2017 IIHF World Championship

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2017 IIHF World Championship
2017 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countries  France
 Germany
Dates 5–21 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
2016
2018

The 2017 IIHF World Championship will be hosted by Paris, France and Cologne, Germany from 5 to 21 May 2017.

Bids[edit]

There were two official bids to host these championships.

Denmark has never hosted these championships. Latvia hosted these championships for the first time in 2006. The proposed arenas were Arena Riga and the planned Copenhagen Arena.[1]
France last hosted these championships in 1951. Germany hosted the championships most recently in 2010. The proposed arenas were Bercy Arena in Paris and Lanxess Arena in Cologne.

The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided on May 17, 2013.[2] The united bid of France and Germany received 63 votes, while the bid of Denmark and Latvia received 45.[2]

Participants[edit]

* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2016 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I
= Qualified as co-host

Seeding[edit]

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2016 IIHF World Ranking, which ended at the conclusion of the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[3]

Venues[edit]

Paris, France Cologne, Germany
AccorHotels Arena
Capacity: 15,000
Lanxess Arena
Capacity: 18,500
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.jpg Köln deutz kölnarena.jpg

Rosters[edit]

Each team's roster will consist of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 20 skaters and 3 goaltenders. All 16 participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, will have to submit a "Long List" roster of up to 30 players, no later than two weeks before the tournament, and a final roster by the Passport Control meeting prior to the start of tournament.[4]

Preliminary round[edit]

The schedule was announced on 9 August 2016.[5]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoff round
2  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  Germany (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8  Italy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Division I A
First match(es) will be played on 5 May 2017. Source:
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.
5 May 2017
Sweden   Russia
United States   Germany
6 May 2017
Latvia   Denmark
Slovakia   Italy
Germany   Sweden
7 May 2017
Italy   Russia
United States   Denmark
Latvia   Slovakia
8 May 2017
Germany   Russia
United States   Sweden
9 May 2017
Italy   Latvia
Slovakia   Denmark
10 May 2017
United States   Italy
Slovakia   Germany
11 May 2017
Russia   Denmark
Sweden   Latvia
12 May 2017
Sweden   Italy
Denmark   Germany
13 May 2017
Latvia   United States
Russia   Slovakia
Italy   Germany
14 May 2017
Slovakia   United States
Denmark   Sweden
15 May 2017
Denmark   Italy
Russia   Latvia
16 May 2017
Sweden   Slovakia
Russia   United States
Germany   Latvia

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoff round
2  Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6  Norway 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7  France (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8  Slovenia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Division I A
First match(es) will be played on 5 May 2017. Source:
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.
5 May 2017
Finland   Belarus
Czech Republic   Canada
6 May 2017
Switzerland    Slovenia
Belarus   Czech Republic
Norway   France
7 May 2017
Slovenia   Canada
Finland   France
Norway    Switzerland
8 May 2017
Belarus   Canada
Finland   Czech Republic
9 May 2017
Slovenia   Norway
Switzerland    France
10 May 2017
Switzerland    Belarus
Finland   Slovenia
11 May 2017
Czech Republic   Norway
Canada   France
12 May 2017
Czech Republic   Slovenia
France   Belarus
13 May 2017
Norway   Finland
Slovenia   Belarus
Canada    Switzerland
14 May 2017
France   Czech Republic
Switzerland    Finland
15 May 2017
Canada   Norway
France   Slovenia
16 May 2017
Belarus   Norway
Czech Republic    Switzerland
Canada   Finland

Playoff round[edit]

 
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
 
                   
 
18 May
 
 
 
 
20 May
 
 
 
 
 
18 May
 
 
 
 
 
21 May
 
 
 
 
 
18 May
 
 
 
 
 
20 May
 
 
 
 
 
18 May
 
  Third place
 
 
 
21 May
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ IIHF: Place your bids
  2. ^ a b To Cologne & Paris in 2017, International Ice Hockey Federation
  3. ^ "2017 Worlds groups named". iihfworlds2017.com. 24 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Team Entry Long List". IIHF Tournament Administration Packages. Retrieved 2016-09-25. 
  5. ^ "All systems go for 2017". iihfworlds2017.com. 9 August 2016. 

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