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2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Mexico Mexico / Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dates 6 – 9 February 2003
5 – 8 March 2003
Teams 8

The 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III was a pair of international under-18 ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division III tournaments made up the fourth level of competition at the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 5 and 8 March 2003 in Mexico City, Mexico and the Group B tournament took place between 6 and 9 February 2003 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Group A competition was won by Australia while Iceland won the Group B tournament. Upon winning their respective tournaments both teams gained promotion to Division II of the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Group A tournamentEdit

The Group A tournament began on 5 March 2003 in Mexico City, Mexico.[1] All four teams participating made their debuts at the IIHF World U18 Championships.[2] Australia won the tournament after winning all three of their games and gained promotion to Division II of the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3] Mexico finished second after losing only to Australia and China finished third after losing to Australia and Mexico. New Zealand who finished last also suffered the largest defeat of the tournament, losing to Australia 1–14.[4] Lliam Webster of Australia finished as the top scorer of the tournament with nine points including five goals and four assists.[5] Australia's Patrick Baxter finished the tournament as the leading goaltender based on save percentage.[6]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division II for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 3 3 0 0 28 6 +22 6
2 Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 3 2 0 1 12 12 0 4
3 Flag of China.gif China 3 1 0 2 11 12 −1 2
4 Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 3 0 0 3 2 23 −21 0

FixturesEdit

All times local.

5 March 2003
17:00
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 6–3
(3–2, 2–1, 1–0)
Flag of China.gif China Mexico City
Attendance: 300
5 March 2003
20:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 5–0
(3–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Mexico City
Attendance: 850
6 March 2003
17:00
China Flag of China.gif 4–1
(2–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Mexico City
Attendance: 300
6 March 2003
20:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 2–8
(1–4, 1–2, 0–2)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Mexico City
Attendance: 800
8 March 2003
17:00
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 1–14
(0–3, 1–7, 0–4)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Mexico City
Attendance: 450
8 March 2003
20:00
China Flag of China.gif 4–5
(0–2, 3–1, 1–2)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Mexico City
Attendance: 1600

Scoring leadersEdit

Lliam Webster 2007

Lliam Webster of Australia finished first among the scoring leaders, recording five goals and four assists.

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Australia Webster, LliamLliam Webster 3 5 4 9 +7 4 F
Flag of China Dong Liang 3 3 5 8 +3 2 F
Flag of Australia Dunwoodie, DavidDavid Dunwoodie 3 5 2 7 +9 6 F
Flag of Australia Warren Jayawardene 3 5 2 7 +8 16 F
Flag of Australia Stephenson, ScottScott Stephenson 3 4 2 6 +8 2 F
Flag of Mexico Glennie, EduardoEduardo Glennie 3 5 0 5 +2 2 F
Flag of Australia Matus, PeterPeter Matus 3 4 1 5 +4 2 D
Flag of Mexico Cervantes, AdrianAdrian Cervantes 3 2 3 5 +2 10 F
Flag of Australia Esposito, AdrianAdrian Esposito 3 2 2 4 +4 6 F
Flag of Australia Luke Makris 3 2 1 3 +3 0 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top 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 Australia Patrick Baxter 120:00 39 4 2.00 89.74 0
Flag of China Xie Ming 100:00 51 5 3.60 88.24 0
Flag of Mexico de Alba, AlfonsoAlfonso de Alba 145:26 85 10 4.13 88.24 0
Flag of New Zealand Livingstone, GarethGareth Livingstone 128:40 70 12 5.60 82.86 0
Flag of China Wu Huizi 80:00 33 6 4.50 81.82 0

Group B tournamentEdit

The Group B tournament began on 6 February 2003 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.[7] Turkey who finished last in Division III at the 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships returned to compete in this year's Division III tournament, Israel returned to the World Championships having not played since 2001, Iceland made their first appearance in the Division having only previously played in a qualification tournament in 2001, and Bosnia and Herzegovina made their debut appearance at the World Championships.[2] Iceland won the tournament after winning all three of their games and gained promotion to Division II of the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships.[8] Turkey finished second after beating both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Israel on goal difference and Bosnia and Herzegovina finished in third.[9] Israel who had original won their first two games against Iceland and Bosnia and Herzegovina had the results annulled and scored 5–0 in favour of the opposing teams due to their use of three players who did not meet the International Ice Hockey Federation's eligibility criteria.[2] Israel had originally won the games 9–1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina and 5–4 against Iceland.[2] Birgir Jakob Hansen of Iceland finished as the top scorer of the tournament with ten points including five goals and five assists.[10]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division II for 2004
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 3 3 0 0 19 4 +15 6
2 Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 3 1 0 2 16 11 +5 2
3 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 1 0 2 8 19 −11 2
4 Flag of Israel.gif Israel 3 1 0 2 5 14 −9 2

FixturesEdit

All times local.

6 February 2003
16:30
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 5–2
(2–2, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Sarajevo
Attendance: 300
6 February 2003
19:30
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 0–5
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Attendance: 350
8 February 2003
16:30
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 0–5
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Sarajevo
Attendance: 300
8 February 2003
19:30
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 10–1
(0–0, 3–0, 7–1)
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Attendance: 400
9 February 2003
16:30
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 4–5
(2–2, 2–1, 0–2)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Sarajevo
Attendance: 300
9 February 2003
19:30
Bosnia and Herzegovina Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png 2–9
(0–5, 1–2, 1–2)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Sarajevo
Attendance: 600

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Iceland Hansen, Birgir JakobBirgir Jakob Hansen 3 5 5 10 +8 6 F
Flag of Turkey Yapicilar, SerkanSerkan Yapicilar 3 3 6 9 +1 4 F
Flag of Iceland Thormodsson, GautiGauti Thormodsson 3 5 1 6 +5 2 F
Flag of Turkey Uretmen, ErhanErhan Uretmen 3 4 1 5 +3 4 F
Flag of Turkey Guclu, UfukUfuk Guclu 3 3 1 4 +1 12 F
Flag of Turkey Ozturk, GokhunGokhun Ozturk 3 1 3 4 0 0 D
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dugancic, ZlatkoZlatko Dugancic 3 3 0 3 −6 12 D
Flag of Israel Larin, RomanRoman Larin 3 2 1 3 +4 22 F
Flag of Turkey Arda Ozcelik 3 2 0 2 0 4 D
Flag of Israel Zamir, OrenOren Zamir 3 2 0 2 +2 25 D

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Müller, Stephan (2005). International Ice Hockey Encyclopaedia 1904–2005. Germany: Books on Demand, 308–326. ISBN 3-8334-4189-5. 
  3. Final Ranking. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  4. Games & Standings. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Leading Goaltenders (SVS%). International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  7. 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  8. Final Ranking. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  9. Games & Standings. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-01-29.

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