2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship

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2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship
2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  Germany
Dates 1–7 June
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Germany
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Slovenia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 23

The 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship was the 17th IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, an international inline hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The World Championship ran alongside the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I tournament and took place between 1 and 7 July in Ingolstadt, Germany. The tournament was won by Canada, earning their second World Championship title. Germany finished in second place and Finland third after defeating Slovenia in the bronze medal match. Great Britain were relegated to Division I for 2013 after losing the relegation game against Sweden.

Qualification[edit]

Seven of the eight teams automatically qualified for the 2012 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship while the eighth spot was awarded to the winner of the 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I tournament. The 2011 Division I tournament was won by Great Britain who defeated Hungary 3-2 in the final.[1]

Seeding and groups[edit]

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the final standings at the 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship and 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I.[3] The World Championships groups are named Group A and Group B while the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I tournament use Group C and Group D, as both tournaments were held in Ingolstadt, Germany.[3] The teams were grouped accordingly by seeding at the previous year's tournament (in parenthesis is the corresponding seeding):

Preliminary round[edit]

Eight participating teams were placed in the following two groups. After playing a round-robin, every team advanced to the Playoff round.

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 22 13 +9 6
 Czech Republic 3 1 1 0 1 16 16 0 5
 Great Britain 3 1 0 1 1 9 19 -10 4
 Finland 3 1 0 0 2 12 11 +1 3
1 June 2012
14:00
Sweden  5–3  Finland Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
1 June 2012
18:00
Great Britain  4–5 OT  Czech Republic Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
2 June 2012
14:00
Sweden  13–3  Great Britain Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
2 June 2012
18:00
Czech Republic  4–8  Finland Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
3 June 2012
14:00
Finland  1–2  Great Britain Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
3 June 2012
18:00
Czech Republic  7–4  Sweden Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 14 10 +4 9
 Canada 3 1 0 1 1 10 12 -2 4
 Germany 3 1 0 0 2 14 14 0 3
 Slovenia 3 0 1 0 2 14 16 -2 2
1 June 2012
16:00
Canada  4–5 OT  Slovenia Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
1 June 2012
20:00
Germany  4–5  United States Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
2 June 2012
16:00
Canada  4–3  Germany Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
2 June 2012
20:00
United States  5–4  Slovenia Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
3 June 2012
16:00
Slovenia  5–7  Germany Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
3 June 2012
20:00
United States  4–2  Canada Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Playoff Round[edit]

All eight teams advanced into the playoff round and were seeded into the quarterfinals according to their result in the preliminary round. The winning quarterfinalists advanced through to the semifinals, while the losing teams moved through to the placement round. Great Britain was relegated after losing the final placement round game against Sweden, while the United States and Czech Republic finished fifth and sixth respectively after their wins in the placement round. In the semifinals Canada defeated Slovenia and Germany beat Finland, both advancing to the gold medal game. After losing the semifinals Slovenia and Finland played off for the bronze medal with Finland winning 9–4. Canada defeated Germany 9–5 in the gold medal game, earning their second World Championship title.

  Quarterfinal                    
  B2  Canada 9  
  A3  Great Britain 3   Semifinal
      QF1  Canada 5  
  Quarterfinal   QF2  Slovenia 3  
  A1  Sweden 3
  B4  Slovenia 4         Final
              SF1  Canada 9
  Quarterfinal             SF2  Germany 5
  A2  Czech Republic 5      
  B3  Germany 6   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      QF3  Germany 3   SF1  Slovenia 4
  Quarterfinal   QF4  Finland 2     SF2  Finland 9
  A4  Finland 5
  B1  United States 4  

Quarterfinals[edit]

All times are local (UTC+2).

5 June 2012
14:00
Canada  9–3  Great Britain Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
5 June 2012
16:00
Sweden  3–4 OT  Slovenia Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
5 June 2012
18:00
United States  4–5  Finland Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
5 June 2012
20:00
Czech Republic  5–6 GWS  Germany Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Placement round[edit]

6 June 2012
14:00
Sweden  4–5 GWS  Czech Republic Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
6 June 2012
16:00
United States  18–1  Great Britain Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Semifinals[edit]

6 June 2012
18:00
Canada  5–3  Slovenia Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt
6 June 2012
20:00
Germany  3–2  Finland Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Relegation round[edit]

7 June 2012
10:00
Sweden  7–2  Great Britain Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Bronze medal game[edit]

7 June 2012
16:00
Finland  9–4  Slovenia Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Gold medal game[edit]

7 June 2012
18:00
Canada  9–5  Germany Saturn Arena, Ingolstadt

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 IIHF In-Line World Championship Div I Group C+D". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Tournament Progress" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-06-25. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  3. ^ a b "IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2014-12-31. 

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