The International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship Division III are an annual sports event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. They are the lowest level of the IIHF World Championships.

The two national teams that finish last in their groups at the Division II are relegated to Division III for next year's World Championships. At the Division III Championship, the two best placed teams are promoted to next year's Division II Championship.

Depending on the number of teams wishing to take part in the championship, some teams may have to take part in an International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship Division III Qualification.

Division III was formed out of the lowest ranked teams of Pool D.

The 2009 IIHF World Championship Division III was played between April 10 and April 16, 2009 in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Division III[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

To be played April 12–18, 2010 in Athens, Greece.

National Team Ranking ^
Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland 42nd
Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg 44th
Flag of Greece.png Greece 46th
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.gif United Arab Emirates --

Group B[edit | edit source]

To be played April 12–18, 2010 in Yerevan, Armenia.

National Team Ranking ^
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 40th
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 43rd
Flag of Mongolia.gif Mongolia 45th
Flag of Armenia.gif Armenia 48th

^ - World Ranking in the 2009 IIHF Men's World Rankings

Year Promoted
2001 No tournament
2002 Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea, Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico
2003 Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand, Flag of Luxembourg.gif Luxembourg
2004 Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland, Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey
2005 Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico, Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
2006 Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland, Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey
2007 Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand, Flag of Ireland.gif Ireland
2008 Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea, Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
2009 Flag of New Zealand.gif New Zealand, Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey

Pool D[edit | edit source]

Champions 1987-2000[edit | edit source]

Year National team
1987 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
1989 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
1990 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
1996 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania
1997 Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia
1998 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
1999 Flag of Spain.gif Spain
2000 Flag of Israel.gif Israel



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