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2011 IIHF World Championship
Majstrovstvá sveta v ľadovom hokeji 2011
2011 IIHF World Championship Logo
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Dates 29 April – 15 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of Finland Finland (2 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 56
Goals scored 325  (5.8 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Finland Jarkko Immonen (12 pts)
MVP Flag of Sweden Viktor Fasth (goaltender)

The 2011 IIHF World Championship was the 75th IIHF World Championship, an annual international ice hockey tournament. It took place between the 29 April and the 15 May 2011 in Slovakia. The games were played in the Orange Arena in Bratislava, and the Steel Aréna in Košice. The Czech team was the defending champion.

This was the first time the independent Slovakia hosted the World Championships. However, this was the third time that Bratislava co-hosted the World Championships. The first two times were 1959 and 1992, each time with Prague, and while part of Czechoslovakia.

Finland won the gold medal after beating Sweden in the final 6–1. This was the second title for Finland, the first being from 1995.

Tournament formatEdit

The tournament is divided into four stages. The Preliminary round, Qualification round and Relegation round use a round-robin format with each team playing every other team in its group once. The winner of a game in regulation time will earn 3 points, with the loser earning zero points. The winner of a game decided in overtime or in a shootout will be awarded 2 points, with the loser getting one point. Teams in the Preliminary round are divided into four groups of four teams each; the last-place team in each group moves to the Relegation round while the remainder move to the Qualification round. The Qualification round is divided into two groups of six teams each with the top four teams in each group moving to the Playoff round. Games played in the Preliminary round against teams in the same Qualification round group count for the Qualification round standings; therefore, teams who were previously in the same Preliminary round group do not play each other again in the Qualification round. The Relegation round is a single group of four teams with the bottom 2 teams being relegated to Division I of the World Championships. The tournament concludes with the Playoff round, which is an 8-team tournament, to determine the winners of the gold, silver and bronze medals.

In the event of a tie in points at the conclusion of the Preliminary, Qualification or Relegation rounds, the following tie-breaker format will be used:

  1. Points earned in games against tied teams
  2. Goal differential in games against tied teams
  3. Highest number of goals in games against tied teams
  4. Repetition of steps 1, 2 and 3, in order, including results against the next closest ranked team to the tied teams
  5. Repetition of step 4, including the next closest ranked teams one at a time
  6. 2010 IIHF World Ranking

[1]

SummaryEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

The first gameday in Group A started with an upset, when Germany went on to win 2–0 against Russia after goals from Thomas Greilinger in the second period and Patrick Reimer, who decided the game with a goal 2 minutes before the final horn.[2] It was the first win for the German team over Russia in a World Championship and the first one since the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. After the second gameday, the group was decided in the outcome who advances and who would battle against relegation. Germany pulled another surprise victory over host Slovakia; after being down 4–0, Slovakia started a come back but could only cut the deficit to one, losing by a final of 4–3. Germany was the group winner and advanced alongside Slovakia and Russia into the second round, while Slovenia finished fourth and went to the relegation round.[3] The last time Germany won a preliminary round group was 78 years ago, in 1933.

Group B saw the first overtime of the tournament in a game game between Switzerland and France. Julien Vauclair scored the decisive goal after 1:46 minutes played in overtime.[4] Canada defeated Switzerland after overtime to capture the first place,[5] while France won against Belarus to go through to the Qualifying round and sent Belarus to the Relegation round.[6]

In Group C Sweden played against Norway and it was a back-and forth game. Sweden went up 3–1 in the first period, but Norway fought back and at the end it was a 4–4 after 60 minutes. The overtime went scoreless and so it went into a shootout, Per-Åge Skrøder scored on the first try for Norway and Eriksson missed on the first for Sweden and so Norway won 5–4 against Sweden, making it the first win against the Scandinavian rival in World Championship history.[7] Sweden and the US-Team both got their second win as the United States came back from being down 0–2 to win 4–2 against Norway.[8] On the last gameday Sweden captured the top seed in the group after they cruised to an 6–2 win over the USA.[9] Norway follows those two in the Qualifying round after an 5–0 win over Austria, who find themselves in the Relegation round.[10]

Group D saw two wins from the respective favorites at the start: Finland and the Czech Republic. The picture was the same on the second gameday, though Finland needed a shootout against Latvia to win 3–2. Jarkko Immonen scored the game winning goal.[11] Denmark needed a win over Latvia to advance and they got one after a shootout, 3–2 was the end result, Latvia now sees themselves facing the relegation.[12]

Qualifying roundEdit

Every game in Group E was a close one by each one decided by 1 goal. The Czech Team was still perfect after their 5th win, defeating Russia 3–2. Alongside them, Germany, Russia and Finland are qualified for the quarterfinals and the Czech team was set to win the group with one more game to play.[13] The host, Slovakia was eliminated after losing to Finland 1–2.[14] After the last gameday, the Czech team was still perfect after winning 5–2 against Germany.[15]

In Group F, Canada and Sweden will play each other to determine the group winner, the United States are alongside those two already qualified for the quarterfinals.[16] Switzerland and Norway will fight for the last spot in the final round as Norway will face France which are already eliminated before their last game. Switzerland won 5–3 against the United States but they were still eliminated[17] because Norway defeated France 5–2 to advance to the quarterfinals.[18]

Relegation roundEdit

After 2 gamedays in Group G every team has 3 points and so the last 2 games will determine the two teams going down and the two that stays in the top division in the next year. Slovenia faces Belarus, while Latvia will play against Austria. Belarus crushed Slovenia into the Division A with an 7–1 win while they will stay in the top division.[19] Austria will join Slovenia in the second Division after losing against Latvia 1–4.[20]

Playoff roundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

The quarterfinals started with the undefeated Czech Republic against Team USA. The United States started off better but Jaromír Jágr helped the Czechs to take a 1–0 into the first intermission. Again, Jágr scored the second goal during a 5 on 3 powerplay after a strong shot from the right side. The third and decisive goal came after a good combination over the whole ice, Tomáš Plekanec was credited with the goal. Jágr became the man of the match after he scored his third goal 4 minutes before the end during another powerplay and the game ended in an comfortable 4–0 win for the Czech Republic.[21]

In the evening game, Sweden took on Germany and scored the first scored with less than a minute played by Martin Thörnberg. Germany but came right back and tied the game after two minutes as Alexander Barta was credited with the score point. Both teams had chances during the first period but Sweden took the 2–1 lead into the intermission. In the second period Sweden went up 4–1 before Germany came closer by going 2–4 in the last break. Sweden scored a goal in the last period which was ruled over because a whistle occurred before the goal was scored, however Thörnberg scored his second goal of the night shortly after and Sweden won 5–2 at the end. Both, Thörnberg and Berglund were credited with three points.[22]

Day 2 of the quarterfinals started with a Scandinavian matchup, Finland faced Norway. After a scoreless opening period, Norway took the lead after Ken André Olimb scored on a penalty shot. Five minutes later, Finland had the lead after two quick goals, Jarkko Immonen then scored his second goal to give Finland a two-goal lead before Jani Lajunen scored the 4–1 for the Finnish squad. Three of those four goals were scored during a powerplay. The third and last period went scoreless again and so Finland won 4–1, Mikael Granlund scored two points in the game alongside Immonen.[23]

The last game of the quarterfinal round brought up a rivalry between Russia and Team Canada. Jason Spezza seemed to be the hero after he scored the first goal after 25 minutes and the lead hold into the last period, when Alexei Kaigorodov went on his way to score the equalizer shorthanded, he went by two defenders to put the puck high into the Canadian net. Three minutes later Ilya Kovalchuk gave Russia the lead, Canada pulled the goalie with a minute to go but they did not score and Russia won the game 2–1.[24]

SemifinalsEdit

The first semifinal was the matchup between the favourite and defending champion, the Czech Rpublic against Sweden. After the first period went scoreless Patrik Eliáš brought the lead to the Czechs after just 46 seconds into the second period. Sweden struck back twice with goals from Patrik Berglund and Mikael Backlund to take a one-goal lead into the last intermission. Jimmie Ericsson and Marcus Krüger gave Sweden an even more comfortable lead 4–1. Six minutes before the end Eliáš scored his second goal and the Czechs gained hope again. They pulled their goalie with under a minute to go but Sweden, in name of Berglund scored an empty net goal. The Czech Republic was eliminated and Sweden advances to the final with a 5–2 win.[25]

In the evening game of the semifinals Finland played against Russia. Despite having a so-so tournament so far the Russian team qualified for this late stage of it. Konstantin Barulin was again the goalkeeper instead of Evgeni Nabokov and the first period ended unspectacular scoreless. Mikael Granlund scored an airhook goal to take the Finnish team into a 1-0 lead in the second period. The goal has been noted by multiple media outlets worldwide as the finest goal in the tournament, and as one of the finest in the history of international hockey. In the last period Jani Lajunen scored the second goal before Immonen decided the game with the 3–0 goal, assisted by Granlund. Both players received their second point in the game.[26]

Bronze medal gameEdit

The Czech Republic took on Russia for the fight about Bronze. The first quarter was a wild one ending in a 3–2 advantage for the Russian team while Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals. The second period belonged to the Czech team after Petr Průcha scored his second point and Roman Červenka his second goal in the game. After the lead grew to 5–3 Vladimir Tarasenko brought Russia back into the game making it a one-goal game before the last period. After Jan Marek scored the 6–4 the Russian team pulled their goalie with two minutes to go before Tomáš Plekanec scored an emptynet goal to decide the game and give the Czech Republic the bronze medal after winning 7–4.[27]

Gold medal gameEdit

2011 IIHF World Championship gold medal celebrations in Helsinki

Captain Mikko Koivu holds the trophy as the Finnish team arrives at Market Square in Helsinki to celebrate the title with about 100,000 fans.

The gold medal game was played between Sweden and Finland at the Orange Arena on 15 May.[28]

The game was won 1–6 by Finland. After a goalless first period, Sweden opened the game with a 1–0 goal by Magnus Pääjärvi in the second period at 27:40. Seven seconds before the period's end Jarkko Immonen tied the game to 1–1. Finland took lead early in the third period, scoring two goals at 42:35 and 43:21 by Nokelainen and Kapanen. Sweden took a time-out before the last period's half but did not manage to regroup, and the tournament was decided by a clear 1–6 victory to Finland by Janne Pesonen's, Mika Pyörälä's and Pihlström goals.[29]

Host selectionEdit

Four nations, all located in Europe placed formal bids to host the 2011 IIHF World Championship. Those nations were:

Finland withdrew from bidding before voting began in order to apply for the 2012 World Championship. Finland and Sweden would both later win respective bids to host in 2012 and 2013, but this decision was later changed instead for the two Nordic countries to be joint hosts of the 2012, and 2013 IIHF World Championship editions.[30]

After one round of voting, the winning bid was announced by IIHF president René Fasel on 19 May 2006, at the delegates congress of the International Ice Hockey Federation in Riga, Latvia. Slovakia's bidding cities received 70 votes, followed by the Swedish bid cities of Stockholm, and Gothenburg with 20 votes, and finally the Hungarian bid with 14 votes. The required 50% of the vote had been attained in the first round, which finalized Slovakia's successful bid.[31]

Ivan Gašparovič, the President of Slovakia, was instrumental in Slovakia winning its successful bid, as he came in person to the delegates congress in Riga to endorse his country's bid, and convince the IIHF delegates of the viability of Slovakia. Gašparovič is himself an avid hockey fan and past vice-president of the Slovak Extraliga team, HC Slovan Bratislava.[32]

Voting resultsEdit

Country Votes
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 70
Flag of Sweden Sweden 20
Flag of Hungary Hungary 14
  • Flag of Finland Finland withdrew from the 2011 bid prior to the start of the congress, postponed 2012.

PromotionsEdit

Goooly

Goooly, mascot of the 2011 World Championship

Official songEdit

Song Life is a Game by Slovak singer Kristina was officially released on 18 March.

MascotEdit

Goooly[33] is the official mascot of the tournament. Goooly is a Gray wolf, and Igor Nemeček, the 2011 IIHF World Championship general director, said he was chosen because: "Wolves are animals which are typically Slovak, evoking our forests and countryside".[34] Over 14,000 entries were submitted for a national contest to name the mascot organized in association with Radio Expres and the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation.[35] It is a word-play on the Slovak words for goal, and/or goals (gól, góly).[36] Goooly, the mascot, was subjected to considerable ridicule in the English-speaking world because "gooly" is a well known slang term for a testicle.[37]

MottoEdit

Slovenská republika. Hokejová republika. (Slovak Republic. Hockey Republic).

My sme tu doma. (We are at home)

AmbassadorsEdit

The official ambassadors of the 2011 IIHF World Championship Slovakia are Slovak hockey players Peter Bondra, Zdeno Chára, Marián Gáborík, Ľubomír Višňovský, Pavol Demitra, Jozef Stümpel, Marián Hossa, Miroslav Šatan and Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič.[38]

VenuesEdit

The Orange Arena in Bratislava, also known as the Ondrej Nepela Arena, was substantially upgraded for the championship, in line with IIHF, Slovak, and international specifications, largely funded by the Slovakian government. Construction began on 23 April 2009 and was completed on 30 November 2010.[39] More than €65 million ($90 million USD) was spent to install a new roof, modernize facilities, build two new adjacent practice arenas, and bring the seating from 8,350 to 10,000.[40] The Steel Aréna, also known as the Ladislav Troják Arena, which was newly constructed in 2006, had a new €11 million practice rink built adjacent, between April 2009 and February 2010 for the World Championship legacy of future hockey development in Slovakia.[41] The stadium would have the name Orange Arena, but only for the time of World Championship 2011 29 April 2011 to 15 May 2011[42]

Both arenas were known by their Slovak honorific titles during the 2011 World Championship to correspond with IIHF neutral non-inclusive sponsorship rules. (Samsung Arena as the Ondrej Nepela Arena, and Steel Aréna as the Ladislav Troják Arena.)

  • ^1 As Ondrej Nepela Arena
  • ^2 As Ladislav Troják Arena

NationsEdit

The following 16 nations qualified for the elite-pool tournament. 14 nations from Europe, and two nations from North America were represented.

Europe

North America

MapSlovakia2011

Qualified nations in the 2011 IIHF World Championship, in Slovakia.[43]

* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2010 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2010 IIHF World Championship Division I
= Qualified as hosts (and as automatic qualifier)

Seeding and GroupsEdit

See also: IIHF World Ranking

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2010 IIHF World Ranking, which ends at the conclusion of the 2010 IIHF World Championship.[44] The 2010 Olympics were included. The teams were grouped accordingly by seeding (in parenthesis is the corresponding world ranking):

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

RostersEdit

For more details on this topic, see 2011 IIHF World Championship rosters.

Each teams roster for the 2011 IIHF World Championship consists of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 20 skaters and 3 goaltenders. All sixteen participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a roster by the first IIHF directorate meeting on 28 April 2011.[45]

Preliminary roundEdit

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 competes in the Relegation Round.

Groups A and D played in Bratislava, and groups B and C played in Košice.

     Team advanced to Qualifying Round
     Team competes in Relegation Round

Group A Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Germany Germany 3 2 1 0 0 9 5 +4 8
Flag of Russia Russia 3 2 0 0 1 10 9 +1 6
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 3 1 0 0 2 9 9 0 3
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 3 0 0 1 2 7 12 −5 1

All times are local (UTC+2).

29 April 2011
16:15
Germany Flag of Germany 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Russia Russia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,049
29 April 2011
20:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 3–1
(0–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,248
1 May 2011
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 6–4
(1–0, 1–1, 4–3)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,090
1 May 2011
20:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 3–4
(0–0, 0–3, 3–1)
Flag of Germany Germany Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,303
3 May 2011
16:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 2–3 GWS
(1–0, 1–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Germany Germany Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 8,010
3 May 2011
20:15
Russia Flag of Russia 4–3
(2–1, 1–2, 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,314

Group B Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 3 2 1 0 0 17 5 +12 8
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3 1 1 1 0 8 5 +3 6
Flag of France France 3 0 1 1 1 3 11 −8 3
Flag of Belarus Belarus 3 0 0 1 2 3 10 −7 1

All times are local (UTC+2).

29 April 2011
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 1–0 OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
( OT: 1–0 )
Flag of France France Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 2,964
29 April 2011
20:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus 1–4
(1–1, 0–1, 0–2)
Flag of Canada Canada Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 6,025
1 May 2011
16:15
Canada Flag of Canada 9–1
(3–0, 2–1, 4–0)
Flag of France France Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,457
1 May 2011
20:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 4–1
(1–0, 3–1, 0–0)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 3,193
3 May 2011
16:15
Canada Flag of Canada 4–3 OT
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2)
( OT: 1–0 )
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 7,214
3 May 2011
20:15
France Flag of France 2–1 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
( OT: 1–0 )
Flag of Belarus Belarus Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 3,968

Group C Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 2 0 1 0 13 7 +6 7
Flag of the United States United States of America 3 2 0 0 1 11 9 +2 6
Flag of Norway Norway 3 1 1 0 1 12 8 +4 5
Flag of Austria Austria 3 0 0 0 3 1 13 −12 0

All times are local (UTC+2).

30 April 2011
16:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 5–1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Austria Austria Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,495
30 April 2011
20:15
Norway Flag of Norway 5–4 GWS
(1–3, 2–0, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 5,147
2 May 2011
16:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 4–2
(0–2, 0–0, 4–0)
Flag of Norway Norway Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,149
2 May 2011
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Austria Austria Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 3,704
4 May 2011
16:15
Austria Flag of Austria 0–5
(0–3, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Norway Norway Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,355
4 May 2011
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 6–2
(1–1, 3–0, 2–1)
Flag of the United States United States of America Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 7,401

Group D Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 0 12 3 +9 9
Flag of Finland Finland 3 1 1 0 1 9 5 +4 5
Flag of Denmark Denmark 3 0 1 0 2 4 13 −9 2
Flag of Latvia Latvia 3 0 0 2 1 6 10 −4 2

All times are local (UTC+2).

30 April 2011
16:15
Finland Flag of Finland 5–1
(0–0, 2–0, 3–1)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,125
30 April 2011
20:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4–2
(1–1, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,219
2 May 2011
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 6–0
(1–0, 4–0, 1–0)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,217
2 May 2011
20:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia 2–3 GWS
(0–1, 1–0, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Finland Finland Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,210
4 May 2011
16:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark 3–2 GWS
(1–0, 1–2, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 8,870
4 May 2011
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 1–2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,310

Qualifying round Edit

The top three teams from each group of the Preliminary Round advanced to the Qualifying Round. They were placed into two groups: teams from Groups A and D were placed into Group E, while teams from Groups B and C were placed into Group F. Every team kept the points from preliminary round matches against teams who also advanced. The teams played a single round robin, but didn't play against teams that they have already met in preliminary groups.[46]

The top four teams in both groups E and F advanced to the Playoff Round.

     Team advanced to the Playoff Round
     Team eliminated from advancing

Group E Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 5 5 0 0 0 19 7 +12 15
Flag of Finland Finland 5 2 2 0 1 16 10 +6 10
Flag of Germany Germany 5 2 0 2 1 15 17 −2 8
Flag of Russia Russia 5 2 0 1 2 12 14 −2 7
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 5 1 0 0 4 13 14 −1 3
Flag of Denmark Denmark 5 0 1 0 4 9 22 −13 2

All times are local (UTC+2).

5 May 2011
20:15
Russia Flag of Russia 4–3
(1–2, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,204
6 May 2011
16:15
Germany Flag of Germany 4–5 GWS
(1–1, 3–2, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Finland Finland Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,255
6 May 2011
20:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3–2
(1–0, 0–1, 2–1)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,313
7 May 2011
16:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark 4–3 GWS
(1–1, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Germany Germany Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,299
7 May 2011
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 2–1
(0–1, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,321
8 May 2011
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3–2
(2–0, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of Russia Russia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,308
9 May 2011
12:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 4–1
(2–1, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,307
9 May 2011
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 2–3 GWS
(2–0, 0–2, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Finland Finland Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,292
9 May 2011
20:15
Germany Flag of Germany 2–5
(1–2, 0–3, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,305

Group F Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 5 3 2 0 0 23 11 +12 13
Flag of Sweden Sweden 5 3 0 1 1 18 10 +8 10
Flag of Norway Norway 5 2 1 0 2 17 15 +2 8
Flag of the United States United States of America 5 2 0 1 2 15 19 −4 7
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 5 1 1 1 2 11 12 −1 6
Flag of France France 5 0 0 1 4 5 22 −17 1

All times are local (UTC+2).

5 May 2011
20:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 2–3
(0–2, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of Norway Norway Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 2,820
6 May 2011
16:15
Canada Flag of Canada 4–3 GWS
(0–0, 1–2, 2–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 7,485
6 May 2011
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4–0
(3–0, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of France France Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,761
7 May 2011
16:15
Norway Flag of Norway 2–3
(0–1, 0–1, 2–1)
Flag of Canada Canada Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,978
7 May 2011
20:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 3–2
(1–1, 2–0, 0–1)
Flag of France France Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 3,101
8 May 2011
16:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 2–0
(0–0, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 5,941
9 May 2011
12:15
France Flag of France 2–5
(1–3, 1–1, 0–1)
Flag of Norway Norway Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 3,178
9 May 2011
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 5–3
(2–1, 2–1, 1–1)
Flag of the United States United States of America Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,939
9 May 2011
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada 3–2
(2–1, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 7,633

Relegation round Edit

The bottom team in the standings from each group of the Preliminary Round plays in the Relegation Round. The bottom two teams in the Relegation Round move down to Division 1 for the 2012 World Championship.

     Team qualified for the 2012 IIHF World Championship
     Team relegated to Division I

Group G Edit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Latvia Latvia 3 2 0 0 1 12 9 +3 6
Flag of Belarus Belarus 3 2 0 0 1 17 9 +8 6
Flag of Austria Austria 3 1 0 0 2 6 13 −7 3
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 3 1 0 0 2 8 12 −4 3

All times are local (UTC+2).

5 May 2011
16:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 5–2
(0–0, 3–0, 2–2)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 7,467
5 May 2011
16:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus 7–2
(3–0, 2–0, 2–2)
Flag of Austria Austria Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,483
7 May 2011
12:15
Austria Flag of Austria 3–2
(1–0, 1–2, 1–0)
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,033
7 May 2011
12:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus 3–6
(1–3, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,976
8 May 2011
20:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia 1–7
(0–2, 1–3, 0–2)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 8,708
8 May 2011
20:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia 4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of Austria Austria Steel Aréna, Košice
Attendance: 4,110

Playoff Round Edit

  Quarterfinal                    
  E1  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 4  
  F4  Flag of the United States United States of America 0   Semifinal
      QF1  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 2  
  Quarterfinal   QF2  Flag of Sweden Sweden 5  
  F2  Flag of Sweden Sweden 5
  E3  Flag of Germany Germany 2         Final
              SF1  Flag of Sweden Sweden 1
  Quarterfinal             SF2  Flag of Finland Finland 6
  F1  Flag of Canada Canada 1      
  E4  Flag of Russia Russia 2   Semifinal   Bronze Medal Game
      QF3  Flag of Russia Russia 0   SF1  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 7
  Quarterfinal   QF4  Flag of Finland Finland 3     SF2  Flag of Russia Russia 4
  E2  Flag of Finland Finland 4
  F3  Flag of Norway Norway 1  

Quarterfinals Edit

All times are local (UTC+2).

11 May 2011
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,311
11 May 2011
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5–2
(2–1, 2–1, 1–0)
Flag of Germany Germany Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 8,986
12 May 2011
16:15
Finland Flag of Finland 4–1
(0–0, 4–1, 0–0)
Flag of Norway Norway Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 8,947
12 May 2011
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada 1–2
(0–0, 1–0, 0–2)
Flag of Russia Russia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,300

Semifinals Edit

All times are local (UTC+2).

13 May
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 2–5
(0–0, 1–2, 1–3)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,285
13 May
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 3–0
(0–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Russia Russia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,272

Bronze medal game Edit

Time is local (UTC+2).

15 May
16:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 7–4
(2–3, 3–1, 2–0)
Flag of Russia Russia Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,283

Gold medal game Edit

Time is local (UTC+2).

15 May
20:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden 1–6
(0–0, 1–1, 0–5)
'Flag of Finland Finland Orange Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,166

Ranking and StatisticsEdit

 


 2011 IIHF World Championship Winners 
Flag of Finland.png
Finland
2nd title

Tournament awardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon Flag of Finland Finland
Silver medal icon Flag of Sweden Sweden
Bronze medal icon Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
4 Flag of Russia Russia
5 Flag of Canada Canada
6 Flag of Norway Norway
7 Flag of Germany Germany
8 Flag of the United States United States of America
9 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
10 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
11 Flag of Denmark Denmark
12 Flag of France France
13 Flag of Latvia Latvia
14 Flag of Belarus Belarus
15 Flag of Austria Austria
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 shown.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Finland Jarkko Immonen 9 9 3 12 +2 2 FW
Flag of Sweden Patrik Berglund 9 8 2 10 +6 8 FW
Flag of the Czech Republic Tomáš Plekanec 8 6 4 10 +3 6 FW
Flag of the Czech Republic Roman Červenka 9 4 6 10 +7 4 FW
Flag of Canada John Tavares 7 5 4 9 +6 12 FW
Flag of the Czech Republic Jaromír Jágr 9 5 4 9 +5 4 FW
Flag of the Czech Republic Patrik Eliáš 9 4 5 9 +4 6 FW
Flag of Finland Mikael Granlund 9 2 7 9 +3 2 FW
Flag of Norway Mathis Olimb 7 1 8 9 0 4 FW
Flag of Norway Marius Holtet 7 6 2 8 +6 4 FW
Flag of Russia Ilya Kovalchuk 9 3 5 8 −1 6 FW
Flag of Finland Mikko Koivu 9 2 6 8 +4 4 FW
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes; POS = Position

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 TOI SA GA GAA Sv% SO
Flag of Finland Petri Vehanen 388:13 175 8 1.24 95.43 1
Flag of Sweden Viktor Fasth 420:00 221 12 1.71 94.57 3
Flag of the Czech Republic Ondřej Pavelec 479:16 247 15 1.88 93.93 2
Flag of Switzerland Tobias Stephan 240:48 111 7 1.74 93.69 0
Flag of Norway Lars Haugen 422.18 257 19 2.70 92.61 1
TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com


Team PhotosEdit

OfficialsEdit

The IIHF selected 16 referees and 16 linesmen to work the 2011 IIHF World Championship. They are the following:[47]

Referees

Referees

Linesmen
  • Flag of Switzerland Roger Arm
  • Flag of Canada Chris Carlson
  • Flag of the United States Paul Carnathan
  • Flag of Belarus Ivan Dedioulia
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Jiří Gebauer
  • Flag of Austria Manuel Hollenstein
  • Flag of Slovenia Matjaž Hribar
  • Flag of Canada Kiel Murchison

Linesmen
  • Flag of Slovakia Milan Novák
  • Flag of Germany Andre Schrader
  • Flag of Germany Sirko Schulz
  • Flag of Estonia Anton Semionov
  • Flag of Russia Sergei Shelyanin
  • Flag of Finland Jussi Terho
  • Flag of Sweden Christian Tillerkvist
  • Flag of Slovakia Miroslav Valach

See alsoEdit

References Edit

  1. Format & Rules. iihf.com. Retrieved on 1 May 2011.
  2. History! Germany 2, Russia 0. iihf.com (28 April 2011). Retrieved on 28 April 2011.
  3. Germans stave off Slovaks. iihf.com (1 May 2011). Retrieved on 1 May 2011.
  4. Swiss win a close one. iihf.com (29 April 2011). Retrieved on 29 April 2011.
  5. Canada wins in overtime. iihf.com (3 May 2011). Retrieved on 3 May 2011.
  6. France moves on with OT win. iihf.com (3 May 2011). Retrieved on 3 May 2011.
  7. After 61 years – a win!. iihf.com (30 April 2011). Retrieved on 30 April 2011.
  8. USA finally get it rolling. iihf.com (2 May 2011). Retrieved on 2 May 2011.
  9. Sweden finishes on top. iihf.com (4 May 2011). Retrieved on 4 May 2011.
  10. Norway onto the next round. iihf.com (4 May 2011). Retrieved on 4 May 2011.
  11. Finland squeaks by Latvia. iihf.com (2 May 2011). Retrieved on 2 May 2011.
  12. Danes go Mads, Latvians down. iihf.com (4 May 2011). Retrieved on 4 May 2011.
  13. Group win? Czech.. iihf.com (8 May 2011). Retrieved on 8 May 2011.
  14. Ruutu ends Slovakia's dream. iihf.com (8 May 2011). Retrieved on 8 May 2011.
  15. Reigning champs are ready. iihf.com (9 May 2011). Retrieved on 9 May 2011.
  16. Sweden into quarter-finals. iihf.com (8 May 2011). Retrieved on 8 May 2011.
  17. Swiss finally score some goals. iihf.com (9 May 2011). Retrieved on 9 May 2011.
  18. Polar Bears roar into quarters. iihf.com (9 May 2011). Retrieved on 9 May 2011.
  19. Hello Belarus, goodbye Slovenia. iihf.com (8 May 2011). Retrieved on 8 May 2011.
  20. Latvia stays, Austria goes. iihf.com (8 May 2011). Retrieved on 8 May 2011.
  21. Jagr lifts Czechs into semis. iihf.com (11 May 2011). Retrieved on 11 May 2011.
  22. Oops, Sweden did it again. iihf.com (11 May 2011). Retrieved on 11 May 2011.
  23. Finns advance over Norway. iihf.com (12 May 2011). Retrieved on 12 May 2011.
  24. Russia rallies again, in semis. iihf.com (12 May 2011). Retrieved on 12 May 2011.
  25. Sweden going for gold. iihf.com (13 May 2011). Retrieved on 13 May 2011.
  26. It's an all-Nordic final!. iihf.com (13 May 2011). Retrieved on 13 May 2011.
  27. Hats off to Cervenka. iihf.com (15 May 2011). Retrieved on 15 May 2011.
  28. Game Summary. IIHF (15 May 2011). Retrieved on 16 May 2011.
  29. Aykroyd, Lucas (15 May 2011). It's gold for Finland!. IIHF. Retrieved on 16 May 2011.
  30. 2012 WC going to Finland www.Eurohockey.net
  31. Victory in the first round IIHF.com
  32. http://www.hokej.sk/spravy/clanok56669-Fanusik_Slovana_Ivan_Gasparovic_dostal_dres_Dukly_Trencin.htm (Slovak)
  33. Plans on track. IIHF. Retrieved on 13 July 2010.
  34. Goooly the mascot’s christening. IIHF. Retrieved on 13 July 2010.
  35. The official 2011 IIHF WM mascot is called Goooly. IIHF. Retrieved on 13 July 2010.
  36. Preklad slova „ gól (šport) ” zo slovenčiny do angličtiny, Slovnik.sk (Slovak)
  37. Meet Goooly. Sports Geek. Retrieved on 18 May 2011.
  38. Video of the Ambassadors. Szlh.sk. Retrieved on 2011-06-04.
  39. IIHF President René Fasel satisfied after Slovak inspection. iihf.com (1 June 2010). Retrieved on 1 June 2010.
  40. Ondrej Nepela arena reconstruction going to plan. iihf.com (5 November 2010). Retrieved on 5 November 2010.
  41. Technical data of the Practice Rink. .steelarena.sk. Retrieved on 2011-06-04.
  42. Sme Zimný štadión dostane nové meno. Len na šampionát slovak, 05. 01. 2011
  43. Schedule. Iihf.com. Retrieved on 13 July 2010.
  44. 2010 Ranking. Iihf.com. Retrieved on 13 July 2010.
  45. Player Entry. Iihf.com. Retrieved on 21 April 2010.
  46. Format & Rules IIHF
  47. Referee Assignments. Iihf.com. Retrieved on 28 April 2011.

External linksEdit


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