2000 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships

The 2000 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were the 64th such event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. 42 teams representing their countries participated in several levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for division placements in the 2001 competition.

2000 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships
1999
2001

World Championship Group A (Russia)Edit

Final standings
  1.   Czech Republic
  2.   Slovakia
  3.   Finland
  4.   Canada
  5.   United States
  6.    Switzerland
  7.   Sweden
  8.   Latvia
  9.   Belarus
  10.   Norway
  11.   Russia
  12.   Italy
  13.   Austria
  14.   Ukraine
  15.   Francerelegated to Division I for 2001
  16.   Japan

World Championship Group B (Poland)Edit

Played April 12–21 in Katowice and Krakow. This was the final year of the qualifying tournaments (except for the "Far East"), so it was a simple matter of the winner being promoted. This was also the final year of the traditional eight team tournament. Beginning in 2001 Group B would be renamed 'Division I' and consist of two six team divisions.

Final Round 17–24 PlaceEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
17   Germany 7 6 0 1 30 15 12
18   Kazakhstan 7 5 0 2 30 22 10
19   Great Britain 7 4 1 2 31 23 9
20   Poland 7 4 1 2 28 19 9
21   Denmark 7 2 2 3 22 19 6
22   Estonia 7 3 0 4 19 27 6
23   Slovenia 7 0 2 5 16 31 2
24   Netherlands 7 0 2 5 13 33 2

Germany was promoted to the 2001 IIHF World Championship. No team was relegated.

12 AprilGreat Britain  5-6  Estonia
12 AprilGermany  7-2  Slovenia
12 AprilNetherlands  3-5  Kazakhstan
12 AprilPoland  3-3  Denmark
13 AprilSlovenia  3-3  Great Britain
13 AprilGermany  5-1  Netherlands
13 AprilEstonia  0-4  Denmark
13 AprilPoland  2-5  Kazakhstan
15 AprilGreat Britain  9-0  Netherlands
15 AprilDenmark  4-2  Slovenia
15 AprilKazakhstan  4-2  Estonia
15 AprilPoland  6-2  Germany
16 AprilSlovenia  4-9  Kazakhstan
16 AprilEstonia  2-3  Germany
16 AprilDenmark  2-2  Netherlands
16 AprilPoland  4-6  Great Britain
18 AprilNetherlands  2-2  Slovenia
18 AprilKazakhstan  2-5  Germany
18 AprilDenmark  4-5  Great Britain
18 AprilPoland  5-1  Estonia
19 AprilGreat Britain  3-1  Kazakhstan
19 AprilGermany  3-2  Denmark
19 AprilNetherlands  4-5  Estonia
19 AprilPoland  3-1  Slovenia
21 AprilSlovenia  2-3  Estonia
21 AprilGreat Britain  0-5  Germany
21 AprilKazakhstan  4-3  Denmark
21 AprilPoland  5-1  Netherlands

World Championship Group C (China PR)Edit

Played March 20–26 in Beijing. In 1999 Group C was disrupted because of political issues surrounding Kosovo.[1] The IIHF chose to have no team relegated and have Yugoslavia retain their position, the result was a nine team tournament this year. With the forthcoming realignment, four nations had the opportunity to be promoted to Division I, the remaining five would participate in next year's Division II.[2]

First RoundEdit

Group 1Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Hungary 2 2 0 0 16 4 4
  South Korea 2 1 0 1 12 12 2
  Spain 2 0 0 2 5 17 0

Hungary was promoted to Division I

20 MarchSpain  2-7  Hungary
21 MarchSouth Korea  10-3  Spain
22 MarchHungary  9-2  South Korea

Group 2Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Croatia 2 1 1 0 15 4 3
  Romania 2 1 1 0 13 5 3
  Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 1 20 0

Croatia came back from a two goal deficit to tie Romania, and thereby clinch a promotion to Division I.

20 MarchBulgaria  1-9  Romania
21 MarchCroatia  11-0  Bulgaria
22 MarchRomania  4-4  Croatia

Group 3Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  China 2 2 0 0 18 2 4
  Lithuania 2 1 0 1 10 8 2
  FR Yugoslavia 2 0 0 2 0 18 0

China was promoted to Division I.

20 MarchFR Yugoslavia  0-8  Lithuania
21 MarchChina  10-0  FR Yugoslavia
22 MarchLithuania  2-8  China

Final Round 25–27 PlaceEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
25   Hungary 2 2 0 0 16 5 4
26   China 2 1 0 1 7 3 2
27   Croatia 2 0 0 2 3 18 0
24 MarchCroatia  0-5  China
25 MarchChina  2-3  Hungary
26 MarchHungary  13-3  Croatia

Consolation Round 28–30 PlaceEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
28   Lithuania 2 1 1 0 13 8 3
29   South Korea 2 1 0 1 7 11 2
30   Romania 2 0 1 1 8 9 1

Lithuania was promoted to Division I.

24 MarchRomania  5-5  Lithuania
25 MarchLithuania  8-3  South Korea
26 MarchSouth Korea  4-3  Romania

Consolation Round 31–33 PlaceEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
31   Spain 2 1 1 0 6 4 3
32   FR Yugoslavia 2 0 2 0 4 4 2
33   Bulgaria 2 0 1 1 6 8 1
24 MarchBulgaria  3-3  FR Yugoslavia
25 MarchFR Yugoslavia  1-1  Spain
26 MarchSpain  5-3  Bulgaria

World Championship Group D (Iceland)Edit

Played April 10–16 in Reykjavik. The upcoming realignment meant that seven of the nine teams moved up to "Division II" for 2001.

First RoundEdit

Group 1Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Israel 2 2 0 0 21 3 4
  Iceland 2 1 0 1 13 6 2
  Turkey 2 0 0 2 0 25 0

Both Israel and Iceland were promoted to Division II.

10 AprilTurkey  0-10  Iceland
11 AprilIceland  3-6  Israel
12 AprilIsrael  15-0  Turkey

Group 2Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Australia 2 2 0 0 17 0 4
  New Zealand 2 1 0 1 4 11 2
  Luxembourg 2 0 0 2 1 11 0

Both Australia and New Zealand were promoted to Division II.

10 AprilLuxembourg  0-7  Australia
11 AprilNew Zealand  4-1  Luxembourg
12 AprilAustralia  10-0  New Zealand

Group 3Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Belgium 2 2 0 0 15 1 4
  South Africa 2 1 0 1 10 14 2
  Mexico 2 0 0 2 4 14 0

Both Belgium and South Africa were promoted to Division II.

10 AprilMexico  0-5  Belgium
11 AprilSouth Africa  9-4  Mexico
12 AprilBelgium  10-1  South Africa

Final Round 34–36 PlaceEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
34   Israel 2 1 1 0 10 4 3
35   Belgium 2 1 1 0 8 4 3
36   Australia 2 0 0 2 6 16 0
14 AprilAustralia  3-7  Belgium
15 AprilBelgium  1-1  Israel
16 AprilIsrael  9-3  Australia

Consolation Round 37–39 PlaceEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
37   South Africa 2 2 0 0 16 5 4
38   Iceland 2 1 0 1 9 12 2
39   New Zealand 2 0 0 2 5 13 0
14 AprilNew Zealand  2-7  South Africa
15 AprilSouth Africa  9-3  Iceland
16 AprilIceland  6-3  New Zealand

Consolation Round 40–42 PlaceEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
40   Mexico 2 2 0 0 12 3 4
41   Luxembourg 2 1 0 1 8 12 2
42   Turkey 2 0 0 2 7 12 0

Both Luxembourg and Turkey had to stay behind in what was initially called Division II Qualification (later renamed Division III). There was no third team to play against so they both simply skipped a year and joined Division II in 2002

14 AprilLuxembourg  1-7  Mexico
15 AprilMexico  5-2  Turkey
16 AprilTurkey  5-7  Luxembourg

CitationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Complete results at Passionhockey.com
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 164–5.
  • Group A official results
  • Group B official results
  • Group C official results
  • Group D official results

See also: Women's Championship, World Juniors