2006 IIHF World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria / Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
Dates March 27 - April 9
Teams 12 (two groups of 6)
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2006 IIHF World Championship Division II was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The tournament was contested from March 27 to April 29, 2006. Participants in this tournament were separated into two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Sofia, Bulgaria. Group B's games were played in Auckland, New Zealand. Romania and China finished atop of Group A and Group B respectively, gaining promotion to Division I for 2007. While South Africa finished last in Group A and New Zealand last in Group B and were relegated to Division III for 2007.

Participants[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Qualification
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Placed 6th in Division I-Group B and were relegated in 2005.[1]
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro Placed 2nd in Division II-Group B in 2005.[2]
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Placed 4th in Division II-Group B in 2005.[2]
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Host, placed 4th in Division II-Group A in 2005.[3]
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Placed 5th in Division II-Group B in 2005.[2]
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Placed 2nd in Division III and were promoted in 2005.[4]

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Qualification
Flag of China.gif China Placed 6th in Division I-Group A and were relegated in 2005.[5]
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Placed 2nd in Division II-Group A in 2005.[3]
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Placed 3rd in Division II-Group A in 2005.[3]
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea Placed 3rd in Division II-Group B in 2005.[2]
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Host, Placed 5th in Division II-Group A in 2005.[3]
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Placed 1st in Division III and were promoted in 2005.[4]

Group A tournament[edit | edit source]

Fixtures[edit | edit source]

All times local.

March 27, 2006
12:00
Flag of Romania.gif Romania 4 - 2
(2-0, 2-0, 0-2)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 60
March 27, 2006
15:30
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro 4 - 1
(1-1, 2-0, 1-0)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 93
March 27, 2006
19:00
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 14 - 1
(5-0, 3-1, 6-0)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 873
March 28, 2006
12:00
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 2 - 2
(0-0, 1-0, 1-2)
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 87
March 28, 2006
15:30
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 3 - 19
(0-5, 0-6, 3-8)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 79
March 28, 2006
19:00
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 1 - 3
(0-2, 1-1, 0-0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1249
March 30, 2006
12:00
Flag of Romania.gif Romania 16 - 3
(6-0, 5-0, 5-3)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 54
March 30, 2006
15:30
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 0 - 7
(0-3, 0-1, 0-3)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 48
March 30, 2006
19:00
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro 2 - 4
(0-1, 1-2, 1-1)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 589
April 1, 2006
12:00
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro 14 - 5
(3-1, 8-1, 3-3)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 62
April 1, 2006
15:30
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 4 - 0
(2-0, 0-0, 2-0)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 137
April 1, 2006
19:00
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 0 - 9
(0-1, 0-1, 0-7)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1843
April 2, 2006
12:00
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 - 3
(2-1, 2-0, 1-2)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 43
April 2, 2006
15:30
Flag of Romania.gif Romania 11 - 1
(3-1, 3-0, 5-0)
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 213
April 2, 2006
19:00
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 4 - 4
(2-2, 1-1, 1-1)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 797

Ranking and statistics[edit | edit source]

Promoted to Division I for 2007[6]
Relegated to Division III for 2007[6]
Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Romania.gif Romania 5 5 0 0 59 9 50 10
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 5 3 1 1 25 17 8 7
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 2 2 1 19 10 9 6
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 1 2 23 23 0 5
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 1 0 4 10 30 -20 2
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 0 0 5 12 59 -47 0

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Romania Catalin Geru 5 13 8 21 +19 4 F
Flag of Romania Nutu Andrei 5 5 13 18 +20 0 F
Flag of Romania Ioan Timaru 5 7 6 13 +11 2 F
Flag of Romania Levente Elekes 5 7 6 13 +8 4 F
Flag of Romania Laszlo Vargyas 5 4 8 12 +17 0 D
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Ivan Prokic 5 4 7 11 +5 22 F
Flag of Romania Attila Goga 5 3 7 10 +12 8 D
Flag of Romania Viorel Nicolescu 5 2 8 10 +8 0 F
Flag of Romania Ervin Moldovan 5 6 3 9 +9 0 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Flag of Bulgaria Konstantin Mihaylov 280:00 151 10 2.14 93.38 0
Flag of Belgium Bjorn Stejlen 299:16 104 10 2.00 90.38 2
Flag of Romania Viorel Radu 140:00 28 3 1.29 89.29 2
Flag of Romania Adrian Catrinoi 160:00 47 6 2.25 87.23 0
Flag of Spain Jose Luis Alonso 250.42 92 17 4.07 81.52 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

Group B tournament[edit | edit source]

Fixtures[edit | edit source]

All times local.

April 3, 2006
12:00
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 1 - 5
(0-3, 0-1, 1-1)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Botany
Attendance: 150
April 3, 2006
15:30
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 1 - 4
(0-2, 1-2, 0-0)
Flag of China.gif China Botany
Attendance: 120
April 3, 2006
19:00
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 1 - 8
(0-5, 1-1, 0-2)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Botany
Attendance: 570
April 4, 2006
12:00
Flag of China.gif China 14 - 2
(6-0, 4-1, 4-1)
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea Botany
Attendance: 85
April 4, 2006
15:30
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 15 - 2
(5-0, 7-2, 3-0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Botany
Attendance: 110
April 4, 2006
19:00
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 6 - 2
(1-0, 2-0, 3-2)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Botany
Attendance: 1200
April 6, 2006
12:00
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 2 - 4
(0-3, 1-0, 1-1)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Botany
Attendance: 108
April 6, 2006
15:30
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 0 - 3
(0-2, 0-0, 0-1)
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea Botany
Attendance: 100
April 6, 2006
19:00
Flag of China.gif China 5 - 0
(1-0, 2-0, 2-0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Botany
Attendance: 550
April 7, 2006
12:00
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 9 - 2
(2-0, 4-0, 3-2)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Botany
Attendance: 120
April 7, 2006
15:30
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 3 - 6
(1-0, 1-4, 1-2)
Flag of China.gif China Botany
Attendance: 250
April 7, 2006
19:00
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 3 - 0
(0-0, 1-0, 2-0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Botany
Attendance: 800
April 9, 2006
12:00
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 - 1
(2-1, 2-0, 1-0)
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea Botany
Attendance: 600
April 9, 2006
15:30
Flag of China.gif China 5 - 5
(2-2, 1-1, 2-2)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Botany
Attendance: 550
April 9, 2006
19:00
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 3 - 4
(0-2, 1-2, 2-0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Botany
Attendance: 1200

Ranking and statistics[edit | edit source]

Promoted to Division I for 2007[7]
Relegated to Division III for 2007[7]
Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of China.gif China 5 4 1 0 34 11 23 9
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 4 0 1 35 12 23 8
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 3 1 1 27 14 13 7
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 5 2 0 3 10 24 -14 4
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 5 1 0 4 9 34 -25 2
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 5 0 0 5 6 26 -20 0

GP = Games played; W = Wins; T = Ties;L = Losses; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GDF = Goal difference; PTS = Points

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of South Korea Ki-Sung Kim 5 10 8 18 +16 4 F
Flag of South Korea Kyu-Hun Kim 5 5 5 10 +4 6 F
Flag of South Korea Kyung-Tae Kim 5 3 6 9 +12 2 F
Flag of China Chao du 5 6 2 8 +5 12 F
Flag of China Lei Chen 5 2 6 8 +7 14 F
Flag of China Zhiqiang Wang 5 6 1 7 +3 4 F
Flag of South Korea Yong-Jun Lee 5 3 4 7 +7 6 D
Flag of China Kai Yin 5 3 3 6 +8 6 D

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Flag of China Yang Yu 240:00 123 9 2.25 92.68 1
Flag of South Korea Ho-Seung Son 220:00 76 6 1.64 92.11 0
Flag of New Zealand Mike Parsons 220:00 208 18 4.91 91.35 0
Flag of Australia Matthew Ezzy 179:31 96 9 3.01 90.62 0
Flag of Australia Stuart Denman 120:00 35 4 2.00 88.57 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

Team Photos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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