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2007 IIHF World Championship

The 2007 IIHF World Championship was held between April 27 and May 13, 2007 in Moscow, Russia. It was the 71st annual world championship event run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The tournament was won by Canada with Rick Nash being named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.[1]

2007 IIHF World Championship
2007 Чемпионат мира
2007 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Russia
DatesApril 27 – May 13
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (24th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played56
Goals scored361 (6.45 per match)
Attendance330,708 (5,906 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Sweden Johan Davidsson
(14 points)
MVPCanada Rick Nash
2006
2008

Participating teamsEdit

VenuesEdit

RulesEdit

At the 2007 IIHF World Championships, a three-point system for each game is used. Teams winning in regulation were awarded three points, the loser none. Where there was a tie score in the Preliminary, Playoff and Relegation Rounds, teams were given one point each. A five-minute overtime followed and, if the score was still tied after overtime, Game Winning Shots was used. The team winning in overtime or shoot-out was awarded the extra point for a total of two points.

Preliminary roundEdit

     Team advanced to the Qualifying Round
     Team sent to compete in the Relegation Round

Group AEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 21 3 +18 9
2.    Switzerland 3 2 0 0 1 4 8 −4 6
3.   Italy 3 0 1 0 2 6 12 −6 2
4.   Latvia 3 0 0 1 2 6 14 −8 1

All times local (GMT+4)

April 28, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Switzerland   2–1
( 0 – 0 , 2 – 1 , 0 – 0 )
  LatviaKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,668
April 28, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Sweden  7–1
( 2 – 1 , 4 – 0 , 1 – 0 )
  ItalyKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 4,420
April 30, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Switzerland   2–1
( 1 – 0 , 0 – 0 , 1 – 1 )
  ItalyKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,520
April 30, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Latvia  2–8
( 0 – 1 , 0 – 3 , 2 – 4 )
  SwedenKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 5,250
May 2, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Italy  4 – 3 (OT)
( 0 – 1 , 1 – 0 , 2 – 2 ,
1 – 0 )
  LatviaKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,180
May 2, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Sweden  6–0
( 0 – 0 , 5 – 0 , 1 – 0 )
   SwitzerlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 4900

Group BEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 0 18 6 +12 9
2.   United States 3 2 0 0 1 14 7 +7 6
3.   Belarus 3 1 0 0 2 8 15 −7 3
4.   Austria 3 0 0 0 3 5 17 −12 0

All times local (GMT+4)

April 27, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
United States  6–2
( 3 – 1 , 1 – 1 , 2 – 0 )
  AustriaMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 1,900
April 27, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Belarus  2–8
( 1 – 4 , 1 – 1 , 0 – 3 )
  Czech RepublicMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 5,400
April 29, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Czech Republic  6–1
( 2 – 0 , 1 – 1 , 3 – 0 )
  AustriaMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,500
April 29, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
United States  5–1
( 3 – 0 , 2 – 0 , 0 – 1 )
  BelarusMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 3,600
May 1, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Austria  2–5
( 1 – 2 , 1 – 2 , 0 – 1 )
  BelarusMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 4,700
May 1, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Czech Republic  4–3
( 1 – 0 , 1 – 1 , 2 – 2 )
  United StatesMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 6,100

Group CEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Canada 3 3 0 0 0 12 8 +4 9
2.   Slovakia 3 2 0 0 1 12 6 +6 6
3.   Germany 3 1 0 0 2 8 11 −3 3
4.   Norway 3 0 0 0 3 5 12 −7 0

All times local (GMT+4)

April 28, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Germany  2–3
( 1 – 1 , 1 – 1 , 0 – 1 )
  CanadaMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 4,300
April 28, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Slovakia  3–0
( 2 – 0 , 1 – 0 , 0 – 0 )
  NorwayMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,800
April 30, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Slovakia  5–1
( 1 – 0 , 1 – 0 , 3 – 1 )
  GermanyMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 3,800
April 30, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Canada  4–2
( 2 – 1 , 0 – 1 , 2 – 0 )
  NorwayMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 3,300
May 2, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Norway  3–5
( 0 – 2 , 3 – 3 , 0 – 0 )
  GermanyMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,200
May 2, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Canada  5–4
( 1 – 1 , 3 – 2 , 1 – 1 )
  SlovakiaMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 6,500

Group DEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Russia 3 3 0 0 0 22 6 +16 9
2.   Finland 3 2 0 0 1 15 7 +8 6
3.   Denmark 3 1 0 0 2 7 18 −11 3
4.   Ukraine 3 0 0 0 3 4 17 −13 0

All times local (GMT+4)

April 27, 2007
17:15 (MSD)
Ukraine  0–5
( 0 – 1 , 0 – 3 , 0 – 1 )
  FinlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,500
April 27, 2007
21:15 (MSD)
Russia  9–1
( 3 – 1 , 5 – 0 , 1 – 0 )
  DenmarkKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 12,000
April 29, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Finland  6–2
( 3 – 1 , 1 – 0 , 2 – 1 )
  DenmarkKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,620
April 29, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Russia  8–1
( 2 – 1 , 3 – 0, 3 – 0 )
  UkraineKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,620
May 1, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Denmark  4–3
( 3 – 2 , 1 – 0 , 0 – 1 )
  UkraineKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6720
May 1, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Finland  4–5
( 1 – 2 , 0 – 2 , 3 – 1 )
  RussiaKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 12,000

Qualifying roundEdit

     Team advanced to the Final Round

Group EEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Russia 5 5 0 0 0 27 10 +17 15
2.   Sweden 5 4 0 0 1 21 7 +14 12
3.   Finland 5 3 0 0 2 15 8 +7 9
4.    Switzerland 5 2 0 0 3 9 16 −7 6
5.   Denmark 5 1 0 0 4 11 26 −15 3
6.   Italy 5 0 0 0 5 4 20 −16 0

Results from Preliminary Round games among the qualified teams carry over.

All times local (GMT+4)

May 3, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Switzerland   0–2
( 0 – 0 , 0 – 0 , 0 – 2 )
  FinlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 5,010
May 3, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Denmark  2–5
( 2 – 2 , 0 – 1 , 0 – 2 )
  SwedenKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 3,800
May 4, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Russia  3–0
( 0 – 0 , 1 – 0 , 2 – 0 )
  ItalyKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 10,100
May 5, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Switzerland   4–1
( 1 – 0 , 2 – 1 , 1 – 0 )
  DenmarkKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,200
May 5, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Finland  3–0
( 2 – 0 , 0 – 0 , 1 – 0 )
  ItalyKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 4,815
May 6, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Russia  6–3
( 2 – 0 , 1 – 1 , 3 – 2 )
   SwitzerlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 12,000
May 6, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Sweden  1–0
( 1–0 , 0–0 , 0–0 )
  FinlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 7,200
May 7, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Italy  2–5
( 0–3 , 2–0 , 0–2 )
  DenmarkKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,000
May 7, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Sweden  2–4
( 1–1 , 1–1 , 0–2 )
  RussiaKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 15,000

Group FEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Canada 5 4 1 0 0 24 15 +9 14
2.   United States 5 3 0 0 2 18 13 +5 9
3.   Slovakia 5 3 0 0 2 18 15 +3 9
4.   Czech Republic 5 2 0 1 2 17 14 +3 7
5.   Germany 5 2 0 0 3 11 16 −5 6
6.   Belarus 5 0 0 0 5 14 29 −15 0

Results from Preliminary Round games among the qualified teams carry over.

All times local (GMT+4)

May 3, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
United States  4–2
( 2 – 1 , 2 – 0 , 0 – 1 )
  SlovakiaMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,000
May 3, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Germany  2–0
( 1 – 0 , 0 – 0 , 1 – 0 )
  Czech RepublicMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,600
May 4, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Canada  6–3
( 0 – 1 , 5 – 0 , 1 – 2 )
  BelarusKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,200
May 5, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
United States  3–0
( 1 – 0 , 1 – 0 , 1 – 0 )
  GermanyMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,200
May 5, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Czech Republic  2–3
( 1 – 0 , 0 – 2 , 1 – 1 )
  SlovakiaMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 3,400
May 6, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Slovakia  4–3
( 1 – 1 , 2 – 2, 1 – 0 )
  BelarusMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,800
May 6, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Czech Republic  3 – 4 (OT)
( 1 – 0 , 1 – 1 , 1 – 2 )
( 0–1 )
  CanadaMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 6,500
May 7, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Belarus  5–6
( 2 – 3 , 2 – 1 , 1 – 2 )
  GermanyMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,000
May 7, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Canada  6–3
( 4 – 0 , 1 – 2 , 1 – 1 )
  United StatesMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 5,500

Relegation RoundEdit

The top two teams in the standings after the round-robin were invited back to the 2008 IIHF World Championship, while the bottom two teams were relegated to the 2008 IIHF Division I Tournament.

     Team relegated to Division I

Group GEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1.   Latvia 3 2 0 0 1 14 8 +6 6
2.   Norway 3 1 1 0 1 12 9 +3 5
3.   Austria 3 1 0 1 1 11 12 −1 4
4.   Ukraine 3 1 0 0 2 7 15 −8 3

All times local (GMT+4)

May 4, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Austria  2 – 3 (OT)
( 0 – 0 , 1 – 2 , 1 – 0,
0 – 1 )
  NorwayMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 1,500
May 4, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Latvia  5–0
( 2 – 0 , 2 – 0 , 1 – 0 )
  UkraineMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 2,100
May 6, 2007
12:15 (MSD)
Latvia  5–1
( 1 – 0 , 1 – 0, 3 – 1 )
  AustriaKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,150
May 6, 2007
12:15 (MSD)
Ukraine  3–2
( 1 – 0 , 1 – 2 , 1 – 0 )
  NorwayMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 1,700
May 7, 2007
12:15 (MSD)
Austria  8–4
( 3 – 1 , 3 – 2 , 2 – 1 )
  UkraineKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,020
May 7, 2007
12:15 (MSD)
Norway  7–4
( 3 – 2 , 3 – 0 , 1 – 2 )
  LatviaMytishchi Arena, Mytishchi
Attendance: 1,000

Play offEdit

DrawEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
  E1   Russia 4  
F4   Czech Republic 0  
  QF1   Russia 1  
  QF2   Finland 2  
F2   United States 4 Final
  E3   Finland 5  
    SF1   Finland 2
  SF2   Canada 4
  F1   Canada 5  
E4    Switzerland 1  
  QF3   Canada 4 Bronze medal game
  QF4   Sweden 1  
E2   Sweden 7 SF1   Russia 3
  F3   Slovakia 4   SF2   Sweden 1

QuarterfinalsEdit

All times local (GMT+4)

May 9, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Russia  4–0
( 1 – 0 , 0 – 0 , 3 – 0 )
  Czech RepublicKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 12,000
May 9, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Sweden  7–4
( 1 – 2 , 3 – 0 , 3 – 2 )
  SlovakiaKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 7,000
May 10, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Canada  5–1
( 1 – 0 , 2 – 1 , 2 – 0 )
   SwitzerlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,000
May 10, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
United States  4 – 5 (GWS)
( 0 – 1 , 3 – 3 , 1 – 0 ,
0 – 0 , 0 – 1 )
  FinlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,500

SemifinalsEdit

All times local (GMT+4)

May 12, 2007
15:15 (MSD)
Russia  1 – 2 (OT)
( 1 – 1 , 0 – 0 , 0 – 0 ,
0 – 1 )
  FinlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 12,000
May 12, 2007
19:15 (MSD)
Canada  4–1
( 3 – 0 , 1 – 1 , 0 – 0 )
  SwedenKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 8,000

Bronze Medal GameEdit

All times local (GMT+4)

May 13, 2007
16:15 (MSD)
Russia  3–1
( 2 – 0 , 1 – 0 , 0 – 1 )
  SwedenKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 7,500

Gold Medal GameEdit

All times local (GMT+4)

May 13, 2007
20:15 (MSD)
Canada  4–2
( 2 – 0 , 1 – 0 , 1 – 2 )
  FinlandKhodynka Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 12,000

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 

ChampionsEdit

 2007 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Canada
24th title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:[3]

Rk. Team
    Canada
    Finland
    Russia
4.   Sweden
5.   United States
6.   Slovakia
7.   Czech Republic
8.    Switzerland
9.   Germany
10.   Denmark
11.   Belarus
12.   Italy
13.   Latvia
14.   Norway
15.   Austria
16.   Ukraine

Scoring leadersEdit

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
  Johan Davidsson 9 7 7 14 +3 2 FW
  Aleksey Morozov 7 8 5 13 +9 6 FW
  Sergei Zinovjev 9 3 10 13 +10 12 FW
  Matthew Lombardi 9 6 6 12 +4 4 FW
  Danis Zaripov 9 3 9 12 +10 6 FW
  Rick Nash 9 6 5 11 +8 4 FW
  Alexander Frolov 9 5 6 11 +4 0 FW
  Marián Gáborík 6 5 6 11 +6 14 FW
  Tony Mårtensson 9 4 7 11 +8 8 FW
  Lee Stempniak 7 6 4 10 +2 27 FW

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Leading goaltendersEdit

Player MINS SA GA GAA Sv% SO
  Alexander Eremenko 366 139 6 0.98 95.7 2
  Cam Ward 300 129 11 2.20 91.5 0
  Kari Lehtonen 374 138 12 1.93 91.3 1
  Dwayne Roloson 240 111 10 2.50 91.0 0
  Jonas Hiller 359 167 15 2.51 91.0 0

MINS = Minutes (on ice); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

IIHF Broadcasting rightsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (13 May 2007). "Pure Gold: Canada defeats Finland for 24th title all-time". ihwc.net. Archived from the original on 18 May 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2007.
  2. ^ a b IIHF announces awards, '08 groups
  3. ^ "Final Ranking" (PDF). (53.8 KB)

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit