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    2011 World U18 Championship Div. IA - Riga, Latvia, 11-17.Apr.

    Great Britain
    Hungary
    Italy
    Japan *Withdrew: Natural disaster
    Kazakhstan
    Latvia

    Arēna Rīga, capacity: 10,300


    Tournament schedule
    DateHome TeamAway TeamTimeVenue
    4/11 Kazakhstan Hungary 16:30 Arēna Rīga
    4/11 Italy Latvia 20:00Arēna Rīga
    4/12 Hungary Great Britain 16:30Arēna Rīga
    4/12 Latvia Kazakhstan 20:00Arēna Rīga
    4/14 Italy Kazakhstan 16:30Arēna Rīga
    4/14 Latvia Great Britain 20:00 Arēna Rīga
    4/15 Hungary Italy 16:30Arēna Rīga
    4/15 Kazakhstan Great Britain 20:00Arēna Rīga
    4/17 Great Britain Italy 16:30Arēna Rīga
    4/17 Latvia Hungary 20:00Arēna Rīga
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    Latvia Latvian preliminary roster

    Goalkeepers
    Rihards Cimermanis (SK Rīga)
    Nils Grīnfogels (SK Rīga)
    Elvis Merzļikins (HC Lugano/Switzerland)

    Defenders
    Kristaps Bazevičs (HC Lidingo Vikings/Sweden)
    Ansis Brikainis (HK Prizma)
    Jānis Eisaks (SK Rīga)
    Matīss Gelažis (Graz 99ers/Austria)
    Rūdolfs Kalvītis (Shattuck-St.Marys AAA/USA)
    Krišs Lipsbergs (HK Rīga)
    Mārcis Martinsons (EHC Dubendorf/Switzerland)
    Kristaps Nīmanis (Vaasa Sport/Finland)
    Edgars Siksna (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Patriks Škuratovs (SK Rīga)
    Pauls Zvirbulis (HK Rīga)

    Forwards
    Toms Andersons (EHC Sensec Future/Switzerland)
    Artūrs Birstiņš (SC Riesersee/Germany)
    Teodors Bļugers (Shattuck-St.Marys AAA/USA)
    Artjoms Dašutins (Dynamo Moscow/Russia)
    Valters Freijs (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Zemgus Girgensons (Dubuque Fighting Saints/USA)
    Pauls Hodzko (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Nikolajs Jeļisejevs (SK Rīga)
    Regnārs Kaļinovskis (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Ričards Kondrāts (SK Rīga)
    Edgars Kurmis (HK Rīga)
    Artūrs Kuzmenkovs (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Edgars Kļaviņš (HC Lidingo Vikings/Sweden)
    Roberts Lipsbergs (SK Rīga)
    Lauris Rancevs (SK Rīga)
    Rinalds Rautenšilds (SK Rīga)
    Kristaps Riekstiņš (HC Lidingo Vikings/Sweden)
    Andris Siksnis (SK Rīga)
    Dāvis Sprukts (Sisec Hockey Team AAA/Canada)
    Juris Zandovskis (HC Fribourg-Gotteron/Switzerland)
    Juris Ziemiņš (HK Rīga)

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    I have a feeling that Arena would be very empty in most of the matches. 10300 is big, big number for U18 division I championship.
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    Hungary Hungarian Preliminary Roster

    Goaltenders:
    Oliver Agoston (1994), Wiener Eislowen (AUT)
    Jozsef Pleszkan (1993), Ferencvaros
    Adam Vay (1994), Szekesfehervar

    Defensemen:
    Balint Arkovics (1993), Szekesfehervar
    Bence Dorok (1995), Budapest Stars
    Adam Garbacz (1994) Ujpest
    Marton Inglis (1993), Vasas Budapest
    Gergely Korbuly (1994), Alingsas (SWE)
    Balazs Kukucska (1993), Ujpest
    Mate Levai (1993), Vasas Budapest
    Erik Magosi (1994), Dunaferr-FTC
    Ciprian Postas (1994), Vasas Budapest
    Attila Reiter (1994), Szekesfehervar
    Matyas Vojtko (1993), Harrington College (CAN)
    Mark Yfanditisz (1993), Vasas Budapest

    Forwards:
    Robert Domotor (1993), Ujpest
    Krisztian Dosa (1994), Szekesfehervar
    Zalan Fliszar (1994), Vasas Budapest
    Peter Gagyor (1994), Vasas Budapest
    Richard Hardi (1993), Vasas Budapest
    Kristof Hentes (1993), GCK Lions (SUI)
    Ferenc Kocsis (1995), Nacka (SWE)
    Aron Konczei (1994), Debrecen
    Daniel Kozma (1994), Alingsas (SWE)
    Mark Miskolczi (1993), Debrecen
    Krisztian Nagy (1994), Turku (FIN)
    Benjamin Nemes (1993), Djurgarden (SWE)
    Tamas Odry (1993), Bradford (CAN)
    Laszlo Rito (1994), Debrecen
    Balazs Sebok (1994), Karpat (FIN)
    Gergo Toth (1993), Szekesfehervar
    Peter Vincze (1995), Szekesfehervar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pršljen View Post
    I have a feeling that Arena would be very empty in most of the matches. 10300 is big, big number for U18 division I championship.
    It would be anywhere else, but this is RIGA, LATVIA.
    They managed to pack 7500 into Arena a few years back for a U18 game against Norway, and averaged well over 5000 per Team Latvia game in the U20 that same year (2008).
    They'll do fine with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steigs View Post
    It would be anywhere else, but this is RIGA, LATVIA.
    They managed to pack 7500 into Arena a few years back for a U18 game against Norway, and averaged well over 5000 per Team Latvia game in the U20 that same year (2008).
    They'll do fine with it.
    I'd say depends on what the tickets will cost. That was pre-Dinamo time when people went basically only to NT games, no matter if it was U20, U18 or the big team. Now, with all the economic crisis and Dinamo I dunno... Plus in this tournament there is no clear "rival" for Latvia. We should drive over all these teams and go to the Elite but... will that happen? :D

    Though I still think the attendance figures will be ok.

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    I figure you'll be looking at a couple thousand for Latvia games, like the U18 from '08.

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    IIHF:
    "Play the 2011 WMIA, WM18IA, and WWI Championships without Japan, relegating the participating team that finishes in 5th place of the respective Championship Division and promoting the team that qualifies to promote from Division II, applying the corresponding IIHF Sport Regulations.
    Maintain the same seeding position for Japan to participate in the same IIHF Championship Division for the 2012 season"

    Damned unfair in such a dense situation.

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    As long as the IIHF has some guideline to what qualifies for a country maintaining Division status then Im fine with the ruling, though I wont be surprised if the relegated country gets upset about it.
    Plus it would keep the competitive balance, I would be willing to bet the Division II womens tournament in Caen with DPR withdrawing will be a little boring with every country knowing they are safe they dont have to worry about much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiraly View Post
    Kristof Hentes (1993), GCK Lions (SUI)
    Will not be participating due to injury.

    I think without Hentes, this young Hungarian team will find it even more challenging to remain in Division I this year....


    ....should there be no divisional format changes.

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    Latvia Latvia final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Rihards Cimmermanis (SK Rīga)
    Elvis Merzļikins (HC Lugano)

    Defenders
    Ansis Brikainis (HK Prizma/Pārdaugava)
    Matīss Gelažis (EC Graz99)
    Rūdolfs Kalvītis (Shatuck St-Marys)
    Krišs Lipsbergs (SK Rīga)
    Kristaps Nīmanis (Vaasa Sport)
    Edgars Siksna (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Sandis Šostaks (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Pauls Zvirbulis (SK Rīga)

    Forwards
    Toms Andersons (EHC Sensec Future)
    Artūrs Birstiņš (SC Riesersee)
    Teodors Bļugers (Shatuck St-Marys AAA)
    Artjoms Dašutins (Sherif)
    Pauls Hodzko (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Nikolajs Jeļisejevs (SK Rīga)
    Edgars Kļaviņš (HC Lidingo Vikings)
    Edgars Kurmis (SK Rīga)
    Artūrs Kuzmenkovs (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Roberts Lipsbergs (SK Rīga)
    Lauris Rancevs (SK Rīga)
    Juris Ziemiņš (SK Rīga)

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    Great Britain roster for the Championships:

    Netminders:
    Benjamin Hunt (Telford Tigers) [1993]
    Brandon Stones (Sheffield Steelers/Sheffield Steelhawks) [1993]

    Defencemen:
    Jamie Chilcott (Ontario Hockey Academy) [1993]
    David Clements (Notre Dame School) (Former Blaze Junior) [1994]
    Aidan Fulton (Solway Sharks) [1993]
    Aaron Greger (Fife Flyers) [1993]
    James Griffin (Swindon Wildcats) [1993]
    Paul Swindlehurst (Ontario Hockey Academy) [1993]
    James Warman (Telford Tigers) [1993]
    Shaun Wild (Sheffield Spartans) [1993]

    Forwards:
    Callum Bowley (Nottingham Leopards) [1993]
    Luke Brittle (Telford Tigers) [1993]
    Aaron Connolly (Chelmsford Chieftains) [1993]
    Luke Ferrara (Peterborough Phantoms) [1993]
    Adam Harding (California Titans) [1993]
    Elliot Knell (Sheffield Spartans) [1994]
    Alexander Lawson (Newcastle Vipers) [1993]
    Andrew Melachrino (Chelmsford Chieftains) [1993]
    Thomas Soar (Nottingham Leopards) [1993]
    Loris Taylor (Swindon Wildcats) [1993]
    Jack Watkins (Telford Tigers) [1993]
    William Weldon (Nottingham Leopards) [1993]
    Michael Whillock (Oxford City Stars) [1993]


    I like the look of this GB roster. Quite a few players were present in the Under-20's side that did so well in Belarus (albeit, we do not have a keeper of the quality of Bowns).

    Players to watch?

    I think the stand out forwards at this age group coming through are the Nottingham trio of Bowley, Soar and Weldon, who have averaged six points per game in the Under 18 Junior league in the UK. James Griffin is also one of the best up and coming British defencemen, already playing top line minutes in the EPIHL this season for the Swindon Wildcats.

    I imagine that it will be Hunt who goes into this tournament as the starting goaltender for Great Britain, but as mentioned earlier, I won't be expecting Bowns' like performances from him.

    With what I'm assuming to be the fear of relegation off of the backs of the lads, they can just go out and prove to the rest of the world that GB hockey is on the rise, and if they can pick up a win or two, that would be brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHKStarkovs View Post
    Goalkeepers
    Rihards Cimmermanis (SK Rīga)
    Elvis Merzļikins (HC Lugano)

    Defenders
    Ansis Brikainis (HK Prizma/Pārdaugava)
    Matīss Gelažis (EC Graz99)
    Rūdolfs Kalvītis (Shatuck St-Marys)
    Krišs Lipsbergs (SK Rīga)
    Kristaps Nīmanis (Vaasa Sport)
    Edgars Siksna (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Sandis Šostaks (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Pauls Zvirbulis (SK Rīga)

    Forwards
    Toms Andersons (EHC Sensec Future)
    Artūrs Birstiņš (SC Riesersee)
    Teodors Bļugers (Shatuck St-Marys AAA)
    Artjoms Dašutins (Sherif)
    Pauls Hodzko (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Nikolajs Jeļisejevs (SK Rīga)
    Edgars Kļaviņš (HC Lidingo Vikings)
    Edgars Kurmis (SK Rīga)
    Artūrs Kuzmenkovs (SK Liepājas metalurgs)
    Roberts Lipsbergs (SK Rīga)
    Lauris Rancevs (SK Rīga)
    Juris Ziemiņš (SK Rīga)
    do they have not played twice against BLR??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    do they have not played twice against BLR??
    Nope, just one game (the only test game before the championship )
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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post
    Nope, just one game (the only test game before the championship )
    was the score 3:1 for LAT U18? I mean, I saw it on a page..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    was the score 3:1 for LAT U18? I mean, I saw it on a page..
    Yup. Latvian goals by Andersons (2) and Kļaviņš.
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    Hungary Hungary final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Jozsef Pleszkan (FTC Amazonok)
    Adam Vay (Sapa Fehervar)

    Defenders
    Balint Arkovics (Sapa Fehervar)
    Bence Dorok (Vasas Budapest)
    Gergely Korbuly (Alingsas Hockey)
    Ciprian Postas (Vasas Budapest)
    Attila Reiter (Sapa Fehervar)
    Matyas Vojtko (Harrington College)
    Mark Yfantidis (Vasas Budapest)

    Forwards
    Robert Domotor (UTE Budapest)
    Krisztian Dosa (Sapa Fehervar)
    Zalan Fliszar (Sapa Fehervar)
    Peter Gagyor (Vasas Budapest)
    Richard Hardi (Vasas Budapest)
    Ference Kocsis (Nacka HK)
    Aron Konczei (Debrecen HC)
    Krisztian Nagy (TuTo Turku)
    Benjamin Nemes (Djurgarden Stockholm)
    Tamas Odry (Bradford Rattlers)
    Laszlo Rito (Miskolci JJSE)
    Balazs Sebok (Karpat Oulu)
    Peter Vincze (Sapa Fehervar)

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    Italy Italy final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Giancarlo Kostner (HC Gherdeina)
    Gianluca Vallini (EV Bozen)

    Defenders
    Lorenzo Casetti (EV Bozen)
    Danny Elliscasis (Pustertal Bruneck)
    Daniel Glira (Pustertal Bruneck)
    Federico Lacedelli (SG Cortina)
    Michael Messner (Starbulls Rosenheim)
    Ruben Rampazzo (ESV Kaufbeuren)
    Alex Trivellato (Eisbaren Berlin)

    Forwards
    Raphael Andergassen (SV Kaltern)
    Marcello Borghi (Green Mountain Glades Williston)
    Martin Castlunger (SHC Fassa)
    Daniel Frank (Red Bull Salzburg)
    Alex Frei (SV Kaltern)
    Luca Frigo (HC Valpellice)
    Davide Gilli (Calgary Royals)
    Peter Hochkofler (Red Bull Salzburg)
    Benno Obermair (Pustertal Bruneck)
    Jan Pavlu (Adler Mannheim)
    Michele Stevan (HC Asiago)
    Michael Sullmann Pilser (Notre Dame College)
    Patrick Tormen (Alleghe Hockey)

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    Kazakhstan Kazakhstan final roster

    Goalkeepers
    Nikita Prokhodov (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Roman Shtefan (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)

    Defenders
    Vyacheslav Borisov (Barys Astana)
    Artyom Grachyov (Barys Astana)
    Pavel Grigoriev (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Vitali Ignatiev (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Daniar Kairov (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Andrei Kurachyov (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Ruslan Kursakbayev (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Sergei Odintsov (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Yevgeni Yevseyev (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Alexander Polyakov (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)

    Forwards
    Artyom Antipov (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Askhat Baubekov (Barys Astana)
    Vladislav Belan (Barys Astana)
    Gleb Drozdov (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Nurlan Kabiev (Barys Astana)
    Alexander Kalyuzhnii (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Alexei Kolpakov (Torpedo Ust-Kamengorsk)
    Azal Mambetaliev (Barys Astana)
    Anton Sagadeyev (Barys Astana)
    Yesmukhanbet Tolepbergen (Barys Astana)

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    Day 1-Game 1

    Kazakhstan - Hungary 3:2/OT (0:1, 1:1, 1:0, 1:0)
    0:1 - 14.52 Mark Yfantidis (Nemes) PP1
    0:2 - 25.46 Robert Domotor (Konczei, Dosa)
    1:2 - 30.53 Daniar Kairov (Kalyuzhnii) PP1
    2:2 - 56.42 Nurlan Kabiev (Grigoriev, Tolepbergen)
    3:2 - 63.39 Anton Sagadeyev SH1
    PIM: 5x2 - 6x2 SOG: 43-25 Att: 215
    Ref: Bjork Tobias (Swe) Linesmen: Jucers Raivis (Lat), Orolin Tomas (Svk)
    Goalkeepers: Roman Shtefan 23/25 - Jozsef Pleszkan 40/43
    KAZ: Stefan Roman; Borisov Vyacheslav +C, Grachyov Artyom, Mambetaliev Azal, Baubekov Askhat, Sagadeyev Anton, Kurachyob Andrei, Ignatiev Vitali, Belan Vladislav, Tolepbergen Yesmukhanbet, Kabiev Nurlan, Grigoriev Pavel, Odintsov Sergei, Yevseyev Yevgeni +A, Kolpakov Alexei, Antipov Artyom +A, Kairov Daniar, Kursakbayev Ruslan, Polyakov Alexander, Kalyuzhnii Alexander, Drozdov Gleb
    HUN: Pleszkan Jozsef; Yfantidis Mark, Vojtko Matyas, Hardi Richard, Nemes Benjamin +C, Odry Tamas, Dorok Bencer, Korbuly Gergely +A, Sebok Balazs +A, Konczei Aron, Fliszar Zalan, Arkovics Balint, Reiter Attila, Dosa Krisztian, Gagyor Peter, Nagy Krisztian, Postas Ciprian, Domotor Robert, Kocsis Ferenc, Rito Laszlo, Vincze Peter

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    If the Hungarians are the weakest team in the group then the Kazakhs are weaker than normal. There are hardly any 1993-born players from Ust-Kamenogorsk which could be a give away.

    I also wonder how come no players born 1995 are on the team as that age group is strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrik View Post
    If the Hungarians are the weakest team in the group then the Kazakhs are weaker than normal. There are hardly any 1993-born players from Ust-Kamenogorsk which could be a give away.

    I also wonder how come no players born 1995 are on the team as that age group is strong.
    Since most of the 1993-players are from Barys Astana, is it not a sign that Astana is becoming a new hotbed of Kazakh hockey? Then again, from the other angle, its a bit worrying that there aren't many 1994-players from Barys.
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    Day 1-Game 2

    Italy - Latvia 0:3 (0:0, 0:2, 0:1)
    0:1 - 29.15 Roberts Lipsbergs (Siksna) PP1
    0:2 - 33.59 Artūrs Birstiņš (Ziemiņš)
    0:3 - 58.59 Roberts Lipsbergs(2) (Kļaviņš)
    PIM: 6x2 - 6x2 SOG: 33-36 Att: 1243
    Ref: Hodek Pavel (Cze) Linesmen: Sazonov Ivan (Rus), Sormunen Hannu (Fin)
    Goalkeepers: Gianluca Vallini 33/36 - Elvis Merzļikins 33/33
    ITA: Vallini Gianluca; Rampazzo Ruben, Trivellato Alex +C, Frigo Luca +A, Stevan Michele +A, Borghi Marcello, Casetti Lorenzo, Glira Daniel, Andergassen Raphael, Frei Alex, Sullmann Pilser Michael, Lacedelli Federico, Messner Michael, Hochkofler Peter, Frank Daniel, Pavlu Jan, Elliscasis Danny, Tormen Patrick, Gilli Davide, Castlunger Martin, Obermair Benno
    LAT: Merzļikins Elvis; Nīmanis Kristaps +C, Siksna Edgars, Kļaviņš Edgars, Lipsbergs Roberts, Andersons Toms +A, Kalvītis Rūdolfs, Brikainis Ansis, Dašutins Artjoms, Jeļisejevs Nikolajs, Bļugers Teodors, Zvirbulis Pauls, Gelažis Matīss, Kurmis Edgars, Ziemiņš Juris, Birstiņš Artūrs, Šostaks Sandis, Lipsbergs Krišs +A, Rancevs Lauris, Kuzmenkovs Artūrs, Hodzko Pauls

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    I really hope that Italy was the best team that Latvia has to face this tournament. Latvia was better when it came to individual skill and goaltending but the team-play was pretty awful. I guess the lack of preparation games showed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trim View Post
    Since most of the 1993-players are from Barys Astana, is it not a sign that Astana is becoming a new hotbed of Kazakh hockey? Then again, from the other angle, its a bit worrying that there aren't many 1994-players from Barys.
    Those players are from Karaganda/Temirtau. It seems like there is a very inconsistent output of talents from that area. The '95 group is very strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post
    I really hope that Italy was the best team that Latvia has to face this tournament. Latvia was better when it came to individual skill and goaltending but the team-play was pretty awful. I guess the lack of preparation games showed.
    I don't think we faced the best team yet, but I don't think it matters a one bit. We probably played our worst game of the tournament because we looked disjointed. Kurmis, Merzlikins, Bļugers were the best players today on our team.

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    I read that Latvia - Kazakhstan must play two friendly games before champ but can't find resukts anybody know results of this games ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamerer View Post
    I read that Latvia - Kazakhstan must play two friendly games before champ but can't find resukts anybody know results of this games ?
    The only exhibition game Latvian U-18 held was against Belarus. No Lat-Kaz games were held.
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    Day 2-Game 3

    Hungary - Great Britain 7:3 (3:0, 2:1, 2:2)
    1:0 - 01.26 Benjamin Nemes
    2:0 - 06.27 Richard Hardi (Nemes) PP1
    3:0 - 15.05 Balazs Sebok (Rito, Konczei) PP1
    4:0 - 23.46 Peter Vincze (Odry, Kocsis)
    4:1 - 29.24 Andrew Melachrino (Brittle) SH1
    5:1 - 34.23 Robert Domotor (Nemes, Hardi) PP1
    6:1 - 43.32 Richard Hardi (Reiter, Arkovics) PP1
    6:2 - 48.04 Aaron Connolly (Ferrara, Swindlehurst) PP1
    6:3 - 52.06 Thomas Soar (Harding) PP1
    7:3 - 56.00 Benjamin Nemes(2) (Vojtko, Hardi) PP1
    PIM: 6x2 - 7x2+2x10+1x25 SOG: 33-27 Att: 203
    Ref: Bourreau Alexandre (Fra) Linesmen: Jucers Raivis (Lat), Korsaks Andrejs (Lat)
    Goalkeepers: Adam Vay 24/27 - Benjamin Hunt 10/14 (Brandon Stones 16/19)
    HUN: Vay Adam; Arkovics Balint, Reiter Attila, Sebok Balazs +A, Rito Laszlo, Konczei Aron, Yfantidis Mark, Vojtko Matyas, Hardi Richard, Nemes Benjamin +C, Nagy Krisztian, Korbuly Gergely +A, Domotor Robert, Dosa Krisztian, Gagyor Peter, Fliszar Zalan, Postas Ciprian, Dorok Bence, Kocsis Ference, Odry Tamas, Vincze Peter
    GBR: Hunt Benjamin (36.14 Stones Brandon); Swindlehurst Paul, Chilcott Jamie, Ferrara Luke +A, Connolly Aaron, Watkins Jack +A, Clements David, Griffin James +C, Soar Thomas, Bowley Callum, Weldon William, Fulton Aidan, Wild Shaun, Brittle Luke, Whillock Michael, Melachrino Andrew, Greger Aaron, Warman James, Lawson Alexander, Harding Adam, Knell Elliot

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    Day 2-Game 4

    Latvia - Kazakhstan 8:1 (3:0, 1:0, 4:1)
    1:0 - 02.50 Krišs Lipsbergs (Kuzmenkovs) PP1
    2:0 - 14.35 Teodors Bļugers (Brikainis, Dašutins)
    3:0 - 19.59 Edgars Kļaviņš (Andersons, Nīmanis)
    4:0 - 38.09 Roberts Lipsbergs (Andersons, Kļaviņš)
    5:0 - 46.03 Artjoms Dašutins (Bļugers, Brikainis) PP1
    6:0 - 49.02 Juris Ziemiņš (Birstiņš, Kurmis)
    7:0 - 51.12 Lauris Rancevs (K.Lipsbergs, Kuzmenkovs)
    7:1 - 52.18 Azal Mambetaliev (Sagadeyev)
    8:1 - 58.55 Lauris Rancevs(2) (Hodzko, Kuzmenkovs)
    PIM: 8x2 - 7x2+1x10 SOG: 41-15 Att: 1545
    Ref: Salonen Anssi (Fin) Linesmen: Orolin Tomas (Svk), Thoeger-Andresen Kai Gunnar (Nor)
    Goalkeepers: Rihards Cimermanis 14/15 - Nikita Prokhodov 9/12 (Roman Shtefan 24/29)
    LAT: Cimermanis Rihards; Nīmanis Kristaps +C, Siksna Edgars, Kļaviņš Edgars, Lipsbergs Roberts, Andersons Toms +A, Kalvītis Rūdolfs, Brikainis Ansis, Dašutins Artjoms, Jeļisejevs Nikolajs, Bļugers Teodors, Zvirbulis Pauls, Gelažis Matīss, Kurmis Edgars, Ziemiņš Juris, Birstiņš Artūrs, Šostaks Sandis, Lipsbergs Krišs +A, Rancevs Lauris, Kuzmenkovs Artūrs, Hodzko Pauls
    KAZ: Prokhodov Nikita (40.00 Shtefan Roman); Borisov Vyacheslav +C, Grachyov Artyom, Mambetaliev Azal, Baubekov Askhat, Sagadeyev Anton, Kurachyov Andei, Ignatiev Vitali, Belan Vladislav, Tolepbergen Yesmukhanbet, Kabiev Nurlan, Grigoriev Pavel, Odintsov Sergei, Yevseyev Yevgeni +A, Kolpakov Alexei, Antipov Artyom +A, Kairov Daniar, Kursakbayev Ruslan, Polyakov Alexander, Kalyuzhnii Alexander, Drozdov Gleb

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    We have our very own Patrick Kane impersonator - Teodors Blugers. Can't keep his damn mouthguard in his mouth. Though he is our best player on ice so I'll forgive him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz View Post
    We have our very own Patrick Kane impersonator - Teodors Blugers. Can't keep his damn mouthguard in his mouth. Though he is our best player on ice so I'll forgive him.
    Lol, yeah, I've been laughing about that all the time. What if he drops it in his face guard and can't get it in his mouth on time? Imagine running with that thing jumping up and down across your face

    And yes, he is really noticeable on the ice. Just like Kurmis's speed. That guy has some really fast pair of legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post
    Lol, yeah, I've been laughing about that all the time. What if he drops it in his face guard and can't get it in his mouth on time? Imagine running with that thing jumping up and down across your face

    And yes, he is really noticeable on the ice. Just like Kurmis's speed. That guy has some really fast pair of legs.
    Haha I cant stand it everytime the camera goes on him, I would laugh so much if he drops it and it bouncing around infront of him. Really hoping he grows out of it and keeps it in his mouth, unless he actually turns into the caliber of Kane, then perhaps I could forgive him.

    Kurmis has been most noticeable for me with the amount of chances he gets from his speed, now if only he could finish...or atleast set somebody else up to finish.

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    Forgot to note that Cimmermanis is a poor goalie he relies too much on his butterfly style alone. Italians could of won yesterday if he was chosen to play against them. Thank God, Kazakhs couldn't pick their spot. Though good penalty-shot save. - the only occasion when he didn't go down on his knees too early. Merzlikins is clear number one.

    Kurmis is all speed, but, as you already noted, no real skill/end product, but sadly that's enough to be one of our brightest prospects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz View Post
    Kurmis is all speed, but, as you already noted, no real skill/end product, but sadly that's enough to be one of our brightest prospects.
    From 93 maybe but I'd say 1994 R.Lipsbergs, Bļugers and the brightest prospect that doesn't play for us here are much bigger and brighter prospects than Kurmis. And, after all, Kurmis for all his speed has only 1 assist in 2 games played...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusher View Post
    From 93 maybe but I'd say 1994 R.Lipsbergs, Bļugers and the brightest prospect that doesn't play for us here are much bigger and brighter prospects than Kurmis. And, after all, Kurmis for all his speed has only 1 assist in 2 games played...
    R. Lipsbergs besides ending up with 3 goals hasn't showed enough to be considered anything special or at least better than the rest of the pack.

    But I have a better question - is it me or Kalvitis really shouldn't be anywhere near our U18 roster?

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    This is so great, it deserves its own post.

    Someone on PP was actually screening a goalie. I repeat a Latvian player was standing in front of goalie and obstructing goalies vision. I don't know if it is a self-iniciative of a player, either way it was amazing to witness.

    Anyway, the person responsible for this action should be hired by Dinamo immediately, if it is coach Miluns - hats of to you, finally a coach with some common sense. Now we only need someone, who can force our defenceman to make first-time shots from blue-line and we might have working powerplay on our hands in foreseeable future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz View Post
    But I have a better question - is it me or Kalvitis really shouldn't be anywhere near our U18 roster?
    I think if you forget his last name he doesn't really stand out from the crowd. IMO the defenders that stand out are Zvirbulis, Nīmanis and Siksna. Others (including Kalvītis) about the same level. Kalvītis doesn't stand out but doesn't fall out of the game either.

    Actually yesterday was the first time in a long long time when I heard words "good job" and "Kalvītis" in the same sentence
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    Quote Originally Posted by itry View Post
    I think if you forget his last name he doesn't really stand out from the crowd. IMO the defenders that stand out are Zvirbulis, Nīmanis and Siksna. Others (including Kalvītis) about the same level. Kalvītis doesn't stand out but doesn't fall out of the game either.

    Actually yesterday was the first time in a long long time when I heard words "good job" and "Kalvītis" in the same sentence
    It means nothing when the compliment comes from an incompetent former tennis player.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oz View Post
    It means nothing when the compliment comes from an incompetent former tennis player.
    :D:D:D
    Oh you gotta love that guy...

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    Day 3-Game 5

    Italy - Kazakhstan 4:2 (2:0, 1:1, 1:1)
    1:0 - 15.23 Benno Obermair
    2:0 - 17.43 Alex Frei (Borghi, Rampazzo) PP2
    2:1 - 26.32 Alexei Kolpakov SH1
    3:1 - 34.51 Marcello Borghi (Messner)
    3:2 - 56.33 Azal Mambetaliev (Tolepbergen, Yevseyev) PP1
    4:2 - 57.41 Luca Frigo (Trivellato, Frei)
    PIM: 7x2 - 6x2 SOG: 41-25 Att: 231
    Ref: Bourreau Alexandre (Fra) Linesmen: Korsaks Andrejs (Lat), Sazonov Ivan (Rus)
    Goalkeepers: Gianluca Vallini 23/25 - Roman Shtefan 37/41
    ITA: Vallini Gianluca; Rampazzo Ruben, Trivellato Alex +C, Frigo Luca +A, Stevan Michele, Frei Alex +A, Glira Daniel, Elliscasis Danny, Andergassen Raphael, Sullmann Pilser Michael, Castlunger Martin, Casetti Lorenzo, Messner Michael, Hochkofler Peter, Frank Daniel, Pavlu Jan, Lacedelli Federico, Tormen Patrick, Gilli Davide, Obermair Benno, Borghi Marcello
    KAZ: Shtefan Roman; Borisov Vyacheslav +C, Grachyov Artyom +A, Mambetaliev Azal, Baubekov Askhat, Sagadeyev Anton, Kurachyov Andrei, Ignatiev Vitali, Belan Vladislav, Tolepbergen Yesmukhanbet, Kaviev Nurlan, Grigoriev Pavel, Odintsov Sergei, Yevseyev Yevgeni +A, Kolpakov Alexei, Antipov Artyom, Kairov Daniar, Kursakbayev Ruslan, Polyakov Alexander, Kalyuzhnii Alexander, Drozdov Gleb

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    Day 3-Game 6

    Latvia - Great Britain 5:1 (1:0, 3:0, 1:1)
    1:0 - 08.02 Teodors Bļugers (Jeļisejevs) SH1
    2:0 - 22.41 Pauls Hodzko (Kuzmenkovs)
    3:0 - 32.28 Kristaps Nīmanis (Kļaviņš)
    4:0 - 32.54 Pauls Zvirbulis (Ziemiņš, Kurmis)
    5:0 - 53.57 Artūrs Kuzmenkovs (Rancevs)
    5:1 - 54.19 Adam Harding (Whillock)
    PIM: 6x2 - 10x2 SOG: 47-12 Att: 1863
    Ref: Hodek Pavel (Cze) Linesmen: Sormunen Hannu (Fin), Thoeger-Andresen Kai Gunnar (Nor)
    Goalkeepers: Elvis Merzļikins 11/12 - Brandon Stones 42/47
    LAT: Merzļikins Elvis; Nīmanis Kristaps +C, Siksna Edgars, Kļaviņš Edgars, Lipsbergs Roberts, Andersons Toms +A, Kalvītis Rūdolfs, Brikainis Ansis, Dašutins Artjoms, Jeļisejevs Nikolajs, Bļugers Teodors, Zvirbulis Pauls, Gelažis Matīss, Kurmis Edgars, Ziemiņš Juris, Birstiņš Artūrs, Šostaks Sandis, Lipsbergs Krišs +A, Rancevs Lauris, Kuzmenkovs Artūrs, Hodzko Pauls
    GBR: Stones Brandon; Swindlehurst Paul, Chilcott Jamie +C, Ferrara Luke +A, Bowley Callum, Connolly Aaron, Clements David, Wild Shaun, Soar Thomas, Whillock Michael, Watkins Jack +A, Fulton Aidan, Warman James, Brittle Luke, Melachrino Andrew, Weldon William, Greger Aaron, Lawson Alexander, Harding Adam, Knell Elliot

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    Better performance for GB, but they really need to cut down on the penalties (as usual in international competition).

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    Thanks to Italian win over Hungary, Latvia has gained promotion back to Elite Division.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHKStarkovs View Post
    Thanks to Italian win over Hungary, Latvia has gained promotion back to Elite Division.
    Nothing surprising actually, judging by other results it seemed like Italians would have no real problems against Hungary.

    But we're back in the elite, where we should be!

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    Day 4-Game 7

    Hungary - Italy 1:5 (0:1, 1:2, 0:2)
    0:1 - 18.40 Marcello Borghi (Stevan)
    0:2 - 20.46 Michael Sullmann Pilser (Frei)
    0:3 - 29.42 Michael Sullmann Pilser(2) (Glira, Frei) PP1
    1:3 - 30.51 Laszlo Rito (Sebok)
    1:4 - 43.42 Jan Pavlu (Hochkofler)
    1:5 - 47.56 Luca Frigo (Castlunger, Stevan)
    PIM: 7x2 - 5x2 SOG: 17-33 Att: 221
    Ref: Salonen Anssi (Fin) Linesmen: Jucers Raivis (Lat), Orolin Tomas (Svk)
    Goalkeepers: Jozsef Pleszkan 28/33 - Giancarlo Kostner 16/17
    HUN: Pleszkan Jozsef; Korbuly Gergely +A, Domotor Robert, Kocsis Ferenc, Sebok Balazs +A, Rito Laszlo, Yfantidis Mark, Vojtko Matyas, Hardi Richard, Nemes Benjamin +C, Nagy Krisztian, Arkovics Balint, Reiter Attila, Dosa Krisztian, Gagyor Peter, Fliszar Zalan, Postas Ciprian, Dorok Bence, Odry Tamas, Vincze Peter
    ITA: Kostner Giancarlo; Glira Daniel, Elliscasis Danny, Andergassen Raphael, Frei Alex +A, Sullmann Pilser Michael, Rampazzo Ruben, Trivellato Alex +C, Frigo Luca +A, Stevan Michele, Borghi Marcello, Casetti Lorenzo, Messner Michael, Tormen Patrick, Castlunger Martin, Obermair Benno, Lacedelli Federico, Hochkofler Peter, Gilli Davide, Frank Daniel, Pavlu Jan

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    Unless there is a miracle in the second and third periods Kazakhstan are relegated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrik View Post
    Unless there is a miracle in the second and third periods Kazakhstan are relegated.
    By seeing both (Kaz and GBR) teams play, my favorite for this game was GBR as they had a lot more solid team and a lot better defense. So this comes as no surprise to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredrik View Post
    Unless there is a miracle in the second and third periods Kazakhstan are relegated.
    Looks like the Big Guy upstairs may be providing one...

    ...6-4 for the Kazakhs in the third.

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    Yeah, impressive turnaround by the Kazakhs.

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