2008 IIHF World Championship Division I

The 2008 IIHF Division I World Championship was an ice hockey tournament under the authority of the International Ice Hockey Federation. It was contested from April 13–19, 2008. The tournament was played amongst two separate groups, with the best team in each group, Austria and Hungary, advanced to the top-level championship in 2009. The bottom teams in each group, South Korea and Estonia, were relegated to the lower-level Division II.

2008 IIHF World Championship
Division I
2008 IIHF World Championship Division I Logo.png
Tournament details
Host countries Austria
 Japan
DatesApril 13 – April 19
Teams12 (two groups of 6)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Attendance48,239 (1,608 per match)
2007
2009

Group A's tournament was held in Innsbruck, Austria. The Group B games was hosted by Sapporo, Japan.

ParticipantsEdit

Group AEdit

Group A was contested in Innsbruck.

Team Qualification
  Austria Host, Relegated from Elite Pool in 2007.
  Great Britain Placed fourth in Group B at the 2007 Division I tournament.
  Kazakhstan Placed third in Group A at the 2007 Division I tournament.
  South Korea Placed first in Division II tournament pool, Promoted to Division I.
  Netherlands Placed fifth in Group A at the 2007 Division I tournament.
  Poland Placed second in Group A at the 2007 Division I tournament.

Group BEdit

Group B was contested in Sapporo.

Team Qualification
  Croatia Placed first in Division II tournament pool, Promoted to Division I.
  Estonia Placed fourth in Group A at the 2007 Division I tournament.
  Hungary Placed second in Group B at the 2007 Division I tournament.
  Japan Host, placed third in Group B at the 2007 Division I
  Lithuania Placed fifth in Group B at the 2007 Division I tournament.
  Ukraine Relegated from Elite Pool at the 2007 tournament.

Tournament resultsEdit

Group AEdit

Promoted to Elite Pool for 2009
Relegated to Division II for 2009
Group A Final standings
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1   Austria 5 5 0 0 0 34 12 22 15
2   Kazakhstan 5 3 1 0 1 21 12 9 11
3   Poland 5 2 1 1 1 18 17 1 9
4   Great Britain 5 2 0 1 2 19 17 2 7
5   Netherlands 5 0 1 0 4 15 30 −15 2
6   South Korea 5 0 0 1 4 8 27 −19 1
Results

All times local.

April 13, 2008
13:30
Netherlands  3–6
( 1 – 3, 1 – 0, 1 – 3 )
  KazakhstanTWK Arena
Attendance: 1354
April 13, 2008
16:30
Great Britain  1 – 2 (PS)
( 0 – 1, 1 – 0, 0 – 0, 0 – 0, 0 – 1 )
  PolandTWK Arena
Attendance: 2490
April 13, 2008
20:30
South Korea  0–8
( 0 – 3, 0 – 4, 0 – 1 )
  AustriaTWK Arena
Attendance: 3100
April 14, 2008
13:30
Poland  6–4
( 2 – 2, 1 – 1, 3 – 1 )
  NetherlandsTWK Arena
Attendance: 1090
April 14, 2008
17:00
Kazakhstan  5–1
( 2 – 0, 1 – 0, 2 – 1 )
  South KoreaTWK Arena
Attendance: 1270
April 14, 2008
20:30
Austria  10–5
( 4 – 3, 3 – 0, 3 – 2 )
  Great BritainTWK Arena
Attendance: 3100
April 16, 2008
13:30
South Korea  1–4
( 0 – 1, 0 – 1, 1 – 2 )
  Great BritainTWK Arena
Attendance: 897
April 16, 2008
17:00
Poland  3 – 4 (PS)
( 0 – 1, 0 – 1, 3 – 1, 0 – 0, 0 – 1)
  KazakhstanTWK Arena
Attendance: 2132
April 16, 2008
20:30
Austria  5–1
( 0 – 0, 1 – 1, 4 – 0 )
  NetherlandsTWK Arena
Attendance: 3100
April 18, 2008
13:30
Great Britain  8–1
( 2 – 0, 4 – 0, 2 – 1 )
  NetherlandsTWK Arena
Attendance: 1249
April 18, 2008
17:00
Poland  4–1
( 0 – 0, 2 – 1, 2 – 0)
  South KoreaTWK Arena
Attendance: 2005
April 18, 2008
20:30
Kazakhstan  3–4
( 1 – 1, 1 – 2, 1 – 1 )
  AustriaTWK Arena
Attendance: 3200
April 19, 2008
13:30
Netherlands  6 – 5 (OT)
( 2 – 1, 2 – 3, 1 – 1, 1 – 0 )
  South KoreaTWK Arena
Attendance: 1890
April 19, 2008
17:00
Kazakhstan  3–1
( 1 – 1, 0 – 0, 2 – 0 )
  Great BritainTWK Arena
Attendance: 2400
April 19, 2008
20:30
Austria  7–3
( 1 – 1, 5 – 0, 1 – 2 )
  PolandTWK Arena
Attendance: 3200

Group BEdit

Promoted to Elite Pool for 2009
Relegated to Division II for 2009
Group B Final standings
Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1   Hungary 5 5 0 0 0 22 7 15 15
2   Ukraine 5 3 1 0 1 18 8 10 11
3   Japan 5 3 0 1 1 19 10 9 10
4   Lithuania 5 2 0 0 3 9 21 −12 6
5   Croatia 5 0 1 0 4 5 15 −10 2
6   Estonia 5 0 0 1 4 9 21 −12 1
Results

All times local.

April 13, 2008
13:00
Croatia  0–4
( 0 – 1, 0 – 1, 0 – 2 )
  UkraineTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 593
April 13, 2008
16:30
Estonia  3–5
( 1 – 2, 2 – 1, 0 – 2 )
  HungaryTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 978
April 13, 2008
20:00
Lithuania  0–5
( 0 – 4, 0 – 0, 0 – 1 )
  JapanTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 708
April 14, 2008
13:00
Ukraine  3–1
( 0 – 0, 2 – 1, 1 – 0 )
  EstoniaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 195
April 14, 2008
16:30
Hungary  6–0
( 2 – 0, 2 – 0, 2 – 0 )
  LithuaniaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 708
April 14, 2008
20:00
Japan  3–0
( 1 – 0, 0 – 0, 2 – 0 )
  CroatiaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 1145
April 16, 2008
13:00
Croatia  2 – 1 (PS)
( 0 – 1, 1 – 0, 0 – 0, 0 – 0, 1 – 0 )
  EstoniaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 153
April 16, 2008
16:30
Ukraine  6–1
( 4 – 0, 1 – 1, 1 – 0 )
  LithuaniaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 438
April 16, 2008
20:00
Hungary  4–2
( 0 – 0, 3 – 1, 1 – 1 )
  JapanTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 1363
April 18, 2008
13:00
Estonia  1–4
( 0 – 1, 1 – 1, 0 – 2 )
  LithuaniaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 238
April 18, 2008
16:30
Hungary  3–0
( 0 – 0, 1 – 0, 2 – 0 )
  CroatiaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 541
April 18, 2008
20:00
Japan  2 – 3 (PS)
( 0 – 0, 2 – 2, 0 – 0, 0 – 0, 0 – 1 )
  UkraineTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 1879
April 19, 2008
13:00
Lithuania  4–3
( 0 – 2, 1 – 0, 3 – 1)
  CroatiaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 989
April 19, 2008
16:30
Japan  7–3
( 4 – 2, 1 – 0, 2 – 1)
  EstoniaTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
April 19, 2008
20:00
Ukraine  2–4
( 0 – 2, 2 – 1, 0 – 1)
  HungaryTsukisamu Gymnasium, Sapporo
Attendance: 2544

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