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2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Latvia Latvia / Flag of France France
Dates 22–28 March 2003
23–29 March 2003
Teams 12

The 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I was a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division I tournaments made up the second level of competition at the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 23 and 29 March 2003 in Ventspils, Latvia and the Group B tournament took place between 22 and 28 March 2003 in Briançon, France. Denmark and Norway won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Great Britain finished last in Group A and Ukraine last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2004.

Group A tournamentEdit

The Group A tournament began on 23 March 2003 in Ventspils, Latvia.[1] Denmark, Japan, Latvia and Slovenia all returned to compete in this year's Division I tournament after missing promotion to the Championship Division at the previous years World Championship. Great Britain gained promotion to Division I after finishing third in last years Division II tournament and Germany was relegated from the Championship Division after failing to survive the relegation round at the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.[2] Denmark won the tournament after finishing first in the group standings and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] Germany finished second losing only to Denmark and Slovenia finished in third place.[4] Great Britain finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated back to Division II for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] Martin Nielsen of Denmark finished as the top scorer of the tournament with eleven points including four goals and seven assists.[5] Japan's Kaku Asari finished the tournament as the leading goaltender based on save percentage.[6]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to the Championship Division for 2004
Relegated to Division II for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 5 4 1 0 31 12 +19 9
2 Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 4 0 1 34 8 +26 8
3 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 5 3 0 2 24 27 –3 6
4 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 5 1 2 2 14 15 –1 4
5 Flag of Japan.gif Japan 5 1 1 3 15 19 –4 3
6 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 5 0 0 5 8 45 –37 0

FixturesEdit

All times local.

23 March 2003
13:00
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 10 – 4
(6–2, 3–1, 1–1)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Ventspils
Attendance: 300
23 March 2003
16:30
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1 – 1
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Ventspils
Attendance: 1000
23 March 2003
20:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 0 – 13
(0–3, 0–5, 0–5)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Ventspils
Attendance: 300
24 March 2003
13:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 7 – 2
(1–1, 5–0, 1–1)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Ventspils
Attendance: 300
24 March 2003
16:30
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3 – 4
(2–1, 1–2, 0–1)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Ventspils
Attendance: 300
24 March 2003
20:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 6 – 2
(1–0, 3–0, 2–2)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Ventspils
Attendance: 910
26 March 2003
13:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 2 – 11
(1–3, 0–4, 1–4)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Ventspils
Attendance: 300
26 March 2003
16:30
Germany Flag of Germany.png 4 – 1
(2–1, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Ventspils
Attendance: 300
26 March 2003
20:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 6 – 4
(0–1, 2–2, 4–1)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Ventspils
Attendance: 1000
27 March 2003
13:00
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 4 – 1
(2–0, 2–1, 0–0)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Ventspils
Attendance: 398
27 March 2003
16:30
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 5 – 1
(0–0, 3–1, 2–0)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Ventspils
Attendance: 300
27 March 2003
20:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1 – 4
(0–1, 1–0, 0–3)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Ventspils
Attendance: 1000
29 March 2003
11:00
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 10 – 3
(5–0, 1–2, 4–1)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Ventspils
Attendance: 300
29 March 2003
14:30
Germany Flag of Germany.png 10 – 2
(3–0, 4–1, 3–1)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Ventspils
Attendance: 300
29 March 2003
18:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 2 – 2
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Ventspils
Attendance: 1000

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[5]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Denmark Nielsen, MartinMartin Nielsen 5 4 7 11 +6 4 F
Flag of Germany Hospelt, KaiKai Hospelt 5 7 3 10 +4 4 F
Flag of Denmark Nedermark, NicolajNicolaj Nedermark 5 4 5 9 +4 4 F
Flag of Germany Kink, MarcusMarcus Kink 5 5 3 8 +8 6 F
Flag of Germany Maurer, UliUli Maurer 5 3 5 8 +7 22 F
Flag of Germany Carciola, FabioFabio Carciola 5 4 3 7 +5 2 F
Flag of Denmark Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen 5 2 5 7 +6 14 F
Flag of Slovenia Pajic, RokRok Pajic 5 3 3 6 +3 14 F
Flag of Denmark Vorup, Jakob PetersenJakob Petersen Vorup 5 2 4 6 +4 0 F
Flag of Slovenia Svete, ZigaZiga Svete 5 1 5 6 +1 10 D

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[6]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Japan Kaku Asari 180:00 131 9 3.00 93.13 0
Flag of Denmark Dahm, SebastianSebastian Dahm 180:00 80 8 2.67 90.00 0
Flag of Latvia Raitums, MārtiņšMārtiņš Raitums 300:00 150 15 3.00 90.00 0
Flag of Germany aus den Birken, DannyDanny aus den Birken 180:00 54 6 2.00 88.89 1
Flag of Great Britain David Lawrence 175:12 177 24 8.22 86.44 0

Group B tournamentEdit

The Group B tournament began on 22 March 2003 in Briançon, France.[7] Austria and Italy both returned to compete in this year's Division I tournament after missing promotion to the Championship Division at the previous years World Championship. France and Poland gained promotion to Division I after finishing first and second respectively in last years Division II tournament and Norway and Ukraine were relegated from the Championship Division after failing to survive the relegation round at the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships.[2] Norway won the tournament after finishing first in the group standings and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Poland finished second after winning three of their games and drawing the fourth and Italy finished in third place.[9] Ukraine finished in last place after finishing last in the group standings and were relegated to Division II for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Marcin Kolusz of Poland finished as the top scorer of the tournament with seven points including four goals and three assists.[10] Poland's Bartosz Stepokura finished the tournament as the leading goaltender based on save percentage.[11]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to the Championship Division for 2004
Relegated to Division II for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 4 1 0 22 13 +9 9
2 Flag of Poland.png Poland 5 3 1 1 11 14 –3 7
3 Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 2 1 2 15 13 +2 5
4 Flag of France.png France 5 2 0 3 20 17 +3 4
5 Flag of Austria.png Austria 5 1 1 3 15 18 –3 3
6 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 5 1 0 4 16 24 –8 2

FixturesEdit

All times local.

22 March 2003
13:00
Poland Flag of Poland.png 2 – 2
(1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Briançon
Attendance: 407
22 March 2003
16:30
Italy Flag of Italy.png 4 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 3–0)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Briançon
Attendance: 462
22 March 2003
20:00
France Flag of France.png 6 – 4
(1–3, 3–1, 2–0)
Flag of Austria.png Austria Briançon
Attendance: 1743
22 March 2003
13:00
Norway Flag of Norway.png 5 – 2
(0–0, 3–1, 2–1)
Flag of Italy.png Italy Briançon
Attendance: 434
23 March 2003
16:30
Austria Flag of Austria.png 1 – 2
(0–1, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Poland.png Poland Briançon
Attendance: 326
23 March 2003
20:00
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 1 – 7
(1–1, 0–4, 0–2)
Flag of France.png France Briançon
Attendance: 1372
25 March 2003
13:00
Poland Flag of Poland.png 4 – 3
(2–2, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of Italy.png Italy Briançon
Attendance: 889
25 March 2003
16:30
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 5 – 6
(0–1, 2–3, 3–2)
Flag of Austria.png Austria Briançon
Attendance: 756
25 March 2003
20:00
Norway Flag of Norway.png 4 – 2
(2–1, 1–1, 1–0)
Flag of France.png France Briançon
Attendance: 1707
26 March 2003
13:00
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 6 – 0
(1–0, 5–0, 0–0)
Flag of Poland.png Poland Briançon
Attendance: 417
26 March 2003
16:30
Austria Flag of Austria.png 3 – 4
(1–1, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Briançon
Attendance: 512
26 March 2003
20:00
Italy Flag of Italy.png 5 – 3
(1–0, 2–0, 2–3)
Flag of France.png France Briançon
Attendance: 1728
28 March 2003
13:00
Austria Flag of Austria.png 1 – 1
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Italy.png Italy Briançon
Attendance: 545
28 March 2003
16:30
Norway Flag of Norway.png 7 – 4
(3–1, 3–3, 1–0)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Briançon
Attendance: 548
28 March 2003
20:00
France Flag of France.png 2 – 3
(1–0, 0–0, 1–3)
Flag of Poland.png Poland Briançon
Attendance: 2003

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[10]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Poland Kolusz, MarcinMarcin Kolusz 5 4 3 7 +2 0 F
Flag of Austria Rotter, RafaelRafael Rotter 5 3 4 7 +4 2 F
Flag of Ukraine Kyrychenko, VitaliyVitaliy Kyrychenko 5 3 3 6 –2 4 F
Flag of Norway Trygg, MathiasMathias Trygg 5 3 2 5 +2 0 F
Flag of France Wiotte, LionelLionel Wiotte 5 3 2 5 +1 0 F
Flag of Norway Hesbråten, Lars ErikLars Erik Hesbråten 5 3 2 5 +1 2 F
Flag of Poland Kowalowka, SebastianSebastian Kowalowka 5 3 2 5 +2 4 F
Flag of Norway Olimb, MathisMathis Olimb 5 3 2 5 +1 4 F
Flag of Italy Mantese, ClaudioClaudio Mantese 5 3 2 5 +2 6 F
Flag of Norway Røymark, MartinMartin Røymark 5 2 3 5 +1 0 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[11]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Poland Stepokura, BartoszBartosz Stepokura 267:02 153 11 2.47 92.81 0
Flag of Italy Baur, RenèRenè Baur 280:00 139 11 2.36 92.09 1
Flag of Norway Gundersen, MathiasMathias Gundersen 240:00 95 11 2.75 88.42 0
Flag of Austria Lange, MathiasMathias Lange 240:00 120 14 3.50 88.33 0
Flag of Ukraine Gavrylyuk, SergiySergiy Gavrylyuk 122:35 69 9 4.41 86.96 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I,Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand, 308–326. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Final Ranking. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  4. Games & Standings. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Leading Goaltenders (SVS%). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  7. 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I,Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Final Ranking. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  9. Games & Standings. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Leading Goaltenders (SVS%). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-02-05.

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