2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I

The 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division I consisted of two tiered groups of six teams each: the second-tier Division IA and the third-tier Division IB. For each tier's tournament, the team which placed first was promoted to the next highest division, while the team which placed last was relegated to a lower division.

2018 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division I
2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I.png
Tournament details
Host countries France
 Slovenia
Dates10 – 16 December 2017
9 – 15 December 2017
Teams12
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
2017
2019

The tournaments were a round-robin tournament format, with two points allotted for a win, one additional point for a regulation win, and one point for an overtime or game winning shots loss.

To be eligible as a junior player in these tournaments, a player cannot be born earlier than 1998.

Division IA was held in Meribel, France, while Division IB was hosted in Bled, Slovenia.

Division I AEdit

The Division I A tournament was played in Courchevel and Meribel, France, from 10 to 16 December 2017.

As a result of the tournament, Kazakhstan was promoted to the Top Division, while Hungary was relegated to Division IB for 2019.

2018 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division I A
Tournament details
Host country  France
Dates10 – 16 December 2017
Teams6
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored82 (5.47 per match)
Attendance6,023 (402 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Artur Gatiyatov
(7 points)

ParticipantsEdit

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

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Kazakhstan 5 3 2 0 0 20 10 +10 13 Promoted to Top Division
2   Latvia 5 3 1 1 0 13 5 +8 12
3   Germany 5 3 0 1 1 17 7 +10 10
4   France (H) 5 1 1 1 2 11 15 −4 6
5   Austria 5 1 0 0 4 10 20 −10 3
6   Hungary 5 0 0 1 4 11 25 −14 1 Relegation to Division I 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.

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

10 December 2017
14:30
Kazakhstan  3–2 OT
(0–0, 0–1, 2–1)
(OT: 1–0)
  GermanyCourchevel Arena
Attendance: 103
10 December 2017
18:00
Austria  1–6
(0–2, 1–1, 0–3)
  FranceCourchevel Arena
Attendance: 695
10 December 2017
18:00
Hungary  1–4
(0–0, 0–2, 1–2)
  LatviaMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 150
11 December 2017
13:00
Latvia  2–3 GWS
(1–0, 0–2, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  KazakhstanMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 600
11 December 2017
19:00
France  4–3 OT
(2–2, 0–1, 1–0)
(OT: 1–0)
  HungaryMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 600
12 December 2017
19:00
Germany  4–1
(1–1, 2–0, 1–0)
  AustriaMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 221
13 December 2017
15:30
Hungary  3–5
(1–2, 0–1, 2–2)
  KazakhstanCourchevel Arena
Attendance: 91
13 December 2017
19:00
Germany  4–0
(3–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  FranceCourchevel Arena
Attendance: 817
13 December 2017
19:00
Latvia  5–1
(2–0, 0–0, 3–1)
  AustriaMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 132
14 December 2017
19:00
France  0–1 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
  LatviaMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 533
15 December 2017
13:00
Germany  7–2
(1–0, 2–1, 4–1)
  HungaryCourchevel Arena
Attendance: 482
15 December 2017
19:00
Kazakhstan  3–2
(3–1, 0–1, 0–0)
  AustriaCourchevel Arena
Attendance: 152
16 December 2017
14:30
Latvia  1–0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  GermanyCourchevel Arena
Attendance: 187
16 December 2017
16:00
Austria  5–2
(2–1, 2–1, 1–0)
  HungaryMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 250
16 December 2017
18:00
France  1–6
(0–1, 1–2, 0–3)
  KazakhstanCourchevel Arena
Attendance: 1010

StatisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/– PIM
1 Artur Gatiyatov   Kazakhstan 5 4 3 7 +5 0
2 Valeri Orekhov   Kazakhstan 5 1 6 7 –3 2
3 Nikita Nazarenko   Kazakhstan 5 4 2 6 +2 4
4 Tobias Eder   Germany 5 2 4 6 +4 4
5 Emīls Ģēģeris   Latvia 5 3 2 5 +3 12
5 Charlie Jahnke   Germany 5 3 2 5 +3 2
5 Marco Rossi   Austria 5 3 2 5 +3 8
8 Adil Beketayev   Kazakhstan 5 2 3 5 +3 2
8 Leon Gawanke   Germany 5 2 3 5 +5 2
8 Deniss Smirnovs   Latvia 5 2 3 5 +3 6

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source:IIHF

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Gustavs Grigals   Latvia 304:30 5 96.00 0.99 2
2 Mirko Pantkowski   Germany 302:07 7 95.33 1.39 1
3 Julian Junca   France 173:01 8 92.59 2.77 0
4 Denis Karatayev   Kazakhstan 193:46 8 92.58 2.48 0
5 Jakob Holzer   Austria 240:00 17 89.17 4.25 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF

AwardsEdit

Best Players Selected by the DirectorateEdit

Division I BEdit

The Division I B tournament was played in Bled, Slovenia, from 9 to 15 December 2017.

2018 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division I B
Tournament details
Host country  Slovenia
Dates9 – 15 December 2017
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored84 (5.6 per match)
Attendance4,040 (269 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Alan Łyszczarczyk
(15 points)

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Norway placed 6th in Division I A last year and were relegated
  Poland placed 2nd in Division I B last year
  Slovenia placed 3rd in Division I B last year
  Italy placed 4th in Division I B last year
  Ukraine placed 5th in Division I B last year
  Lithuania placed 1st in Division II A last year and were promoted

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Norway 5 3 2 0 0 18 5 +13 13 Promoted to Division I A
2   Poland 5 3 1 1 0 23 14 +9 12
3   Slovenia (H) 5 3 0 1 1 18 15 +3 10
4   Ukraine 5 1 1 1 2 9 11 −2 6
5   Italy 5 0 1 0 4 9 23 −14 2[a]
6   Lithuania 5 0 0 2 3 7 16 −9 2[a] Relegation to Division II A
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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Italy defeated Lithuania 2–1

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

9 December 2017
13:00
Italy  4–9
(1–1, 2–6, 1–2)
  PolandIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 152
9 December 2017
16:30
Ukraine  1–3
(0–0, 1–2, 0–1)
  SloveniaIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 523
9 December 2017
20:00
Lithuania  1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
  NorwayIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 157
10 December 2017
13:00
Norway  4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  ItalyIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 106
10 December 2017
16:30
Slovenia  4–3
(1–0, 3–1, 0–2)
  LithuaniaIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 497
10 December 2017
20:00
Poland  3–2
(0–1, 3–1, 0–0)
  UkraineIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 102
12 December 2017
13:00
Norway  2–1 GWS
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 3–1)
  UkraineIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 113
12 December 2017
16:30
Poland  5–4 GWS
(0–1, 4–2, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 2–0)
  SloveniaIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 652
12 December 2017
20:00
Lithuania  1–2 OT
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
  ItalyIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 108
13 December 2017
13:00
Poland  4–1
(1–0, 2–1, 1–0)
  LithuaniaIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 100
13 December 2017
16:30
Slovenia  1–5
(0–1, 1–2, 0–2)
  NorwayIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 747
13 December 2017
20:00
Italy  2–3
(0–2, 1–1, 1–0)
  UkraineIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 102
15 December 2017
13:00
Ukraine  2–1 GWS
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 2–0)
  LithuaniaIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 116
15 December 2017
16:30
Slovenia  6–1
(2–0, 1–0, 3–1)
  ItalyIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 412
15 December 2017
20:00
Norway  3–2 GWS
(0–0, 2–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 2–0)
  PolandIce Hall Bled
Attendance: 153

StatisticsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/– PIM
1 Alan Łyszczarczyk   Poland 5 8 7 15 +8 6
2 Bartłomiej Jeziorski   Poland 5 5 7 12 +7 2
3 Jacob Noer   Norway 5 4 6 10 +8 0
4 Jan Drozg   Slovenia 5 5 4 9 +3 10
5 Erik Svetina   Slovenia 5 3 4 7 +4 0
6 Dominik Paś   Poland 5 2 5 7 +6 4
6 Jaka Sturm   Slovenia 5 2 5 7 0 0
8 Christoffer Karlsen   Norway 5 3 3 6 +8 2
9 Rok Kapel   Slovenia 5 2 4 6 +2 0
10 Martin Ellingsen   Norway 5 4 1 5 +7 6

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 TOI GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Laurynas Lubys   Lithuania 185:27 4 95.29 1.29 0
2 Jørgen Hanneborg   Norway 190:00 4 94.44 1.26 0
3 Bogdan Dyachenko   Ukraine 309:35 11 93.71 2.13 0
4 Kamil Lewartowski   Poland 308:27 14 89.55 2.72 0
5 Žiga Kogovšek   Slovenia 303:30 15 89.05 2.97 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF.com

AwardsEdit

Best Players Selected by the DirectorateEdit

External linksEdit