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2016 IIHF World Championship
2016 IIHF World Championship
2016 IIHF World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates6-22 May
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored363 (5.67 per match)
Attendance417,414 (6,522 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Russia Vadim Shipachyov
(18 points)
MVPFinland Patrik Laine
2015
2017
2016 postage stamp of Russia, dedicated to 2016 IIHF World Championship. Laika, the mascot of the championship, is in the centre.

The 2016 IIHF World Championship was the 80th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), being held in Moscow and Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 6 May to 22 May 2016.[1]Canada entered the tournament as the defending 2015 champions. Hungary returned to the Championship after a 6-year absence, and Kazakhstan after a 1-year absence.[2]

Canada won their 26th gold medal, defeating Finland 2-0 in the gold medal game.[3] With the win Corey Perry became the second consecutive Canadian team captain to earn membership in the Triple Gold Club.[4] Russia won the bronze medal, defeating the United States 7-2 in the bronze medal game.[5]

Bids

There were three official bids to host these championships. The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided during the final weekend of the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia.[6]

Denmark has never hosted these championships. The tournament was proposed to run from May 6-22, 2016 in Parken Stadium (Copenhagen, 15,000 seats) and Jyske Bank Boxen (Herning, 12,000 seats).[6]
Russia was the only bidder to ever have hosted these championships, with the most recent being in 2007. The tournament was proposed to run from April 29 - May 15, 2016 in Megasport Arena (Moscow, 13,577 seats) and Ice Palace (Saint Petersburg, 12,300 seats).[6]
Ukraine, like Denmark, has never hosted these championships. The tournament was proposed to run from May 6-22, 2016 in Palace of Sports (Kiev, 7,000 seats) and a new 12,000 seat arena to be built by 2015 in Kiev.[6]

Venues

Participants

* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2015 IIHF World Championship Division I
+ = Qualified as host

Format

The 16 teams were split into two groups of eight teams. After playing a round-robin, the top four teams advance to the knockout stage, to play out the winner. The last team of each group will be relegated to Division I the following year.[7]

Seeding

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2015 IIHF World Ranking, which ended at the conclusion of the 2015 IIHF World Championship.[8]

Rosters

Each team's roster consisted of at least 15 skaters (forwards and defencemen) and two goaltenders, and at most 22 skaters and three goaltenders. All 16 participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a roster by the first IIHF directorate meeting.

Officials

The IIHF selected 16 referees and 16 linesmen to work the tournament.[9]

Henrik Pihlblad, Tobias Wehrli, Stefan Fonselius and Peter ?ef?ík during Norway vs. Denmark match
Referees Linesmen

Preliminary round

The schedule was released on 15 July 2015.[10]

Group A

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Czech Republic 7 5 1 1 0 27 12 +15 18[a] Playoff round
2  Russia (H) 7 6 0 0 1 32 10 +22 18[a]
3  Sweden 7 3 2 0 2 23 18 +5 13
4  Denmark 7 2 2 1 2 17 22 −5 11
5  Norway 7 2 1 0 4 13 22 −9 8[b]
6   Switzerland 7 1 1 3 2 20 26 −6 8[b]
7  Latvia 7 1 0 3 3 13 22 −9 6
8  Kazakhstan (R) 7 0 1 0 6 15 28 −13 2 Relegation to Division I A[c]
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 Czech Republic 3-0 Russia
  2. ^ a b Norway 4-3 Switzerland
  3. ^ The rules state that "the bottom ranked two teams will be relegated" and the 2017 hosts (France and Germany) cannot be relegated by rule.[11]

Group B

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1  Finland 7 7 0 0 0 29 6 +23 21 Playoff round
2  Canada 7 6 0 0 1 34 8 +26 18
3  Germany 7 4 0 1 2 22 20 +2 13
4  United States 7 3 0 1 3 22 18 +4 10
5  Slovakia 7 2 1 0 4 15 23 −8 8
6  Belarus 7 2 0 0 5 16 32 −16 6
7  France 7 1 1 0 5 11 23 −12 5
8  Hungary (R) 7 1 0 0 6 12 31 −19 3 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.
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ The rules state that "the bottom ranked two teams will be relegated" and the 2017 hosts (France and Germany) cannot be relegated by rule.[12][13]


Playoff round

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
  A1  Czech Republic 1  
B4 2  
  B4  United States 3  
  B2  Canada 4  
B2  Canada 6 Final
  A3  Sweden 0  
    B2  Canada 2
  B1  Finland 0
  B1  Finland 5  
A4  Denmark 1  
  B1  Finland 3 Bronze medal game
  A2  Russia 1  
A2  Russia 4 B4  United States 2
  B3  Germany 1   A2  Russia 7

Final

22 May 2016
20:45
Finland 0-2
(0-1, 0-0, 0-1)
 CanadaVTB Ice Palace, Moscow
Attendance: 11,509

Final ranking

Team Canada celebrates with the cup
Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 B  Canada 10 9 0 0 1 46 11 +35 27 Champions
2 B  Finland 10 9 0 0 1 37 10 +27 27 Runners-up
3 A  Russia (H) 10 8 0 0 2 44 16 +28 24 Third place
4 B  United States 10 3 1 1 5 29 30 −1 12 Fourth place
5 A  Czech Republic 8 5 1 2 0 28 14 +14 19 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6 A  Sweden 8 3 2 0 3 23 24 −1 13
7 B  Germany 8 4 0 1 3 23 24 −1 13
8 A  Denmark 8 2 2 1 3 18 27 −9 11
9 B  Slovakia 7 2 1 0 4 15 23 −8 8 Eliminated in
Group stage
10 A  Norway 7 2 1 0 4 13 22 −9 8
11 A   Switzerland 7 1 1 3 2 20 26 −6 8
12 B  Belarus 7 2 0 0 5 16 32 −16 6
13 A  Latvia 7 1 0 3 3 13 22 −9 6
14 B  France 7 1 1 0 5 11 23 −12 5
15 B  Hungary 7 1 0 0 6 12 31 −19 3 2017 IIHF World Championship Division I
16 A  Kazakhstan 7 0 1 0 6 15 28 −13 2
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

Awards and statistics

Awards

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

Scoring leaders

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Russia Vadim Shipachyov 10 6 12 18 +10 8 F
Russia Artemi Panarin 10 6 9 15 +9 4 F
Russia Evgenii Dadonov 10 6 7 13 +10 6 F
Finland Patrik Laine 10 7 5 12 +4 4 F
Finland Mikael Granlund 10 4 8 12 +6 2 F
Canada Derick Brassard 10 5 6 11 +9 4 F
Russia Pavel Datsyuk 10 1 10 11 +6 0 F
Canada Matt Duchene 10 5 5 10 +10 2 F
Finland Mikko Koivu 10 4 6 10 +8 12 F
Canada Mark Stone 10 4 6 10 +8 6 F

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

Goaltending leaders

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
Czech Republic Dominik Furch 255:00 4 0.94 100 96.00 2
Finland Mikko Koskinen 479:01 9 1.13 169 94.67 1
Canada Cam Talbot 480:00 10 1.25 167 94.01 4
Denmark Sebastian Dahm 434:04 16 2.21 248 93.55 1
Russia Sergei Bobrovsky 520:51 15 1.73 218 93.12 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

References

  1. ^ IIHF: 2016 Worlds go to Russia
  2. ^ Merk, Martin (2015-06-02). "To Russia with love". IIHFWorlds2016.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Connor-da Gold!". iihfworlds2016.com. 22 May 2016.
  4. ^ Nelson, Dustin L. (May 22, 2016). "Corey Perry Enters Triple Gold Club". The Hockey Writers. The Hockey Writers. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Happy ending for hosts". iihfworlds2016.com. 22 May 2016.
  6. ^ a b c d Three bids for 2016
  7. ^ Format
  8. ^ "Canada tops World Ranking". iihfworlds2015.com. 17 May 2015.
  9. ^ Match officials
  10. ^ "Russia to open vs. Czechs". iihfworlds2016.com. 15 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Statutes and Bylaws (701.3)" (PDF). iihf.com. 10 September 2015.
  12. ^ "Statutes and Bylaws (701.3)" (PDF). iihf.com. 10 September 2015.
  13. ^ "Tournament Format". iihf.com. 22 April 2016.

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