2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II

The 2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

2018 IIHF Women's World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host countries Slovenia
 Spain
 Bulgaria
Dates31 March – 6 April 2018 (Group A)
17–23 March 2018 (Group B)
4–9 December 2017 (Qualification)
Teams17
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
2017
2019

The Group A tournament was held in Maribor, Slovenia from 31 March to 6 April 2018, the Group B tournament in Valdemoro, Spain, from 17 to 23 March 2018 and the qualification tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 4 to 9 December 2017.[1]

The Netherlands won the Group A tournament and play in Diviosn I next year.[2] Spain took home the top spot in the Group B tournament and were promoted to Group A next year,[3] while Croatia won the qualification tournament.[4]

Group A tournamentEdit

2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II A
Tournament details
Host country  Slovenia
Dates31 March – 6 April 2018
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored82 (5.47 per match)
Attendance5,784 (386 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Julie Zwarthoed
(11 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Netherlands Placed 2nd in Division II A last year.
  Great Britain Placed 3rd in Division II A last year.
  North Korea Placed 4th in Division II A last year.
  Slovenia Host, placed 5th in Division II A last year.
  Australia Placed 6th in Division II A last year.
  Mexico Placed 1st in Division II B last year and was promoted.

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
1   Netherlands (P) 5 5 0 0 0 24 3 +21 15 Promoted to 2019 Division I B
2   Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 17 7 +10 12
3   North Korea 5 3 0 0 2 14 15 −1 9
4   Australia 5 2 0 0 3 10 17 −7 6
5   Slovenia (H) 5 1 0 0 4 14 15 −1 3
6   Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 3 25 −22 0
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.

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+2).

31 March 2018
13:00
Great Britain  5–1
(0–0, 0–1, 5–0)
  AustraliaLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 370
31 March 2018
16:30
North Korea  2–5
(1–2, 0–0, 1–3)
  NetherlandsLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 372
31 March 2018
20:00
Mexico  0–6
(0–2, 0–2, 0–2)
  SloveniaLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 400
1 April 2018
13:00
Great Britain  3–1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  North KoreaLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 356
1 April 2018
16:30
Australia  4–1
(3–0, 1–1, 0–0)
  MexicoLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 348
1 April 2018
20:00
Netherlands  2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
  SloveniaLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 450
3 April 2018
13:00
Netherlands  6–0
(2–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  AustraliaLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 344
3 April 2018
16:30
Great Britain  5–0
(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  MexicoLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 357
3 April 2018
20:00
North Korea  5–4
(2–0, 1–2, 2–2)
  SloveniaLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 499
4 April 2018
13:00
Mexico  0–7
(0–1, 0–3, 0–3)
  NetherlandsLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 341
4 April 2018
16:30
Australia  1–3
(0–0, 1–0, 0–3)
  North KoreaLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 340
4 April 2018
20:00
Slovenia  1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
  Great BritainLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 462
6 April 2018
13:00
North Korea  3–2
(1–1, 1–0, 1–1)
  MexicoLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 332
6 April 2018
16:30
Netherlands  4–0
(0–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  Great BritainLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 377
6 April 2018
20:00
Slovenia  2–4
(0–4, 2–0, 0–0)
  AustraliaLedna Dvorana, Maribor
Attendance: 436

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
  Julie Zwarthoed 5 5 6 11 +13 2 F
  Pia Pren 5 2 9 11 +5 2 F
  Sara Confidenti 5 6 4 10 +5 4 F
  Savine Wielenga 5 4 6 10 +11 2 F
  Kim Hyang-mi 5 5 4 9 +5 0 F
  Kim Un-hyang 5 6 1 7 +6 4 F
  Kayleigh Hamers 5 3 4 7 +5 0 D
  Angela Taylor 5 4 2 6 +4 4 F
  Zoe Barbier 5 2 4 6 +10 0 F
  Jong Su-hyon 5 0 6 6 +5 2 F

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

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.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
  Samantha Bolwell 120:00 1 0.50 36 97.22 1
  Nadia Zijlstra 180:00 1 0.33 35 97.14 2
  Pia Dukarič 299:45 15 3.00 221 93.21 1
  Lisa Daams 120:00 2 1.00 23 91.30 1
  Nicole Jackson 180:00 6 2.00 58 89.66 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

2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II B
Tournament details
Host country  Spain
Dates17–23 March 2018
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored132 (8.8 per match)
Attendance3,458 (231 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Caitlin Heale
(15 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Spain Host, placed 2nd in Division II B last year.
  New Zealand Placed 3rd in Division II B last year.
  Iceland Placed 4th in Division II B last year.
  Turkey Placed 5th in Division II B last year.
  Romania Placed 6th in Division II B last year.
  Chinese Taipei Placed 1st in Division II B Qualification last year and was 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
1   Spain (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 29 5 +24 15 Promoted to 2019 Division II A
2   Chinese Taipei 5 4 0 0 1 24 16 +8 12
3   Iceland 5 2 1 0 2 25 11 +14 8
4   New Zealand 5 2 0 1 2 24 21 +3 7
5   Turkey 5 1 0 0 4 17 31 −14 3
6   Romania 5 0 0 0 5 12 47 −35 0
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.

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

17 March 2018
13:00
New Zealand  6–3
(0–2, 6–1, 0–0)
  RomaniaFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 125
17 March 2018
16:30
Chinese Taipei  6–2
(2–0, 2–1, 2–1)
  TurkeyFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 130
17 March 2018
20:15
Iceland  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  SpainFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 650
18 March 2018
13:00
Romania  4–9
(2–5, 1–3, 1–1)
  Chinese TaipeiFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 63
18 March 2018
16:30
New Zealand  3–4 GWS
(0–2, 1–0, 2–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  IcelandFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 120
18 March 2018
20:00
Spain  4–1
(2–1, 1–0, 1–0)
  TurkeyFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 530
20 March 2018
13:00
Iceland  6–2
(1–1, 0–1, 5–0)
  TurkeyFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 130
20 March 2018
16:30
New Zealand  2–5
(0–3, 1–1, 1–1)
  Chinese TaipeiFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 55
20 March 2018
20:00
Spain  12–0
(4–0, 5–0, 3–0)
  RomaniaFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 205
21 March 2018
13:00
Turkey  4–11
(3–3, 0–5, 1–3)
  New ZealandFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 95
21 March 2018
16:30
Romania  1–12
(0–5, 1–2, 0–5)
  IcelandFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 85
21 March 2018
20:00
Chinese Taipei  1–6
(0–2, 0–3, 1–1)
  SpainFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 455
23 March 2018
13:00
Iceland  2–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
  Chinese TaipeiFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 85
23 March 2018
16:30
Spain  5–2
(2–0, 3–0, 0–2)
  New ZealandFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 555
23 March 2018
20:00
Turkey  8–4
(2–2, 1–2, 5–0)
  RomaniaFrancisco Fernández Ochoa City Ice Rink, Valdemoro
Attendance: 175

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
  Caitlin Heale 5 7 8 15 +7 2 F
  Anjali Thakker 5 4 11 15 +6 2 F
  Yeh Hui-chen 5 11 3 14 +4 2 F
  Silvia Björgvinsdóttir 5 9 3 12 +4 4 F
  Hsu Ting-yu 5 3 8 11 +5 4 F
  Vega Muñoz 5 3 8 11 +8 2 F
  Sarah Shantz-Smiley 5 2 9 11 +2 4 F
  Çağla Baktıroğlu 5 6 4 10 0 4 F
  Betül Taygar 5 8 1 9 −8 6 F
  Flosrún Jóhannesdóttir 5 4 4 8 +1 2 F

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

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.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
  Alba Gonzalo 255:04 4 0.94 87 95.40 0
  Hsu Tzu-ting 221:23 11 2.98 118 90.68 0
  Guðlaug Þorsteinsdóttir 224:04 9 2.41 83 89.16 0
  Lochlyn Hyde 295:42 20 4.06 164 87.80 0
  Kübra Dadaşoğlu 275:47 27 5.87 201 86.57 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 Qualification tournamentEdit

2018 IIHF Women's World Championship Division II B Qualification
Tournament details
Host country  Bulgaria
Dates4–9 December 2017
Teams5
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played10
Goals scored70 (7 per match)
Attendance1,366 (137 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Ela Filipeć
(16 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Belgium Placed 2nd in Division II B Qualification last year.
  South Africa Placed 3rd in Division II B Qualification last year.
  Bulgaria Host, placed 4th in Division II B Qualification last year.
  Hong Kong Placed 5th in Division II B Qualification last year.
  Croatia Did not participate last year.

Match officialsEdit

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

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Croatia (P) 4 4 0 0 0 27 2 +25 12 Promoted to 2019 Division II B
2   Belgium 4 3 0 0 1 26 2 +24 9
3   South Africa 4 2 0 0 2 12 8 +4 6
4   Hong Kong 4 1 0 0 3 4 33 −29 3
5   Bulgaria (H) 4 0 0 0 4 3 27 −24 0
Source: IIHF.com
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+2).

4 December 2017
15:30
Croatia  4–0
(1–0, 3–0, 0–0)
  South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 75
4 December 2017
19:00
Bulgaria  0–9
(0–3, 0–4, 0–2)
  BelgiumWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 230
5 December 2017
19:00
Hong Kong  0–10
(0–1, 0–5, 0–4)
  CroatiaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 238
6 December 2017
15:30
Belgium  14–1
(3–0, 5–1, 6–0)
  Hong KongWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 68
6 December 2017
19:00
South Africa  4–0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 225
7 December 2017
19:00
Croatia  1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
  BelgiumWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 80
8 December 2017
15:30
South Africa  8–1
(2–0, 4–1, 2–0)
  Hong KongWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 68
8 December 2017
19:00
Bulgaria  2–12
(0–5, 2–3, 0–4)
  CroatiaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 102
9 December 2017
14:30
Hong Kong  2–1
(0–1, 0–0, 2–0)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 200
9 December 2017
19:00
Belgium  3–0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
  South AfricaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 80

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Ela Filipeć 4 6 10 16 +17 2 D
  Sonja Frere 4 4 4 8 +11 0 F
  Vesna Gurka 4 3 5 8 +11 2 F
  Dalene Rhode 4 6 1 7 +5 0 F
  Ana Širanović 4 3 4 7 +11 2 F
  Femke Bosmans 4 6 0 6 +7 0 F
  Martina Smolec 4 1 5 6 +8 2 D
  Tijana Delić 4 4 1 4 +8 0 F
  Axelle Franck 4 3 1 4 +4 0 F
  Cato Boon 4 2 2 4 +6 2 F
  Valerie Jenaer 4 2 2 4 +4 0 F
  Chloe Schuurman 4 2 2 4 0 4 F

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

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.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
  Nina van Orshaegen 180:00 1 0.33 40 97.50 1
  Petra Belobrk 218:12 2 0.55 57 96.49 2
  Shaylene Swanepoel 180:00 8 2.67 56 85.71 0
  Chau Nga-sze 240:00 33 8.25 176 81.25 0
  Katrin Stankova 152:05 19 7.50 90 78.89 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. ^ "27 tournaments assigned". iihf.com. 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Dutch delight in Maribor". iihf.com. 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ "¡Qué festival!". iihf.com. 22 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Croatia bounces back". iihf.com. 10 December 2017.
  5. ^ Group A Assignments
  6. ^ Group B Assignments
  7. ^ Group B qualification assignments