2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
The 70th Ice Hockey World Championships in 2006, the IIHF men were held on the following dates and at the following locations.
As in the previous year participated in these world championships again 45 teams participate.
- Table 2.2.1
- 3.1 Division II, Group A ( in Sofia, Bulgaria) 3.1.1 Games
- 3.1.2 Final Table
- 3.2.1 Games
- 3.2.2 Final Table
- 4.1 Games
- 4.2 Final Table
- 4.3 ascent and descent
The Ice Hockey World Championship for Men 2006 took from 5 to May 21 of the Baltic Republic of Latvia instead. Due to delays in the construction of the new ice stadium in Riga, the IIHF Sweden had nominated as a stand -by organizer, but then finally confirmed to host the championships in Latvia in July 2004. The games were held in the new Riga Arena (capacity 11,000 spectators ) discharged and the discount Arena ( 6,500 spectators ).
The following teams participated: Czech Republic ( defending champion ), Canada, Russia, Sweden, Slovakia, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Slovenia and Denmark, and Norway and Italy (both newly promoted Division I).
With her victory in the final match succeeded the Swedish national team as the first national ever to win both the gold medal in Olympic ice hockey tournament in the same year as to be ice hockey world champions. It was the eighth title for the Scandinavians.
Relegation Round Group G
Final placement of the World Cup
In the intermediate round match between Canada and Latvia, there were some ugly scenes by the Latvian fans.
The audience felt disadvantaged in the first trimester, as this sentence uttered many times against the Latvian team, which could also be used by the Canadians by referee Rick Looker. The audience was so angry that it began towards the end of the first third, throwing objects on the ice. Even hard money has been thrown on the ice, which is difficult to remove. The most curious object was a sneaker. Looker moved before the first intermission to allow the audience to calm down and the ice could be cleaned. So the rest of the first third was replayed after the break and the second third could be played without further incident.
In the third period objects were thrown onto the ice after a new penalty time again. Looker sent the players off the ice again. To calm the situation, the Latvian players Janis Sprukts spoke about the stadium speaker to the audience. He asked the fans about not interfere with the game on, so it could be terminated normally. Then the players came back onto the ice and the game could be finished without further interference by the public. The game ended 11-0 for Canada ( Canada recovered 9 out of 10 powerplay situations).
Division I, Group A ( in Amiens, France)
The matches of Group A Division I found from April 24 to April 30 in Amiens in France. In Group A played: Germany ( relegated from the A- WM), France, Japan, Great Britain, Hungary and Israel ( promoted from Division II).
Division I winning team: Germany
Division I, Group B ( in Tallinn, Estonia)
The matches of Group B of Division I were held to 29 April in Tallinn, Estonia on 23 April. In Group B played: Austria ( relegated from the A- WM), Poland, the Netherlands, Estonia, Lithuania and Croatia ( promoted from Division II).
Ascent and Descent
Division II, Group A ( in Sofia, Bulgaria)
The matches of Group A Division II took place from 27 March to 3 April in Sofia in Bulgaria instead. In Group A played: Romania ( relegated from Division I), Bulgaria, Belgium, Serbia - Montenegro, Spain and South Africa ( promoted from Division III).
Division II, Group B ( in Auckland, New Zealand)
The matches of Group B of Division II were held to 9 April in Auckland in New Zealand from 3. In Group B play: China ( relegated from Division I), South Korea, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand and Mexico ( promoted from Division III).
Ascent and Descent
The Games of the Division III took place between April 29 in Reykjavik in Iceland on 24. In Division III played: Turkey, Iceland (both relegated from Division II), Luxembourg, Ireland and Armenia.