Alternative History
2013 IIHF World Championship
2013 IIHF World Championship logo (WFAC).svg
Tournament details
Host country Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Dates 8 – 24 February 2013
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Sweden Sweden (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Switzerland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States United States
Fourth place Finland Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 64
Goals scored 332 (5.19 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Sweden Loui Eriksson
(14 points)
MVP Roman Josi

The 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships was the 69th edition of the Ice Hockey World Championships hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It took place from 8 to 24 February 2013 in Stockholm and Malmö, Sweden. The Soviet Union were the defending champions.

The host team Sweden won the team's seventh title in history by defeating Switzerland in the final 5–1, and became the first host team to win the tournament since the Czechoslovak team won the 2005 World Championship in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The Swedish team started the tournament with an unconvincing performance but managed to get a collective boost. Switzerland sent a clear message about their recently improved hockey program by going undefeated through the tournament before the final; finishing first in their group (ahead of Canada and Sweden); and earning their second silver medal in history, as well as the team's first medal since 1953. The United States defeated Finland 2–3 in game-winning shots for the bronze medal.

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