2016 IIHF World Championship

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2016 IIHF World Championship
2016 IIHF World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates 6–22 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (26th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Russia
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 363 (5.67 per match)
Attendance 417,414 (6,522 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Russia Vadim Shipachyov
(18 points)
MVP Finland Patrik Laine
2015
2017
2016 postage stamp of Russia, dedicated to 2016 IIHF World Championship. Laika, the mascot of the championship, is in the centre.

The 2016 IIHF World Championship was the 80th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), being held in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 6 May to 22 May 2016.[1] Canada entered the tournament as the defending 2015 champions. Hungary returned to the Championship after a 6-year absence, and Kazakhstan after a 1-year absence.[2]

Canada won their 26th gold medal, defeating Finland 2–0 in the gold medal game.[3] With the win Corey Perry became the second consecutive Canadian team captain to earn membership in the Triple Gold Club.[4] Russia won the bronze medal, defeating the United States 7–2 in the bronze medal game.[5]

Bids[edit]

There were three official bids to host these championships. The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided during the final weekend of the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia.[6]

Denmark has never hosted these championships. The tournament was proposed to run from May 6–22, 2016 in Parken Stadium (Copenhagen, 15,000 seats) and Jyske Bank Boxen (Herning, 12,000 seats).[6]
Russia was the only bidder to ever have hosted these championships, with the most recent being in 2007. The tournament was proposed to run from April 29 – May 15, 2016 in Megasport Arena (Moscow, 13,577 seats) and Ice Palace (Saint Petersburg, 12,300 seats).[6]
Ukraine, like Denmark, has never hosted these championships. The tournament was proposed to run from May 6–22, 2016 in Palace of Sports (Kiev, 7,000 seats) and a new 12,000 seat arena to be built by 2015 in Kiev.[6]

Venues[edit]

Moscow Saint Petersburg
VTB Ice Palace Yubileyny Sports Palace
Capacity: 12,100 Capacity: 7,300
ВТБ Ледовый дворец, вход для зрителей.JPG Yubileyniy in SPB.jpg

Participants[edit]

* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I
= Qualified as host

Format[edit]

The 16 teams were split into two groups of eight teams. After playing a round-robin, the top four teams advance to the knockout stage, to play out the winner. The last team of each group will be relegated to Division I the following year.[7]

Seeding[edit]

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2015 IIHF World Ranking, which ended at the conclusion of the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[8]

Rosters[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2016 IIHF World Championship rosters.

Each team's roster consisted of at least 15 skaters (forwards and defencemen) and two goaltenders, and at most 22 skaters and three goaltenders. All 16 participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a roster by the first IIHF directorate meeting.

Officials[edit]

The IIHF selected 16 referees and 16 linesmen to work the tournament.[9]

Henrik Pihlblad, Tobias Wehrli, Stefan Fonselius and Peter Šefčík during Norway vs. Denmark match
Referees Linesmen

Preliminary round[edit]

The schedule was released on 15 July 2015.[10]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Czech Republic 7 5 1 1 0 27 12 +15 18 Playoff round
2  Russia (H) 7 6 0 0 1 32 10 +22 18
3  Sweden 7 3 2 0 2 23 18 +5 13
4  Denmark 7 2 2 1 2 17 22 −5 11
5  Norway 7 2 1 0 4 13 22 −9 8[a]
6   Switzerland 7 1 1 3 2 20 26 −6 8[a]
7  Latvia 7 1 0 3 3 13 22 −9 6
8  Kazakhstan (R) 7 0 1 0 6 15 28 −13 2 Relegation to Division I A[b]
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Norway 4–3 Switzerland
  2. ^ The rules state that "the bottom ranked two teams will be relegated" and the 2017 hosts (France and Germany) cannot be relegated by rule.[11]
6 May 2016
Sweden  2–1 (OT)  Latvia
Czech Republic  3–0  Russia
7 May 2016
Switzerland   2–3 (GWS)  Kazakhstan
Norway  0–3  Denmark
Latvia  3–4 (GWS)  Czech Republic
8 May 2016
Kazakhstan  4–6  Russia
Norway  4–3 (OT)   Switzerland
Sweden  5–2  Denmark
9 May 2016
Latvia  0–4  Russia
Sweden  2–4  Czech Republic
10 May 2016
Switzerland   3–2 (OT)  Denmark
Kazakhstan  2–4  Norway
11 May 2016
Switzerland   5–4  Latvia
Sweden  7–3  Kazakhstan
12 May 2016
Czech Republic  7–0  Norway
Russia  10–1  Denmark
13 May 2016
Czech Republic  3–1  Kazakhstan
Denmark  3–2 (GWS)  Latvia
14 May 2016
Norway  2–3  Sweden
Russia  5–1   Switzerland
Kazakhstan  1–2  Latvia
15 May 2016
Denmark  2–1 (GWS)  Czech Republic
Switzerland   2–3 (GWS)  Sweden
16 May 2016
Russia  3–0  Norway
Denmark  4–1  Kazakhstan
17 May 2016
Czech Republic  5–4   Switzerland
Latvia  1–3  Norway
Russia  4–1  Sweden

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Finland 7 7 0 0 0 29 6 +23 21 Playoff round
2  Canada 7 6 0 0 1 34 8 +26 18
3  Germany 7 4 0 1 2 22 20 +2 13
4  United States 7 3 0 1 3 22 18 +4 10
5  Slovakia 7 2 1 0 4 15 23 −8 8
6  Belarus 7 2 0 0 5 16 32 −16 6
7  France 7 1 1 0 5 11 23 −12 5
8  Hungary (R) 7 1 0 0 6 12 31 −19 3 Relegation to Division I A[a]
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The rules state that "the bottom ranked two teams will be relegated" and the 2017 hosts (France and Germany) cannot be relegated by rule.[12][13]


6 May 2016
United States  1–5  Canada
Finland  6–2  Belarus
7 May 2016
Slovakia  4–1  Hungary
France  3–2 (GWS)  Germany
Belarus  3–6  United States
8 May 2016
Hungary  1–7  Canada
Finland  5–1  Germany
France  1–5  Slovakia
9 May 2016
Belarus  0–8  Canada
Finland  3–2  United States
10 May 2016
Slovakia  1–5  Germany
Hungary  2–6  France
11 May 2016
Slovakia  2–4  Belarus
Finland  3–0  Hungary
12 May 2016
United States  4–0  France
Canada  5–2  Germany
13 May 2016
United States  5–1  Hungary
Germany  5–2  Belarus
14 May 2016
France  1–3  Finland
Hungary  5–2  Belarus
Canada  5–0  Slovakia
15 May 2016
Germany  3–2  United States
Slovakia  0–5  Finland
16 May 2016
Canada  4–0  France
Germany  4–2  Hungary
17 May 2016
United States  2–3 (OT)  Slovakia
Belarus  3–0  France
Canada  0–4  Finland

Playoff round[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
  A1   Czech Republic 1  
  B4   United States (GWS) 2   Semifinal
      B4   United States 3  
  Quarterfinal   B2   Canada 4  
  B2   Canada 6
  A3   Sweden 0         Final
              B2   Canada 2
  Quarterfinal             B1   Finland 0
  B1   Finland 5      
  A4   Denmark 1   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      B1   Finland 3   B4   United States 2
  Quarterfinal   A2   Russia 1     A2   Russia 7
  A2   Russia 4
  B3   Germany 1  

Final[edit]

22 May 2016
20:45
Finland  0–2
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
 Canada VTB Ice Palace, Moscow
Attendance: 11,509

Final ranking[edit]

Team Canada celebrates with the cup
Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 B  Canada 10 9 0 0 1 46 11 +35 27 Champions
2 B  Finland 10 9 0 0 1 37 10 +27 27 Runners-up
3 A  Russia (H) 10 8 0 0 2 44 16 +28 24 Third place
4 B  United States 10 3 1 1 5 29 30 −1 12 Fourth place
5 A  Czech Republic 8 5 1 2 0 28 14 +14 19 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6 A  Sweden 8 3 2 0 3 23 24 −1 13
7 B  Germany 8 4 0 1 3 23 24 −1 13
8 A  Denmark 8 2 2 1 3 18 27 −9 11
9 B  Slovakia 7 2 1 0 4 15 23 −8 8 Eliminated in
Group stage
10 A  Norway 7 2 1 0 4 13 22 −9 8
11 A   Switzerland 7 1 1 3 2 20 26 −6 8
12 B  Belarus 7 2 0 0 5 16 32 −16 6
13 A  Latvia 7 1 0 3 3 13 22 −9 6
14 B  France 7 1 1 0 5 11 23 −12 5
15 B  Hungary 7 1 0 0 6 12 31 −19 3 2017 IIHF World Championship Division I
16 A  Kazakhstan 7 0 1 0 6 15 28 −13 2
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

Awards and statistics[edit]

Awards[edit]

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Russia Vadim Shipachyov 10 6 12 18 +10 8 F
Russia Artemi Panarin 10 6 9 15 +9 4 F
Russia Evgenii Dadonov 10 6 7 13 +10 6 F
Finland Patrik Laine 10 7 5 12 +4 4 F
Finland Mikael Granlund 10 4 8 12 +6 2 F
Canada Derick Brassard 10 5 6 11 +9 4 F
Russia Pavel Datsyuk 10 1 10 11 +6 0 F
Canada Matt Duchene 10 5 5 10 +10 2 F
Finland Mikko Koivu 10 4 6 10 +8 12 F
Canada Mark Stone 10 4 6 10 +8 6 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leaders[edit]

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

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Czech Republic Dominik Furch 255:00 4 0.94 100 96.00 2
Finland Mikko Koskinen 479:01 9 1.13 169 94.67 1
Canada Cam Talbot 480:00 10 1.25 167 94.01 4
Denmark Sebastian Dahm 434:04 16 2.21 248 93.55 1
Russia Sergei Bobrovsky 520:51 15 1.73 218 93.12 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ IIHF: 2016 Worlds go to Russia
  2. ^ Merk, Martin (2015-06-02). "To Russia with love". IIHFWorlds2016.com. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Connor-da Gold!". iihfworlds2016.com. 22 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Nelson, Dustin L. (May 22, 2016). "Corey Perry Enters Triple Gold Club". The Hockey Writers. The Hockey Writers. Retrieved May 22, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Happy ending for hosts". iihfworlds2016.com. 22 May 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d Three bids for 2016
  7. ^ Format
  8. ^ "Canada tops World Ranking". iihfworlds2015.com. 17 May 2015. 
  9. ^ Match officials
  10. ^ "Russia to open vs. Czechs". iihfworlds2016.com. 15 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "Statutes and Bylaws (701.3)" (PDF). iihf.com. 10 September 2015. 
  12. ^ "Statutes and Bylaws (701.3)" (PDF). iihf.com. 10 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Tournament Format". iihf.com. 22 April 2016. 

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