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2006 World Championship
2006. gada Pasaules čempionāts hokejā
2006 IIHF World Championship Logo
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Latvia Latvia
Dates May 5 - May 21
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Champions Flag of Sweden Sweden (8 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 56
Goals scored 329  (5.88 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Canada Sidney Crosby (16 points)
MVP Flag of Sweden Niklas Kronwall
See also: 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

The 2006 Men's Ice Hockey Championships was held in May 2006 in Riga, Latvia. It was the 70th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

One of the requirements of the IIHF for Latvia to host the event was that a new arena would be constructed. Sweden was the stand-by organizer in case the arena was delayed, but the construction was completed on schedule, marking the first time a former Soviet state apart from Russia has hosted the event. The mascot of the championships was a beaver called RIX (after Riga International Airport's IATA code.)

It was preceded two months earlier by the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, where ice hockey was also a major event.

In the gold medal game, Sweden won against the Czech Republic and thus became the first hockey team to win both the Winter Olympics and the World Championships in the same year.[1]

Preliminary round Edit

Sixteen participating teams were placed in the following four groups. After playing a round-robin, the top three teams in each group advanced to the Qualifying Round. The last team in each group competed in the Relegation Round.

Groups A and D were played in Kloten, groups B and C in Berne.

     Team advanced to the Qualifying round
     Team sent to compete in the Relegation round

Group A Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Finland Finland 321013675
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 31209814
Flag of Latvia Latvia 311167-13
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 3003815-70

All times local (UTC +3)

May 5, 2006
17:15
Finland Flag of Finland 5 - 3
(1-2, 2-1, 2-0)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Arena Riga
Attendance: 5386
May 5, 2006
21:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia 1 - 1
(1-1, 0-0, 0-0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Arena Riga
Attendance: 10669
May 7, 2006
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 5 - 4
(4-1, 1-2, 0-1)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Arena Riga
Attendance: 9018
May 7, 2006
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 5 - 0
(0-0, 2-0, 3-0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 10616
May 9, 2006
16:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 1 - 5
(1-0, 0-4, 0-1)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 9539
May 9, 2006
20:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3 - 3
(2-1, 1-0, 0-2)
Flag of Finland Finland Arena Riga
Attendance: 6758

Group B Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 321012665
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 32109635
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 310278-12
Flag of Italy Italy 3003311-80

All times local (UTC +3)

May 6, 2006
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 3 - 1
(0-0, 0-1, 3-0)
Flag of Italy Italy Skonto Arena
Attendance: 4450
May 6, 2006
20:15
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine 2 - 4
(1-1, 1-2, 0-1)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3492
May 8, 2006
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 2 - 1
(2-0, 0-1, 0-0)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Skonto Arena
Attendance: 4609
May 8, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4 - 0
(2-0, 1-0, 1-0)
Flag of Italy Italy Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3586
May 10, 2006
16:15
Italy Flag of Italy 2 - 4
(0-1, 1-1, 1-2)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2174
May 10, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4 - 4
(1-0, 0-1, 3-3)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3031

Group C Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Russia Russia 3300176116
Flag of Belarus Belarus 320111564
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 310210642
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 3003223-210

All times local (UTC +3)

May 6, 2006
16:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus 2 - 1
(0-0, 2-1, 0-0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Arena Riga
Attendance: 6960
May 6, 2006
20:15
Russia Flag of Russia 10 - 1
(4-1, 4-0, 2-0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Arena Riga
Attendance: 7190
May 8, 2006
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 3 - 2
(1-0, 0-2, 2-0)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Arena Riga
Attendance: 7945
May 8, 2006
20:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 6 - 0
(0-0, 3-0, 3-0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Arena Riga
Attendance: 6788
May 10, 2006
16:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 3 - 4
(2-2, 1-1, 0-1)
Flag of Russia Russia Arena Riga
Attendance: 7467
May 10, 2006
20:15
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 1 - 7
(1-1, 0-3, 0-3)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Arena Riga
Attendance: 6359

Group D Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 3300145116
Flag of the United States United States of America 32017344
Flag of Norway Norway 3102813-52
Flag of Denmark Denmark 3003614-80

All times local (UTC +3)

May 5, 2006
16:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 3 - 1
(0-1, 1-0, 2-0)
Flag of Norway Norway Skonto Arena
Attendance: 4300
May 5, 2006
20:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark 3 - 5
(0-3, 3-0, 0-2)
Flag of Canada Canada Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3427
May 7, 2006
16:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 3 - 0
(0-0, 2-0, 1-0)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3886
May 7, 2006
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada 7 - 1
(3-0, 4-0, 0-1)
Flag of Norway Norway Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3983
May 9, 2006
16:15
Norway Flag of Norway 6 - 3
(1-2, 3-0, 2-1)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3885
May 9, 2005
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada 2 - 1
(0-1, 1-0, 1-0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Skonto Arena
Attendance: 4553

Qualifying roundEdit

The top three teams from each group in the Preliminary round advance to the Qualifying Round. The top three teams from Groups A and D advance to Group E, and the top three teams from Groups B and C advance to Group F.

Teams in the Qualifying Round carry forward the results and points gained in the Preliminary Round with the teams that they have played and advance with. Teams, which have played in the Preliminary Round, do not meet again in the Qualifying Round.

     Team advanced to the Playoff round
     Team eliminated from advancing

Group EEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 54012810188
Flag of Finland Finland 5311177107
Flag of the United States United States of America 5302111016
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 5221141226
Flag of Latvia Latvia 5113723-163
Flag of Norway Norway 5005520-150

All times local (UTC+3)

May 11, 2006
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada 11 - 0
(4-0, 1-0, 6-0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 8389
May 12, 2006
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3 - 1
(0-1, 2-0, 1-0)
Flag of Norway Norway Arena Riga
Attendance: 7004
May 12, 2006
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 4 - 0
(1-0, 2-0, 1-0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Arena Riga
Attendance: 7379
May 13, 2006
20:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 4 - 2
(0-0, 2-1, 2-1)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 9083
May 14, 2006
16:15
Norway Flag of Norway 0 - 3
(0-1, 0-1, 0-1)
Flag of Finland Finland Arena Riga
Attendance: 7345
May 14, 2006
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada 4 - 6
(1-3, 2-1, 1-2)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Arena Riga
Attendance: 7474
May 15, 2006
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 2 - 4
(1-2, 0-1, 1-1)
Flag of Canada Canada Arena Riga
Attendance: 7171
May 16, 2006
15:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 1 - 3
(0-2, 1-0, 0-1)
Flag of the United States United States of America Arena Riga
Attendance: 7441
May 16, 2006
19:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia 4 - 2
(2-0, 1-1, 1-1)
Flag of Norway Norway Arena Riga
Attendance: 9173

Group FEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Russia Russia 54102211119
Flag of Sweden Sweden 5221171526
Flag of Belarus Belarus 5302161066
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 5212191095
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 51221215-34
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 5005429-250

All times local (UTC +3)

May 11, 2006
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 6 - 0
(1-0, 0-0, 5-0)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Arena Riga
Attendance: 6963
May 12, 2006
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 2 - 2
(0-1, 0-1, 2-0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2325
May 12, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4 - 1
(4-0, 0-0, 0-1)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2209
May 13, 2006
20:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus 9 - 1
(1-0, 3-1, 5-0)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2732
May 14, 2006
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 6 - 3
(1-0, 1-2, 4-1)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3729
May 14, 2006
20:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 5 - 2
(2-0, 2-2, 1-0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2882
May 15, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3 - 3
(1-2, 2-0, 0-1)
Flag of Russia Russia Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3983
May 16, 2006
15:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 1 - 2
(0-1, 0-1, 1-0)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3170
May 16, 2006
19:15
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine 0 - 8
(0-1, 0-4, 0-3)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2982

Relegation roundEdit

The relegation round is composed of the four teams that placed last in Groups A through D. They play in a round-robin fashion, and the bottom two teams get relegated to the Division I group in next year's World Championships.

     Team qualified for the 2007 IIHF World Championship
     Team relegated to Division I

Group GEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Denmark Denmark 321011565
Flag of Italy Italy 3111610-43
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 31029632
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 3021611-52

All times local (UTC +3)

May 12, 2006
12:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 3 - 3
(0-2, 1-1, 2-0)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Arena Riga
Attendance: 7666
May 12, 2006
12:15
Italy Flag of Italy 3 - 2
(1-0, 0-2, 2-0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3193
May 13, 2006
16:15
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 5 - 0
(2-0, 3-0, 0-0)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Arena Riga
Attendance: 7563
May 13, 2006
16:15
Italy Flag of Italy 0 - 5
(0-1, 0-1, 0-3)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2640
May 15, 2006
16:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 3 - 3
(1-0, 2-1, 0-2)
Flag of Italy Italy Arena Riga
Attendance: 6574
May 15, 2006
16:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark 3 - 2
(1-0, 1-1, 1-1)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2903

Playoff roundEdit

Bracket Edit

  Quarterfinal                    
  F1  Flag of Russia Russia 3  
  E4  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 4   Semifinal
      QF1  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 3  
  Quarterfinal   QF2  Flag of Finland Finland 1  
  E2  Flag of Finland Finland 3
  F3  Flag of Belarus Belarus 0         Final
              SF1  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 0
  Quarterfinal             SF2  Flag of Sweden Sweden 4
  F2  Flag of Sweden Sweden 6      
  E3  Flag of the United States United States of America 0   Semifinal   Bronze Medal Game
      QF3  Flag of Sweden Sweden 5   SF2  Flag of Canada Canada 0
  Quarterfinal   QF4  Flag of Canada Canada 4     SF1  Flag of Finland Finland 5
  E1  Flag of Canada Canada 4
  F4  Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 1  

Quarter-finalsEdit

May 17, 2006
15:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 6 - 0
(2-0, 2-0, 2-0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Arena Riga
Attendance: 2800
May 17, 2006
19:15
Canada Flag of Canada 4 - 1
(0-1, 1-0, 3-0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Arena Riga
Attendance: 7129
May 18, 2006
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 3 - 4 (OT)
(1-0, 0-1, 2-2, 0-1)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Arena Riga
Attendance: 8082
May 18, 2006
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 3 – 0
(1-0, 0-0, 2-0)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Arena Riga
Attendance: 7164

Semi-finalsEdit

May 20, 2006
16:15
Finland Flag of Finland 1 – 3
(1-0, 0-1, 0-2)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Arena Riga
May 20, 2006
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada 4 – 5
(2-3, 1-2, 1-0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Arena Riga
Attendance: 8845

Bronze medal gameEdit

May 21, 2006
16:15
Canada Flag of Canada 0 – 5
(0–1, 0–2, 0–2)
Flag of Finland Finland Arena Riga
Attendance: 9365

Gold medal gameEdit

May 21, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Arena Riga

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 2006 IIHF World Championship Winners 
Flag of Sweden.png
Sweden
8th title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon Flag of Sweden Sweden
Silver medal icon Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Bronze medal icon 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 Kazakhstan
16 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Canada Sidney Crosby 9 8 8 16 +7 10 F
Flag of Canada Patrice Bergeron 9 6 8 14 +5 2 F
Flag of Finland Petteri Nummelin 9 3 11 14 -1 2 D
Flag of Sweden Niklas Kronwall 8 2 8 10 +3 10 D
Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Finland Fredrik Norrena 325:43 122 6 1.11 95.08 3
Flag of Belarus Andrei Mezin 417:01 239 14 2.01 94.14 0
Flag of Slovakia Karol Križan 379:41 142 12 1.90 91.55 3
Flag of Russia Sergey Zvyagin 278:32 105 9 1.94 91.43 1
Flag of Canada Marc Denis 262:41 123 11 2.51 91.06 1
Source: IIHF.com

IIHF broadcasting rightsEdit

References Edit

External linksEdit


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