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The 2008 IIHF Men's World Ice Hockey Championships was hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Teams participated at three levels of competition.

Championship (top division)

The top division was contested from 9 and 28 September 2008 in Toronto and Québec City, Canada.

Division I

Division I was contested from in two groups. Group A was played in Sapporo, Japan, while Group B was played in Belfast, Great Britain.

Group A

Division I represent the second tier of the Ice Hockey World Championships.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Japan 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Promoted to Top Division
Poland 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
South Korea 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
China 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Estonia Estonia 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Spain 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Division II


Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
United Kingdom Great Britain 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Promoted to Top Division
Hungary 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Lithuania 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Romania 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Australia 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
New Zealand 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Relegation to Division II

Division II

Division II was contested from 12 to 18 April 2004 in two groups. Group A was played in Mexico City, Mexico, while Group B was played in Liège, Belgium. Division II represent the third tier of the Ice Hockey World Championships.

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Bulgaria 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 Promoted to Division I
Argentina Argentina 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 10
Israel 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 7
Iceland 4 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 4
Mongolia 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0


Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Belgium 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 12 Promoted to Division I
Turkey Turkey 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
Mexico 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 7
South Africa 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
North Korea 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0

Division III

Division III was contested from in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Ireland 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 Promoted to Division II
Chile 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Luxembourg 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Georgia 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
United Arab Emirates 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Armenia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Qualification tournament

The qualification tournament was contested in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
United Arab Emirates 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Qualified to Division III for 2008
Morocco 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Colombia 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
Algeria 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Tunisia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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