2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship
Tournament details
Host country Slovakia
Dates25 June – 1 July
Teams8
Venue(s)Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
Final positions
Champions 
 United States (7th title)
Runner-up 
 Finland
Third place 
 Czech Republic
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played23
Goals scored220 (9.57 per match)
Attendance6,331 (275 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Teemu Lepaus (22 pts)
2015

The 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship was the 20th and final IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship, an international inline hockey tournament run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The World Championship runs alongside the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I tournament and took place between 25 June and 1 July 2017 in Bratislava, Slovakia at the Ondrej Nepela Arena. The tournament was won by the United States, earning their seventh World Championship title. Finland finished in second place and the Czech Republic in third after defeating Sweden in the bronze medal match.

Qualification

Seven of the eight teams automatically qualified for the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship while the eighth spot was awarded to the winner of the 2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I tournament. The 2015 Division I tournament was won by Croatia who defeated Australia in the final to earn promotion to the World Championship.[1]

Seeding and groups

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the final standings at the 2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship and 2015 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I.[3] The World Championship groups are named Group A and Group B while the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Division I tournament use Group C and Group D, as both tournaments were held in Bratislava, Slovakia.[3] The teams were grouped accordingly by seeding at the previous year's tournament (in parenthesis is the corresponding seeding):[3]

Preliminary round

Eight participating teams were placed in the following two groups. After playing a round-robin, every team advanced to the Playoff round.

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 United States 3 3 0 0 0 24 5 +19 9
 Slovakia 3 2 0 0 1 17 18 –1 6
 Canada 3 1 0 0 2 16 18 –2 3
 Croatia 3 0 0 0 3 5 21 –16 0
25 June 2017
14:00
Canada 6 – 1
(3–0, 1–0, 0–1, 2–0)
 CroatiaOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 248
25 June 2017
18:00
Slovakia 1 – 8
(0–1, 0–4, 1–2, 0–1)
 United StatesOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 945
26 June 2017
14:00
United States 8 – 2
(3–1, 1–0, 1–0, 3–1)
 CanadaOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 217
26 June 2017
18:00
Slovakia 7 – 2
(3–1, 2–0, 2–0, 0–1)
 CroatiaOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 463
27 June 2017
14:00
Croatia 2 – 8
(2–1, 0–2, 0–4, 0–1)
 United StatesOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 113
27 June 2017
18:00
Canada 8 – 9
(1–2, 1–3, 4–3, 2–1)
 SlovakiaOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 792

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF PTS
 Finland 3 2 1 0 0 18 13 +5 8
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 0 15 13 +2 7
 Sweden 3 1 0 0 2 11 11 0 3
 Germany 3 0 0 0 3 8 15 –7 0
25 June 2017
16:00
Finland 5 – 2
(0–0, 1–1, 3–0, 1–1)
 GermanyOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 213
25 June 2017
20:00
Sweden 2 – 3
(0–0, 2–1, 0–1, 0–1)
 Czech RepublicOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 291
26 June 2017
16:00
Sweden 4 – 2
(1–0, 1–0, 2–1, 0–1)
 GermanyOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 97
26 June 2017
20:00
Czech Republic 6 – 7 (SO)
(2–2, 0–1, 2–1, 2–2, 0–0, 0–1)
 FinlandOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 173
27 June 2017
16:00
Germany 4 – 6
(1–2, 1–0, 1–1, 1–3)
 Czech RepublicOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 116
27 June 2017
20:00
Finland 6 – 5
(1–2, 2–0, 2–0, 1–3)
 SwedenOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 203

Playoff round

All eight teams advanced into the playoff round and were seeded into the quarterfinals according to their result in the preliminary round. The winning quarter finalists advanced through to the semifinals, while the losing teams moved through to the classification round. Slovakia defeated Croatia and Canada defeated Germany in the classification round to finish fifth and sixth respectively.[4] Croatia and Germany moved on to the relegation game where Croatia was defeated 5–8 and was relegated back to Division I for 2019.[4][5] In the semifinals the United States defeated the Czech Republic and Finland beat Sweden, both advancing to the gold medal game.[4] After losing the semifinals the Czech Republic and Sweden played off for the bronze medal with the Czech Republic winning 5–2.[5] The United States defeated Finland 4–2 in the gold medal game, earning their seventh World Championship title.[5]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals
                           
  A1  United States 4  
B4  Germany 1  
  A1  United States 5  
  B2  Czech Republic 4  
B2  Czech Republic 8 Final
  A3  Canada 2  
    A1  United States 4
  B1  Finland 2
  B1  Finland 11  
A4  Croatia 2  
  B1  Finland 6 Bronze medal game
  B3  Sweden 5  
A2  Slovakia 4 B2  Czech Republic 5
  B3  Sweden 6   B3  Sweden 2

All times are local (UTC+2).

Quarterfinals

29 June 2017
14:00
Czech Republic 8 – 2
(0–1, 3–1, 1–0, 4–0)
 CanadaOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 123
29 June 2017
16:00
Finland 11 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 1–1, 3–0)
 CroatiaOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 141
29 June 2017
18:00
Slovakia 4 – 6
(0–1, 1–3, 3–0, 0–2)
 SwedenOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 817
29 June 2017
20:00
United States 4 – 1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 GermanyOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 94

Classification

30 June 2017
14:00
Canada 8 – 3
(1–0, 3–1, 2–2, 2–0)
 GermanyOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 61
30 June 2017
16:00
Slovakia 8 – 4
(2–1, 1–1, 2–0, 3–2)
 CroatiaOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 129

Semifinals

30 June 2017
18:00
United States 5 – 4
(1–2, 0–1, 2–1, 2–0)
 Czech RepublicOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 221
30 June 2017
20:00
Finland 6 – 5 (OT)
(2–0, 1–2, 1–1, 1–2, 1–0)
 SwedenOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 152

Relegation game

1 July 2017
11:00
Germany 8 – 5
(2–1, 4–2, 0–0, 2–2)
 CroatiaOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 68

Bronze medal game

1 July 2017
17:30
Czech Republic 5 – 2
(3–0, 0–1, 0–1, 2–0)
 SwedenOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 236

Gold medal game

1 July 2017
20:00
United States 4 – 2
(1–0, 3–1, 0–1, 0–0)
 FinlandOndrej Nepela Arena
Attendance: 418

Ranking and statistics

 


 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship Winners 

United States
7th title

Tournament Awards[edit]

  • Best players selected by the directorate:[6]
    • Best Goalkeeper: United States Troy Redmann
    • Best Defenseman: Finland Petri Partanen
    • Best Forward: United States Matt White

Final standings

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:[7]

Rk. Team
 United States
 Finland
 Czech Republic
4.  Sweden
5.  Slovakia
6.  Canada
7.  Germany
8.  Croatia

Scoring leaders

The Czech Republic's Jakub Petružálek scored five goals and eight assists in his six games
The Czech Republic's Jakub Petružálek scored five goals and eight assists in his six games

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are shown.[8]

Player GP G A Pts +/- PIM POS
Finland Teemu Lepaus 6 11 11 22 +8 1.5 F
United States Matt White 6 7 9 16 +11 3.0 F
Finland Eemeli Suomi 6 4 12 16 +8 1.5 F
Sweden Markus Kinisjarvi 6 5 9 14 +2 1.5 F
Czech Republic Jakub Petružálek 6 5 8 13 +5 3.0 F
United States Jack Combs 6 9 3 12 +10 6.0 F
Sweden Linus Svedlund 6 5 7 12 –1 3.0 F
Czech Republic Petr Kafka 5 5 6 11 +3 0.0 F
Slovakia Filip Novák 5 5 6 11 0 3.0 F
Slovakia Juraj Jurik 5 3 7 10 0 7.5 F
Slovakia Peter Lichanec 5 3 7 10 +3 0.0 F
Slovakia Jakub Ruckay 5 3 7 10 +1 4.5 D
United States Derrick Burnett 6 0 10 10 +11 14.5 D

Leading goaltenders

Germany's Siniša Martinović finished third among the goaltenders with a save percentage of 81.58
Germany's Siniša Martinović finished third among the goaltenders with a save percentage of 81.58

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.[9]

Player MIP SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
United States Troy Redmann 192:00 82 9 2.25 89.02 0
Czech Republic Dominik Frodl 244:54 108 18 3.53 83.33 0
Germany Siniša Martinović 199:51 114 21 5.04 81.58 0
Sweden Robert Kinisjarvi 285:50 128 25 4.20 80.47 0
Slovakia Vladimir Neumann 214:15 124 26 5.83 79.03 0

References

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