2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I

The 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division I was played in two groups of six teams each. In each group the first-placed team is promoted to a higher level, while the last-placed team is relegated to a lower level. Divisions I A and I B represent the second and the third tier of the IIHF World U20 Championship. To be eligible as a "junior" a player cannot be born earlier than 1996.

2016 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division I
2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I.png
Tournament details
Host countries Austria
 France
Dates12 – 19 December 2015
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2015
2017

The winners of Division I B, France, was promoted to the 2017 Division I A, and the winners of Division I A, Latvia, was promoted to the 2017 top division.

Division I AEdit

The Division I A tournament was played in Vienna, Austria, from 13 to 19 December 2015.[1]

2016 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division I A
Tournament details
Host country  Austria
Dates13 – 19 December 2015
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored95 (6.33 per match)
Attendance10,062 (671 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Dominic Zwerger
(7 points)

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Germany placed 10th in the Top Division last year and were relegated
  Norway placed 2nd in Division I A last year
  Latvia placed 3rd in Division I A last year
  Italy placed 4th in Division I A last year
  Austria placed 5th in Division I A last year
  Kazakhstan placed 1st in Division I B last year and were promoted

Final standingsEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  Latvia 5 4 1 0 0 20 7 +13 14
  Austria 5 3 0 0 2 18 18 0 9
  Kazakhstan 5 2 1 0 2 21 13 +8 8
  Norway 5 1 1 2 1 21 14 +7 7
  Germany 5 2 0 1 2 10 14 −4 7
  Italy 5 0 0 0 5 5 29 −24 0
Promoted to the 2017 Top Division Relegated to the 2017 Division I B

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

13 December 2015
13:00
Kazakhstan  2–3
(0–0, 1–2, 1–1)
  GermanyEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 350
13 December 2015
16:30
Italy  1–10
(1–3, 0–2, 0–5)
  NorwayEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 325
13 December 2015
20:00
Austria  2–6
(0–3, 1–3, 1–0)
  LatviaEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 1048
14 December 2015
13:00
Germany  2–1
(1–0, 1–1, 0–0)
  ItalyEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 352
14 December 2015
16:30
Latvia  5–3
(0–2, 1–0, 4–1)
  KazakhstanEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 253
14 December 2015
20:00
Norway  3–4
(3–2, 0–0, 0–2)
  AustriaEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 914
16 December 2015
13:00
Norway  1–2 GWS
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  LatviaEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 558
16 December 2015
16:30
Kazakhstan  7–0
(1–0, 5–0, 1–0)
  ItalyEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 346
16 December 2015
20:00
Germany  1–3
(0–1, 1–0, 0–2)
  AustriaEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 2246
17 December 2015
13:00
Norway  3–4 GWS
(2–0, 1–2, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  KazakhstanEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 168
17 December 2015
16:30
Latvia  4–1
(2–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  GermanyEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 307
17 December 2015
20:00
Italy  3–7
(0–1, 0–4, 3–2)
  AustriaEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 865
19 December 2015
13:00
Latvia  3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  ItalyEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 170
19 December 2015
16:30
Germany  3–4 GWS
(0–0, 3–0, 0–3)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  NorwayEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 810
19 December 2015
20:00
Austria  2–5
(1–2, 0–2, 1–1)
  KazakhstanEissportzentrum Kagran, Vienna
Attendance: 1350

StatisticsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Dominic Zwerger   Austria 5 3 4 7 +2 2
2 Vladimir Volkov   Kazakhstan 5 2 5 7 –1 0
3 Alikhan Asetov   Kazakhstan 5 6 0 6 +2 0
4 Florian Baltram   Austria 5 3 3 6 +4 4
5 Dmitri Grents   Kazakhstan 5 2 4 6 +1 2
6 Anders Gulliksen   Norway 5 1 5 6 +4 0
7 Henrik Knold   Norway 5 5 0 5 +5 2
8 Rodrigo Ābols   Latvia 5 4 1 5 +1 0
9 Fredrik Jorgensen   Norway 5 3 2 5 +4 2
10 Frenks Razgals   Latvia 5 2 3 5 +5 0

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Matiss Kivlenieks   Latvia 245:00 7 94.12 1.71 0
2 Hannes Treibenreif   Italy 214:02 14 91.30 3.92 0
3 Fredrik Gronstrand   Norway 194:24 9 89.77 2.78 0
4 Thomas Stroj   Austria 180:00 9 89.41 3.00 0
5 Anton Bruyev   Kazakhstan 303:56 13 88.79 2.57 1

AwardsEdit

Best Players Selected by the DirectorateEdit

Division I BEdit

The Division I B tournament was played in Megève, France, from 12 to 18 December 2015.[2] On 10 December it was announced that Japan had withdrawn, and would be automatically relegated for the 2017 tournament.[3]

2016 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division I B
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates12 – 18 December 2015
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored60 (6 per match)
Attendance5,585 (559 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Bastien Maia
(11 points)

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Slovenia placed 6th in Division I A last year and were relegated
  Ukraine placed 2nd in Division I B last year
  Poland placed 3rd in Division I B last year
  France placed 4th in Division I B last year
  Japan placed 5th in Division I B last year, withdrew.
  Great Britain placed 1st in Division II A last year and were promoted

Final standingsEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
  France 4 2 1 0 1 17 9 +8 8
  Poland 4 2 1 0 1 15 10 +5 8
  Great Britain 4 2 1 0 1 13 16 −3 8
  Ukraine 4 1 0 2 1 9 10 −1 5
  Slovenia 4 0 0 1 3 6 15 −9 1
  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Promoted to the 2017 Division I A Relegated to the 2017 Division II A

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

12 December 2015
15:30
Great Britain  3–2 OT
(0–0, 0–1, 2–1)
(OT: 1–0)
  SloveniaPalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 206
12 December 2015
19:00
France  3–2 OT
(1–0, 1–2, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
  UkrainePalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 700
13 December 2015
15:30
Poland  9–3
(3–0, 3–1, 3–2)
  Great BritainPalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 128
13 December 2015
19:00
Slovenia  1–4
(0–1, 0–1, 1–2)
  FrancePalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 1030
15 December 2015
15:30
Ukraine  0–1 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
  PolandPalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 180
15 December 2015
19:00
Great Britain  4–3
(1–2, 1–1, 2–0)
  FrancePalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 1138
16 December 2015
15:30
Ukraine  2–3
(1–0, 0–1, 1–2)
  Great BritainPalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 126
16 December 2015
19:00
Poland  3–0
(0–0, 2–0, 1–0)
  SloveniaPalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 185
18 December 2015
15:30
Slovenia  3–5
(0–1, 1–3, 2–1)
  UkrainePalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 103
18 December 2015
19:00
Poland  2–7
(0–1, 1–3, 1–3)
  FrancePalais des Sports, Megève
Attendance: 1789

StatisticsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Bastien Maia   France 4 6 5 11 +4 10
2 Fabien Colotti   France 4 3 3 6 +4 4
2 Olexi Vorona   Ukraine 4 3 3 6 0 0
4 Kamil Sikora   Poland 4 2 4 6 +5 4
5 Guillaume Leclerc   France 4 1 5 6 +4 2
6 Ivan Radetsky   Ukraine 4 4 1 5 0 0
7 Macaulay Heywood   Great Britain 4 3 2 5 -2 4
8 Gabin Ville   France 3 2 3 5 +4 29
9 Marcin Horzelski   Poland 4 2 3 5 +4 4
10 Oliver Betteridge   Great Britain 4 1 3 4 -2 0
10 Hugo Gallet   France 4 1 3 4 +5 4
10 Kamil Paszek   Poland 4 1 3 4 +5 0

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)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Bogdan Dyachenko   Ukraine 247:16 10 93.29 2.43 0
2 Quentin Papillon   France 124:36 4 92.45 1.93 0
3 Ben Churchfield   Great Britain 149:09 8 92.16 3.22 0
4 Michal Czernik   Poland 244:04 10 91.38 2.46 2
5 Mark Vlahovic   Slovenia 178:44 9 90.43 3.02 0

Source: IIHF.com

AwardsEdit

Best Players Selected by the DirectorateEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit