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N e w M e n s & W o m e n IIHF World Ranking s

  • The 2004 IIHF World Championships have come to a close, which means for the first

t i m e e v e r , t h e I I H F W o r l d R a n k i n g , w h i c h w a s s t a r t e d p r i o r t o t h i s y e a r s c h a m p i o n s h i p s was updated to reflect the standings at the end of April. ,

17

KAZ

2410

21

POS

Country

Points

03 POS

18

FRA

2400

18

1

CAN

3000

1

19

ITA

2315

17

2

USA

2900

2

20

POL

2295

19

3

FIN

2775

3

21

NOR

2265

20

4

SWE

2725

4

22

HUN

2060

22

5

RUS

2680

5

23

NED

2015

25

6

GER

2605

6

24

EST

1995

24

7

CHN

2565

7

25

GBR

1990

23

8

SUI

2435

9

26

ROM

1845

26

9

KAZ

2430

8

27

LTU

1720

27

10

JPN

2405

10

28

CHN

1630

28

11

CZE

1590

11

29

SCG

1565

29

12

LAT

1545

15

30

KOR

1455

32

13

FRA

1540

12

31

CRO

1425

31

14

NOR

1510

14

32

BUL

1375

30

15

PRK

1490

13

33

BEL

1345

33

16

DEN

1455

16

34

ESP

1170

34

17

ITA

1385

18

35

AUS

1125

36

18

SVK

1375

17

36

ISR

1035

35

19

NED

1330

19

37

PRK

950

41

20

GBR

1280

20

38

RSA

930

37

21

AUS

1270

22

39

ISL

875

38

22

BEL

1175

21

40

NZL

870

40

23

HUN

1165

24

41

MEX

770

39

24

SLO

990

26

42

LUX

755

42

25

ROM

940

25

43

TUR

690

43

26

AUT

700

--

44

IRL

260

--

27

KOR

600

--

45

ARM

240

--

28

RSA

505

23

The World Ranking is a tool to reflect the long-term quality of the countries' national team program. It is based on awarding points for the final positions in the last four IIHF World Championships and in the last Olympic Ice Hockey Tournament. The 2004 IIHF World Ranking is based on the perfor- mance at the 2004, 2003, 2002, and 2001 World Championships and the 2002 Olympics.

  • This year’s biggest mover in the top ten

on the men’s side was Slovakia, which jum- ped from fifth to third place. Kazakhstan was also a big mover, jumping four spots from 21 to 17. In the top 16, USA and Austria were the only other teams to impro- ve their positions, moving up one spot each.

In the women’s ranking, there was very little movement overall, especially in the top ten, where the only change was Switzerland, which moved from ninth to eighth place, trading places with Kazakhstan.

Women’s 2004 Ranking

1

CAN

3485

1

2

SWE

3400

2

3

SVK

3235

5

4

CZE

3225

3

5

FIN

3195

4

6

USA

3145

7

7

RUS

3105

6

8

GER

2990

8

9

SUI

2920

9

10

LAT

2900

10

11

AUT

2755

12

12

UKR

2720

11

13

BLR

2590

13

14

DEN

2575

14

15

JPN

2440

15

16

SLO

2420

16

POS

Country Men’s 2004 Ranking 03 Point s

POS

June 2004 - Vol 8 - No 3

2005 Austria draw provides rivalries galore

  • Fate was on the side of geographical rivalries at the draw held in Innsbruck on

May 12 to determine the preliminary round groups at the 69th IIHF World Championship in Austria (Vienna and Innsbruck, April 30 – May 15, 2005).

In the early stages there are some key match-ups and solid rivalries as Sweden and Finland both landed in Innsbruck's Group C, while USA and Canada will also be

in Innsbruck in Group B. In Vienna, Group D has the rivalry between Switzerland and Germany to look for- ward to, while in the A Group Russia, and Slovakia will provide fans with a key game early in the champi- onship. Host Austria will have its hands full as it will join Russia and Slovakia in the A Group along with Belarus.

DRAW: IIHF President Rene Fasel, Austrian 800 meter track champion Stephanie Graf and Austrian Ice Hockey President Dieter Kalt at the Austria 2005 draw.

Slovakia

Canada

Sweden

Czech Rep.

Russia

USA

Finland

Germany

Austria

Latvia

Ukraine

Switzerland

Belarus

Slovenia

Denmark

Kazakhstan

The preliminary round groups for the 2005 IIHF World Championship:

Group A (Vienna)

Group B (Innsbruck) Group C (Innsbruck) Group D (Vienna)

  • Austria, which had the option to seed two teams before the draw, selected to

seed Slovakia in Vienna, and defending champion, Canada, was placed in Innsbruck.

The draw continued with the teams of Bowl 4 being drawn into the four groups. The same procedure was applied for the Groups 3,2 and 1 until all 16 teams were slot- ted in four groups, A, B, C and D. The playing schedule will be determined later.

2006 Turin Olympic Groups

At the conclusion of the 2004 IIHF World Championship, the playing groups for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy were finalized. Several nations will also play in qualifi- cation tournaments. Below are the Turin groups and the qualifying groups:

Men’s Olympic Group A

Group C

Canada

Austria

Czech Republic

Ukraine

Finland

Kazakhstan

Germany

Qualifier

Qualifier

Italy

Men’s Preliminary Olympic

Qualification Groups:

Men’s Olympic Group B

(Nov. 11-14, 2004)

Sweden

Slovakia

Group A

USA

France

Russia

Estonia

Qualifier

Romania

Qualifier

Bulgaria

Men’s Final Olympic Qualification Groups: (Feb. 10-13, 2005)

Group A Switzterland Demark Japan Qualifier

Group B

Latvia Belarus Slovenia Qualifier

  • *

    underline denotes hosting team

Group B Poland Netherlands Lithuania Croatia

Group C Norway Hungary China Serbia & Mo

ntenegro

Women’s Olympic Group A Canada Sweden Qualifier Italy

Women’s Olympic Group B USA Finland Qualifier Qualifier

Women’s Qualification Groups: (Nov. 11-14, 2004) Group A Russia Japan Czech Republic

Group B Germany Kazakhstan Latvia Romania

Group C China Switzerland France Norway

  • *

    underline denotes hosting team

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