2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships - Championship

Championship

The Championship division was contested from May 5 to May 21, 2006. Participants in this tournament were placed into groups of four with the top three teams in each group advancing to the qualifying round. Teams which finished last in the group were sent to the relegation round where the top bottom teams were relegated to the 2007 Division I tournament. The qualifying round teams were split into two groups of six with the top four advancing to the playoff round, and the bottom two eliminated from advancing. The playoff round was a knockout stage towards the gold medal game. The Championship was played in Riga, Latvia. Sweden won the gold medal game, defeating the Czech Republic 4–0. While Kazakhstan and Slovenia were relegated to Division I for 2007.

Final standings
  1. Sweden
  2. Czech Republic
  3. Finland
  4. Canada
  5. Russia
  6. Belarus
  7. United States
  8. Slovakia
  9. Switzerland
  10. Latvia
  11. Norway
  12. Ukraine
  13. Denmark
  14. Italy
  15. Kazakhstan — relegated to Division I for 2007
  16. Slovenia — relegated to Division I for 2007

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