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The 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championship is the 73rd such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams representing 46 countries will participate in four levels of competition. The competition will also serve as qualifications for the 2010 competition. In the Division I Championship held in April, Kazakhstan and Italy were promoted to the Championship division, while Australia and Romania were demoted to Division II. In the Division II competition, Serbia and South Korea were promoted, North Korea and South Africa were relegated to Division III. In the Division III competition, New Zealand and Turkey were promoted to Division II for 2009.

The 2009 IIHF World Championship was held in Switzerland between April 24th and May 10th, 2009 with events being held in both Bern and Kloten. Russia won the championship with 2-1 in a final against Canada.


The Championship comprises the top sixteen hockey nations in the world. After being out of the Championship division for 70 years Hungary was promoted only to be demoted again for the 2010 competition.

Final standings
  1. Flag of Russia.png Russia
  2. Flag of Canada.jpg Canada
  3. Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
  4. Flag of the United States.png United States of America
  5. Flag of Finland.png Finland
  6. Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
  7. Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
  8. Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
  9. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
  10. Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
  11. Flag of Norway.png Norway
  12. Flag of France.png France
  13. Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
  14. Flag of Austria.png Austriarelegated to Division I for 2010
  15. Flag of Germany.png Germany*
  16. Flag of Hungary.png Hungaryrelegated to Division I for 2010

* Hosts of the 2010 WC, therefore exempt from relegation.

Division I

Twelve teams comprise Division I. They are broken into two groups, with the winner of each group gaining promotion to the World Championship pool for the following year.

Group A

Final standings
  1. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstanpromoted to Championship pool for 2010
  2. Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
  3. Flag of Japan.gif Japan
  4. Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania
  5. Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia
  6. Flag of Australia.jpg Australiarelegated to Division II for 2010

Group B

Final standings
  1. Flag of Italy.png Italypromoted to Championship pool for 2010
  2. Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine
  3. Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
  4. Flag of Poland.png Poland
  5. Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
  6. Flag of Romania.gif Romaniarelegated to Division II for 2010

Division II

Twelve teams comprise Division II. They are also broken into two groups competing to advance into Division I.

Group A

Final standings
  1. Flag of Serbia.gif Serbiapromoted to Division I for 2010
  2. Flag of Estonia.png Estonia
  3. Flag of China.gif China
  4. Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland
  5. Flag of Israel.gif Israel
  6. Flag of North Korea.gif North Korearelegated to Division III for 2010

Group B

Final standings
  1. Flag of Korea.gif South Koreapromoted to Division I for 2010
  2. Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
  3. Flag of Spain.gif Spain
  4. Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
  5. Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico
  6. Flag of South Africa.gif South Africarelegated to Division III for 2010

Division III

Division III is made up of six teams. The top two in each year’s tournament are promoted to Division II.

Final standings
  1. Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealandpromoted to Division II for 2010
  2. Flag of Turkey.gif Turkeypromoted to Division II for 2010
  3. Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg
  4. Flag of Greece.png Greece
  5. Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland
  6. Flag of Mongolia.gif Mongolia

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