Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics – Men's qualification

Qualification for the men's tournament at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

QualificationEdit

Twelve teams qualified for the ice hockey event. The top nine teams in the IIHF World Ranking after the 2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championship received automatic berths into the ice hockey event. All remaining member federations could attempt to qualify for the remaining three spots in the Olympics. The four lowest entrants (32nd ranked Bulgaria, 36th ranked Spain, 37th ranked Mexico, and 41st ranked Turkey) played off for a spot in the first round. Teams then ranked 19th through 30th (except China who declined) played in a first qualification round in November 2008, where the top three teams from the round advanced to the second qualification round. Teams ranked 10th through 18th joined the three top teams from the first qualifying round to play in a second qualification round. The top three teams from the second qualifying round advanced to the Olympic ice hockey tournament.[1]

Qualified teamsEdit

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
2008 IIHF World Ranking[a] 30 April 2005 – 18 May 2008   Quebec City and
Halifax[b]
9   Canada[c]
  Russia
  Sweden[c]
  Finland[c]
  Czech Republic[c]
  United States
   Switzerland
  Slovakia
  Belarus
Final qualification tournament 5–8 February 2009   Hanover 1   Germany
Final qualification tournament 5–8 February 2009   Riga 1   Latvia
Final qualification tournament 5–8 February 2009   Oslo 1   Norway
TOTAL 12
Notes
  1. b Quebec City and Halifax were sites for 2008 World Championship; at the conclusion of the tournament the ranking were finalized with regards to the qualification slots.
  2. c Canada, Czech Republic, Finland and Sweden had been mathematically determined to qualify for the 2010 Olympics before the start of the 2008 World Championship.

IIHF World RatingEdit

Qualified directly to Olympic Tournament
Final qualification
Pre-qualification
Preliminary qualification
Rank Team WC 2008
(100%)
WC 2007
(75%)
WC 2006
(50%)
OLY 2006
(50%)
WC 2005
(25%)
Total
1   Canada 1160 1200 1100 1020 1160 3410
2   Russia 1200 1120 1060 1100 1120 3400
3   Sweden 1100 1100 1200 1200 1100 3400
4   Finland 1120 1160 1120 1160 1020 3385
5   Czech Republic 1060 1020 1160 1120 1200 3265
6   United States 1040 1060 1020 1000 1040 3105
7    Switzerland 1020 1000 960 1040 1000 3020
8   Slovakia 880 1040 1000 1060 1060 2955
9   Belarus 960 920 1040 880 940 2845
10   Germany 940 960 800 940 840 2740
11   Latvia 920 880 940 900 960 2740
12   Norway 1000 860 920 860 800 2735
13   Denmark 900 940 880 800 860 2660
14   Italy 820 900 860 920 780 2580
15   Slovenia 840 800 820 780 880 2460
16   Austria 800 840 780 840 820 2445
17   Ukraine 760 820 900 760 920 2435
18   France 860 780 740 820 740 2410
19   Kazakhstan 740 720 840 960 900 2405
20   Hungary 780 760 680 700 720 2220
21   Poland 700 740 720 740 760 2175
22   Japan 720 700 700 720 660 2120
23   Lithuania 660 620 760 620 620 1970
24   Netherlands 620 640 640 680 700 1935
25   Estonia 600 680 660 640 680 1930
26   Croatia 640 560 600 580 560 1790
27   Romania 560 600 560 660 600 1770
28   China 500 580 540 600 580 1650
29   Great Britain 680 660 620 640 1645
30   Serbia 480 440 440 540 500 1425
31   South Korea 580 540 520 480 1365
32   Bulgaria 380 380 500 560 440 1305
33   Australia 540 520 480 520 1300
34   Belgium 520 500 460 420 1230
35   Israel 420 460 580 540 1190
36   Spain 460 480 400 400 1120
37   Mexico 440 400 380 320 1010
38   Iceland 400 420 320 360 965
39   New Zealand 360 340 360 380 890
40   Ireland 340 320 260 260 775
41   Turkey 260 360 300 340 765
42   South Africa 300 280 340 300 755
43   Luxembourg 280 300 240 280 695
44   North Korea 320 420 460 645
45   Mongolia 220 260 415
46   Greece 240 240
47   Bosnia and Herzegovina 200 200
48   Armenia 280 240 200

Qualification tournamentEdit

Olympic preliminary qualificationEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 3 2 0 0 1 24 8 +16 6[a] Olympic pre-qualification
2   Bulgaria 3 2 0 0 1 16 8 +8 6[a]
3   Mexico 3 2 0 0 1 16 12 +4 6[a]
4   Turkey (H) 3 0 0 0 3 3 31 −28 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Spain 3 Pts, +3GD; Bulgaria 3 Pts, 0GD; Mexico 3 Pts, –3GD.

All times are local (UTC+2).

9 October 2008
15:30
Mexico  2–6
(1–2, 0–3, 1–1)
  BulgariaGenclik Spor il Mudurlugu Ice Arena, Ankara
Attendance: 50
9 October 2008
19:00
Spain  14–1
(2–1, 6–0, 6–0)
  TurkeyGenclik Spor il Mudurlugu Ice Arena, Ankara
Attendance: 465
10 October 2008
15:30
Spain  4–5
(3–2, 1–2, 0–1)
  MexicoGenclik Spor il Mudurlugu Ice Arena, Ankara
Attendance: 125
10 October 2008
19:00
Bulgaria  8–0
(2–0, 3–0, 3–0)
  TurkeyGenclik Spor il Mudurlugu Ice Arena, Ankara
Attendance: 350
11 October 2008
14:30
Bulgaria  2–6
(0–1, 1–4, 1–1)
  SpainGenclik Spor il Mudurlugu Ice Arena, Ankara
Attendance: 146
11 October 2008
18:00
Turkey  2–9
(0–3, 1–2, 1–4)
  MexicoGenclik Spor il Mudurlugu Ice Arena, Ankara
Attendance: 256

Olympic pre-qualificationEdit

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Kazakhstan 3 3 0 0 0 31 2 +29 9 Final Olympic qualification
2   Estonia (H) 3 2 0 0 1 14 12 +2 6
3   Netherlands 3 1 0 0 2 10 14 −4 3
4   Spain 3 0 0 0 3 2 29 −27 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host

All times are local (UTC+2).

6 November 2008
16:00
Kazakhstan  17–0
(7–0, 6–0, 4–0)
  SpainKreenholm Ice Hall, Narva
Attendance: 432
6 November 2008
20:00
Netherlands  4–6
(2–1, 1–1, 1–4)
  EstoniaKreenholm Ice Hall, Narva
Attendance: 560
7 November 2008
16:00
Netherlands  4–1
(0–1, 2–0, 2–0)
  SpainKreenholm Ice Hall, Narva
Attendance: 155
7 November 2008
20:00
Estonia  0–7
(0–4, 0–2, 0–1)
  KazakhstanKreenholm Ice Hall, Narva
Attendance: 1,200
9 November 2008
16:00
Kazakhstan  7–2
(2–1, 3–1, 2–0)
  NetherlandsKreenholm Ice Hall, Narva
Attendance: 206
9 November 2008
20:00
Spain  1–8
(0–2, 1–3, 0–3)
  EstoniaKreenholm Ice Hall, Narva
Attendance: 635

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Hungary (H) 3 3 0 0 0 20 4 +16 9 Final Olympic qualification
2   Lithuania 3 2 0 0 1 13 9 +4 6
3   Croatia 3 1 0 0 2 8 11 −3 3
4   Serbia 3 0 0 0 3 4 21 −17 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host

All times are local (UTC+1).

7 November 2008
14:30
Lithuania  4–2
(0–2, 3–0, 1–0)
  CroatiaBudapest Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 400
7 November 2008
18:00
Hungary  9–1
(4–0, 1–1, 4–0)
  SerbiaBudapest Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 6,500
8 November 2008
14:00
Lithuania  7–2
(0–1, 4–1, 3–0)
  SerbiaBudapest Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,500
8 November 2008
17:30
Croatia  1–6
(0–2, 0–3, 1–1)
  HungaryBudapest Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 7,898
9 November 2008
14:00
Serbia  1–5
(0–1, 1–3, 0–1)
  CroatiaBudapest Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 1,683
9 November 2008
17:30
Hungary  5–2
(3–1, 0–0, 2–1)
  LithuaniaBudapest Arena, Budapest
Attendance: 8,520

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Japan 3 3 0 0 0 12 2 +10 9 Final Olympic qualification
2   Poland (H) 3 1 1 0 1 13 6 +7 5
3   Great Britain 3 1 0 1 1 14 6 +8 4
4   Romania 3 0 0 0 3 2 27 −25 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host

All times are local (UTC+1).

6 November 2008
15:30
Japan  7–0
(3–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  RomaniaSanok Arena, Sanok
Attendance: 600
6 November 2008
19:30
Poland  3–2 GWS
(1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
  Great BritainSanok Arena, Sanok
Attendance: 2,500
7 November 2008
15:45
Japan  2–1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  Great BritainSanok Arena, Sanok
Attendance: 300
7 November 2008
19:15
Romania  1–9
(1–3, 0–3, 0–3)
  PolandSanok Arena, Sanok
Attendance: 2,400
9 November 2008
14:30
Great Britain  11–1
(4–0, 3–1, 4–0)
  RomaniaSanok Arena, Sanok
Attendance: 800
9 November 2008
18:15
Poland  1–3
(0–3, 1–0, 0–0)
  JapanSanok Arena, Sanok
Attendance: 4,000

Final Olympic qualificationEdit

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany (H) 3 3 0 0 0 11 3 +8 9 2010 Winter Olympics
2   Austria 3 1 1 0 1 10 7 +3 5
3   Japan 3 0 1 0 2 8 16 −8 2[a]
4   Slovenia 3 0 0 2 1 8 11 −3 2[a]
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Slovenia 4–5 Japan

All times are local (UTC+1).

5 February 2009
16:00
Slovenia  3–4 OT
(0–0, 3–2, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
  AustriaTUI Arena, Hanover
Attendance: 1,016
5 February 2009
19:30
Germany  7–1
(3–1, 3–0, 1–0)
  JapanTUI Arena, Hanover
Attendance: 4,318
7 February 2009
12:00
Slovenia  4–5 GWS
(2–1, 2–1, 0–2)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  JapanTUI Arena, Hanover
Attendance: 2,380
7 February 2009
15:30
Austria  1–2
(0–0, 1–2, 0–0)
  GermanyTUI Arena, Hanover
Attendance: 5,034
8 February 2009
13:30
Japan  2–5
(0–1, 1–3, 1–1)
  AustriaTUI Arena, Hanover
Attendance: 1,423
8 February 2009
17:00
Germany  2–1
(1–0, 1–0, 0–1)
  SloveniaTUI Arena, Hanover
Attendance: 3,758

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Latvia (H) 3 3 0 0 0 15 6 +9 9 2010 Winter Olympics
2   Ukraine 3 1 1 0 1 9 9 0 5
3   Italy 3 1 0 0 2 7 8 −1 3
4   Hungary 3 0 0 1 2 7 15 −8 1
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host

All times are local (UTC+2).

5 February 2009
15:00
Italy  2–3
(0–1, 0–0, 2–2)
  UkraineArena Riga, Riga
Attendance: 1,100
5 February 2009
19:00
Latvia  7–3
(1–1, 3–2, 3–0)
  HungaryArena Riga, Riga
Attendance: 4,900
6 February 2009
15:00
Italy  4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  HungaryArena Riga, Riga
Attendance: 900
6 February 2009
19:00
Ukraine  2–4
(1–0, 0–2, 1–2)
  LatviaArena Riga, Riga
Attendance: 8,250
8 February 2009
13:00
Hungary  3–4 GWS
(0–0, 2–0, 1–3)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  UkraineArena Riga, Riga
Attendance: 1,900
8 February 2009
17:00
Latvia  4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  ItalyArena Riga, Riga
Attendance: 10,000

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Norway (H) 3 3 0 0 0 10 6 +4 9 2010 Winter Olympics
2   Denmark 3 1 0 1 1 7 9 −2 4
3   Kazakhstan 3 1 0 0 2 11 7 +4 3
4   France 3 0 1 0 2 6 12 −6 2
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host

All times are local (UTC+1).

5 February 2009
15:00
Denmark  1–2 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
  FranceJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 325
5 February 2009
19:00
Norway  2–1
(0–0, 2–1, 0–0)
  KazakhstanJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 2,069
7 February 2009
13:00
Denmark  3–2
(1–1, 1–0, 1–1)
  KazakhstanJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 455
7 February 2009
17:00
France  2–3
(0–1, 1–2, 1–0)
  NorwayJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 2,313
8 February 2009
13:00
Kazakhstan  8–2
(2–0, 3–1, 3–1)
  FranceJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 314
8 February 2009
17:00
Norway  5–3
(1–2, 2–0, 2–1)
  DenmarkJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 3,014

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's Tournament Programme & Schedules". International Ice Hockey Federation website.

External linksEdit