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2018 IIHF World Championship
2018 IIHF World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Denmark Denmark
Dates 4–20 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of Sweden Sweden (11 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 64
Goals scored 384  (6 per game)
Attendance 520,481  (8,133 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Patrick Kane
MVP Flag of the United States Patrick Kane

The 2018 IIHF World Championship was an international ice hockey tournament hosted by the Denmark cities of Copenhagen and Herning. The IIHF announced the winning bid on 23 May 2014.[1][2] South Korea made its debut at the World Championship, having played in the lower divisions previously.[3]

Sweden won their second consecutive and eleventh overall title after defeating Switzerland in the final.[4]

The official mascot of the tournament was a duck, inspired by the Danish writer and poet Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale about The Ugly Duckling.[5]

BidsEdit

There were two bids to host this championship.[6]

Denmark is the only top-ranked IIHF country that has never hosted the tournament. The proposed arenas were the Royal Arena in Copenhagen and the Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.[2] Both arenas have a capacity of around 12,000 for hockey games.[7]
Latvia hosted the IIHF World Championship in 2006. The proposed arenas were Arena Riga, and a secondary venue to be built.[2]

The decision was announced on 23 May 2014. The final tally was 95-12 in favor of Denmark.[1][2]

VenuesEdit

Copenhagen Herning
Royal Arena
Capacity: 12,500
Jyske Bank Boxen
Capacity: 12,000
Royal Arena
300px-Jyske Bank Boxen

Qualified teamsEdit

* = Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2017 IIHF World Championship
^ = Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2017 IIHF World Championship Division I
= Qualified as host.

SeedingEdit

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2017 IIHF World Ranking, which ended at the conclusion of the 2017 IIHF World Championship.[8]

Denmark and Sweden played in separate groups, Denmark at the Jyske Bank Boxen while Sweden at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen.[9]

Group A

Group B

1 Denmark and France swapped sides so Denmark would not be in the same group as Sweden.

RostersEdit

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.

OfficialsEdit

16 referees and linesman were announced on 21 March 2018.[10][11]

Referees Linesmen

  • Flag of Austria Mark Lemelin
  • Flag of Canada Oliver Gouin
  • Flag of Canada Brett Iverson
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Hribik
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Antonín Jeřábek
  • Flag of Finland Mikko Kaukokari
  • Flag of Finland Aleksi Rantala
  • Flag of Germany Gordon Schukies

  • Flag of Russia Roman Gofman
  • Flag of Russia Konstantin Olenin
  • Flag of Switzerland Tobias Wehrli
  • Flag of Slovakia Jozef Kubuš
  • Flag of Sweden Linus Öhlund
  • Flag of Sweden Mikael Sjöqvist
  • Flag of the United States Timothy Mayer
  • Flag of the United States Stephen Reneau

  • Flag of Belarus Dmitri Golyak
  • Flag of Canada Dustin McCrank
  • Flag of Canada Nathan Vanoosten
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Miroslav Lhotský
  • Flag of Denmark Rene Jensen
  • Flag of Finland Hannu Sormunen
  • Flag of Finland Sakari Suominen
  • Flag of Germany Lukas Kohlmüller

  • Flag of Norway Jon Kilian
  • Flag of Russia Alexander Otmakhov
  • Flag of Russia Gleb Lazarev
  • Flag of Switzerland Nicolas Fluri
  • Flag of Slovakia Peter Šefčík
  • Flag of Sweden Andreas Malmqvist
  • Flag of the United States Jake Davis
  • Flag of the United States Brian Oliver

Preliminary roundEdit

The schedule was released on 8 August 2017.[12]

Group AEdit

Script error

4 May 2018
Russia Flag of Russia 7–0 Flag of France France
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5–0 Flag of Belarus Belarus
5 May 2018
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 3–2 (OT) Flag of Austria Austria
France Flag of France 6–2 Flag of Belarus Belarus
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3–2 (OT) Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
6 May 2018
Austria Flag of Austria 0–7 Flag of Russia Russia
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–2 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 0–2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
7 May 2018
Belarus Flag of Belarus 0–6 Flag of Russia Russia
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4–0 Flag of France France
8 May 2018
Austria Flag of Austria 2–4 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 5–4 (GWS) Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
9 May 2018
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 5–2 Flag of Belarus Belarus
Sweden Flag of Sweden 7–0 Flag of Austria Austria
10 May 2018
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 3–1 Flag of France France
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4–3 (OT) Flag of Russia Russia
11 May 2018
France Flag of France 5–2 Flag of Austria Austria
Belarus Flag of Belarus 0–3 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
12 May 2018
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 3–4 (OT) Flag of Sweden Sweden
Austria Flag of Austria 4–0 Flag of Belarus Belarus
Russia Flag of Russia 4–3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
13 May 2018
France Flag of France 0–6 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 3–5 Flag of Sweden Sweden
14 May 2018
Russia Flag of Russia 4–0 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4–3 Flag of Austria Austria
15 May 2018
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 5–1 Flag of France France
Belarus Flag of Belarus 4–7 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Russia Flag of Russia 1–3 Flag of Sweden Sweden

Group BEdit

Script error

4 May 2018
United States of America Flag of the United States 5–4 (GWS) Flag of Canada Canada
Germany Flag of Germany 2–3 (GWS) Flag of Denmark Denmark
5 May 2018
Norway Flag of Norway 2–3 (OT) Flag of Latvia Latvia
Finland Flag of Finland 8–1 Flag of Korea South Korea
Denmark Flag of Denmark 0–4 Flag of the United States United States of America
6 May 2018
South Korea Flag of Korea 0–10 Flag of Canada Canada
Germany Flag of Germany 4–5 (GWS) Flag of Norway Norway
Latvia Flag of Latvia 1–8 Flag of Finland Finland
7 May 2018
United States of America Flag of the United States 3–0 Flag of Germany Germany
Canada Flag of Canada 7–1 Flag of Denmark Denmark
8 May 2018
South Korea Flag of Korea 0–5 Flag of Latvia Latvia
Finland Flag of Finland 7–0 Flag of Norway Norway
9 May 2018
Germany Flag of Germany 6–1 Flag of Korea South Korea
Finland Flag of Finland 2–3 Flag of Denmark Denmark
10 May 2018
United States of America Flag of the United States 3–2 (OT) Flag of Latvia Latvia
Norway Flag of Norway 0–5 Flag of Canada Canada
11 May 2018
Denmark Flag of Denmark 3–0 Flag of Norway Norway
United States of America Flag of the United States 13–1 Flag of Korea South Korea
12 May 2018
Latvia Flag of Latvia 3–1 Flag of Germany Germany
Denmark Flag of Denmark 3–1 Flag of Korea South Korea
Canada Flag of Canada 1–5 Flag of Finland Finland
13 May 2018
Norway Flag of Norway 3–9 Flag of the United States United States of America
Germany Flag of Germany 3–2 (OT) Flag of Finland Finland
14 May 2018
South Korea Flag of Korea 0–3 Flag of Norway Norway
Canada Flag of Canada 2–1 (OT) Flag of Latvia Latvia
15 May 2018
Finland Flag of Finland 6–2 Flag of the United States United States of America
Canada Flag of Canada 3–0 Flag of Germany Germany
Latvia Flag of Latvia 1–0 Flag of Denmark Denmark

Playoff roundEdit

Main article: 2018 IIHF World Championship
The playoff round of the 2018 IIHF World Championship was held from 17 to 20 May 2018. The top four-placed teams of each preliminary group qualified for the playoff round.[13]

Qualified teamsEdit

Group Winners Runners-up Third place Fourth place
A Flag of Sweden Sweden Flag of Russia Russia Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
B Flag of Finland Finland Flag of the United States United States of America Flag of Canada Canada Flag of Latvia Latvia

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals                    
  A1  Sweden 3  
  B4  Latvia 2   Semifinals
      QF1  Sweden 6  
  Quarterfinals   QF2  United States 0  
  B2  United States 3
  A3  Czech Republic 2         Final
              SF1  Sweden 3 (SO)
  Quarterfinals             SF2  Switzerland 2
  A2  Russia 4      
  B3  Canada 5 (OT)   Semifinals   Bronze Medal Game
      QF3  Canada 2   SF1  United States 4
  Quarterfinals   QF4  Switzerland 3     SF2  Canada 1
  B1  Finland 2
  A4  Switzerland 3  
All times are local (UTC+2).

QuarterfinalsEdit

17 May 2018
16:15
Russia Flag of Russia 4–5 OT
(0–1, 2–1, 2–2)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Canada Canada Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 9,017
17 May 2018
16:15
United States of America Flag of the United States 3–2
(2–0, 0–2, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 4,846
17 May 2018
20:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–2
(0–0, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 12,490
17 May 2018
20:15
Finland Flag of Finland 2–3
(1–0, 0–3, 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Jyske Bank Boxen, Herning
Attendance: 5,634

SemifinalsEdit

19 May 2018
15:15
Sweden Flag of Sweden 6–0
(1–0, 3–0, 2–0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 12,490
19 May 2018
19:15
Canada Flag of Canada 2–3
(0–1, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 12,166

Bronze medal gameEdit

20 May 2018
15:45
United States of America Flag of the United States 4–1
(0–0, 1–1, 3–0)
Flag of Canada Canada Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 12,111

Gold medal gameEdit

20 May 2018
20:15 (UTC+2)
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–2 GWS
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 12,490

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Denmark to host Ice Hockey World Championship in 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 To Denmark in 2018
  3. Merk, Martin (29 April 2017). Korea Promoted!. IIHF.com. Retrieved on 29 April 2017.
  4. Tre Kronor golden again!. IIHF.com (20 May 2018). Retrieved on 20 May 2018.
  5. http://2018.iihfworlds.com/en/news/help-us-name-the-mascot/
  6. Two applicants for 2018 : Denmark, Latvia vying to host men's World Championship. IIHF (20 September 2013). Retrieved on 9 April 2014.
  7. IIHF impressed on site visit to Denmark. denmark2018 (9 March 2014). Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved on 9 April 2014.
  8. Groups for 2018
  9. 7 events for 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. denmark2018. Retrieved on 16 May 2017.
  10. On-ice officials named. iihf.com (21 March 2018).
  11. Assignments
  12. Worlds schedule released. iihfworlds.com (8 August 2017).
  13. Worlds schedule released. iihfworlds.com (8 August 2017).

External linksEdit

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FinalEdit

20 May 2018
20:15 (UTC+2)
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–2 GWS
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Royal Arena, Copenhagen
Attendance: 12,490

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Flag of the United States Patrick Kane 10 8 12 20 −2 0 F
Flag of Finland Sebastian Aho 8 9 9 18 +15 2 F
Flag of Canada Connor McDavid 10 5 12 17 +6 10 F
Flag of Sweden Rickard Rakell 10 6 8 14 +7 6 F
Flag of Finland Teuvo Teräväinen 8 5 9 14 +14 8 F
Flag of the United States Cam Atkinson 10 7 4 11 −3 2 F
Flag of Sweden Mika Zibanejad 10 6 5 11 +10 0 F
Flag of Finland Mikko Rantanen 8 5 6 11 +1 6 F
Flag of Sweden Mattias Janmark 10 4 6 10 +8 8 F
Flag of the United States Chris Kreider 10 4 6 10 +7 2 F

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

Goaltending leadersEdit

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 Anders Nilsson 440:00 8 1.09 174 95.40 3
Flag of Denmark Frederik Andersen 362:56 10 1.65 178 94.38 1
Flag of Russia Igor Shestyorkin 204:57 5 1.46 86 94.19 2
Flag of Latvia Elvis Merzļikins 360:35 9 1.50 151 94.04 2
Flag of Finland Harri Säteri 298:31 7 1.41 114 93.86 1

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

AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF.com

Source: IIHF.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Denmark to host Ice Hockey World Championship in 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 To Denmark in 2018
  3. Merk, Martin (29 April 2017). Korea Promoted!. IIHF.com. Retrieved on 29 April 2017.
  4. Tre Kronor golden again!. IIHF.com (20 May 2018). Retrieved on 20 May 2018.
  5. http://2018.iihfworlds.com/en/news/help-us-name-the-mascot/
  6. Two applicants for 2018 : Denmark, Latvia vying to host men's World Championship. IIHF (20 September 2013). Retrieved on 9 April 2014.
  7. IIHF impressed on site visit to Denmark. denmark2018 (9 March 2014). Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved on 9 April 2014.
  8. Groups for 2018
  9. 7 events for 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. denmark2018. Retrieved on 16 May 2017.
  10. On-ice officials named. iihf.com (21 March 2018).
  11. Assignments
  12. Worlds schedule released. iihfworlds.com (8 August 2017).
  13. Worlds schedule released. iihfworlds.com (8 August 2017).

External linksEdit




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