The 2005 Men's Ice Hockey Championships were held March 7 - May 15, 2005, in 7 cities in 6 countries: Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria (Championship); Debrecen, Hungary (Division I - Group A); Eindhoven, the Netherlands (Division I - Group B); Zagreb, Croatia (Division II - Group A); Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro (Division II - Group B); Mexico City, Mexico (Division III). It was a major professional tournament, because of the 2004 NHL labor dispute. This international event was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The championship was won by the Czech Republic.

Championship[edit | edit source]

The Championship division was contested from April 30 to May 15, 2005 in Vienna and Innsbruck, Austria. Participants in this tournament were placed into groups of four with the top three teams in each group advancing to the qualifying round. Teams which finished last in the group were sent to the relegation round where the top bottom teams were relegated to the 2006 Division I tournament. Within the qualifying round teams where split into two groups of six with the top four advancing to the playoff round and the bottom two eliminated from advancing. The playoff round was a knockout stage towards the gold medal game. The Championship was played in Vienna, Austria. The Czech Republic won the gold medal game, defeating Canada 3–0. While Germany and Austria were relegated to Division I for 2006.[1]

Final standings
  1. Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
  2. Flag of Canada.png Canada
  3. Flag of Russia.png Russia
  4. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
  5. Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
  6. Flag of the United States.png United States of America
  7. Flag of Finland.png Finland
  8. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
  9. Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
  10. Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
  11. Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine
  12. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
  13. Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
  14. Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
  15. Flag of Germany.png Germanyrelegated to Division I for 2006
  16. Flag of Austria.png Austriarelegated to Division I for 2006

Division I[edit | edit source]

Division I was contested from April 17 to April 23, 2005. Participants in this tournament were separated into two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Debrecen, Hungary. Group B's games were played in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Norway and Italy finished atop of Group A and Group B respectively, gaining promotion to the Championship division for 2006. While China finished last in Group A and Romania last in Group B and were relegated to Division II for 2006.[2][3]

Final standings

Group A

  1. Flag of Norway.png Norwaypromoted to Championship division for 2006
  2. Flag of Poland.png Poland
  3. Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
  4. Flag of Japan.gif Japan
  5. Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
  6. Flag of China.gif Chinarelegated to Division II for 2006

Group B

  1. Flag of Italy.png Italypromoted to Championship division for 2006
  2. Flag of France.png France
  3. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
  4. Flag of Estonia.png Estonia
  5. Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania
  6. Flag of Romania.gif Romaniarelegated to Division II for 2006

Division II[edit | edit source]

Division II was contested from April 4 to April 16, 2005. Participants in this tournament were separated into two separate tournament groups. The Group A tournament was contested in Zagreb, Croatia. Group B's games were played in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro. Croatia and Israel finished atop of Group A and Group B respectively, gaining promotion to Division I for 2006. While Turkey finished last in Group A and Iceland last in Group B and were relegated to Division III for 2006.[4][5]

Final standings

Group A

  1. Flag of Croatia.gif Croatiapromoted to Division I for 2006
  2. Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
  3. Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
  4. Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
  5. Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand
  6. Flag of Turkey.gif Turkeyrelegated to Division III for 2006

Group B

  1. Flag of Israel.gif Israelpromoted to Division I for 2006
  2. Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro
  3. Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
  4. Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
  5. Flag of Spain.gif Spain
  6. Flag of Iceland.gif Icelandrelegated to Division III for 2006

Division III[edit | edit source]

Division III was contested from March 7–13, 2005 in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexico won the championship and gained promotion, along with South Africa, into the 2006 Division II tournament.[6]

Final standings
  1. Flag of Mexico.gif Mexicopromoted to Division II for 2006
  2. Flag of South Africa.gif South Africapromoted to Division II for 2006
  3. Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg
  4. Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland
  5. Flag of Armenia.gif Armenia

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