2002 IIHF World U18 Championships
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2002 IIHF World U18 Championships
2002 IIHF World U18 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Slovakia
DatesApril 11-21, 2002
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played48
Goals scored328 (6.83 per match)
Attendance93,914 (1,957 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Russia Alexander Ovechkin (18 points)
2001
2003

The 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Pieany and Trnava, Slovakia. The championships began on April 11, 2002, and finished on April 21, 2002. Games were played at Zimny Stadion in Pieany and Zimny Stadion in Trnava. The US team finished first in the final round to capture the gold, while Russia and the Czech Republic captured the silver and bronze medal respectively. USA and Russia played the last game of the final round to determine the medals. Needing to beat Russia by two goals, USA led 2-1 with a minute remaining. They pulled their goalie, leading to Zach Parise's gold medal-winning goal with thirty seconds remaining.[1]

Championship results

Preliminary round

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Russia 5 5 0 0 34 10 10
 Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 25 12 8
 Canada 5 3 2 0 21 17 6
 Norway 5 1 3 1 13 23 3
 Slovakia 5 1 4 0 10 19 2
 Germany 5 0 4 1 7 29 1
Results[2]
11 April 2002
13:00
Norway 2-2
( 0-1, 2-1, 0-0 )
 Germany
11 April 2002
16:30
Slovakia 1-5
( 0-2, 0-2, 1-1 )
 Czech Republic
11 April 2002
20:00
Canada 4-8
( 3-2, 1-2, 0-4 )
 Russia

12 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic 7-4
( 2-1, 2-2, 3-1 )
 Norway
12 April 2002
16:30
Russia 6-1
( 2-0, 2-1, 2-0 )
 Slovakia
12 April 2002
20:00
Germany 1-9
( 0-2, 1-3, 0-4 )
 Canada

14 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic 6-1
( 4-0, 2-1, 0-0 )
 Germany
14 April 2002
16:30
Canada 3-1
( 2-0, 1-1, 0-0 )
 Slovakia
14 April 2002
20:00
Russia 7-0
( 1-0, 2-0, 4-0 )
 Norway

15 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic 4-1
( 0-1, 1-0, 3-0 )
 Canada
15 April 2002
16:30
Slovakia 3-4
( 2-2, 0-0, 1-2 )
 Norway
15 April 2002
20:00
Germany 2-8
( 2-2, 0-3, 0-3 )
 Russia

17 April 2002
10:00
Norway 3-4
( 2-2, 0-0, 1-2 )
 Canada
17 April 2002
13:30
Russia 5-3
( 1-2, 3-0, 1-1 )
 Czech Republic
17 April 2002
17:00
Germany 1-4
( 1-2, 0-1, 0-1 )
 Slovakia

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 United States 5 5 0 0 33 5 10
 Finland 5 4 1 0 22 7 8
 Belarus 5 2 3 0 14 21 4
 Sweden 5 2 3 0 16 16 4
  Switzerland 5 2 3 0 18 21 4
 Ukraine 5 0 5 0 4 37 0
Results[3]
11 April 2002
13:00
Belarus 0-9
( 0-2, 0-1, 0-6 )
 United States
11 April 2002
16:30
Sweden 0-2
( 0-0, 0-1, 0-1 )
 Finland
11 April 2002
20:00
Ukraine 0-10
( 0-4, 0-2, 0-4 )
  Switzerland

12 April 2002
13:00
Finland 4-3
( 1-0, 1-1, 2-2 )
 Belarus
12 April 2002
16:30
Switzerland  3-2
( 2-1, 0-1, 1-0 )
 Sweden
12 April 2002
20:00
United States 10-0
( 2-0, 3-0, 5-0 )
 Ukraine

14 April 2002
13:00
Ukraine 3-8
( 1-3, 2-3, 0-2 )
 Sweden
14 April 2002
16:30
Switzerland  3-6
( 1-1, 1-1, 1-4 )
 Belarus
14 April 2002
20:00
Finland 2-3
( 1-1, 0-0, 1-2 )
 United States

15 April 2002
13:00
Sweden 4-2
( 1-1, 1-0, 2-1 )
 Belarus
15 April 2002
16:30
Finland 6-0
( 0-0, 3-0, 3-0 )
 Ukraine
15 April 2002
20:00
United States 5-1
( 2-1, 2-0, 1-0 )
  Switzerland

17 April 2002
10:00
Belarus 3-1
( 2-1, 1-0, 0-0 )
 Ukraine
17 April 2002
13:30
United States 6-2
( 1-0, 1-1, 4-1 )
 Sweden
17 April 2002
17:00
Switzerland  1-8
( 1-3, 0-2, 0-3 )
 Finland

Relegation Round

Results[4]
18 April 2002
13:00
Sweden 4-0
( 2-0, 0-0, 2-0 )
 Germany
18 April 2002
16:30
Norway 2-7
( 0-3, 1-3, 1-1 )
  Switzerland
18 April 2002
20:00
Slovakia 3-0
( 2-0, 1-0, 0-0 )
 Ukraine

20 April 2002
11:00
Switzerland  5-2
( 0-1, 2-1, 3-0 )
 Germany
20 April 2002
14:30
Ukraine 5-2
( 1-1, 2-0, 2-1 )
 Norway
20 April 2002
18:00
Sweden 3-5
( 1-3, 2-1, 0-1 )
 Slovakia

21 April 2002
11:00
Germany 4-1
( 1-0, 3-0, 0-1 )
 Ukraine
21 April 2002
14:30
Slovakia 0-3
( 0-0, 0-3, 0-0 )
  Switzerland
21 April 2002
18:00
Norway 2-3
( 0-1, 2-1, 0-1 )
 Sweden

Final round

Results[5]
18 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic 5-1
( 1-0, 2-1, 2-0 )
 Belarus
18 April 2002
16:30
United States 10-3
( 2-1, 5-2, 3-0 )
 Canada
18 April 2002
20:00
Russia 4-3
( 2-2, 1-1, 1-0 )
 Finland

20 April 2002
12:00
Finland 3-1
( 0-1, 1-0, 2-0 )
 Canada
20 April 2002
15:30
United States 0-1
( 0-0, 0-1, 0-0 )
 Czech Republic
20 April 2002
19:00
Belarus 0-11
( 0-2, 0-7, 0-2 )
 Russia

21 April 2002
12:00
Czech Republic 4-2
( 1-0, 1-1, 2-1 )
 Finland
21 April 2002
15:30
Canada 3-5
( 1-3, 2-0, 0-2 )
 Belarus
21 April 2002
19:00
Russia 1-3
( 0-2, 0-0, 1-1 )
 United States

Final standings

Rk. Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Russia
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Czech Republic
4  Finland
5  Belarus
6  Canada
7   Switzerland
8  Slovakia
9  Sweden
10  Germany
11  Norway
12  Ukraine

 Germany,  Norway, and  Ukraine are relegated to Division I for the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division I

The Division I tournament was played in Celje and Maribor, Slovenia, from 23 to 29 March 2002.[6] With the temporary expansion of the top level to twelve teams because of the late inclusion of Canada, Division I was left short one team. France, the previous year's runner up in Division II was invited, but failed to respond, so the tournament was played with only seven teams.[7]

First round

Consolation Round (Places 5-7)

(in Celje)
Teams ITA DAN JPN Score Pts
1. Italy 4:2 3:4 7:6 2
2. Denmark 2:4 (6:4) 8:8 2
3. Japan 4:3 (4:6) 8:9 2

Play-Off

Semifinal
27 March 2002
15:30
Kazakhstan 4-1
( 1-1, 3-0, 0-0 )
 Latvia
27 March 2002
19:00
Slovenia 3 - 2 OT
( 0-1, 1-1, 1-0 )
( 1-0 )
 Austria
Third-place Play-off
29 March 2002
15:30
Latvia 1-4
( 1-1, 0-2, 0-1 )
 Austria
Final
29 March 2002
19:00
Slovenia 2-5
( 1-0, 1-3, 0-2 )
 Kazakhstan

 Kazakhstan were promoted to the top level, and no team was relegated for the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division II

The Division II tournament was played in Briançon, France, from 22 to 29 March 2002.[8] With North Korea's absence, Romania (the previous year's Division III runners-up) gained a late promotion into this tournament.

First round

Final round and Consolation round

With the forthcoming reorganization into twelve team divisions,  France,  Poland, and  Great Britain were all promoted to Division I, and no team was relegated for the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Division III

The Division III tournament was played in Elektr?nai and Kaunas, Lithuania, from 5 to 9 March 2002.[9]

First round

With the forthcoming reorganization into twelve team divisions, everyone but  Turkey were promoted to Division II, and no team was relegated for the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championships.

Play-off round

7th-place play-off
9 March 2002
14:00
Bulgaria 6-3
( 2-1, 3-0, 1-2 )
 TurkeyKaunas
5th-place play-off
9 March 2002
18:00
Lithuania 3-5
( 3-0, 0-3, 0-2 )
 South AfricaKaunas
3rd-place play-off
9 March 2002
14:00
Belgium 4-7
( 0-1, 2-4, 2-2 )
 SpainElektr?nai
Final
9 March 2002
18:00
South Korea 11-1
( 3-1, 4-0, 4-0 )
 YugoslaviaElektr?nai

See also

References

  1. ^ Sum, Karen (2011-11-18). "My Journey to the NHL". Vancouver Canucks. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Group A results
  3. ^ Group B results
  4. ^ Relegation Round results
  5. ^ Final Round results
  6. ^ Division I statistics
  7. ^ 2002 under 18 commentary
  8. ^ Division II statistics
  9. ^ Division III statistics

External links


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