovina  0–10
(0–2, 0–7, 0–1)
  South AfricaSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 65
6 April
13:00
South Africa  2–7
(1–3, 0–2, 1–2)
  TurkeySilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 451
6 April
16:30
Hong Kong  3–14
(0–4, 2–6, 1–4)
  GeorgiaSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 51
6 April
20:00
Luxembourg  13–0
(4–0, 3–0, 6–0)
  Bosnia and HerzegovinaSilivrikapı Ice Skating Hall, Istanbul
Attendance: 67

Awards and statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

 
Erol Kahraman of Turkey was named the best goaltender of the tournament.

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Boris Kochkin 5 10 9 19 +18 8 F
  Emrah Özmen 5 10 6 16 +11 2 F
  Artem Kozyulin 5 9 4 13 +12 14 D
  Serdar Semiz 5 5 8 13 +10 8 F
  Colm Cannon 5 4 9 13 +7 4 F
  Uthman Samaai 5 3 8 11 +7 0 F
  Roland Svanidze 5 3 7 10 +3 0 F
  Andre Marais 5 5 4 9 +9 6 D
  Joel Holtzem 5 4 5 9 +7 6 F
  Andy Koçoğlu 5 4 5 9 +5 6 F

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

Goaltending leadersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, are included in this list.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
  Gilles Mangen 180:00 6 2.00 100 94.00 1
  Andrei Ilienko 263:04 10 2.28 126 92.06 1
  Erol Kahraman 260:00 9 2.08 108 91.67 0
  Ashley Bock 180:00 9 3.00 80 88.75 1
  Philippe Lepage 120:00 13 6.50 91 85.71 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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP DIV III" (PDF). stats.iihf.com. 30 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Men's Div. III begins". IIHF.com. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ Manninen, Henrik (2016-04-07). "Second time lucky". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
  4. ^ a b c IIHF (2016). "2016 IIHF World Championship Div III Standings". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2019-04-06.
  5. ^ Assignments