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2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Estonia Estonia / Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
Dates 5 – 11 March 2003
17 – 23 March 2003
Teams 12

The 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II was a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division II tournaments made up the third level of competition at the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 17 and 23 March 2003 in Tallinn, Estonia and the Group B tournament took place between 5 and 11 March 2003 in Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. South Korea and Romania won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Bulgaria finished last in Group A and South Africa last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2004.

Group A tournamentEdit

The Group A tournament began on 17 March 2003 in Tallinn, Estonia.[1] Both Croatia and Estonia who missed promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championship returned to compete in this year's Division II tournament.[2] Belgium, Bulgaria, South Korea and Spain all gained promotion to Division II from Division III following a restructure of the Division sizes which increased the number of teams in each group from four to six.[2] South Korea won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division I for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] Estonia finished second losing only to South Korea and Croatia finished in third place.[4] Bulgaria finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated back to Division III for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] Tomislav Grozaj of Croatia finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 27 points including 18 goals and nine assists.[5] Thomas Tyson of Belgium finished the tournament as the leading goaltender based on save percentage.[6]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division I for 2004
Relegated to Division III for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 5 0 0 56 12 +44 10
2 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 4 0 1 49 8 +41 8
3 Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 5 2 1 2 38 20 +18 5
4 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 2 1 2 20 32 –12 5
5 Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 1 0 4 23 36 –13 2
6 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 5 0 0 5 2 80 –78 0

FixturesEdit

All times local.

17 March 2003
12:30
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 1 – 13
(0–6, 1–3, 0–4)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Tallinn
Attendance: 300
17 March 2003
16:00
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 4 – 9
(1–5, 1–4, 2–0)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Tallinn
Attendance: 300
17 March 2003
19:30
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 0 – 17
(0–6, 0–3, 0–8)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Tallinn
Attendance: 800
18 March 2003
12:30
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 4 – 4
(1–0, 3–2, 0–2)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Tallinn
Attendance: 300
18 March 2003
16:00
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 18 – 0
(5–0, 8–0, 5–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Tallinn
Attendance: 320
18 March 2003
19:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 12 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 4–0)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Tallinn
Attendance: 793
20 March 2003
12:30
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 1 – 15
(1–5, 0–4, 0–6)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Tallinn
Attendance: 300
20 March 2003
16:00
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 4 – 9
(0–4, 1–1, 3–4)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Tallinn
Attendance: 300
20 March 2003
19:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 11 – 0
(3–0, 4–0, 4–0)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Tallinn
Attendance: 699
21 March 2003
12:30
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 20 – 0
(4–0, 5–0, 11–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Tallinn
Attendance: 300
21 March 2003
16:00
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 3 – 5
(2–1, 1–4, 0–0)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Tallinn
Attendance: 300
21 March 2003
19:30
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 7 – 6
(2–3, 2–1, 3–2)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Tallinn
Attendance: 1402
23 March 2003
12:30
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 9 – 1
(4–1, 4–0, 1–0)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Tallinn
Attendance: 300
23 March 2003
16:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 10 – 1
(1–0, 3–0, 6–1)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Tallinn
Attendance: 300
23 March 2003
19:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 3 – 1
(2–0, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Tallinn
Attendance: 781

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Croatia Grozaj, TomislavTomislav Grozaj 5 18 9 27 +18 6 F
Flag of Korea Kim Ki-Sung 5 9 9 18 +18 0 F
Flag of Korea Park Woo-Sang 5 11 6 17 +16 0 F
Flag of Korea Kwon Tae-An 5 9 8 17 +17 10 F
Flag of Estonia Kuznetsov, AleksandrAleksandr Kuznetsov 5 10 6 16 +14 0 F
Flag of Croatia Smerdelj, MiroMiro Smerdelj 5 2 11 13 +17 8 F
Flag of Croatia Iveziq, DavidDavid Iveziq 5 6 6 12 +14 0 F
Flag of Korea Lee Seung-Jun 5 3 9 12 +16 4 F
Flag of Croatia Kresimir Radovic 5 1 11 12 +13 12 D
Flag of Korea Chang Jun-Il 5 9 2 11 +15 4 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.[6]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Belgium Thomas Tyson 135:05 105 15 6.66 85.71 0
Flag of Estonia Valentin Itsenko 180:00 46 7 2.33 84.78 2
Flag of Croatia Sinisa Blagus 185:31 84 13 4.20 84.52 1
Flag of Korea Kim Yu-Jin 182:19 50 9 2.96 82.00 0
Flag of Belgium van Looveren, KevinKevin van Looveren 164:55 87 17 6.18 80.46 0

Group B tournamentEdit

The Group B tournament began on 5 March 2003 in Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.[7] Hungary, Netherlands and Romania all returned to compete in the Division II tournament after missing promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championship.[2] Lithuania, South Africa and Yugoslavia all gained promotion to Division II from Division III following a restructure of the Division sizes which increased the number of teams in each group from four to six.[2] Romania won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division I for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Hungary finished second after winning three games and drawing a fourth and the Netherlands finished in third place.[9] South Africa finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated back to Division III for the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] The tournament was also the last appearance of Yugoslavia's under-18 team as the country was reconstituted as the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Yugoslavia men's under-18 team was replaced the following year by the Serbia and Montenegro men's national under-18 ice hockey team.[2] Tivadar Petres of Romania finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 17 points including 11 goals and six assists.[10] Hungary's Dominik Vinnai finished the tournament as the leading goaltender based on save percentage.[11]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division I for 2004
Relegated to Division III for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Romania.svg Romania 5 5 0 0 33 10 +23 10
2 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 5 3 1 1 27 12 +15 7
3 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 3 0 2 22 17 +5 6
4 Flag of FR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 5 2 1 2 14 19 –5 5
5 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 5 1 0 4 14 29 –15 2
6 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 0 0 5 9 33 –24 0

FixturesEdit

All times local.

5 March 2003
13:00
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 1 – 7
(0–3, 0–1, 1–3)
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
5 March 2003
16:15
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 0 – 5
(0–2, 0–3, 0–0)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Belgrade
Attendance: 300
5 March 2003
19:30
Yugoslavia Flag of FR Yugoslavia.png 2 – 2
(2–2, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Belgrade
Attendance: 1500
6 March 2003
13:00
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 8 – 0
(1–0, 3–0, 4–0)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Belgrade
Attendance: 300
6 March 2003
16:15
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 5 – 2
(1–0, 3–2, 1–0)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
6 March 2003
19:30
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 5 – 2
(2–0, 2–2, 1–0)
Flag of FR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia Belgrade
Attendance: 1000
8 March 2003
13:00
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 1 – 6
(1–1, 0–4, 0–1)
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
8 March 2003
16:15
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 8 – 3
(2–1, 2–0, 4–2)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Belgrade
Attendance: 300
8 March 2003
19:30
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 3 – 4
(0–2, 2–0, 1–2)
Flag of FR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia Belgrade
Attendance: 1200
9 March 2003
13:00
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 7 – 4
(3–2, 2–1, 2–1)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Belgrade
Attendance: 300
9 March 2003
16:15
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 11 – 4
(3–1, 2–2, 6–1)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
9 March 2003
19:30
Yugoslavia Flag of FR Yugoslavia.png 4 – 1
(0–1, 1–0, 3–0)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Belgrade
Attendance: 1000
11 March 2003
13:00
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 4 – 6
(1–4, 2–1, 1–1)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Belgrade
Attendance: 300
11 March 2003
16:15
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 0 – 5
(0–1, 0–1, 0–3)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Belgrade
Attendance: 300
11 March 2003
19:30
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 8 – 2
(2–1, 4–1, 2–0)
Flag of FR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia Belgrade
Attendance: 1600

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Romania Petres, TivadarTivadar Petres 5 11 6 17 +14 4 F
Flag of Romania Mihaly, EdeEde Mihaly 5 8 7 15 +11 0 F
Flag of the Netherlands Hubertus Verdonschot 5 5 6 11 +1 6 F
Flag of Romania Georgescu, MihailMihail Georgescu 5 7 3 10 +3 18 F
Flag of Hungary Istvan Marko 5 4 4 8 +5 2 F
Flag of Hungary Patrik Szajbert 5 4 4 8 +7 6 F
Flag of the Netherlands Mark Donders 5 4 4 8 0 6 F
Flag of Lithuania Marius Lelenas 5 4 2 6 -3 12 F
Flag of Hungary Viktor Papp 5 3 3 6 +5 8 F
Flag of the Netherlands Bart van Roosmalen 5 3 3 6 +5 24 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 Hungary Dominik Vinnai 209:16 81 5 1.43 93.83 2
Flag of Romania Bogdan Popa 240:00 101 8 2.00 92.08 0
Flag of FR Yugoslavia Lukovic, MilanMilan Lukovic 194:30 105 10 3.08 90.48 0
Flag of the Netherlands Victor Boutrs Girgis 240:00 124 14 3.50 88.71 1
Flag of Lithuania Lukas Jaksys 269:18 196 24 5.35 87.76 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 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 2012-01-31.
  4. Games & Standings. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Leading Goaltenders (SVS%). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  7. 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Final Ranking. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  9. Games & Standings. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Leading Goaltenders (SVS%). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-31.

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