Jump to content

Welcome to Totallympics, the home of Olympic Sports!

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to other members, get your own private messenger, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Login | Create an Account


Sign in to follow this  
hckosice

Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships 2017

Recommended Posts

hckosice    1,421

:SWESweden :champion:won 10th World title, first after 4 years. "Tre Kronor" after a traditional slow (not really convincing) start in the preliminary round where they just played what they had to do, restarted everything in the knockout phase and showed how extremely strong and skilled roster they have send to Cologne/paris this year. All in all deserved world title for Sweden.

 

Silver for Canada, The Canadians as always came with a great team, this year it wasn´t a so unbeatable team as it was in previous editions, but still it was a very strong team, and what is more important, this team was composed from players which have really good preconditions for the european sized rinks, they proved it during the tournament.

 

Bronze for Russia, just like last year. The Russians once again focused mainly on the KHL players and it worked well, especially the "killing" line with Dadonov, Shipachyov and Panarin showed some fantastic hockey, just bringing memories of the best years of the legendary ex-USSR hockey team, pity for the Znarok team that Mozyakin did injured too early, Russia missed definitely his goals in the KO round.

 

4th Finished Finland. A bit strange (partly succesful and partly disappointing) tournament for the Suomi. Finland came here with a rejuvenated and inexperienced team, focused mainly on the last years U20 world champions, Unfortunately they struggled too much in the preliminary round, giving them a much harder way in the elimination round, however Finland succeeded eliminating a strong SA team and passed to the final four.

 

5th United States, another newly fresh rejuvenated roster but composed from already big NHL names, Larkin, Eichel, Gaudreau what to say more, their hockey was awesome and highly watchable. USA even won tough group with Russia and Sweden, but didn´t avoid a traditional US mens top division flop, this time in the quarterfinal against Finland. But the future looks definitely very promising for this USA team.

 

6th Switzerland. Very good tournament for the swiss, team composed especially from players of the local NLA showed how Switzerland worked very well with youngs in the past years, This team presented a very intelingent smart hockey, everyone knew whats his duty and where his place. Tactically Switzerland was the best team of the tournament. They are with Sweden the only team who defeated Canada. Despite a great 2nd place of the group they lost to Sweden in QF meaning the end of the medal dreams.

 

7th Czech Republic. The Czechs send a strong team composed partially with great NHL stars like Voráček, Plekanec, Sobotka or Gudas and mixed them with young talents from european leagues. It worked pretty well, the czechs played a solid group phase, losing only to Canada and Switzerland. Unfortunately for them the defeat from SUI cost them the tournament, since it resulted on 3rd group place and a quarterfinal against the eternal rival from Russia.

 

8th Germany. one of the co-host fully achieved their goal, reaching the quarterfinals. Also did great job with even more promoting hockey in the country, the biggest boost was the help of their NHL stars, especially when Draisaitl and Grubauer arrived directly after their teams have been eliminated in the Stanley Cup, the German team started to play some very good and attractive hockey, what wasn´t always the fact in the past.

 

9th France, the second host. unfortunately for the "les Bleus" they didn´t repeated the German result and didn´t earned the play-off round. But it was very close, the lose in first match with Norway is the main factor, maybe it was about nervosity, because since then the French team passionated fans with excellent play and team spirit, managed to beat Finland for the first time for example. This was also the last tournament for the iconic legends Cristobal Huet and Laurent Meunier...I even can not immagine France playing without them, they were here practically each one year...

 

10th Latvia, Great and not very expected result for the Baltic team, Bob Hartley on the bench leading Latvia for the first time almost surprised the whole world with qualifying them to the quarterfinals, it was very very close a shootout lose to Germany in the final preliminary round game. Even if the feelings are bad right now they showed that they are in good way, and in the near future Latvia with this team and coach can aspire for some very interesting results.

 

11th Norway, fought hard for the play-offs until the end, but too many mistakes and disastrous penalty killing were too much for their hopes. anyway, Norway with a mixed team of experienced and inexperienced players and new coach and visions showed some potential for the future. if they will find how avoid too many stupid penalties and improve their discipline, they definitely can be a quarterfinal threat already next year.

 

12th Denmark, The Danes had the next year host immunity, so they played without any bigger pressure, it was clearly visible, they tested many playing systems during the tournament for next year which is their huge goal, but this year presented some high and low moments.

 

13th Belarus, Disastrous tournament for the Belarussian, team, a very very bad start of the tournament was wspecially mentally very problematic for them, they suddenly somehow stopped to play and started to lost each match, But the win over Slovenia came at the best moment for them and resulted in the maintain among the elite..since then we saw better and calm play from them and win in last game against Norway.

 

14th Slovakia...the worst ever result of our national team...it´s hard to write national team, because it wasn´t. it was just a team composed of rookies and inexperienced youngs from our and czech league, because anyone better wanted to come...I will not restart to write all our problems..I wrote them many times those days..so just let it be..and hopefully we will be able to solve them and calm our situation and next year in Denmark we will play with our best pplayers and attack higher places.

 

15th Slovenia, Pity, this team has skills and potential, and deserved to stay here, but too much penalties and unlucky moments in defensive play cost them once again a maintain after their comeback among the elite. Slovenia lost all matches and will be once again rlegated to Division I Group A next year, they will be replaced by Austria in top division 2018.

 

Last 16th finished Italy. very very brutal tournament for them, they were so close of a success and maintain, but 2 last minutes in games against Slovakia, Latvia and Denmark send them back quickly to Division I Group A 2018 without winning a single match here. Next year Italy will be replaced by a absolute newby South Korea.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    1,421

MEN'S

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017

 

  wrf9LxXd6EY3utGNbnTjfx9cXP8PrU56wldX6EgA

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Knockout Round

 

Bronze Medal Match
Central European Summer Time (GMT +2)
Finland FIN.gif 3 - 5 RUS.gifRussia
Period-by-Period: 0-1, 1-3, 2-1
May 21st 2016, h. 16:15, LANXESS Arena, Cologne
 
HIGHLIGHTS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    1,421

MEN'S

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017

 

  wrf9LxXd6EY3utGNbnTjfx9cXP8PrU56wldX6EgA

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

Knockout Round

 

Gold Medal Match
Central European Summer Time (GMT +2)
  Sweden SWE.gif GWS2 - 1 CAN.gif Canada
Period-by-Period: 0-0, 1-0, 0-1, OT: 0-0, GWS: 1-0
May 21st 2016, h. 20:45, LANXESS Arena, Cologne

Goals: 40. Hedman, winning shootout Bäckström - 42. O'Reilly (Marner, MacKinnon)

Referees: Jeřábek (CZE), Stricker (SUI)

Linesmens: Otmakhov (RUS), Suominen (FIN)

Penalties: 4:5 all for 2 min.

Power Play Goals: 0:1

Shorthanded Goals: 1:0

Attendance: 17.363


Sweden: H. Lundqvist - Stralman, Hedman, Ekman-Larsson, Brodin, Edler, J. Klingberg, Holm - Lindholm, Rask, Landeskog - Nylander, Bäckström, Lindberg - Everberg, Karlsson, Nordström - J. Lundqvist, Krüger, Eriksson Ek – Söderberg

Canada: Pickard – Parayko, Vlasic, Demers, de Haan, Morrissey, Matheson, Lee – MacKinnon, Scheifele, Skinner - Simmonds, Giroux, O'Reilly - Duchene, Couturier, Killorn - Marner, Point, Konecny - Schenn.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Finnator123    86

We fought hard and even made a stunning comeback, but sadly that wasn't enough :(
4th place was still amazing result from us :)  Thank god USA was "Normal US Hockey" Team , when the games mattered in the WC :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Agger    296
8 hours ago, hckosice said:

12th Denmark, The Danes had the next year host immunity, so they played without any bigger pressure, it was clearly visible, they tested many playing systems during the tournament for next year which is their huge goal, but this year presented some high and low moments.

 

 

It should also be mentioned that being next year's hosts has meant that some of our NHL players decided not to play this year to be sure they can do so next year if they aren't playing for the Cup.

We could surely have used some of those guys.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    1,421
3 hours ago, Agger said:

 

It should also be mentioned that being next year's hosts has meant that some of our NHL players decided not to play this year to be sure they can do so next year if they aren't playing for the Cup.

We could surely have used some of those guys.

 

Right :yes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    1,421

MEN'S

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017

 

  wrf9LxXd6EY3utGNbnTjfx9cXP8PrU56wldX6EgA

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

POWER RANKING

As of May 21st, 2017

 

Sweden tops our final Power Rankings of 2017 after its thrilling 2-1 shootout win over Canada in the gold medal game. Russia is third. See you next year!

 

1.  Sweden  Sweden:  King Henrik, you will reign forever :bowdown:
2.  Canada  Canada:  Shootouts + Swedes = bad news :p
3.  Russia  Russia:  Comrade Yzerman and the Tampa Politburo congratulate you! :d
4.  Finland  Finland:  2016 was better, apart from all the dead celebrities
5.  USA United States:  We need to get younger :lol:
6.  Suisse  Switzerland:  Obviously, William Tell had a tough tournament
7.  Czech  Czech Republic:  Wanna watch some old Robert Reichel highlights?
8.  Germany  Germany:  Well, we tried...now, getting back to Bayern Munich... :roflmao:
9.  France France:  Voulez-vous jouer au hockey avec moi ce soir?
10.  Latvia Latvia:  Our beer is better, Belarus! (Love ya!)
11.  Norway  Norway:  Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue
12.  Denmark Denmark:  Hamlet 2018: “Something is hockey in the state of Denmark” :bounce:
13.  Belarus  Belarus:  Our beer is cheaper, Latvia! (Love ya too!)
14.  Slovakia  Slovakia:  Last time we won gold, Tomas Tatar was 11 :coffee:
15.  Slovenia Slovenia:  See ya in Korea! BTW, Olympics rule
16.  Italy Italy:  When all else fails, there is pizza :p

 

 

Previous Editions

May 5th

May 7th

May 10th

May 12th

May 14th

May 16th

May 18th

May 20th

 

 

*The Power Rankings are for the enjoyment of IIHF.com readers, and reflect the progress of teams during the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. They are distinct from the official standings and IIHF World Ranking.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    1,421

MEN'S

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017

 

wrf9LxXd6EY3utGNbnTjfx9cXP8PrU56wldX6EgA

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

DAY 15

(Medal Matches)

The BEST OF

 

 

Trophy Celebration

 

Spoiler

 

 

Top 3 Goals of the Day 15

 

Spoiler

 

 

Top 3 Saves of the Day 15

 

Spoiler

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    1,421

MEN ' S

IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

UNOFFICIAL FINAL STANDING

 

RANK NATION 2018 WCh
1 :SWE Sweden A
2 :CAN Canada A
3 :RUS Russia A

4

:FIN Finland A
5 :USA United States A
6 :SUI Switzerland A
7 :CZE Czech Republic A
8 :GER Germany A
9 :FRA France A
10 :LAT Latvia A
11 :NOR Norway A
12 :DEN Denmark A
13 :BLR Belarus A
14 :SVK Slovakia A
15 :SLO Slovenia I A
16 :ITA Italy I A
17 :AUT Austria A
18 :KOR South Korea A
19 :KAZ Kazakhstan I A
20 :POL Poland I A
21 :HUN Hungary I A
22 :UKR Ukraine I B
23 :GBR Great Britain I A
24 :JPN Japan I B
25 :LTU Lithuania I B
26 :EST Estonia I B
27 :CRO Croatia  I B
28 :NED Netherlands II A
29 :ROU Romania I B
30 :AUS Australia II A
31 :SRB Serbia II A
32 :BEL Belgium II A
33 :ISL Iceland II A
34 :ESP Spain II B
35 :CHN China  II A
36 :NZL New Zealand II B
37 :ISR Israel II B
38 :PRK North Korea II B
39 :MEX Mexico II B
40 :TUR Turkey III
41 :LUX Luxembourg II B
42 :BUL Bulgaria III
43 :GEO Georgia III
44 :HKG Hong Kong III
45 :RSA South Africa III
46 :TPE Chinese Taipei III
47 :UAE United Arab Emirates III qualif.
48 :BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina -

 

 

*Next year Kuwait and Turkmenistan will experience their IIHF world championships program debuts, both will play with UAE the newly formed Division III Qualification Tournament. Bosnia and Herzegovina will not compete next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    1,421

MEN'S

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017

 

wrf9LxXd6EY3utGNbnTjfx9cXP8PrU56wldX6EgA

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

The BEST OF

 

:SWE SWEDEN :SWE  

World Champions 2017

 

 

 

Top 10 Goals of the 2017 Worlds

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
hckosice    1,421

MEN'S

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

2017

 

wrf9LxXd6EY3utGNbnTjfx9cXP8PrU56wldX6EgA

 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

The BEST OF 

Best moves, hits and bloopers of the WCh 2017

 

 

 

Top 10 Saves of the 2017 Worlds

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Belle    20

Still happy for Sweden's gold. I hope we soon overtake Czech Republic in medal table. Go Sweden. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×