2015 IIHF World Championship

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2015 IIHF World Championship
IIIHF World Cempionship 2015.PNG
Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates 1–17 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
2014
2016

2015 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by the Czech Republic in the cities of Prague and Ostrava.

Bids[edit]

On May 21, 2010, the Czech bid was successful and got 84 votes in the race for hosting the 2015 IIHF World Championship. The application beat out that from Kiev, Ukraine (22 votes).[1]

The two venues for the tournament will be O2 Arena (formerly Sazka Arena) in Prague and ČEZ Aréna in Ostrava, the same two venues that co-hosted the 2004 IIHF World Championship. Before Ostrava was announced, Plzeň, Brno, Pardubice, and even Bratislava, Slovakia were considered.[2][3]

Venues[edit]

Prague Ostrava
O2 Arena
Capacity: 17,360
ČEZ Aréna
Capacity: 10,107
O2 Arena, od Českomoravské.jpg CEZ arena.JPG

Participants[edit]

Countries participating in the 2015 IIHF Men's World Championship. The host country (Czech Republic) marked in red. Ice hockey teams of Austria and Slovenia marked in light-blue (as qualified through winning a promotion at the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division I). Others participating countries marked in blue (or navy).
* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2014 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division I
= Qualified as host

Seeding[edit]

The seeding in the preliminary round will be based on the 2014 IIHF World Ranking, which ends at the conclusion of the 2014 IIHF World Championship. Slovakia and Switzerland will swap their slots between their groups to optimize the seeding for the Czech organizers.[4]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B[edit]

Team GP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Worlds come back to Prague". IIHF. 2010-05-21. Archived from the original on 4 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ Vezme Plzeň Ostravě také mistrovství světa v hokeji?
  3. ^ Prague & Bratislava to co-host Worlds?
  4. ^ "Sweden defends first place". iihfworlds2014.com. 2014-05-25.