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2019 IIHF World Championship
2019 IIHF World Championship
Majstrovstvá sveta v ?adovom hokeji 2019
2019 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Slovakia
Dates10-26 May
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
 Finland
 Canada
 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
Main article: 2019 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships

The 2019 IIHF 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 Ko?ice, as announced by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on 15 May 2015.[1]

Finland won their third title by defeating Canada in the final.[2] The Finns had 18 debutantes for the 2019 IIHF World Championship and were 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 the first time since the 2006 IIHF World Championship that both promoted teams (Great Britain and Italy) stayed in the top division.

Venues

Rule changes

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]

Participants

Macejko, was the mascot for the tournament.
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

Seeding

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 Ko?ice and the Czech Republic and Austria would play in Bratislava.[8]

Rosters

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.

Officials

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

Referees Linesmen

Preliminary round

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

Group A

Group A matches were played at the Steel Arena in Ko?ice.

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

Group B

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 round

Seeding order

The semi-final pairings were determined according to the seeding after the preliminary round. The seeding is determined by following criteria in the order presented:[7]

  1. higher position in the group;
  2. higher number of points;
  3. better goal difference;
  4. higher number of goals scored for;
  5. better seeding number entering the tournament (i.e., place in the 2018 IIHF World Ranking).
Rank Team Grp Pos GP Pts GD GF Seed
1  Russia B 1 7 21 +29 36 3
2  Canada A 1 7 18 +25 36 1
3  Czech Republic B 2 7 18 +25 39 6
4  Finland A 2 7 16 +11 22 5
5  Sweden B 3 7 15 +20 41 2
6  Germany A 3 7 15 0 18 8
7  United States A 4 7 14 +12 27 4
8   Switzerland B 4 7 12 +13 27 7

Bracket

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

Final

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 statistics

Final ranking

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 leaders

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

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Sweden William Nylander 8 5 13 18 +16 0 F
Russia Nikita Kucherov 10 6 10 16 +11 4 F
Russia Nikita Gusev 10 4 12 16 +12 0 F
Czech Republic Jakub Vorá?ek 10 4 12 16 +10 2 F
Canada Mark Stone 10 8 6 14 +10 0 F
Canada Anthony Mantha 9 7 7 14 +9 16 F
Czech Republic Michael Frolík 10 7 7 14 +8 2 F
Czech Republic Dominik Kubalík 10 6 6 12 +10 0 F
Czech Republic Dominik Simon 10 4 8 12 +10 2 F
United States 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 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
Russia Andrei Vasilevskiy 488:02 13 1.60 240 94.58 2
Finland Kevin Lankinen 480:41 12 1.50 207 94.20 2
Germany Mathias Niederberger 237:14 7 1.77 120 94.17 0
Switzerland Leonardo Genoni 241:30 8 1.99 129 93.80 0
Denmark 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

Awards

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

References

  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 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Semi-final format changed". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Groups for 2019". iihfworlds.com. 15 August 2018.
  9. ^ "Referees for Slovakia 2019 assigned". iihf.com. 1 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Assignments" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-05-09. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Slovakia opens vs. USA". iihfworlds.com. 15 August 2018.
  12. ^ 2019 tournament rules
  13. ^ IIHF Sport Regulations (pg4)

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