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The 2005 Men's Ice Hockey Championships were held March 7 - May 15, 2005, in 7 cities in 6 countries: Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria (Championship); Debrecen, Hungary (Division I - Group A); Eindhoven, the Netherlands (Division I - Group B); Zagreb, Croatia (Division II - Group A); Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro (Division II - Group B); Mexico City, Mexico (Division III). It was a major professional tournament, because of the 2004 NHL labor dispute. This international event was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The championship was won by the Czech Republic.

ChampionshipEdit

The Championship division was contested from April 30 to May 15, 2005 in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria. Participants in this tournament were placed into groups of four with the top three teams in each group advancing to the qualifying round. Teams which finished last in the group were sent to the relegation round where the top bottom teams were relegated to the 2006 Division I tournament. Within the qualifying round teams where split into two groups of six with the top four advancing to the playoff round and the bottom two eliminated from advancing. The playoff round was a knockout stage towards the gold medal game. The Championship was played in Vienna, Austria. The Czech Republic won the gold medal game, defeating Canada 3–0. While Germany and Austria were relegated to Division I for 2006.[1]

Final standings
  1. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
  2. Flag of Canada Canada
  3. Flag of Russia Russia
  4. Flag of Sweden Sweden
  5. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
  6. Flag of the United States United States of America
  7. Flag of Finland Finland
  8. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
  9. Flag of Latvia Latvia
  10. Flag of Belarus Belarus
  11. Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
  12. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
  13. Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
  14. Flag of Denmark Denmark
  15. Flag of Germany Germanyrelegated to Division I for 2006
  16. Flag of Austria Austriarelegated to Division I for 2006

Division IEdit

Division I was contested from April 17 to April 23, 2005. Participants in this tournament were separated into two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Debrecen, Hungary. Group B's games were played in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Norway and Italy finished atop of Group A and Group B respectively, gaining promotion to the Championship division for 2006. While China finished last in Group A and Romania last in Group B and were relegated to Division II for 2006.[2][3]

Final standings

Group A

  1. Flag of Norway Norwaypromoted to Championship division for 2006
  2. Flag of Poland Poland
  3. Flag of Hungary Hungary
  4. Flag of Japan Japan
  5. Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
  6. Flag of China Chinarelegated to Division II for 2006

Group B

  1. Flag of Italy Italypromoted to Championship division for 2006
  2. Flag of France France
  3. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
  4. Flag of Estonia Estonia
  5. Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  6. Flag of Romania Romaniarelegated to Division II for 2006

Division IIEdit

Division II was contested from April 4 to April 16, 2005. Participants in this tournament were separated into two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Zagreb, Croatia. Group B's games were played in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. Croatia and Israel finished atop of Group A and Group B respectively, gaining promotion to Division I for 2006. While Turkey finished last in Group A and Iceland last in Group B and were relegated to Division III for 2006.[4][5]

Final standings

Group A

  1. Flag of Croatia Croatiapromoted to Division I for 2006
  2. Flag of Australia Australia
  3. Flag of Korea South Korea
  4. Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
  5. Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
  6. Flag of Turkey Turkeyrelegated to Division III for 2006

Group B

  1. Flag of Israel Israelpromoted to Division I for 2006
  2. Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
  3. Flag of North Korea North Korea
  4. Flag of Belgium Belgium
  5. Flag of Spain Spain
  6. Flag of Iceland Icelandrelegated to Division III for 2006

Division IIIEdit

Division III was contested from March 7–13, 2005 in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexico won the championship and gained promotion, along with South Africa, into the 2006 Division II tournament.[6]

Final standings
  1. Flag of Mexico Mexicopromoted to Division II for 2006
  2. Flag of South Africa South Africapromoted to Division II for 2006
  3. Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
  4. Flag of Ireland Ireland
  5. Flag of Armenia Armenia

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