2002 IIHF World U18 Championships

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

The 2002 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Piešťany and Trnava, Slovakia. The championships began on April 11, 2002, and finished on April 21, 2002. Games were played at Zimny Stadion in Piešťany 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]

Contents

Championship results

Preliminary round

Group A

TeamGPWLTGFGAPTS
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 5500341010
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 541025128
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 532021176
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 513113233
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 514010192
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 50417291
Results [2]
11 April 2002
13:00
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–2
( 0–1, 2–1, 0–0 )
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
11 April 2002
16:30
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg1–5
( 0–2, 0–2, 1–1 )
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
11 April 2002
20:00
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg4–8
( 3–2, 1–2, 0–4 )
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

12 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg7–4
( 2–1, 2–2, 3–1 )
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
12 April 2002
16:30
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg6–1
( 2–0, 2–1, 2–0 )
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
12 April 2002
20:00
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–9
( 0–2, 1–3, 0–4 )
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

14 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg6–1
( 4–0, 2–1, 0–0 )
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
14 April 2002
16:30
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg3–1
( 2–0, 1–1, 0–0 )
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
14 April 2002
20:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg7–0
( 1–0, 2–0, 4–0 )
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway

15 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg4–1
( 0–1, 1–0, 3–0 )
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
15 April 2002
16:30
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg3–4
( 2–2, 0–0, 1–2 )
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
15 April 2002
20:00
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg2–8
( 2–2, 0–3, 0–3 )
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

17 April 2002
10:00
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg3–4
( 2–2, 0–0, 1–2 )
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
17 April 2002
13:30
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg5–3
( 1–2, 3–0, 1–1 )
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
17 April 2002
17:00
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–4
( 1–2, 0–1, 0–1 )
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

Group B

TeamGPWLTGFGAPTS
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 550033510
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 54102278
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 523014214
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 523016164
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 523018214
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 50504370
Results [3]
11 April 2002
13:00
Belarus  Flag of Belarus.svg0–9
( 0–2, 0–1, 0–6 )
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
11 April 2002
16:30
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–2
( 0–0, 0–1, 0–1 )
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
11 April 2002
20:00
Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg0–10
( 0–4, 0–2, 0–4 )
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland

12 April 2002
13:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg4–3
( 1–0, 1–1, 2–2 )
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
12 April 2002
16:30
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg3–2
( 2–1, 0–1, 1–0 )
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
12 April 2002
20:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg10–0
( 2–0, 3–0, 5–0 )
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

14 April 2002
13:00
Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg3–8
( 1–3, 2–3, 0–2 )
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
14 April 2002
16:30
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg3–6
( 1–1, 1–1, 1–4 )
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
14 April 2002
20:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg2–3
( 1–1, 0–0, 1–2 )
Flag of the United States.svg  United States

15 April 2002
13:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg4–2
( 1–1, 1–0, 2–1 )
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
15 April 2002
16:30
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg6–0
( 0–0, 3–0, 3–0 )
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
15 April 2002
20:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg5–1
( 2–1, 2–0, 1–0 )
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland

17 April 2002
10:00
Belarus  Flag of Belarus.svg3–1
( 2–1, 1–0, 0–0 )
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
17 April 2002
13:30
United States  Flag of the United States.svg6–2
( 1–0, 1–1, 4–1 )
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
17 April 2002
17:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg1–8
( 1–3, 0–2, 0–3 )
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

Relegation Round

Results [4]
18 April 2002
13:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg4–0
( 2–0, 0–0, 2–0 )
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
18 April 2002
16:30
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–7
( 0–3, 1–3, 1–1 )
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
18 April 2002
20:00
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg3–0
( 2–0, 1–0, 0–0 )
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

20 April 2002
11:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg5–2
( 0–1, 2–1, 3–0 )
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
20 April 2002
14:30
Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg5–2
( 1–1, 2–0, 2–1 )
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
20 April 2002
18:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg3–5
( 1–3, 2–1, 0–1 )
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

21 April 2002
11:00
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg4–1
( 1–0, 3–0, 0–1 )
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
21 April 2002
14:30
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg0–3
( 0–0, 0–3, 0–0 )
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
21 April 2002
18:00
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–3
( 0–1, 2–1, 0–1 )
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden

Final round

Results [5]
18 April 2002
13:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg5–1
( 1–0, 2–1, 2–0 )
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
18 April 2002
16:30
United States  Flag of the United States.svg10–3
( 2–1, 5–2, 3–0 )
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
18 April 2002
20:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg4–3
( 2–2, 1–1, 1–0 )
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland

20 April 2002
12:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg3–1
( 0–1, 1–0, 2–0 )
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
20 April 2002
15:30
United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–1
( 0–0, 0–1, 0–0 )
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
20 April 2002
19:00
Belarus  Flag of Belarus.svg0–11
( 0–2, 0–7, 0–2 )
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

21 April 2002
12:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg4–2
( 1–0, 1–1, 2–1 )
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
21 April 2002
15:30
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg3–5
( 1–3, 2–0, 0–2 )
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
21 April 2002
19:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg1–3
( 0–2, 0–0, 1–1 )
Flag of the United States.svg  United States

Final standings

Rk.Team
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of the United States.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Russia.svg  Russia
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
5Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
6Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
7Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
8Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
9Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
10Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
11Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
12Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany, Flag of Norway.svg  Norway, and Flag of Ukraine.svg  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)
TeamsITADANJPNScorePts
1. Italy4:23:47:62
2. Denmark2:4(6:4)8:82
3. Japan4:3(4:6)8:92

Play-Off

Semifinal
27 March 2002
15:30
Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg4–1
( 1–1, 3–0, 0–0 )
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
27 March 2002
19:00
Slovenia  Flag of Slovenia.svg3 – 2 OT
( 0–1, 1–1, 1–0 )
( 1–0 )
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Third-place Play-off
29 March 2002
15:30
Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg1–4
( 1–1, 0–2, 0–1 )
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Final
29 March 2002
19:00
Slovenia  Flag of Slovenia.svg2–5
( 1–0, 1–3, 0–2 )
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan

Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  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, Flag of France.svg  France, Flag of Poland.svg  Poland, and Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  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 Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania, from 5 to 9 March 2002. [9]

First round

With the forthcoming reorganization into twelve team divisions, everyone but Flag of Turkey.svg  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  Flag of Bulgaria.svg6–3
( 2–1, 3–0, 1–2 )
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Kaunas
5th-place play-off
9 March 2002
18:00
Lithuania  Flag of Lithuania.svg3–5
( 3–0, 0–3, 0–2 )
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Kaunas
3rd-place play-off
9 March 2002
14:00
Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg4–7
( 0–1, 2–4, 2–2 )
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Elektrėnai
Final
9 March 2002
18:00
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg11–1
( 3–1, 4–0, 4–0 )
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg  FR Yugoslavia Elektrėnai

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References

  1. Sum, Karen (2011-11-18). "My Journey to the NHL". Vancouver Canucks . Retrieved 2011-11-28.
  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