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2008 World

The 2008 World Championship was held in Halifax and Quebec City, Canada, from May 2nd to May 18th 2008. The venues were the Le Colisée in Quebec City and the Metro Centre in Halifax.

Participating teamsEdit


RostersEdit

As of May 1st 2008

BelarusEdit

CanadaEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

DenmarkEdit

FinlandEdit

FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

ItalyEdit

LatviaEdit

NorwayEdit

RussiaEdit

SlovakiaEdit

SloveniaEdit

SwedenEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

United-StatesEdit

RulesEdit

For standing purposes, points shall be awarded as follows:

* 3 points for a win in regulation time
   * 2 points for a win in overtime or in shootout
   * 1 point for a loss in overtime or in shootout
   * No points for a loss in regulation tme

If a game is tied after regulation time, a five-minute four-on-four sudden-death overtime session is played followed by a three-player shootout if necessary. Exceptions: Quarter finals, Semi final and Bronze Medal overtime session are 10 minutes and Gold Medal game overtime session is 20 minutes.

If teams are tied in a standing based on points, the following tie-breakers are applied: 1) The most points earned in direct games involving tied teams. 2) The best goal differential in direct games involving tied teams. 3) The most goal scored in direct games involving tied teams. 4) Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 with games involving the highest non-tied team in the same group. 5) Repeat step 4 with games involving the second highest non-tied team in the same group. 6) Continue this process with all non-tied team games.



Preliminary roundEdit

Sixteen participating teams were placed in the following four groups.[6] After playing a round-robin, the top three teams in each group advanced to the Qualifying Round while the last team competed in the relegation round.

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

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Switzerland 3 3 0 0 0 10 4 6 9
Sweden 3 2 0 0 1 17 9 8 6
Belarus 3 1 0 0 2 9 9 0 3
France 3 0 0 0 3 2 16 -14 0

All times are local (UTC-4).

May 3, 2008

13:00

Belarus 5 – 6

( 1–2, 3–2, 1–2 )

Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 9,204

May 3, 2008

19:00

Switzerland 4 – 1

( 2–0, 1–1, 1–0 )

France Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 9,367

May 5, 2008

13:00

Switzerland 2 – 1

( 1–0, 1–1, 0–0 )

Belarus Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,016

May 5, 2008

19:00

Sweden 9 – 0

( 0–0, 4–0, 5–0 )

France Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,845

May 7, 2008

13:00

Sweden 2 – 4

( 1–2, 0–0, 1–2 )

Switzerland Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 7,939

May 7, 2008

19:00

France 1 – 3

( 1–1, 0–1, 0–1 )

Belarus Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,880

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Canada 3 3 0 0 0 17 5 12 9
United States 3 2 0 0 1 13 6 7 6
Latvia 3 1 0 0 2 3 11 -8 3
Slovenia 3 0 0 0 3 2 13 -11 0

All times are local (UTC-3).

May 2, 2008

16:30

Canada 5 – 1

( 1–0, 3–1, 1–0 )

Slovenia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,921

May 2, 2008

20:15

United States 4 – 0

( 1–0, 1–0, 2–0 )

Latvia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,360

May 4, 2008

16:30

Latvia 0 – 7

( 0–3, 0–4, 0–0 )

Canada Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,831

May 4, 2008

20:15

United States 5 – 1

( 1–0, 2–1, 2–0 )

Slovenia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,056

May 6, 2008

16:30

Canada 5 – 4

( 2–0, 1–2, 2–2 )

United States Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 9,192

May 6, 2008

20:15

Slovenia 0 – 3

( 0–0, 0–2, 0–1 )

Latvia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,806

Group CEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Finland 3 2 1 0 0 11 5 6 8
Norway 3 1 0 1 1 6 10 -4 4
Germany 3 1 0 0 2 7 10 -3 3
Slovakia 3 1 0 0 2 9 8 1 3

All times are local (UTC-3).

May 3, 2008

16:30

Germany 1 – 5

( 0–0, 1–2, 0–3 )

Finland Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,658

May 3, 2008

20:15

Slovakia 5 – 1

( 1–0, 2–1, 2–0 )

Norway Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,096

May 5, 2008

16:30

Finland 3 – 2 OT

( 2–2, 0–0, 0–0 ) ( OT: 1–0 )

Norway Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,190

May 5, 2008

20:15

Slovakia 2 – 4

( 0–2, 1–1, 1–1 )

Germany Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,855

May 7, 2008

16:30

Finland 3 – 2

( 2–2, 1–0, 0–0 )

Slovakia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,262

May 7, 2008

20:15

Norway 3 – 2

( 0–1, 1–1, 2–0 )

Germany Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,414

Group DEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Russia 3 2 1 0 0 16 6 10 8
Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 0 16 9 7 7
Denmark 3 1 0 0 2 9 11 -2 3
Italy 3 0 0 0 3 5 20 -15 0

All times are local (UTC-4).

May 2, 2008

13:00

Denmark 2 – 5

( 2–2, 0–2, 0–1 )

Czech Republic Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,369

May 2, 2008

19:00

Russia 7 – 1

( 1–0, 5–0, 1–1 )

Italy Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 11,074

May 4, 2008

13:00

Czech Republic 4 – 5 OT

( 2–2, 1–1, 1–1 ) ( OT: 0–1 )

Russia Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 13,109

May 4, 2008

19:00

Italy 2 – 6

( 0–3, 1–1, 1–2 )

Denmark Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 6,838

May 6, 2008

13:00

Russia 4 – 1

( 1–0, 2–0, 1–1 )

Denmark Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,609

May 6, 2008

19:00

Czech Republic 7 – 2

( 2–2, 4–0, 1–0 )

Italy Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 7,517

Qualifying roundEdit

The top three teams in the standings of each group of the Preliminary Round advance to the Qualifying Round, and are placed in two groups: teams from Groups A and D compete in Group E, while teams from Groups B and C compete in Group F.

Each team is to play three games in this round, one against each of the three teams from the other group with which they have been paired. These three games, along with the two games already played against the other two advancing teams from the same group in the Preliminary Round, will count in the Qualifying Round standings.

The top four teams in both groups E and F to advance in Quarter-Finals.[4]

Team advanced to the Playoff Round

Group EEdit

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1 Russia 5 3 2 0 0 21 13 8 13
2 Czech Republic 5 2 1 1 1 20 14 6 9
3 Sweden 5 3 0 0 2 23 16 7 9
4 Switzerland 5 3 0 0 2 16 15 1 9
5 Belarus 5 0 0 3 2 13 18 -5 3
6 Denmark 5 0 1 0 4 9 26 -17 2

All times are local (UTC-4).

May 8, 2008

15:00

Sweden 8 – 1

( 2–0, 2–0, 4–1 )

Denmark Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 7,327

May 8, 2008

19:00

Switzerland 0 – 5

( 0–1, 0–3, 0–1 )

Czech Republic Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 9,603

May 9, 2008

13:00

Russia 4 – 3 GWS

( 0–2, 1–0, 2–1 ) ( OT: 0–0 ) ( SO: 2–1 )

Belarus Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,031

May 10, 2008

12:30

Czech Republic 3 – 2 GWS

( 0–1, 1–0, 1–1 ) ( OT: 0–0 ) ( SO: 2–1 )

Belarus Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,504

May 10, 2008

16:30

Russia 3 – 2

( 0–1, 1–1, 2–0 )

Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 12,665

May 11, 2008

13:00

Denmark 2 – 7

( 0–2, 0–3, 2–2 )

Switzerland Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,338

May 11, 2008

19:00

Sweden 5 – 3

( 0–0, 2–2, 3–1 )

Czech Republic Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 7,864

May 12, 2008

13:00

Switzerland 3 – 5

( 0–3, 0–1, 3–1 )

Russia Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,286

May 12, 2008

19:00

Belarus 2 – 3 OT

( 0–0, 0–1, 2–1 ) ( OT: 0–1 )

Denmark Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,517

Group FEdit

Rk Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
1 Canada 5 5 0 0 0 30 9 21 15
2 Finland 5 3 1 0 1 16 12 4 11
3 United States 5 3 0 0 2 25 13 12 9
4 Norway 5 1 0 1 3 8 20 -12 4
5 Germany 5 1 0 0 4 13 27 -14 3
6 Latvia 5 1 0 0 4 8 19 -11 3

All times are local (UTC-3).

May 8, 2008

16:30

Canada 2 – 1

( 1–0, 0–1, 1–0 )

Norway Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,380

May 8, 2008

20:15

United States 6 – 4

( 3–2, 1–1, 2–1 )

Germany Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,352

May 9, 2008

12:30

Finland 2 – 1

( 0–1, 1–0, 1–0 )

Latvia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 7,215

May 10, 2008

16:30

Germany 1 – 10

( 0–4, 0–5, 1–1 )

Canada Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 9,182

May 11, 2008

12:30

Norway 1 – 4

( 1–2, 0–1, 0–1 )

Latvia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 9,017

May 11, 2008

16:30

Finland 3 – 2

( 0–0, 0–2, 3–0 )

United States Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 8,867

May 12, 2008

12:30

United States 9 – 1

( 3–0, 3–1, 3–0 )

Norway Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 8,490

May 12, 2008

16:30

Canada 6 – 3

( 2–1, 2–0, 2–2 )

Finland Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 9,178

May 12, 2008

20:15

Latvia 3 – 5

( 1–1, 2–1, 0–3 )

Germany Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 8,614

Relegation RoundEdit

Teams finishing last in all four Preliminary Round groups competed in the Relegation Round in order to determine which two nations would be relegated to the IIHF World Championship Division I. The four teams were paired in two best-of-three series.

France defeated Italy, while Slovakia defeated Slovenia, both in 2 games, and secured themselves a place among the top sixteen hockey nations in the world. Italy and Slovenia were relegated to Division I for the 2009 tournament, and will be replaced by Austria and Hungary, the winners of the 2008 Division I tournament.[4]

Group GEdit

Series G1Edit

All times are local (UTC-4).

May 9, 2008

19:00

France 3 – 2

( 1–1, 1–0, 1–1 )

Italy Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 8,140

May 10, 2008

20:15

Italy 4 – 6

( 1–2, 1–1, 2–3 )

France Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 7,649

France won series 2 – 0==== Series G2==== All times are local (UTC-3).

May 9, 2008

16:30

Slovenia 1 – 5

( 0–1, 1–4, 0–0 )

Slovakia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 8,473

May 10, 2008

20:15

Slovakia 4 – 3 GWS

( 1–0, 2–2, 0–1 ) ( OT: 0–0 ) ( SO: 2–1 )

Slovenia Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 9,156

Slovakia won series 2 – 0== Playoff Round==

DrawEdit

Quarterfinal
E2 Czech Republic 2
E3 Sweden 3 Semifinal
QF1 Sweden 4
Quarterfinal QF2 Canada 5
F4 Norway 2
F1 Canada 8 Final
SF2 Canada 4
Quarterfinal SF1 Russia 5
E1 Russia 6
E4 Switzerland 0 Semifinal Bronze medal game
QF3 Russia 4 SF1 Finland 4
Quarterfinal QF4 Finland 0 SF2 Sweden 0
F3 United States 2
F2 Finland 3

Quarter-finalsEdit

All times are local (Quebec: UTC-4, Halifax: UTC-3).

May 14, 2008

13:00

Czech Republic 2 – 3 OT

( 0–0, 1–1, 1–1 ) ( OT: 0–1 )

Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 9,787

May 14, 2008

16:30

Norway 2 – 8

( 1–2, 1–3, 0–3 )

Canada Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 9,192

May 14, 2008

19:15

Russia 6 – 0

( 3–0, 3–0, 0–0 )

Switzerland Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 12,096

May 14, 2008

20:15

United States 2 – 3 OT

( 0–1, 0–1, 2–0 ) ( OT: 0–1 )

Finland Metro Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Attendance: 9,176

Semi-finalsEdit

All times are local (UTC-4)

May 16, 2008

13:00

Russia 4 – 0

( 1–0, 1–0, 2–0 )

Finland Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 11,159

May 16, 2008

17:00

Canada 5 – 4

( 1–1, 4–2, 0–1 )

Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 13,026

[ Bronze Medal GameEdit

All times are local (UTC-4)

May 17, 2008

15:00

Finland 4 – 0

( 2–0, 0–0, 2–0 )

Sweden Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 12,009

Gold Medal GameEdit

Main article: 2008 IIHF World Championship FinalAll times are local (UTC-4)

May 18, 2008

13:00

Canada 4 – 5 OT

( 3–1, 1–1, 0–2 ) ( OT: 0–1 )

Russia Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec

Attendance: 13,339

Ranking and statisticsEdit


2008 IIHF World Championship Winners

Russia 2nd/24th[1] title


Tournament AwardsEdit

  • Best players selected by the directorate:[8]
    • Best Goalkeeper: Evgeni Nabokov
    • Best Defenseman: Brent Burns
    • Best Forward: Dany Heatley
    • Most Valuable Player: Dany Heatley


  • Media All-Star Team:[9]
    • Goalkeeper: Evgeni Nabokov
    • Defense: Mike Green, Tomáš Kaberle
    • Forward: Rick Nash, Dany Heatley, Alexander Ovechkin

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Russia
Canada
Finland
4 Sweden
5 Czech Republic
6 United States
7 Switzerland
8 Norway
9 Belarus
10 Germany
11 Latvia
12 Denmark
13 France
14 Slovakia
15 Slovenia
16 Italy

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top 10 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.[10]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Dany Heatley 9 12 8 20 +13 4 FW
Ryan Getzlaf 9 3 11 14 +10 10 FW
Rick Nash 9 6 7 13 +9 6 FW
Alexander Semin 9 6 7 13 +11 8 FW
Mattias Weinhandl 9 5 8 13 +9 2 FW
Alexander Ovechkin 9 6 6 12 +11 8 FW
Sergei Fedorov 9 5 7 12 +10 8 FW
Mike Green 9 4 8 12 +2 2 DF

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top 5 goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played over 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[11]

Player TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Robert Esche 198:03 102 7 2.12 93.14 0
Evgeni Nabokov 302:42 126 9 1.78 92.86 2
Pascal Leclaire 240:00 107 8 2.00 92.52 1
Niklas Bäckström 483:22 218 17 2.11 92.20 1
Vitali Koval 370:49 217 19 3.07 91.24 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts


Team PhotosEdit

IIHF Broadcasting rightsEdit

  • Austria: ORF Sport Plus
  • Belarus: TV-First, LAD
  • Canada:
    • English: TSN
    • French: RDS
  • Czech Republic: Česká televize
  • Denmark: TV2 Sport
  • Finland: YLE
  • France: Sport+
  • Germany: DSF
  • Hungary: Sport 1, Sport 2
  • Iceland: RÚV
  • Internet: Webcast at IIHF.com
  • Italy: Rai Sport Satellite
  • Latvia: TV3 Latvia, TV6 Latvia, 3+ Latvia
  • Norway:
    • Norwegian Matches: NRK
    • Other Matches: SportN
  • Poland: Polsat
  • Romania: Sport 1, Sport 2
  • Russia: VGTRK Sport
  • Slovakia: STV
  • Slovenia: RTV Slovenija
  • Sweden: Viasat
  • Switzerland:
    • German: SF zwei
    • French: TSR 2
    • Italian: TSI 2
  • USA: World Championship Sports Network

Division IEdit

See 2008 IIHF World Championship Division I

Division IIEdit

See 2008 IIHF World Championship Division II

Division IIIEdit

See 2008 IIHF World Championship Division III

And 2008 IIHF World Championship Division III Qualification

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