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2016 IIHF U18 World Championship Division III
2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria / Flag of South Africa South Africa
Dates 14 – 19 February 2016
14 – 20 March 2016
Teams 12

The 2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group A and 2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group B were a pair of international under-18 men's ice hockey tournaments run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Group A and Group B tournaments made up the sixth and seventh level of competition at the 2016 IIHF World U18 Championships. The Group A tournament took place between 14 March and 20 March 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The tournament was won by Australia who gained promotion back to Division II Group B for 2017 while Mexico finished last and was relegated to Division III Group B for 2017. The Group B tournament took place from 14 February to 19 February 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. New Zealand won the tournament and gained promotion to Division III Group A for 2017.

Division III Group A tournamentEdit

2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group A
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Dates 14–20 March 2016
Teams 6
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Champions Flag of Australia.jpg Australia ( titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 15
Goals scored 109  (7.27 per game)
Attendance 11,180  (745 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Turkey Ferhat Bakal

The Division III Group A tournament began on 14 March 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria at the Winter Sports Palace.[1] Bulgaria, Chinese Taipei, Israel and Mexico returned to compete in Division III Group A after missing promotion in the 2015 tournament.[2] Turkey gained promotion to Division III Group A after finishing first in last years Division III Group B tournament and Australia was relegated from Division II Group B after finishing last in the 2015 tournament.[3][4]

Australia won the tournament after winning four of their five games, finishing first in the group standings and gained promotion back to Division II Group B for the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships.[1][5] Turkey finished in second place, one point behind Australia, and Bulgaria in third place.[5] Mexico finished the tournament in last place after losing all five of their games and was relegated to Division III Group B for 2017.[1][5] Turkey's Ferhat Bakal finished as the top scorer of the tournament with 14 points and Tolga Bozaci led the tournament in goaltending with a save percentage of 91.95.[6][7] Bakal was also named the best forward by the IIHF directorate.[8] Raz Werner of Israel was named the best goaltender of the tournament and Bulgaria's Atanas Genkov was named best defenceman.[8]

StandingsEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 4 0 0 1 25 22 +3 12
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 5 3 1 0 1 22 13 +9 11
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 5 3 0 0 2 20 13 +7 9
Flag of Israel.gif Israel 5 2 1 0 2 15 15 0 8
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei 5 1 0 2 2 17 26 −9 5
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 10 20 −10 0
Promoted to the 2017 Division II Group B tournament Relegated to the 2017 Division III Group B tournament

FixturesEdit

All times are local. (EETUTC+2)

14 March 2016
13:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 1–3
(0–0, 1–2, 0–1)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 258
14 March 2016
16:30
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 5 – 4 OT
(4–1, 0–1, 0–2, 1–0)
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 268
14 March 2016
20:00
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 3–4
(1–2, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,150
15 March 2016
13:00
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 125
15 March 2016
16:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 6–3
(1–1, 1–2, 4–0)
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 369
15 March 2016
20:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 2–4
(0–1, 1–0, 1–3)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,850
17 March 2016
13:00
Mexico Flag of Mexico.gif 1–4
(0–2, 0–0, 1–2)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 100
17 March 2016
16:30
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 4–3
(2–1, 0–0, 2–2)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 365
17 March 2016
20:00
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 9–3
(4–0, 3–2, 2–1)
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,890
18 March 2016
13:00
Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 9–6
(4–0, 2–4, 3–2)
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 230
18 March 2016
16:30
Chinese Taipei Flag of Chinese Taipei.png 4–2
(1–2, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 190
18 March 2016
20:00
Israel Flag of Israel.gif 4–3
(3–3, 1–0, 0–0)
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,800
20 March 2016
13:00
Chinese Taipei Flag of Chinese Taipei.png 3 – 4 SO
(0–0, 1–2, 2–1, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Israel.gif Israel Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 140
20 March 2016
16:30
Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 1–0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 1,995
20 March 2016
20:00
Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 5–4
(0–1, 1–1, 4–2)
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico Winter Sports Palace
Attendance: 450

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of Turkey Ferhat Bakal 5 9 5 14 +11 2 F
Flag of Australia Ellesse Carini 5 6 7 13 +7 4 F
Flag of Chinese Taipei Wei Chiang 5 4 7 11 −2 0 F
Flag of Australia Thomas Steven 5 6 4 10 +4 2 F
Flag of Australia Liam Manwarring 5 5 5 10 +6 29 F
Flag of Mexico Jorge Perez 5 7 2 9 −3 4 F
Flag of Bulgaria Veselin Dikov 5 5 4 9 +2 43 F
Flag of Israel Tom Ignatovich 5 4 5 9 +6 8 F
Flag of Turkey Hakan Salt 5 4 5 9 +10 2 F
Flag of Israel Mark Revniaga 5 4 4 8 +3 2 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.[7]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Turkey Tolga Bozaci 300:11 149 12 2.40 91.95 0
Flag of Israel Raz Werner 304:15 162 14 2.76 91.36 0
Flag of Bulgaria Aleksandar Tomov 295:32 129 13 2.64 89.92 1
Flag of Chinese Taipei Sheng-Chun Huang 248:06 136 16 3.87 88.24 0
Flag of Mexico Leonardo Chavez 119:08 47 6 3.02 87.23 0

Division III Group B tournamentEdit

2016 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III Group B
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of South Africa South Africa
Dates 14–19 February 2016
Teams 3
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Champions Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand ( titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 6
Goals scored 53  (8.83 per game)
Attendance 1,751  (292 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of New Zealand Benjamin Harford

The Division III Group B tournament began on 14 February 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa at the Ice Station.[9] Hong Kong and New Zealand returned to compete in Division III Group B after missing promotion in the 2015 tournament.[3] South Africa entered the competition after being relegated from Division III Group A in 2015.[2]

New Zealand won the tournament after winning all four of their games, finishing first in the group standings and gained promotion to Division III Group A for the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships.[9][10] South Africa and Hong Kong both completed the tournament with three points each, with South Africa taking second place with a better goal difference.[10] New Zealand's Benjamin Harford finished as the top scorer of the tournament with eleven points and James Moore led the tournament in goaltending with a save percentage of 92.98.[11][12] Harford was also named the best forward of the tournament and Moore best goaltender by the IIHF directorate.[13] Thomas Pugh of New Zealand was named best defenceman.[13]

StandingsEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 4 4 0 0 0 31 9 +22 12
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 4 1 0 0 3 11 19 −8 3
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 4 1 0 0 3 12 25 −13 3
Promoted to the 2017 Division III Group A tournament

FixturesEdit

All times are local. (SASTUTC+2)

14 February 2016
20:00
Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.png 3–6
(1–4, 2–1, 0–1)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Ice Station
Attendance: 400
15 February 2016
20:00
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 8–4
(5–1, 0–1, 3–2)
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Ice Station
Attendance: 126
16 February 2016
17:45
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 1–6
(0–3, 1–3, 0–0)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Ice Station
Attendance: 253
17 February 2016
17:45
Hong Kong Flag of Hong Kong.png 3–2
(1–1, 1–1, 1–0)
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa Ice Station
Attendance: 289
18 February 2016
17:45
New Zealand Flag of New Zealand.gif 9–2
(3–0, 5–0, 1–2)
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong Ice Station
Attendance: 94
19 February 2016
17:45
South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 2–7
(0–3, 0–1, 2–3)
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand Ice Station
Attendance: 589

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.[11]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Flag of New Zealand Benjamin Harford 4 7 4 11 +13 24 F
Flag of New Zealand Shaun Brown 4 4 4 8 +12 6 F
Flag of Hong Kong Hing Yui Tsang 4 4 4 8 −6 18 F
Flag of New Zealand Logan Fraser 4 2 6 8 +3 14 F
Flag of New Zealand Alexander Egan 4 3 4 7 −1 12 F
Flag of New Zealand Mak Rawiri 4 5 1 6 +1 2 F
Flag of New Zealand Rom van Stolk 4 3 1 4 +5 2 F
Flag of Hong Kong Ho Ming Herman Lui 4 1 3 4 −9 14 F
Flag of South Africa Luke Vivier 4 3 0 3 0 0 F
Flag of South Africa Aidan Beukes 4 2 1 3 +1 6 F
Flag of Hong Kong Hing Wing Tsang 4 2 1 3 −8 6 F

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[12]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of New Zealand James Moore 120:00 57 4 2.00 92.98 0
Flag of New Zealand Taylor Goodall 120:00 65 5 2.50 92.31 0
Flag of South Africa Ryan Boyd 166:55 96 13 4.67 86.46 0
Flag of Hong Kong Joshua Sun Ho Ho 152:57 101 18 7.06 82.18 0

ReferencesEdit

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  8. 8.0 8.1 Best Players Selected by the Directorate. International Ice Hockey Federation (2016-03-20). Archived from the original on 2016-03-27. Retrieved on 2016-06-25.
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