2017 IIHF World Championship
2017 IIHF World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host nations Flag of Germany Germany / Flag of France France
Dates 5–21 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) 2 (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (10 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 64
Goals scored 355  (5.55 per game)
Attendance 686,391  (10,725 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Russia Artemi Panarin
MVP Flag of Sweden William Nylander

The 2017 IIHF World Championship, the 2017 edition of the annual Ice Hockey World Championships, was hosted by Paris, France, and Cologne, Germany, from 5 to 21 May 2017. The official tournament mascots were Asterix and Obelix, the main characters from popular French comic book series The Adventures of Asterix.[1] The logo incorporates the silhouette of deceased German national team goaltender Robert Müller, who succumbed to a brain tumor at just 28 years of age.[2] German tennis player Angelique Kerber,[3] 1. FC Köln and German Olympic soccer team goalkeeper Timo Horn[4] and Paris Saint-Germain F.C.'s Brazilian winger Lucas Moura[5] were named celebrity ambassadors for the event.

Sweden won the tournament by defeating Canada 2–1 after a penalty shoot-out.[6]

Bids[edit | edit source]

There were two official bids to host these championships.

Denmark has never hosted these championships. Latvia hosted these championships for the first time in 2006. The proposed arenas were Arena Riga and the planned Copenhagen Arena.[7]
France last hosted these championships in 1951. Germany hosted the championships most recently in 2010. The proposed arenas were AccorHotels Arena in Paris and Lanxess Arena in Cologne.

The decision on who hosts the tournament was decided on May 17, 2013.[8] The united bid of France and Germany received 63 votes, while the bid of Denmark and Latvia received 45.[8]

Participants[edit | edit source]

* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2016 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2016 IIHF World Championship Division I
= Qualified as the co-hosts

Seeding[edit | edit source]

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2016 IIHF World Ranking, which ended at the conclusion of the 2016 IIHF World Championship.[9]

Group A (Cologne)

Group B (Paris)

Venues[edit | edit source]

Paris, France Cologne, Germany
AccorHotels Arena
Capacity: 14,510
Lanxess Arena
Capacity: 18,500
AccorHotels Arena @ Bercy @ Paris (27157316713).jpg Köln deutz kölnarena.jpg

Rosters[edit | edit source]

Each team's roster consisted of at least 15 skaters (forwards, and defencemen) and 2 goaltenders, and at most 22 skaters and 3 goaltenders. All 16 participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, had to submit a "Long List" no later than two weeks before the tournament, and a final roster by the Passport Control meeting prior to the start of tournament.[10]

Officials[edit | edit source]

The IIHF selected 16 referees and 16 linesmen to work the tournament.[11][12]

Referees Linesmen

  • Flag of Sweden Marcus Linde
  • Flag of Latvia Eduards Odiņš
  • Flag of Sweden Linus Öhlund
  • Flag of Germany Daniel Piechaczek
  • Flag of the United States Stephen Reneau
  • Flag of Finland Anssi Salonen
  • Flag of Switzerland Daniel Stricker
  • Flag of Switzerland Tobias Wehrli

  • Flag of Belarus Ivan Dedyulya
  • Flag of Denmark Rene Jensen
  • Flag of Switzerland Roman Kaderli
  • Flag of Germany Lukas Kohlmüller
  • Flag of Russia Gleb Lazarev
  • Flag of Netherlands Joep Leermakers
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Miroslav Lhotský
  • Flag of Sweden Andreas Malmqvist

  • Flag of the United States Brian Oliver
  • Flag of Russia Alexander Otmakhov
  • Flag of the United States Judson Ritter
  • Flag of Slovakia Peter Šefčík
  • Flag of Finland Hannu Sormunen
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Libor Suchánek
  • Flag of Finland Sakari Suominen
  • Flag of Canada Nathan Vanoosten

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

The schedule was announced on 9 August 2016.[13]

Group A[edit | edit source]

2017 IIHF World Championship Group A

5 May 2017
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1–2 (GWS) Flag of Russia.png Russia
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 1–2 Flag of Germany.png Germany
6 May 2017
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 3–0 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 3–2 (OT) Flag of Italy.png Italy
Germany Flag of Germany.png 2–7 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
7 May 2017
Italy Flag of Italy.png 1–10 Flag of Russia.png Russia
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 7–2 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 3–1 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
8 May 2017
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3–6 Flag of Russia.png Russia
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
9 May 2017
Italy Flag of Italy.png 1–2 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 3–4 (GWS) Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
10 May 2017
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3–0 Flag of Italy.png Italy
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2–3 (GWS) Flag of Germany.png Germany
11 May 2017
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3–0 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2–0 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
12 May 2017
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 8–1 Flag of Italy.png Italy
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 3–2 (OT) Flag of Germany.png Germany
13 May 2017
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 3–5 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Russia Flag of Russia.png 6–0 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
Italy Flag of Italy.png 1–4 Flag of Germany.png Germany
14 May 2017
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 1–6 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 2–4 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
15 May 2017
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 2–0 Flag of Italy.png Italy
Russia Flag of Russia.png 5–0 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
16 May 2017
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4–2 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3–5 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Germany Flag of Germany.png 4–3 (GWS) Flag of Latvia.png Latvia

Group B[edit | edit source]

2017 IIHF World Championship Group B

5 May 2017
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–2 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 1–4 Flag of Canada.png Canada
6 May 2017
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 5–4 (GWS) Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 1–6 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Norway Flag of Norway.png 3–2 Flag of France.png France
7 May 2017
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 2–7 Flag of Canada.png Canada
Finland Flag of Finland.png 1–5 Flag of France.png France
Norway Flag of Norway.png 0–3 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
8 May 2017
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 0–6 Flag of Canada.png Canada
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–4 (GWS) Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
9 May 2017
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 1–5 Flag of Norway.png Norway
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3–4 (GWS) Flag of France.png France
10 May 2017
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3–0 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–2 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
11 May 2017
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 1–0 (OT) Flag of Norway.png Norway
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–2 Flag of France.png France
12 May 2017
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 5–1 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
France Flag of France.png 4–3 (GWS) Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
13 May 2017
Norway Flag of Norway.png 2–3 (OT) Flag of Finland.png Finland
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 2–5 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
Canada Flag of Canada.png 2–3 (OT) Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
14 May 2017
France Flag of France.png 2–5 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2–3 (OT) Flag of Finland.png Finland
15 May 2017
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–0 Flag of Norway.png Norway
France Flag of France.png 4–1 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
16 May 2017
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 4–3 Flag of Norway.png Norway
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 1–3 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–2 Flag of Finland.png Finland

Playoff round[edit | edit source]

2017 IIHF World Championship playoff round

Final[edit | edit source]

21 May 2017
20:45
Canada Flag of Canada.png 1–2 GWS
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
(OT 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Lanxess Arena, Cologne
Attendance: 17,363

Ranking and statistics[edit | edit source]

Final ranking[edit | edit source]

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Statistics[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of Russia Artemi Panarin 9 4 13 17 +4 4 F
Flag of Russia Nikita Kucherov 10 7 8 15 +7 8 F
Flag of Canada Nathan MacKinnon 10 6 9 15 +6 6 F
Flag of Sweden William Nylander 10 7 7 14 +11 2 F
Flag of Russia Nikita Gusev 10 7 7 14 +5 4 F
Flag of Russia Vadim Shipachyov 10 2 11 13 +1 2 F
Flag of Canada Mitch Marner 10 4 8 12 +1 8 F
Flag of the United States Johnny Gaudreau 8 6 5 11 +2 0 F
Flag of Finland Sebastian Aho 10 2 9 11 -2 4 F
Flag of France Stéphane Da Costa 6 6 4 10 +3 2 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

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

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Flag of Sweden Henrik Lundqvist 320:00 7 1.31 129 94.57 0
Flag of Canada Calvin Pickard 443:40 11 1.49 178 93.82 1
Flag of Russia Andrei Vasilevskiy 522:51 15 1.72 233 93.56 3
Flag of Latvia Elvis Merzļikins 364:04 12 1.98 183 93.44 1
Flag of Switzerland Leonardo Genoni 361:32 10 1.66 150 93.33 2

TOI = Time on Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF.com

Awards[edit | edit source]

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Palmer, Dan (April 15, 2016). Asterix and Obelix named as mascots for 2017 IIHF World Championship. Dunsar Media Company Ltd..
  2. Potts, Andy. Together for 2017. International Ice hockey Federation.
  3. A tennis player on the team. International Ice Hockey Federation (February 7, 2017).
  4. Welcome Timo Horn. International Ice Hockey Federation (April 4, 2017).
  5. Nieto, Sebastien (January 31, 2017). Comment Lucas est devenu ambassadeur du championnat du monde de hockey. Le Parisien Libéré S.A.S..
  6. Tre Konor takes gold. iihfworlds2017.com (21 May 2017).
  7. IIHF. Place your bids.
  8. 8.0 8.1 To Cologne & Paris in 2017, International Ice Hockey Federation
  9. 2017 Worlds groups named. iihfworlds2017.com (24 May 2016).
  10. Team Entry Long List. IIHF Tournament Administration Packages. Retrieved on 2016-09-25.
  11. 32 officials make the cut. iihfworlds2017.com (15 March 2017).
  12. Assignments.
  13. All systems go for 2017. iihfworlds2017.com (9 August 2016).

External links[edit | edit source]


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