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2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Romania Romania
Dates 13 – 19 March 2006
Teams 6
Champions Flag of Romania.gif Romania ( titles)

The 2006 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 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships and took place between 13 and 19 March 2006 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. The tournament was won by Romania who upon winning gained promotion, along with Israel who finished in second place, to Division II of the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.

OverviewEdit

The 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III began on 13 March 2006 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.[1] Bulgaria, Israel, New Zealand and Turkey all returned to compete in the Division III competition after missing promotion at the previous years World Championships.[2] Romania and South Africa entered the Division III competition after being relegated from the Division II tournaments of the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.[3][4]

Romania finished first after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division II of the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Israel who finished in second place also gained promotion to Division II, while South Africa finished third after managing to win only two and tie one of their five games of the tournament.[1] Bulgaria and Turkey who finished fifth and sixth respectively were relegated to the Division III Qualification tournament for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1][5] Daniel Erlich of Israel finished as the tournaments top scorer after recording 26 points including 12 goals and 14 assists.[6] Romania's Istvan Csergo finished as the tournaments leading goaltender with a save percentage of 96.00.[7]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division II for 2007
Relegated to Division III Qualification for 2007
Rk Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Romania.gif Romania 5 5 0 0 68 3 +65 10
2 Flag of Israel.gif Israel 5 3 1 1 42 26 +16 7
3 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 2 1 2 25 22 +3 5
4 Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 5 1 3 1 28 26 +2 5
5 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 5 1 1 3 10 41 −31 3
6 Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 5 0 0 5 8 63 −55 0

FixturesEdit

All times local.

13 March 2006
13:30
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 4–4
(0–1, 3–1, 1–2)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
13 March 2006
17:00
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 3–14
(0–4, 1–6, 2–4)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 130
13 March 2006
20:30
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 0–18
(0–3, 0–7, 0–8)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 300
14 March 2006
13:30
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 12–1
(3–0, 4–1, 5–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 150
14 March 2006
17:00
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 14–1
(4–0, 5–1, 5–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 180
14 March 2006
20:30
Romania Flag of Romania.gif 14–0
(2–0, 3–0, 9–0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 300
16 March 2006
13:30
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 5–8
(3–4, 2–3, 0–1)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 145
16 March 2006
17:00
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 3–3
(0–2, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 100
16 March 2006
20:30
Romania Flag of Romania.gif 15–1
(4–0, 6–1, 5–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 470
17 March 2006
13:30
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 4–1
(0–0, 2–1, 2–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
17 March 2006
17:00
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 17–1
(7–1, 6–0, 4–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 100
17 March 2006
20:30
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 2–13
(0–5, 1–4, 1–4)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 1500
19 March 2006
13:30
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 2–5
(1–2, 1–1, 0–2)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 40
19 March 2006
17:00
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 4–4
(1–2, 1–0, 2–2)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
19 March 2006
20:30
Romania Flag of Romania.gif 8–0
(5–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 1000

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Israel Daniel Erlich 5 12 14 26 +13 32 F
Flag of Romania Biro, OttoOtto Biro 5 8 10 18 +16 12 F
Flag of Romania Attila Balint 5 10 7 17 +16 0 F
Flag of Romania Virag, CjanadCjanad Virag 5 6 9 19 +17 18 F
Flag of Israel Sherbatov, EliEli Sherbatov 5 6 8 14 +5 8 F
Flag of Romania Zsolt Kopacz 5 4 10 14 +16 10 F
Flag of Romania Hunor Szabo 5 6 6 12 +17 2 F
Flag of South Africa Joyce, JaredJared Joyce 5 6 6 12 +4 26 F
Flag of Romania Nicolae Burdian 5 5 7 12 +11 4 F
Flag of Israel Zamir, OrenOren Zamir 5 7 4 11 +6 33 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 Romania Csergo, IstvanIstvan Csergo 150:47 25 1 0.40 96.00 2
Flag of Romania Botond Csomortani 149:13 25 2 0.80 92.00 2
Flag of New Zealand Nothling, ZakZak Nothling 193:08 121 17 5.28 85.95 0
Flag of Israel Eden Nemenoff 285:08 139 22 4.63 84.17 0
Flag of Bulgaria Vajarov, KirilKiril Vajarov 280:00 215 36 7.71 83.26 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-30.
  2. 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-30.
  3. 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-30.
  4. 2005 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-30.
  5. 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-30.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-30.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Goalkeepers. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-12-30.

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