See also: 2012 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2012 IIHF World Championship
Division II
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Iceland Iceland / Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Dates 12 – 18 April
2 – 8 April
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2012 IIHF World Championship Division II was an international Ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Reykjavík, Iceland from April 12–18, 2012 and Group B was contested in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 2–8, 2012.[1]

Participants[edit | edit source]

WMIIA 06.jpg

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team Qualification
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Placed 2nd in Division II Group B last year.
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Placed 6th Division I Group B and was relegated in 2011.
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Host, placed 3rd in Division II Group B last year.
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Placed 2nd in Division II Group A last year.
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia Placed 3rd in Division II Group A last year.
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Placed 5th Division I Group A and was relegated in 2011.

WMIIB 08.jpg

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team Qualification
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Placed 4th in Division II Group A last year.
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Host, placed 5th in Division II Group B last year.
Flag of China.gif China Placed 4th in Division II Group B last year.
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Placed 1st in Division III last year and was promoted.
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Placed 5th in Division II Group A last year.
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Placed 2nd in Division III last year and was promoted.

Group A Tournament[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Promoted to Division I B for 2013
Relegated to Division II B for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 5 0 0 0 39 11 +28 15
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 4 0 0 1 21 9 +12 12
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 27 13 +14 9
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 5 2 0 0 3 12 19 –7 6
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia 5 1 0 0 4 27 20 +7 3
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 5 0 0 0 5 5 59 –54 0

All times are local (UTC±0).

12 April 2012
13:00
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 2–3
(0–0, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 184
12 April 2012
16:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 5–2
(1–2, 3–0, 1–0)
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 208
12 April 2012
20:00
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 522
13 April 2012
13:00
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 3–2
(2–0, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 112
13 April 2012
16:30
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 7–0
(1–0, 4–0, 2–0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 157
13 April 2012
20:00
Serbia Flag of Serbia.gif 3–5
(2–2, 0–3, 1–0)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 850
15 April 2012
13:00
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 4–2
(1–2, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 150
15 April 2012
16:30
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 12–3
(3–0, 4–1, 5–2)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 124
15 April 2012
20:00
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 7–2
(2–1, 3–0, 2–1)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 1160
17 April 2012
13:00
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 2–19
(0–8, 2–6, 0–5)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 95
17 April 2012
16:30
Serbia Flag of Serbia.gif 3–6
(1–2, 0–2, 2–2)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 134
17 April 2012
20:00
Iceland Flag of Iceland.gif 0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Spain.gif Spain Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 650
18 April 2012
13:00
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 0–17
(0–7, 0–6, 0–4)
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 234
18 April 2012
16:30
Spain Flag of Spain.gif 3–5
(1–2, 2–2, 0–1)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 278
18 April 2012
20:00
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 5–1
(1–0, 1–0, 3–1)
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland Laugardalur Arena, Reykjavík
Attendance: 850

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Top 10 scorers[edit | edit source]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Joel Prpic Flag of Croatia Croatia 5 3 10 13 +6 2
2 Andrew Sertich Flag of Croatia Croatia 5 7 5 12 +8 0
3 Aleksandr Petrov Flag of Estonia Estonia 5 5 7 12 +8 0
4 Maksim Ivanov Flag of Estonia Estonia 5 4 5 9 +6 12
5 Aleksei Sibirtsev Flag of Estonia Estonia 5 5 3 8 +6 0
6 Pablo Muñoz Flag of Spain Spain 5 3 5 8 +5 6
6 Robert Rooba Flag of Estonia Estonia 5 3 5 8 +5 6
8 Dmitri Rodin Flag of Estonia Estonia 5 2 6 8 +5 10
9 Marko Kovacevic Flag of Serbia Serbia 5 3 4 7 +2 2
9 Igor Lazic Flag of Croatia Croatia 5 3 4 7 +4 2
9 Kenneth MacAulay Flag of Croatia Croatia 5 3 4 7 +2 0

IIHF.com

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Ander Alcaine Flag of Spain Spain 290:17 9 95.16 1.86 1
2 Villem-Henrik Koitmaa Flag of Estonia Estonia 235:56 9 92.56 2.29 0
3 Mate Tomljenovic Flag of Croatia Croatia 279:04 11 91.54 2.37 0
4 Dennis Henstrom Flag of Iceland Iceland 299:50 18 90.22 3.60 1
5 Milan Lukovic Flag of Serbia Serbia 289:39 20 87.34 4.14 0

IIHF.com

Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

IIHF.com

Group B Tournament[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Promoted to Division II A for 2013
Relegated to Division III for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 5 0 0 0 49 11 +38 15
Flag of China.gif China 5 3 0 0 2 28 21 +7 9
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 5 2 1 0 2 21 28 −7 8
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 5 2 0 1 2 17 24 −7 7
Flag of Israel.gif Israel 5 1 1 1 2 19 22 −3 6
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 4 32 −28 0

All times are local (UTC+3).

2 April 2012
12:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 2–9
(0–5, 1–1, 1–3)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 65
2 April 2012
15:30
China Flag of China.gif 9–5
(3–2, 2–1, 4–2)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 152
2 April 2012
19:00
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 1–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,235
3 April 2012
12:00
China Flag of China.gif 5–1
(3–0, 1–1, 1–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 35
3 April 2012
15:30
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 6–2
(3–0, 2–0, 1–2)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 47
3 April 2012
19:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 14–3
(2–0, 6–0, 6–3)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,380
5 April 2012
12:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 4–1
(1–1, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 38
5 April 2012
15:30
China Flag of China.gif 6–1
(2–0, 4–0, 0–1)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 62
5 April 2012
19:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 8–5
(5–0, 1–4, 2–1)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,358
6 April 2012
12:00
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 0–14
(0–2, 0–6, 0–6)
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 65
6 April 2012
15:30
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 5–4 OT
(1–2, 2–1, 1–1)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 235
6 April 2012
19:00
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 6–3
(0–1, 3–2, 3–0)
Flag of China.gif China Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,572
8 April 2012
12:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 2–0
(0–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 103
8 April 2012
15:30
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 3–2 GWS
(1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 1,526
8 April 2012
19:00
Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 8–5
(5–2, 2–0. 1–3)
Flag of China.gif China Winter Sports Palace, Sofia
Attendance: 537

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Top 10 scorers[edit | edit source]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Olivier Roland Flag of Belgium Belgium 5 10 12 22 +22 4
2 Mitch Morgan Flag of Belgium Belgium 5 6 15 21 +20 2
3 Vincent Morgan Flag of Belgium Belgium 5 10 8 18 +21 0
4 Eliezer Sherbatov Flag of Israel Israel 5 9 5 14 +6 0
5 Stanislav Muhachev Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 5 4 10 14 −1 0
6 Daniel Mazour Flag of Israel Israel 5 6 4 10 +4 14
7 Alexei Yotov Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 5 5 5 10 −1 2
8 Zhang Weiyang Flag of China China 5 5 4 9 +4 4
9 Sergei Frenkel Flag of Israel Israel 5 1 8 9 +5 8
10 Kristof van Looy Flag of Belgium Belgium 5 3 5 8 +9 4

IIHF.com

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Bjorn Steijen Flag of Belgium Belgium 260:00 8 93.55 1.85 0
2 Nikola Nikolov Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 167:19 8 91.30 2.87 0
3 Andreas de la Garma Flag of Mexico Mexico 149:48 10 90.20 4.01 0
4 Jevgeni Gusin Flag of Israel Israel 257:06 15 88.10 3.50 0
5 Jack Nebe Flag of South Africa South Africa 180:17 15 87.60 4.99 0

IIHF.com

Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

IIHF.com

Team Photos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]



This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at 2012 IIHF World Championship Division II. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.