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2004 IIHF World U18 Championships

Template:Infobox International Ice Hockey Competition The 2004 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Minsk, Belarus. The championships began on April 8, 2004, and finished on April 18, 2004. Games were played at the Ice Palace and Palace sport in Minsk. Russia defeated the United States 3–2 in the final to claim the gold medal, while the Czech Republic defeated Canada 3–2 to capture the bronze medal.

Championship results

Preliminary round

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 United States 4 4 0 0 22 5 8
 Canada 4 3 1 0 15 5 6
 Sweden 4 2 2 0 8 12 4
 Denmark 4 1 3 0 8 10 2
 Belarus 4 0 4 0 3 24 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Russia 4 2 0 2 16 9 6
 Czech Republic 4 1 0 3 10 3 5
 Slovakia 4 1 0 3 13 7 5
 Finland 4 1 1 2 14 8 4
 Norway 4 0 4 0 6 32 0

Relegation round

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Finland 3 3 0 0 18 3 4
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 12 9 2
 Belarus 3 1 2 0 7 12 2
 Norway 3 0 3 0 7 20 0

Note: Matches  Finland 9-0  Norway and  Belarus 1–4  Denmark from the preliminary round (both on April 9, 2004) are included as well since these results carry forward.

Final round

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      B1   Russia 5  
  A2   Canada 3     A2   Canada 2    
  B3   Slovakia 1         A1   United States 2
      B1   Russia 3
      A1   United States 3    
  B2   Czech Republic 5     B2   Czech Republic 2   Third place
  A3   Sweden 1   B2   Czech Republic 3
  A2   Canada 2

Quarterfinals

April 15, 2004 Canada  3–1
 Slovakia Palace sport, Minsk
April 15, 2004 Czech Republic  5–1
 Sweden Palace sport, Minsk

Semifinals

April 16, 2004 United States  3–2
 Czech Republic Palace sport, Minsk
April 16, 2004 Russia  5–2
 Canada Palace sport, Minsk

Fifth place game

April 17, 2004 Slovakia  4–5
 Sweden Palace sport, Minsk

Bronze medal game

April 18, 2004 Czech Republic  3–2
 Canada Palace sport, Minsk

Gold medal game

April 18, 2004 United States  2–3
 Russia Palace sport, Minsk

Final standings

Rk. Team
 Russia
 United States
 Czech Republic
4  Canada
5  Sweden
6  Slovakia
7  Finland
8  Denmark
9  Belarus
10  Norway

 Belarus and  Norway are relegated to Division I for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Scoring leaders

Player Country GP G A Pts PIM
Lauri Korpikoski  Finland 6 5 6 11 2
Lauri Tukonen  Finland 6 5 6 11 10
Petteri Nokelainen  Finland 6 5 6 11 16
Roman Voloshenko  Russia 6 5 6 11 18
Phil Kessel  United States 6 7 3 10 6
Peter Regin  Denmark 6 5 4 9 0
Roman Tomanek  Slovakia 6 7 1 8 6
Marek Zagrapan  Slovakia 6 4 4 8 8
Evgeni Malkin  Russia 6 4 4 8 31
Morten Madsen  Denmark 6 3 5 8 2
Bryan Lerg  United States 6 2 6 8 2
Brandon Scero  United States 6 2 6 8 2
Kevin Porter  United States 6 2 6 8 4

Goaltending leaders

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Karri Rämö  Finland 60:00 1 .923 1.00 0
Marek Schwarz  Czech Republic 419:21 9 .939 1.29 1
Tuukka Rask  Finland 298:42 8 .927 1.61 1
Cory Schneider  United States 350:31 10 .929 1.71 1
Justin Pogge  Canada 60:00 2 .875 2.00 0

Division I

Main article: 2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Division I

Division I consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 27 March and 2 April 2004 in Amstetten, Austria and the Group B tournament was held between 29 March and 4 April 2004 in Asiago, Italy. Switzerland and Germany won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to the Championship Division for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Romania finished last in Group A and South Korea last in Group B and were both relegated to Division II for 2005.[1][2]

Final standings

Division II

Main article: 2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Division II

Division II consisted of two separate tournaments. The Group A tournament was held between 28 March and 3 April 2004 in Debrecen, Hungary and the Group B tournament was held between 1 and 7 March 2004 in Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania. Ukraine and Great Britain won the Group A and Group B tournaments respectively and gained promotion to Division I for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Belgium finished last in Group A and Australia last in Group B and were both relegated to Division III for 2005.[3][4]

Final standings

Division III

Main article: 2004 IIHF World U18 Championship Division III

The Division III tournament was held between 6 and 14 March 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mexico and South Africa finished first and second respectively and both gained promotion to Division II for the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships. While Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina finished sixth and seventh respectively and were relegated to the Division III Qualification tournament for 2005.[5]

Final standings
  1.  Mexicopromoted to Division II for 2005
  2.  South Africapromoted to Division II for 2005
  3.  New Zealand
  4.  Bulgaria
  5.  Israel
  6.  Turkeyrelegated to Division III Qualification for 2005
  7.  Bosnia and Herzegovinarelegated to Division III Qualification for 2005

References


This article incorporates information from the Deutsch World Heritage Encyclopedia.

External links

  • Official Championship results and statistics
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