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The 2009 Men's World Ice Hockey Championship is the 73rd such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams representing 46 countries will participate in four levels of competition. The competition will also serve as qualifications for the 2010 competition. In the Division I Championship held in April, Kazakhstan and Italy were promoted to the Championship division, while Australia and Romania were demoted to Division II. In the Division II competition, Serbia and South Korea were promoted, North Korea and South Africa were relegated to Division III. In the Division III competition, New Zealand and Turkey were promoted to Division II for 2009.

The 2009 IIHF World Championship was held in Switzerland between April 24th and May 10th, 2009 with events being held in both Bern and Kloten. Russia won the championship with 2-1 in a final against Canada.

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Championship

The Championship comprises the top sixteen hockey nations in the world. After being out of the Championship division for 70 years Hungary was promoted only to be demoted again for the 2010 competition.

Final standings
  1.  Russia
  2.  Canada
  3.  Sweden
  4.  United States of America
  5.  Finland
  6.  Czech Republic
  7.  Latvia
  8.  Belarus
  9.  Switzerland
  10.  Slovakia
  11.  Norway
  12.  France
  13.  Denmark
  14.  Austriarelegated to Division I for 2010
  15.  Germany*
  16.  Hungaryrelegated to Division I for 2010

* Hosts of the 2010 WC, therefore exempt from relegation.

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.  Kazakhstanpromoted to Championship pool for 2010
  2.  Slovenia
  3.  Japan
  4.  Lithuania
  5.  Croatia
  6.  Australiarelegated to Division II for 2010

Group B

Final standings
  1.  Italypromoted to Championship pool for 2010
  2.  Ukraine
  3.  United Kingdom
  4.  Poland
  5.  Netherlands
  6.  Romaniarelegated to Division II for 2010

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.  Serbiapromoted to Division I for 2010
  2.  Estonia
  3.  China
  4.  Iceland
  5.  Israel
  6.  North Korearelegated to Division III for 2010

Group B

Final standings
  1.  South Koreapromoted to Division I for 2010
  2.  Belgium
  3.  Spain
  4.  Bulgaria
  5.  Mexico
  6.  South Africarelegated 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
  1.  New Zealandpromoted to Division II for 2010
  2.  Turkeypromoted to Division II for 2010
  3.  Luxembourg
  4.  Greece
  5.  Ireland
  6.  Mongolia

External links

  • Ice Hockey World Championships 2009 official website
  • Ice Hockey World Championships 2009 Division 1 Group B official city website
  • POLAND - Ice Hockey World Championships 2009 Division 1 Group B
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