See also: 2018 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2018 IIHF World Championship
Division I
2018 IIHF World Championship Division I.png
Tournament details
Host countries Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Dates 22–28 April
Teams 12
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
2017
2019

The 2018 IIHF World Championship Division I was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

The Group A tournament was held in Budapest, Hungary and the Group B tournament was held in Kaunas, Lithuania from 22 to 28 April 2018. Warsaw, Poland planned on bidding for the tournament, but as Poland had hosted both the 2015 and 2016 tournaments, decided to apply for a later year.[1]

Great Britain and Italy were promoted to the Top Division, while Poland was relegated to Division I B.[2] The Group B tournament was won by Lithuania, who moved up to Group A and Croatia was relegated to Division II.[3]

Group A tournament[edit | edit source]

2018 IIHF World Championship Division I A
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Hungary Hungary
Dates 22–28 April
Teams 6
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 84 (5.6 per match)
Attendance 52,065 (3,471 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Kazakhstan Roman Starchenko
(8 points)
MVP Flag of United Kingdom Brett Perlini
Website IIHF.com

Participants[edit | edit source]

Team Qualification
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Placed 15th in the Elite Division and was relegated.
Flag of Italy.png Italy Placed 16th in the Elite Division and was relegated.
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Placed 3rd in Division I A last year.
Flag of Poland.png Poland Placed 4th in Division I A last year.
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary Host, placed 5th in Division I A last year.
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom Placed 1st in Division I B last year and was promoted.

Match officials[edit | edit source]

7 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[4]

Referees
  • Flag of Switzerland Alex Dipietro
  • Flag of Finland Lasse Heikkinen
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Oldřich Hejduk
  • Flag of Canada Jeff Ingram
  • Flag of Germany Marc Iwert
  • Flag of Croatia Trpimir Piragić
  • Flag of Austria Ladislav Smetana

Linesmen
  • Flag of France Thomas Caillot
  • Flag of Canada Michael Harrington
  • Flag of Sweden Ludvig Lundgren
  • Flag of Hungary Márton Németh
  • Flag of Switzerland Marc-Henri Progin
  • Flag of Hungary Daniel Soós
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Josef Špůr

Standings[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom (P) 5 3 1 0 1 16 15 +1 11 2019 IIHF World Championship
2 Flag of Italy.png Italy (P) 5 3 0 0 2 15 11 +4 9[lower-alpha 1]
3 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 5 3 0 0 2 18 10 +8 9[lower-alpha 1]
4 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary (H) 5 2 0 1 2 9 14 −5 7
5 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 5 2 0 0 3 15 15 0 6
6 Flag of Poland.png Poland (R) 5 1 0 0 4 11 19 −8 3 Relegation to 2019 Division I B
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. 27 tournaments assigned. iihf.com (19 May 2017).
  2. Great Britain & Italy up!. iihf.com (29 April 2018).
  3. Lithuania moving up. iihf.com (29 April 2018).
  4. Group A Assignments

Results[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC+2).

22 April 2018
12:30
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 3–1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,545
22 April 2018
16:00
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 0–3
(0–0, 0–0, 0–3)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 7,170
22 April 2018
19:30
Poland Flag of Poland.png 1–3
(1–0, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Italy.png Italy László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,100
23 April 2018
16:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 2–4
(0–1, 1–2, 1–1)
Flag of Poland.png Poland László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 930
23 April 2018
19:30
Italy Flag of Italy.png 2–3
(1–0, 1–2, 0–1)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 7,150
24 April 2018
16:00
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 6–1
(1–1, 2–0, 3–0)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,345
25 April 2018
12:30
Italy Flag of Italy.png 3–0
(2–0, 1–0, 0–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,325
25 April 2018
16:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 5–3
(2–1, 0–2, 3–0)
Flag of Poland.png Poland László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,435
25 April 2018
19:30
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 4–1
(1–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 7,460
26 April 2018
19:00
Poland Flag of Poland.png 2–3
(0–2, 2–0, 0–1)
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 7,370
27 April 2018
16:00
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 3–5
(2–2, 1–2, 0–1)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,645
27 April 2018
19:30
Italy Flag of Italy.png 3–4
(2–2, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,750
28 April 2018
12:30
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 6–1
(2–0, 2–1, 2–0)
Flag of Poland.png Poland László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,505
28 April 2018
16:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 3–4
(1–1, 2–2, 0–1)
Flag of Italy.png Italy László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 2,465
28 April 2018
19:30
Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 2–3 GWS
(1–0, 0–0, 1–2)
OT: (0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 7,870

Awards and statistics[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Kazakhstan Roman Starchenko 5 6 2 8 0 4 F
Flag of Slovenia Miha Verlič 5 3 4 7 +4 2 F
Flag of United Kingdom Ben O'Connor 5 4 2 6 +2 2 D
Flag of United Kingdom Brett Perlini 5 4 2 6 +2 2 F
Flag of Slovenia Jan Urbas 5 3 3 6 +3 0 F
Flag of Kazakhstan Evgeni Rymarev 5 2 4 6 +2 2 F
Flag of Italy Ivan Deluca 5 1 5 6 +2 2 F
Flag of Hungary Balázs Sebők 5 3 2 5 +1 2 F
Flag of Poland Aron Chmielewski 5 2 3 5 0 2 F
Flag of United Kingdom Robert Dowd 5 3 1 4 −1 0 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Flag of Kazakhstan Henrik Karlsson 300:00 10 2.00 159 93.71 1
Flag of Hungary Ádám Vay 304:46 13 2.56 189 93.12 0
Flag of Italy Marco De Filippo 157:33 5 1.90 66 92.42 0
Flag of United Kingdom Ben Bowns 290:13 14 2.89 173 91.91 0
Flag of Poland Przemysław Odrobny 159:18 9 3.39 93 90.32 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

Group B tournament[edit | edit source]

2018 IIHF World Championship Division I B
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Dates 22–28 April
Teams 6
Venue(s) 1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 86 (5.73 per match)
Attendance 46,040 (3,069 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Japan Ryo Hashimoto
(8 points)
Website IIHF.com

Participants[edit | edit source]

Team Qualification
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Placed 6th in Division I A and was relegated.
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Placed 2nd in Division I B last year.
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Host, placed 3rd in Division I B last year.
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Placed 4th in Division I B last year.
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Placed 5th in Division I B last year.
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Placed 1st in Division II A last year and was promoted.

Match officials[edit | edit source]

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[1]

Referees
  • Flag of France Damien Bliek
  • Flag of Slovenia Miha Bulovec
  • Flag of Norway Stian Halm
  • Flag of United Kingdom Liam Sewell

Linesmen
  • Flag of Lithuania Karolis Janušauskas
  • Flag of Denmark Andreas Kroyer
  • Flag of Serbia Ivan Nedeljković
  • Flag of Finland Tommi Niittylä
  • Flag of Austria Elias Seewald
  • Flag of Lithuania Laurynas Stepankevičius
  • Flag of Slovakia Roman Výleta

Standings[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania (H, P) 5 4 1 0 0 26 9 +17 14 Promoted to 2019 Division I A
2 Flag of Japan.gif Japan 5 2 2 0 1 17 13 +4 10[lower-alpha 2]
3 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 3 0 1 1 10 7 +3 10[lower-alpha 2]
4 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 5 1 0 1 3 10 18 −8 4[lower-alpha 3]
5 Flag of Romania.svg Romania 5 1 0 1 3 12 18 −6 4[lower-alpha 3]
6 Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia (R) 5 1 0 0 4 11 21 −10 3 Relegation to 2019 Division II A
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:

Results[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC+3).

22 April 2018
12:30
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 1–2 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
OT: (0–1)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 700
22 April 2018
16:00
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 0–3
(0–1, 0–2, 0–0)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 1,545
22 April 2018
19:30
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 0–3
(0–1, 0–2, 0–0)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 6,050
23 April 2018
12:30
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 0–2
(0–2, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 160
23 April 2018
16:00
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 4–3
(1–0, 1–3, 2–0)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 292
23 April 2018
19:30
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 8–3
(3–1, 3–1, 2–1)
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 5,760
25 April 2018
12:30
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 2–4
(0–3, 0–0, 2–1)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 221
25 April 2018
16:00
Romania Flag of Romania.svg 0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 452
25 April 2018
19:30
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 1–6
(0–2, 0–2, 1–2)
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 7,010
27 April 2018
12:30
Japan Flag of Japan.gif 3–2 OT
(1–1, 0–1, 1–0)
OT: (1–0)
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 290
27 April 2018
16:00
Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 5–1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 1,200
27 April 2018
19:30
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 5–4 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 2–2)
OT: (1–0)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 7,850
28 April 2018
12:30
Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 3–7
(0–2, 1–2, 2–3)
Flag of Romania.svg Romania Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 920
28 April 2018
16:00
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 1–7
(0–2, 1–2, 0–3)
Flag of Japan.gif Japan Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 3,420
28 April 2018
19:30
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania.png 4–1
(2–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia Žalgiris Arena, Kaunas
Attendance: 10,170

Awards and statistics[edit | edit source]

Awards[edit | edit source]

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Japan Ryo Hashimoto 5 5 3 8 +4 0 D
Flag of Lithuania Arnoldas Bosas 5 6 0 6 +2 4 F
Flag of Lithuania Povilas Verenis 5 4 2 6 +4 4 F
Flag of Lithuania Daniel Bogdziul 5 3 3 6 +5 2 F
Flag of Japan Hiroto Sato 5 2 4 6 +4 0 D
Flag of Japan Makuru Furuhashi 5 1 5 6 +8 0 F
Flag of Lithuania Mark Kaleinikovas 5 1 5 6 +3 4 F
Flag of Lithuania Tadas Kumeliauskas 5 1 5 6 +3 6 F
Flag of Lithuania Dainius Zubrus 5 0 6 6 +4 2 F
Flag of Romania Csanád Fodor 5 2 3 5 +1 6 F
Flag of Lithuania Paulius Gintautas 5 2 3 5 +2 29 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

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.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Flag of Estonia Villem-Henrik Koitmaa 239:40 4 1.00 138 97.10 2
Flag of Lithuania Mantas Armalis 301:04 9 1.79 140 93.57 1
Flag of Ukraine Sergei Gaiduchenko 147:38 6 2.44 90 93.33 1
Flag of Romania Patrik Polc 242:24 10 2.48 150 93.33 0
Flag of Japan Yuta Narisawa 122:29 5 2.45 55 90.91 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

References[edit | edit source]


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