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2017 IIHF U18 World Championship
2017 IIHF World U18 Championships
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Dates 13–23 April 2017
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 31
Goals scored 196  (6.32 per game)
Attendance 73,690  (2,377 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Auston Matthews
MVP Flag of Finland Kristian Vesalainen

The 2017 IIHF U18 World Championship was the 19th IIHF World U18 Championship and was hosted by Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia. The tournament was played from 13 to 23 April 2017. Finland entered the tournament as the defending champions and once again advanced to the final, but this time they lost to the United States.

Top DivisionEdit

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

Preliminary roundEdit

The four best ranked teams from each group of the preliminary round advance to the quarterfinals, while the last placed team from both groups plays a relegation round in a best of three format to determine the relegated team.[1]

Group AEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Finland.png Finland 4 4 0 0 0 23 10 +13 12
Flag of Canada.png Canada 4 2 1 0 1 18 13 +5 8
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4 2 0 1 1 13 10 +3 7
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 9 14 −5 3
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 3 19 −16 0



13 April 2017
15:30
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1–4
(1–1, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 1,435
13 April 2017
19:30
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 4–5
(0–1, 4–3, 0–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 3,935
14 April 2017
19:30
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 1,210
15 April 2017
15:30
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–1
(2–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 1,962
15 April 2017
19:30
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4–3 OT
(3–1, 0–1, 0–1)
OT: (1–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 4,318
16 April 2017
19:30
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 2–7
(1–2, 1–3, 0–2)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 1,116
17 April 2017
15:30
Canada Flag of Canada.png 7–3
(2–0, 1–2, 4–1)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 1,562
17 April 2017
19:30
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 4–0
(1–0, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 4,496
18 April 2017
15:30
Finland Flag of Finland.png 6–3
(1–1, 3–1, 2–0)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 2,201
18 April 2017
19:30
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 1–2
(0–0, 1–1, 0–1)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Poprad Ice Stadium, Poprad
Attendance: 4,496

Group BEdit

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4 4 0 0 0 22 7 +15 12
Flag of Russia.png Russia 4 2 1 0 1 16 11 +5 8
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4 2 0 0 2 8 12 −4 6
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 4 1 0 1 2 15 17 −2 4
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 4 0 0 0 4 7 21 −14 0


13 April 2017
15:30
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 0–7
(0–0, 0–5, 0–2)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 567
13 April 2017
19:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3–1
(0–1, 0–0, 3–0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 2,350
14 April 2017
19:30
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 7–4
(2–1, 4–1, 1–2)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 2,231
15 April 2017
15:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5–4
(0–1, 3–0, 2–3)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 3,503
15 April 2017
19:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3–2
(1–0, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 3,126
16 April 2017
19:30
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 2–3
(1–2, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 1,503
17 April 2017
15:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5–2
(2–1, 2–1, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 3,856
17 April 2017
19:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 4–1
(0–0, 2–1, 2–0)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 1,123
18 April 2017
15:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1–5
(0–2, 1–1, 0–2)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 2,354
18 April 2017
19:30
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 4–5 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 2–2)
OT: (0–1)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 2,764

Relegation round Edit

20 April 2017
11:30
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 356
21 April 2017
17:30
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 3–2
(1–0, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 309
23 April 2017
13:30
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 3–1
(2–0, 0–0, 1–1)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 131

Playoff roundEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1A  Flag of Finland.png Finland 6  
4B  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 5  
  1A  Flag of Finland.png Finland 2  
  2B  Flag of Russia.png Russia 1  
2B  Flag of Russia.png Russia 3
  3A  Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 2  
    1A  Flag of Finland.png Finland 2
  1B  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4
  1B  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4  
4A  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 2  
  1B  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4 Bronze medal game
  3B  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3  
2A  Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 2B  Flag of Russia.png Russia 3
  3B  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 7   3B  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 0

QuarterfinalsEdit

20 April 2017
13:30
Finland Flag of Finland.png 6–5 OT
(4–1, 1–3, 0–1)
OT: (1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Poprad Ice Stadium Poprad
Attendance: 1,194
20 April 2017
15:30
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–7
(0–1, 2–3, 1–3)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 2,259
20 April 2017
17:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3–2 OT
(1–0, 0–2, 1–0)
OT: (1–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Poprad Ice Stadium Poprad
Attendance: 4,496
20 April 2017
19:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–2
(1–0, 1–2, 2–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Spiš Aréna, Spišská Nová Ves
Attendance: 2,342

SemifinalsEdit

22 April 2017
15:30
Finland Flag of Finland.png 2–1 OT
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
OT: (1–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Poprad Ice Stadium Poprad
Attendance: 2,936
22 April 2017
19:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–3 OT
(1–0, 1–1, 1–2)
OT: (1–0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Poprad Ice Stadium Poprad
Attendance: 2,732

Bronze medal gameEdit

23 April 2017
15:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Poprad Ice Stadium Poprad
Attendance: 2,923

FinalEdit

23 April 2017
19:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–2
(2–0, 2–1, 0–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Poprad Ice Stadium Poprad
Attendance: 3,904

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Flag of Finland Kristian Vesalainen 7 6 7 13 +5 8
Flag of Finland Miro Heiskanen 7 2 10 12 +8 0
Flag of Russia Ivan Chekhovich 7 5 4 9 +3 4
Flag of Russia Andrei Svechnikov 7 4 5 9 +3 10
Flag of Finland Jesse Ylönen 7 4 5 9 +6 0
Flag of the United States Sean Dhooghe 7 3 6 9 +8 2
Flag of Finland Joni Ikonen 7 4 4 8 +4 8
Flag of the United States Grant Mismash 7 3 5 8 +4 10
Flag of Canada MacKenzie Entwistle 5 4 3 7 +1 6
Flag of Finland Aarne Talvitie 7 4 3 7 +1 6

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 Maxim Zhukov 319:19 189 14 2.63 92.59 0
Flag of the United States Dylan St. Cyr 429:39 177 14 1.96 92.09 1
Flag of Latvia Niklavs Rauza 316:49 193 17 3.22 91.19 0
Flag of Belarus Andrei Grischenko 416:38 243 23 3.31 90.53 1
Flag of Switzerland Akira Schmid 153:16 92 9 3.52 90.22 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

Tournament awardsEdit

Most Valuable Player

All-star team

Source: IIHF.com

IIHF best player awards

Source: IIHF.com

Final standingsEdit

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

Division IEdit

Division I AEdit

The Division I A tournament was played in Bled, Slovenia, from 7 to 13 April 2017.

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of France.png France 5 4 0 0 1 17 14 +3 12
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 5 3 1 0 1 18 8 +10 11
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 5 3 0 1 1 17 15 +2 10
Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 2 1 0 2 22 13 +9 8
Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 1 0 1 3 23 21 +2 4
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 5 0 0 0 5 6 32 −26 0
Promoted to the 2018 Top Division
Relegated to the 2018 Division I B

Division I BEdit

The Division I B tournament will be played in Bled, Slovenia, from 15 to 21 April 2017.

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 22 8 +14 12
Flag of Austria.png Austria 5 2 2 0 1 14 13 +1 10
Flag of Japan.gif Japan 5 1 2 1 1 15 23 −8 8
Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 2 0 1 2 17 17 0 7
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 5 1 1 1 2 15 15 0 6
Flag of Poland.png Poland 5 0 0 2 3 9 16 −7 2
Promoted to the 2018 Division I A
Relegated to the 2018 Division II A

Division IIEdit

Division II AEdit

The Division II A tournament was played in Gangneung, South Korea, from 2 to 8 April 2017.

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Romania.svg Romania 5 4 0 1 0 20 8 +12 13
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 1 3 0 1 17 16 +1 9
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 5 2 1 0 2 15 12 +3 8
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 2 0 1 2 13 13 0 7
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 5 2 0 1 2 18 17 +1 7
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 5 0 0 1 4 9 26 −17 1
Promoted to the 2018 Division I B
Relegated to the 2018 Division II B

Division II BEdit

The Division II B tournament was played in Belgrade, Serbia, from 13 to 19 March 2017. Australia achieved the unusual distinction of being promoted in consecutive years.

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 4 0 0 1 19 7 +12 12
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 4 0 0 1 24 10 +14 12
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia 5 3 0 0 2 14 13 +1 9
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 16 12 +4 9
Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 8 23 −15 3
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 0 0 0 5 7 23 −16 0
Promoted to the 2018 Division II A
Relegated to the 2018 Division III A

Division IIIEdit

Division III AEdit

The Division III A tournament was played in Taipei, Taiwan, from 21 to 27 March 2017.

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of China.gif China 5 5 0 0 0 36 1 +35 15
Flag of Israel.gif Israel 5 4 0 0 1 21 8 +13 12
Flag of Chinese Taipei.png Chinese Taipei 5 2 1 0 2 16 13 +3 8
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 5 2 0 0 3 18 18 0 6
Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 5 1 0 0 4 19 39 −20 3
Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand 5 0 0 1 4 11 42 −31 1
Promoted to the 2018 Division II B
Relegated to the 2018 Division III B

Division III BEdit

The Division III B tournament was played in Mexico City, Mexico, from 17 to 19 March 2017.

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 2 2 0 0 0 18 3 +15 6
Flag of Hong Kong.png Hong Kong 2 1 0 0 1 4 13 −9 3
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 2 0 0 0 2 4 10 −6 0
Promoted to the 2018 Division III A

ReferencesEdit

  1. New format for U18, U20 Worlds. IIHF.com (2012-05-29). Retrieved on 2011-05-29.

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