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International Ice Hockey Federation | World Championships Division II / III 2004-2013

IIHF World Championship Division III 2004

Rekjavik, Iceland. 16-21 March

CountryPWTLFAPts
+Iceland43104687
+Turkey430126146
Mexico42112985
Ireland410323232
Armenia40042730

Reference: [1]

IIHF World Championship Division III 2005

Mexico City, Mexico. 7-12 March

CountryPWTLFAPts
+Mexico44006038
+South Africa430147126
Luxembourg420249164
Ireland410332202
Armenia40045420

Reference: [2]

IIHF World Championship Division III 2006

Rekjavik, Iceland. 24-29 March

CountryPWTLFAPts
+Iceland44002768
+Turkey421118165
Armenia420223194
Ireland41125173
Luxembourg400411260

Reference: [3]

IIHF World Championship Division III 2007

Dundalk, Ireland. 15-21 Apr 2007

CountryPWOWOLLFAPts
+New Zealand4400029612
+Ireland421012088
Luxembourg4201121157
South Africa4100317163
Montenegro400043450

Reference: [4]

IIHF World Championship Division II Group A 2008

Miercurea Ciuc, Romania. 7-13 April

CountryPWOWOLLFAPts
+Romania5500065215
Belgium53101291411
Serbia53011321910
Israel5110316285
Bulgaria5101314444
-Ireland500058570

Reference: [5]

IIHF World Championship Division III 2009

Dunedin, New Zealand. 10-16 April

CountryPWOWOLLFAPts
+New Zealand5410032714
+Turkey54001281412
Luxembourg5300226189
Greece5201218217
Ireland5100412313
Mongolia500050250

Reference: [6]

Note: Mongolia forfeited all matches (#)

IIHF World Championship Division III Group A 2010

Luxembourg. 14-17 April

CountryPWOWOLLFAPts
+Ireland330001779
Greece320011056
Luxembourg310028103
United Arab Emirates300035180

Reference: [7]

IIHF World Championship Division II Group B 2011

Zagreb, Croatia. 10-16 April

CountryPWOWOLLFAPts
+Romania5500047815
Croatia54001531012
Iceland5300224189
China5200326256
Bulgaria5100417423
-Ireland500054680

Reference: [8]

IIHF World Championship Division III 2012

Erzurum, Turkey. 15-21 April

CountryPWOWOLLFAPts
+Turkey5500033715
North Korea5400127812
Luxembourg5300220159
Ireland5200318246
Greece510049223
Mongolia500058390

Reference: [9]

IIHF World Championship Division III 2013

Cape Town, South Africa. 15-21 April

CountryPWOWOLLFAPts
+South Africa5500039815
North Korea54001201112
Luxembourg5300220139
Ireland5200318206
Greece5100411273
United Arab Emirates5000510390

Reference: [10]

Report

Ireland competed in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships from 2004-2013, when the lack of available home ice meant they could no longer compete.

Ireland started in Division III, finishing fourth in 2004 in a five team group, behind Iceland, Turkey and Mexico, but with a big win over Armenia.

In 2005, the Irish again got a good win over Armenia, but lost out to Mexico, South Africa and Luxembourg.

The team managed a tie with Turkey in 2006, as well as beating Luxembourg, but again finished fourth out of five.

The 2007 tournament was played on home ice in Dundalk, with Ireland picking up three wins over Luxembourg, South Africa and Montenegro on their way to finishing second behind New Zealand, and gaining promotion to Division II.

Competing in Division II for the first time in 2008, Ireland struggled against stiffer competition, finishing last behind Romania, Belgium, Serbia, Israel and Bulgaria.

Back in Division III for 2009, Ireland picked up a good win over Mongolia, but finished fifth out of six, with losses to New Zealand, Turkey, Luxembourg and Greece.

Ireland won their first tournament in 2010, winning all three games against Greece, Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates to again gain promotion to Division II.

Division II again proved too much of a task for the Irish, with the team losing all its five games, finishing sixth of six behind Romania, Croatia, Iceland, China, Bulgaria.

Returning to Division III for 2013, Ireland finished fourth of six, with wins over Greece and Mongolia, but losing to Turkey, North Korea and Luxembourg.

A similar result happened in 2013, with two wins for the Irish over Greece and the United Arab Emirates, but losses to South Africa, North Korea and Luxembourg meaning the team finished fourth of six.

Ireland could no longer compete after 2013 due to the lack of home ice, and it wasn’t until 2017 that the Irish National team again entered IIHF competition.

Websites

[1] International Ice Hockey Federation (2004) IIHF World Championship 2004 Division III [Internet] Available from: http://www.iihf.com/Hydra/Tournaments/output/WSIII/hydra.iihf.com/IIHF_Core/jsp/content/web_output/index.jsp@compId=34 [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[2] International Ice Hockey Federation (2005) IIHF World Championship 2005 Division III [Internet] Available from: http://www.iihf.com/Hydra/Tournaments_05/output/wsiii/hydra.iihf.com/data/iihf/output/xml/1000000016/IHM1000000016Z207_76_1_0.html [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[3] International Ice Hockey Federation (2006) IIHF World Championship 2006 Division III [Internet] Available from: http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/135/IHM135Z299_76A_15_0.pdfhttp://www.iihf.com/Hydra/Tournaments_06/output/wsiii/hydra.iihf.com/data/iihf/output/xml/54/IHM054Z2124_76_1_0.pdf [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[4] International Ice Hockey Federation (2007) IIHF World Championship 2007 Division III [Internet] Available from: http://www.iihf.com/Hydra/Tournaments_07/output/wsiii/hydra.iihf.com/data/iihf/output/xml/120/IHM120Z299_76A_11_0.pdf [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[5] International Ice Hockey Federation (2008) IIHF World Championship 2008 Division II Group A [Internet] Available from: http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/135/IHM135Z299_76A_15_0.pdf [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[6] International Ice Hockey Federation (2009)IIHF World Championship 2009 Division III [Internet] Available from: http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/188/IHM188200_76_13_0.pdf [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[7] International Ice Hockey Federation (2010) IIHF World Championship 2010 Division III [Internet] Available from: http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/228/IHM228200_76_6_0.pdf [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[8] International Ice Hockey Federation (2011) IIHF World Championship 2011 Division II Group B [Internet] Available from: http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/264/IHM264200_76_17_0.pdf [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[9] International Ice Hockey Federation (2012) IIHF World Championship 2012 Division III [Internet] Available from: http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/295/IHM295200_76_15_0.pdf [Accessed 12 December 2016]
[10] International Ice Hockey Federation (2013) IIHF World Championship 2013 Division III [Internet] Available from: http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/348/IHM348200_76_16_0.pdf [Accessed 12 December 2016]

Images

[11] Seeklogo (2016) IIHF Logo [Internet] Available from: http://seeklogo.com/images/I/IIHF-logo-FF30AE83A5-seeklogo.com.gif [Accessed 12 December 2016]

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Lenka Mulligan.

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Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the Eirball | Irish North American and World Sports Archive
Last Updated: 19 March 2019
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