2017 IIHF World Championship Division II

The 2017 IIHF World Championship Division II was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Galati, Romania from 3 to 9 April 2017 and Group B in Auckland, New Zealand from 4 to 10 April 2017.[1]

2017 IIHF World Championship Division II
2017 IIHF World Championship Division II.png
Tournament details
Host countries Romania
 New Zealand
Dates3–9 April (Group A)
4–10 April (Group B)
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2016
2018

BidsEdit

There were three official bids to host Group A Championships.[2]

Iceland had previously hosted these championships in 2015, in Reykjavik.
Romania had previously hosted these championships twice, the 2001 edition in Bucharest, and again in 2008, in Miercurea Ciuc. The proposed arena was the Galați Skating Rink.
Serbia has hosted the championships a number of times. Belgrade hosted twice, in 2005 and 2014, whilst Novi Sad hosted in 2009. In addition, Novi Sad also played host to the competition in 2002 whilst known as Serbia and Montenegro.

The decision on hosts was made on May 21, 2016. The bid from Romania gained a majority vote and as a result Galati will host the competition.[3]

There were also two official bids to host Group B Championships.[2]

New Zealand had previously hosted these championships in 2006. The proposed arena was Paradice Botany Downs.
Turkey had previously hosted these championships in 2013, in İzmit.

The decision on hosts was made on May 21, 2016. The bid from New Zealand received the majority of the votes, and as a result Auckland will host the competition.[4]

VenuesEdit

Group A Group B
Galați Auckland
Galați Skating Rink
Capacity: 5,000
Paradice Botany Downs
Capacity: 400[5]

Group A tournamentEdit

2017 IIHF World Championship Division II A
Tournament details
Host country  Romania
Dates3–9 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored103 (6.87 per match)
Attendance14,910 (994 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Ede Mihály
(9 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Romania Host, placed 6th in Division I B last year and were relegated.
  Spain Placed 2nd in Division II A last year.
  Belgium Placed 3rd in Division II A last year.
  Serbia Placed 4th in Division II A last year.
  Iceland Placed 5th in Division II A last year.
  Australia Placed 1st in Division II B last year and were promoted.

Match officialsEdit

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[6]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Romania (H, P) 5 4 0 0 1 24 5 +19 12 Promoted to Division I B
2   Australia 5 3 1 0 1 16 13 +3 11
3   Serbia 5 2 0 2 1 23 15 +8 8
4   Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 17 27 −10 6[a]
5   Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 10 20 −10 6[a]
6   Spain (R) 5 0 1 0 4 13 23 −10 2 Relegation to Division II B
Source: IIHF
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; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Iceland 3–9 Belgium

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

3 April 2017
13:00
Australia  4–3 OT
(1–1, 0–1, 2–1)
OT: (1–0)
  SerbiaGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 250
3 April 2017
16:30
Spain  2–3
(1–2, 1–1, 0–0)
  IcelandGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 190
3 April 2017
20:00
Belgium  1–9
(1–2, 0–3, 0–4)
  RomaniaGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 2,230
4 April 2017
13:00
Iceland  2–3
(0–1, 2–1, 0–1)
  AustraliaGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 250
4 April 2017
16:30
Spain  3–5
(0–1, 0–2, 3–2)
  BelgiumGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 210
4 April 2017
20:00
Romania  4–1
(2–0, 0–1, 2–0)
  SerbiaGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 2,100
6 April 2017
13:00
Belgium  2–9
(1–2, 0–2, 1–5)
  SerbiaGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 100
6 April 2017
16:30
Spain  3–5
(1–2, 0–1, 2–2)
  AustraliaGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 300
6 April 2017
20:00
Romania  0–2
(0–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  IcelandGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 2,600
7 April 2017
13:00
Serbia  4–5 OT
(0–3, 2–1, 2–0)
OT: (0–1)
  SpainGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 130
7 April 2017
16:30
Iceland  3–9
(1–3, 2–4, 0–2)
  BelgiumGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 200
7 April 2017
20:00
Australia  1–5
(1–1, 0–2, 0–2)
  RomaniaGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 2,800
9 April 2017
13:00
Belgium  0–3
(0–1, 0–1, 0–1)
  AustraliaGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 150
9 April 2017
16:30
Serbia  6–0
(3–0, 2–0, 1–0)
  IcelandGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 200
9 April 2017
20:00
Romania  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
  SpainGalați Skating Rink, Galați
Attendance: 3,200

Awards and statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Ede Mihály 5 8 1 9 +6 4 F
  Marko Sretović 5 3 6 9 +9 0 F
  Mitch Morgan 5 2 7 9 −2 2 F
  Nemanja Vučurević 5 5 3 8 +5 12 F
  Matyas Bíró 5 2 6 8 +5 0 F
  Roberto Gliga 5 0 8 8 +5 0 F
  Vincent Morgan 5 3 4 7 −2 4 F
  Mihail Georgescu 5 2 5 7 +5 4 F
  Dominik Crnogorac 5 0 7 7 +3 2 D
  Lliam Webster 5 0 7 7 +2 14 D

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
  Zoltán Toke 288:21 5 1.04 90 94.44 1
  Anthony Kimlin 301:17 13 2.59 160 91.88 1
  Arsenije Ranković 304:21 15 2.96 156 90.38 1
  Dennis Hedström 274:38 17 3.71 158 89.24 1
  Ignacio García 286:00 21 4.41 138 84.78 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

Group B tournamentEdit

2017 IIHF World Championship Division II B
Tournament details
Host country  New Zealand
Dates4–10 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored113 (7.53 per match)
Attendance3,229 (215 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Elie Klein
(11 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  China Placed 6th in Division II A last year and were relegated.
  Mexico Placed 2nd in Division II B last year.
  Israel Placed 3rd in Division II B last year.
  New Zealand Host, placed 4th in Division II B last year.
  North Korea Placed 5th in Division II B last year.
  Turkey Placed 1st in Division III last year and were promoted.

Match officialsEdit

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

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   China (P) 5 5 0 0 0 29 12 +17 15 Promoted to Division II A
2   New Zealand (H) 5 4 0 0 1 23 11 +12 12
3   Israel 5 3 0 0 2 24 14 +10 9
4   North Korea 5 1 0 0 4 18 33 −15 3[a]
5   Mexico 5 1 0 0 4 12 16 −4 3[a]
6   Turkey (R) 5 1 0 0 4 7 27 −20 3[a] Relegation to Division III
Source: IIHF
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; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c North Korea 3 Pts, +4 GD; Mexico 3 Pts, +3 GD, Turkey 3 Pts, −7 GD

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+12).

4 April 2017
13:00
Mexico  5–1
(1–0, 3–1, 1–0)
  North KoreaParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 100
4 April 2017
16:30
Israel  2–5
(1–2, 1–0, 0–3)
  ChinaParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 100
4 April 2017
20:00
Turkey  1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
  New ZealandParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 350
5 April 2017
13:00
Mexico  2–6
(0–0, 0–4, 2–2)
  IsraelParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 100
5 April 2017
16:30
North Korea  11–3
(6–0, 4–2, 1–1)
  TurkeyParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 100
5 April 2017
20:00
China  5–2
(1–1, 1–1, 3–0)
  New ZealandParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 450
7 April 2017
13:00
China  8–3
(6–1, 1–1, 1–1)
  North KoreaParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 100
7 April 2017
16:30
Mexico  0–1
(0–1, 0–0, 0–0)
  TurkeyParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 100
7 April 2017
20:00
Israel  2–5
(1–3, 0–2, 1–0)
  New ZealandParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 500
9 April 2017
13:00
Turkey  2–7
(1–2, 0–2, 1–3)
  ChinaParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 100
9 April 2017
16:30
North Korea  2–9
(0–1, 1–6, 1–2)
  IsraelParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 100
9 April 2017
20:00
New Zealand  4–2
(2–0, 1–2, 1–0)
  MexicoParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 518
10 April 2017
13:00
Israel  5–0
(1–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  TurkeyParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 101
10 April 2017
16:30
China  4–3
(2–0, 2–3, 0–0)
  MexicoParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 103
10 April 2017
20:00
New Zealand  8–1
(2–1, 4–0, 2–0)
  North KoreaParadice Botany Downs, Auckland
Attendance: 407

Awards and statisticsEdit

AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Elie Klein 5 4 7 11 +3 4 F
  Jacob Ratcliffe 5 6 4 10 +4 4 F
  Ilya Spektor 5 6 3 9 +2 4 F
  Daniel Mazour 5 5 2 7 0 6 F
  Zhang Cheng 5 4 3 7 +3 12 F
  Ri Chol-min 5 3 4 7 −4 2 F
  Carlos Gómez 5 2 5 7 +3 4 F
  Evgeni Kozhevnikov 5 2 5 7 0 6 F
  Jordan Challis 5 4 2 6 +3 0 F
  Ryan Ruddle 5 4 2 6 +1 4 F
  Xia Tianxiang 5 4 2 6 +7 6 F
  Zhang Hao 5 4 2 6 +1 4 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
  Rick Parry 239:45 9 2.25 134 93.28 0
  Sun Zehao 300:00 12 2.40 148 91.89 0
  Maxim Gokhberg 289:28 12 2.49 142 91.55 1
  Alfonso de Alba 218:39 13 3.57 133 90.23 0
  Tolga Bozacı 190:30 13 4.09 115 88.70 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. ^ "2017 Events". IIHF.com. 23 May 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2016-05-23.
  2. ^ a b "IIHF CALENDAR OF EVENTS" (PDF). IIHF.com. 23 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Congresul IIHF - Moscova, Rusia". ROhockey.ro. 23 May 2016. Archived from the original on 26 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ "New Zealand Ice Hockey". NZIceHockey.com. 23 May 2016. Archived from the original on 18 December 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Paradice Botany Downs". eurohockey.com. 23 May 2016.
  6. ^ IIA Assignsments
  7. ^ IIB Assignsments