2008 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships

The 4th IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships were held between March 29, 2008 and April 5, 2008 in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States, at the New England Sports Center. Organized by Massachusetts Hockey in co-operation with US Paralympics, around 200 athletes from ten countries participated in the 10-team round robin tournament which featured two divisions: six teams in group A and four teams in group B.

2008 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country USA
DatesMarch 29 – April 5, 2008
Teams10
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (2nd title)
Tournament statistics
Matches played26
Goals scored147 (5.65 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Billy Bridges ( 15 points)
MVPCanada Bradley Bowden (Forward)
Canada Adam Dixon (Defence)
Norway Roger Johansen (Goal)
2004
2009

A TournamentEdit

The A Tournament was held between Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway and the United States, all teams which had competed at the Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games and which were then-ranked as the world's best sledge hockey teams.

Final rankingsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze 4th 5th 6th
  Canada
Bradley Bowden
Billy Bridges A
Adam Dixon
Marc Dorion
Raymond Grassi
Jean Labonté C
Hervé Lord A
Shawn Matheson
Graeme Murray
Todd Nicholson
Mark Noot
Paul Rosen
Benoît St-Amand
Dany Verner
Greg Westlake
  Norway
Audun Bakke [no]
Helge Bjørnstad
Eskil Hagen
Lloyd Remi Johansen
Roger Johansen
Knut André Nordstoga [no]
Rolf Einar Pedersen
Tommy Rovelstad
Kjell Vidar Røyne [no]
Stig Tore Svee
Johan Siqveland
Morten Værnes C
  United States
Mike Blabac
Steve Cash
Taylor Chace
Jim Connelly
Brad Emmerson
Mike Hallman [no]
Tim Jones
Taylor Lipsett
Chris Manns C
Bruce Nelson
Adam Page
Alex Salamone
Greg Shaw
Nick Teodoro
Bubba Torres
  Japan
Mikio Annaka
Takayuki Endo
Shinobu Fukushima
Naohiko Ishida
Noritaka Ito
Makoto Majima
Eiji Misawa
Mitsuru Nagase
Toshiyuki Nakamura
Satoru Sudo
Kazuhiro Takahashi
Daisuke Uehara
Mamoru Yoshikawa
  Germany
Gerd Bleidorn
Sebastiaan Disveld
Thorsten Ellmer
Sebastian Kessler
Matthias Koch
Marco Lahrs
Robert Pabst
Christian Pilz
Rolf Rabe
Frank Rennhack
Udo Segreff
Sven Stumpe
Jorg Wedde
Rolf-Dieter Wesler
  Italy
Bruno Balossetti
Gianluca Cavaliere
Andrea Chiarotti
Giuseppe Condello
Valerio Corvino
Ivan Ghironzi
Rupert Kanestrin
Gregory Leperdi
Florian Planker
Gianluigi Rosa
Santino Stillitano
Werner Winkler

Preliminary roundEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PIM SHOTS SV PTS
 1   Canada 5 5 0 0 0 28 5 +23 75 123 61 10
 2   Norway 5 4 0 0 1 16 9 +7 56 92 69 8
 3   United States 5 3 0 0 2 16 8 +8 66 68 66 6
 4   Japan 5 2 0 0 3 10 15 -5 48 81 65 4
 5   Italy 5 0 1 0 4 5 28 -23 64 38 96 2
 6   Germany 5 0 0 1 4 9 19 -10 141 108 64 0
  • PIM, SHOTS and SV counted in 6 games
Schedule

All times are local (UTC-5)

Sat March 29, 2008
14:00 (UTC-5)
  Canada11 – 0
( 2 - 0, 3 - 0, 6 - 0 )
  ItalyNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Attendance: 1,500
Sat March 29, 2008
16:30 (UTC-5)
  Germany0 – 1
( 0 - 0, 0 - 0, 0 - 1 )
  NorwayNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Sat March 29, 2008
19:00 (UTC-5)
  United States5 – 1
( 2 - 0, 3 - 1, 0 - 0 )
  JapanNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Sun March 30, 2008
14:00 (UTC-5)
  United States4 – 0
( 1 - 0, 1 - 0, 2 - 0 )
  ItalyNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Sun March 30, 2008
16:30 (UTC-5)
  Norway5 – 1
( 0 - 1, 4 - 0, 1 - 0 )
  JapanNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Sun March 30, 2008
19:00 (UTC-5)
  Canada6 – 3
( 3 - 0, 0 - 1, 3 - 2 )
  GermanyNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Attendance: 105
Tue April 1, 2008
14:00 (UTC-5)
  Italy4 – 3 (SO)
( 1 - 2, 0 - 0, 2 - 1, 1 - 0 (OT) )
  GermanyNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Tue April 1, 2008
16:30 (UTC-5)
  Japan1 – 3
( 0 - 1, 0 - 2, 1 - 0 )
  CanadaNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Attendance: 130
Tue April 1, 2008
19:00 (UTC-5)
  Norway3 – 2
( 1 - 0, 2 - 1, 0 - 1 )
  United StatesNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Wed April 2, 2008
12:30 (UTC-5)
  Japan3 – 2
( 0 - 0, 1 - 1, 2 - 1 )
  GermanyNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Wed April 2, 2008
15:00 (UTC-5)
  Norway6 – 1
( 2 - 1, 2 - 0, 2 - 0 )
  ItalyNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Wed April 2, 2008
20:00 (UTC-5)
  Canada3 – 0
( 1 - 0, 1 - 0, 1 - 0 )
  United StatesNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Fri April 4, 2008
12:00 (UTC-5)
  Italy0 – 4
( 0 - 1, 0 - 0, 0 - 3 )
  JapanNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Fri April 4, 2008
14:40 (UTC-5)
  United States5 – 1
( 3 - 0, 0 - 1, 2 - 0 )
  GermanyNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Fri April 4, 2008
17:20 (UTC-5)
  Norway1 – 5
( 0 - 2, 1 - 1, 0 - 2 )
  CanadaNew England Sports Center, Marlborough

Final roundEdit

5th place playoff
Sat April 5, 2008
11:50 (UTC-5)
  Germany A56 – 1
( 4 - 0, 0 - 1, 2 - 0 )
A6   ItalyNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Bronze medal game
Sat April 5, 2008
16:30 (UTC-5)
  United States A33 – 1
( 2 - 0, 1 - 0, 0 - 1 )
A4   JapanNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Gold medal game
Sat April 5, 2008
19:30 (UTC-5)
  Canada A13 – 2
( 1 - 0, 0 - 1, 2 - 1 )
A2   NorwayNew England Sports Center, Marlborough

B TournamentEdit

The B Tournament was held between Czech Republic, Estonia, South Korea and Poland, the second tier elite teams all vying for a position in the 2009 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A Tournament.

Final rankingsEdit

Rank Nation Roster
1   South Korea Cho Byeong-seok, Cho Young-jae, Choi Hyuk-jun, Han Min-su, Hong Jae-wa, Jang Jong-ho, Jung Hee-chul, Jung Seung-hwan, Jung Young-hoon, Lee Hae-man, Lee Jong-kyung, Lee Yong-min, Park Sang-hyun, Park Woo-chul, Sa Seong-keun.
2   Czech Republic Jiří Berger C, Erik Fojtík A, Michal Geier, Zdeněk Hábl, Miroslav Hrbek, Daniel Kalina, Zdeněk Klíma, Martin Kovář, Zdeněk Krupička, Pavel Kubeš, Tomáš Kvoch, Jan Matoušek, Michal Vápenka.
3   Estonia Aare Aasamets, Tarmo Eerma, Valeri Falkenberg, Aleksander Jarlõkov, Kaido Kalm C, Tarmo Kolk, Ivar Liiv, Arvi Piirioja, Andrei Sokolov, Imre Tiitsu, Alar Õige.
4   Poland Łukasz Ciuła, Sylwester Czyż, Jarosław Czyżewski, Sylwester Flis, Rafał Fusiek, Marcin Hebda, Zbigniew Kempiński, Jacek Kozłowski, Jan Maliszak, Andrzej Młynarczyk, Jacek Sapela, Jan Skapowicz, Michał Suliga, Arkadiusz Zoga, Piotr Truszkowski, Krzysztof Wojtaszek, Tomasz Woźny.

Preliminary roundEdit

StandingsEdit

Rk. Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PIM SHOTS SV PTS
 1   South Korea 3 3 0 0 0 14 4 +10 22 18 4 6
 2   Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 11 3 +8 24 17 9 4
 3   Estonia 3 1 0 0 2 9 6 +3 40 10 15 2
 4   Poland 3 0 0 0 3 1 22 -21 16 5 10 0
Schedule

All times are local (UTC-5)

Sat March 29, 2008
9:00 (UTC-5)
  South Korea2 – 1
( 1 - 1, 1 - 0, 0 - 0 )
  Czech RepublicNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Sat March 29, 2008
11:30 (UTC-5)
  Poland0 – 6
( 0 - 1 , 0 - 3 , 0 - 2 )
  EstoniaNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Sun March 30, 2008
9:00 (UTC-5)
  South Korea4 – 2
( 3 - 2 , 1 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
  EstoniaNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Sun March 30, 2008
11:30 (UTC-5)
  Poland0 – 8
( 0 - 3 , 0 - 4 , 0 - 1 )
  Czech RepublicNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Tue April 1, 2008
9:00 (UTC-5)
  Czech Republic2 – 1
( 1 - 1 , 0 - 0 , 1 - 0 )
  EstoniaNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
Tue April 1, 2008
11:30 (UTC-5)
  Poland1 – 8
( 1 - 2 , 0 - 4 , 0 - 2 )
  South KoreaNew England Sports Center, Marlborough

Final roundEdit

9th place playoff
Wed April 2, 2008
10:00 (UTC-5)
  Estonia B38 – 2
( 1 - 0 , 4 - 0 , 3 - 2 )
B4   PolandNew England Sports Center, Marlborough
7th place playoff
Wed April 2, 2008
17:30 (UTC-5)
  South Korea B12 – 0
( 2 - 0 , 0 - 0 , 0 - 0 )
B2   Czech RepublicNew England Sports Center, Marlborough

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit