2008 IIHF World Championship

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2008 IIHF World Championship
2008 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
DatesMay 2–18
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Gold medal blank.svg Flag of Russia.svg  Russia (2nd title)
Runner-up  Silver medal blank.svg Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Third place  Bronze medal blank.svg Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Fourth placeFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played54
Goals scored357 (6.61 per match)
Attendance477,040 (8,834 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dany Heatley
(20 points)
MVP Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dany Heatley
2007
2009
A 2008 Russian stamp commemorating the championship team Russia stamp no. 1285 - 2008 IIHF World Champions.jpg
A 2008 Russian stamp commemorating the championship team

The 2008 IIHF World Championship was played between May 2 and May 18, 2008 in the Canadian cities of Halifax (Nova Scotia) and Quebec City (Quebec). The two venues were the Halifax Metro Centre and the Colisée Pepsi. The tournament was won by Russia which claimed its first gold medal since 1993.

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It was the 72nd IIHF World Championship event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It was the first time the final tournament is held in a non-European country since 1962, when it was held in Colorado, USA. The IIHF wanted to celebrate the federation's 100th anniversary by holding the tournament in the country where ice hockey was born. The tournament was also included as part of the celebrations of Quebec City's 400th anniversary.

The tournament featured many countries' elite stars, as it served as the last and most important stage in selecting nine automatic qualifiers for the men's hockey competition at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a process that uses the IIHF World Ranking standings after the tournament. [1]

On May 8, 2007, the IIHF announced it "will also formalize the Triple Gold Club by awarding commemorative medals to the 19 players who have won the three most prestigious championships in world hockey: Olympic gold, Stanley Cup, and World Championship gold. The ceremony will take place in Canada during the 2008 World Championship." [2]

There were two changes in the format compared to earlier years. Because of the distance between Halifax and Quebec City, the quarter-finals were played within the group, instead of crossing over which has happened since 2000. The relegation round was different too, as it consisted of two best-of-three series instead of a round robin series between four teams.

For the first time in 40 years, the matches were played on smaller, NHL size rinks, 200 ft × 85 ft (roughly 61 m × 26 m), compared to the IIHF standard which is roughly 200 ft × 98.5 ft (61 m × 30 m).

Participating teams

Venues

Quebec
Venues of the 2008 IIHF World Championship
Halifax
Colisée Pepsi Halifax Metro Centre
46°49′51″N71°14′47″W / 46.83083°N 71.24639°W / 46.83083; -71.24639 (Quebec) 44°38′54″N63°34′36″W / 44.64833°N 63.57667°W / 44.64833; -63.57667 (Halifax)
Capacity: 13,400Capacity: 10,595
Colisee quebec.jpg Halifaxmetrocentre06aa.jpg

Rules

For standing purposes, points shall be awarded as follows:

If a game is tied after regulation time, a five-minute four-on-four sudden-death overtime session is played followed by a three-player shootout if necessary. Exceptions: Quarter finals, Semi final and Bronze Medal overtime session are 10 minutes and Gold Medal game overtime session is 20 minutes.

If teams are tied in a standing based on points, the following tie-breakers are applied: 1) The most points earned in direct games involving tied teams. 2) The best goal differential in direct games involving tied teams. 3) The most goals scored in direct games involving tied teams. 4) Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 with games involving the highest non-tied team in the same group. 5) Repeat step 4 with games involving the second highest non-tied team in the same group. 6) Continue this process with all non-tied team games. [3]

This was also the first major IIHF championship that used the four-official system with two referees and two linesmen instead of standard three-official system with only one referee. [4]

Preliminary round

Sixteen participating teams were placed in the following four groups. [5] After playing a round-robin, the top three teams in each group advanced to the Qualifying Round while the last team competed in the relegation round.

    Team advanced to the Qualifying Round
    Team sent to compete in the Relegation Round

Group A

TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGADIFPTS
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 3300010469
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3200117986
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus 310029903
Flag of France.svg  France 30003216−140

All times are local (UTC-4).

May 3, 2008
13:00
Belarus  Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg5–6
(1–2, 3–2, 1–2)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 9,204
May 3, 2008
19:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg4–1
(2–0, 1–1, 1–0)
Flag of France.svg  France Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 9,367
May 5, 2008
13:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–1
(1–0, 1–1, 0–0)
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,016
May 5, 2008
19:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg9–0
(0–0, 4–0, 5–0)
Flag of France.svg  France Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,845
May 7, 2008
13:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–4
(1–2, 0–0, 1–2)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 7,939
May 7, 2008
19:00
France  Flag of France.svg1–3
(1–1, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,880

Group B

TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGADIFPTS
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 33000175129
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3200113676
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 31002311−83
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 30003213−110

All times are local (UTC-3).

May 2, 2008
16:30
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg5–1
(1–0, 3–1, 1–0)
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,921
May 2, 2008
20:15
United States  Flag of the United States.svg4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,360
May 4, 2008
16:30
Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg0–7
(0–3, 0–4, 0–0)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,831
May 4, 2008
20:15
United States  Flag of the United States.svg5–1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,056
May 6, 2008
16:30
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg5–4
(2–0, 1–2, 2–2)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 9,192
May 6, 2008
20:15
Slovenia  Flag of Slovenia.svg0–3
(0–0, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,806

Group C

TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGADIFPTS
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3210011568
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 31011610−44
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 31002710−33
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 310029813

All times are local (UTC-3).

May 3, 2008
16:30
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–5
(0–0, 1–2, 0–3)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,658
May 3, 2008
20:15
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg5–1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,096
May 5, 2008
16:30
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg3–2 OT
(2–2, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,190
May 5, 2008
20:15
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg2–4
(0–2, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,855
May 7, 2008
16:30
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg3–2
(2–2, 1–0, 0–0)
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,262
May 7, 2008
20:15
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg3–2
(0–1, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,414

Group D

TeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGADIFPTS
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 32100166108
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 3201016977
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 31002911−23
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 30003520−150

All times are local (UTC-4).

May 2, 2008
13:00
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg2–5
(2–2, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,369
May 2, 2008
19:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg7–1
(1–0, 5–0, 1–1)
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 11,074
May 4, 2008
13:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg4–5 OT
(2–2, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 13,109
May 4, 2008
19:00
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg2–6
(0–3, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 6,838
May 6, 2008
13:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,609
May 6, 2008
19:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg7–2
(2–2, 4–0, 1–0)
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 7,517

Qualifying round

The top three teams in the standings of each group of the Preliminary Round advance to the Qualifying Round, and are placed in two groups: teams from Groups A and D compete in Group E, while teams from Groups B and C compete in Group F.

Each team is to play three games in this round, one against each of the three teams from the other group with which they have been paired. These three games, along with the two games already played against the other two advancing teams from the same group in the Preliminary Round, will count in the Qualifying Round standings.

The top four teams in both groups E and F to advance in Quarter-Finals. [3]

    Team advanced to the Playoff Round

Group E

RkTeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGADIFPTS
1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 532002113813
2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 52111201469
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 53002231679
4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 53002161519
5Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 500321318−53
6Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 50104926−172

All times are local (UTC-4).

May 8, 2008
15:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg8–1
(2–0, 2–0, 4–1)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 7,327
May 8, 2008
19:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg0–5
(0–1, 0–3, 0–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 9,603
May 9, 2008
13:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg4–3 GWS
(0–2, 1–0, 2–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 2–1)
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,031
May 10, 2008
12:30
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg3–2 GWS
(0–1, 1–0, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 2–1)
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,504
May 10, 2008
16:30
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg3–2
(0–1, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 12,665
May 11, 2008
13:00
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg2–7
(0–2, 0–3, 2–2)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,338
May 11, 2008
19:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg5–3
(0–0, 2–2, 3–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 7,864
May 12, 2008
13:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg3–5
(0–3, 0–1, 3–1)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,286
May 12, 2008
19:00
Belarus  Flag of Belarus.svg2–3 OT
(0–0, 0–1, 2–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,517

Group F

RkTeamGPWOTWOTLLGFGADIFPTS
1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 550003092115
2Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 531011612411
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 530022513129
4Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 51013820−124
5Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 510041327−143
6Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 51004819−113

All times are local (UTC-3).

May 8, 2008
16:30
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg2–1
(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,380
May 8, 2008
20:15
United States  Flag of the United States.svg6–4
(3–2, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,352
May 9, 2008
12:30
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg2–1
(0–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 7,215
May 10, 2008
16:30
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg1–10
(0–4, 0–5, 1–1)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 9,182
May 11, 2008
12:30
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–4
(1–2, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 9,017
May 11, 2008
16:30
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg3–2
(0–0, 0–2, 3–0)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 8,867
May 12, 2008
12:30
United States  Flag of the United States.svg9–1
(3–0, 3–1, 3–0)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 8,490
May 12, 2008
16:30
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg6–3
(2–1, 2–0, 2–2)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 9,178
May 12, 2008
20:15
Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg3–5
(1–1, 2–1, 0–3)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 8,614

Relegation Round

Teams finishing last in all four Preliminary Round groups competed in the Relegation Round in order to determine which two nations would be relegated to the IIHF World Championship Division I. The four teams were paired in two best-of-three series.

France defeated Italy, while Slovakia defeated Slovenia, both in 2 games, and secured themselves a place among the top sixteen hockey nations in the world. Italy and Slovenia were relegated to Division I for the 2009 tournament, and will be replaced by Austria and Hungary, the winners of the 2008 Division I tournament. [3]

Group G

Series G1

All times are local (UTC-4).

May 9, 2008
19:00
France  Flag of France.svg3–2
(1–1, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 8,140
May 10, 2008
20:15
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg4–6
(1–2, 1–1, 2–3)
Flag of France.svg  France Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 7,649
France won series 2 – 0

Series G2

All times are local (UTC-3).

May 9, 2008
16:30
Slovenia  Flag of Slovenia.svg1–5
(0–1, 1–4, 0–0)
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 8,473
May 10, 2008
20:15
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg4–3 GWS
(1–0, 2–2, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 2–1)
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 9,156
Slovakia won series 2 – 0

Playoff round

Draw

 QuarterfinalsSemifinals
              
 E2Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 2 
E3Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 3 
 QF1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 4 
 QF2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 5 
F1Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 8Final
 F4Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2 
  SF2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 4
 SF1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 5
 E1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 6 
E4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 0 
 QF3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 4Bronze medal game
 QF4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 0 
F3Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2SF1Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 4
 F2Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3 SF2Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0

Quarter-finals

All times are local (Quebec: UTC-4, Halifax: UTC-3).

May 14, 2008
13:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 9,787
May 14, 2008
16:30
Norway  Flag of Norway.svg2–8
(1–2, 1–3, 0–3)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 9,192
May 14, 2008
19:15
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg6–0
(3–0, 3–0, 0–0)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 12,096
May 14, 2008
20:15
United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–3 OT
(0–1, 0–1, 2–0)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Attendance: 9,176

Semi-finals

All times are local (UTC-4)

May 16, 2008
13:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 11,159
May 16, 2008
17:00
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg5–4
(1–1, 4–2, 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 13,026

Bronze Medal Game

All times are local (UTC-4)

May 17, 2008
15:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg4–0
(2–0, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 12,009

Gold Medal Game

All times are local (UTC-4)

May 18, 2008
13:00
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg4–5 OT
(3–1, 1–1, 0–2)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec
Attendance: 13,339

Ranking and statistics

 


 2008 IIHF World Championship Winners 
Flag of Russia.svg
Russia
2nd/24th [7] title

Tournament Awards

Final standings

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
4Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
5Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
6Flag of the United States.svg  United States
7Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
8Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
9Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
10Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
11Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
12Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
13Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
14Flag of France.svg  France
15Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
16Flag of Italy.svg  Italy

Scoring leaders

List shows the top 10 skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out. [10]

PlayerGPGAPts+/-PIMPOS
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Dany Heatley 912820+134FW
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ryan Getzlaf 931114+1010FW
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Rick Nash 96713+96FW
Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Semin 96713+118FW
Flag of Sweden.svg Mattias Weinhandl 95813+92FW
Flag of Russia.svg Alexander Ovechkin 96612+118FW
Flag of Russia.svg Sergei Fedorov 95712+108FW
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Mike Green 94812+22D
Flag of the United States.svg Phil Kessel 76410+46FW
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Derek Roy 95510+46FW

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Leading goaltenders

Only the top 5 goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played over 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list. [11]

PlayerTOISAGAGAASv%SO
Flag of the United States.svg Robert Esche 198:0310272.1293.140
Flag of Russia.svg Evgeni Nabokov 302:4212691.7892.862
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Pascal Leclaire 240:0010782.0092.521
Flag of Finland.svg Niklas Bäckström 483:22218172.1192.201
Flag of Belarus.svg Vitali Koval 370:49217193.0791.240

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

IIHF Broadcasting rights

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The 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships, was the 35th edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and was hosted by the United States. The games were played in Western New York, at HSBC Arena in Buffalo and Niagara University's Dwyer Arena in Lewiston. Russia won the gold medal with a 5–3 victory over Canada in the championship game, after completing the biggest comeback in the WJHC history; being down 3–0 after two periods, the Russians scored five goals in the third period to capture their first WJHC gold medal since 2003. The host team, the United States, won the bronze medal with a 4–2 win over Sweden.

The 2006 IIHF World Championship was held in May 2006 in Riga, Latvia. It was the 70th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

2004 IIHF World Championship 2004 edition of the IIHF World Championship

The 2004 IIHF World Championship was held between April 24 and May 9, 2004 in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic.

2005 IIHF World Championship 2005 edition of the IIHF World Championship

The 2005 IIHF World Championship was held in May 2005 in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria. It was the 69th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

The 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I was the 8th IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I, an annual international inline hockey tournament. It took place between 28 June and 4 July in Sweden. The games were played in the Färjestads Ishall in Karlstad, with the medal games played in the Löfbergs Lila Arena in Karlstad. Austria won the final against Croatia.

2012 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I

The 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I was an international inline hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division I tournament ran alongside the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship and took place between 1 and 7 June 2012 in Ingolstadt, Germany. The tournament was won by Slovakia who upon winning gained promotion to the 2013 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship. While Bulgaria and New Zealand were relegated after finishing last and second last respectively.

2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2013 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2013 IIHF World U20 Championship was the 37th edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship (WJC). It was hosted in Ufa, Russia. It began on December 26, 2012, and ended with the gold medal game played on January 5, 2013. The United States defeated defending-champion Sweden 3–1 to win their third title, their first one since 2010. American goalie John Gibson was named MVP of the tournament.

2013 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I

The 2013 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I was an international inline hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division I tournament ran alongside the 2013 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship and took place between 2 and 8 June 2013 in Dresden, Germany. The tournament was won by Great Britain who upon winning gained promotion to the 2014 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship. While Bulgaria and Argentina were relegated after finishing last and second last respectively.

2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I

The 2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I was an international inline hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division I tournament ran alongside the 2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship and took place between 5 and 11 July 2015 in Tampere, Finland. The tournament was won by Croatia who upon winning gained promotion to the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship. While Austria and Bulgaria were relegated to the European Qualification after losing their placement round games along with Latvia who lost the relegation game against Hungary.

2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2019 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships was the 43rd edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. It began on December 26, 2018, and ended with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2019. This marked the 13th time that Canada hosted the WJC.

The 2009 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I was an international inline hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Division I tournament ran alongside the 2009 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship and took place between 7 and 13 June 2009 in Ingolstadt, Germany at the Saturn Arena and Saturn Rink 2. The tournament was won by Austria who upon winning gained promotion to the 2010 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship. While South Africa and Chinese Taipei were relegated to the continental qualifications after losing their relegation round games.

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  7. If 22 World Championship titles won by the Soviet Union are included, this total comes to 24.
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