2008 IIHF World Championship Division I

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2008 IIHF World Championship
Division I
2008 IIHF World Championship Division I Logo.png
Tournament details
Host countries  Austria
 Japan
Dates April 13 - April 19
Teams 12 (two groups of 6)
Venue(s) OlympiaWorld Innsbruck, Tsukisamu Gymnasium (in 2 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Attendance 48,239 (1,608 per match) (Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character ",". per match)

The 2008 IIHF Division I World Championship was an ice hockey tournament under the authority of the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was contested from April 13-19, 2008. The tournament was played amongst two separate groups, with the best team in each group,  Austria and  Hungary, advanced to the top-level championship in 2009. The bottom team in each group,  South Korea and  Estonia, was relegated to the lower-level Division II.

Group A's tournament was held in Innsbruck, Austria. The Group B games was hosted by Sapporo, Japan

Participants[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A was contested in Austria Innsbruck.

Team Qualification
 Austria Host, Relegated from Elite Pool in 2007.
 Great Britain Placed fourth in Group B at the 2007 Division I tournament.
 Kazakhstan Placed third in Group A at the 2007 Division I tournament.
 South Korea Placed first in Division II tournament pool, Promoted to Division I.
 Netherlands Placed fifth in Group A at the 2007 Division I tournament.
 Poland Placed second in Group A at the 2007 Division I tournament.

Group B[edit]

Group B was contested in Japan Sapporo.

Team Qualification
 Croatia Placed first in Division II tournament pool, Promoted to Division I.
 Estonia Placed fourth in Group A at the 2007 Division I tournament.
 Hungary Placed second in Group B at the 2007 Division I tournament.
 Japan Host, placed third in Group B at the 2007 Division I
 Lithuania Placed fifth in Group B at the 2007 Division I tournament.
 Ukraine Relegated from Elite Pool at the 2007 tournament.

Tournament results[edit]

Group A[edit]

Promoted to Elite Pool for 2009
Relegated to Division II for 2009
Group A Final standings
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1  Austria 5 5 0 0 0 34 12 22 15
2  Kazakhstan 5 3 1 0 1 21 12 9 11
3  Poland 5 2 1 1 1 18 17 1 9
4  Great Britain 5 2 0 1 2 19 17 2 7
5  Netherlands 5 0 1 0 4 15 30 -15 2
6  South Korea 5 0 0 1 4 8 27 -19 1
Results

All times local.

April 13, 2008
13:30
Netherlands  3 – 6
( 1 - 3, 1 - 0, 1 - 3 )
 Kazakhstan TWK Arena
Attendance: 1354
April 13, 2008
16:30
Great Britain  1 – 2 (PS)
( 0 - 1, 1 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
 Poland TWK Arena
Attendance: 2490
April 13, 2008
20:30
South Korea  0 – 8
( 0 - 3, 0 - 4, 0 - 1 )
 Austria TWK Arena
Attendance: 3100
April 14, 2008
13:30
Poland  6 – 4
( 2 - 2, 1 - 1, 3 - 1 )
 Netherlands TWK Arena
Attendance: 1090
April 14, 2008
17:00
Kazakhstan  5 – 1
( 2 - 0, 1 - 0, 2 - 1 )
 South Korea TWK Arena
Attendance: 1270
April 14, 2008
20:30
Austria  10 – 5
( 4 - 3, 3 - 0, 3 - 2 )
 Great Britain TWK Arena
Attendance: 3100
April 16, 2008
13:30
South Korea  1 – 4
( 0 - 1, 0 - 1, 1 - 2 )
 Great Britain TWK Arena
Attendance: 897
April 16, 2008
17:00
Poland  3 – 4 (PS)
( 0 - 1, 0 - 1, 3 - 1, 0 - 0, 0 - 1)
 Kazakhstan TWK Arena
Attendance: 2132
April 16, 2008
20:30
Austria  5 – 1
( 0 - 0, 1 - 1, 4 - 0 )
 Netherlands TWK Arena
Attendance: 3100
April 18, 2008
13:30
Great Britain  8 – 1
( 2 - 0, 4 - 0, 2 - 1 )
 Netherlands TWK Arena
Attendance: 1249
April 18, 2008
17:00
Poland  4 – 1
( 0 - 0, 2 - 1, 2 - 0)
 South Korea TWK Arena
Attendance: 2005
April 18, 2008
20:30
Kazakhstan  3 – 4
( 1 - 1, 1 - 2, 1 - 1 )
 Austria TWK Arena
Attendance: 3200
April 19, 2008
13:30
Netherlands  6 – 5 (OT)
( 2 - 1, 2 - 3, 1 - 1, 1 - 0 )
 South Korea TWK Arena
Attendance: 1890
April 19, 2008
17:00
Kazakhstan  3 – 1
( 1 - 1, 0 - 0, 2 - 0 )
 Great Britain TWK Arena
Attendance: 2400
April 19, 2008
20:30
Austria  7 – 3
( 1 - 1, 5 - 0, 1 - 2 )
 Poland TWK Arena
Attendance: 3200

Group B[edit]

Promoted to Elite Pool for 2009
Relegated to Division II for 2009
Group B Final standings
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1  Hungary 5 5 0 0 0 22 7 15 15
2  Ukraine 5 3 1 0 1 18 8 10 11
3  Japan 5 3 0 1 1 19 10 9 10
4  Lithuania 5 2 0 0 3 9 21 -12 6
5  Croatia 5 0 1 0 4 5 15 -10 2
6  Estonia 5 0 0 1 4 9 21 -12 1
Results

All times local.

April 13, 2008
13:00
Croatia  0 – 4
( 0 - 1, 0 - 1, 0 - 2 )
 Ukraine Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 593
April 13, 2008
16:30
Estonia  3 – 5
( 1 - 2, 2 - 1, 0 - 2 )
 Hungary Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 978
April 13, 2008
20:00
Lithuania  0 – 5
( 0 - 4, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
 Japan Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 708
April 14, 2008
13:00
Ukraine  3 – 1
( 0 - 0, 2 - 1, 1 - 0 )
 Estonia Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 195
April 14, 2008
16:30
Hungary  6 – 0
( 2 - 0, 2 - 0, 2 - 0 )
 Lithuania Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 708
April 14, 2008
20:00
Japan  3 – 0
( 1 - 0, 0 - 0, 2 - 0 )
 Croatia Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 1145
April 16, 2008
13:00
Croatia  2 – 1 (PS)
( 0 - 1, 1 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 1 - 0 )
 Estonia Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 153
April 16, 2008
16:30
Ukraine  6 – 1
( 4 - 0, 1 - 1, 1 - 0 )
 Lithuania Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 438
April 16, 2008
20:00
Hungary  4 – 2
( 0 - 0, 3 - 1, 1 - 1 )
 Japan Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 1363
April 18, 2008
13:00
Estonia  1 – 4
( 0 - 1, 1 - 1, 0 - 2 )
 Lithuania Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 238
April 18, 2008
16:30
Hungary  3 – 0
( 0 - 0, 1 - 0, 2 - 0 )
 Croatia Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 541
April 18, 2008
20:00
Japan  2 – 3 (PS)
( 0 - 0, 2 - 2, 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
 Ukraine Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 1879
April 19, 2008
13:00
Lithuania  4 – 3
( 0 - 2, 1 - 0, 3 - 1)
 Croatia Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 989
April 19, 2008
16:30
Japan  7 – 3
( 4 - 2, 1 - 0, 2 - 1)
 Estonia Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
April 19, 2008
20:00
Ukraine  2 – 4
( 0 - 2, 2 - 1, 0 - 1)
 Hungary Tsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 2544

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