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2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Dates 7 – 13 March 2005
Teams 6
Champions Flag of Australia.jpg Australia ( titles)

The 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III was an international under-18 ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division III tournament made up the fourth level of competition at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships and took place between 7 and 13 March 2005 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The tournament was won by Australia who upon winning gained promotion, along with Belgium who finished in second place, to Division II of the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.

OverviewEdit

See also: 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Qualification

The 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III began on 7 March 2005 in Sofia, Bulgaria.[1] Bulgaria, Israel and New Zealand returned to compete in the Division III competition after missing promotion at the previous years World Championships.[2] Australia and Belgium entered the Division III competition after being relegated from the Division II tournaments of the 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships and Turkey returned to Division III after winning the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Qualification tournament that was held the previous month in Ankara, Turkey.[3][4][5]

Australia finished first after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division II of the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Belgium who finished in second placed also gained promotion to Division II and Israel finished in third place after losing only to Australia and Belgium.[1] Oren Zamir of Israel finished as the tournaments top scorer after recording 17 points including ten goals and seven assists.[6] Australia's Dahlen Phillips finished as the tournaments leading goaltender with a save percentage of 94.37.[7]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division II for 2006
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 5 0 0 46 6 +40 10
2 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 4 0 1 34 8 +26 8
3 Flag of Israel.gif Israel 5 3 0 2 36 15 +21 6
4 Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 5 2 0 3 22 17 +5 4
5 Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 5 1 0 4 6 51 −45 2
6 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 5 0 0 5 6 53 −47 0

FixturesEdit

All times local.

7 March 2005
12:00
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 7–2
(4–0, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 90
7 March 2005
15:30
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 2–13
(1–4, 1–1, 0–8)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 200
7 March 2005
19:00
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 0–11
(0–2, 0–7, 0–2)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 112
8 March 2005
12:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 11–1
(4–0, 4–1, 3–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 86
8 March 2005
15:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 7–2
(1–1, 3–1, 3–0)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 50
8 March 2005
8 March 2005
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 11–0
(5–0, 2–0, 4–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 60
10 March 2005
12:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 5–2
(1–2, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 50
10 March 2005
15:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 60
10 March 2005
19:00
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 6–2
(2–0, 1–0, 3–2)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 220
12 March 2005
12:00
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 1–6
(0–1, 1–0, 0–5)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 60
12 March 2005
15:30
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 1–16
(1–4, 0–5, 0–7)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 250
12 March 2005
19:00
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 18–0
(5–0, 7–0, 6–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 60
13 March 2005
12:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 1–4
(0–2, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 60
13 March 2005
15:30
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 7–0
(1–0, 2–0, 4–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 115
13 March 2005
19:00
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 9–0
(3–0, 2–0, 4–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 55

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[6]

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Israel Zamir, OrenOren Zamir 5 10 7 17 +9 16 F
Flag of Israel Michael Horwitz 5 8 6 14 +11 6 F
Flag of Australia David Manning 5 7 5 12 +11 14 F
Flag of Australia Ryan Walker 5 6 4 10 +10 6 F
Flag of Israel Shamir, YogevYogev Shamir 5 3 7 10 +6 2 D
Flag of Belgium Sysmans, SeppeSeppe Sysmans 5 6 3 9 +9 4 F
Flag of Belgium Didier Vaeyens 5 6 3 9 +8 14 F
Flag of Australia Manco, TomasTomas Manco 5 5 4 9 +14 4 D
Flag of Israel Sherbatov, EliEli Sherbatov 5 4 5 9 +1 4 F
Flag of Belgium Vercammen, BenBen Vercammen 5 3 6 9 +10 8 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.[7]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Australia Dahlen Phillips 180:00 71 4 1.33 94.37 0
Flag of Belgium Bram de Backer 240:00 85 7 1.75 91.76 1
Flag of Israel Ilan Kilimnik 260:00 99 15 3.46 84.85 1
Flag of New Zealand Nothling, ZakZak Nothling 145:04 81 13 5.38 83.95 0
Flag of Australia Peter Haywood 120:00 12 2 1.00 83.33 1

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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