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2017 IIHF World Championship Division I
2017 IIHF World Championship Division I
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Tournament details
Host countries Ukraine
 United Kingdom
Dates22-28 April (Group A)
23-29 April (Group B)
Teams12
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2016
2018

The 2017 IIHF World Championship Division I was an international ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Kiev, Ukraine from 22 to 28 April 2017 and Group B in Belfast, United Kingdom from 23 to 29 April 2017.[1]South Korea and Austria were promoted to the 2018 World Championship. It marked the first time South Korea had earned promotion to the top tier of the World Championship.[2]

Bids

There were two official bids to host Group A Championships.

Ukraine has never hosted these championships, however, they did host an Olympic Pre-Qualification round in 2012. The proposed arena was the Palace of Sports.

The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided on May 20, 2016. The bid from Ukraine gained a majority vote against the Austrian entry.[1]

There were also two official bids to host Group B Championships.

Estonia last hosted these championships in 2006. The proposed arena was Tallinn Arena.
The United Kingdom has never hosted these championships, however, they did play host to the IIHF Group B Championships in 1952, and again in 1993. The proposed arena was the Odyssey Arena.

The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided on May 20, 2016.[1] The bid from the United Kingdom received 18 votes, whilst the Estonia bid received 7.[3]

Venues

Group A Group B
Kiev Belfast
Palace of Sports
Capacity: 7,000
SSE Arena
Capacity: 11,000
Kyiv. Palace of Sports.JPG Odyssey Arena, Belfast - geograph.org.uk - 860741.jpg

Group A tournament

2017 IIHF World Championship Division I A
Tournament details
Host country Ukraine
Dates22-28 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored70 (4.67 per match)
Attendance51,851 (3,457 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Kazakhstan Nigel Dawes
(9 points)
MVPAustria Thomas Raffl
WebsiteIIHF.com

Participants

Team Qualification
 Hungary Placed 15th in the Elite Division and was relegated.
 Kazakhstan Placed 16th in the Elite Division and was relegated.
 Poland Placed 3rd in Division I A last year.
 Austria Placed 4th in Division I A last year.
 South Korea Placed 5th in Division I A last year.
 Ukraine Placed 1st in Division I B last year and was promoted.

Match officials

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

Standings

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Austria (P) 5 4 0 0 1 22 4 +18 12 2018 IIHF World Championship
2  South Korea (P) 5 3 1 0 1 14 11 +3 11[a]
3  Kazakhstan 5 3 1 0 1 13 10 +3 11[a]
4  Poland 5 2 0 1 2 6 17 −11 7
5  Hungary 5 1 0 0 4 8 14 −6 3
6  Ukraine (H, R) 5 0 0 1 4 7 14 −7 1 Relegation to 2018 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. ^ a b Kazakhstan 2-5 South Korea

Results

All times are local (UTC+3).

22 April 2017
13:30
Ukraine 3-5
(1-1, 2-1, 0-3)
 HungaryPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 4,612
22 April 2017
17:00
South Korea 4-2
(1-0, 1-1, 2-1)
 PolandPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,257
22 April 2017
20:30
Austria 2-3
(0-2, 2-0, 0-1)
 KazakhstanPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,819
23 April 2017
17:00
Kazakhstan 2-5
(1-1, 1-0, 0-4)
 South KoreaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,463
23 April 2017
20:30
Poland 2-1
(1-0, 0-1, 1-0)
 UkrainePalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 5,291
24 April 2017
20:30
Hungary 1-3
(1-1, 0-0, 0-2)
 AustriaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,861
25 April 2017
13:30
Kazakhstan 1-0 OT
(0-0, 0-0, 0-0)
OT: (1-0)
 PolandPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 1,536
25 April 2017
17:00
Hungary 1-3
(0-0, 1-1, 0-2)
 South KoreaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,713
25 April 2017
20:30
Ukraine 0-1
(0-0, 0-1, 0-0)
 AustriaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 5,005
26 April 2017
20:30
Kazakhstan 4-2
(2-0, 0-2, 2-0)
 UkrainePalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 4,806
27 April 2017
17:00
Poland 2-0
(0-0, 2-0, 0-0)
 HungaryPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,874
27 April 2017
20:30
Austria 5-0
(3-0, 1-0, 1-0)
 South KoreaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 3,511
28 April 2017
13:30
Hungary 1-3
(1-2, 0-0, 0-1)
 KazakhstanPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 2,323
28 April 2017
17:00
Poland 0-11
(0-3, 0-4, 0-4)
 AustriaPalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 3,453
28 April 2017
20:30
South Korea 2-1 GWS
(0-0, 1-1, 0-0)
(OT 0-0)
(SO: 1-0)
 UkrainePalace of Sports, Kiev
Attendance: 5,327

Awards and statistics

Awards

Poland and Ukraine match. Poland won the match 2-1.

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Kazakhstan Nigel Dawes 5 5 4 9 +5 0 F
Austria Konstantin Komarek 5 4 5 9 +10 0 F
Kazakhstan Brandon Bochenski 5 2 5 7 +3 4 F
Austria Thomas Raffl 5 3 3 6 +6 2 F
Austria Martin Schumnig 5 0 6 6 +8 0 D
Austria Brian Lebler 5 4 1 5 +7 4 F
South Korea Ahn Jin-hui 5 2 3 5 +5 0 F
Austria Dominique Heinrich 5 2 3 5 +12 0 D
Austria Fabio Hofer 5 2 3 5 +7 2 F
Austria Lukas Haudum 5 3 1 4 +5 2 F
South Korea Kim Ki-sung 5 3 1 4 +3 2 F

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

Goaltending leaders

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
Austria Bernhard Starkbaum 299:05 4 0.80 137 97.08 3
Ukraine Eduard Zakharchenko 242:32 9 2.23 158 94.30 0
Poland Przemys?aw Odrobny 260:42 9 2.07 124 92.74 1
South Korea Matt Dalton 269:36 10 2.23 133 92.48 0
Kazakhstan Vitali Kolesnik 301:39 10 1.99 128 92.19 1

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

2017 IIHF World Championship Division I B
Tournament details
Host country United Kingdom
Dates23-29 April
Teams6
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored103 (6.87 per match)
Attendance21,208 (1,414 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Japan Daisuke Obara
(10 points)
WebsiteIIHF.com

Participants

Team Qualification
 Japan Placed 6th in Division I A and was relegated.
 Great Britain Host, Placed 2nd in Division I B last year.
 Lithuania Placed 3rd in Division I B last year.
 Croatia Placed 4th in Division I B last year.
 Estonia Placed 5th in Division I B last year.
 Netherlands Placed 1st in Division II A last year and was promoted.

Match officials

4 referees and 7 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[5]

Standings

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Great Britain (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 32 5 +27 15 Promoted to 2018 Division I A
2  Japan 5 4 0 0 1 22 11 +11 12
3  Lithuania 5 3 0 0 2 18 12 +6 9
4  Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 11 20 −9 6
5  Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 14 17 −3 3
6  Netherlands (R) 5 0 0 0 5 6 38 −32 0 Relegation to 2018 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.

Results

All times are local (UTC+1).

23 April 2017
12:30
Netherlands 1-6
(0-2, 1-2, 0-2)
 JapanOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 943
23 April 2017
16:00
Croatia 2-4
(0-1, 1-0, 1-3)
 Great BritainOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,830
23 April 2017
19:30
Estonia 0-3
(0-1, 0-2, 0-0)
 LithuaniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 914
24 April 2017
12:30
Japan 4-2
(2-0, 1-0, 1-2)
 CroatiaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 351
24 April 2017
16:00
Lithuania 8-0
(2-0, 4-0, 2-0)
 NetherlandsOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 519
24 April 2017
19:30
Great Britain 5-1
(2-0, 0-1, 3-0)
 EstoniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,437
26 April 2017
12:30
Japan 6-2
(1-0, 3-1, 2-1)
 EstoniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 575
26 April 2017
16:00
Netherlands 2-6
(0-4, 1-1, 1-1)
 CroatiaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 703
26 April 2017
19:30
Great Britain 5-2
(4-1, 0-0, 1-1)
 LithuaniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,787
28 April 2017
12:30
Lithuania 2-6
(0-1, 2-2, 0-3)
 JapanOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 811
28 April 2017
16:00
Croatia 3-4
(0-1, 3-2, 0-1)
 EstoniaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 922
28 April 2017
19:30
Great Britain 14-0
(3-0, 5-0, 6-0)
 NetherlandsOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 3,005
29 April 2017
12:30
Lithuania 3-1
(1-1, 1-0, 1-0)
 CroatiaOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,343
29 April 2017
16:00
Estonia 4-3
(1-2, 1-1, 2-0)
 NetherlandsOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 1,608
29 April 2017
19:30
Japan 0-4
(0-1, 0-3, 0-0)
 Great BritainOdyssey, Belfast
Attendance: 4,460

Awards and statistics

Awards

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Japan Daisuke Obara 5 5 5 10 +7 4 F
United Kingdom Robert Dowd 5 4 4 8 +6 4 F
United Kingdom Colin Shields 5 4 4 8 +9 2 F
United Kingdom Evan Mosey 5 3 5 8 +10 2 F
Croatia Borna Renduli? 5 3 5 8 +1 16 F
Estonia Robert Rooba 5 4 3 7 -4 25 F
Japan Yushiroh Hirano 5 1 6 7 +7 2 F
United Kingdom Matthew Myers 5 3 3 6 +6 4 F
United Kingdom David Clarke 5 2 4 6 +5 2 F
Estonia Andrei Makrov 5 2 4 6 -2 10 F
Japan Hiroki Ueno 5 2 4 6 +6 4 F

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

Goaltending leaders

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
United Kingdom Stephen Murphy 120:00 1 0.50 33 96.97 1
United Kingdom Ben Bowns 180:00 4 1.33 82 95.12 1
Japan Yutaka Fukufuji 280:04 11 2.36 140 92.14 0
Lithuania Artur Pavliukov 287:42 12 2.50 136 91.18 1
Estonia Villem-Henrik Koitmaa 234:24 14 3.58 135 89.63 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

  1. ^ a b c "Tournaments Assigned". iihfworlds2016.com. 23 May 2016.
  2. ^ Merk, Martin (2017-04-29). "Korea Promoted!". IIHF.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Belfast wins bid to host 2017 World Ice Hockey Championship competition". BBC.co.uk. 23 May 2016.
  4. ^ IA Assignsments
  5. ^ IB Assignsments

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