2011 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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2011 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
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2012

The 2011 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships was the 75th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams representing 48 countries participated in four levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2012 competition. Finland won the championship with a 6-1 win in the final game against Sweden.

Championship[edit]

The Championship took place between sixteen teams from 29 April to 15 May 2011. Slovakia hosted the event with games being played in Bratislava and Košice.

Championship — Final Standings

  1.  Finland
  2.  Sweden
  3.  Czech Republic
  4.  Russia
  5.  Canada
  6.  Norway
  7.  Germany
  8.  United States
  9.  Switzerland
  10.  Slovakia
  11.  Denmark
  12.  France
  13.  Latvia
  14.  Belarus
  15.  Austriarelegated to Division I for 2012
  16.  Sloveniarelegated to Division I for 2012

Division I[edit]

Division I competition took place April 17 to April 23, 2011. Group A games were played in Budapest, Hungary and Group B was played in Kiev, Ukraine. Prior to the start of the tournament the Japanese national team announced they would withdraw, citing the recent earthquake and tsunami. The IIHF council voted unanimously to allow Japan to maintain their seeded position in their respective tournaments for 2012, and the fifth placed team this year would be relegated.[1]

Division II[edit]

Participants in Division II tournament were in two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Melbourne, Australia, from April 4 to April 10, 2011. Group B's games were played in Zagreb, Croatia, from April 10 to April 16, 2011. Prior to the start of the tournament, the North Korean national team announced they would withdraw, citing financial reasons. All games against them were counted as a forfeit, with a score of 5–0 for the opposing team.[2]

Division III[edit]

Division III was held from April 11 to April 17, 2011. This tournament was contested in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to the start of the tournament, the Mongolian national team announced they would withdraw, citing financial reasons. All games against them were counted as a forfeit, with a score of 5–0 for the opposing team.[3]

Division III — Final Standings

  1.  Israelpromoted to Division II for 2012
  2.  South Africapromoted to Division II for 2012
  3.  Turkey
  4.  Luxembourg
  5.  Greece
  6.  Mongolia (withdrew from tournament)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IIHF (2011-03-29). "Japan withdraws from events". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  2. ^ IIHF (2011-03-28). "Withdrawals from Division II". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2011-03-28. 
  3. ^ IIHF (2011-03-31). "Mongolia cancels trips". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 

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