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2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

 

2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2007
2009

The 2008 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships was the 72nd such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams representing 48 countries participated in four levels of competition. The competition also served as qualification for the 2009 competition. In the Division I Championship held in April, Austria and Hungary were promoted to the Championship division, while South Korea and Estonia were demoted to Division II. In the Division II competition, Romania and Australia were promoted, Ireland and New Zealand were relegated to Division III. Greece won the Division III qualification in February, and competed in the Division III competition from March to April. In that competition, North Korea and South Africa were promoted to Division II in 2009.

Contents

  • Championship 1
  • Division I 2
  • Division II 3
  • Division III 4

Championship

Final standings
  1.  Russia
  2.  Canada
  3.  Finland
  4.  Sweden
  5.  Czech Republic
  6.  United States
  7.   Switzerland
  8.  Norway
  9.  Belarus
  10.  Germany
  11.  Latvia
  12.  Denmark
  13.  Slovakia
  14.  France
  15.  Sloveniarelegated to Division I for 2009
  16.  Italyrelegated to Division I for 2009

Division I

Twelve teams comprise Division I. They are broken into two groups, with the winner of each group gaining promotion to the World Championship pool for the following year.

Group A

Final standings
  1.  Austriapromoted to Championship pool for 2009
  2.  Kazakhstan
  3.  Poland
  4.  Great Britain
  5.  Netherlands
  6.  South Korearelegated to Division II for 2009

Group B

Final standings
  1.  Hungarypromoted to Championship pool for 2009
  2.  Ukraine
  3.  Japan
  4.  Lithuania
  5.  Croatia
  6.  Estoniarelegated to Division II for 2009

Division II

Twelve teams comprise Division II. They are also broken into two groups competing to advance into Division I.

Group A

Final standings
  1.  Romaniapromoted to Division I for 2010
  2.  Belgium
  3.  Serbia
  4.  Israel
  5.  Bulgaria
  6.  Irelandrelegated to Division III for 2010

Group B

Final standings
  1.  Australiapromoted to Division I for 2010
  2.  China
  3.  Spain
  4.  Mexico
  5.  Iceland
  6.  New Zealandrelegated to Division III for 2010

Division III

Division III is made up of six teams. The top two in each year’s tournament are promoted to Division II.

Final standings
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