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The 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championship is the 73rd such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams representing 46 countries will participate in four levels of competition. The competition will also serve as qualifications for the 2010 competition. In the Division I Championship held in April, Kazakhstan and Italy were promoted to the Championship division, while Australia and Romania were demoted to Division II. In the Division II competition, Serbia and South Korea were promoted, North Korea and South Africa were relegated to Division III. In the Division III competition, New Zealand and Turkey were promoted to Division II for 2009.

The 2009 IIHF World Championship was held in Switzerland between April 24th and May 10th, 2009 with events being held in both Bern and Kloten. Russia won the championship with 2-1 in a final against Canada.

Championship Edit

The Championship comprises the top sixteen hockey nations in the world. After being out of the Championship division for 70 years Hungary was promoted only to be demoted again for the 2010 competition.

Final standings
  1. Flag of Russia Russia
  2. Flag of Canada Canada
  3. Flag of Sweden Sweden
  4. Flag of the United States United States of America
  5. Flag of Finland Finland
  6. Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
  7. Flag of Latvia Latvia
  8. Flag of Belarus Belarus
  9. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
  10. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
  11. Flag of Norway Norway
  12. Flag of France France
  13. Flag of Denmark Denmark
  14. Flag of Austria Austriarelegated to Division I for 2010
  15. Flag of Germany Germany*
  16. Flag of Hungary Hungaryrelegated to Division I for 2010

* Hosts of the 2010 WC, therefore exempt from relegation.

Division I Edit

Twelve teams comprise Division I. They are broken into two groups, with the winner of each group gaining promotion to the World Championship pool for the following year.

Group A

Final standings
  1. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstanpromoted to Championship pool for 2010
  2. Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
  3. Flag of Japan Japan
  4. Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
  5. Flag of Croatia Croatia
  6. Flag of Australia Australiarelegated to Division II for 2010

Group B

Final standings
  1. Flag of Italy Italypromoted to Championship pool for 2010
  2. Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
  3. Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
  4. Flag of Poland Poland
  5. Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
  6. Flag of Romania Romaniarelegated to Division II for 2010

Division II Edit

Twelve teams comprise Division II. They are also broken into two groups competing to advance into Division I.

Group A

Final standings
  1. Flag of Serbia Serbiapromoted to Division I for 2010
  2. Flag of Estonia Estonia
  3. Flag of China China
  4. Flag of Iceland Iceland
  5. Flag of Israel Israel
  6. Flag of North Korea North Korearelegated to Division III for 2010

Group B

Final standings
  1. Flag of Korea South Koreapromoted to Division I for 2010
  2. Flag of Belgium Belgium
  3. Flag of Spain Spain
  4. Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
  5. Flag of Mexico Mexico
  6. Flag of South Africa South Africarelegated to Division III for 2010

Division III Edit

Division III is made up of six teams. The top two in each year’s tournament are promoted to Division II.

Final standings
  1. Flag of New Zealand New Zealandpromoted to Division II for 2010
  2. Flag of Turkey Turkeypromoted to Division II for 2010
  3. Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
  4. Flag of Greece Greece
  5. Flag of Ireland Ireland
  6. Flag of Mongolia Mongolia


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