International Ice Hockey Federation

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Tournament Format

 

The 16 teams are divided into two groups for the Preliminary Round.

The top-four ranked teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals that will be played cross-over. The first-place team in each preliminary-round group plays the fourth-place team of the other group, while the second-place team plays the third-place team of the other group. 1A-4B, 2A-3B, 1B-4A, 2B-3A. The winning teams advance to the semi-finals.

 

Semi-final pairings: Winner 1A-4B vs Winner 2B-3A, Winner 1B-4A vs Winner 2A-3B. Both semi-final games and the medal games will be played in Moscow.

The winning teams of the semi-final games advance to the gold medal game while the semi-final losing teams play for bronze.

Relegation format

The overall bottom ranked two of the 16 teams of the final ranking (see below) will be relegated to the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A.

The 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will consist of 16 teams including the teams of the organizing member national associations, thus neither Germany nor France can be among the two relegated teams.

The teams promoted to the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be the top-two teams of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A.

Note: If the co-hosts for the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship (Germany and France) end up in positions 7 and 8 in Group B during the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, only one team will be relegated – the 8th-ranked team of Group A – and only the winner of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A will be promoted.

Final Ranking / World Ranking

The gold medal game and bronze medal game will determine the final ranking for the top-4 teams. The eliminated teams from the preliminary round plus the losing teams of the quarter-finals will be ranked following their positions in the groups preceding the quarter-final round.

The final ranking will follow the following procedure:
1. Higher position in the group,
2. Higher number of points,
3. Better goal difference,
4. Higher number of goals scored for,
5. Better seeding number

The IIHF World Ranking will be produced after the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. It is based on the rankings of the four most recent IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships and of the last Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament (including qualification tournaments).

Click here for more information on the IIHF World Ranking system.

Three Point System

For all games points shall be awarded as follows:

  • 3 points for the winning team at the conclusion of regulation time
  • 1 point for both teams at the conclusion of regulation time if the game is tied
  • An additional point earned for the team winning the game in a 5-minute overtime period, or the Game Winning Shots Procedure if the teams are still tied following conclusion of the overtime period
  • 0 points for the team losing the game in regulation time

Overtime Operations

If a game is tied at the end of regulation time, a five-minute overtime period shall be played immediately after an intermission of three minutes. The teams will change ends for the overtime period. The game will end when the five minutes has expired or when a goal is scored; the scoring team will be declared the winner. If no goal is scored in the overtime period then the Game Winning Shots Procedure will apply. All overtime periods of any IIHF game shall be played with each team at the numerical strength of four (4) skaters and one (1) goalkeeper.

Overtime procedure in Play-Off Games:

  • In case of a tie at the conclusion of regulation time in a Relegation Playoff, Placement Playoff, Quarter Final, Semi Final and Bronze Medal Game, there will be a 10-minute sudden-death overtime period played, following a three-minute intermission.
  • The teams will change ends for the overtime period.
  • The team, which scores a goal during this period is the winner.
  • In the Gold Medal game there will be a 20-minute sudden-death overtime period, following a 15-minute intermission during which the ice will be resurfaced.
  • The teams will change ends.
  • The team which scores a goal during this period is declared winner.
  • If no goal is scored during the sudden-death overtime, there will be Game Winning Shot (GWS) competition ("shootout") according to the Game Winning Shots Procedure.

Game Winning Shots Procedure

If no goal is scored in the overtime period then the Game Winning Shots (GWS) procedure will apply. The following procedure will be utilized:

  • Shots will be taken at both ends of the ice surface. The 14-meter wide longitudinal centre section of the rink, between the Face-Off Spots in the neutral and end zones, will be dry-scraped by the ice-resurfacing machine prior to the Game Winning Shots during the time required to organize the program accordingly.

  • The procedure will begin with three different shooters from each team taking alternate shots. The players do not need to be named beforehand. Eligible to participate in the Game Winning Shots will be the four goalkeepers and all players from both teams listed on the official game sheet except as specified in article 3 below.

  • Any player whose penalty had not been completed when the overtime period ended is not eligible to be one of the players selected to take the shots and must remain in the penalty box or in the dressing room. Also players serving penalties imposed during the game winning shots must remain in the penalty box or in the dressing room until the end of the procedure.

  • The Referee will call the two captains to the Referee Crease and flip a coin to determine which team takes the first shot. The winner of the coin toss will have the choice whether his team will shoot first or second.

  • The goalkeepers shall defend the same goal as in the overtime period and may remain at their goal creases while the opposing team is taking a shot.

  • The goalkeepers from each team may be changed after each shot.

  • The shots will be taken in accordance with rule 509 of the IIHF Official Rule Book.

  • The players of both teams will take the shots alternately until a decisive goal is scored. The remaining shots will not be taken.

  • If the result is still tied after 3 shots by each team the procedure shall continue with a tie-break shoot-out by one player of each team, with the same or new players with the other team starting to take the tie-break shots. The same player can also be used for each shot by a team in the tie-break shoot-out. The game shall be finished as soon as a duel of two players brings the decisive result.

  • The Official Scorekeeper will record all shots taken, indicating the players, goalkeepers and goals scored.

  • Only the decisive goal will count in the result of the game. It shall be credited to the player who scored and to the goalkeeper concerned.

  • If a team declines to participate in the game winning shots procedure the game will be declared as a loss for that team and the other team will be awarded 3 points for a win. If a player declines to take a shot it will be declared "no score" for his team.

Tie breaking formula

The tie-breaking system for two teams with the same number of points in a standing will be the game between the two teams, the winner of the game taking precedence. 

Due to the fact that the three-point system does not allow a game to end in a tie, then the following tie breaking procedure is applicable when three or more teams are tied in points in a Championship standing.

Should three or more teams be tied on points, then a tie breaking formula will be applied as follows, creating a sub-group amongst the tied teams. This process will continue until only two or none of the teams remain tied. In the case of two tied teams remaining, the game between the two would then be the determining tie-breaker as the game could not end as a tie. In the case of none of the teams being tied, the criteria specified in the respective step applies.

Step 1: Taking into consideration the games between each of the tied teams, a sub-group is created applying the points awarded in the direct games amongst the tied teams from which the teams are then ranked accordingly.

Step 2: Should three or more teams still remain tied in points then the better goal difference in the direct games amongst the tied teams will be decisive. 

Step 3: Should three or more teams still remain tied in points and goal difference then the highest number of goals scored by these teams in their direct games will be decisive

Step 4: Should three or more teams still remain tied in points, goal difference and goals scored then the results between each of the three teams and the closest best-ranked team outside the sub-group will be applied. In this case the tied team with the best result (1. points, 2. goal difference, 3. more goals scored) against the closest best ranked-team will take precedence

Step 5: Should the teams still remain tied, then the results between each of the three teams and the next highest best-ranked team outside the sub-group will be applied.

Step 6: Should the teams still remain tied after these five steps have been exercised then Sport considerations will be applied and the teams will be ranked by their positions coming into the Championship (seeding).

Note: If not all mutual games have been played yet in an ongoing tournament, the tied teams will be ranked in the standings according to the following criteria: 1. Lower number of games played, 2. Goal difference, 3. Goals scored, 4. Positions coming into the Championship.

More information

Click here to download the IIHF’s Rule Book and Sport Regulations.

Player Entry

  • The teams submit the names of the participating players at the first Championship Directorate.
  • The maximum number of players allowed on a Team Registration Form at the beginning of the World Championship is 22 skaters and 3 goalies. The minimum is 15 skaters and 2 goalies.
  • At the first Directorate meeting, the teams must name at least the minimum number of 15 skaters and 2 goalkeepers. The players entered must be present at the championship venue by the time of the Directorate meeting.
  • The remaining players up to the allowed maximum of 22 + 3 must be submitted for players' control two hours before any of the following championship games. Players can be added throughout the tournament until the roster is full.
  • During a game, a team may enter (dress) 20 skaters and 2 goalkeepers on the Official Game Sheet, with the emergency goalkeeper standing by if a goalie entered to the Official Game Sheet is unable to play.

Eligibility

 

To play in the IIHF World Championship, the Olympic ice hockey tournament and the qualifications to these competitions, players must fulfill the following qualification requirements:

 

- Each player must be under the jurisdiction of an IIHF member national association

- Each player must be a citizen of the country he represents. 


Acquiring a new national eligibility (The ‘two-year’ case)

When a player has changed his citizenship or has acquired another citizenship and wants to participate for the first time in an IIHF competition representing his new country he must:

- Prove that he has participated for at least two consecutive hockey seasons and 16 consecutive months (480 days) in the national competitions of his new country after his 10th birthday during which period he has neither transferred to another country nor played ice hockey within any other country.

- Have an international transfer card (ITC) that shows the transfer to the national competition of his new country and which was approved and dated at least 16 months (480 days) prior to his proposed participation.

 

Change of national eligibility (The ‘four-year’ case)

A player, who has previously participated in IIHF competition, can switch national eligibility (but only once in a player's life) if:

- He is a citizen of the new country of his choice.

- He has participated for at least four consecutive years (1460 days) in the national competitions of his new country, during which period he has neither transferred to another country nor played ice hockey within any other country and has not played for his previous country in an IIHF competition during this four year period.

- He has an international transfer card (ITC) that shows the transfer to the national competition of his new country and which was approved and dated at least four years before the start of the IIHF competition in which he wishes to participate.

Ticket Information

 

The ticket sale is organized in three stages beginning in November, December and April respectively. The ticket prices start at 1,500 Rubles (approx. €19).

 

Fans can buy tickets in several ways:

 
For legal entities:

 

Games Package / Game Start sale Cat. 1 Cat. 2 Cat. 3
Single-game tickets Moscow
1 Preliminary round April 2016  4500 RUB
 
 3000 RUB  1875 RUB
1 Quarter-final April 2016  8250 RUB
  
 6750 RUB   4875 RUB 
1 Semi-final April 2016  13500 RUB
 
 11250 RUB   8250 RUB 
1 Bronze medal game April 2016  11250 RUB
 
 8250 RUB  6750 RUB
1 Final April 2016  22500 RUB
 
 18000 RUB  13500 RUB
Single-game tickets St. Petersburg
1 Prel. Round (Games 6, 8, 10, 22, 24, 50) 6 March 2016  3600 RUB
 
 2400 RUB  1500 RUB
1 Prel. Round (Games 10, 26, 30, 34, 36, 40, 44, 52, 54) 6 March 2016  4050 RUB
  
 2700 RUB   1700 RUB 
1 Prel. Round (Games 2, 4,12, 14, 18, 20, 28, 32, 38, 42, 46, 48, 56) 6 March 2016  4500 RUB
 
 3000 RUB   1875 RUB 
1 Quarter-final 6 March 2016  7425 RUB
 
 6075 RUB  4400 RUB
Day Packages Moscow
2 Day Ticket (2 games) 7 Dec. 2015  9 000 RUB
 
 6 000 RUB  3 750 RUB
3 Day Ticket (3 games) 7 Dec. 2015  13 500 RUB
 
 9 000 RUB  5 625 RUB
Day Packages St. Petersburg
2 Day ticket 10 May (SVK-GER/HUN-FRA)
 
27 Jan. 2016  7 200 RUB
 
 4 800 RUB  3 000 RUB
2 Day ticket 13 May (USA-HUN/GER-BLR); Day ticket 16 May (CAN-FRA/GER-HUN)
 
27 Jan. 2016  8 100 RUB
 
 5 400 RUB  3 400 RUB
2 Day ticket 11 May (SVK-BLR/FIN-HUN); Day ticket 12 May 12th (USA-FRA/CAN-GER); Day ticket 15 May (GER-USA/SVK-FIN)
 
27 Jan. 2016  8 550 RUB
 
 5 700 RUB  3 575 RUB
2 Day ticket 6 May (USA-CAN/FIN-BLR); Day ticket 9 May (BLR-CAN/FIN-USA)
 
27 Jan. 2016  9 000 RUB
 
 6 000 RUB  3 750 RUB
3 Day ticket 7 May (SVK-HUN/FRA-GER/BLR-USA)
 
27 Jan. 2016  11 250 RUB
 
 7 500 RUB  4 700 RUB
3 Day ticket 8 May (HUN-CAN/FIN-GER/FRA-SVK); Day ticket 17 May (USA-SVK/BLR-FRA/CAN-FIN)
 
27 Jan. 2016  12 600 RUB
 
 8 400 RUB  5 250 RUB
3 Day ticket 14 May (FRA-FIN/HUN-BLR/CAN-SVK)
 
27 Jan. 2016  13 050 RUB
 
 8 700 RUB  5 445 RUB
All games at a venue
34 Venue Package Moscow 6 Nov. 2015  193 087,5 RUB
 
 138 937,5 RUB  94 050 RUB
Preliminary-Round Ticket
28 Group Package Moscow 6 Nov. 2015  119 700 RUB
 
 79 800 RUB  49 875 RUB
Team Ticket (Preliminary Round)
7 Team Ticket Moscow 6 Nov. 2015  31 500 RUB
 
 21 000 RUB  13 125 RUB
Final Round Ticket 
6 Final Round Package Moscow 6 Nov. 2015  77 250 RUB
 
 62 250 RUB  46 500 RUB
2 1/4-Final Package St. Petersburg 29 Dec. 2015  14 850 RUB

 12 150 RUB  8 775 RUB
Final Weekend 
4 Final Weekend Ticket Moscow 6 Nov. 2015  60 750 RUB  48 750 RUB  36 750 RUB

Mascot

 

Laika was named as official mascot of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship to be held from 6 to 22 May in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

 

The presentation of the official mascot took place at the evening show “Vecherny Urgent” on Channel One. The guests of the show were the Vladislav Tretiak, the President of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia who was heading the jury of the mascot competition, and two-time world champion and former national team captain Alexei Morozov.

The official mascot of the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship was selected by members of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia (FHR).

The other finalists were “Kot Matros” (Sailor Cat), “Samovar Dyumok” (Vaporing Samovar) and “Russki Bogatyr” (Russian Giant).

MASCOT Greybg

TV Listings

 

The 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will be broadcast in 160 countries and territories.

 

Click here for the list of broadcasters.

Adding visibility in territories where no or no conflicting media rights agreements are in place, a high quality live video streaming service will be offered online on the event's YouTube channel.

Coaching Symposium

 

During the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship the IIHF International Coaching Symposium will take place, from 13 to 15 May in Moscow.

 

The symposium is organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation, the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia and the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.

The main topics will be the head coach’s role as a team leader, key tendencies in hockey worldwide and features of a modern training process.

The majority of speakers are head coaches with great international, NHL and KHL experience.

The symposium will be held in English and Russian with simultaneous translation.

Dates:
13-15 May 2016

Location:
Conference hall, Hotel Holiday Inn, Rusakovskaya street 24, Moscow, Russian Federation

Registration Fee:
280 Euro
380 Euro (accommodation included)
Please note that registration fee is non-refundable.

Registration Fee includes:
Symposium attendance, participant’s material package, lunch, coffee and snack breaks, three tickets to the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship games (one ticket per person per game).

Registration deadline:
22 April 2016

Registration:
Elena Stolyarchuk
Manager of department of sport programs
City booking & travel centre
Phone: +7(962) 928-14-02
E-mail: [email protected]

Questions:
Daniil Kupriyanov
Coordinator Russian Men’s National Team 
Russian Ice Hockey Federation
Phone: +7(964) 728-11-42
E-mail: [email protected]

Registration Form
Tentative Program

Speakers:

Boris Mayorov (RUS) - Honoured Coach
Olympic Gold Medal (2 times), Soviet Champion (3 times), Finnish Liiga Champion, IIHF Hall of Fame member

Vladimir Yurzinov (RUS) - Honoured Coach, Senior Advisor of the Russian men's national team 

Canada Cup Champion, World Championship Gold Medal (7 times), Finnish Liiga Champion (2 times), European Cup Champion (3 times), Olympic Silver Medal (3x Gold, 2x Silver, 1x Bronze), NLA Coach of the Year, IIHF Hall of Fame member, Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame member.

Mike Keenan (CAN) - Senior Advisor of Metallurg Magnitogorsk (KHL)
OMJHL Champion, AHL Calder Cup Champion, Canada Cup Champion, NHL Stanley Cup Champion, KHL Gagarin Cup Champion.

Darius Kasparaitis (RUS) - Hockey expert, long-time NHL player
Olympic Medallist (1x Gold, 1x Silver, 1x Bronze), U20 WJC Gold Medal, U20 WJC Silver Medal, U20 WJC Best Defenceman.

Alexei Yashin (RUS) - Hockey Expert
U20 WJC Gold Medal, World Championship Gold Medal, NHL All-Star Game (3 times), Olympic Silver Medal, Olympic Bronze Medal, World Championship Bronze Medal, KHL Most Assists.

Alexander Khavanov (RUS) - Hockey Expert
Defender who played 5 seasons at NHL, Russia Champion, NLA Champion.

John Jansson (SWE) - Psychological coach of Frolunda (SHL)
U20 WJC Champion, CHL Champion.

Roger Ronnberg (SWE) - Head Coach of Frolunda Gothenburg (SHL)
U20 WJC Champion, U20 WJC Silver Medal, CHL Champion.

Erkka Westerlund (FIN) – Head Coach of Jokerit Helsinki (KHL)
Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame, SM-liiga Champion, Olympic Silver Medal, Olympic Bronze Medal, World Championship Bronze Medal, World Championship Silver Medal

Sergei Nemchinov (RUS) – General Manager of Torpedo Ust-Kamenogorsk (VHL/Kazakhstan)
U20 WJC Gold Medal (2 times), NHL Stanley Cup Champion, Russia Champion
U20 WJC Bronze Medal (2 times)

Mark Crawford (CAN) – Head Coach of the ZSC Lions Zurich (NLA)
AHL Coach of the Year, NHL Coach of the Year, NHL Stanley Cup Champion, NLA Champion, NLA Media Best Coach, Swiss Cup Winner

Kirill Fastovski (RUS) – General manager of Sibir Novosibirsk (KHL), KHL Bronze Medal

Vladislav Zankovets (BLR) - Conditioning coach of Dynamo Minsk (KHL)

Hannu Nykvist (FIN) - Goalie coach of Red Bull Salzburg (Austria)

Norbert Javorcik (SVK) – Coach of Slovakia  U20, U18/U20 WJC Bronze Medal

Past Medallists

IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships
Year Gold Silver Bronze Venue
1920  Canada USA Czechoslovakia Antwerp (Olympics)
1924  Canada USA Great Britain Chamonix (Olympics)
1928  Canada Sweden Switzerland St. Moritz (Olympics)
1930  Canada Germany Switzerland Chamonix, Berlin, Vienna
1931  Canada USA Austria Krynica
1932  Canada USA Germany Lake Placid (Olympics)
1933  USA Canada Czechoslovakia Prague
1934  Canada USA Germany Milan
1935  Canada Switzerland Great Britain Davos
1936  Great Britain Canada USA Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Olympics)
1937  Canada Great Britain Switzerland London
1938  Canada Great Britain Czechoslovakia Prague
1939  Canada USA Switzerland Basle, Zurich
1940-1946 No championships (World War II)
1947  Czechoslovakia Sweden Austria Prague
1948  Canada Czechoslovakia Switzerland St. Moritz (Olympics)
1949  Czechoslovakia Canada USA Stockholm
1950  Canada USA Switzerland London
1951  Canada Sweden Switzerland Paris
1952  Canada USA Sweden Oslo (Olympics)
1953  Sweden FR Germany Switzerland Zurich, Basle
1954  Soviet Union Canada Sweden Stockholm
1955  Canada Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Krefeld, Dortmund, Cologne
1956  Soviet Union USA Canada Cortina (Olympics)
1957  Sweden Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Moscow
1958  Canada Soviet Union Sweden Oslo
1959  Canada Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Prague, Bratislava
1960  USA Canada Soviet Union Squaw Valley (Olympics)
1961  Canada Czechoslovakia Soviet Union Geneva, Lausanne
1962  Sweden Canada USA Colorado Springs, Denver
1963  Soviet Union Sweden Czechoslovakia Stockholm
1964  Soviet Union Sweden Czechoslovakia Innsbruck (Olympics)
1965  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Sweden Tampere
1966  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Canada Ljubljana
1967  Soviet Union Sweden Canada Vienna
1968  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Canada Grenoble (Olympics)
1969  Soviet Union Sweden Czechoslovakia Stockholm
1970  Soviet Union Sweden Czechoslovakia Stockholm
1971  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Sweden Berne, Geneva
1972  Czechoslovakia Soviet Union Sweden Prague
1973  Soviet Union Sweden Czechoslovakia Moscow
1974  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Sweden Helsinki
1975  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Sweden Munich, Dusseldorf
1976  Czechoslovakia Soviet Union Sweden Katowice
1977  Czechoslovakia Sweden Soviet Union Vienna
1978  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Canada Prague
1979  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Sweden Moscow
1981  Soviet Union Sweden Czechoslovakia Gothenburg, Stockholm
1982  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Canada Helsinki, Tampere
1983  Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Canada Dusseldorf, Dortmund, Munich
1985  Czechoslovakia Canada Soviet Union Prague
1986  Soviet Union Sweden Canada Moscow
1987  Sweden Soviet Union Czechoslovakia Vienna
1989  Soviet Union Canada Czechoslovakia Stockholm, Sodertalje
1990  Soviet Union Sweden Czechoslovakia Berne, Fribourg
1991  Sweden Canada Soviet Union Turku, Helsinki, Tampere
1992  Sweden Finland Czechoslovakia Prague, Bratislava
1993  Russia Sweden Czech Republic Dortmund, Munich
1994  Canada Finland Sweden Bolzano, Canazei, Milan
1995  Finland Sweden Canada Stockholm, Gavle
1996  Czech Republic Canada USA Vienna
1997  Canada Sweden Czech Republic Helsinki, Turku, Tampere
1998  Sweden Finland Czech Republic Zurich, Basle
1999  Czech Republic Finland Sweden Oslo, Lillehammer, Hamar
2000  Czech Republic Slovakia Finland St. Petersburg
2001  Czech Republic Finland Sweden Cologne, Hanover, Nuremberg
2002  Slovakia Russia Sweden Gothenburg, Karlstad, Jonkoping
2003  Canada Sweden Slovakia Helsinki, Turku, Tampere
2004  Canada Sweden USA Prague, Ostrava
2005  Czech Republic Canada Russia Vienna, Innsbruck
2006  Sweden Czech Republic Finland Riga
2007  Canada Finland Russia Moscow, Mytishi
2008  Russia Canada Finland Quebec City, Halifax
2009  Russia Canada Sweden Berne, Zurich-Kloten
2010  Czech Republic Russia Sweden Cologne, Mannheim, Gelsenkirchen
2011  Finland Sweden Czech Republic Bratislava, Kosice
2012  Russia Slovakia Czech Republic Helsinki, Stockholm
2013  Sweden Switzerland USA Stockholm, Helsinki
 2014  Russia Finland Sweden Minsk, Belarus
2015  Canada Russia USA Prague, Ostrava
2016  Canada Finland  Russia  Moscow, St. Petersburg

 

Notes:

  All Olympic Ice Hockey Tournaments between 1920 and 1968 also counted as World Championships.
  In the Olympic years 1980, 1984 and 1988, no IIHF World Championships were staged.
         
IIHF Ice Hockey European Championships
Year Gold Silver Bronze Venue
1910  Great Britain Germany Belgium Les Avants
1911  Bohemia Germany Belgium Berlin
1912  Championship annulled
1913  Belgium Bohemia Germany Munich
1914  Bohemia Germany Belgium Berlin
1915-1920 No championships (World War I)
1921  Sweden Czechoslovakia (only two teams) Stockholm
1922  Czechoslovakia Sweden Switzerland St. Moritz
1923  Sweden France Czechoslovakia Antwerp
1924  France Sweden Switzerland Milan
1925  Czechoslovakia Austria Switzerland Strbske Pleso, Stary Smokovec
1926  Switzerland Czechoslovakia Austria Davos
1927  Austria Belgium Germany Vienna
1929  Czechoslovakia Poland Austria Budapest
1932  Sweden Austria Switzerland Berlin
         
Notes:
  Berlin 1932 was the last separate IIHF European Championship event.
  European Championships medals were awarded to the European participants of the IIHF World Championships until 1991.

World Ranking

 

The 2016 IIHF Men's World Ranking includes the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships played between 2013 and 2016 as well as the 2014 Olympics.

 

The IIHF World Ranking is a tool to reflect the long-term quality of the countries' national team programs, taking into consideration the results over four years. It is used to determine the seeding in the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship as well as to determine the seeding and which teams are automatically qualified for Olympic Winter Games

Click here for more information on the IIHF World Ranking system.

2016 IIHF Men's World Ranking

      Points Movement
1   Canada 3495 0
2   Russia 3380 0
3   Finland 3355 +1
4   USA 3290 +1
5   Sweden 3275 -2
6   Czech Republic 3210 0
7   Switzerland 2910 0
8   Slovakia 2870 0
9   Belarus 2820 0
10   Germany 2815 +3
11   Norway 2765 0
12   Latvia 2730 -2
13   Denmark 2700 +2
14   France 2655 -2
15   Slovenia 2530 -1
16   Kazakhstan 2470 +1
17   Austria 2440 -1
18   Italy 2345 0
19   Hungary 2325 0
20   Poland 2175 +2
21   Japan 2140 -1
22   Ukraine 2105 -1
23   Korea 2090 0
24   Great Britain 2020 0
25   Lithuania 1900 +1
26   Croatia 1825 +1
27   Netherlands 1825 -2
28   Estonia 1755 +1
29   Romania 1735 -1
30   Spain 1550 +1
31   Serbia 1520 -1
32   Belgium 1300 +2
33   Mexico 1290 -1
34   Israel 1250 -1
35   Iceland 1240 0
36   Australia 1160 0
37   China 1075 +1
38   New Zealand 1000 -1
39   Bulgaria 870 0
40   DPR Korea 825 +2
41   Turkey 805 0
42   South Africa 795 -2
43   Luxembourg 680 0
44   Georgia 635 +1
45   Hong Kong 545 +1
46   Bosnia & Herzegovina 390 +1
47   United Arab Emirates 340 -3
48   Ireland 65 0
49   Greece 60 0
50   Mongolia 50 0

 
IIHF Men's World Ranking as of 22 May 2016.

Contacts

International Ice Hockey Federation

Address Headquarters:
Brandschenkestrasse 50, Postfach, 8027 Zurich, Switzerland

Tel. +41 44 562 22 00
Fax +41 44 562 22 29
E-mail Office: [email protected]
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2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organization Committee

Address:
Skatertny per. 4/2, Moscow, 121069, Russia

Tel. +7 (495) 690-21-63
E-mail: [email protected]