2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III

The 2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Division III was played with one group of six teams, as well as a three team qualification tournament for the 2019 tournament. Israel won all their games and were promoted to Division IIB. The team which placed first in the qualification tournament was expected to be promoted to Division III, swapping places with the sixth place team in Division III, but the 2019 organizers chose to make Division III a single tournament making these placings irrelevant.

2018 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division III
2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III.png
Tournament details
Host countries Bulgaria
 South Africa
Dates22 – 28 January 2018
5 – 7 February 2018
Teams9
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2017
2019

The tournament was 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 could not be born earlier than 1998.

The main Division III tournament was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, while the qualification was hosted in Cape Town, South Africa. The qualification was supposed to have the debut of the Turkmenistan national junior team, though they dropped out prior to it starting.

Division IIIEdit

 
The Winter Sports Palace (on right), hosted the tournament.

The Division III tournament was played in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 22 to 28 January 2018.

2018 IIHF U20 World Championship
Division III
Tournament details
Host country  Bulgaria
Dates22 – 28 January 2018
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored126 (8.4 per match)
Attendance4,090 (273 per match)
Scoring leader(s)  Mark Revniaga
(15 points)

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Australia placed 6th in Division II B last year and were relegated
  China placed 2nd in Division III last year
  Iceland placed 3rd in Division III last year
  New Zealand placed 4th in Division III last year
  Israel placed 5th in Division III last year
  Bulgaria placed 6th in Division III last year

Final StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Israel 5 5 0 0 0 25 11 +14 15 Promoted to Division II B
2   China 5 3 0 0 2 30 12 +18 9
3   Bulgaria (H) 5 3 0 0 2 22 24 −2 9
4   Iceland 5 2 0 1 2 20 15 +5 7
5   Australia 5 1 1 0 3 18 24 −6 5
6   New Zealand 5 0 0 0 5 11 40 −29 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.

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+2).

22 January 2018
13:00
Iceland  1–2 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
  AustraliaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 300
22 January 2018
16:30
China  2–3
(1–1, 1–0, 0–2)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 280
22 January 2018
20:00
Bulgaria  5–3
(2–1, 1–1, 2–1)
  New ZealandWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 550
23 January 2018
13:00
China  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  IcelandWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 83
23 January 2018
16:30
Australia  6–3
(2–1, 1–1, 3–1)
  New ZealandWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 150
23 January 2018
20:00
Israel  4–3
(1–1, 2–1, 1–1)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 580
25 January 2018
13:00
Australia  4–7
(1–1, 1–4, 2–2)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 80
25 January 2018
16:30
Iceland  13–3
(3–0, 6–2, 4–1)
  New ZealandWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 90
25 January 2018
20:00
China  10–4
(3–1, 5–2, 2–1)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 620
26 January 2018
13:00
Israel  6–2
(3–0, 0–0, 3–2)
  IcelandWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 71
26 January 2018
16:30
New Zealand  2–11
(0–3, 0–6, 2–2)
  ChinaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 50
26 January 2018
20:00
Bulgaria  7–5
(1–0, 2–3, 4–2)
  AustraliaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 410
28 January 2018
13:00
New Zealand  0–5
(0–1, 0–3, 0–1)
  IsraelWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 51
28 January 2018
16:30
Iceland  2–3
(1–0, 0–1, 1–2)
  BulgariaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 670
28 January 2018
20:00
Australia  1–6
(0–2, 1–2, 0–2)
  ChinaWinter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 105

StatisticsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Mark Revniaga   Israel 5 11 4 15 +7 6
2 Rudi Ying   China 5 8 6 14 +10 4
3 Daniel Dilkov   Bulgaria 5 8 5 13 +4 6
4 Miroslav Vasilev   Bulgaria 5 5 7 12 +2 16
5 Huang Qianyi   China 5 5 6 11 +14 4
5 Axel Orongan   Iceland 5 5 6 11 −1 12
7 Wang Jing   China 5 3 8 11 +9 22
8 Tomer Aharonovich   Israel 5 3 7 10 +3 18
9 Aiden Sillato   Australia 5 2 8 10 +1 6
10 Thomas Steven   Australia 5 3 5 8 +1 2

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 MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Raz Werner   Israel 180:00 6 93.41 2.00 1
2 Maksymillian Mojzyszek   Iceland 165:51 7 91.14 2.53 0
3 Yehonatan Reisinger   Israel 120:00 5 90.38 2.50 0
4 Zhang Yuhang   China 153:57 5 87.80 1.95 0
5 Arnar Hjaltested   Iceland 134:32 8 85.19 3.57 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 Directorate

Division III QualificationEdit

The Division III Qualification tournament was played in Cape Town, South Africa, from 5 to 7 February 2018.

ParticipantsEdit

Team Qualification
  Chinese Taipei placed 7th in Division III last year and were relegated
  South Africa placed 8th in Division III last year and were relegated

The tournament originally included Turkmenistan, but they withdrew before the event began.

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   South Africa 2 2 0 0 0 6 4 +2 6 Promoted to Division III
2   Chinese Taipei 2 0 0 0 2 4 6 −2 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) seeding before tournament.

ResultsEdit

All times are local (UTC+2).

5 February 2018
20:00
Chinese Taipei  0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
  South AfricaThe Ice Station, Cape Town
Attendance: 150
6 February 2018
20:00
South Africa  5–4
(2–3, 2–0, 1–1)
  Chinese TaipeiThe Ice Station, Cape Town
Attendance: 125
7 February 2018
20:00
Chinese Taipei  6–4 (exhibition only)  South AfricaThe Ice Station, Cape Town

External linksEdit