2009 IIHF World Championship

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2009 IIHF World Championship
2009 IIHF Weltmeisterschaft
Tournament details
Host country   Switzerland
Dates 24 April – 10 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Russia (3/25[1]th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 56
Goals scored 323 (5.77 per match)
Attendance 379,044 (6,769 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Martin St. Louis
(15 points)
MVP Russia Ilya Kovalchuk
2008
2010

The 2009 IIHF World Championship took place in Switzerland from 24 April to 10 May. The games were played in the PostFinance Arena in Bern and Schluefweg in Kloten.

The PostFinance Arena in Bern was renovated and accommodates an attendance of 17,000. The Eishalle Schluefweg in Kloten was expanded for the 2008–09 season to a capacity of 9,000 people. Switzerland gained the right to host the World Championship for the 10th time.
"Live For The Action" by Swiss hard rock veterans Krokus was named the official anthem of the tournament.

Russia won the championship, winning all its matches and defeating Canada in the final 2–1.[2] Ilya Kovalchuk was named the best forward and the most valuable player of the tournament.[3] Over 17 million people watched the televised final around the world.[4]

Participating teams[edit]

Venues[edit]

PostFinance Arena
Capacity: 17,131
Arena Zurich-Kloten
Capacity: 7,561
PostFinance-Arena Luftbild 2011.jpg Kolping arena zurich.jpg
  SwitzerlandBern   SwitzerlandZurich

Preliminary round[edit]

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

Groups A and D were played in Kloten, groups B and C in Bern.

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

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Canada 3 3 0 0 0 22 4 +18 9
 Belarus 3 1 1 0 1 6 8 −2 5
 Slovakia 3 1 0 1 1 8 12 −4 4
 Hungary 3 0 0 0 3 4 16 −12 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

24 April
16:15
Belarus  1–6
( 0–2, 0–0, 1–4 )
 Canada Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 5,232
24 April
20:15
Slovakia  4–3
( 1–0, 2–1, 1–2 )
 Hungary Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 4,773
26 April
16:15
Slovakia  1 – 2 GWS
( 0–0, 0–1, 1–0 )
( OT: 0–0 )
( SO: 1–2 )
 Belarus Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 5,256
26 April
20:15
Canada  9–0
( 4–0, 2–0, 3–0 )
 Hungary Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 5,506
28 April
16:15
Hungary  1–3
( 0–1, 1–0, 0–2 )
 Belarus Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 4,710
28 April
20:15
Canada  7–3
( 3–0, 3–1, 1–2 )
 Slovakia Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 6,300

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Russia 3 3 0 0 0 16 4 +12 9
  Switzerland 3 1 1 0 1 6 6 0 5
 France 3 1 0 0 2 4 9 −5 3
 Germany 3 0 0 1 2 3 10 −7 1

All times are local (UTC+2).

24 April
16:15
Germany  0–5
( 0–3, 0–0, 0–2 )
 Russia PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 10,570
24 April
20:15
Switzerland   1–0
( 1–0, 0–0, 0–0 )
 France PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 10,570
26 April
16:15
Switzerland   3 – 2 OT
( 1–1, 1–1, 0–0 )
( OT: 1–0 )
 Germany PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 11,423
26 April
20:15
Russia  7–2
( 5–1, 1–1, 1–0 )
 France PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 10,505
28 April
16:15
Russia  4–2
( 1–2, 1–0, 2–0 )
  Switzerland PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 11,479
28 April
20:15
France  2–1
( 2–1, 0–0, 0–0 )
 Germany PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 9,956

Group C[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 United States 3 2 0 1 0 15 9 +6 7
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 0 15 9 +6 6
 Latvia 3 1 1 0 1 7 6 +1 5
 Austria 3 0 0 0 3 2 15 −13 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

25 April
16:15
United States  4–2
( 1–1, 2–1, 1–0 )
 Latvia PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 7,840
25 April
20:15
Sweden  7–1
( 3–0, 0–1, 4–0 )
 Austria PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 6,175
27 April
16:15
United States  6–1
( 1–0, 1–1, 4–0 )
 Austria PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 3,779
27 April
20:15
Latvia  3 – 2 GWS
( 0–1, 2–0, 0–1 )
( OT: 0–0 )
( SO: 3–2 )
 Sweden PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 4,421
29 April
16:15
Austria  0–2
( 0–1, 0–0, 0–1 )
 Latvia PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 5,274
29 April
20:15
Sweden  6 – 5 OT
( 0–1, 2–2, 3–2 )
( OT: 1–0 )
 United States PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 9,876

Group D[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Finland 3 3 0 0 0 14 4 +10 9
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 13 6 +7 6
 Norway 3 0 1 0 2 7 14 −7 2
 Denmark 3 0 0 1 2 5 15 −10 1

All times are local (UTC+2).

25 April
16:15
Norway  0–5
( 0–3, 0–1, 0–1 )
 Finland Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 5,269
25 April
16:15
Czech Republic  5–0
( 1–0, 3–0, 1–0 )
 Denmark Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 4,342
27 April
16:15
Czech Republic  5–2
( 3–0, 1–2, 1–0 )
 Norway Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 3,583
27 April
20:15
Finland  5–1
( 1–1, 2–0, 2–0 )
 Denmark Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 3,929
29 April
16:15
Denmark  4 – 5 OT
( 2–2, 1–1, 1–1 )
( OT: 0–1 )
 Norway Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 4,496
29 April
20:15
Finland  4–3
( 1–2, 2–1, 1–0 )
 Czech Republic Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 6,456

Qualifying round[edit]

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

Each team played three games in this round, one against each of the three teams from the other group paired with theirs. These three games, along with the two games already played against the other two advancing teams from the same group in the Preliminary Round, counted in the Qualifying Round standings.

The top four teams in both groups E and F advanced to the Playoff Round.

     Team advanced to the Playoff Round
     Team eliminated from advancing

Group E[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Russia 5 4 1 0 0 27 11 +16 14
 Sweden 5 2 1 2 0 23 18 +5 10
 United States 5 2 0 2 1 19 18 +1 8
 Latvia 5 1 2 0 2 15 14 +1 7
  Switzerland 5 1 1 1 2 9 13 −4 6
 France 5 0 0 0 5 8 27 −19 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

30 April
16:15
Russia  6 – 5 OT
( 2–2, 1–1, 2–2 )
( OT: 1–0 )
 Sweden PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 7,465
30 April
20:15
Switzerland   1 – 2 GWS
( 0–1, 0–0, 1–0 )
( OT: 0–0 )
( SO: 1–2 )
 Latvia PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 9,771
1 May
20:15
United States  6–2
( 2–0, 3–2, 1–0 )
 France PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 4,213
2 May
16:15
France  1–7
( 0–1, 0–2, 1–4 )
 Latvia PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 6,472
2 May
20:15
Russia  4–1
( 3–1, 1–0, 0–0 )
 United States PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 10,230
3 May
16:15
Switzerland   1–4
( 0–1, 0–1, 1–2 )
 Sweden PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 11,327
3 May
20:15
Latvia  1–6
( 0–1, 1–3, 0–2 )
 Russia PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 7,228
4 May
16:15
Sweden  6–3
( 3–0, 2–3, 1–0 )
 France PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 5,051
4 May
20:15
United States  3 – 4 OT
( 0–1, 3–1, 0–1 )
( OT: 0–1 )
  Switzerland PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 10,317

Group F[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Canada 5 4 0 1 0 26 10 +16 13
 Finland 5 2 2 1 0 16 9 +7 11
 Czech Republic 5 3 0 0 2 20 11 +9 9
 Belarus 5 0 3 0 2 8 13 −5 6
 Slovakia 5 0 1 2 2 8 21 −13 4
 Norway 5 0 0 2 3 7 21 −14 2

All times are local (UTC+2).

30 April
16:15
Belarus  3 – 2 OT
( 0–1, 1–1, 1–0 )
( OT: 1–0 )
 Norway Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 3,374
30 April
20:15
Canada  5–1
( 3–0, 0–0, 2–1)
 Czech Republic Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 5,967
1 May
20:15
Finland  2 – 1 OT
( 1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
( OT: 1–0 )
 Slovakia Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 4,444
2 May
16:15
Czech Republic  8–0
( 4–0, 4–0, 0–0)
 Slovakia Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 5,165
2 May
20:15
Finland  1 – 2 GWS
( 0–1, 1–0, 0–0 )
( OT: 0–0 )
( SO: 2–3 )
 Belarus Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 5,621
3 May
16:15
Norway  1–5
( 1–3, 0–2, 0–0 )
 Canada Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 4,023
3 May
20:15
Belarus  0–3
( 0–0, 0–2, 0–1 )
 Czech Republic Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 3,495
4 May
16:15
Slovakia  3 – 2 OT
( 2–0, 0–1, 0–1 )
( OT: 1–0 )
 Norway Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 2,901
4 May
20:15
Canada  3 – 4 GWS
( 1–2, 1–1, 1–0 )
( OT: 0–0 )
( SO: 2–3 )
 Finland Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 5,970

Relegation Round[edit]

The bottom team in the standings from each group of the Preliminary Round played in the Relegation Round. Germany, as hosts of the 2010 tournament, were guaranteed to stay in the top division.[5] Denmark, the best ranked team in the group from the other three teams, stayed in the top division for 2010, while Austria and Hungary were relegated to the Division I tournament.

     Team qualified for the 2010 IIHF World Championship
     Team qualified for the 2010 IIHF World Championship as hosts
     Team relegated to Division I

Group G[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Denmark 3 3 0 0 0 13 4 +9 9
 Austria 3 2 0 0 1 9 5 +4 6
 Germany 3 1 0 0 2 3 5 −2 3
 Hungary 3 0 0 0 3 2 13 −11 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

1 May
16:15
Germany  1–3
( 1–1, 0–0, 0–2 )
 Denmark PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 4,241
1 May
16:15
Austria  6–0
( 1–0, 3–0, 2–0 )
 Hungary Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 4,042
3 May
12:15
Germany  0–1
( 0–0, 0–1, 0–0 )
 Austria PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 3,828
3 May
12:15
Hungary  1–5
( 1–0, 0–2, 0–3 )
 Denmark Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 3,672
4 May
12:15
Hungary  1–2
( 1–1, 0–1, 0–0 )
 Germany PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 3,497
4 May
12:15
Denmark  5–2
( 1–2, 1–0, 3–0 )
 Austria Schluefweg, Kloten
Attendance: 2,798

Playoff Round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
  E1   Russia 4  
  F4   Belarus 3   Semifinal
      QF1   Russia 3  
  Quarterfinal   QF2   United States 2  
  F2   Finland 2
  E3   United States 3         Final
              SF1   Russia 2
  Quarterfinal             SF2   Canada 1
  F1   Canada 4      
  E4   Latvia 2   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      QF3   Canada 3   SF1   United States 2
  Quarterfinal   QF4   Sweden 1     SF2   Sweden 4
  E2   Sweden 3
  F3   Czech Republic 1  

Quarter-finals[edit]

6 May
16:15
Russia  4–3
( 0–0, 3–3, 1–0 )
 Belarus PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 8,337
6 May
20:15
Finland  2–3
( 0–0, 2–3, 0–0 )
 United States PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 9,334
7 May
16:15
Canada  4–2
( 0–0, 3–1, 1–1 )
 Latvia PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 8,042
7 May
20:15
Sweden  3–1
( 0–0, 2–0, 1–1 )
 Czech Republic PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 10,415

Semi-finals[edit]

8 May
16:15
Russia  3–2
( 0–0, 2–2, 1–0 )
 United States PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 11,057
8 May
20:15
Canada  3–1
( 1–0, 2–0, 0–1 )
 Sweden PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 11,477

Bronze Medal Game[edit]

10 May
16:00
Sweden  4–2
( 0–0, 2–1, 2–1 )
 United States PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 11,249

Gold Medal Game[edit]

10 May
20:30
Russia  2–1
( 1–1, 1–0, 0–0 )
 Canada PostFinance Arena, Bern
Attendance: 11,454

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 2009 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Russia
25th title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Russia
Silver medal icon.svg  Canada
Bronze medal icon.svg  Sweden
4  United States
5  Finland
6  Czech Republic
7  Latvia
8  Belarus
9   Switzerland
10  Slovakia
11  Norway
12  France
13  Denmark
14  Austria
15  Germany*
16  Hungary

* Hosts of the 2010 WC, therefore exempt from relegation.

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top 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.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Canada Martin St. Louis 9 4 11 15 +8 2 FW
Russia Ilya Kovalchuk 9 5 9 14 +8 4 FW
Sweden Mattias Weinhandl 9 5 7 12 +1 8 FW
Canada Shea Weber 9 4 8 12 +5 6 D
Canada Jason Spezza 9 7 4 11 +4 2 FW
Canada Steven Stamkos 9 7 4 11 +9 6 FW
Finland Niko Kapanen 7 7 3 10 +1 2 FW
Canada Dany Heatley 9 6 4 10 +3 8 FW
Czech Republic Petr Čajánek 7 5 5 10 +7 10 FW
Russia Alexander Radulov 9 4 6 10 +7 10 FW

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

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[edit]

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

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Canada Chris Mason 240:00 114 4 1.00 96.49 1
Belarus Andrei Mezin 314:05 172 9 1.72 94.77 0
Canada Dwayne Roloson 303:52 158 11 2.17 93.04 0
Russia Ilya Bryzgalov 404:04 198 14 2.08 92.93 1
Latvia Edgars Masaļskis 426:26 233 18 2.53 92.83 1

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

Source: IIHF.com

IIHF Broadcasting rights[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ If the 22 World Championship won by the Soviet Union are included, this total comes to 25.
  2. ^ "Russia beat Canada 2–1 to win world hockey championship". Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Kovalchuk named MVP". Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Armchair supporters". The Economist. 9 February 2010. Archived from the original on 25 February 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "France advances over Germany". IIHF.com. 28 April 2009. Archived from the original on 30 April 2009. Retrieved 28 April 2009. 

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