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2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Hungary Hungary / Flag of Romania Romania
Dates 12–18 March 2007
15 – 21 April 2007
Teams 12

The 2007 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 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 15 and 21 April 2007 in Miskolc, Hungary and the Group B tournament took place between 12 and 18 March 2007 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. The Netherlands and Lithuania won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Mexico finished last in Group A and Serbia last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2008.

Group A tournamentEdit

The Group A tournament began on 15 April 2007 in Miskolc, Hungary.[1] Belgium, Estonia, Mexico and the Netherlands returned to compete in the Division II competition after missing promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championships.[2][3] Hungary entered the Division II competition after being relegated from Division I and Israel entered the tournament after gaining promotion from Division III at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4][5]

The Netherlands won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division I for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Hungary finished in second place, losing only to the Netherlands and Estonia finished in third. Mexico finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated to Division III for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] Eden Nemenoff of Israel was named as the tournament's top goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[6] Hungarian Daniel Koger was named the top forward and Mike Dalhuisen of the Netherlands was selected as the top defenceman.[6] Hungary's Bálint Magosi was the tournament's leading scorer with 14 points and Miklos Rajna was the leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.938.[7][8]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division I for 2008
Relegated to Division III for 2008
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 5 0 0 0 39 9 +30 15
2 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 5 4 0 0 1 48 7 +41 12
3 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 2 1 0 2 21 23 –2 8
4 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 17 37 –20 6
5 Flag of Israel.gif Israel 5 1 0 0 4 11 36 –25 3
6 Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 5 0 0 1 4 9 33 –24 1

FixturesEdit

All times local.

15 April 2007
13:00
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 2 – 5
(0–0, 2–1, 0–4)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 400
15 April 2007
16:30
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 10 – 0
(5–0, 2–0, 3–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 500
15 April 2007
20:00
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 0 – 7
(0–2, 0–2, 0–3)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1200
17 April 2007
13:00
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 11 – 1
(3–0, 4–1, 4–0)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 350
17 April 2007
16:30
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 3 – 5
(1–2, 1–2, 1–1)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 320
17 April 2007
20:00
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 16 – 0
(6–0, 6–0, 4–0)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1300
18 April 2007
13:00
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 7 – 1
(4–1, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 150
18 April 2007
16:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 8 – 3
(5–0, 2–1, 1–2)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 160
18 April 2007
20:00
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 10 – 0
(5–0, 3–0, 2–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1300
20 April 2007
13:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 2 – 3 GWS
(2–1, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 100
20 April 2007
16:30
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 4 – 7
(0–0, 2–5, 2–2)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 270
20 April 2007
20:00
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 3 – 12
(2–5, 0–4, 1–3)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1400
21 April 2007
13:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 5 – 4
(0–1, 0–2, 5–1)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 120
21 April 2007
16:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 9 – 0
(5–0, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 250
21 April 2007
20:00
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 3 – 4
(0–2, 1–2, 2–0)
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands Miskolc Arena
Attendance: 1800

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten ranked skaters sorted by points, then goals.[7]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Hungary Magosi, BálintBálint Magosi 5 9 5 14 +17 8 F
Flag of Hungary Nagy, GergoGergo Nagy 5 8 5 13 +10 34 F
Flag of Hungary Jonkl, LaszloLaszlo Jonkl 5 5 7 12 +13 4 F
Flag of Hungary Koger, DanielDaniel Koger 5 4 8 12 +9 2 F
Flag of Belgium van den Bogeart, BenBen van den Bogeart 5 10 1 11 –4 8 F
Flag of the Netherlands Dalhuisen, MikeMike Dalhuisen 5 5 6 11 +12 14 D
Flag of the Netherlands Bruijsten, MitchMitch Bruijsten 5 8 2 10 +9 18 F
Flag of the Netherlands van Hulten, RitchieRitchie van Hulten 5 5 5 10 +8 10 F
Flag of Hungary Roczanov, DezsoDezso Roczanov 5 7 2 9 +10 27 F
Flag of Israel Daniel Erlich 5 4 5 9 –12 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.[8]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Hungary Rajna, MiklosMiklos Rajna 120:00 48 3 1.50 93.75 1
Flag of Hungary David Meretei 178:44 49 4 1.34 91.84 2
Flag of Estonia Koitmaa, VillemVillem Koitmaa 239:50 125 12 3.00 90.40 0
Flag of the Netherlands Tomislav Hrelja 300:00 80 9 1.80 88.75 1
Flag of Israel Eden Nemenoff 259:46 231 31 7.16 86.58 0

Group B tournamentEdit

The Group B tournament began on 12 March 2007 in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania.[9] Australia, Croatia and Lithuania all returned to compete in the Division II tournament after missing promotion to Division I at the previous years World Championships.[3] Serbia made their debut appearance in the World U18 Championships after replacing the Serbia and Montenegro men's national under-18 ice hockey team, the change in team coinciding with Montenegro's declaration of independence and the eventual split of the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.[2] South Korea entered the Division II competition after being relegated from Division I and Romania entered the tournament after gaining promotion from Division III at the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[5][10]

Lithuania won the tournament after winning all five of their games and gained promotion to Division I for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[9] South Korea finished second after losing only to Lithuania and Estonia finished in third place. Serbia finished in last place after losing all five of their games and were relegated to Division III for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[9] Tihomir Filipec of Croatia was named as the tournament's top goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[11] Lithuanian Povilas Verenis was named the top forward and Cho Hyung Gon of South Korea was selected as the top defenceman.[11] Lithuania's Tadas Kumeliauskas was the tournament's leading scorer with 12 points and Arturas Kuzmicius was the leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.948.[12][13]

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division I for 2008
Relegated to Division III for 2008
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 5 5 0 0 0 32 9 +23 15
2 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 3 1 0 1 27 14 +13 11
3 Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 5 2 0 2 1 24 19 +5 8
4 Flag of Romania.gif Romania 5 2 0 0 3 15 25 –10 6
5 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 0 2 0 3 13 25 –12 4
6 Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia 5 0 0 1 4 10 10 –19 1

FixturesEdit

All times local.

12 March 2007
13:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 2 – 6
(0–1, 1–1, 1–4)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 30
12 March 2007
17:00
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 6 – 2
(1–1, 0–1, 5–0)
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
12 March 2007
20:30
Romania Flag of Romania.gif 0 – 10
(0–3, 0–4, 0–3)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
13 March 2007
13:30
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 8 – 2
(3–1, 3–0, 2–1)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
13 March 2007
17:00
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 5 – 4 GWS
(1–2, 1–1, 2–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 100
13 March 2007
20:30
Serbia Flag of Serbia.gif 4 – 6
(1–3, 2–0, 1–3)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 300
15 March 2007
13:30
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 8 – 0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
15 March 2007
17:00
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 5 – 4 GWS
(2–1, 1–2, 1–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 130
15 March 2007
20:30
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 5 – 2
(1–2, 1–0, 3–0)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 300
16 March 2007
13:30
Serbia Flag of Serbia.gif 3 – 4 GWS
(1–0, 1–1, 1–2)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Vakar Lajos Icerink
16 March 2007
17:00
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 1 – 8
(0–0, 1–3, 0–5)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
16 March 2007
20:30
Romania Flag of Romania.gif 3 – 6
(1–1, 1–4, 1–1)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 350
18 March 2007
12:30
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 5 – 1
(2–0, 3–0, 0–1)
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 50
18 March 2007
16:00
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 2 – 5
(1–1, 1–0, 0–4)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 200
18 March 2007
19:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 0 – 4
(0–4, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Romania.gif Romania Vakar Lajos Icerink
Attendance: 350

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten ranked skaters sorted by points, then goals.[12]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Lithuania Kumeliauskas, TadasTadas Kumeliauskas 5 5 7 12 +12 4 F
Flag of Lithuania Verenis, PovilasPovilas Verenis 5 7 4 11 +12 8 F
Flag of Romania Lorand Bartha 5 5 4 9 -7 20 F
Flag of Croatia Vladimir Gurka 5 5 4 9 +2 4 F
Flag of Korea Yoon Ji Man 5 4 5 9 +5 6 F
Flag of Korea Park Sang Jin 5 7 1 8 +4 2 F
Flag of Romania Balint, ZsoltZsolt Balint 5 4 4 8 -5 16 F
Flag of Lithuania Viknius, JonasJonas Viknius 5 2 6 8 +2 8 F
Flag of Lithuania Bosas, ArnoldasArnoldas Bosas 5 6 1 7 +5 6 F
Flag of Korea Lee Sung Jun 5 6 1 7 +6 14 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.[13]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Lithuania Kuzmicius, ArturasArturas Kuzmicius 120:00 58 3 1.50 94.83 0
Flag of Lithuania Kielius, ErnestasErnestas Kielius 180:00 79 6 2.00 92.41 0
Flag of Australia Kimlin, AnthonyAnthony Kimlin 244:47 182 14 3.43 92.31 0
Flag of Croatia Filipec, TihomirTihomir Filipec 310:00 195 19 3.68 90.26 1
Flag of Korea Yong Hyun Ho 242:40 112 13 3.21 88.39 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  3. 3.0 3.1 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  4. 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  5. 5.0 5.1 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Best Players Selected by the Directorate. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Goalkeepers. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  10. 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div I Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Best Players Selected by the Directorate. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Goalkeepers. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-02.

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