2004 IIHF World U20 Championship: Div.III

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12-13-2003, 02:11 AM
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2004 IIHF World U20 Championship Div III
Sofia, Bulgaria
Jan. 05-11, 2004

Teams
Bulgaria
Mexico
Turkey
Australia
New Zealand
China

Schedule (all games at Sofia)
All Times Local
Jan. 05
12:00 - China 4-2 Mexico
15:00 - Australia 10-4 Bulgaria
18:00 - New Zealand 3-2 Turkey

Jan. 06
12:00 - Mexico 2-6 Australia
15:00 - Bulgaria 4-1 New Zealand
18:00 - Turkey 2-12 China

Jan. 08
12:00 - Mexico 4-3 New Zealand
15:00 - Bulgaria 2-5 Turkey
18:00 - China 3-6 Australia

Jan. 10
12:00 - Turkey 0-11 Mexico
15:00 - Bulgaria 0-12 China
18:00 - Australia 10-3 New Zealand

Jan. 11
12:00 - Turkey 1-10 Australia
15:00 - Mexico 6-3 Bulgaria
18:00 - New Zealand 0-10 China


Final Standings
x-Australia ...5-0-0 ...42GF ..13GA ..10
x-China ...4-1-0 ...41GF ..20GA ..8
y-Mexico ...3-2-0 ...25GF ..16GA ..6
y-Turkey ...1-4-0 ...10GF ..38GA ..2
y-Bulgaria ...1-4-0 ...13GF ..34GA ..2
y-New Zealand ...1-4-0 ...10GF ..30GA ..2

x = Earns Promotion to Division II for the 2005 World U20 Championship.
y = Will Remain in Division III for the 2005 World U20 Championship.

Top 10 Scorers
AUS James Keane ...11 G ..6 A ..17 PTS
AUS Alex Djamirze ...9 G ..5 A ..14 PTS
AUS Thomas Powell ...7 G ..3 A ..10 PTS
CHN Qiong Wu ...5 G ..5 A ..10 PTS
CHN Zhinan Cui ...4 G ..6 A ..10 PTS
CHN Lei Chen ...5 G ..4 A ..9 PTS
MEX Alexis Cervantes ...5 G ..4 A ..9 PTS
AUS Scott Stephenson ...6 G ..2 A ..8 PTS
MEX Adrian Cervantes ...5 G ..3 A ..8 PTS
MEX Roberto Chavat ...4 G ..4 A ..8 PTS

Top 10 Penalty Minute Leaders
TUR Ufuk Guglu ...39
AUS Mark Walsh ...33
TUR Gorkem Incesu ...33
AUS Sean Jones ...31
TUR Galip Hamarat ...30
AUS Joshua Harding ...29
TUR Fatih Akodgan ...29
TUR Murat Rucu ...27
BUL Aleksander Ivanov ...24
BUL Milo Nenov ...18

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12-13-2003, 02:42 AM
AUSTRALIA

Goaltenders
1. Jeremy Muir (85)
20. Kyle Green (85) Perth

Defence
3. Peter Matus (85) Melbourne
6. Aaron Clayworth (85) Adelaide Blackhawks
8. Aubyn Martin (86) Adelaide Falcons
22. Nicholas Cleland (85) Canberra
24. Cory Griffith (84) Sydney Bears

Forwards
2. James Keane (84) Adelaide Blackhawks
4. Adrian Esposito (85) Sydney Bears
7. Alex Djamirze (84) Sydney Ice Dogs
9. Casey Minson (85) Adelaide Avalanche
10. Joshua Harding (85) Adelaide Blackhawks
11. John Lavery (85)
14. Matthew Perry (84)
15. Sean Jones (85) Melbourne
16. Luke Clydesale (84)
17. Thomas Powell (86) Adelaide Blackhawks
18. Mark Walsh (84) Adelaide Blackhawks
19. Scott Stephenson (85)

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BULGARIA

Goaltenders
1. Radoslav Petkov (85) Slavia Sofia
20. Svetoslav Toshev (86) Iceberg Sofia

Defence
2. Hristo Zahariev (84) CSKA Sofia
3. Pavlin Moldovanov (84) Iceberg Sofia
4. Aleksander Dobrev (84) Iceberg Sofia
5. Velko Geshakov (86) Iceberg Sofia
22. Peter Nickolov (86) Iceberg Sofia
23. Dimitar Andonov (84) Iceberg Sofia
25. Boyan Yordanov (87) CSKA Sofia

Forwards
6. Radostin Tsvetkov (85) CSKA Sofia
9. Petar Milchev (87) CSKA Sofia
10. Samuel Gyurkov (88) CSKA Sofia
11. Lachezar Gyunov (86) CSKA Sofia
12. Zdravko Dimitrov (86) Iceberg Sofia
14. Martin Boyadjiev (87) Slavia Sofia
15. Milo Nenov (85) CSKA Sofia
17. Aleksander Ivanov (84) Iceberg Sofia
18. Vladimir Michev (85) CSKA Sofia
19. Atanas Atanasov (84) Iceberg Sofia
21. Biulent Zautlu (84) Iceberg Sofia

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CHINA

Goaltenders
1. Ming Xie (85) Qiqihar
2. Huizi Wu (87) Jiamusi Qianli

Defence
3. Chunyu Du (87) Jiamusi Qianli
12. Yidong Qu (86) Harbin
14. Zhengyu Dong (85) Qiqihar
16. Yanlian Hao (86) Jiamusi Qianli
17. Nan F.u (84) Qiqihar
18. Liang Liu (84) Qiqihar

Forwards
4. Tao Xue (86) Jiamusi Qianli
5. Yandi Li (86) Qiqihar
6. Lei Chen (84) Qiqihar
7. Zhinan Cui (14.08.85) Qiqihar
8. Wensi Li (87) Qiqihar
9. Liang Dong (85) Qiqihar
10. Qjang Xu (85) Jiamusi Qianli
11. Zhinan Cui (24.01.85) Qiqihar
15. Qiong Wu (85) Qiqihar
19. Zhiqiang Wang (86) Qiqihar
20. Feng Gao (85) Jiamusi Qianli
26. Dakai Wang (86) Harbin

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MEXICO

Goaltenders
20. Alfonso De Alba (85) Lomas Verdes
26. Andres De La Garma (88)

Defence
11. Emmanuel Cardozo (85) San Jeranimo
14. Luis De La Vega (88) San Jeranimo
17. Carlos Obregon (84) San Jeranimo
19. Guillermo Parra (84) San Jeranimo
22. Guillermo Castro (86)
24. Alejandro Rosette (87)

Forwards
2. Rodrigo Sanchez (85) San Jeranimo
5. Emmanuel Carbajal (85) Lomas Verdes
7. Cristofer Kelo (87)
8. Roberto Chabat (84) San Jeranimo
9. Eduardo Glennie (86) Sportica
10. Adrian Cervantes (85) San Jeranimo
12. Sebastian Ortega (87) San Jeranimo
15. Santiago Sierra (87)
16. Alexis Cervantes (84) San Jeranimo
18. Marin Ramos (88)
21. Francisco Glennie (84) Sportica
23. Alfredo Ibarra (85) Lomas Verdes

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NEW ZEALAND

Goaltenders
1. Gareth Livingstone (85) Canterbury
20. Stephen Reid (85) Southern League

Defence
2. Brent Soper (85)
3. Thomas Alexander Gaffikin (85) Canterbury
4. Christopher Sangster (85) Southern League
10. Bradley Ryan White (84) Auckland
11. Andrew Hay (85) Auckland
17. Lukas Birgel (86) Auckland
23. Jaden Skipper (84) Canterbury

Forwards
5. Laurie Horo (84)
6. Zane Brown (85) Auckland
7. Steven Huish (86) Auckland
8. Timothy Faull (84) Auckland
9. Hayden Argyle (86) Canterbury
12. Damien Upton (85) Canterbury
21. Timothy Martin (85) Auckland
22. Byron Power (84)
24. Blake Moyle (85) Auckland

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TURKEY

Goaltenders
20. Ugur Erbar (86)
26. Cihan Kahraman (86)

Defence
2. Hakan Getinkaya (86)
3. Galip Hamarat (84)
5. Gokhun Ozturk (85)
6. Gorkem Incesu (86)
8. Murat Rucu (85)
17. Tolga Sencer (85)
22. Fatih Akodgan (84)
23. Baris Bilgig (88)

Forwards
7. Ufuk Guglu (85)
9. Alican Senergun (85)
10. Murat Aydin (85)
11. Sedat Bayramoglij (84)
14. Gagri Karabulut (85)
15. Bartug Onay (85)
16. Egemen Tasboga (86)
18. Erhan Uretman (86)
24. Bugra Tugrijl (84)
25. Serkan Yapicilar (86)

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For general interest, as well as my own (;) ), here are the officials for this tournament.

Referees
Sakchai Chinanuvatana (Thailand)
Peter-Roland Haxell (New Zealand)
Sergey Khalikov (Kazakhstan)
Oleg Luskan (Ukraine)

Linesmen
Jan Bigum (Denmark)
Mihai-Stefan Covaliu (Romania)
Ivan Dedioulia (Belarus)
Alexander Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
Matjaz Hribar (Slovenia)
Dimitar Simov (Bulgaria)
Zoltan Sos (Hungary)

Anfernic
12-16-2003, 12:48 PM
I'am surprised to see all these country playing hockey (I know for Mexico) but Turkey and China

Avery4Byng*
12-17-2003, 07:34 PM
My brother played hockey in Austrailia last year and played against most of te guys in their Junior team. Actually they are trainging down in Osoyoos right now and we met up with one of his buddys and he is pretty pumped for this tournament. good luck to them! :yo:

fan75
12-17-2003, 08:06 PM
I'am surprised to see all these country playing hockey (I know for Mexico) but Turkey and China
A lot of the hockey in China is played in the north. Closer to the Mongolian/Russian borders in Qiqihar & Harbin.

icarus
12-17-2003, 08:09 PM
I'am surprised to see all these country playing hockey (I know for Mexico) but Turkey and China

That's nothing... did you know Namibia is a member nation of the IIHF? Lots of future Gretzkys playing in the Kalahari?

Baron Von Shark
12-18-2003, 10:54 AM
A lot of the hockey in China is played in the north. Closer to the Mongolian/Russian borders in Qiqihar & Harbin.
I was gonig to say, I'm not surprised countries such as China, S.Korea, and Japan are playing hockey. Those countries get a lot of snow and ice.

Avery4Byng*
12-22-2003, 07:01 PM
I am not sure of the score but Austrailia lost to Summerland Sting (KIJHL JUnior B) team the other night.... Apparently the Sting took it easy on them, as the Aussies tune up for the tourney.

Douggy
12-23-2003, 05:07 AM
There is an Australlian guy playing Jr. B for the London Nationals here in Canada (as opposed to the UK? :dunno: ). Apparently he's 18 and is the starting goalie for the National team.

vitogor
12-28-2003, 04:21 PM
That's nothing... did you know Namibia is a member nation of the IIHF? Lots of future Gretzkys playing in the Kalahari?

There are actually a lot of European decsendants living in Namibia (mostly German and Dutch if I am correct), so it shouldn't be too surprising.

BLACKBURN
12-30-2003, 11:15 AM
Im not suprised there would be interest in these countries, but ice rinks :dunno: they arent exactly cheap to build. I could see inline hockey but ice? I guess this is why theyre in this group though.

fez
01-03-2004, 09:49 AM
Auzzie will probably take this tournament but we should put up a fight.

Avery4Byng*
01-03-2004, 12:10 PM
Tim Faull....? did he live in kelowna for soem time?

clefty
01-03-2004, 12:16 PM
Their training camp in Canada has been quite good, they've had some solid opposition in their warm up games. Apparantley, it seems a few of the boys could be in training camp for some Canadian junior teams next season.

fez
01-03-2004, 11:09 PM
Tim Faull....? did he live in kelowna for soem time?

Yes hes my best friend, why you know him there? I was kidding about the almost getting invited to Rockets camp, but the rest is all true I swear! :D

Avery4Byng*
01-04-2004, 12:50 AM
In Exhibition action in Bulgaria Team New Zealand played Team Bulgaria to a zero all tie. New Zealand outshot bulgaria but just couldn't get the puck past the tender. NZ have been workin on the ol' haka so hopefuully some spiritual guidence will bring them gold in the tourny

clefty
01-05-2004, 04:09 PM
Things could not have gotten off to a better start for Team Australia, defeating hosts Bulgaria 10-3 in front of "a parochial Bulgarian home crowd".

Aussie
01-06-2004, 04:26 PM
Some info I put in there too, Auzzie will probably take this tournament but we should put up a fight.

Would you like some money on it Fez? Aussie will cane NZ. Predicted score line: 12-1.

There is nothing better in this world than giving the Kiwis a hiding!

:lol: :lol:

Aussie
01-06-2004, 04:32 PM
Australia v China on Thursday will be the Gold Medal game.

In under 18 champs last year Australia defeated China 6-3. This game will be a ripper!!

clefty
01-06-2004, 06:13 PM
Whoever is victorious in Thursdays game between Australia and China will most probably take gold. I have all the confidence in the world in the Australians winning this tournament.

Baron Von Shark
01-06-2004, 07:16 PM
Australia v China on Thursday will be the Gold Medal game.

In under 18 champs last year Australia defeated China 6-3. This game will be a ripper!!
Do they televise these games in Australia?

BCCHL inactive
01-06-2004, 07:26 PM
Do they televise these games in Australia?

I doubt it.

Anyway guys, there is no need to post scores as they are updated at the top of the thread as the IIHF records the scores.

Avery4Byng*
01-06-2004, 10:00 PM
Good luck to team Australia and to Adriane Esposito! should be a solid sweeping in the tournament for eAustralia. Also good luck to team new zealand and Andrew Hay....hope ya guys meet in the finals and the best team wins!! good luck from Kelowna, Canada

BCCHL inactive
01-06-2004, 10:13 PM
hope ya guys meet in the finals and the best team wins!!

There are no finals. ;)

Avery4Byng*
01-07-2004, 07:22 AM
There are no finals. ;)

oops... :cry:

clefty
01-07-2004, 06:41 PM
Do they televise these games in Australia?

No. You don't even get the NHL on network television.

Donga
01-07-2004, 10:50 PM
No. You don't even get the NHL on network television.

Anyone got Foxtel/ESPN?? If so can I bum around at your place this fri so i can watch Staal in action against the Rags. :D

Aussie
01-08-2004, 12:49 PM
From the IHA site:

Australia defeats China 6-3. Gold medal looking good!

The Australian National Junior team has recorded its third straight win at the World Under 20 Div III Championships in Bulgaria, defeating the strong Chinese team 6 - 3. Australia needs to win just one of its last two games to be assured of a gold medal. In other games Mexico defeated New Zealand 4-3, and Turkey defeated Bulgaria 5-2.

Australia next plays New Zealand on Saturday, and Turkey on Sunday.

Sorry Van, but by the time the IIHF have caught up, the whole world will know the scores anyway.

GO AUSSIE

:handclap: :handclap: :handclap: :handclap:

clefty
01-08-2004, 03:37 PM
:bow: Thomas Powell :bow: 4 points from him.

Think we'll break 20 against New Zealand? :D

BCCHL inactive
01-08-2004, 07:31 PM
Sorry Van, but by the time the IIHF have caught up, the whole world will know the scores anyway.


It's not about "catching up". This tournament is not run live on the internet. After each game has finished, the game sheet is faxed to the IIHF offices. Only then is the score made official on the website....and only then is when I will update scores.

fez
01-09-2004, 06:00 PM
Sorry guys Ive been away, and will be for the next week.
But Im glad to see we have some leaders in the scoring, and currently leading the goal scoring.

Thanks for the support Tray

Avery4Byng*
01-09-2004, 09:06 PM
What part of AUssie you from Aussie??

Aussie
01-10-2004, 02:47 AM
What part of AUssie you from Aussie??

I'm in Perth Tray.

Avery4Byng*
01-10-2004, 11:56 AM
So anyone got an update from the OZ vs NZ game?!

Aussie
01-10-2004, 12:49 PM
So anyone got an update from the OZ vs NZ game?!

From the IHA site:

Australian Junior Team wins Gold Medal in Bulgaria

The Australian National Junior team has defeated New Zealand 10 - 3 in their fourth game at the World Under 20 Campionships Div III being played in Sofia Bulgaria and have won the Gold medal. With just one game remaining against Turkey tomorrow, the Australian team cannot be displaced from first place. This caps of a stellar 12 months for Australian Ice Hockey, in which we have seen three gold medalist teams move from Division 3 to Division 2 World Championships. Congratulations to the Junior team, this is an outstanding result!

:handclap: :yo: :joker: :bow: :handclap:

BCCHL inactive
01-10-2004, 01:57 PM
Tomorrow's games are completely meaningless as Australia and China have guaranteed themselves promotion to Division II next year.

Aussie
01-10-2004, 02:59 PM
Tomorrow's games are completely meaningless as Australia and China have guaranteed themselves promotion to Division II next year.
The only interest will be to see who picks up bronze, and who gets relegated.

The three bottom countries are New Zealand, Bulgaria and Turkey, all on 2 points.

Mexico is currently in third and plays Bulgaria later today in what is a play-off game for Bronze. Mexico should win this.

NZ will lose to China, and Turkey will lose to Australia. This will leave New Zealand, Bulgaria and Turkey as equal last place at the end of the Championships. The placings will then first be decided by head to head, however I don't think this will come into play (NZ has beaten Turkey, Bulgaria has defeated NZ and Turkey has defeated Bulgaria).

Next the GF / GA comes into play, which I think is decided by GF - GA.

This currently stands as:

NZ -10
Bulgaria -18
Turkey -19

NZ looks pretty safe...my tip is Turkey gets relegated.

clefty
01-10-2004, 05:33 PM
A great result for the lads. Great tournaments from Alex D'jamirze, Thomas Powell, James Keane and Scott Stephenson in particular. With the gold, Australia's youth, senior and now junior teams have all achieved promotion from Div. III to Div. II.

All in all, a terrific year for Australian Ice Hockey!
:handclap:
http://www.iha.org.au/images/kanga-top.gif

fez
01-10-2004, 10:21 PM
Oh well, we tried, this is where I pull the "oh well Auzzie is like 20 times bigger than us" line, I think we still put up a pretty good fight. Plus you guys probably have a crap load more money to spend on the sport, whereas we dont even draw crowds to our national games.

thanks for a good tourny though on behalf of the NZ team

and congratulations.

BCCHL inactive
01-11-2004, 02:32 AM
The only interest will be to see who picks up bronze, and who gets relegated.


This is Division III. There is no relegation.

gamblor
01-12-2004, 08:46 AM
This is Division III. There is no relegation.

Yeah, how does that work? Last year's Div III last place team, Luxembourg, didn't even field a team this year. Were they barred from the tournament for being so bad?

Also, are both Australia and China going to be promoted? The iihf web site only mentions Australia being promoted.

BCCHL inactive
01-12-2004, 04:47 PM
Yeah, how does that work? Last year's Div III last place team, Luxembourg, didn't even field a team this year. Were they barred from the tournament for being so bad?

Division III is basically decided by the number of participants who register a U20 team (same goes for Div.III in U20, Womens, etc.). Luxembourg did not register a U20 team this year.

The IIHF Congress will meet in Prague May 7-8, 2004. Part of the time there will be used to decide whether or not there will be qualification games needed for Division III, depending on the number of registered teams.

National Federations have until the end of April to confirm their participation in international championship tournaments.



Also, are both Australia and China going to be promoted? The iihf web site only mentions Australia being promoted.

Belgium and Korea were both promoted from Division III last year, so I assume China will move up along with Australia. I am waiting for a confirmation email response from the IIHF.

BCCHL inactive
01-14-2004, 09:52 PM
China will move up to Division II next year...

From the IIHF website...

"Div. IIIóBulgaria


Australia earned a perfect 5-0-0 record and the right to move up to the Div. II U20 World Championship next year after winning the Div. III World Championship. Australia beat out China, which finished the championship with only one loss against the Aussies. China will also move up despite the second-place finish since there are two available spots for Div. III teams to be promoted.


Australia was locked in some close battles in the early games of the championship, skating to a 2-6 win over Mexico and a 3-6 win over China, however Australia improved as the tournament went on and closed with convincing wins against New Zealand (10-3) and Turkey (10-1).


The top three scorers from the tournament all hailed from Australia (James Keane, Alex Djamirze and Thomas Powell) as the squad outscored opponents 42:13. Australia entered the tournament as the fourth-seeded team and was not considered a favourite to earn the promotion up into the second division.


Mexico, finished the tournament in third place with six points, while the remaining three teams, Turkey, Bulgaria and New Zealand each ended the tournament in a three-way tie with two points each.


PROMOTED: AUSTRALIA, CHINA"

http://www.iihf.com/news/iihfpr1104.htm