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IIHF World Championship Division I
IIHF World Championship Division I
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event2020 IIHF World Championship Division I
SportIce hockey
Founded1951 (Pool B)
2001 (Division I)
No. of teams12
Most recent
champion(s)
 Kazakhstan (Group A)
 Romania (Group B)
Most titles Poland/ Italy (7)
QualificationDivision II
Official websiteIIHF.com

The IIHF World Championship Division I is an annual sports event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The divisional championship is played in two groups.

From 2001 until 2011 the two national teams that lost the relegation round at the IIHF World Championship were relegated to Division I for the following year's World Championships. At the Division I Championship, the winner of each group was promoted to the following year's IIHF World Championship, while the loser of each group was relegated to the Division II. Beginning in 2012, the last place team from each group in the world championship is relegated to Division I A, to be replaced by first and second place in Division I A. Sixth place in I A is relegated (now) to group I B, replaced by its winner, while sixth in I B is relegated to Division II.

The Division I World Championship was formed in 2001 from Pool B and the top four Pool C teams. Beginning in 2012 the two groups became tiered rather than parallel. Group A teams were the nations who either were relegated from the World Championship, or placed 2nd and 3rd in their 2011 groups. Group B was formed from the 4th and 5th placed teams, as well as the teams promoted from Division II. Japan qualified for group A because the IIHF council voted unanimously to allow Japan to maintain their seeded position (3rd) in their respective tournaments for 2012.[1]

Results

Pool B

Champions 1951-2000

Year National team
1951  Italy
1952  Great Britain
1953  Italy
1955  Italy
1956  East Germany
1959  Romania
1961  Norway
1962  Japan
1963  Norway
1965  Poland
1966  West Germany
1967  Poland
1969  East Germany
1970  United States
1971   Switzerland
1972  Poland
1973  East Germany
1974  United States
1975  East Germany
1976  Romania
1977  East Germany
1978  Poland
1979  Netherlands
1981  Italy
1982  East Germany
1983  United States
1985  Poland
1986   Switzerland
1987  Poland
1989  Norway
1990   Switzerland
1991  Italy
1992  Austria
1993  Great Britain
1994   Switzerland
1995  Slovakia
1996  Latvia
1997  Belarus
1998  Ukraine
1999  Denmark
2000  Germany

Summary of participation

59 championships

  • Division I teams (2001-present) are ranked one through twelve, with this chart assessing gold, silver, and bronze to the nations who ranked 17th, 18th, and 19th overall.
Team Times First Last Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish (first/last) Hosted[N2]
 Australia 3 1962 2012 0 0 0 0 5th (1962) 0
 Austria 34 1951 2017 4 7 5 16 1st (1992/2017) 5
 Belgium 5 1951 2004 0 0 1 1 3rd (1956) 1
 Belarus 5 1996 2019 2 2 1 5 1st (1997/2002) 0
 Bulgaria 4 1970 1993 0 0 0 0 5th (1992) 0
 China 10 1979 2007 0 0 0 0 6th (1982) 1
 Croatia 11 2001 2018 0 0 0 0 8th (2001/2014) 1
 Denmark 14 1949 2002 1 1 0 2 1st (1999) 2
 Spain 1 2011 2011 0 0 0 0 10th (2011) 0
 Estonia 16 1998 2019 0 0 1 1 3rd (1998) 1
 France 18 1951 2007 0 3 4 7 2nd (1951/2007) 4
 Great Britain 30 1952 2018 3 3 2 8 1st (1952/2018) 1
 East Germany 14 1956 1990 6 1 3 10 1st (1956/1982) 1
 Germany[N1] 9 1965 2006 3 2 2 7 1st (1966/2006) 1
 Hungary 26 1959 2019 0 3 4 7 2nd (1959/2015) 6
 Israel 1 2006 2006 0 0 0 0 12th (2006) 0
 Italy 28 1951 2018 5 9 3 17 1st (1951/1991) 2
 Japan 26 1962 2019 1 2 2 5 1st (1962) 4
 Kazakhstan 14 1997 2019 6 2 3 11 1st (2003/2019) 1
 Latvia 3 1994 1996 1 2 0 3 1st (1996) 0
 Lithuania 16 2001 2019 1 0 1 1 3rd (2006) 3
 Netherlands 39 1951 2019 1 1 3 5 1st (1979) 6
 Norway 27 1956 2005 4 4 4 12 1st (1963/2005) 2
 Poland 41 1961 2019 6 7 7 20 1st (1965/1987) 6
 Romania 32 1959 2019 2 2 2 6 1st (1959/1976) 3
 Serbia 1 2010 2010 0 0 0 0 11th (2010) 0
 Slovenia 13 1998 2019 6 2 1 9 1st (2001/2016) 5
 Slovakia 1 1995 1995 1 0 0 1 1st (1995) 1
 South Korea 11 2002 2019 0 1 1 2 2nd (2017) 1
  Switzerland 23 1961 1997 4 5 4 13 1st (1971/1990) 5
 Ukraine 12 1998 2019 1 0 2 3 1st (1998) 3
 United States 5 1970 1983 3 2 0 5 1st (1970/1983) 1
 Yugoslavia 21 1951 1992 0 1 3 4 2nd (1974) 5

See also

References

  1. ^ IIHF (29 March 2011). "Japan withdraws from events". IIHF.com. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 2011.

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