2007 IIHF World U18 Championships

The 9th World Ice Hockey Championships U18 Juniors of the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships were in 2007 in the age group of under- eighteen year olds ( U18). In total, between March 5 and 22 April 2007 40 teams in the six tournaments in the top division and the divisions I to III part. In addition, a qualification to Division III with two participants for the last free place in the tournament was played on January 28, 2007.

The world champion was the third time the Russian team that could defeat their arch rivals from the United States 6-5 in the final. The German team was able to prevent the eighth rank in the top division relegation to Division I, Switzerland finished sixth in the top division. Austria was fifth, second from bottom in Group A of Division I and was thus able to avert the slide into Division II.

  • 2.5.1 quarterfinals
  • 2.5.2 game for 5th place
  • 2.5.3 Semi-finals
  • 2.5.4 3rd place match
  • 2.5.5 final
  • 3.1 Group A in Maribor, Slovenia
  • 3.2 Group B in Sanok, Poland
  • 3.3 Ascent and Descent
  • 4.1 Group A in Miskolc, Hungary
  • 4.2 Group B in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
  • 4.3 Ascent and Descent
  • 6.1 Ascent and Descent

Participants, venues and periods

  • Top Division: April 11 to 22, 2007 in Tampere and Rauma, Finland Participants: United States USA, Finland Finland, the Czech Republic Czech Republic, Canada Canada, Russia Russia, Sweden Sweden, Slovakia, Slovakia, Germany Germany, Latvia Latvia, Switzerland Switzerland
  • Division I Group A: April 6 to 12, 2007 in Maribor, Slovenia Participants: Belarus Belarus, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Austria Austria, France, Italy Italy
  • Group B: 4 to 10 April, 2007 in Sanok, Poland Participants: Norway Norway, Denmark Denmark Japan Japan, Poland Poland, Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • Division II Group A: 15 to 21 April, 2007 in Miskolc, Hungary Participants: Hungary Hungary, Netherlands Netherlands, Estonia, Belgium, Mexico, Israel Israel
  • Group B: 12 to 18 March 2007 Miercurea Ciuc, Romania Participants: Flag of South Korea South Korea, Lithuania, Lithuania, Australia, Croatia, Serbia, Serbia, Romania, Romania
  • Division III: March 5 to 11, 2007 in Beijing, People's Republic of China Participants: Spain, Iceland Iceland, South Africa South Africa, New Zealand, New Zealand, Turkey Turkey, People's Republic of China People's Republic of China
  • Qualification for Division III: January 28, 2007 in İzmit, Turkey Participants: Bulgaria, Turkey Turkey

Top Division

The U18 World Championship was held in the Finnish cities of Tampere and Rauma from 11 to 22 April. It was played in the Hakametsä ( 7,800 seats) in Tampere and in the Äijänsuo Areena in Rauma with 5,400 seats.

At the tournament was attended ten national teams who played in two groups of five teams. The world champion secured Russia, which just won 6-5 against the defending champion United States in the final. It was the second title for the Russians.


After the group matches of the preliminary round, the two group winners qualify directly for the semi-finals. The runners-up and third - ever deny a qualifier for the semi-finals. The Fourth and Fifth of the group will contest - if you bring the result of the direct encounter of the first round - the relegation round and thereby determine two relegated to Division I.


Preliminary round

Group A

Group B

Relegation round

Note: The Preliminaries Latvia Latvia - Germany Germany ( 2:3 ) and Finland Finland - Czech Republic Czech Republic (4-2 ) are included in the table.

Final round


Match for 5th place


3rd Place Match


Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, / - = Plus / Minus, PIM = penalty minutes; Fat: Turnierbestwert

Best Goalkeeper

Note: GP = Games, TOI = Ice Age ( in minutes), GA = Goals against, SO = shutouts, Sv % = held shots (in%), GAA = Gegentorschnitt; Fat: Turnierbestwert

Final placements

Title, ascent and descent


Division I

Group A in Maribor, Slovenia

V = Overtime p = after extra time and penalty shootout

Group B in Sanok, Poland

V = Overtime p = after extra time and penalty shootout

Ascent and Descent

Division II

Group A in Miskolc, Hungary

P = after extra time and penalty shootout

Group B Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

V = Overtime p = after extra time and penalty shootout

Ascent and Descent

Qualification to Division III in İzmit, Turkey

The last place for the Division III was played out between Turkey and Bulgaria. Here, the hosts defeated the Bulgarian team 3-2 after shootout and qualified for the World Cup Division III.

Division III in Beijing, People's Republic of China

V = Overtime p = after extra time and penalty shootout

Ascent and Descent