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- League status: Active
- Youth league: yes, U18
- English name: IIHF World U18 Championship
- Administered by: IIHF
- Year of start: 1999
- WWW: http://www.iihf.com/
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The 10 teams are divided into two, five-team groups in the Preliminary Round.
After a single round-robin series in each group, the top three teams from each group advance to the Playoff Round while the fourth and fifth placed team in each group moves to the Relegation Round.
The top-seeded team from each group will receive Quarterfinal Round bye thus moving automatically to the Semi-Finals. The second and third placed teams from the Preliminary will play a cross-over Quarterfinal game. The winner of each Quarterfinal moves onto the Semi-Finals, while the loser will play a placement game.
The winner of each Semi-Final game will move onto the Gold Medal Game, while the losers will play in the Bronze Medal Game.
The four teams in the Relegation Round play a single round robin series. The three teams which finish first, second and third at the end of this round play again at the next IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, while the fourth-place team is relegated to Division I Group A. Teams carry over the points they earned from the Preliminary Round from the game against the other team from the group participating in the Relegation Round.
Don Hay to coach Canada U18 at WJC
Hockey Canada announces that Don Hay, head coach of the WHL's Vancouver Giants, will be the head coach of Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, April 18-28 in Sochi, Russia.
Hockey Canada also announced that Jody Hull, head coach of the OHL's Peterborough Petes, and Yves Sarault have been named assistant coaches.
Latvia finalize roster for U18 IHWC
Latvian coach Leonīds Tambijevs announces the final cuts in roster for upcoming WJC U18 in Czech Republic: defenders Krists Apsītis (HS Rīga/Prizma) and Kristaps Bazevičs (Alaska Avalanche, USA) and forwards Filips Plostnieks (HS Rīga/Prizma), Edgars Homjakovs (Liepājas Metalurgs2),Rūdolfs Pētersons (HK Rīga95) and Roberts Šmits (Select Hockey Academy, USA) won't travel to Znojmo.
Latvia played two preparation games, winning 3-2so against Liepaja Metalurgs U18 and loosing 5-6so against HK Riga(10 Apr 2012)
Canada names U18 coaches
Hockey Canada announced Sunday that Jesse Wallin, head coach and general manager of the WHL's Red Deer Rebels, will be the head coach of Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team for the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship in Czech Republic.
Gordie Dwyer and Todd Gill were named assistant coaches.(18 Mar 2012)
Klaipeda bid for 2013 U18 IHWC
Lithuanian city of Klaipeda will officially submit a bid to host 2013 U18 Division I IHWC, as announced by Lithuanian Federation President Petras Nauseda. "Klaipeda has a new arena and good hockey tradition. So we want take the opportunity to offer the city a high-level competition, which will interest not only the Klaipeda region, but all Lithuanian sport fans."(09 Mar 2012)
- Youngest player: Robert Nilsson (16 years)
- Oldest player: Petr Domin (18 years)
- Shortest player: Marco Gruber (170 cm)
- Tallest player: Evgeny Artyukhin (196 cm)
- Nationalities: Czech Republic (22), Finland (22), Germany (22), Norway (22), Russia (22), Switzerland (22), Slovakia (23), Sweden (22), Ukraine (22), USA (22)