IIHF World Championship

All articles having to do with the multi-tiered annual IIHF World Championship tournament, on the Men's side.

IIHF Worlds: Russia and Slovakia Square Off for Gold

It's medal day at the 2012 IIHF World Championships. The Czechs and Finns play for bronze, while in the main event, Russia meets Slovakia with global hockey supremacy on the line.

IIHF World Championships: Semifinals Open Thread

It's semifinal time at the 2012 IIHF World Championships. Follow the action as Finland takes on Russia and the Czechs and Slovaks square off for hockey supremacy.

IIHF Annual Congress: Jamaica, Qatar Added to IIHF

The IIHF's Annual Congress provided some surprising news regarding new member nations, accepting Qatar as a full member and Jamaica as an associate member. Rene Fasel also delivered a defence of...

IIHF Quarterfinal Recap: Hockey Season's Best Day?

The IIHF World Championships quarterfinals provides everything a hockey fan could wish for: 4 consecutive highly competitive and emotionally destabilizing hockey games. Here's a recap of the 2012...

IIHF Worlds: Quarterfinals Open Thread

It's quarterfinals day at the IIHF World Championships, featuring four games between the world's top eight hockey nations. Canada takes on Slovakia, Russia plays Norway, Finland faces the USA while...

Norway Qualifies for 2014 Olympics in Sochi

The Polar Bears will be back at Sochi in 2014, as the Norwegian national men's hockey team qualified for the Olympics by reaching the quarterfinal at the 2012 IIHF World Championships. The finish...

IIHF World Championships: Time Running out on Denmark, Latvia, and France

The 2012 IIHF World Championships is entering its final week, with two days left of the preliminary round to play. Can Denmark avoid relegation, and can France or Latvia make a last push for a...

IIHF World Championships: What's Done, and What's Ahead

The IIHF World Championships enter their second week with a bang, with two key clashes to determine first place in each group. First the morning starts with Kazakhstan/USA and Italy/Czech Republic,...

IIHF World Championships: Day Seven Open Thread

It's the end of the first week of the IIHF World Championships, and the differences between the top nations and the bottom ones are beginning to be clearly defined. There are some key battlegrounds...

IIHF World Championships: Day Six Open Thread

The preliminary round keeps chugging on at the IIHF World Championships with four more games on Wednesday. Catch the action and comment on the game here, or follow for updates.

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IIHF World Championships: Day 5 Open Thread

It's Day 5 of the IIHF World Championships. Catch all the action and talk about it on Puck Worlds as it happens.

IIHF World Championships: Day 4 Open Thread

Day 4 of the 2012 IIHF World Championships sees Canada take on France, the Czechs facing Norway, Slovakia trying to find their first win against the USA, and neighbours Denmark and Sweden battling...

IIHF World Championships: Day 3 Open Thread

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We're now into the third day of action at the 2012 IIHF World Championships, and each team will be playing in their second game of the tournament today. There are six games total, highlighted by...

IIHF Worlds Recap: Small Swedish Crowds Cause Price Slashing

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Attendance issues have been a major topic so far at the 2012 IIHF World Championships. Find out how big of a reduction Swedish organizers are making in prices, as well as a recap of the first two...

IIHF World Championships: Day 2 Open Thread

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Day 2 of the 2012 IIHF World Championships features four games, including the debuts of Russia, Latvia, Switzerland, and Kazakhstan. In the late games, Canada takes on the USA in Helsinki while...

IIHF World Championships: Day 1 Open Thread

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Six games kick off the 2012 IIHF World Championships in Helsinki and Stockholm. Get informed about the games and keep up with the action as it happens throughout the day.

IIHF World Championship Predictions

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With the IIHF World Championships set to begin, Puck Worlds looks at the field and makes some predictions. Will gold go to hosts Finland, co-hosts Sweden, traditional powers Russia or Canada, or...

2012 IIHF World Championships Preview: The Contenders

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In our final IIHF World Championships preview, Puck Worlds looks at the top five ranked teams in the world, the most recent champions of the tournament. Here we preview Canada, Russia, Czech...

2012 IIHF World Championships: The Pretenders

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It's Part Two of our 2012 IIHF World Championships previews, having a look at the bubble teams, the ones likely to finish outside the medals but compete for a playoff spot. We feature Slovakia,...

2012 IIHF World Championships Preview: The Longshots

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The 2012 IIHF World Championships begin on Friday, May 4 in Stockholm and Helsinki. Here's a preview of some of the teams for whom winning a medal is only a dream at this point, including Italy,...

Easy Fix for Next Year's World Championship Groups

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Usually, right after the final standings are determined, the IIHF releases next year's groups so fans can start planning their trips. Standard procedure, however, has caused the IIHF to consider...

IIHF World Championship Final Standings

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The 2011 IIHF World Championship is now finished. Here are the complete standings from the very top (Finland) to the very bottom (Mongolia).

Third Period Suomi Wave Leads Leijonat to Gold

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After 16 years, Finland is once again the World Champions. Here's how their 6-1 victory over Sweden came about, and a look at the party the win has set off in one of the world's most passionate...

IIHF WC: Rivals Finland, Sweden Go For Gold

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And in the end, it is the age old Finland-Sweden rivalry that caps the 2011 IIHF World Championship in Bratislava, as the two neighbours battle for the gold medal. We've got a full analysis of the...

IIHF WC: Czechs and Russians Battle for Bronze

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It's medal day at the 2011 IIHF World Championship, the culmination of the sixteen day long year end party in Bratislava, Slovakia. In the bronze medal game, last year's gold medal game is replayed...

Kyrgyzstan Joins IIHF, Argentina Recognized for Ice Hockey

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The IIHF welcomed two new nations into the ice hockey's international community on Saturday. Read up on the development of the sport in the central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan and Argentina, who...

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