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2015 IIHF U18 World Championship
2015 IIHF World U18 Championship Division1
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Dates 16–26 April 2015
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of the United States.png United States of America (9 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 30
Goals scored 211  (7.03 per game)
Attendance 48,622  (1,621 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Auston Matthews
MVP Flag of the United States Auston Matthews

The 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 17th IIHF World U18 Championship, and was hosted by Zug and Lucerne, Switzerland. The tournament began on 16 April 2015, with the gold medal game played on 26 April 2015.[1][2]

Top DivisionEdit

OfficialsEdit

The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to work the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship.
They were the following:[3]

Referees

  • Flag of France Jimmy Bergamelli
  • Flag of Sweden Andreas Harnebring
  • Flag of Canada Brett Iverson
  • Flag of Switzerland Andreas Koch
  • Flag of Finland Petri Lindqvist
  • Flag of Slovakia Robert Mullner
  • Flag of Russia Yuri Oskirko
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Vladimír Pešina
  • Flag of the United States Christopher Pitoscia
  • Flag of Germany Marian Rohatsch
  • Flag of Austria Ladislav Smetana
  • Flag of Norway Per Gustav Solem

Linesmen

  • Flag of Germany Markku Buese
  • Flag of Switzerland Franco Espinoza
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Jiří Gebauer
  • Flag of Slovakia Martin Korba
  • Flag of Sweden Ludvig Lundgren
  • Flag of the United States Brian Oliver
  • Flag of Russia Alexander Otmakhov
  • Flag of Canada Nicolas Piche
  • Flag of Finland Hannu Sormunen
  • Flag of Switzerland Michael Tscherrig

Preliminary roundEdit

Team qualified to Quarterfinals
Team will play in Relegation round

Group AEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Russia.png Russia 4 4 0 0 0 20 7 +13 12
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4 3 0 0 1 30 8 +22 9
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4 1 1 0 2 9 18 −9 5
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4 1 0 0 3 16 17 −1 3
Flag of Germany.png Germany 4 0 0 1 3 5 30 −25 1

All times are local. (Central European Summer TimeUTC+02:00)

16 April 2015
14:45
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1–3
(0–0, 0–1, 1–2)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 460
16 April 2015
18:45
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3–1
(0–1, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 925
17 April 2015
14:45
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 0–10
(0–4, 0–6, 0–0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 290
17 April 2015
18:45
Russia Flag of Russia.png 6–0
(2–0, 3–0, 1–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 362
18 April 2015
17:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 1–7
(0–1, 0–5, 1–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 532
19 April 2015
13:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2–4
(1–2, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 660
19 April 2015
17:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6–4
(1–1, 2–2, 3–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 1,222
20 April 2015
18:45
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3–4 GWS
(1–0, 1–1, 1–2)
(OT (0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 332
21 April 2015
14:45
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 13–1
(4–0, 5–1, 3–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 317
21 April 2015
18:45
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4–7
(2–1, 1–2, 1–3)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Ice Center Lucerne
Attendance: 732

Group BEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Canada.png Canada 4 4 0 0 0 21 11 +10 12
Flag of Finland.png Finland 4 3 0 0 1 14 6 +8 9
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 12 10 +2 6
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4 0 1 0 3 5 14 −9 2
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 4 0 0 1 3 10 21 −11 1

All times are local. (Central European Summer TimeUTC+02:00)

16 April 2015
15:45
Canada Flag of Canada.png 11–6
(2–3, 6–0, 3–3)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 170
16 April 2015
19:45
Finland Flag of Finland.png 6–1
(1–1, 3–0, 2–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 315
17 April 2015
15:45
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1–4
(0–1, 1–1, 0–2)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 721
17 April 2015
19:45
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 3,370
18 April 2015
18:45
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 1–4
(0–1, 1–2, 0–1)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 5,277
19 April 2015
14:45
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1–3
(1–0, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 363
19 April 2015
18:45
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 2–3
(1–1, 1–1, 0–1)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 749
20 April 2015
19:45
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3–2 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 1–0)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 2,561
21 April 2015
15:45
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–2
(0–2, 3–0, 0–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 1133
21 April 2015
19:45
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 5–0
(2–0, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 2,468

Relegation round Edit

The last-placed teams played a best-of-three series.

23 April 2015
12:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 5–3
(3–1, 1–0, 1–2)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 276
24 April 2015
18:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3–5
(1–0, 1–2, 1–3)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Ice Center Lucerne, Lucerne
Attendance: 387
  • Germany is relegated to next year's Division I A; the third game was not played because the result of the relegation series had been decided.

Knockout stageEdit

  Quarterfinals                    
  A1  Flag of Russia.png Russia 0  
  B4  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 5   Semifinals
      B4  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4  
  Quarterfinals   B2  Flag of Finland.png Finland 5  
  B2  Flag of Finland.png Finland 3
  A3  Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 0         Gold Medal
              A2  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 2
  Quarterfinals             B2  Flag of Finland.png Finland 1
  A2  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7      
  B3  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 2   Semifinals   Bronze Medal
      A2  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7   B1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 5
  Quarterfinals   B1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 2     B4  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 2
  B1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 5
  A4  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3  

QuarterfinalsEdit

23 April 2015
14:45
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 7–2
(4–0, 0–1, 3–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Ice Center Lucerne, Lucerne
Attendance: 542
23 April 2015
16:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–3
(3–1, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 1,248
23 April 2015
18:45
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Ice Center Lucerne, Lucerne
Attendance: 469
23 April 2015
20:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 0–5
(0–1, 0–2, 0–2)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 2,381

SemifinalsEdit

25 April 2015
15:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 2–7
(0–0, 1–2, 1–5)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 4,170
25 April 2015
19:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–4 OT
(2–2 0–0, 2–2)
(OT 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 7,015

Bronze medal gameEdit

26 April 2015
15:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–2
(3–2, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 4,718

Gold medal gameEdit

26 April 2015
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2–1 OT
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(OT 1–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Bossard Arena, Zug
Attendance: 4,457

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Flag of the United States Auston Matthews 7 8 7 15 +11 0
Flag of the United States Jeremy Bracco 7 3 10 13 +10 2
Flag of Canada Mathew Barzal 7 3 9 12 +2 0
Flag of the United States Matthew Tkachuk 7 2 10 12 +10 2
Flag of Finland Patrik Laine 7 8 3 11 +6 0
Flag of the United States Jack Roslovic 7 6 5 11 +11 4
Flag of Canada Mitchell Stephens 7 5 5 10 +1 10
Flag of the United States Colin White 7 6 3 9 +8 0
Flag of the United States Clayton Keller 7 4 5 9 +7 0
Flag of Latvia Martins Dzierkals 6 3 6 9 +2 10
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Source: IIHF.com

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.

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Flag of Russia Anton Krasotkin 120:00 85 4 2.00 95.29 1
Flag of Finland Veini Vehvilainen 437:12 233 12 1.65 94.85 1
Flag of Russia Ilya Samsonov 180:00 121 8 2.67 93.39 0
Flag of the United States Evan Sarthou 312:44 82 6 1.15 92.68 1
Flag of Slovakia Adam Húska 278:39 160 14 3.01 91.25 0
TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com Goalkeepers statistics

Tournament awardsEdit

Most Valuable Player

All-star team

IIHF best player awards

References: [1], [2]

Final standingsEdit

Team
1 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Silver medal icon Flag of Finland.png Finland
Bronze medal icon Flag of Canada.png Canada
4th Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
5th Flag of Russia.png Russia
6th Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
7th Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
8th Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
9th Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
10th Flag of Germany.png Germany
Relegated to the 2016 Division I A

 2014 IIHF U18 World Champions 
Flag of the United States.png
United States of America
9th title

Division IEdit

Division I AEdit

The Division I A tournament was played in Debrecen, Hungary, from 12 to 18 April 2015.[4]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 5 4 1 0 0 28 8 +20 14
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 5 3 1 1 0 19 11 +8 12
Flag of France.png France 5 2 1 0 2 16 13 +3 8
Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 2 0 2 1 14 12 +2 8
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 5 1 0 0 4 15 28 −13 3
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 5 0 0 0 5 11 31 −20 0
Promoted to the 2016 Top Division Relegated to the 2016 Division I B

Division I BEdit

The Division I B tournament was played in Maribor, Slovenia, from 12 to 18 April 2015.[5]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Austria.png Austria 5 5 0 0 0 26 6 +20 15
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 5 3 0 1 1 27 21 +6 10
Flag of Japan.gif Japan 5 2 1 0 2 16 16 0 8
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 5 2 0 0 3 13 14 −1 6
Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 1 0 0 4 16 24 −8 3
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 5 1 0 0 4 8 25 −17 3
Promoted to the 2016 Division I A Relegated to the 2016 Division II A

Division IIEdit

Division II AEdit

The Division II A tournament was played in Tallinn, Estonia, from 22 to 28 March 2015.[6]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 5 0 0 0 28 7 +21 15
Flag of Poland.png Poland 5 4 0 0 1 18 10 +8 12
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 5 2 1 0 2 18 13 +5 8
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 1 1 1 2 18 22 −4 6
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 9 24 −15 3
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 0 0 1 4 11 26 −15 1
Promoted to the 2016 Division I B Relegated to the 2016 Division II B

Division II BEdit

The Division II B tournament was played in Novi Sad, Serbia, from 16 to 22 March 2015.[7]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 5 4 1 0 0 46 12 +34 14
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 4 0 1 0 28 13 +15 13
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 21 13 +8 9
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 1 1 0 3 20 26 −6 5
Flag of China.gif China 5 1 0 0 4 14 27 −13 3
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 0 0 1 4 11 49 −38 1
Promoted to the 2016 Division II A Relegated to the 2016 Division III A

Division IIIEdit

Division III AEdit

The Division III A tournament was played in Taipei City, Taiwan, from 22 to 28 March 2015.[8]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 5 3 2 0 0 19 13 +6 13
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 5 1 2 2 0 17 10 +7 9
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 5 2 0 2 1 14 12 +2 8
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei 5 2 1 0 2 28 16 +12 8
Flag of Israel.gif Israel 5 2 0 1 2 16 15 +1 7
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 0 0 0 5 7 35 −28 0
Promoted to the 2016 Division II B Relegated to the 2016 Division III B

Division III BEdit

The Division III B tournament was played in Auckland, New Zealand, from 17 to 19 March 2015.[9]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 2 2 0 0 0 14 5 +9 6
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 2 1 0 0 1 12 10 +2 3
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 2 0 0 0 2 6 17 −11 0
Promoted to the 2016 Division III A

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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