2009 IIHF World U18 Championships

The 11th Ice Hockey World Championships U18 Juniors of the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships were in 2009 in the age group of under- eighteen year olds ( U18). In total, between February 27 and April 19, 2009 44 teams in the seven tournaments in the top division and the divisions I to III part.

The world champion was the fourth time the crew of the United States, which could defeat the final arch rivals Russia 5-0. The German team was relegated by the tenth and last place in the top division for the first time since 2004 in the Division I from which Switzerland finished eighth in the top division, and thus prevented the descent. Austria was third in Group B of Division I.

  • 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 Minsk, Belarus
  • 3.2 Group B in Asiago, Italy
  • 3.3 Ascent and Descent
  • 4.1 Group A in Maribor, Slovenia
  • 4.2 Group B in Narva, Estonia
  • 4.3 Ascent and Descent
  • 5.1 Group A in Taipei, Republic of China on Taiwan
  • 5.2 Group B in Erzurum, Turkey 5.2.1 Semi-finals
  • 5.2.2 3rd place match
  • 5.2.3 final

Participants, venues and periods

  • Top Division: April 9 to 19, 2009 in Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, USA Participants: Canada Canada, Sweden, Sweden, Germany Germany, Switzerland Switzerland, Czech Republic, Czech Republic, Russia Russia, United States, USA, Finland, Finland, Slovakia, Slovakia, Norway Norway
  • Division I Group A: April 6 to 12, 2009 in Minsk, Belarus Participants: Belarus Belarus, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Lithuania, Poland, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Hungary
  • Group B: March 29-April 5, 2009 in Asiago, Italy Participants: Danemark Denmark, Latvia Latvia, Austria Austria, Italy Italy, Japan Japan, France France
  • Division II Group A 22 to 28 March 2009 in Maribor, Slovenia Participants: Slovenia Slovenia Flag of South Korea South Korea, Croatia, Romania, Romania, Spain, Mexico Mexico
  • Group B: 16 to 22 March, 2009 in Narva, Estonia Participants: Netherlands The Netherlands United Kingdom United Kingdom, Estonia, Belgium, China, People's Republic of China, Serbia Serbia
  • Division III Group A: February 27 to March 5, 2009 in Taipei, Republic of China Participants: Australia, Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei, New Zealand New Zealand South Africa South Africa, Mongolia Mongolia
  • Group B 9 to 15 March 2009 in Erzurum, Turkey Participants: Iceland Iceland, Turkey Turkey, Bulgaria, Ireland Ireland

Top Division

The U18 World Championship was held from 9 to 19 April in the Midwestern United States. As venues Fargo acted in the state of North Dakota and neighboring Moorhead, Minnesota. In addition to the Moorhead Sports Center ( 3,300 seats) which served newly built Urban Plains Center ( 5,000 seats ) as a venue.

It was attended by ten teams that played in two groups of five teams. The world champion secured the United States, which clearly won in the final 5-0 against Russia. It was the fourth title for the Americans.


After the group matches of the preliminary round, the two group winners qualified directly for the semi-finals. The runners-up and third ever denied a qualifier for the semi-finals. The Fourth and Fifth of the group matches contested - if you bring the result of the direct encounter of the first round - the relegation round and found this two relegated to Division I.


Preliminary round

Group A

Group B

Relegation round

Note: The Preliminaries Switzerland Switzerland - Germany Germany ( 8:3 ) and Slovakia Slovakia - Norway Norway ( 5:2 ) 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

A group in Minsk, Belarus

From 6 to 12 April 2009 in the Belarusian capital Minsk, the World Cup group A in the Division I instead. A center served the Minsk Sports Palace, the room for 4,500 spectators offers.

Group B in Asiago, Italy

The tournament Group B in Division II was held in Asiago in Italy from 29 March to 4 April 2009. The games were held ( 2,200 seats) in the Pala Hodegart.

Ascent and Descent

Division II

Group A in Maribor, Slovenia

From 22 to 28 March 2009 took place in the Slovenian city of Maribor, the World Cup group A in Division II instead. As a venue the Dvorana Tabor, which has a capacity of 3,000 seats acted.

Group B in Narva, Estonia

The tournament Group B in Division II was fought in Narva in Estonia from 16 to 22 March 2009. All games took place in the Narva jäähall, which has 1,500 seats.

Ascent and Descent

Division III

Group A in Taipei, Republic of China on Taiwan

From 27 February to 5 March 2009 to III was held in Taipei in Republic of China on Taiwan, the World Cup group A in the division instead. Venue was the Taipei Annex.

Group B in Erzurum, Turkey

The tournament Group B in Division III was held from 9 to 15 March 2009 in Erzurum in Turkey. The last year relegated from Division II National Team of Israel opted not to participate, so only four teams participated in the tournament. Therefore, first a qualification of the climber was played and determined later in a knockout round. The games were held in the GSim ice arena, which offers 2,500 spectators.


3rd Place Match


Ascent and Descent