2008 IIHF Men's InLine Hockey World Championship

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2008 IIHF Men's InLine Hockey World Championship
2008 IIHF Inline World Championshiplogo.jpg
Official logo
Tournament details
Host country  Slovakia
Dates June 21 – June 29
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Sweden (4th title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 46
Goals scored 530 (11.52 per match)
Attendance 28,445 (618 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Pat Lee (18 pts)
MVP Sweden Dick Axelsson

The 2008 IIHF Men's InLine Hockey World Championship is the 12th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. It took place between June 21 and June 29, 2008. The 2008 Championship marked the return of Canada to the international stage.

Tournament format[edit]

The preliminary round will be played in 4 groups (A-D) with 4 teams each. The groups A and B form the Top Division, the groups C and D form Division I. The two last-placed teams of the groups A and B and the two first-placed teams of the groups C and D play for 4th place in group A and B to participate in the Top Division playoffs. The losers of those games play as first placed teams in group C and D to participate in the Division I playoffs. Playoffs starting with the quarterfinals and placement games will be played both in the Top Division and in Division I.

Relegation format: The best seven teams of the Top Division and the winner of Division I will be qualified for the 2009 Men's World Inline Hockey Championships Top Division. The last-placed team of the Top Division (loser of the 7th-place game) will be relegated to the 2009 Men's World Inline Hockey Championships Division I.

The ranking of the groups is based according to the result of the last World Championship performance of the respective countries in the IIHF InLine Hockey Program and the qualification rounds.

All games in the preliminary round and in the playoffs will be played with 5-minute sudden-death overtime and a penalty shootout in case of a tie. The final games will be played with a 12- minute sudden-death overtime, followed by a penalty shootout competition in case of a tie.

Teams will be awarded points on the following system:

  • Win after regular time = 3 points
  • Win after overtime or shootout = 2 points
  • Loss after overtime or shootout = 1 point
  • Loss after regular time = 0 points

Participating teams[edit]

Groups are based on the results of the previous World Championships and Qualifying Series

Top division[edit]

Division I[edit]

Top division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 0 19 7 12 9
 Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 16 9 7 6
 Slovakia 3 1 0 0 2 9 13 -4 3
 Austria 3 0 0 0 3 7 22 -15 0

Group loser sent to compete in qualification round

June 21, 2008
18:00
Austria  4 - 6
(1-1, 0-2, 2-2, 1-1)
 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 1,125
June 22, 2008
14:00
Austria  1 - 8
(0-2, 1-0, 0-2, 0-4)
 Slovenia Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 742
June 22, 2008
18:00
Sweden  5 - 0
(0-0, 0-2, 0-2, 0-1)
 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 1123
June 23, 2008
20:00
Sweden  3 - 7
(0-1, 0-2, 2-3, 1-1)
 Slovenia Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 726
June 24, 2008
18:00
Slovenia  4 - 3
(1-0, 1-1, 1-0, 1-2)
 Slovakia Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 1,120
June 24, 2008
20:00
Sweden  8 - 2
(3-0, 0-1, 3-1, 2-0)
 Austria Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 300

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 22 14 8 9
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 17 15 2 6
 Finland 3 0 1 0 2 12 14 -2 2
 Germany 3 0 0 1 2 13 21 -8 1

Group loser sent to compete in qualification round

June 22, 2008
16:00
Germany  3 - 9
(1 - 2 , 1 - 3 , 1 - 1 , 0 - 3)
 United States Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 544
June 22, 2008
20:00
Finland  2 - 4
(0-1, 0-1, 1-1, 1-1)
 Czech Republic Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 544
June 23, 2008
16:00
Germany  6 - 7
(3-1, 1-2, 2-2, 0-2)
 Czech Republic Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 522
June 23, 2008
18:00
United States  6 - 5
(2-3, 1-0, 2-0, 1-2)
 Finland Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 724
June 24, 2008
14:00
United States  7 - 6
(4-1, 1-1, 1-4, 1-0)
 Czech Republic Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 459
June 24, 2008
16:00
Finland  5 - 4 (SO)
(0-2, 0-0, 4-0, 0-2, 0-0, 1-0)
 Germany Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 444

Qualifying round[edit]

June 25, 2008
16:00
Germany  11 - 3
(3-0, 2-1, 3-1, 3-1)
 Canada Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 660
June 25, 2008
18:00
Austria  6 - 1
(0-1, 4-0, 2-0, 0-0)
 Great Britain Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 506

Playoff round[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
  A3   Slovakia 6  
  B2   Czech Republic 5   Semifinal
      QF1   Germany 2  
  Quarterfinal   QF2   Slovakia 3  
  Q1   Germany 5
  A1   Slovenia 2         Final
              SF2   Slovakia 3
  Quarterfinal             SF1   Sweden 7
  B3   Finland 3      
  A2   Sweden 9   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      QF3   Sweden 12   SF1   Germany 8
  Quarterfinal   QF4   United States 8     SF2   United States 7
  Q2   Austria 1
  B1   United States 17  

Quarterfinals[edit]

June 26, 2008
14:00
Czech Republic  5 - 6 (OT)
(0-0, 2-2, 1-2, 2-1, 0-1)
 Slovakia
Attendance: 1343
June 26, 2008
16:00
United States  17 - 1
(4-0, 5-1, 4-0, 4-0)
 Austria
Attendance: 324
June 26, 2008
18:00
Sweden  9 - 3
(3-0, 5-0, 0-0, 1-3)
 Finland
Attendance: 471
June 26, 2008
20:00
Slovenia  2 - 5
(0-1, 1-1, 1-0, 0-3)
 Germany
Attendance: 397

Semifinals[edit]

June 27, 2008
20:00
United States  8 - 12
(0-2, 6-5, 1-2, 1-3)
 Sweden
Attendance: 695
June 27, 2008
18:00
Germany  2 - 3 (OT)
 Slovakia
Attendance: 2261

5th place game[edit]

June 27, 2008
v
Czech Republic  10 - 8
(1-4, 4-0, 2-1, 3-3)
 Finland
Attendance: 79

7th place game[edit]

June 27, 2008
v
Slovenia  9 - 2
(2-0, 3-2, 3-0, 1-0)
 Austria
Attendance: 317

Bronze medal game[edit]

June 28, 2008
16:00
Germany  8 - 7
(1-3, 2-1, 3-1, 2-2)
 United States
Attendance: 1125

Gold medal game[edit]

June 28, 2008
v
Slovakia  3 - 7
(1-3, 0-2, 1-1, 1-1)
 Sweden
Attendance: 5021

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 2008 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Sweden
4th title

Tournament awards[edit]

  • Best players selected by the directorate:[1]
    • Best Goalkeeper: Sasu Hovi Finland
    • Best Defenseman: Lee Sweatt United States
    • Best Forward: Linus Klasen Sweden
    • Most Valuable Player: Dick Axelsson Sweden

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Rk. Team
1  Sweden

||  Slovakia

||  Germany

4.  United States
5.  Czech Republic
6.  Finland
7.  Slovenia
8.  Austria

Scoring leaders[edit]

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.[2]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
United States Pat Lee 6 8 10 18 11 0 F
Sweden Dick Axelsson 6 9 7 16 9 16 F
United States Kyle Gouge 6 11 2 13 14 0 F
Sweden Linus Klasen 6 8 3 11 4 4.5 F
Czech Republic Jiří Polanský 5 7 4 11 -2 4.5 F
Czech Republic Ales Hemsky 5 6 5 11 1 4.5 D
Germany Patrick Reimer 6 6 5 11 1 3 F
United States Steven Oleksy 6 2 9 11 6 3 D
Czech Republic Martin Vozdecky 5 2 9 11 7.5 0 F

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

Division I[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group C[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Great Britain 3 3 0 0 0 30 14 16 9
 Brazil 3 2 0 0 1 27 16 11 6
 Australia 3 1 0 0 2 20 22 -2 3
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 0 3 6 31 -25 0

Group winner advances to qualification round

June 22, 2008
15:00
Australia  7 - 11
(1-4, 1-2, 3-1, 2-4)
 Great Britain Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 115
June 22, 2008
19:00
Bulgaria  2 - 13
(0-2, 1-2, 0-5, 1-4)
 Brazil Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 99
June 23, 2008
15:00
Australia  10 - 3
(2-1, 3-0, 2-1, 3-1)
 Bulgaria Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 75
June 23, 2008
19:00
Brazil  6 - 11
(0-3, 2-4, 3-4, 1-0)
 Great Britain Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 45
June 24, 2008
15:00
Great Britain  8 - 1
(1-0, 1-0, 4-0, 2-1)
 Bulgaria Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 86
June 24, 2008
19:00
Brazil  8 - 3
 Australia Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 113

Group D[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Canada 3 3 0 0 0 39 3 36 9
 Japan 3 1 1 0 1 14 22 -8 5
 Hungary 3 1 0 1 1 16 24 -8 4
 New Zealand 3 0 0 0 3 11 31 -20 0

Group winner advances to qualification round

June 22, 2008
13:00
Hungary  5 - 6 (OT)
(1-2, 2-1, 0-1, 2-1, 0-1)
 Japan Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 189
June 22, 2008
17:00
Canada  13 - 2
(7-0, 2-0, 0-1, 4-1)
 New Zealand Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 134
June 23, 2008
14:00
Hungary  0 - 14
(0-4, 0-4, 0-4, 0-2)
 Canada Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 157
June 23, 2008
17:00
New Zealand  5 -7
(1-1, 0-1, 3-2, 1-3)
 Japan Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 180
June 24, 2008
13:00
Japan  1 - 12
(0-3, 1-2, 0-3, 0-4)
 Canada Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 272
June 24, 2008
17:00
New Zealand  4 - 11
(1-1, 2-3, 0-3, 1-4)
 Hungary Bratislava, Slovakia
Attendance: 128

Playoff round[edit]

Draw[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
  C3   Australia 5  
  D2   Japan 4   Semifinal
      QF1   Australia 0  
  Quarterfinal   QF2   Canada 8  
  D4   New Zealand 0
  QRL1   Great Britain 7         Final
              SF2   Canada 7
  Quarterfinal             SF1   Great Britain 4
  C2   Brazil 5      
  D3   Hungary 3   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      QF3   Brazil 3   SF1   Australia 3
  Quarterfinal   QF4   Great Britain 4     SF2   Brazil 4
  C4   Bulgaria 1
  QRL2   Canada 9  

Quarterfinals[edit]

June 26, 2008
13:00
Japan  4 - 5
(0-1, 0-2, 3-1, 1-1)
 Australia
Attendance: 120
June 26, 2008
15:00
Brazil  5 - 3
(1-0, 1-2, 2-1, 1-0)
 Hungary
Attendance: 200
June 26, 2008
17:00
Canada  9 - 1
(2-1, 3-0, 1-0, 3-0)
 Bulgaria
Attendance: 199
June 26, 2008
19:00
Great Britain  7 - 0
(1-0, 1-0, 2-0, 3-0)
 New Zealand
Attendance: 100

Semifinals[edit]

June 27, 2008
19:00
Australia  0 - 8
(0-3, 0-1, 0-4, 0-0)
 Canada
Attendance: 79
June 27, 2008
17:00
Brazil  3 - 4
(2-0, 0-1, 0-1, 1-2)
 Great Britain
Attendance: 66

5th place game[edit]

June 27, 2008
v
Hungary  7 - 6
(3-2, 2-1, 2-2, 0-1)
 New Zealand
Attendance: 123

7th place game[edit]

June 27, 2008
v
Japan  11 - 5
(2-1, 3-2, 2-1, 4-1)
 Bulgaria
Attendance: 88

Bronze medal game[edit]

June 28, 2008
12:00
 Australia 3 - 4
(0-0, 0-1, 1-3, 2-0)
 Brazil
Attendance: 849

Gold medal game[edit]

June 28, 2008
14:00
 Canada 7 - 4
(1-0, 1-1, 2-3, 3-0)
 Great Britain
Attendance: 1079

Ranking and statistics[edit]

References[edit]