2015 IIHF World Championship

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2015 IIHF World Championship
2015 IIHF World Championship.svg
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]

The schedule was released on 21 August 2014.[5]

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group A[edit]

     Team advances to the playoff round
     Team relegated to Division I A
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
1 May 2015
Canada   Latvia
Czech Republic   Sweden
2 May 2015
Switzerland    Austria
France   Germany
Latvia   Czech Republic
3 May 2015
Austria   Sweden
Canada   Germany
France    Switzerland
4 May 2015
Latvia   Sweden
Canada   Czech Republic
5 May 2015
Switzerland    Germany
Austria   France
6 May 2015
Switzerland    Latvia
Sweden   Canada
7 May 2015
Czech Republic   France
Sweden   Germany
8 May 2015
Czech Republic   Austria
Germany   Latvia
9 May 2015
France   Canada
Austria   Latvia
Sweden    Switzerland
10 May 2015
Germany   Czech Republic
Switzerland    Canada
11 May 2015
Germany   Austria
Sweden   France
12 May 2015
Canada   Austria
Latvia   France
Czech Republic    Switzerland

Group B[edit]

     Team advances to the playoff round
     Team relegated to Division I A
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
1 May 2015
United States   Finland
Russia   Norway
2 May 2015
Slovakia   Denmark
Belarus   Slovenia
Norway   United States
3 May 2015
Russia   Slovenia
Belarus   Slovakia
Denmark   Finland
4 May 2015
Russia   United States
Norway   Finland
5 May 2015
Denmark   Belarus
Slovakia   Slovenia
6 May 2015
Russia   Denmark
Slovakia   Norway
7 May 2015
United States   Belarus
Finland   Slovenia
8 May 2015
Slovenia   Norway
United States   Denmark
9 May 2015
Belarus   Russia
Finland   Slovakia
Denmark   Norway
10 May 2015
Slovenia   United States
Slovakia   Russia
11 May 2015
Finland   Belarus
Slovenia   Denmark
12 May 2015
Norway   Belarus
United States   Slovakia
Finland   Russia

Playoff round[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
     
      Semifinal
          
  Quarterfinal      
   
            Final
               
  Quarterfinal              
         
      Semifinal   Bronze medal game
           
  Quarterfinal          
   
     

Quarterfinals[edit]

14 May 2015
15:15
15:15 ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
14 May 2015
16:15
16:15 O2 Arena, Prague
14 May 2015
19:15
19:15 ČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
14 May 2015
20:15
20:15 O2 Arena, Prague

Semifinals[edit]

16 May 2015
15:15
WQF1 15:15 WQF2 O2 Arena, Prague
16 May 2015
19:15
WQF3 19:15 WQF4 O2 Arena, Prague

Bronze medal game[edit]

17 May 2015
16:15
LSF1 16:15 LSF2 O2 Arena, Prague

Gold medal game[edit]

17 May 2015
20:45
WSF1 20:45 WSF2 O2 Arena, Prague

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. 
  5. ^ "Schedule released". iihfworlds2015.com. 2014-08-21. 

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