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The 2017 IIHF World Championship, the 2017 edition of the annual Ice Hockey World Championships, was hosted by Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany, from 5 to 21 May 2017. The official tournament mascots were Asterix and Obelix, the main characters from popular French comic book series The Adventures of Asterix.[1] The logo incorporates the silhouette of deceased German national team goaltender Robert Müller, who succumbed to a brain tumor at just 28 years of age.[2] German tennis player Angelique Kerber,[3] 1. FC Köln and German Olympic soccer team goalkeeper Timo Horn[4] and Paris Saint-Germain F.C.'s Brazilian winger Lucas Moura[5] were named celebrity ambassadors for the event.

2017 IIHF World Championship
2017 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countries Germany
 France
Dates5–21 May
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Sweden (10th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored355 (5.55 per match)
Attendance686,391 (10,725 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Russia Artemi Panarin
(17 points)
MVPSweden William Nylander
WebsiteWebsite
2016
2018

Sweden won the tournament by defeating Canada 2–1 after a penalty shoot-out.[6]

Contents

BidsEdit

There were two official bids to host these championships.

Denmark has never hosted these championships. Latvia hosted these championships for the first time in 2006. The proposed arenas were Arena Riga and the planned Copenhagen Arena.[7]
France last hosted these championships in 1951. Germany hosted the championships most recently in 2010. The proposed arenas were AccorHotels Arena in Paris and Lanxess Arena in Cologne.

The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided on May 17, 2013.[8] The united bid of France and Germany received 63 votes, while the bid of Denmark and Latvia received 45.[8]

ParticipantsEdit

* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2016 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I
= Qualified as the co-hosts

SeedingEdit

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2016 IIHF World Ranking, which ended at the conclusion of the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[9]

VenuesEdit

Paris, France Cologne, Germany
AccorHotels Arena
Capacity: 14,510
Lanxess Arena
Capacity: 18,500
   

RostersEdit

Each team's roster consisted of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 22 skaters and 3 goaltenders. All 16 participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a "Long List" no later than two weeks before the tournament, and a final roster by the Passport Control meeting prior to the start of tournament.[10]

OfficialsEdit

The IIHF selected 16 referees and 16 linesmen to work the tournament.[11][12]

Referees Linesmen

Preliminary roundEdit

The schedule was announced on 9 August 2016.[13]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   United States 7 6 0 0 1 31 14 +17 18 Playoff round
2   Russia 7 5 1 0 1 35 10 +25 17
3   Sweden 7 5 0 1 1 29 13 +16 16
4   Germany (H) 7 2 2 1 2 20 23 −3 11
5   Latvia 7 3 0 1 3 14 18 −4 10
6   Denmark 7 1 2 0 4 13 22 −9 7
7   Slovakia 7 0 1 2 4 12 28 −16 4
8   Italy (R) 7 0 0 1 6 6 32 −26 1 Relegation to Division I A[a]
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The rules state that "the bottom ranked two teams will be relegated" and the 2018 hosts (Denmark) cannot be relegated by rule.[14]
5 May 2017
Sweden   1–2 (GWS)   Russia
United States   1–2   Germany
6 May 2017
Latvia   3–0   Denmark
Slovakia   3–2 (OT)   Italy
Germany   2–7   Sweden
7 May 2017
Italy   1–10   Russia
United States   7–2   Denmark
Latvia   3–1   Slovakia
8 May 2017
Germany   3–6   Russia
United States   4–3   Sweden
9 May 2017
Italy   1–2   Latvia
Slovakia   3–4 (GWS)   Denmark
10 May 2017
United States   3–0   Italy
Slovakia   2–3 (GWS)   Germany
11 May 2017
Russia   3–0   Denmark
Sweden   2–0   Latvia
12 May 2017
Sweden   8–1   Italy
Denmark   3–2 (OT)   Germany
13 May 2017
Latvia   3–5   United States
Russia   6–0   Slovakia
Italy   1–4   Germany
14 May 2017
Slovakia   1–6   United States
Denmark   2–4   Sweden
15 May 2017
Denmark   2–0   Italy
Russia   5–0   Latvia
16 May 2017
Sweden   4–2   Slovakia
Russia   3–5   United States
Germany   4–3 (GWS)   Latvia

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Canada 7 6 0 1 0 32 10 +22 19 Playoff round
2    Switzerland 7 3 2 2 0 22 14 +8 15
3   Czech Republic 7 3 2 0 2 23 14 +9 13
4   Finland 7 2 2 1 2 20 22 −2 11
5   France (H) 7 2 2 0 3 23 19 +4 10
6   Norway 7 2 0 2 3 13 19 −6 8
7   Belarus 7 2 0 1 4 15 27 −12 7
8   Slovenia (R) 7 0 0 1 6 13 36 −23 1 Relegation to Division I A
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (R) Relegated.
5 May 2017
Finland   3–2   Belarus
Czech Republic   1–4   Canada
6 May 2017
Switzerland    5–4 (GWS)   Slovenia
Belarus   1–6   Czech Republic
Norway   3–2   France
7 May 2017
Slovenia   2–7   Canada
Finland   1–5   France
Norway   0–3    Switzerland
8 May 2017
Belarus   0–6   Canada
Finland   3–4 (GWS)   Czech Republic
9 May 2017
Slovenia   1–5   Norway
Switzerland    3–4 (GWS)   France
10 May 2017
Switzerland    3–0   Belarus
Finland   5–2   Slovenia
11 May 2017
Czech Republic   1–0 (OT)   Norway
Canada   3–2   France
12 May 2017
Czech Republic   5–1   Slovenia
France   4–3 (GWS)   Belarus
13 May 2017
Norway   2–3 (OT)   Finland
Slovenia   2–5   Belarus
Canada   2–3 (OT)    Switzerland
14 May 2017
France   2–5   Czech Republic
Switzerland    2–3 (OT)   Finland
15 May 2017
Canada   5–0   Norway
France   4–1   Slovenia
16 May 2017
Belarus   4–3   Norway
Czech Republic   1–3    Switzerland
Canada   5–2   Finland

Playoff roundEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
18 May - Cologne
 
 
  United States0
 
20 May - Cologne
 
  Finland2
 
  Finland1
 
18 May - Paris
 
  Sweden4
 
   Switzerland1
 
21 May - Cologne
 
  Sweden3
 
  Sweden (GWS)2
 
18 May - Cologne
 
  Canada1
 
  Canada2
 
20 May - Cologne
 
  Germany1
 
  Canada4
 
18 May - Paris
 
  Russia2 Third place
 
  Russia3
 
21 May - Cologne
 
  Czech Republic0
 
  Finland3
 
 
  Russia5
 

FinalEdit

21 May 2017
20:45
Canada  1–2 GWS
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  SwedenLanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 17,363

Ranking and statisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A   Sweden 10 7 1 1 1 38 16 +22 24 Champions
2 B   Canada 10 8 0 2 0 39 15 +24 26 Runners-up
3 A   Russia 10 7 1 0 2 45 17 +28 23 Third place
4 B   Finland 10 3 2 1 4 26 31 −5 14 Fourth place
5 A   United States 8 6 0 0 2 31 16 +15 18 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6 B    Switzerland 8 3 2 2 1 23 17 +6 15
7 B   Czech Republic 8 3 2 0 3 23 17 +6 13
8 A   Germany (H) 8 2 2 1 3 21 25 −4 11
9 B   France (H) 7 2 2 0 3 23 19 +4 10 Eliminated in
Group stage
10 A   Latvia 7 3 0 1 3 14 18 −4 10
11 B   Norway 7 2 0 2 3 13 19 −6 8
12 A   Denmark 7 1 2 0 4 13 22 −9 7
13 B   Belarus 7 2 0 1 4 15 27 −12 7
14 A   Slovakia 7 0 1 2 4 12 28 −16 4
15 B   Slovenia 7 0 0 1 6 13 36 −23 1 2018 IIHF World Championship Division I
16 A   Italy 7 0 0 1 6 6 32 −26 1
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Artemi Panarin 9 4 13 17 +4 4 F
  Nikita Kucherov 10 7 8 15 +7 8 F
  Nathan MacKinnon 10 6 9 15 +6 6 F
  William Nylander 10 7 7 14 +11 2 F
  Nikita Gusev 10 7 7 14 +5 4 F
  Vadim Shipachyov 10 2 11 13 +1 2 F
  Mitch Marner 10 4 8 12 +1 8 F
  Johnny Gaudreau 8 6 5 11 +2 0 F
  Sebastian Aho 10 2 9 11 -2 4 F
  Stéphane Da Costa 6 6 4 10 +3 2 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leadersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, are included in this list.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
  Henrik Lundqvist 320:00 7 1.31 129 94.57 0
  Calvin Pickard 443:40 11 1.49 178 93.82 1
  Andrei Vasilevskiy 522:51 15 1.72 233 93.56 3
  Elvis Merzļikins 364:04 12 1.98 183 93.44 1
  Leonardo Genoni 361:32 10 1.66 150 93.33 2

TOI = Time on Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF.com

AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Palmer, Dan (April 15, 2016). "Asterix and Obelix named as mascots for 2017 IIHF World Championship". InsideTheGames.biz. Dunsar Media Company Ltd. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Potts, Andy. "Together for 2017". IIHFWorlds2017.com. International Ice hockey Federation. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "A tennis player on the team". IIHFWorlds2017.com. International Ice Hockey Federation. February 7, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Welcome Timo Horn". IIHFWorlds2017.com. International Ice Hockey Federation. April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Nieto, Sebastien (January 31, 2017). "Comment Lucas est devenu ambassadeur du championnat du monde de hockey". LeParisien.fr. Le Parisien Libéré S.A.S. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "Tre Konor takes gold". iihfworlds2017.com. 21 May 2017.
  7. ^ IIHF. "Place your bids". www.iihf.com.
  8. ^ a b To Cologne & Paris in 2017, International Ice Hockey Federation
  9. ^ "2017 Worlds groups named". iihfworlds2017.com. 24 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Team Entry Long List". IIHF Tournament Administration Packages. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
  11. ^ "32 officials make the cut". iihfworlds2017.com. 15 March 2017.
  12. ^ "Assignments" (PDF).
  13. ^ "All systems go for 2017". iihfworlds2017.com. 9 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Statutes and Bylaws (701.3)" (PDF). iihf.com. 10 September 2015.

External linksEdit