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2006 World Championship
2006. gada Pasaules čempionāts hokejā
2006 IIHF World Championship Logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Latvia Latvia
Dates May 5 - May 21
Teams 16
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.png Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (8th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.png Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Third place Bronze medal blank.png Flag of Finland.png Finland
Fourth place Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 56
Goals scored 329 (5.88 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Canada Sidney Crosby (16 points)
MVP Flag of Sweden Niklas Kronwall
2005
2007
See also: 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

The 2006 Men's Ice Hockey Championships was held in May 2006 in Riga, Latvia. It was the 70th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

One of the requirements of the IIHF for Latvia to host the event was that a new arena would be constructed. Sweden was the stand-by organizer in case the arena was delayed, but the construction was completed on schedule, marking the first time a former Soviet state apart from Russia has hosted the event. The mascot of the championships was a beaver called RIX (after Riga International Airport's IATA code.)

It was preceded two months earlier by the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, where ice hockey was also a major event.

In the gold medal game, Sweden won against the Czech Republic and thus became the first hockey team to win both the Winter Olympics and the World Championships in the same year.[1]

Preliminary round[]

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 competed in the Relegation Round.

Groups A and D were played in Kloten, groups B and C in Berne.

     Team advanced to the Qualifying round
     Team sent to compete in the Relegation round

Group A[]

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 1 0 13 6 7 5
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 1 2 0 9 8 1 4
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 3 1 1 1 6 7 -1 3
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 3 0 0 3 8 15 -7 0

All times local (UTC +3)

May 5, 2006
17:15
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5 - 3
(1-2, 2-1, 2-0)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Arena Riga
Attendance: 5386
May 5, 2006
21:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1 - 1
(1-1, 0-0, 0-0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Arena Riga
Attendance: 10669
May 7, 2006
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 5 - 4
(4-1, 1-2, 0-1)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Arena Riga
Attendance: 9018
May 7, 2006
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5 - 0
(0-0, 2-0, 3-0)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 10616
May 9, 2006
16:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 1 - 5
(1-0, 0-4, 0-1)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 9539
May 9, 2006
20:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 3 - 3
(2-1, 1-0, 0-2)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Arena Riga
Attendance: 6758

Group B[]

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 2 1 0 12 6 6 5
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 2 1 0 9 6 3 5
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 3 1 0 2 7 8 -1 2
Flag of Italy.png Italy 3 0 0 3 3 11 -8 0

All times local (UTC +3)

May 6, 2006
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3 - 1
(0-0, 0-1, 3-0)
Flag of Italy.png Italy Skonto Arena
Attendance: 4450
May 6, 2006
20:15
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 2 - 4
(1-1, 1-2, 0-1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3492
May 8, 2006
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2 - 1
(2-0, 0-1, 0-0)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Skonto Arena
Attendance: 4609
May 8, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4 - 0
(2-0, 1-0, 1-0)
Flag of Italy.png Italy Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3586
May 10, 2006
16:15
Italy Flag of Italy.png 2 - 4
(0-1, 1-1, 1-2)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2174
May 10, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4 - 4
(1-0, 0-1, 3-3)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3031

Group C[]

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 3 0 0 17 6 11 6
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 3 2 0 1 11 5 6 4
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 1 0 2 10 6 4 2
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 2 23 -21 0

All times local (UTC +3)

May 6, 2006
16:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 2 - 1
(0-0, 2-1, 0-0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Arena Riga
Attendance: 6960
May 6, 2006
20:15
Russia Flag of Russia.png 10 - 1
(4-1, 4-0, 2-0)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Arena Riga
Attendance: 7190
May 8, 2006
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3 - 2
(1-0, 0-2, 2-0)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Arena Riga
Attendance: 7945
May 8, 2006
20:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 6 - 0
(0-0, 3-0, 3-0)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Arena Riga
Attendance: 6788
May 10, 2006
16:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 3 - 4
(2-2, 1-1, 0-1)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Arena Riga
Attendance: 7467
May 10, 2006
20:15
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 1 - 7
(1-1, 0-3, 0-3)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Arena Riga
Attendance: 6359

Group D[]

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 3 0 0 14 5 11 6
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 2 0 1 7 3 4 4
Flag of Norway.png Norway 3 1 0 2 8 13 -5 2
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 3 0 0 3 6 14 -8 0

All times local (UTC +3)

May 5, 2006
16:15
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3 - 1
(0-1, 1-0, 2-0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Skonto Arena
Attendance: 4300
May 5, 2006
20:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 3 - 5
(0-3, 3-0, 0-2)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3427
May 7, 2006
16:15
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3 - 0
(0-0, 2-0, 1-0)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3886
May 7, 2006
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada.png 7 - 1
(3-0, 4-0, 0-1)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3983
May 9, 2006
16:15
Norway Flag of Norway.png 6 - 3
(1-2, 3-0, 2-1)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3885
May 9, 2005
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada.png 2 - 1
(0-1, 1-0, 1-0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Skonto Arena
Attendance: 4553

Qualifying round[]

The top three teams from each group in the Preliminary round advance to the Qualifying Round. The top three teams from Groups A and D advance to Group E, and the top three teams from Groups B and C advance to Group F.

Teams in the Qualifying Round carry forward the results and points gained in the Preliminary Round with the teams that they have played and advance with. Teams, which have played in the Preliminary Round, do not meet again in the Qualifying Round.

     Team advanced to the Playoff round
     Team eliminated from advancing

Group E[]

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Canada.png Canada 5 4 0 1 28 10 18 8
Flag of Finland.png Finland 5 3 1 1 17 7 10 7
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5 3 0 2 11 10 1 6
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 5 2 2 1 14 12 2 6
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 5 1 1 3 7 23 -16 3
Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 0 0 5 5 20 -15 0

All times local (UTC+3)

May 11, 2006
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada.png 11 - 0
(4-0, 1-0, 6-0)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 8389
May 12, 2006
16:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 3 - 1
(0-1, 2-0, 1-0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Arena Riga
Attendance: 7004
May 12, 2006
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland.png 4 - 0
(1-0, 2-0, 1-0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Arena Riga
Attendance: 7379
May 13, 2006
20:15
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4 - 2
(0-0, 2-1, 2-1)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Arena Riga
Attendance: 9083
May 14, 2006
16:15
Norway Flag of Norway.png 0 - 3
(0-1, 0-1, 0-1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Arena Riga
Attendance: 7345
May 14, 2006
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 - 6
(1-3, 2-1, 1-2)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Arena Riga
Attendance: 7474
May 15, 2006
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland.png 2 - 4
(1-2, 0-1, 1-1)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Arena Riga
Attendance: 7171
May 16, 2006
15:15
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 1 - 3
(0-2, 1-0, 0-1)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Arena Riga
Attendance: 7441
May 16, 2006
19:15
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 4 - 2
(2-0, 1-1, 1-1)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Arena Riga
Attendance: 9173

Group F[]

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Russia.png Russia 5 4 1 0 22 11 11 9
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 5 2 2 1 17 15 2 6
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 5 3 0 2 16 10 6 6
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 5 2 1 2 19 10 9 5
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 5 1 2 2 12 15 -3 4
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 5 0 0 5 4 29 -25 0

All times local (UTC +3)

May 11, 2006
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia.png 6 - 0
(1-0, 0-0, 5-0)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Arena Riga
Attendance: 6963
May 12, 2006
16:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2 - 2
(0-1, 0-1, 2-0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2325
May 12, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4 - 1
(4-0, 0-0, 0-1)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2209
May 13, 2006
20:15
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 9 - 1
(1-0, 3-1, 5-0)
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2732
May 14, 2006
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia.png 6 - 3
(1-0, 1-2, 4-1)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3729
May 14, 2006
20:15
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 5 - 2
(2-0, 2-2, 1-0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2882
May 15, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3 - 3
(1-2, 2-0, 0-1)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3983
May 16, 2006
15:15
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 1 - 2
(0-1, 0-1, 1-0)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3170
May 16, 2006
19:15
Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 0 - 8
(0-1, 0-4, 0-3)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2982

Relegation round[]

The relegation round is composed of the four teams that placed last in Groups A through D. They play in a round-robin fashion, and the bottom two teams get relegated to the Division I group in next year's World Championships.

     Team qualified for the 2007 IIHF World Championship
     Team relegated to Division I

Group G[]

Team GP W T L GF GA GDF PTS
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 3 2 1 0 11 5 6 5
Flag of Italy.png Italy 3 1 1 1 6 10 -4 3
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 3 1 0 2 9 6 3 2
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 3 0 2 1 6 11 -5 2

All times local (UTC +3)

May 12, 2006
12:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 3 - 3
(0-2, 1-1, 2-0)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Arena Riga
Attendance: 7666
May 12, 2006
12:15
Italy Flag of Italy.png 3 - 2
(1-0, 0-2, 2-0)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Skonto Arena
Attendance: 3193
May 13, 2006
16:15
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 5 - 0
(2-0, 3-0, 0-0)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Arena Riga
Attendance: 7563
May 13, 2006
16:15
Italy Flag of Italy.png 0 - 5
(0-1, 0-1, 0-3)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2640
May 15, 2006
16:15
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 3 - 3
(1-0, 2-1, 0-2)
Flag of Italy.png Italy Arena Riga
Attendance: 6574
May 15, 2006
16:15
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 3 - 2
(1-0, 1-1, 1-1)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Skonto Arena
Attendance: 2903

Playoff round[]

Bracket[]

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

Quarter-finals[]

May 17, 2006
15:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6 - 0
(2-0, 2-0, 2-0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Arena Riga
Attendance: 2800
May 17, 2006
19:15
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 - 1
(0-1, 1-0, 3-0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Arena Riga
Attendance: 7129
May 18, 2006
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3 - 4 (OT)
(1-0, 0-1, 2-2, 0-1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Arena Riga
Attendance: 8082
May 18, 2006
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3 – 0
(1-0, 0-0, 2-0)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Arena Riga
Attendance: 7164

Semi-finals[]

May 20, 2006
16:15
Finland Flag of Finland.png 1 – 3
(1-0, 0-1, 0-2)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Arena Riga
May 20, 2006
20:15
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 – 5
(2-3, 1-2, 1-0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Arena Riga
Attendance: 8845

Bronze medal game[]

May 21, 2006
16:15
Canada Flag of Canada.png 0 – 5
(0–1, 0–2, 0–2)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Arena Riga
Attendance: 9365

Gold medal game[]

May 21, 2006
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4 – 0
(2–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Arena Riga

Ranking and statistics[]

 


 2006 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Sweden
8th title

Tournament Awards[]

Final standings[]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

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

Scoring leaders[]

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 left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Canada Sidney Crosby 9 8 8 16 +7 10 F
Flag of Canada Patrice Bergeron 9 6 8 14 +5 2 F
Flag of Finland Petteri Nummelin 9 3 11 14 -1 2 D
Flag of Sweden Niklas Kronwall 8 2 8 10 +3 10 D

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders[]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Flag of Finland Fredrik Norrena 325:43 122 6 1.11 95.08 3
Flag of Belarus Andrei Mezin 417:01 239 14 2.01 94.14 0
Flag of Slovakia Karol Križan 379:41 142 12 1.90 91.55 3
Flag of Russia Sergey Zvyagin 278:32 105 9 1.94 91.43 1
Flag of Canada Marc Denis 262:41 123 11 2.51 91.06 1

Source: IIHF.com

IIHF broadcasting rights[]

  • Austria:
    • Austrian Matches: ORF
    • Other Matches: ORF Sport Plus
  • Canada:
  • Czech Republic: Česká televize (ČT2, ČT4 Sport)
  • Denmark: TV2 Sport
  • Finland: YLE
  • France: Sport+
  • Germany:
    • German Matches: ARD , ZDF
    • Other Matches: DSF

  • Latvia: TV3, 3+ Latvia
  • Norway:
    • Norwegian Matches: NRK
    • Other Matches: Viasat SportN, Viasat Sport 3
  • Russia: RTR Sport
  • Slovakia: STV
  • Slovenia: RTV Slovenija
  • Sweden: Viasat
  • Switzerland:
    • German: SF zwei
    • French: TSR2
    • Italian: TSI 2
  • Ukraine: Megasport

References[]

External links[]


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