IHLC @ IIHF World Championship

Each season, the IIHF holds their annual top division championship, one of the most prestigious international hockey tournaments at all levels – the IIHF World Championship. In almost every instance since its inception in 1930, the International Hockey Lineal Championship is contended for, most often being unified by the World Champions with the tournament Gold Medal. Below is the history behind each World Championship (men’s, women’s and junior) since 1930, and the IHLC championship lineage through each tournament.


IIHF Men’s World Championship
Founded in 1930 with an 11-team elimination tournament to face Canada for the inaugural Gold Medal (as Canada was defending 3-time Olympic Gold medalists), the World Championship evolved into a Group Tournament in 1931-39, where winners from top groups would meet in a medal group, playing a round robin to crown champions. Following World War II, the format was changed to a full round robin, where all teams would face each other in the tournament, with the top 3 ranked teams at the end of the round robin were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze, respectively. This format lasted until 1992, where the current format, a group play stage followed by an elimination medal round, was adopted. No World Championship were held in Olympic years between 1920-68, as the Olympic Gold winners were also considered to be World Champions for that year.

1930 Vienna 🇦🇹 / Chamonix 🇫🇷 / Berlin 🇩🇪
🇦🇹 AUSTRIA does not participate, IHLC is not contended
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal

1931 Krynica 🇵🇱
🇦🇹 AUSTRIA enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN, 🇵🇱 POLAND win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1933 Prague 🇨🇿
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1934 Milan 🇮🇹
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1935 Davos 🇨🇭
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1937 London 🇬🇧
🇬🇧 GREAT BRITAIN enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1938 Prague 🇨🇿
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1939 Basel 🇨🇭
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1940-46 – no World Championship tournaments due to World War II

1947 Prague 🇨🇿
🇨🇦 CANADA does not participate, IHLC is not contended
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA wins Gold Medal

1949 Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES leaves with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA wins Gold Medal

1950 London 🇬🇧
🇬🇧 GREAT BRITAIN enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES leaves with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal

1951 Paris 🇫🇷
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1953 Basel / Zürich 🇨🇭
🇨🇦 CANADA does not participate, IHLC is not contended
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal

1954 Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1955 Cologne / Dortmund / Krefeld 🇩🇪
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1957 Moscow 🇷🇺
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal

1958 Oslo 🇳🇴
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1959 Bratislava / Ostrava / Prague 🇨🇿
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA leaves with IHLC

1961 Geneva / Lausanne 🇨🇭
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1962 Colorado Springs / Denver 🇺🇸
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1963 Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1965 Tampere 🇫🇮
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1966 Ljubljana 🇷🇸
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1967 Vienna 🇦🇹
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1969 Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA win IHLC during tournament
🇸🇪 SWEDEN leaves with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal

1970 Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇨🇦 CANADA does not participate, IHLC is not contended
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal

1971 Bern / Geneva 🇨🇭
🇨🇦 CANADA does not participate, IHLC is not contended
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal

1972 Prague 🇨🇿
🇨🇦 CANADA does not participate, IHLC is not contended
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA wins Gold Medal

1973 Moscow 🇷🇺
🇨🇦 CANADA does not participate, IHLC is not contended
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal

1974 Helsinki 🇫🇮
🇨🇦 CANADA does not participate, IHLC is not contended
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal

1975 Düsseldorf / Munich 🇩🇪
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1976 Katowice 🇵🇱
🇩🇪 WEST GERMANY enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN🇺🇸 UNITED STATES, 🇩🇪 EAST GERMANY🇩🇪 WEST GERMANY🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1977 Vienna 🇦🇹
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA enters with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION (x2), 🇸🇪 SWEDEN🇨🇦 CANADA win IHLC during tournament
🇸🇪 SWEDEN leaves with IHLC

1978 Prague 🇨🇿
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND, 🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA win IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1979 Moscow 🇷🇺
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1981 Gothenburg 🇸🇪
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA wins IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1982 Helsinki / Tampere 🇫🇮
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1983 Dortmund / Düsseldorf / Munich 🇩🇪
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1985 Prague 🇨🇿
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA🇺🇸 UNITED STATES, 🇫🇮 FINLAND win IHLC during tournament
🇩🇪 WEST GERMANY leaves with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA wins Gold Medal

1986 Moscow 🇷🇺
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA enters with IHLC
🇵🇱 POLAND, 🇺🇸 UNITED STATES🇸🇪 SWEDEN win IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1987 Vienna 🇦🇹
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA wins IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION leaves with IHLC

1989 Södertälje / Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1990 Bern / Fribourg 🇨🇭
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN, 🇨🇦 CANADA🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA win IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1991 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku 🇫🇮
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1992 Bratislava / Prague 🇨🇿
🇷🇺 RUSSIA enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1993 Dortmund / Munich 🇩🇪
🇷🇺 RUSSIA enters with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇸🇪 SWEDEN🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND win IHLC during tournament
🇫🇷 FRANCE leaves with IHLC

1994 Assago / Bolzano / Canazei 🇮🇹
🇨🇿 CZECHIA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES🇸🇪 SWEDEN win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1995 Gävle / Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇨🇿 CZECHIA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES, 🇨🇦 CANADA🇸🇪 SWEDEN win IHLC during tournament
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1996 Vienna 🇦🇹
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1997 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku 🇫🇮
🇨🇦 CANADA enters and leaves with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇸🇪 SWEDEN (x2), 🇷🇺 RUSSIA🇨🇦 CANADA win IHLC during tournament

1998 Basel / Zürich 🇨🇭
🇸🇪 SWEDEN keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1999 Hamar / Lillehammer / Oslo 🇳🇴
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN, 🇨🇿 CZECHIA, 🇨🇦 CANADA win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2000 Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
🇷🇺 RUSSIA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES, 🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2001 Cologne / Hanover / Nuremburg 🇩🇪
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins IHLC during tournament
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2002 Gothenburg / Jönköping / Karlstad 🇸🇪
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHIA, 🇷🇺 RUSSIA win IHLC during tournament
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2003 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku 🇫🇮
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2004 Ostrava / Prague 🇨🇿
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA🇨🇿 CZECHIA🇺🇸 UNITED STATES🇸🇪 SWEDEN win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2005 Innsbruck / Vienna 🇦🇹
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA🇸🇪 SWEDEN🇺🇸 UNITED STATES win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2006 Rīga 🇱🇻
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins IHLC during tournament
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2007 Moscow / Mytischi 🇷🇺
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHIA, 🇩🇪 GERMANY🇺🇸 UNITED STATES win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2008 Halifax / Québec 🇨🇦
🇷🇺 RUSSIA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2009 Bern / Kloten 🇨🇭
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 RUSSIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2010 Cologne / Gelsenkirchen / Mannheim 🇩🇪
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND wins IHLC during tournament
🇳🇴 NORWAY leaves with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins Gold Medal

2011 Bratislava / Košice 🇸🇰
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA🇷🇺 RUSSIA win IHLC during tournament
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2012 Helsinki 🇫🇮 / Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES, 🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA win IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 RUSSIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2013 Helsinki 🇫🇮 / Stockholm 🇸🇪
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2014 Minsk 🇧🇾
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇫🇷 FRANCE, 🇮🇹 ITALY, 🇩🇰 DENMARK🇨🇦 CANADA🇫🇮 FINLAND win IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 RUSSIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2015 Ostrava / Prague 🇨🇿
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2016 Moscow / Saint Petersburg 🇷🇺
🇨🇦 CANADA enters and leaves with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins IHLC during tournament

2017 Cologne 🇩🇪 / Paris 🇫🇷
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND🇫🇮 FINLAND, 🇨🇦 CANADA win IHLC during tournament
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2018 Copenhagen / Herning 🇩🇰
🇫🇷 FRANCE enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 RUSSIA🇨🇿 CZECHIA🇺🇸 UNITED STATES win IHLC during tournament
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2019 Bratislava / Košice 🇸🇰
🇷🇺 RUSSIA enters with IHLC

NOTE: The Olympics counted as World Championship tournaments during Olympic years between 1932-68, and no World Championship tournaments were held during Olympic years between 1980-88.


IIHF Women’s World Championship
Established following the success of the 1987 Women’s World Tournament, an official IIHF World Championship was introduced for women’s hockey in 1990, following a similar format adopted by the men’s tournament in 1992, featuring a group play stage followed by an elimination medal round. Since the tournament’s inception, every Gold Medal Game has been contested between Canada and the United States, with the U.S. winning their first ever Gold in 2005. Since the World Championship became an annual tournament in 1997, no World Championship tournaments are held in Olympic years, as the Olympic Gold winners are also considered to be World Champions for that year.

1990 Ottawa 🇨🇦
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1991 – no World Championship due to European Championship

1992 Tampere 🇫🇮
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1993 – no World Championship due to European Championship

1994 Lake Placid 🇺🇸
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1995-96 – no World Championship due to Pacific Rim Championship

1997 Kitchener 🇨🇦
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1999 Espoo / Vantaa 🇫🇮
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2000 Kitchener / Mississauga 🇨🇦
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2001 Minneapolis / St. Cloud 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA
wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2003 – World Championship in Beijing, China cancelled due to global SARS outbreak

2004 Dartmouth / Halifax 🇨🇦
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2005 Linköping / Norrköping 🇸🇪
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES
wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2007 Selkirk / Winnipeg 🇨🇦
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2008 Harbin 🇨🇳
🇨🇦 CANADA
enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES
wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2009 Hämeenlinna 🇫🇮
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2011 Winterthur / Zürich 🇨🇭
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2012 Burlington 🇺🇸
🇨🇦 CANADA enters and leaves with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins IHLC during tournament

2013 Ottawa 🇨🇦
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters and leaves with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇨🇦 CANADA wins IHLC during tournament

2015 Malmö 🇸🇪
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2016 Kamloops 🇨🇦
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2017 Plymouth 🇺🇸
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2019 Espoo 🇫🇮
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

NOTE: No World Championship tournaments during Olympic years between 1998-present.


IIHF World Junior Championship
Starting originally as a demonstration tournament, the official under-20 World Junior Championship was started in 1977, where many players in junior leagues throughout the world who may not have received professional consideration otherwise were given the chance to shine on a global stage. Free from hindrances of being interfered with by professional leagues or the Winter Olympics, the World Juniors have since become a late December tradition around the world, and the first opportunity for many to see the game’s newest stars for the first time. Following suit with their senior counterparts, the World Junior Championship changed to an elimination medal round format in 1997.

1977 Banská Bystrica / Zvolen 🇨🇿
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1978 Montréal / Québec 🇨🇦
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1979 Karlskoga / Karlstad 🇸🇪
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1980 Helsinki 🇫🇮
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND leaves with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal

1981 Füssen 🇩🇪
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1982 Minneapolis 🇺🇸 / Winnipeg 🇨🇦
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA🇸🇪 SWEDEN win IHLC during tournament
🇫🇮 FINLAND leaves with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal

1983 Leningrad 🇷🇺
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1984 Norrköping / Nyköping 🇸🇪
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1985 Helsinki / Turku 🇫🇮
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION leaves with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal

1986 Hamilton / Toronto 🇨🇦
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES🇨🇦 CANADA win IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1987 Piešťany / Trenčín 🇨🇿
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION enters with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND🇸🇪 SWEDEN win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA leaves with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins Gold Medal

1988 Moscow 🇷🇺
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1989 Anchorage 🇺🇸
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION wins IHLC during tournament, wins Gold Medal
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA leaves with IHLC

1990 Helsinki / Turku 🇫🇮
🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins IHLC during tournament, wins Gold Medal
🇸🇪 SWEDEN leaves with IHLC

1991 Regina / Saskatoon 🇨🇦
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA🇷🇺 SOVIET UNION win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1992 Füssen / Kaufbeuren 🇩🇪
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 RUSSIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1993 Gävle 🇸🇪
🇨🇿 CZECHOSLOVAKIA enters and leaves with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal

1994 Frýdek-Místek / Ostrava 🇨🇿
🇷🇺 RUSSIA enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1995 Red Deer 🇨🇦
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1996 Boston / Chestnut Hill 🇺🇸
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1997 Geneva / Morges 🇨🇭
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

1998 Hämeenlinna / Helsinki 🇫🇮
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHIA🇨🇦 CANADA, 🇷🇺 RUSSIA win IHLC during tournament
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

1999 Brandon / Winnipeg 🇨🇦
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters and leaves with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND🇨🇦 CANADA win IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 RUSSIA wins Gold Medal

2000 Skellefteå / Umeå 🇸🇪
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins IHLC during tournament
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2001 Moscow / Podolsk 🇷🇺
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 RUSSIA🇫🇮 FINLAND win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2002 Hradec Králové / Pardubice 🇨🇿
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA🇫🇮 FINLAND win IHLC during tournament
🇷🇺 RUSSIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2003 Halifax / Sydney 🇨🇦
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA enters with IHLC
🇷🇺 RUSSIA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2004 Hämeenlinna / Helsinki 🇫🇮
🇨🇿 CZECHIA enters with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins IHLC during tournament
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2005 Grand Forks / Thief River Falls 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇧🇾 BELARUS wins IHLC during tournament
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA leaves with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal

2006 Kamloops / Kelowna / Vancouver 🇨🇦
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2007 Leksand / Mora 🇸🇪
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2008 Liberec / Pardubice 🇨🇿
🇨🇦 CANADA enters and leaves with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins IHLC during tournament

2009 Ottawa 🇨🇦
🇨🇦 CANADA keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2010 Regina / Saskatoon 🇨🇦
🇨🇦 CANADA enters with IHLC
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2011 Buffalo 🇺🇸
🇷🇺 RUSSIA enters and leaves with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇨🇦 CANADA, 🇸🇪 SWEDEN win IHLC during tournament

2012 Calgary / Edmonton 🇨🇦
🇸🇪 SWEDEN keeps IHLC throughout, wins Gold Medal

2013 Ufa 🇷🇺
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters with IHLC
🇨🇿 CZECHIA wins IHLC during tournament
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2014 Malmö 🇸🇪
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2015 Montréal / Toronto 🇨🇦
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2016 Helsinki 🇫🇮
🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND enters with IHLC
🇸🇪 SWEDEN wins IHLC during tournament
🇫🇮 FINLAND wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2017 Montréal / Toronto 🇨🇦
🇸🇪 SWEDEN enters with IHLC
🇨🇦 CANADA wins IHLC during tournament
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2018 Buffalo / Orchard Park 🇺🇸
🇺🇸 UNITED STATES enters with IHLC
🇸🇰 SLOVAKIA🇫🇮 FINLAND🇺🇸 UNITED STATES🇸🇪 SWEDEN win IHLC during tournament
🇨🇦 CANADA wins Gold Medal and leaves with IHLC

2019 Vancouver / Victoria 🇨🇦
🇫🇮 FINLAND enters and leaves with IHLC, wins Gold Medal
🇸🇪 SWEDEN, 🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND win IHLC during tournament

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