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The 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship was hosted by Slovakia from 10 to 26 May 2019. It was the second time that Slovakia has hosted the event as an independent country, as was the case in 2011. The host cities were Bratislava and Košice, as announced by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on 15 May 2015.[1]

2019 IIHF World Championship
Majstrovstvá sveta v ľadovom hokeji 2019
2019 IIHF World Championship.png
Tournament details
Host country Slovakia
Dates10–26 May
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Finland (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored412 (6.44 per match)
Attendance470,853 (7,357 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Sweden William Nylander
(18 points)
MVPCanada Mark Stone
2018
2020

Finland won their third title by defeating Canada in the final.[2]The Finns had 18 debutantes for the 2019 IIHF World Championship and was widely regarded as an outsider to win any medal at all.[3]. Despite this, the Finns won their third World Championship, and lost only two games in the tournament (against USA, and Germany). Russia secured the bronze medal after a penalty-shootout win over the Czech Republic.[4] This tournament was also notable for being the first time since the 2006 IIHF World Championship that both the teams that were promoted from Division 1A in 2018 (Great Britain and Italy) stayed in the top division.

Contents

VenuesEdit

Rule changesEdit

In December 2018, the IIHF announced changes to the overtime procedures beginning at this tournament: all overtime periods would be 3-on-3 regardless of round (rather than progressing from 3-on-3 to 4-on-4 and 5-on-5 over the course of the tournament), and the gold medal game would no longer go to a shootout; play would continue in 20-minute periods of 3-on-3 until a winning goal would be scored.[6]

In the semifinals there was no set bracket. After the quarterfinals, a re-seeding took place with the highest seed plays the lowest remaining seed. Seeds were determined by performance in the preliminary round.[7]

ParticipantsEdit

Qualified as host
Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2018 IIHF World Championship
Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2018 IIHF World Championship Division I

SeedingEdit

The seedings in the preliminary round are based on the 2018 IIHF World Ranking, as of the end of the 2018 IIHF World Championship, using the serpentine system. On 22 May 2018, the IIHF and the local organizing committee announced the groups, in which Slovakia and Norway switched places so that Slovakia would play in Košice and the Czech Republic and Austria would play in Bratislava.[8]

RostersEdit

Each team's roster consists 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.

OfficialsEdit

16 referees and linesman were announced on 1 March 2019.[9][10]

Referees Linesmen

Preliminary roundEdit

The schedule was announced on 15 August 2018.[11]

Group AEdit

Group A matches were played at the Steel Arena in Košice.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Canada 7 6 0 0 1 36 11 +25 18 Quarterfinals
2   Finland 7 5 0 1 1 22 11 +11 16
3   Germany 7 5 0 0 2 18 18 0 15
4   United States 7 4 1 0 2 27 15 +12 14
5   Slovakia (H) 7 3 1 0 3 28 19 +9 11
6   Denmark 7 1 1 1 4 18 23 −5 6
7   Great Britain 7 0 1 0 6 9 41 −32 2[a]
8   France (R) 7 0 0 2 5 14 34 −20 2[a] Relegation to 2020 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.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b France 3–4 (OT) Great Britain
10 May 2019
Finland   3–1   Canada
United States   1–4   Slovakia
11 May 2019
Denmark   5–4
(GWS)
  France
Germany   3–1   Great Britain
Slovakia   2–4   Finland
12 May 2019
United States   7–1   France
Denmark   1–2   Germany
Great Britain   0–8   Canada
13 May 2019
United States   3–2
(OT)
  Finland
Slovakia   5–6   Canada
14 May 2019
Great Britain   0–9   Denmark
Germany   4–1   France
15 May 2019
United States   6–3   Great Britain
Germany   3–2   Slovakia
16 May 2019
Canada   5–2   France
Finland   3–1   Denmark
17 May 2019
France   3–6   Slovakia
Finland   5–0   Great Britain
18 May 2019
Denmark   1–7   United States
Canada   8–1   Germany
Great Britain   1–7   Slovakia
19 May 2019
Germany   1–3   United States
France   0–3   Finland
20 May 2019
France   3–4
(OT)
  Great Britain
Canada   5–0   Denmark
21 May 2019
Finland   2–4   Germany
Slovakia   2–1
(GWS)
  Denmark
Canada   3–0   United States

Group BEdit

Group B matches were played at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1   Russia 7 7 0 0 0 36 7 +29 21 Quarterfinals
2   Czech Republic 7 6 0 0 1 39 14 +25 18
3   Sweden 7 5 0 0 2 41 21 +20 15
4    Switzerland 7 4 0 0 3 27 14 +13 12
5   Latvia 7 3 0 0 4 21 20 +1 9
6   Norway 7 2 0 0 5 19 33 −14 6
7   Italy 7 0 1 0 6 5 48 −43 2
8   Austria (R) 7 0 0 1 6 9 40 −31 1 Relegation to 2020 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.
(R) Relegated.
10 May 2019
Russia   5–2   Norway
Czech Republic   5–2   Sweden
11 May 2019
Switzerland    9–0   Italy
Latvia   5–2   Austria
Norway   2–7   Czech Republic
12 May 2019
Russia   5–0   Austria
Italy   0–8   Sweden
Latvia   1–3    Switzerland
13 May 2019
Russia   3–0   Czech Republic
Norway   1–9   Sweden
14 May 2019
Italy   0–3   Latvia
Switzerland    4–0   Austria
15 May 2019
Switzerland    4–1   Norway
Russia   10–0   Italy
16 May 2019
Sweden   9–1   Austria
Czech Republic   6–3   Latvia
17 May 2019
Austria   3–5   Norway
Czech Republic   8–0   Italy
18 May 2019
Latvia   1–3   Russia
Italy   1–7   Norway
Sweden   4–3    Switzerland
19 May 2019
Austria   0–8   Czech Republic
Switzerland    0–3   Russia
20 May 2019
Sweden   5–4   Latvia
Austria   3–4
(GWS)
  Italy
21 May 2019
Czech Republic   5–4    Switzerland
Norway   1–4   Latvia
Sweden   4–7   Russia

Playoff roundEdit

There was a re-seeding after the quarterfinals.[7]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
23 May
 
 
  Russia4
 
25 May
 
  United States3
 
  Russia0
 
23 May
 
  Finland1
 
  Canada (OT)3
 
26 May
 
   Switzerland2
 
  Canada1
 
23 May
 
  Finland3
 
  Czech Republic5
 
25 May
 
  Germany1
 
  Canada5
 
23 May
 
  Czech Republic1 Third place
 
  Finland (OT)5
 
26 May
 
  Sweden4
 
  Russia (GWS)3
 
 
  Czech Republic2
 

FinalEdit

26 May 2019
20:15 (UTC+2)
Canada  1–3
(1–0, 0–1, 0–2)
  FinlandOndrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,085

Final ranking and statisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 A   Finland 10 7 1 1 1 31 16 +15 24 Champions
2 A   Canada 10 7 1 0 2 45 17 +28 23 Runners-up
3 B   Russia 10 8 1 0 1 43 13 +30 26 Third place
4 B   Czech Republic 10 7 0 1 2 47 23 +24 22 Fourth place
5 B   Sweden 8 5 0 1 2 45 26 +19 16 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6 A   Germany 8 5 0 0 3 19 23 −4 15
7 A   United States 8 4 1 0 3 30 19 +11 14
8 B    Switzerland 8 4 0 1 3 29 17 +12 13
9 A   Slovakia (H) 7 3 1 0 3 28 19 +9 11 Eliminated in
Group stage
10 B   Latvia 7 3 0 0 4 21 20 +1 9
11 A   Denmark 7 1 1 1 4 18 23 −5 6
12 B   Norway 7 2 0 0 5 19 33 −14 6
13 A   Great Britain 7 0 1 0 6 9 41 −32 2
14 B   Italy 7 0 1 0 6 5 48 −43 2
15 A   France 7 0 0 2 5 14 34 −20 2 2020 IIHF World Championship Division I
16 B   Austria 7 0 0 1 6 9 40 −31 1
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) position in the group; 2) number of points; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored; 5) seeding before tournament.[12][13]
(H) Host.

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  William Nylander 8 5 13 18 +16 0 F
  Nikita Kucherov 10 6 10 16 +11 4 F
  Nikita Gusev 10 4 12 16 +12 0 F
  Jakub Voráček 10 4 12 16 +10 2 F
  Mark Stone 10 8 6 14 +10 0 F
  Anthony Mantha 9 7 7 14 +9 16 F
  Michael Frolík 10 7 7 14 +8 2 F
  Dominik Kubalík 10 6 6 12 +10 0 F
  Dominik Simon 10 4 8 12 +10 2 F
  Patrick Kane 8 2 10 12 0 4 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
  Andrei Vasilevskiy 488:02 13 1.60 240 94.58 2
  Kevin Lankinen 480:41 12 1.50 207 94.20 2
  Mathias Niederberger 237:14 7 1.77 120 94.17 0
  Leonardo Genoni 241:30 8 1.99 129 93.80 0
  Sebastian Dahm 307:18 10 1.95 138 92.75 1

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. ^ "Back to Slovakia, Switzerland". iihfworlds2015.com. 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Finns repeat in Slovakia". iihf.com. 26 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Finns repeat in Slovakia". iihf.com. 26 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Russia shoots down Czechs for bronze". iihf.com. 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ a b 2011 IIHF World Championship Slovakia – Venues Archived 30 April 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Iihf.com. Retrieved 4 June 2011.
  6. ^ "New OT format at Worlds". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Semi-final format changed". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Groups for 2019". iihfworlds.com. 15 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Referees for Slovakia 2019 assigned". iihf.com. 1 March 2019.
  10. ^ Assignments
  11. ^ "Slovakia opens vs. USA". iihfworlds.com. 15 August 2018.
  12. ^ 2019 tournament rules
  13. ^ IIHF Sport Regulations (pg4)

External linksEdit

  Media related to 2019 IIHF World Championship at Wikimedia Commons