2001 IIHF World U18 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Finland Finland
Dates April 12 – April 22, 2001
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Champions Flag of Russia.png Russia (1 title)
Tournament statistics
Games played 31
Goals scored 226  (7.29 per game)
Attendance 26,594  (858 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Russia Ilya Kovalchuk (15 points)

The 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Heinola, Helsinki, and Lahti, Finland. The championships ran between April 12 and April 22, 2001. Games were played at the Heinolan Jäähalli in Heinola, the Helsinki Ice Hall in Helsinki, and the Lahden Jäähalli in Lahti. Russia defeated Switzerland 6-2 in the final to win the gold medal, with Finland defeating the Czech Republic 2-1 to capture the bronze medal.

Championship results[edit | edit source]

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Finland Finland 4 4 0 0 17 3 8
Flag of the United States United States 4 3 1 0 23 7 6
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4 2 2 0 12 10 4
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 4 1 3 0 14 15 2
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 4 0 4 0 3 34 0
Results[edit | edit source]
April 12, 2001 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 2–6
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 12, 2001 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 0–3
Flag of Finland Finland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 13, 2001 Flag of the United States United States 11–0
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 14, 2001 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 5–2
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 14, 2001 Flag of Finland Finland 4–3
Flag of the United States United States Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 15, 2001 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 0–7
Flag of Finland Finland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 16, 2001 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 1–3
Flag of the United States United States Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 16, 2001 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 10–1
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 17, 2001 Flag of the United States United States 6–2
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 17, 2001 Flag of Finland Finland 3–0
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Russia Russia 4 3 1 0 29 11 6
Flag of Germany Germany 4 2 1 1 10 12 5
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 13 14 4
Flag of Sweden Sweden 4 2 2 0 10 10 4
Flag of Norway Norway 4 0 3 1 8 23 1
Results[edit | edit source]
April 12, 2001 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 3–8
Flag of Russia Russia Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 12, 2001 Flag of Norway Norway 3–4
Flag of Sweden Sweden Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 13, 2001 Flag of Germany Germany 2–2
Flag of Norway Norway Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 14, 2001 Flag of Sweden Sweden 1–2
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 14, 2001 Flag of Russia Russia 8–3
Flag of Germany Germany Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 15, 2001 Flag of Norway Norway 1–10
Flag of Russia Russia Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 16, 2001 Flag of Sweden Sweden 1–2
Flag of Germany Germany Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 16, 2001 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 7–2
Flag of Norway Norway Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 17, 2001 Flag of Russia Russia 3–4
Flag of Sweden Sweden Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 17, 2001 Flag of Germany Germany 3–1
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola

Relegation Round[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 3 0 0 18 8 6
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 3 1 1 1 15 10 3
Flag of Norway Norway 3 1 1 1 12 10 3
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 3 0 3 0 7 24 0

Note: The following matches from the preliminary round carry forward to the relegation round:

Results[edit | edit source]
April 19, 2001 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 4–4
Flag of Norway Norway Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 19, 2001 Flag of Sweden Sweden 9–4
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 20, 2001 Flag of Sweden Sweden 5–1
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola
April 20, 2001 Flag of Norway Norway 5–2
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola

Final round[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1 Flag of Russia Russia 8  
  A2 Flag of the United States United States 4     QF1 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 3    
  B3 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 5         SF1 Flag of Russia Russia 6
      SF2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 2
      A1 Flag of Finland Finland 2    
  B2 Flag of Germany Germany 1     QF2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4  
  A3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 7  

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

April 19, 2001 Flag of Germany Germany 1–7
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti
April 19, 2001 Flag of the United States United States 4–5 (SO)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Lahden Jäähalli, Lahti

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

April 20, 2001 Flag of Russia Russia 8–3
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
April 20, 2001 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4–2
Flag of Finland Finland Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki

Fifth place game[edit | edit source]

April 22, 2001 Flag of the United States United States 1–2
Flag of Germany Germany Heinolan Jäähalli, Heinola

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

April 22, 2001 Flag of Finland Finland 2–1
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

April 22, 2001 Flag of Russia Russia 6–2
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Russia Russia
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Finland Finland
4 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
5 Flag of Germany Germany
6 Flag of the United States United States
7 Flag of Sweden Sweden
8 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
9 Flag of Norway Norway
10 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine

Flag of Ukraine Ukraine is relegated to Division I for the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Ilya Kovalchuk Flag of Russia Russia 6 11 4 15 26
Igor Grigorenko Flag of Russia Russia 6 6 4 10 8
Yuri Troubatchev Flag of Russia Russia 6 2 7 9 8
Tomas Jasko Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 6 4 4 8 0
Dwight Helminen Flag of the United States United States 6 3 5 8 0
Petr Kanko Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 7 6 1 7 4
Joey Crabb Flag of Russia Russia 6 5 2 7 2
Patrik Bärtschi Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 7 5 2 7 4
Alexander Perezhogin Flag of Russia Russia 6 4 3 7 0
Jiří Novotný Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 6 4 3 7 2

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Tuomas Nissinen Flag of Finland Finland 120:00 1 .974 0.50 1
Yuri Klyuchnikov Flag of Russia Russia 72:47 2 .882 1.65 0
Kari Lehtonen Flag of Finland Finland 239:10 7 .935 1.76 2
Michal Zajkowski Flag of Sweden Sweden 120:00 4 .944 2.00 0
Travis Weber Flag of the United States United States 180:00 6 .924 2.00 1

External links[edit | edit source]


Preceded by
2000 World U18
IIHF World U18 Championships
2001
Succeeded by
2002 World U18



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