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The 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships was the 70th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams representing 45 countries participated in four levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2007 competition. In the Division I Championship held in April, Germany and Austria were promoted to the Championship division while Israel and Croatia were demoted to Division II. In the Division II competition, Romania and China were promoted, South Africa and New Zealand were relegated to Division III. In the Division III competition, Iceland and Turkey were promoted to Division II for 2007.

The 2006 IIHF World Championship was held in Latvia between May 5th and May 21st, 2009 with events being held in Riga. Sweden won the championship with a 4–0 victory in the final against the Czech Republic.

ChampionshipEdit

The Championship division was contested from May 5 to May 21, 2006. 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 2007 Division I tournament. 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 Riga, Latvia. Sweden won the gold medal game, defeating the Czech Republic 4–0. While Kazakhstan and Slovenia were relegated to Division I for 2007.[1]

Final standings
  1. Flag of Sweden Sweden
  2. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
  3. Flag of Finland Finland
  4. Flag of Canada Canada
  5. Flag of Russia Russia
  6. Flag of Belarus Belarus
  7. Flag of the United States United States of America
  8. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
  9. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
  10. Flag of Latvia Latvia
  11. Flag of Norway Norway
  12. Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
  13. Flag of Denmark Denmark
  14. Flag of Italy Italy
  15. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstanrelegated to Division I for 2007
  16. Flag of Slovenia Sloveniarelegated to Division I for 2007

Division IEdit

Division I was contested from April 23 to April 30, 2006. Participants in this tournament were separated into two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Amiens, France. Group B's games were played in Tallinn, Estonia. Germany and Austria finished atop of Group A and Group B respectively, gaining promotion to the 2007 Championship division. While Israel finished last in Group A and Croatia last in Group B and were relegated to Division II for 2007.[2][3]

Final standings

Group A

  1. Flag of Germany Germanypromoted to Championship Division for 2007
  2. Flag of France France
  3. Flag of Japan Japan
  4. Flag of Hungary Hungary
  5. Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
  6. Flag of Israel Israelrelegated to Division II for 2007

Group B

  1. Flag of Austria Austriapromoted to Championship Division for 2007
  2. Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  3. Flag of Poland Poland
  4. Flag of Estonia Estonia
  5. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
  6. Flag of Croatia Croatiarelegated to Division II for 2007

Division IIEdit

Division II was contested from March 27 to April 9, 2006. Participants in this tournament were separated into two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Sofia, Bulgaria. Group B's games were played in Auckland, New Zealand. Romania and China finished atop of Group A and Group B respectively, gaining promotion to Division I for 2007. While South Africa finished last in Group A and New Zealand last in Group B and were relegated to Division III for 2007.[4][5]

Final standings

Group A

  1. Flag of Romania Romaniapromoted to Division I for 2007
  2. Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
  3. Flag of Belgium Belgium
  4. Flag of Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
  5. Flag of Spain Spain
  6. Flag of South Africa South Africarelegated to Division III for 2007

Group B

  1. Flag of China Chinapromoted to Division I for 2007
  2. Flag of Korea South Korea
  3. Flag of Australia Australia
  4. Flag of North Korea North Korea
  5. Flag of Mexico Mexico
  6. Flag of New Zealand New Zealandrelegated to Division III for 2007

Division IIIEdit

Division III was contested from April 24–29, 2006 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Iceland won the championship and gained promotion, along with Turkey, into the 2007 Division II tournament.[6]

Final standings
  1. Flag of Iceland Icelandpromoted to Division II for 2007
  2. Flag of Turkey Turkeypromoted to Division II for 2007
  3. Flag of Armenia Armenia
  4. Flag of Ireland Ireland
  5. Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg

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