Outstanding attendance

686,391 spectators attended IIHF Worlds

The 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship registered the second-highest attendance in the tournament's history after 2015 (Prague and Ostrava).

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Merci, Paris!

Secondary attendance among best ever

Let’s face it. It’s tough to think of Paris as a “secondary” anything.

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Sequel to success

Six players to follow after World Championship

World Championships are much more than a tournament dedicated to crowning top hockey country in the world.

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Boys are back in town

Thousands of fans welcome Swedish world champions

Thousands of hockey fans gave a warm welcome to the Swedish world champions in Stockholm and the heroes had a lot to say.

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Groups for 2018

Denmark in Herning, Sweden in Copenhagen

The groups for the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Copenhagen and Herning, Denmark, have been announced.

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Canada leads World Ranking

Champion Sweden moves up to third place

Despite losing the final to Sweden, Canada remains first in the 2017 IIHF World Ranking thanks to the strong showing in the past three seasons.

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Power Rankings

Golden Swedes ride high at last

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!

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Nylander named MVP

Rookie forward impresses for Sweden

William Nylander's blistering pace brought him goals, a gold medal and the MVP award as chosen by the media at the end of the 2017 IIHF World Championship.

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Backstrom, Ekman-Larsson score in shootout

A tense, nervous, cautious game from start to finish produced two fluky goals, 20 minutes of overtime, and a decisive shootout. Final score, 2-1, Sweden.

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Russia captures bronze

Gusev’s pair leads Znarok’s crew past Finland

Nikita Gusev led the way with two goals and an assist as Russia beat Finland 5-3 to earn bronze Sunday in Cologne. It's Russia's fourth straight Worlds medal.

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Tickets Medal Games

Program starts 20:25

For the final day with the gold medal and bronze medal games, tickets are still available. The gold medal game starts at 20:45, programme at 20:25.

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IIHF adds eight to Hall

Local hero Krupp among inductees

Today, the International Ice Hockey Federation inducted its 20th Hall of Fame class in a ceremony held at the German Sport and Olympic Museum in Cologne.

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Exorcising the demons

Do Swedes believe they can beat Canada for gold?

It’s an old, familiar song for Swedish hockey fans. And it wasn’t performed by ABBA, Europe, or Roxette.

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Marner vs. Nylander

Inner Maple Leafs rivalry heats up for gold game

Yes, Canada and Sweden have a long and storied rivalry in international hockey.

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Power Rankings

Canada leads heading into final

After a spirited third-period rally to beat Russia 4-2 in the semi-final, Canada sits first in our eighth Power Rankings. Sweden is second and Russia is third.

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Sweden powers past Finns

Tre Kronor to battle Canada for gold

Sweden’s power play clicked twice in the second period en route to a 4-1 semi-final win over Finland. The Swedes will face Canada for gold on Sunday in Cologne.

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Fantasy Update

It’s Championship weekend for IIHF Worlds

The most exciting weekend of the tournament is here, on the ice and for Fantasy players.

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O'Reilly scores late winner

Canada pulls off stunning rally to win, 4-2

Down 2-0 after 40 minutes and looking overwhelmed, Canada scored four goals in the third – three late – to beat Russia, 4-2, and advance to the gold-medal game.

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Austria continues with Bader

Head coach extends after earning promotion

Austria will go to the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with Roger Bader as its head coach. He signed a two-year contract.

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Mission accomplished

Organizers hail high attendances in both venues

Crowds at this year's championship are set to come close to a new record, leaving organizers thrilled at the success of the event in Cologne and Paris.

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Simmonds seeks strong finish

Canada forward ready to take next step

The 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship marks Wayne Simmonds' second chance to represent Canada at the senior level. He's hoping it will work out well.

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Duel for the ages

Get set for another CAN-RUS classic

From Paul Henderson’s Game Eight winner in 1972 to Ilya Kovalchuk’s overtime goal in the 2008 Worlds final, a Canada-Russia showdown always thrills.

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Nordic battle awaits

Swedes and Finns confident before SF

Beside the Baltic Sea, only one hockey rivalry really counts. When Finland and Sweden face-off in Saturday evening’s semi-final, expect a battle.

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New overtime rules

Also shootout format adjusted for 2018

The 2017 IIHF Annual Congress approved several changes in regulations including for the overtime and shootout procedure as of next season.

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25-year partnership extended

IIHF, Skoda, Infront set partnership record

Skoda, Infront, and the IIHF solidified their long-running relationship by remembering the past and pointing towards the future.

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