World Para Ice Hockey Championships

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World Para Ice Hockey Championships
Sport Para ice hockey
Founded1996
Country IPC members
Continent IPC (International)
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (4th title)
Most titlesFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
(4 titles)

The World Para Ice Hockey Championships, known before 30 November 2016 as the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, are the world championships for Para ice hockey, formerly known as ice sledge hockey. They are organised by the International Paralympic Committee through its World Para Ice Hockey subcommittee.

International Paralympic Committee global governing body for the paralympic movement

The International Paralympic Committee is an international non-profit organisation and the global governing body for the Paralympic Movement. The IPC organizes the Paralympic Games and functions as the international federation for nine sports. Founded on 22 September 1989 in Düsseldorf, Germany, its mission is "To enable Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and inspire and excite the world". Furthermore, the IPC wants to promote the Paralympic values and to create sport opportunities for all persons with a disability, from beginner to elite level.

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The first sanctioned World Para Ice Hockey Championships were held in Nynäshamn, Sweden in 1996. [1]

On 30 November 2016, the IPC, which serves as the international governing body for 10 disability sports, adopted the "World Para" branding across all of those sports. At the same time, it changed the official name of the sport from "sledge hockey" to "Para Ice hockey". The name of the world championships was immediately changed to "World Para Ice Hockey Championships" (WPIHC). [2]

Champions

Key
(#)Number of tournaments won at the time.
YearGold medal icon.svg GoldSilver medal icon.svg SilverBronze medal icon.svg BronzeHost city (cities)Host country
1996
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Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden (1)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Nynäshamn Sweden
2000
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (1)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Utah United States
2004
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Flag of Norway.svg  Norway (1)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Örnsköldsvik Sweden
2008
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (2)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of the United States.svg  United States Marlborough United States
2009
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Flag of the United States.svg  United States (1)Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Eindhoven
Ostrava
Netherlands
Czech Republic
2012
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Flag of the United States.svg  United States (2)Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Hamar Norway [3]
2013
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (3)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Goyang
Nagano
South Korea
Japan
2015 [4]
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Flag of the United States.svg  United States (3)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Buffalo United States
2017
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Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (4)Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Gangneung South Korea
2019
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Ostrava Czech Republic

Participating nations

Team Flag of Sweden.svg
1996
Flag of the United States.svg
2000
Flag of Sweden.svg
2004
Flag of the United States.svg
2008
Flag of the Netherlands.svg / Flag of the Czech Republic.svg
2009
Flag of Norway.svg / Flag of Serbia.svg
2012
Flag of South Korea.svg / Flag of Japan.svg
2013
Flag of the United States.svg
2015
Flag of South Korea.svg
2017
Total
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 14th1
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3rd1st4th1st3rd3rd1st2nd1st9
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 8th5th4th4th7th5
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 4th5th8th9th9th8th12th7
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 7th5th8th11th9th6th7th7
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 5th12th11th3
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 6th6th6th5th5th5th6
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 6th4th6th4th4th7th10th8th8
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 13th13th2
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 2nd2nd1st2nd2nd5th6th4th4th9
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 10th11th12th14th4
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 9th3rd3rd3
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 13th1
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 7th7th2nd7th3rd5
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 1st3rd3rd10th10th8th6th7
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 5th6th2nd3rd1st1st2nd1st2nd9

See also

Para ice hockey tournaments have been staged at the Paralympic Games since 1994 in Lillehammer.

The IPC Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships is the name commonly used to refer to the European ice sledge hockey championships. The European Championship is also a qualifying tournament for the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships and the Paralympic Games.

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References

  1. Important Dates, Hockey Canada
  2. "The IPC to rebrand the 10 sports it acts as International Federation for" (Press release). International Paralympic Committee. 30 November 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  3. Arrangement i Norge (Norwegian), Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports
  4. http://www.wgrz.com/story/sports/2014/05/28/buffalo-to-host-2-world-hockey-championships-in-2015/9669547/