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2018 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

The 2018 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships was the 82nd such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams participated at several levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for division placements in the 2019 competition.[1]

2018 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2017
2019

Contents

Championship (Top Division)Edit

The tournament was held in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, from 4 to 20 May 2018.

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A   Sweden 10 8 2 0 0 43 13 +30 28 Champions
2 A    Switzerland 10 5 1 2 2 33 26 +7 19 Runners-up
3 B   United States 10 6 2 0 2 46 25 +21 22 Third place
4 B   Canada 10 4 2 1 3 40 23 +17 17 Fourth place
5 B   Finland 8 5 0 1 2 40 14 +26 16 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6 A   Russia 8 5 0 2 1 36 15 +21 17
7 A   Czech Republic 8 3 3 0 2 29 18 +11 15
8 B   Latvia 8 3 1 2 2 18 19 −1 13
9 A   Slovakia 7 3 0 2 2 19 20 −1 11 Eliminated in
Group stage
10 B   Denmark (H) 7 3 1 0 3 13 17 −4 11
11 B   Germany 7 1 1 2 3 16 20 −4 7
12 A   France 7 2 0 0 5 13 29 −16 6
13 B   Norway 7 1 1 1 4 13 31 −18 6
14 A   Austria 7 1 0 1 5 13 30 −17 4
15 A   Belarus 7 0 0 0 7 8 36 −28 0 2019 IIHF World Championship Division I
16 B   South Korea 7 0 0 0 7 4 48 −44 0
Source: IIHF.com
Rules for classification: 1) position in the group; 2) number of points; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) seeding before tournament.[2][3]
(H) Host.

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

The Group A tournament was held in Budapest, Hungary, from 22 to 28 April 2018.[1]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Great Britain (P) 5 3 1 0 1 16 15 +1 11 2019 IIHF World Championship
2   Italy (P) 5 3 0 0 2 15 11 +4 9[a]
3   Kazakhstan 5 3 0 0 2 18 10 +8 9[a]
4   Hungary (H) 5 2 0 1 2 9 14 −5 7
5   Slovenia 5 2 0 0 3 15 15 0 6
6   Poland (R) 5 1 0 0 4 11 19 −8 3 Relegation to 2019 Division I B
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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Italy 3–0 Kazakhstan

Group BEdit

The Group B tournament was held in Kaunas, Lithuania, from 22 to 28 April 2018.[1]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Lithuania (H, P) 5 4 1 0 0 26 9 +17 14 Promoted to 2019 Division I A
2   Japan 5 2 2 0 1 17 13 +4 10[a]
3   Estonia 5 3 0 1 1 10 7 +3 10[a]
4   Ukraine 5 1 0 1 3 10 18 −8 4[b]
5   Romania 5 1 0 1 3 12 18 −6 4[b]
6   Croatia (R) 5 1 0 0 4 11 21 −10 3 Relegation to 2019 Division II 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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Estonia 1–2 Japan
  2. ^ a b Romania 0–3 Ukraine

Division IIEdit

Group AEdit

The Group A tournament was held in Tilburg, Netherlands, from 23 to 29 April 2018.[1]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Netherlands (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 42 5 +37 15 Promoted to 2019 Division I B
2   Australia 5 3 1 0 1 19 14 +5 11
3   Serbia 5 3 0 1 1 16 14 +2 10
4   China 5 2 0 0 3 10 16 −6 6
5   Belgium 5 1 0 0 4 11 28 −17 3
6   Iceland (R) 5 0 0 0 5 7 28 −21 0 Relegation to 2019 Division II B
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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.

Group BEdit

The Group B tournament was held in Granada, Spain, from 14 to 20 April 2018.[4]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Spain (H, P) 5 5 0 0 0 49 6 +43 15 Promoted to Division II A
2   New Zealand 5 4 0 0 1 33 14 +19 12
3   Israel 5 3 0 0 2 24 14 +10 9
4   North Korea 5 1 0 0 4 12 40 −28 3[a]
5   Mexico 5 1 0 0 4 9 30 −21 3[a]
6   Luxembourg (R) 5 1 0 0 4 6 29 −23 3[a] Relegation to Division III
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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c North Korea 3 Pts, +2 GD; Mexico 3 Pts, −1 GD, Luxembourg 3 Pts, −1 GD. Mexico defeated Luxembourg three to one.

Division IIIEdit

The tournament was held in Cape Town, South Africa, from 16 to 22 April 2018.[1]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Georgia (P) 5 4 0 0 1 35 12 +23 12 Promoted to 2019 Division II B
2   Bulgaria 5 3 1 0 1 28 10 +18 11
3   Turkey 5 3 0 1 1 22 14 +8 10
4   Chinese Taipei 5 2 0 0 3 16 25 −9 6[a]
5   South Africa (H) 5 2 0 0 3 13 18 −5 6[a]
6   Hong Kong (R) 5 0 0 0 5 3 38 −35 0 Relegation to 2019 Division III qualification
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; (P) Promoted; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Chinese Taipei 5–2 South Africa

Division III qualification tournamentEdit

The qualification tournament was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 25 to 28 February 2018 after the original hosts, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, withdrew their application to host.[5]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Turkmenistan 3 3 0 0 0 41 5 +36 9 Promoted to 2019 Division III
2   Bosnia and Herzegovina (H) 3 2 0 0 1 17 15 +2 6
3   United Arab Emirates 3 1 0 0 2 5 12 −7 3
4   Kuwait 3 0 0 0 3 5 36 −31 0
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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "27 tournaments assigned". iihf.com. 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ 2018 tournament rules
  3. ^ IIHF Sport Regulations (pg4)
  4. ^ http://www.iihf.com/competition/641/
  5. ^ "IIHF tournament in Bosnia". iihf.com. 3 October 2017.

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