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See also: 2012 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2012 IIHF World Championship
Division I
2012 IIHF World Championship Division I Logo
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Slovenia Slovenia / Flag of Poland Poland
Dates 15 – 21 April
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2012 IIHF World Championship Division I was an international Ice hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Group A was contested in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Group B was contested in Krynica, Poland with both tournaments running from April 15–21, 2012.[1]

In Group A both Austria and Slovenia were promoted back to the highest level after being relegated from there in 2011. Ukraine was relegated despite winning their final game against Japan. The Japanese, returning to play after a one year absence, finished fourth attaining an overall placement of 20th. This is the highest they have placed since being relegated to this level in 2004 when the asian qualifiers for the world championships ceased.[2]

In Group B the South Koreans defeated Poland on the final day to earn promotion to Group A. For the Korean team, this assures them of the highest world championships placement, in their history, when they play in 2013. The host Poles, did not trail a game until 8:21 left in their final match, but could not equalize, and ended up second. Australia and Romania, the two teams who had moved up from Division II for this year's tournament, faced off on the final day to determine relegation. Australia needed to win by two goals, but failed to do so, and finished last.[3]

ParticipantsEdit

Group AEdit

Team Qualification
Flag of Austria Austria Placed 15th in the Elite Division and were relegated in 2011.
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Host, placed 16th in the Elite Division and were relegated in 2011.
Flag of Hungary Hungary Placed 2nd in Division I Group A last year.
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Placed 2nd in Division I Group B last year.
Flag of Japan Japan Did not participate in 2011 due to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami
and was guaranteed a place in the 2012 tournament.[4]
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Placed 3rd in Division I B last year.

Group BEdit

Team Qualification
Flag of Korea South Korea Placed 3rd in Division I Group A last year.
Flag of Poland Poland Host, placed 4th in Division I Group B last year.
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Placed 4th in Division I Group A last year.
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Placed 5th in Division I B last year.
Flag of Romania Romania Placed 1st in Division II B last year and was promoted.
Flag of Australia Australia Placed 1st in Division II A last year and was promoted.

Group A TournamentEdit

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Elite Division for 2013
Relegated to Division I B for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 5 5 0 0 0 17 9 +8 15
Flag of Austria Austria 5 3 0 1 1 24 16 +8 10
Flag of Hungary Hungary 5 2 0 0 3 15 18 −3 6
Flag of Japan Japan 5 1 1 1 2 13 14 −1 6
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 5 1 1 0 3 14 22 −8 5
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 5 0 1 1 3 12 16 −4 3

All times are local (UTC+2).

15 April 2012
13:00
Japan Flag of Japan 1–5
(0–2, 0–2, 1–1)
Flag of Hungary Hungary Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,652
15 April 2012
16:30
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine 4–5
(1–1, 2–4, 1–0)
Flag of Austria Austria Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,419
15 April 2012
20:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 2–3
(1–2, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,861
16 April 2012
13:00
Hungary Flag of Hungary 3–1
(2–0, 0–0, 1–1)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 1,020
16 April 2012
16:30
Austria Flag of Austria 7–3
(3–0, 2–2, 2–1)
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 986
16 April 2012
20:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 4–2
(1–0, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of Japan Japan Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 8,070
18 April 2012
13:00
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine 3–4 OT
(1–0, 2–3, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 360
18 April 2012
16:30
Austria Flag of Austria 3–4 GWS
(1–0, 1–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Japan Japan Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 640
18 April 2012
20:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Hungary Hungary Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,563
19 April 2012
13:00
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 0–5
(0–2, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Japan Japan Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 680
19 April 2012
16:30
Hungary Flag of Hungary 2–7
(2–1, 0–2, 0–4)
Flag of Austria Austria Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 4,250
19 April 2012
20:00
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 3–2
(0–1, 2–1, 1–0)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 9,450
21 April 2012
13:00
Japan Flag of Japan 1–2 OT
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 640
21 April 2012
16:30
Hungary Flag of Hungary 4–5
(2–2, 2–2, 0–1)
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 2,460
21 April 2012
20:00
Austria Flag of Austria 2–3
(0–0, 2–3, 0–0)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Arena Stožice, Ljubljana
Attendance: 10,500

StatisticsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Robert Dowd Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 5 5 4 9 6 0
2 Manuel Latusa Flag of Austria Austria 5 5 2 7 2 +1
3 Colin Shields Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 5 3 4 7 0 –2
4 Gregor Baumgartner Flag of Austria Austria 5 3 3 6 2 +4
4 Rok Ticar Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 5 3 3 6 4 +4
6 Olexander Pobyedonostsev Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 5 4 1 5 0 –1
7 David Rodman Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 5 3 2 5 10 +1
7 Oleg Tymchenko Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 5 3 2 5 2 +2
7 Marton Vas Flag of Hungary Hungary 5 3 2 5 0 –2
10 Raphael Herberger Flag of Austria Austria 5 1 4 5 2 +3

IIHF.com

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Robert Kristan Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 240:00 7 93.20 1.75 0
2 Masahito Haruna Flag of Japan Japan 159:31 7 91.57 2.63 1
3 Yuta Narisawa Flag of Japan Japan 150:00 6 90.91 2.40 0
4 Bence Balizs Flag of Hungary Hungary 240:00 13 90.71 3.25 0
5 Mykhailo Balaban Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 157:40 7 88.33 2.66 0

IIHF.com

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF.com

Group B TournamentEdit

StandingsEdit

Promoted to Division I A for 2013
Relegated to Division II A for 2013
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Korea South Korea 5 4 1 0 0 24 10 +14 14
Flag of Poland Poland 5 4 0 0 1 31 7 +24 12
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 5 3 0 1 1 21 13 +8 10
Flag of Romania Romania 5 2 0 0 3 13 28 −15 6
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 5 1 0 0 4 9 27 –18 3
Flag of Australia Australia 5 0 0 0 5 14 27 −13 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

15 April 2012
13:00
Australia Flag of Australia 4–8
(3–3, 1–1, 0–4)
Flag of Korea South Korea Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 450
15 April 2012
16:30
Romania Flag of Romania 1–4
(0–0, 1–3, 0–1)
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 250
15 April 2012
20:00
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania 0–9
(0–2, 0–4, 0–3)
Flag of Poland Poland Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 3,000
16 April 2012
13:00
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 6–2
(1–1, 3–1, 2–0)
Flag of Australia Australia Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 150
16 April 2012
16:30
South Korea Flag of Korea 3–0
(3–0, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 100
16 April 2012
20:00
Poland Flag of Poland 10–0
(3–0, 3–0, 4–0)
Flag of Romania Romania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 1,500
18 April 2012
13:00
South Korea Flag of Korea 6–1
(3–0, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of Romania Romania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 150
18 April 2012
16:30
Australia Flag of Australia 2–3
(0–2, 2–1, 0–0)
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 170
18 April 2012
20:00
Poland Flag of Poland 5–1
(2–0, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 1,900
19 April 2012
13:00
Lithuania Flag of Lithuania 5–6
(3–1, 1–2, 1–3)
Flag of Romania Romania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 140
19 April 2012
16:30
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 3–4 OT
(1–2, 0–1, 2–0)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Korea South Korea Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 85
19 April 2012
20:00
Poland Flag of Poland 5–3
(1–0, 3–2, 1–1)
Flag of Australia Australia Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 2,000
21 April 2012
13:00
Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 7–1
(2–0, 1–1, 4–0)
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 70
21 April 2012
16:30
Romania Flag of Romania 5–3
(2–2, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of Australia Australia Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 250
21 April 2012
20:00
South Korea Flag of Korea 3–2
(1–2, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Poland Poland Krynica Ice Stadium, Krynica
Attendance: 3,200

StatisticsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Marcin Kolusz Flag of Poland Poland 5 4 6 10 0 +8
2 Leszek Laszkiewicz Flag of Poland Poland 5 4 5 9 2 +3
3 Diederick Hagemeijer Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 5 5 3 8 6 –2
4 Kim Won Jung Flag of Korea South Korea 5 4 3 7 0 +6
5 Lee Yongjun Flag of Korea South Korea 5 3 3 6 2 +2
5 Damian Slabon Flag of Poland Poland 5 3 3 6 0 +3
7 Kevin Bruijsten Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 5 2 4 6 2 –2
7 Marco Postma Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 5 2 4 6 8 –1
9 Sin Sangwoo Flag of Korea South Korea 5 1 5 6 2 +8
10 Mikolaj Lopuski Flag of Poland Poland 5 4 1 5 2 +7

IIHF.com

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Przemyslaw Odrobny Flag of Poland Poland 239:10 4 94.20 1.00 2
2 Eum Hyunseung Flag of Korea South Korea 255:03 9 91.89 2.12 0
3 Ian Meierdres Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 303:39 13 91:33 2.57 0
4 Mantas Armalis Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 239:20 18 87.59 4.51 0
5 Anthony Kimlin Flag of Australia Australia 239:36 21 85.52 5.26 0

IIHF.com

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF.com

Team PhotosEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit



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