Results of 78th IIHF World Hockey Championship in Minsk

From May 9 to May 25, 2014, the 78th IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship was held in Minsk, Belarus.

In terms of overall attendance, the 78th Ice Hockey World Championship was the most successful one ever. With the average attendance 10,054 per game, the total number of spectators equaled 643,434. This figure is a new record set by the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk.

Sixteen national teams, including thirteen European, two North American and one Asian team were competing in the two largest sport facilities of Belarus, namely Minsk–Arena and Chizhovka–Arena. Championship visitors and participants enjoyed visa–free entry to Belarus.

The participating teams were divided into two groups.Group A included Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Slovakia, and Sweden. Group B featured the teams of Belarus, Finland, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Switzerland, and USA. Canada, the Czech Republic, France, and Sweden entered the quarterfinals from Group A. The games played within Group B made way to the quarterfinals for Belarus, Finland, Russia, and United States. In the semifinals, Russia played with Sweden, and Finland competed with the Czech Republic. The finals, which gathered 14,679 spectators, featured the teams of Russia and Finland.Russia defeated Finland 5 – 2 and won the gold of the 2014 IIHF World Championship. Sweden captured the bronze medal of the tournament.

PLAY–OFFS

Results of 78th IIHF World Hockey Championship in Minsk, Belarus

See also the list of the official IIHF Power Ranking of the 78th World Championship:

1 Russia
2 Finland
3 Sweden
4 Czech Republic
5 Canada
6 United States
7 Belarus
8 France
9 Slovakia
10 Switzerland
11 Latvia
12 Norway
13 Denmark
14 Germany
15 Italy
16 Kazakhstan