2016 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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2016 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2015
2017

The 2016 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships was the 80th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams participated at several levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2017 competition.

Championship (top division)[edit]

The tournament took place in Russia from 6 May to 22 May 2016.[1]

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.

Division I[edit]

Group A was held in Katowice, Poland from 23–29 April 2016 and Group B in Zagreb, Croatia from 17–23 April 2016.[1]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Slovenia (P) 5 4 0 0 1 18 8 +10 12 Promoted to the 2017 Top division
2  Italy (P) 5 3 0 0 2 11 10 +1 9[a]
3  Poland (H) 5 3 0 0 2 17 12 +5 9[a]
4  Austria 5 2 1 0 2 11 8 +3 8
5  South Korea 5 2 0 1 2 11 11 0 7
6  Japan (R) 5 0 0 0 5 7 26 −19 0 Relegation to Division I 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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Italy 3–1 Poland

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Ukraine (P) 5 4 0 0 1 20 6 +14 12 Promoted to Division I A
2  Great Britain 5 3 1 0 1 23 7 +16 11
3  Lithuania 5 3 0 1 1 15 14 +1 10
4  Croatia (H) 5 2 1 0 2 21 17 +4 8
5  Estonia 5 1 0 1 3 12 23 −11 4
6  Romania (R) 5 0 0 0 5 8 32 −24 0 Relegation to Division II 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.
(H) Host; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Division II[edit]

Group A was held in Jaca, Spain and Group B in Mexico City, Mexico from 9–15 April 2016.[1]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Netherlands (P) 5 4 1 0 0 24 6 +18 14 Promoted to Division I B
2  Spain (H) 5 3 1 1 0 17 9 +8 12
3  Belgium 5 1 2 0 2 15 18 −3 7[a]
4  Serbia 5 2 0 1 2 16 14 +2 7[a]
5  Iceland 5 1 0 1 3 16 23 −7 4
6  China (R) 5 0 0 1 4 6 24 −18 1 Relegation to Division II 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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Belgium 4–2 Serbia

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Australia (P) 5 4 1 0 0 58 10 +48 14 Promoted to Division II A
2  Mexico (H) 5 4 0 1 0 30 13 +17 13
3  Israel 5 2 0 0 3 22 33 −11 6
4  New Zealand 5 2 0 0 3 27 19 +8 6
5  North Korea 5 2 0 0 3 24 42 −18 6
6  Bulgaria (R) 5 0 0 0 5 8 52 −44 0 Relegation to Division III
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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Division III[edit]

The tournament was held in Istanbul, Turkey from 31 March to 6 April 2016.[1] Prior to the start of the tournament the United Arab Emirates withdrew, leaving six teams to play.[2] Due to eligibility violations all of Georgia's games were declared 5–0 forfeits.[3]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Turkey (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 35 7 +28 15 Promoted to Division II B
2  South Africa 5 4 0 0 1 29 10 +19 12
3  Luxembourg 5 3 0 0 2 29 14 +15 9
4  Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 2 0 0 3 12 35 −23 6
5  Hong Kong 5 1 0 0 4 12 26 −14 3
6  Georgia 5 0 0 0 5 0 25 −25 0
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; (P) Promoted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Tournament allocations". iihfworlds2015.com. 15 May 2015. 
  2. ^ IIHF (2016-03-31). "Men's Div. III begins". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  3. ^ IIHF. "Division III standings". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2016-10-20. 

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