2019 IIHF World Championship
Majstrovstvá sveta v ľadovom hokeji 2019
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Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Dates 10–26 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)

The 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship were hosted by Slovakia, as announced by the IIHF on 15 May 2015.[1] It was the second time that Slovakia was to host the event as an independent country, as was the case in 2011, the host cities were announced to be Bratislava and Košice. The tournament ran from 10 to 26 May 2019.

Venues[edit | edit source]

Rule changes[edit | edit source]

In December 2018, the IIHF announced changes to the overtime procedures beginning at this tournament: all overtime periods will be 3-on-3 regardless of round (rather than progressing from 3-on-3 to 4-on-4 and 5-on-5 over the course of the tournament), and the gold medal game will no longer go to a shootout; play will continue in 20-minute periods of 3-on-3 until a winning goal is scored.[2]

In the semifinals there will be no set bracket. After the quarterfinals, a re-seeding takes place with the highest seed plays the lowest remaining seed. Seeds are determined by performance in the preliminary round.[3]

Participants[edit | edit source]

Qualified as host
Automatic qualifier after a top 14 placement at the 2018 IIHF World Championship
Qualified through winning a promotion at the 2018 IIHF World Championship Division I

Seeding[edit | edit source]

The seedings in the preliminary round are based on the 2018 IIHF World Ranking, as of the end of the 2018 IIHF World Championship, using the serpentine system. On 22 May 2018, the IIHF and the local organizing committee announced the groups, in which Slovakia and Norway switched places so that Slovakia would play in Košice and the Czech Republic and Austria would play in Bratislava.[4]

Group A (Košice)

Group B (Bratislava)

Rosters[edit | edit source]

Each team's roster consists 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.

Officials[edit | edit source]

16 referees and linesman were announced on 1 March 2019.[5][6]

Referees Linesmen

  • Flag of Austria Manuel Nikolic
  • Flag of Belarus Maxim Sidorenko
  • Flag of Canada Oliver Gouin
  • Flag of Canada Brett Iverson
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Hribik
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Martin Fraňo
  • Flag of Finland Mikko Kaukokari
  • Flag of Finland Aleksi Rantala

  • Flag of Germany Gordon Schukies
  • Flag of Russia Roman Gofman
  • Flag of Russia Yevgeni Romasko
  • Flag of Slovakia Peter Stano
  • Flag of Sweden Linus Öhlund
  • Flag of Sweden Tobias Bjork
  • Flag of the United States Stephen Reneau
  • Flag of the United States Jeremy Tufts

  • Flag of Belarus Dmitri Golyak
  • Flag of Canada Dustin McCrank
  • Flag of Canada Nathan Vanoosten
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Jiří Ondráček
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Miroslav Lhotský
  • Flag of Denmark Rene Jensen
  • Flag of Finland Hannu Sormunen
  • Flag of Finland Lauri Nikulainen

  • Flag of United Kingdom Andrew Dalton
  • Flag of Netherlands Joep Leermakers
  • Flag of Russia Dmitri Shishlo
  • Flag of Russia Gleb Lazarev
  • Flag of Switzerland Roman Kaderli
  • Flag of Sweden Andreas Malmqvist
  • Flag of the United States William Hancock
  • Flag of the United States Brian Oliver

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

The schedule was announced on 15 August 2018.[7]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flag of Canada.png Canada 7 6 0 0 1 36 11 +25 18 Quarterfinals
2 Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 5 0 1 1 22 11 +11 16
3 Flag of Germany.png Germany 7 5 0 0 2 18 18 0 15
4 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 4 1 0 2 27 15 +12 14
5 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia (H) 7 3 1 0 3 28 19 +9 11
6 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 7 1 1 1 4 18 23 −5 6
7 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 7 0 1 0 6 9 41 −32 2[lower-alpha 1]
8 Flag of France.png France (R) 7 0 0 2 5 14 34 −20 2[lower-alpha 1] Relegation to 2020 Division I A
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. Back to Slovakia, Switzerland. iihfworlds2015.com (15 May 2015).
  2. New OT format at Worlds.
  3. Semi-final format changed.
  4. Groups for 2019. iihfworlds.com (15 August 2018).
  5. Referees for Slovakia 2019 assigned. iihf.com (1 March 2019).
  6. Assignments
  7. Slovakia opens vs. USA. iihfworlds.com (15 August 2018).
10 May 2019
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–1 Flag of Canada.png Canada
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 1–4 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
11 May 2019
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 5–4
(GWS)
Flag of France.png France
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3–1 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2–4 Flag of Finland.png Finland
12 May 2019
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 7–1 Flag of France.png France
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 1–2 Flag of Germany.png Germany
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 0–8 Flag of Canada.png Canada
13 May 2019
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 7–1 (ot) Flag of Finland.png Finland
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 5–6 Flag of Canada.png Canada
14 May 2019
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 0–9 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
Germany Flag of Germany.png 4–1 Flag of France.png France
15 May 2019
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6–3 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3–2 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
16 May 2019
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–2 Flag of France.png France
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3–1 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
17 May 2019
France Flag of France.png 3–6 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–0 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
18 May 2019
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 1–7 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Canada Flag of Canada.png 8–1 Flag of Germany.png Germany
United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 1–7 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
19 May 2019
Germany Flag of Germany.png 1–3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
France Flag of France.png 0–3 Flag of Finland.png Finland
20 May 2019
France Flag of France.png 3–4 (ot) Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–0 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
21 May 2019
Finland Flag of Finland.png 2–4 Flag of Germany.png Germany
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2–1 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–0 Flag of the United States.png United States of America


Group B[edit | edit source]

Group B matches were played at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Flag of Russia.png Russia 7 7 0 0 0 36 7 +29 21 Quarterfinals
2 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 7 6 0 0 1 39 14 +25 18
3 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 7 5 0 0 2 41 21 +20 15
4 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 7 4 0 0 3 27 14 +13 12
5 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 7 3 0 0 4 21 20 +1 9
6 Flag of Norway.png Norway 7 2 0 0 5 19 33 −14 6
7 Flag of Italy.png Italy 7 0 1 0 6 5 48 −43 2
8 Flag of Austria.png Austria (R) 7 0 0 1 6 9 40 −31 1 Relegation to 2020 Division I A
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(R) Relegated.
10 May 2019
Russia Flag of Russia.png 5–2 Flag of Norway.png Norway
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 5–2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
11 May 2019
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 9–0 Flag of Italy.png Italy
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 5–2 Flag of Austria.png Austria
Norway Flag of Norway.png 2–7 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
12 May 2019
Russia Flag of Russia.png 5–0 Flag of Austria.png Austria
Italy Flag of Italy.png 0–8 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1–3 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
13 May 2019
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3–0 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Norway Flag of Norway.png 1–9 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
14 May 2019
Italy Flag of Italy.png 0–3 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4–0 Flag of Austria.png Austria
15 May 2019
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4–1 Flag of Norway.png Norway
Russia Flag of Russia.png 10–0 Flag of Italy.png Italy
16 May 2019
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 9–1 Flag of Austria.png Austria
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 6–3 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
17 May 2019
Austria Flag of Austria.png 3–5 Flag of Norway.png Norway
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 8–0 Flag of Italy.png Italy
18 May 2019
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1–3 Flag of Russia.png Russia
Italy Flag of Italy.png 1–7 Flag of Norway.png Norway
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4–3 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
19 May 2019
Austria Flag of Austria.png 0–8 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 0–3 Flag of Russia.png Russia
20 May 2019
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 5–4 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Austria Flag of Austria.png 3–4
(GWS)
Flag of Italy.png Italy
21 May 2019
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 5–4 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
Norway Flag of Norway.png 1–4 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4–7 Flag of Russia.png Russia

Playoff round[edit | edit source]

The playoff round of the 2019 IIHF World Championship will be held from 23 to 26 May 2019. The top four of each preliminary group will qualify for the playoff round.[1]

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

  • Russia defeated United States 4-3
  • Canada defeated Switzerland 3-2 (ot)
  • Czech Republic defeated Germany 5-1
  • Finland defeated Sweden 5-4 (ot)

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

  • Finland defeated Russia 1-0
  • Canada defeated Czech Republic 5-1

Bronze Medal Game[edit | edit source]

  • Russia defeated Czech Republic 3-2 (so)

Gold Medal Game[edit | edit source]

  • Finland defeated Canada 3-1

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Slovakia opens vs. USA. iihfworlds.com (15 August 2018).

External links[edit | edit source]

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