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See also: Ice Hockey World Championships
IIHF World Championship Division I
Sport Ice hockey
Founded [[1951 (Pool B)
2001 (Division I)]]
No. of teams 12
Most recent champion(s) Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (Group A)
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine (Group B)
Most championship(s) Flag of Poland Poland (9)
Official website IIHF.com

The IIHF World Championship Division I is an annual sports event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The divisional championship is played in two groups.

From 2001 until 2011 the two national teams that lost the relegation round at the IIHF World Championship were relegated to Division I for the following year's World Championships. At the Division I Championship, the winner of each group was promoted to the following year's IIHF World Championship, while the loser of each group was relegated to the Division II. Beginning in 2012, the last place team from each group in the world championship will be relegated to Division I A, to be replaced by first and second place in Division I A. Sixth place in I A is relegated (now) to group I B, replaced by its winner, while sixth in I B is relegated to Division II.

The Division I World Championship was formed in 2001 from Pool B and the top four Pool C teams. Beginning in 2012 the two groups became tiered rather than parallel. Group A teams were the nations who either were relegated from the World Championship, or placed 2nd and 3rd in their 2011 groups. Group B was formed from the 4th and 5th placed teams, as well as the teams promoted from Division II. Japan qualified for group A because the IIHF council voted unanimously to allow Japan to maintain their seeded position (3rd) in their respective tournaments for 2012.[1]

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

Played in late April 2014 in Seoul, South Korea.

National Team Ranking^ In 2013
Flag of Austria Austria 15th Elite Division
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 17th Elite Division
Flag of Hungary Hungary 19th Division I Group A
Flag of Japan Japan 21st Division I Group A
Flag of Korea South Korea 25th Division I Group A
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 20th Division I Group B

Group BEdit

Played April 20–26, 2014 in Vilnius, Lithuania.[2]

National Team Ranking^ In 2013
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 22nd Division I Group A
Flag of Poland Poland 23rd Division I Group B
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 24th Division I Group B
Flag of Romania Romania 27th Division I Group B
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 26th Division I Group B
Flag of Croatia Croatia 29th Division II Group A

^ – World Ranking

ResultsEdit

Year Promoted Relegated
To Top Division To Division I A To Division I B To Division II
2001 Flag of Poland Poland, Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Flag of Lithuania Lithuania, Flag of Estonia Estonia
2002 Flag of Belarus Belarus, Flag of Denmark Denmark Flag of Korea South Korea, Flag of China China
2003 Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Flag of France France Flag of Lithuania Lithuania, Flag of Croatia Croatia
2004 Flag of Belarus Belarus, Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Flag of Belgium Belgium, Flag of Korea South Korea
2005 Flag of Norway Norway, Flag of Italy Italy Flag of China China, Flag of Romania Romania
2006 Flag of Germany Germany, Flag of Austria Austria Flag of Israel Israel, Flag of Croatia Croatia
2007 Flag of France France, Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Flag of China China, Flag of Romania Romania
2008 Flag of Hungary Hungary, Flag of Austria Austria Flag of Estonia Estonia, Flag of Korea South Korea
2009 Flag of Italy Italy, Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Flag of Romania Romania, Flag of Australia Australia
2010 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia, Flag of Austria Austria Flag of Croatia Croatia, Flag of Serbia Serbia
2011 Flag of Italy Italy, Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Flag of Spain Spain, Flag of Estonia Estonia
2012 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia, Flag of Austria Austria Flag of Korea South Korea Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Flag of Australia Australia
2013 Flag of Italy Italy, Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom Flag of Estonia Estonia

Pool BEdit

Champions 1951–2000Edit

Year National team
1951 Flag of Italy Italy
1952 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
1953 Flag of Italy Italy
1955 Flag of Italy Italy
1956 Flag of East Germany East Germany
1959 Flag of Romania Romania
1961 Flag of Norway Norway
1962 Flag of Japan Japan
1963 Flag of Norway Norway
1965 Flag of Poland Poland
1966 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany
1967 Flag of Poland Poland
1969 Flag of East Germany East Germany
1970 Flag of the United States United States of America
1971 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
1972 Flag of Poland Poland
1973 Flag of East Germany East Germany
1974 Flag of the United States United States of America
1975 Flag of East Germany East Germany
1976 Flag of Romania Romania
1977 Flag of East Germany East Germany
1978 Flag of Poland Poland
1979 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
1981 Flag of Italy Italy
1982 Flag of East Germany East Germany
1983 Flag of the United States United States of America
1985 Flag of Poland Poland
1986 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
1987 Flag of Poland Poland
1989 Flag of Norway Norway
1990 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
1991 Flag of Italy Italy
1992 Flag of Austria Austria
1993 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
1994 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
1995 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
1996 Flag of Latvia Latvia
1997 Flag of Belarus Belarus
1998 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
1999 Flag of Denmark Denmark
2000 Flag of Germany Germany

Summary of participationEdit

54 championships

  • Division I teams (2001–present) are ranked one through twelve, with this chart assessing gold, silver, and bronze to the nations who ranked 17th, 18th, and 19th overall.
Team Times First Last Gold Silver Bronze Total Best finish (first/last) Hosted[N2]
Flag of Australia Australia 3 1962 2012 0 0 0 0 5th (1962) 0
Flag of Austria Austria 31 1951 2012 3 6 5 14 1st (1992/2010) 5
Flag of Belgium Belgium 5 1951 2004 0 0 1 1 3rd (1956) 1
Flag of Belarus Belarus 4 1996 2004 2 1 1 4 1st (1997/2002) 0
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 4 1970 1993 0 0 0 0 5th (1992) 0
Flag of China China 10 1979 2007 0 0 0 0 6th (1982) 1
Flag of Croatia Croatia 7 2001 2010 0 0 0 0 8th (2001) 1
Flag of Denmark Denmark 14 1949 2002 1 1 0 2 1st (1999) 2
Flag of Spain Spain 1 2011 2011 0 0 0 0 10th (2011) 0
Flag of Estonia Estonia 12 1998 2013 0 0 1 1 3rd (1998) 1
Flag of France France 18 1951 2007 0 3 4 7 2nd (1951/2007) 4
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 26 1952 2013 2 3 2 7 1st (1952/1993) 0
Flag of East Germany East Germany 14 1956 1990 6 1 3 10 1st (1956/1982) 1
Flag of Germany Germany[N1] 9 1965 2006 3 2 2 7 1st (1966/2006) 1
Flag of Hungary Hungary 22 1959 2013 0 2 4 6 2nd (1959/2008) 5
Flag of Israel Israel 1 2006 2006 0 0 0 0 12th (2006) 0
Flag of Italy Italy 26 1951 2013 5 7 3 15 1st (1951/1991) 2
Flag of Japan Japan 21 1962 2013 1 2 2 5 1st (1962) 4
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 11 1997 2013 4 2 1 7 1st (2003/2013) 0
Flag of Korea South Korea 7 2002 2013 0 0 0 0 5th (2013) 0
Flag of Latvia Latvia 3 1994 1996 1 2 0 3 1st (1996) 0
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 11 2001 2013 0 0 1 1 3rd (2006) 1
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 36 1951 2013 1 1 3 5 1st (1979) 6
Flag of Norway Norway 27 1956 2005 4 4 4 12 1st (1963/2005) 2
Flag of Poland Poland 36 1961 2013 6 7 5 18 1st (1965/1987) 5
Flag of Romania Romania 28 1959 2013 2 2 2 6 1st (1959/1976) 3
Flag of Serbia Serbia 1 2010 2010 0 0 0 0 11th (2010) 0
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 9 1998 2012 4 2 1 7 1st (2001/2012) 5
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 23 1961 1997 4 5 4 13 1st (1971/1990) 5
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 1 1995 1995 1 0 0 1 1st (1995) 1
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 7 1998 2013 1 0 2 3 1st (1998) 2
Flag of the United States United States of America 5 1970 1983 3 2 0 5 1st (1970/1983) 1
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 21 1951 1992 0 1 3 4 2nd (1974) 5

See alsoEdit

CitationsEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports, 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. 

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