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2012 IIHF World Championship
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Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Finland Finland / Flag of Sweden Sweden
Dates 4–20 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of Russia Russia (4 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 64
Goals scored 376  (5.88 per game)
Attendance 451,054  (7,048 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Russia Evgeni Malkin
(19 points)
MVP Flag of Russia Evgeni Malkin
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HockeyBird, the tournament's mascot.
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The 2012 IIHF World Championship was the 76th IIHF World Championship, an annual international hockey tournament. It took place between 4–20 May 2012 in Finland and Sweden. This tournament determined the countries’ seeding for the men’s Olympic Ice Hockey tournament in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics, and for all countries participating in the qualification program leading up to the Olympics.[1]

Russia won the tournament by defeating Slovakia 6–2 in the final game; the Russians finished the tournament undefeated with a record of 10–0–0, becoming the first team to win every game in regulation since the Soviet Union in the 1989 World Championships.[2] The Czech Republic captured the bronze medal by defeating co-host Finland 3–2 in the bronze medal game.[3] The tournament's top scorer, Russia's Evgeni Malkin, was named the most valuable player of the tournament.[4]

Host selectionEdit

At the IIHF congress in Moscow in 2007 four nations submitted bids to host the 2012 World Championship: Finland, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and Hungary. The Hungarian and Czech bids were withdrawn before the vote, which was then contested by Finland and Sweden. Finland won with 64 votes to Sweden's 35.[5] Sweden later won the vote to host the 2013 World Championship. At the congress in Bern in 2009 it was announced that Finland and Sweden would instead co-host both the 2012 and 2013 tournaments.[6]

Voting resultsEdit

Country Votes
Flag of Finland Finland 64
Flag of Sweden Sweden 35

VenuesEdit

Group A preliminary round and quarterfinals were played in Hartwall Areena, Helsinki. Group B preliminary round and quarterfinals were played in Ericsson Globe, Stockholm. All semifinal and medal games were played at the Hartwall Areena.

Hartwall Areena
Capacity: 13,506
Ericsson Globe
Capacity: 13,850
Hartwall areena, Helsinki Stockholm Globe Arena
Flag of Finland Finland – Helsinki Flag of Sweden Sweden – Stockholm

FormatEdit

For the first time since 2000, a new format was adopted in the IIHF World Hockey Championships. The preliminary round and qualification round were merged into one (two pools of eight teams), with the top four teams from each pool advancing to the quarterfinals.[7]

RostersEdit

For more details on this topic, see 2012 IIHF World Championship rosters.

Each teams roster for the 2012 IIHF World Championship consisted of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 22 skaters and 3 goaltenders.[8] All sixteen participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a roster by the first IIHF directorate meeting.

SummaryEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group H (Helsinki)

This group saw the three favourites, Canada, the United States and Finland advance pretty easily. All three teams advanced a day before the group play was done. Canada lost just one game, their second game, against the Americans in overtime.[9] The Americans themselves needed to win their last game against Switzerland to capture the second place in the group ahead of Finland and did so with the result being 5–2.[10] For the final spot of advancing, Slovakia and France played in a "final", where France needed a win to advance to the quarterfinals. The game was close throughout, tied the whole way until it was 4–4, this is when Slovakia scored the final and decisive goal to win 5–4 and get to the fourth spot in the group.[11] France, Switzerland were eliminated alongside Belarus, with Kazakhstan finishing in the last spot and being relegated.[12] They ended the tournament with one point, by losing to the United States in overtime.[13] Canada faced Slovakia, and the United States played against Finland in the quarterfinals.

Group S (Stockholm)

Russia went through the group undefeated by winning all seven games. Co-host Sweden captured the second place, after falling short to Russia.[14] Czech Republic rounded up the third place and advanced to the quarterfinals. Norway, Latvia and Germany all fought for the last spot in the next round but Germany was eliminated after failing miserably 4–12 to Norway.[15] Latvia lost to Denmark and was eliminated,[16] which meant that Norway advanced. Italy finished last and was relegated to Division I.[17] In the quarterfinals, Russia took on Norway, while Sweden battled the Czech Republic.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Canada vs. Slovakia

The Slovak team was the underdog going against Team Canada who had lost just one game so far. But the game started with a surprising strong start by Slovakia, who scored twice in the first 10 minutes to get a 2–0 lead. Evander Kane was able to cut into the lead before going into the first break.[18] In the second period Canada scored twice and got the lead and Slovakia was down by one going into the last period. With just 6 and a half minutes to go Milan Bartovič tied the game before Michal Handzuš even took the lead with a bit over two minutes to go. Canada pulled the goalie but was not able to connect against and lost 3–4.[19] The crowd was stunned and the surprise perfect, Slovakia advanced to the semifinals while Canada was eliminated.[20]

Russia vs. Norway

The undefeated russian team added Alexander Semin and Alexander Ovechkin to their roster before the quarterfinals. Ovechkin went right away and scored the equalizer after Per-Åge Skrøder gave Norway the lead. After Russia took the lead, Patrick Thoresen made it a tied game just 28 seconds after the second period started, with his 18th point of the tournament.[21] The game went into the last period tied, 2–2. Not even one minute into the third period, Alexei Emelin gave Russia the lead.[22] After Russia raised the lead to two, Ilya Nikulin finished Norway off by making it a 5–2 lead with just five minutes to go. Norway was outshot 45–21 and eliminated.[23]

United States vs. Finland

Co-Host Finland tried to advance against the US-team who they lost to in the preliminary round. The first period ended scoreless, before Jesse Joensuu broke the tie, just to be answered 21 seconds later by Kyle Palmieri. With the game going 1–1 into the last period, the United States took the lead with under two minutes played.[24] Mikko Koivu tied the game seven minutes before the end of the game. With everyone expecting a overtime, Jesse Joensuu struck again, just nine seconds before the end.[25] The US pulled the goalie but never had another chance and were eliminated.[26]

Sweden vs. Czech Republic

The last quarterfinals saw Co-host Sweden going up against the Czech team. The first period ended in a 2–1 lead for the Czech Republic after Sweden took the lead early on. Martin Erat scored and gave the Czechs a two-goal lead before Henrik Zetterberg cut into the lead 45 seconds before the end of the second period.[27] Jonathan Ericsson continued the Swedish way of climbing back by tying the game just 45 seconds into the last period. Both teams had their chance in the next few minutes, Sweden hit the post and the Czechs failed to score against Viktor Fasth.[28] 29 seconds before the end Michálek took the puck away from swedish defender and scored. Sweden pulled the goalie and had one last chance but it was missed and the Czech advanced to the semifinals.[29]

SemifinalsEdit

Russia vs. Finland

Seven minutes into the game, Janne Niskala gave Finland the lead. Two goals from Evgeni Malkin brought Russia back into the game going into the first intermission.[30] In the second period Alexander Ovechkin increased the lead to 3–1; a while later Malkin would increase Russia's lead to 4–1. Denis Kokarev then scored another goal and with Russia in control of the game, yet another after that.[31] Four minutes before the end of the game Mikael Granlund scored the last goal of the game, as it ended 6–2 in favour of Russia although they were out-shot 23 to 31. Malkin was the player of the game with scoring a hatrick to give him 18 points for the tournament. Russia advanced to the final to try to win their twenty-sixth title, while Finland will battle for bronze.[32]

Czech Republic vs. Slovakia

The Slovak team tried to continue their ride at this championship by advancing to the final even though the Czech team was the favorite before the game started. The game started slow, but Miroslav Šatan broke the tie 15 minutes into the game to give Slovakia the lead. Another 15 minutes in, this time the second period, Michael Frolík made it a 1–1 game going into in the last period.[33] The third period was not more than one minute old, when Šatan struck again with his second goal, despite Slovakia being shorthanded. Libor Hudáček then gave Slovakia a two-goal lead four minutes later. The Czech team had 15 minutes to turn the game around but did not create enough opportunities. They pulled their goaltender with two minutes to go, but Slovakia kept up their defense well enough not to concede another goal.[34] Slovakia finished off another upset and advanced to the final, while the Czech Republic plays in the bronze medal game. Slovakia had no penalties but was outshot by nine.[35]

Bronze medal gameEdit

The bronze medal game featured Finland and the Czech Republic. The Czechs took the lead in the first period before Finland tied the game at one, three minutes before the first break. Jiří Novotný and David Krejčí raised the lead to two goals, being 3–1 at the first intermission.[36] The second period went scoreless before the Finnish team got new hope when Jussi Jokinen scored a goal ten minutes before the end of the game. But they did not score again, and the Czech team captured the bronze medal and Finland ended the tournament in fourth place.[3]

Gold medal gameEdit

The gold medal game featured Russia and Slovakia. Slovakia played in the World Championship final game for the first time since 2002, while Russia advanced to their fourth gold medal game in the last five years. Russia defeated Slovakia 6–2 to take home the gold medal from the tournament. The Russian team went through the tournament undefeated.[2]

NationsEdit

The following 16 nations qualified for the elite-pool tournament. 13 nations from Europe, 2 nations from North America and 1 nation from Asia are represented.[37]

Asia
Europe

North America

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Participating Nations of 2012 IIHF World Championship
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* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2011 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2011 IIHF World Championship Division I
= Qualified as hosts (and as automatic qualifier)

OfficialsEdit

The IIHF selected 16 referees and 16 linesmen to work the 2012 IIHF World Championship. They were the following:[38]

Referees

Referees

Linesmen
  • Flag of Switzerland Roger Arm
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Petr Blumel
  • Flag of Sweden Jimmy Dahmen
  • Flag of Belarus Ivan Dedioulia
  • Flag of France Pierre Dehaen
  • Flag of Canada François Dussureault
  • Flag of Norway Jon Killian
  • Flag of the United States Jonathan Morisson

Linesmen
  • Flag of Finland Masi Puolakka
  • Flag of Germany Andre Schrader
  • Flag of Germany Sirko Schulz
  • Flag of Estonia Anton Semionov
  • Flag of Russia Sergei Shelyanin
  • Flag of Finland Sakari Suominen
  • Flag of Slovakia Miroslav Valach
  • Flag of Canada Jesse Wilmot

Seeding and groupsEdit

See also: IIHF World Ranking

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2011 IIHF World Ranking, which ended at the conclusion of the 2011 IIHF World Championship. The teams were grouped accordingly by seeding (in parenthesis is the corresponding world ranking):[39]

Group H (Helsinki)

Group S (Stockholm)

Preliminary roundEdit

The top four teams in each group moved to the quarterfinals where the group winner met the fourth place, and the group runner-up met the third place within the same group. The last placed team in each group was relegated to Division I, Group A.[40]

     Team advanced to the Playoff Round
     Team was relegated to Division I A

Group HEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 7 6 0 1 0 35 15 +20 19
Flag of the United States United States of America 7 4 2 0 1 32 17 +15 16
Flag of Finland Finland 7 5 0 0 2 21 14 +7 15
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 7 5 0 0 2 21 13 +8 15
Flag of France France 7 3 0 0 4 21 32 −11 9
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 7 2 0 0 5 16 21 −5 6
Flag of Belarus Belarus 7 1 0 0 6 11 23 −12 3
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 7 0 0 1 6 11 33 −22 1

All times are local (UTC+3).

4 May 2012
12:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 7–2
(1–3, 3–1, 1–0)
Flag of France France Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,402
4 May 2012
16:15
Canada Flag of Canada 3–2
(1–0, 2–1, 0–1)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 6,400
4 May 2012
20:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus 0–1
(0–1, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Finland Finland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,354
5 May 2012
15:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 5–1
(2–0, 3–1, 0–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,221
5 May 2012
19:00
Canada Flag of Canada 4–5 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 2–2)
(OT 0–1)
Flag of the United States United States of America Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 6,842
6 May 2012
12:15
France Flag of France 6–3
(3–1, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,673
6 May 2012
16:15
Finland Flag of Finland 1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,855
6 May 2012
20:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 3–2
(2–1, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 5,249
7 May 2012
16:15
France Flag of France 2–7
(1–4, 1–1, 0–2)
Flag of Canada Canada Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 3,415
7 May 2012
20:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 2–4
(1–3, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 3,948
8 May 2012
16:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus 3–2
(0–1, 3–1, 0–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 3,221
8 May 2012
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 5–2
(1–0, 2–2, 2–0)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,448
9 May 2012
16:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 4–2
(1–1, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 3,706
9 May 2012
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada 3–2
(0–1, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 4,829
10 May 2012
16:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 5–3
(2–1, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,441
10 May 2012
20:15
France Flag of France 1–7
(0–1, 0–4, 1–2)
Flag of Finland Finland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,957
11 May 2012
16:15
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 2–3 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–1)
Flag of the United States United States of America Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 9,856
11 May 2012
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 3–5
(2–0, 1–3, 0–2)
Flag of Canada Canada Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 13,059
12 May 2012
12:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 5–1
(1–0, 4–1, 0–0)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 9,032
12 May 2012
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 2–4
(0–1, 2–1, 0–2)
Flag of France France Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 9,155
12 May 2012
20:15
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 0–8
(0–1, 0–2, 0–5)
Flag of Canada Canada Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 4,151
13 May 2012
16:15
Finland Flag of Finland 0–5
(0–1, 0–2, 0–2)
Flag of the United States United States of America Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,652
13 May 2012
20:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 0–1
(0–1, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 4,257
14 May 2012
16:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus 1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of France France Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 5,583
14 May 2012
20:15
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 1–4
(0–0, 0–3, 1–1)
Flag of Finland Finland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,443
15 May 2012
12:15
Canada Flag of Canada 5–1
(1–1, 3–0, 1–0)
Flag of Belarus Belarus Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 9,140
15 May 2012
15:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 5–4
(2–2, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of France France Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,481
15 May 2012
20:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 5–2
(0–0, 2–1, 3–1)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 9,212

Group SEdit

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Game between Sweden and Norway at Ericsson Globe.
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Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
Flag of Russia Russia 7 7 0 0 0 27 8 +19 21
Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 6 0 0 1 29 15 +14 18
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 7 4 1 0 2 24 11 +13 14
Flag of Norway Norway 7 4 0 1 2 33 19 +14 13
Flag of Latvia Latvia 7 2 0 0 5 11 19 −8 6
Flag of Germany Germany 7 2 0 0 5 14 31 −17 6
Flag of Denmark Denmark 7 1 0 1 5 13 23 −10 4
Flag of Italy Italy 7 0 1 0 6 6 31 −25 2

All times are local (UTC+2).

4 May 2012
12:15
Germany Flag of Germany 3–0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Italy Italy Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 1,033
4 May 2012
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 1,610
4 May 2012
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
Flag of Norway Norway Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 7,770
5 May 2012
16:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia 2–5
(1–0, 0–2, 1–3)
Flag of Russia Russia Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 5,219
5 May 2012
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4–1
(1–0, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 10,076
6 May 2012
12:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark 3–4 OT
(0–2, 3–1, 0–0)
(OT 0–1)
Flag of Italy Italy Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,878
6 May 2012
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 4–2
(0–0, 3–2, 1–0)
Flag of Norway Norway Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 4,438
6 May 2012
20:15
Germany Flag of Germany 2–3
(0–1, 2–1, 0–1)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 4,162
7 May 2012
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4–3 GWS
(1–1, 1–1, 1–1)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Norway Norway Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 3,383
7 May 2012
20:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark 4–6
(1–4, 1–2, 2–0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 8,119
8 May 2012
16:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia 5–0
(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Italy Italy Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,785
8 May 2012
20:15
Russia Flag of Russia 2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Germany Germany Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,897
9 May 2012
16:15
Norway Flag of Norway 6–2
(2–1, 2–1, 2–0)
Flag of Italy Italy Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 1,357
9 May 2012
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5–2
(1–1, 2–1, 2–0)
Flag of Germany Germany Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 11,500
10 May 2012
16:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark 1–3
(1–2, 0–1, 0–0)
Flag of Russia Russia Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,117
10 May 2012
20:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3–1
(0–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,570
11 May 2012
16:15
Italy Flag of Italy 0–6
(0–2, 0–3, 0–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,753
11 May 2012
20:15
Russia Flag of Russia 7–3
(1–2, 2–1, 4–0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 11,500
12 May 2012
12:15
Norway Flag of Norway 3–0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 5,332
12 May 2012
16:15
Germany Flag of Germany 2–1
(0–0, 1–1, 1–0)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 5,107
12 May 2012
20:15
Italy Flag of Italy 0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 8,979
13 May 2012
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 5,341
13 May 2012
20:15
Germany Flag of Germany 4–12
(0–3, 1–6, 3–3)
Flag of Norway Norway Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,462
14 May 2012
16:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia 0–2
(0–0, 0–2, 0–0)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,197
14 May 2012
20:15
Italy Flag of Italy 0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Russia Russia Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,336
15 May 2012
12:15
Norway Flag of Norway 6–2
(0–0, 5–0, 1–2)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,054
15 May 2012
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 8–1
(3–1, 3–0, 2–0)
Flag of Germany Germany Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 2,114
15 May 2012
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4–0
(2–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 9,358

Playoff roundEdit

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QuarterfinalsEdit

The games in Stockholm are UTC+2, while the games in Helsinki are UTC+3.

17 May 2012
13:00
Canada Flag of Canada 3–4
(1–2, 2–0, 0–2)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 11,568
17 May 2012
14:45
Russia Flag of Russia 5–2
(2–1, 0–1, 3–0)
Flag of Norway Norway Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 7,519
17 May 2012
18:30
United States of America Flag of the United States 2–3
(0–0, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of Finland Finland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,426
17 May 2012
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–4
(1–2, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Ericsson Globe, Stockholm
Attendance: 10,397

SemifinalsEdit

All times are local (UTC+3).

19 May 2012
14:30
Russia Flag of Russia 6–2
(2–1, 2–0, 2–1)
Flag of Finland Finland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 13,239
19 May 2012
18:30
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 1–3
(0–1, 1–0, 0–2)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,355

Bronze medal gameEdit

Time is local (UTC+3).

20 May 2012
16:00
Finland Flag of Finland 2–3
(1–3, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 12,879

Gold medal gameEdit

Time is local (UTC+3).

20 May 2012
20:30
Russia Flag of Russia 6–2
(1–1, 3–0, 2–1)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
Attendance: 13,242

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 2012 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Russia
4th title

Tournament awardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The official IIHF final standings of the tournament:

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

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 Russia Evgeni Malkin 10 11 8 19 +16 4 F
Flag of Norway Patrick Thoresen 8 7 11 18 +6 4 F
Flag of Sweden Henrik Zetterberg 8 3 12 15 +6 4 F
Flag of Sweden Loui Eriksson 8 5 8 13 +7 2 F
Flag of Norway Per-Åge Skrøder 8 5 7 12 +7 2 F
Flag of Russia Alexander Popov 10 4 8 12 +15 2 F
Flag of the United States Max Pacioretty 8 2 10 12 +5 4 F
Flag of Finland Mikko Koivu 10 3 8 11 0 4 F
Flag of Canada Duncan Keith 8 1 10 11 +7 0 D
Flag of Finland Valtteri Filppula 10 4 6 10 +1 6 F

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 GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Flag of Russia Semyon Varlamov 440:00 13 1.77 214 93.93 1
Flag of the Czech Republic Jakub Štěpánek 242:07 6 1.49 98 93.88 1
Flag of the Czech Republic Jakub Kovář 351:14 12 2.05 166 92.77 1
Flag of Slovakia Ján Laco 524:10 19 2.17 250 92.40 1
Flag of Belarus Vitali Koval 266:26 13 2.93 163 92.02 0
TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

IIHF broadcasting rightsEdit

Over 100 countries broadcast the matches, live or near-live transmissions, of the 2012 tournament.[42]

Country Broadcaster
Flag of Belarus Belarus BTRC
Flag of Canada.svg Canada TSN
RDS
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic ČT
Flag of Denmark Denmark TV2 Sport
Flag of Finland Finland MTV3
Canal+
Flag of France France Sport+
Flag of Germany Germany SPORT1
Flag of Hungary Hungary Sport 1
Flag of Italy Italy Sportitalia
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan KZ Sport 1
Flag of Latvia Latvia Viasat
Flag of Norway Norway MAX
Flag of Poland Poland TVP
Flag of Romania Romania Sport 1
Flag of Russia Russia VGTRK
Channel One
Flag of Serbia Serbia Arena Sport
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia STV
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Šport TV 1
Flag of Spain Spain Sportmanía
Flag of Sweden Sweden TV4
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland SRG SSR
Flag of Turkey Turkey Sports TV
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Hockey TV
Flag of the United States United States NBC Sports Network
International YouTube

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2012 Worlds schedule official
  2. 2.0 2.1 Aykroyd, Lucas (20 May 2012). Golden glory for Russia!. IIHF.com News. IIHF. Retrieved on 20 May 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Czechs take bronze. iihf.com (2012-05-20).
  4. Malkin wins MVP honours. iihf.com (2012-05-20).
  5. Finland wins bid over Sweden
  6. IIHF announces co-hosting
  7. Big Qualification Round upsets. iihf.com (2011-05-06). Retrieved on 2011-05-06.
  8. Player Entry Procedure. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2012-05-01.
  9. Jack Johnson wins it in overtime. iihf.com (2012-05-05).
  10. U.S. ready for Finnish reunion. iihf.com (2012-05-15).
  11. Slovakia clinches QF berth. iihf.com (2012-05-15).
  12. Filppula finishes off Kazakhstan. iihf.com (2012-05-14).
  13. USA rattled by Kazakhs. iihf.com (2012-05-11).
  14. Down 3–1, Russia wins 7–3. iihf.com (2012-05-11).
  15. For Norway no problem. iihf.com (2012-05-13).
  16. Denmark win eliminates Latvia. iihf.com (2012-05-14).
  17. Russia disposes of Italy. iihf.com (2012-05-14).
  18. Canada 3 – Slovakia 4. hockeycanada.ca (2012-05-17).
  19. "Canada knocked out by Slovakia at men's hockey worlds", cbc.ca, 2012-05-17. 
  20. Slovaks score late, win 4–3. iihf.com (2012-05-17).
  21. Russia make semis at hockey Worlds as Canada crash out. rt.com (2012-05-17).
  22. Russia dumps Norway out of hockey worlds. thelocal.no (2012-05-17).
  23. One down for Russia. iihf.com (2012-05-17).
  24. Finland take last-gasp 3–2 win over US in hockey worlds. yle.fi (2012-05-17).
  25. U.S. loses to Finland late in game, ousted from Worlds. nhl.com (2012-05-17).
  26. Jesse can!. iihf.com (2012-05-17).
  27. Czech Republic beats Sweden to advance to semi-finals in Ice Hockey World Championship. radio.cz (2012-05-17).
  28. Slovakia, Czech Republic Go to Semifinals of Hockey World Championship. rantsports.com (2012-05-17).
  29. Michalek sends Czechs to semis. iihf.com (2012-05-17).
  30. Finland faces battle for bronze. yle.fi (2012-05-19).
  31. Finns Pulverized 6–2 by Russia in Hockey Semi. en.ria.ru (2012-05-19).
  32. Malkin’s hat trick dooms Finns. iihf.com (2012-05-19).
  33. Hockey World Championship: Slovakia aims for gold, Czech Republic for bronze. rantsports.com (2012-05-19).
  34. Russia to battle Slovakia for gold medal at Worlds. ksn.com (2012-05-19).
  35. Miro-cle Slovaks win, 3–1. iihf.com (2012-05-19).
  36. Czech Republic Wins Bronze at Worlds. hockeybuzz.com (2012-05-20).
  37. 2012 IIHF Championship Program. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 2011-05-17.
  38. Referee Assignments. Iihf.com. Retrieved on 29 April 2012.
  39. 2012 groups announced. International Ice Hockey Federation.
  40. Official Tournament Format
  41. 41.0 41.1 Malkin wins MVP honours. iihf.com (2012-05-20).
  42. List of broadcasters

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