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2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship

The 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship was the 17th IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, an international inline hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The World Championship ran alongside the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I tournament and took place between 1 and 7 July in Ingolstadt, Germany. The tournament was won by Canada, earning their second World Championship title. Germany finished in second place and Finland third after defeating Slovenia in the bronze medal match. Great Britain were relegated to Division I for 2013 after losing the relegation game against Sweden.

2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship
2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Germany
Dates1–7 June
Teams8
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Germany
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Slovenia
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
2011
2013

Contents

QualificationEdit

Seven of the eight teams automatically qualified for the 2012 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship while the eighth spot was awarded to the winner of the 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I tournament. The 2011 Division I tournament was won by Great Britain who defeated Hungary 3-2 in the final.[1]

Seeding and groupsEdit

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the final standings at the 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship and 2011 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I.[3] The World Championships groups are named Group A and Group B while the 2012 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Division I tournament use Group C and Group D, as both tournaments were held in Ingolstadt, Germany.[3] The teams were grouped accordingly by seeding at the previous year's tournament (in parenthesis is the corresponding seeding):

Preliminary roundEdit

Eight participating teams were placed in the following two groups. After playing a round-robin, every team advanced to the Playoff round.

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 22 13 +9 6
  Czech Republic 3 1 1 0 1 16 16 0 5
  Great Britain 3 1 0 1 1 9 19 -10 4
  Finland 3 1 0 0 2 12 11 +1 3
1 June 2012
14:00
Sweden  5–3  FinlandSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
1 June 2012
18:00
Great Britain  4–5 OT  Czech RepublicSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
2 June 2012
14:00
Sweden  13–3  Great BritainSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
2 June 2012
18:00
Czech Republic  4–8  FinlandSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
3 June 2012
14:00
Finland  1–2  Great BritainSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
3 June 2012
18:00
Czech Republic  7–4  SwedenSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
  United States 3 3 0 0 0 14 10 +4 9
  Canada 3 1 0 1 1 10 12 -2 4
  Germany 3 1 0 0 2 14 14 0 3
  Slovenia 3 0 1 0 2 14 16 -2 2
1 June 2012
16:00
Canada  4–5 OT  SloveniaSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
1 June 2012
20:00
Germany  4–5  United StatesSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
2 June 2012
16:00
Canada  4–3  GermanySaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
2 June 2012
20:00
United States  5–4  SloveniaSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
3 June 2012
16:00
Slovenia  5–7  GermanySaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
3 June 2012
20:00
United States  4–2  CanadaSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Playoff roundEdit

All eight teams advanced into the playoff round and were seeded into the quarterfinals according to their result in the preliminary round. The winning quarterfinalists advanced through to the semifinals, while the losing teams moved through to the placement round. Great Britain was relegated after losing the final placement round game against Sweden, while the United States and Czech Republic finished fifth and sixth respectively after their wins in the placement round. In the semifinals Canada defeated Slovenia and Germany beat Finland, both advancing to the gold medal game. After losing the semifinals Slovenia and Finland played off for the bronze medal with Finland winning 9–4. Canada defeated Germany 9–5 in the gold medal game, earning their second World Championship title.

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
  B2   Canada 9  
A3   Great Britain 3  
  QF1   Canada 5  
  QF2   Slovenia 3  
A1   Sweden 3 Final
  B4   Slovenia 4  
    SF1   Canada 9
  SF2   Germany 5
  A2   Czech Republic 5  
B3   Germany 6  
  QF3   Germany 3 Bronze medal game
  QF4   Finland 2  
A4   Finland 5 SF1   Slovenia 4
  B1   United States 4   SF2   Finland 9

QuarterfinalsEdit

All times are local (UTC+2).

5 June 2012
14:00
Canada  9–3  Great BritainSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
5 June 2012
16:00
Sweden  3–4 OT  SloveniaSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
5 June 2012
18:00
United States  4–5  FinlandSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
5 June 2012
20:00
Czech Republic  5–6 GWS  GermanySaturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Placement roundEdit

6 June 2012
14:00
Sweden  4–5 GWS  Czech RepublicSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
6 June 2012
16:00
United States  18–1  Great BritainSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt

SemifinalsEdit

6 June 2012
18:00
Canada  5–3  SloveniaSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt
6 June 2012
20:00
Germany  3–2  FinlandSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Relegation roundEdit

7 June 2012
10:00
Sweden  7–2  Great BritainSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Bronze medal gameEdit

7 June 2012
16:00
Finland  9–4  SloveniaSaturn Arena, Ingolstadt

Gold medal gameEdit

7 June 2012
18:00
Canada  9–5  GermanySaturn Arena, Ingolstadt

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2011 IIHF In-Line World Championship Div I Group C+D". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Tournament Progress" (PDF). International Ice Hockey Federation. 2011-06-25. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  3. ^ a b "IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2014-12-31.

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