2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III

The 2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group A and 2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group B were a pair of international under-18 men's ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Group A and Group B tournaments made up the sixth and seventh level of competition at the 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 14 March and 20 March 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The tournament was won by Australia who gained promotion back to Division II Group B for 2017 while Mexico finished last and was relegated to Division III Group B for 2017. The Group B tournament took place from 14 February to 19 February 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. New Zealand won the tournament and gained promotion to Division III Group A for 2017.

2016 IIHF U18 World Championship Division IIII
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Tournament details
Host countries Bulgaria
 South Africa
Dates14 – 19 February 2016
14 – 20 March 2016
Teams12
2015
2017

Division III Group A tournamentEdit

2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group A
Tournament details
Host country  Bulgaria
Dates14–20 March 2016
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions    Australia
Runner-up    Turkey
Third place    Bulgaria
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored109 (7.27 per match)
Attendance11,180 (745 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Ferhat Bakal

The Division III Group A tournament began on 14 March 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Winter Sports Palace.[1] Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Israel and Mexico returned to compete in Division III Group A after missing promotion in the 2015 tournament.[2] Turkey gained promotion to Division III Group A after finishing first in last years Division III Group B tournament and Australia was relegated from Division II Group B after finishing last in the 2015 tournament.[3][4]

Australia won the tournament after winning four of their five games, finishing first in the group standings and gained promotion back to Division II Group B for the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1][5] Turkey finished in second place, one point behind Australia, and Bulgaria in third place.[5] Mexico finished the tournament in last place after losing all five of their games and was relegated to Division III Group B for 2017.[1][5] Turkey's Ferhat Bakal finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 14 points and Tolga Bozaci led the tournament in goaltending with a save percentage of 91.95.[6][7] Bakal was also named the best forward by the IIHF directorate.[8] Raz Werner of Israel was named the best goaltender of the tournament and Bulgaria's Atanas Genkov was named best defenceman.[8]

StandingsEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Australia 5 4 0 0 1 25 22 +3 12
  Turkey 5 3 1 0 1 22 13 +9 11
  Bulgaria 5 3 0 0 2 20 13 +7 9
  Israel 5 2 1 0 2 15 15 0 8
  Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 2 2 17 26 −9 5
  Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 10 20 −10 0
Promoted to the 2017 Division II Group B tournament Relegated to the 2017 Division III Group B tournament

FixturesEdit

All times are local. (EETUTC+2)

14 March 2016
13:00
Mexico  1–3
(0–0, 1–2, 0–1)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 258
14 March 2016
16:30
Turkey  5 – 4 OT
(4–1, 0–1, 0–2, 1–0)
  Chinese TaipeiWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 268
14 March 2016
20:00
Bulgaria  3–4
(1–2, 1–1, 1–1)
  AustraliaWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,150
15 March 2016
13:00
Israel  1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
  TurkeyWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 125
15 March 2016
16:30
Australia  6–3
(1–1, 1–2, 4–0)
  Chinese TaipeiWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 369
15 March 2016
20:00
Mexico  2–4
(0–1, 1–0, 1–3)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,850
17 March 2016
13:00
Mexico  1–4
(0–2, 0–0, 1–2)
  TurkeyWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 100
17 March 2016
16:30
Australia  4–3
(2–1, 0–0, 2–2)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 365
17 March 2016
20:00
Bulgaria  9–3
(4–0, 3–2, 2–1)
  Chinese TaipeiWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,890
18 March 2016
13:00
Turkey  9–6
(4–0, 2–4, 3–2)
  AustraliaWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 230
18 March 2016
16:30
Chinese Taipei  4–2
(1–2, 1–0, 2–0)
  MexicoWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 190
18 March 2016
20:00
Israel  4–3
(3–3, 1–0, 0–0)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,800
20 March 2016
13:00
Chinese Taipei  3 – 4 SO
(0–0, 1–2, 2–1, 0–0, 0–1)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 140
20 March 2016
16:30
Bulgaria  1–0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  TurkeyWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,995
20 March 2016
20:00
Australia  5–4
(0–1, 1–1, 4–2)
  MexicoWinter Sports Palace
Attendance: 450

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[6]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
  Ferhat Bakal 5 9 5 14 +11 2 F
  Ellesse Carini 5 6 7 13 +7 4 F
  Wei Chiang 5 4 7 11 −2 0 F
  Thomas Steven 5 6 4 10 +4 2 F
  Liam Manwarring 5 5 5 10 +6 29 F
  Jorge Perez 5 7 2 9 −3 4 F
  Veselin Dikov 5 5 4 9 +2 43 F
  Tom Ignatovich 5 4 5 9 +6 8 F
  Hakan Salt 5 4 5 9 +10 2 F
  Mark Revniaga 5 4 4 8 +3 2 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

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.[7]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
  Tolga Bozaci 300:11 149 12 2.40 91.95 0
  Raz Werner 304:15 162 14 2.76 91.36 0
  Aleksandar Tomov 295:32 129 13 2.64 89.92 1
  Sheng-Chun Huang 248:06 136 16 3.87 88.24 0
  Leonardo Chavez 119:08 47 6 3.02 87.23 0

Division III Group B tournamentEdit

2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group B
Tournament details
Host country  South Africa
Dates14–19 February 2016
Teams3
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions    New Zealand
Runner-up    South Africa
Third place    Hong Kong
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored53 (8.83 per match)
Attendance1,751 (292 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Benjamin Harford

The Division III Group B tournament began on 14 February 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa at the Ice Station.[9] Hong Kong and New Zealand returned to compete in Division III Group B after missing promotion in the 2015 tournament.[3] South Africa entered the competition after being relegated from Division III Group A in 2015.[2]

New Zealand won the tournament after winning all four of their games, finishing first in the group standings and gained promotion to Division III Group A for the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships.[9][10] South Africa and Hong Kong both completed the tournament with three points each, with South Africa taking second place with a better goal difference.[10] New Zealand's Benjamin Harford finished as the top scorer of the tournament with eleven points and James Moore led the tournament in goaltending with a save percentage of 92.98.[11][12] Harford was also named the best forward of the tournament and Moore best goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[13] Thomas Pugh of New Zealand was named best defenceman.[13]

StandingsEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 31 9 +22 12
  South Africa 4 1 0 0 3 11 19 −8 3
  Hong Kong 4 1 0 0 3 12 25 −13 3
Promoted to the 2017 Division III Group A tournament

FixturesEdit

All times are local. (SASTUTC+2)

14 February 2016
20:00
Hong Kong  3–6
(1–4, 2–1, 0–1)
  South AfricaIce Station
Attendance: 400
15 February 2016
20:00
New Zealand  8–4
(5–1, 0–1, 3–2)
  Hong KongIce Station
Attendance: 126
16 February 2016
17:45
South Africa  1–6
(0–3, 1–3, 0–0)
  New ZealandIce Station
Attendance: 253
17 February 2016
17:45
Hong Kong  3–2
(1–1, 1–1, 1–0)
  South AfricaIce Station
Attendance: 289
18 February 2016
17:45
New Zealand  9–2
(3–0, 5–0, 1–2)
  Hong KongIce Station
Attendance: 94
19 February 2016
17:45
South Africa  2–7
(0–3, 0–1, 2–3)
  New ZealandIce Station
Attendance: 589

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[11]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
  Benjamin Harford 4 7 4 11 +13 24 F
  Shaun Brown 4 4 4 8 +12 6 F
  Hing Yui Tsang 4 4 4 8 −6 18 F
  Logan Fraser 4 2 6 8 +3 14 F
  Alexander Egan 4 3 4 7 −1 12 F
  Mak Rawiri 4 5 1 6 +1 2 F
  Rom van Stolk 4 3 1 4 +5 2 F
  Ho Ming Herman Lui 4 1 3 4 −9 14 F
  Luke Vivier 4 3 0 3 0 0 F
  Aidan Beukes 4 2 1 3 +1 6 F
  Hing Wing Tsang 4 2 1 3 −8 6 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[12]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
  James Moore 120:00 57 4 2.00 92.98 0
  Taylor Goodall 120:00 65 5 2.50 92.31 0
  Ryan Boyd 166:55 96 13 4.67 86.46 0
  Joshua Sun Ho Ho 152:57 101 18 7.06 82.18 0

ReferencesEdit

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