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2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Logo
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of China China
Dates 5 – 11 March 2007
Teams 6
Champions Flag of Spain.gif Spain ( titles)

The 2007 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 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships and took place between 5 and 11 March 2007 in Beijing, China. The tournament was won by Spain who upon winning gained promotion, along with China who finished in second place, to Division II of the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championships.

OverviewEdit

The 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III began on 5 March 2007 in Beijing, China.[1] New Zealand and South Africa both returned to compete in the Division III competition after missing promotion at the previous years World Championships.[2] Turkey gained promotion back to Division III after winning the qualification game against Bulgaria which was held in January 2007.[3] Iceland and Spain entered the Division III competition after being relegated from the Division II tournaments of the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championships.[4][5] China returned to the World U18 Championships, having last played in the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group A tournament.[6]

Spain finished first after winning all five of their games and gained promotion back to Division II for the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1] China who finished in second place also gained promotion to Division II, while Iceland finished third after winning three of their five games of the tournament.[1] Alejandro Pedraz of Spain finished as the tournaments top scoring after recording 26 points including 17 goals and nine assists.[7] Spain's Ander Alcaine finished as the tournaments leading goaltender with a save percentage of 0.877.[8]

Division III QualificationEdit

The Division III Qualiciation tournament was held on 28 January 2007 in İzmit, Turkey.[3] The tournament consisted of a single game between Turkey and Bulgaria who were relegated to the qualification tournament after they finished fifth and sixth in the 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III tournament.[2][3] Turkey won the game 3–2 in a shootout and qualified for the 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III tournament.[3]

28 January 2007
19:00
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 3 – 2 GWS
(2–1, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Izmit Ice Rink
Attendance: 200

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division II for 2008
Rk Team GP W Overtime wins Overtime losses L GF GA GDF PTS
1 Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 5 0 0 0 54 9 +45 15
2 Flag of China.gif China 5 4 0 0 1 46 16 +30 12
3 Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 41 17 +24 9
4 Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 5 2 0 0 3 30 25 +5 6
5 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 1 0 0 4 11 53 −42 3
6 Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 5 0 0 0 5 6 68 −62 0

FixturesEdit

All times local.

5 March 2007
13:00
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 1–18
(0–9, 1–4, 0–5)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 101
5 March 2007
16:30
China Flag of China.gif 11–2
(2–1, 5–0, 4–1)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 340
5 March 2007
20:00
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 16–1
(5–1, 4–0, 7–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 98
6 March 2007
13:00
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 5–1
(0–0, 2–1, 3–0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 111
6 March 2007
16:30
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 0–15
(0–5, 0–5, 0–5)
Flag of China.gif China Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 121
6 March 2007
20:00
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 14–2
(4–0, 7–1, 3–1)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 134
8 March 2007
13:00
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 1–9
(0–2, 1–4, 0–3)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 101
8 March 2007
16:30
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 3–6
(0–5, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of China.gif China Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 456
8 March 2007
20:00
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 16–0
(5–0, 6–0, 5–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 102
9 March 2007
13:00
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 2–5
(1–1, 0–1, 1–3)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 102
9 March 2007
16:30
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 2–5
(0–3, 0–1, 2–1)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 156
9 March 2007
20:00
China Flag of China.gif 4–9
(2–2, 1–4, 1–3)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 900
11 March 2007
13:00
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 16–3
(2–0, 4–1, 10–2)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 102
11 March 2007
16:30
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 2–10
(0–5, 0–4, 2–1)
Flag of China.gif China Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 800
11 March 2007
20:00
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 6–3
(0–1, 2–2, 4–0)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Hosa Skating Center
Attendance: 900

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Spain Pedraz, AlejandroAlejandro Pedraz 5 17 9 26 +22 29 F
Flag of Spain Munoz, JuanJuan Munoz 5 8 12 20 +18 12 F
Flag of Spain Betran, AdrianAdrian Betran 5 8 8 16 +24 2 F
Flag of New Zealand Lee, Martin JamesMartin James Lee 5 9 6 15 +10 16 F
Flag of China Li Zhengyu 5 8 6 14 +11 0 F
Flag of China Chen Ling 5 7 6 13 +7 16 F
Flag of Iceland Thormodsson, EgillEgill Thormodsson 5 7 5 12 +7 0 F
Flag of Iceland Bjornsson, ThorsteinnThorsteinn Bjornsson 5 4 8 12 +7 2 F
Flag of New Zealand Eaden, ChristopherChristopher Eaden 5 6 4 10 +6 0 F
Flag of Iceland Maack, PeturPetur Maack 5 6 4 10 +7 6 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.[8]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Spain Alcaine, AnderAnder Alcaine 210:50 65 8 2.28 87.69 0
Flag of Iceland Aron Stefansson 259:04 99 15 3.47 84.85 0
Flag of China Han Pengfei 243:07 83 14 3.46 83.13 0
Flag of New Zealand Nothling, ZakZak Nothling 200:12 99 17 5.09 82.83 0
Flag of South Africa Campbell-Hall, ZayneZayne Campbell-Hall 178:45 129 23 7.72 82.17 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 2007 IIHF World U18 Championship Div IIIQ. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  4. 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  5. 2006 IIHF World U18 Championship Div II Group B. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  6. 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship Div III, Group A. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Scoring Leaders. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-01.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Goalkeepers. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2013-01-01.

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