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2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Italy Italy / Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Dates 2 – 8 April 2006
15 March – 21 March 2006
Teams 12

The 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II were 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 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 2 and 8 April 2006 in Merano, Italy and the Group B tournament took place between 15 and 21 March 2006 in Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania. Italy and Great Britain won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Spain finished last in Group A and Iceland last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2007.

Group A tournamentEdit

The Group A tournament began on 2 April 2006 in Merano, Italy.[1] Estonia, the Netherlands, Serbia and Montenegro and Spain returned to compete in the Division II competition after missing promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championships.[2] Italy entered the Division II competition after being relegated from Division I and Belgium entered the tournament after gaining promotion from Division III at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3][4]

Italy won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion back to Division I for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] The Netherlands finished in second place, losing only to Italy and Estonia finished in third.[1] Spain finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated to Division III for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Ivan Demetz of Italy finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 12 points including three goals and nine assists.[5] Italy's Massimo Camin finished as the tournaments leading goaltender with a save percentage of 97.56.[6]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division I for 2007
Relegated to Division III for 2007
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 5 0 0 35 2 +33 10
2 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 4 0 1 28 8 +20 8
3 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 2 1 2 13 20 –7 5
4 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 1 1 3 12 23 –11 3
5 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro 5 1 0 4 15 26 –11 2
6 Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 1 0 4 8 32 –24 2

FixturesEdit

All times local.

2 April 2006
13:30
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 5 – 0
(1–0, 3–0, 1–0)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Merano
Attendance: 150
2 April 2006
16:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 6 – 1
(3–0, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro Merano
Attendance: 200
2 April 2006
20:00
Italy Flag of Italy.png 7 – 0
(3–0, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Merano
Attendance: 1100
3 April 2006
13:30
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 0 – 2
(0–1, 0–1, 0–0)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Merano
Attendance: 50
3 April 2006
16:30
Serbia and Montenegro Flag of Serbia and Montenegro 3 – 5
(0–3, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Merano
Attendance: 70
3 April 2006
20:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 1 – 10
(1–4, 0–2, 0–4)
Flag of Italy.png Italy Merano
Attendance: 350
5 April 2006
13:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 2 – 8
(2–3, 0–2, 0–3)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Merano
Attendance: 75
5 April 2006
16:30
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 3 – 5
(2–1, 1–2, 0–2)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Merano
Attendance: 110
5 April 2006
20:00
Italy Flag of Italy.png 7 – 0
(4–0, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro Merano
Attendance: 120
6 April 2006
13:30
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 2 – 10
(2–3, 0–3, 0–4)
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro Merano
Attendance: 120
6 April 2006
16:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 2 – 2
(0–1, 2–1, 0–0)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Merano
Attendance: 130
6 April 2006
20:00
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 0 – 2
(0–1, 0–1, 0–0)
Flag of Italy.png Italy Merano
Attendance: 1000
8 April 2006
13:30
Serbia and Montenegro Flag of Serbia and Montenegro 1 – 6
(0–1, 1–2, 0–3)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Merano
Attendance: 75
8 April 2006
16:30
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 10 – 1
(4–0, 1–0, 5–1)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Merano
Attendance: 110
8 April 2006
20:00
Italy Flag of Italy.png 9 – 1
(2–0, 4–0, 3–1)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Merano
Attendance: 1110

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Italy Demetz, IvanIvan Demetz 5 3 9 12 +8 6 F
Flag of Italy Florian Wieser 5 6 3 9 +10 2 F
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Milovanovic, MarkoMarko Milovanovic 5 3 6 9 –3 20 F
Flag of the Netherlands van den Heuvel, IvyIvy van den Heuvel 5 5 2 7 +5 22 F
Flag of Italy Erlacher, ThomasThomas Erlacher 5 3 4 7 +7 35 F
Flag of Belgium Jordy van de Locht 5 2 5 7 +1 6 F
Flag of the Netherlands Dalhuisen, MikeMike Dalhuisen 5 1 6 7 +7 18 D
Flag of Italy Gander, MarkusMarkus Gander 5 5 1 6 +3 6 F
Flag of Italy Martin Tutzer 5 4 2 6 +3 0 F
Flag of Italy Insam, MarcoMarco Insam 5 4 2 6 +3 4 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

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

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Italy Massimo Camin 149:53 41 1 0.40 97.56 2
Flag of the Netherlands Sjoerd Idzenga 120:00 24 1 0.50 95.83 1
Flag of Italy Martin Ausserhofer 150:07 23 1 0.40 95.65 2
Flag of Estonia Kristjan Eerme 249:30 116 12 2.89 89.66 1
Flag of Belgium Bram de Backer 280:00 172 18 3.86 89.53 0

Group B tournamentEdit

The Group B tournament began on 15 March 2006 in Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania.[7] Croatia, Iclenad, Lithuania and Mexico all returned to compete in the Division II tournament after missing promotion to Division I at the previous yeard World Championships.[8] Great Britain entered the Division II competition after being relegated from Division I and Australia entered the tournament after gaining promotion from Division III at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.[9][4]

Great Britain won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion back to Division I for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[7] Lithuania finished second after losing only to Great Britain and Australia finished in third place.[7] Iceland finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated to Division III for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[7] Robert Dowd of Great Britain finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 14 points including six goals and eight assists.[10] Great Britain's Martin Clarkson finished as the tournaments leading goaltender with a save percentage of 94.92.[11]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division I for 2007
Relegated to Division III for 2007
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 5 5 0 0 40 5 +35 10
2 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 5 4 0 1 39 12 +27 8
3 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 2 0 3 13 30 –17 4
4 Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 5 2 0 3 22 23 –1 4
5 Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 5 2 0 3 10 21 –11 4
6 Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 5 0 0 5 7 40 –33 0

FixturesEdit

All times local.

15 March 2006
15:00
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 0 – 11
(0–3, 0–4, 0–4)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Elektrėnai
Attendance: 720
15 March 2006
17:00
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 1 – 11
(0–5, 0–4, 1–2)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Kaunas
Attendance: 150
15 March 2006
18:30
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 3 – 8
(1–3, 1–3, 1–2)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Elektrėnai
16 March 2006
15:00
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 2 – 5
(2–0, 0–2, 0–3)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Elektrėnai
Attendance: 680
16 March 2006
17:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 6 – 2
(1–2, 2–0, 3–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Kaunas
Attendance: 230
16 March 2006
18:30
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 9 – 1
(4–0, 4–0, 1–1)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Elektrėnai
Attendance: 1290
18 March 2006
12:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 14 – 2
(2–0, 5–1, 7–1)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Kaunas
Attendance: 130
18 March 2006
15:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 3 – 4
(1–1, 1–2, 1–1)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Kaunas
Attendance: 540
18 March 2006
19:00
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 11 – 5
(1–2, 7–1, 3–2)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Kaunas
Attendance: 500
19 March 2006
15:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 1 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Elektrėnai
19 March 2006
18:00
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 0 – 6
(0–2, 0–2, 0–2)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Kaunas
Attendance: 230
19 March 2006
18:30
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 10 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 2–0)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Elektrėnai
Attendance: 1405
21 March 2006
12:00
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 3 – 5
(3–3, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Elektrėnai
Attendance: 714
21 March 2006
15:30
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 4 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Elektrėnai
21 March 2006
19:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 3 – 1
(0–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Elektrėnai
Attendance: 2890

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Great Britain Dowd, RobertRobert Dowd 5 6 8 14 +13 18 F
Flag of Great Britain Ferrara, JamesJames Ferrara 5 4 10 14 +12 10 F
Flag of Lithuania Verenis, PovilasPovilas Verenis 5 8 5 13 +8 12 F
Flag of Great Britain Peacock, CraigCraig Peacock 5 7 6 13 +14 0 F
Flag of Lithuania Kumeliauskas, TadasTadas Kumeliauskas 5 4 8 12 +7 8 F
Flag of Lithuania Ivanuskin, SergejSergej Ivanuskin 5 5 6 11 +8 12 F
Flag of Croatia Domagoj Bozic 5 5 3 8 -3 10 F
Flag of Lithuania Viknius, JonasJonas Viknius 5 4 4 8 +4 8 F
Flag of Croatia Filip Markotic 5 1 7 8 +2 2 F
Flag of Croatia Novak, MichaelMichael Novak 5 5 2 7 -1 32 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

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

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Great Britain Martin Clarkson 210:37 59 3 0.85 94.92 2
Flag of Lithuania Kuzmicius, ArturasArturas Kuzmicius 184:09 95 7 2.28 92.62 1
Flag of Croatia Filipec, TihomirTihomir Filipec 298:38 171 23 4.62 86.55 1
Flag of Iceland Aron Stefansson 142:54 94 14 5.88 85.11 0
Flag of Australia Martin, OlivierOlivier Martin 194:49 112 18 5.54 83.93 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  2. 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  3. 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  4. 4.0 4.1 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Goalkeepers. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  8. 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  9. 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Goalkeepers. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-31.

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