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2015 Bandy World Championship

2015 Bandy World Championship 2015 was the XXXVth Bandy World Championship. At the FIB congress held during the XXXIVth World Championship in 2014, it was announced that Khabarovsk in Russia had been elected as host city. It was also decided the Group A tournament would be played around the end of March/beginning of April, which means it would take place when the national bandy leagues in the major bandy playing countries, Finland, Norway, Russia and Sweden, would be finished for the season.[1] Group B was played between February 1 and 6 and hit a new record attendance, already before the match for the bronze and the final.[2]

2015 Bandy World Championship
XXXVth Bandy World Championship
2015 Bandy World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates29 March – 4 April 2015
Teams16
Venue(s)(in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Russia (9th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Kazakhstan
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored294 (13.36 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Andrey Kabanov  Belarus
(15 goals)
2014
2016
A corner during the final

High profile people who visited the Group A tournament include the Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, and the President of Ice Hockey Federation of Russia, the legendary goaltender Vladislav Tretiak.[3]

The mascots of the games were a bear and a tiger, named Тоша and Ероша, were inspired by the animals in the Coat of arms of Khabarovsk.[4]

Contents

Host selectionEdit

On 5 December 2013, the Russian news agency AmurMedia (which quoted Russian Internet site Sportbox.ru) reported that the decision on host city was made, after a decision by the working committee of FIB.[5]

The candidates were:

Minsk withdrew its candidacy in August 2013.[6] Khabarovsk won over Helsinki because there is an indoor arena in the city.

Participating teamsEdit

 
Participating countries in the Bandy World Championship 2015.
Blue: Division A
Red: Division B
Purple: both divisions
Green: members of the Federation of International Bandy not participating in this year's World Championship

Division AEdit

Division BEdit

Latvia won Division B in 2014 and was thus promoted to Division A for 2015. However, the Latvians made an application to play in Division B this year too, and this was approved by the Federation of International Bandy. Latvia was therefore playing in both divisions this year. This was made possible by the divisions not being played at the same time, Division B was being played in early February while Division A was being played in late March/early April.[7]

VenuesEdit

Division AEdit

After drawn games in the group stage, a penalty shootout is held to determine final placings in the event of teams finishing on equal points

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Sweden 3 2 1 0 15 6 +9 5[a]
2   Russia (H) 3 2 1 0 20 3 +17 5[a]
3   Kazakhstan 3 0 1 2 8 22 −14 1[b]
4   Finland 3 0 1 2 5 17 −12 1[b]
Source: [8]
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sweden won after-match penalties against Russia 5–4.
  2. ^ a b Kazakhstan won after-match penalties against Finland 4–3.

All times are local (UTC+10).

Sweden  5–1  Finland
D. Andersson   10'89'
J. Nilsson   11'
P. Nilsson   36'62'
Report Laakkonen   59'
Attendance: 2,222
Referee: Grigory Minaev (Russia)
Kazakhstan  1–10  Russia
Morokov   30' Report Ivanushkin   8'10'40'76'
Ryazantsev   12'88'90'
Dergayev   44'82'
Lomanov   50'
Attendance: 7,292
Referee: Petri Kuusela (Finland)
Sweden  9–4  Kazakhstan
P. Nilsson   1'29'81'
Esplund   30'35'
Edlund   34' (pen)71' (pen)78'
Mossberg   63'
Report Gorchakov   46'
Issaliev   49'
Golubkov   56' (pen)
Slautin   59'
Attendance: 1,321
Referee: Petri Kuusela (Finland)
Russia  9–1  Finland
Lomanov   7'49'
Zakharov   20'60'77'
Ivanushkin   25'
Dzhusoyev   50'
Ryazantsev   61'
Ishkeldin   85'
Report Hauska   35'
Attendance: 8,962
Referee: Peter Öhrlund (Sweden)
Kazakhstan  3–3  Finland
Slautin   42'
Issaliev   48'
Bedarev   54'
Report Hauska   36'
Lukkarila   44'79'
Attendance: 1,453
Referee: Grigory Minaev (Russia)
Russia  1–1  Sweden
Tyukavin   53' Report Mossberg   53'
Attendance: 9,889
Referee: Simo Pyysing (Finland)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1   Norway 3 2 1 0 23 15 +8 5
2   Belarus 3 2 0 1 27 22 +5 4
3   United States 3 1 1 1 20 20 0 3
4   Latvia 3 0 0 3 10 23 −13 0
Source: [8]
United States  5–2  Latvia
Richardson   46'68'
Keseley   71'
Blucher   78'
Brown   81'
Report Blems   47'
Matveevs   54'
Attendance: 1,276
Referee: Simo Pyysing (Finland)
Belarus  5–9  Norway
Bratchenko   15'
Kabanov   17'30'46'66' (pen)
Report Austad   3' (pen)
Waaler   8'
Hammerstad   11'
Jensen   26'
Kristoffersen   39'50'
C. Randsborg   60'
F. Randsborg   70'87'
Attendance: 1,342
Referee: Peter Öhrlund (Sweden)
Latvia  4–10  Belarus
Ziemiņš   52'75'90'
Blems   90'
Report Kabanov   3'14'
Kozlov   7'
Yusupov   26'37'49'77'
Savchenko   30'
Chernetskiy   45'
Bratchenko   58'
Attendance: 418
Referee: Simo Pyysing (Finland)
Norway  6–6  United States
Kristoffersen   7'9'35'
F. Randsborg   30'
Jensen   51'
Tjomsland   62'
Report Blucher   16'80'
Richardson   34'
Keseley   46'
Brown   47'52'
Attendance: 746
Referee: Grigoriy Minaev (Russia)
Latvia  4–8  Norway
Kudrjavtsev   23'
Ziemiņš   38'
Befus   57'
Kadnajs   85' (pen)
Report Waaler   15'48'50'73'
Jensen   25'
Moen   45'
Kristoffersen   46'63'
Attendance: 501
Referee: Petri Kuusela (Finland)
Belarus  12–9  United States
Chernetskiy   6'
Kabanov   7'58'84'
Kozlov   10'60'
Yusupov   23'31'34'
Bratchenko   38'56'
Savchenko   81'
Report Keseley   5'79'
Richardson   28' (pen)45' (pen)59'
Carman   32'64'
Blucher   74'
Brown   86'
Attendance: 1,211
Referee: Peter Öhrlund (Sweden)

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
1 April – Khabarovsk
 
 
  Finland13
 
2 April – Khabarovsk
 
  Norway5
 
  Finland1
 
1 April – Khabarovsk
 
  Sweden10
 
  Sweden14
 
4 April – Khabarovsk
 
  Latvia2
 
  Sweden3
 
1 April – Khabarovsk
 
  Russia5
 
  Kazakhstan26
 
2 April – Khabarovsk
 
  Belarus8
 
  Kazakhstan0
 
1 April – Khabarovsk
 
  Russia14 Third place
 
  Russia17
 
3 April – Khabarovsk
 
  United States2
 
  Finland6
 
 
  Kazakhstan8
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Kazakhstan  26–8  Belarus
Report
Finland  13–5  Norway
Report
Sweden  14–2  Latvia
Report
Russia  17–2  United States
Report

Semi-finalsEdit

Finland  1–10  Sweden
Lukkarila   82' Report Gilljam   13'79'
Berlin   21'
D. Andersson   42'53'81'
Edlund   50'61'
Säfström   51'
P. Nilsson   73'
Attendance: 2,323
Referee: Grigoriy Minaev (Russia)
Kazakhstan  0–14  Russia
Report Lomanov   4'52'
Ishkeldin   28'
Ivanushkin   29'40'45'77'89'
Zakharov   42'
Shaburov   57'
Shevtsov   60'65'
Ivanov   76'
Dergayev   82'
Attendance: 7,274
Referee: Peter Öhrlund (Sweden)

Third place gameEdit

Finland  6–8  Kazakhstan
Report

FinalEdit

Sweden  3–5  Russia
D. Andersson   3'
Hellmyrs   7'
P. Nilsson   83'
Report Lomanov   37'85'
Tyukavin   84'
Ryazantsev   87'
Ishkeldin   90'
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Petri Kuusela (Finland)

Consolation tournamentEdit

7th place gameEdit

Latvia  6–4  United States
Report

5th place gameEdit

Belarus  6–16  Norway
Report

Final standingsEdit

1.   Russia
2.   Sweden
3.   Kazakhstan
4.   Finland
5.   Norway
6.   Belarus
7.   Latvia
8.   United States

StatisticsEdit

GoalscorersEdit

15 goals
13 goals
11 goals
9 goals
8 goals
7 goals
6 goals
5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal

Source: [9]

Division BEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Estonia 3 2 1 0 17 14 +3 5 Quarterfinals
2   Latvia 3 2 0 1 12 6 +6 4
3   Hungary 3 1 0 2 12 14 −2 2
4   Japan 3 0 1 2 6 13 −7 1
Source: [10]
Estonia  8–6  Hungary
Latvia  4–0  Japan
Estonia  5–4  Latvia
Hungary  5–2  Japan
Japan  4–4  Estonia
Latvia  4–1  Hungary

Group BEdit

Matches in Group B are 60 minutes in duration rather than the standard 90 minutes.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 4 3 1 0 32 4 +28 7 Quarterfinals
2   Germany 4 3 0 1 25 9 +16 6
3   Mongolia 4 2 1 1 19 6 +13 5
4   China 4 1 0 3 12 19 −7 2
5   Somalia 4 0 0 4 2 52 −50 0 8th place game
Source: [10]
Mongolia  3–2  China
Somalia  0–18  Netherlands
Germany  4–2  Mongolia
China  1–9  Netherlands
Somalia  1–12  Germany
Mongolia  14–0  Somalia
Netherlands  5–3  Germany
China  8–1  Somalia
Netherlands  0–0  Mongolia
Germany  6–1  China

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
4 February – Khabarovsk
 
 
  Estonia14
 
5 February – Khabarovsk
 
  China3
 
  Estonia8
 
4 February – Khabarovsk
 
  Netherlands2
 
  Japan2
 
6 February – Khabarovsk
 
  Netherlands4
 
  Estonia3
 
4 February – Khabarovsk
 
  Latvia8
 
  Latvia11
 
5 February – Khabarovsk
 
  Mongolia5
 
  Latvia7
 
4 February – Khabarovsk
 
  Hungary5 Third place
 
  Hungary5
 
6 February – Khabarovsk
 
  Germany4
 
  Netherlands1
 
 
  Hungary9
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Estonia  14–3  China
Japan  2–4  Netherlands
Latvia  11–5  Mongolia
Hungary  5–4  Germany

7th place gameEdit

The match was 60 minutes rather than standard 90 minutes.

Mongolia  7–5  China

5th place gameEdit

The match was 60 minutes rather than standard 90 minutes.

Japan  1–3  Germany

8th place gameEdit

The match was 60 minutes rather than standard 90 minutes.

  China11–1  Somalia

Semi-finalsEdit

Estonia  8–2  Netherlands
Latvia  7–5  Hungary

Third place gameEdit

Netherlands  1–9  Hungary

FinalEdit

Estonia  3–8  Latvia

Final standingsEdit

1.   Latvia
2.   Estonia
3.   Hungary
4.   Netherlands
5.   Germany
6.   Japan
7.   Mongolia
8.   China
9.   Somalia

BroadcastingEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit