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KHL is up to final and it's CSKA Moscow vs Avangard Omsk.
Despite dominating regular seasons for years, CSKA hasn't won Soviet/Russian/KHL championship for 30 years - now they are huge favorite.


In women's world championship a big shocker: Sweden is 9th and therefore is relegated to lower division (in other words next year is at best 11th).
(I'll post full results once the tournament ends at sunday.)

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FINLAND WINS CANADA !!!

In 19th women's world championship Finland makes it to final for first time! In all 18 tournaments before USA and Canada have faced in final - while Finland has taken 12 of the 18 bronzes.


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Well that was awful.

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Anyways, here's all results.


Women's ice hockey world championship results:

*=team relegated to lower or promoted to higher division


Championship (Top Division)

1. USA
2. Finland (best ever)
3. Canada (worst ever)
4. Russia
5. Switzerland
6. Czech Republic (tied best ever)
7. Germany
8. Japan
9. Sweden* (worst ever and will be worse in 2020 due relegation)
10. France* (tied best ever/first appearance in Top Division)

Division I A

1. (11.) Hungary* (best ever/2020 to be first appearance in Top Division)
2. (12.) Denmark*
3. (13.) Norway
4. (14.) Austria
5. (15.) Slovakia
6. (16.) Italy* (tied best ever)

Division I B

1. (17.) Netherlands*
2. (18.) South Korea
3. (19.) Poland (best ever)
4. (20.) China (tied worst ever)
5. (21.) Kazakhstan (tied worst ever)
6. (22.) Latvia* (worst ever and will be worse in 2020 due relegation)

Division II A

1. (23.) Slovenia*
2. (24.) Great Britain (worst ever)
3. (25.) Spain (best ever)
4. (26.) Mexico (best ever)
5. (27.) North Korea (worst ever)
6. (28.) Australia*

Division II B

1. (29.) Chinese Taipei (aka Taiwan)* (tied best ever and will be better in 2020 due promotion)
2. (30.) New Zealand
3. (31.) Iceland
4. (32.) Turkey (tied best ever)
5. (33.) Croatia
6. (34.) Romania* (worst ever and will be worse in 2020 due relegation)

Division II B Qualification

1. (35.) Ukraine* (first appearance in world championship)
2. (36.) Belgium (worst ever)
3. (37.) South Africa (worst ever)
4. (38.) Hong Kong (worst ever)
5. (39.) Bulgaria (worst ever - for anyone as there hasn't been 39 competitors before)

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CSKA Moscow defeated Avangard Omsk in KHL finals straight in four games.

Despite winning regular season (Continental Cup) 4 out of 5 last seasons, this is first KHL championship for CSKA and their first Russian championship for 30 years.
The team won 32 out of 46 Soviet League championships (played 1947-1992) and was the core of the once unbeatable Soviet national team.

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U18 ice hockey world championship results:

*=team relegated to lower or promoted to higher division


Championship (Top Division)

1. Sweden (first title)
2. Russia
3. USA
4. Canada
5. Belarus (tied best ever)
6. Czech Republic
7. Finland (tied worst ever)
8. Latvia (best ever)
9. Switzerland
10. Slovakia*

Division I A

1. (11.) Germany*
2. (12.) Kazakhstan
3. (13.) Denmark
4. (14.) Norway
5. (15.) France
6. (16.) Ukraine*

Division I B

1. (17.) Japan*
2. (18.) Austria
3. (19.) Hungary
4. (20.) Italy
5. (21.) Slovenia
6. (22.) Great Britain*

Division II A

1. (23.) Poland*
2. (24.) Lithuania
3. (25.) Estonia
4. (26.) Romania
5. (27.) South Korea
6. (28.) Spain*

Division II B

1. (29.) Serbia*
2. (30.) China
3. (31.) Netherlands
4. (32.) Croatia
5. (33.) Australia
6. (34.) Belgium*

Division III A

1. (35.) Bulgaria*
2. (36.) Israel
3. (37.) Iceland
4. (38.) Turkey
5. (39.) Mexico
6. (40.) New Zealand*

Division III B

1. (41.) Chinese Taipei (aka Taiwan)*
2. (42.) Hong Kong
3. (43.) South Africa
4. (44.) Luxembourg

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CHL groups for next season have been drawn

Of the Finnish teams, my fav Tappara was pretty lucky, HPK and Pelicans are hard to tell and poor Kärpät got the toughest group of all.

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World Championship results:

*=team relegated to lower or promoted to higher division


Championship (Top Division)

1. Finland (3rd title)
2. Canada
3. Russia
4. Czech
5. Sweden
6. Germany
7. USA
8. Switzerland
9. Slovakia
10. Latvia
11. Denmark
12. Norway
13. Great Britain (best since 1994)
14. Italy
15. France *
16. Austria *

Division I A

1. (17.) Kazakhstan *
2. (18.) Belarus *
3. (19.) South Korea
4. (20.) Slovenia
5. (21.) Hungary
6. (22.) Lithuania *

Division I B

1. (23.) Romania * (best since 1995; will do better next year due promotion)
2. (24.) Poland (tied worst ever)
3. (25.) Japan (worst ever)
4. (26.) Estonia
5. (27.) Ukraine (worst ever)
6. (28.) Netherlands * (next year will at best tie with worst ever due relegation)

Division II A

1. (29.) Serbia *
2. (30.) Croatia
3. (31.) Australia
4. (32.) Spain
5. (33.) China
6. (34.) Belgium *

Division II B

1. (35.) Israel *
2. (36.) Iceland
3. (37.) New Zealand
4. (38.) Georgia (best ever)
5. (39.) Mexico
6. (40.) North Korea *

Division III

1. (41.) Bulgaria *
2. (42.) Turkey
3. (43.) Turkmenistan (best ever)
4. (44.) Luxembourg
5. (45.) Chinese Taipei
6. (46.) South Africa * (worst ever and will be worse next year due relegation)

Division III Qualifying

1. (47.) United Arab Emirates *
2. (48.) Hong Kong (worst ever)
3. (49.) Thailand (first participation)
4. (50.) Bosnia and Herzegovina (worst ever)
5. (51.) Kuwait (worst ever)
6. (52.) Kyrgyzstan (actually won all their games, but forfeited most due ineligible player; first participation; worst result ever by anyone as there haven't previously been as many participants)

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Group phase of CHL is over and it's not pretty for Finnish league. We thought it was disaster last year when we fell from the rank #2, causing us to have one less team in CHL.
Reminder: the 6 major ("founder") leagues of CHL have 5/5/4/4/3/3 teams in each season based on ranking on last four seasons. So two best leagues have 5 teams, two next 4 and two weakest 3.
It seemed horrible that Swiss League passed Finns, dropping us to only 4 teams; but now Finland is currently ranked 5th, meaning we might lose another team!

The big blow came when on last minute of Kärpät-Skellefteå game when the Swedes scored to tie, which despite SO win for Kärpät meant both ended to tied points with Bern and Kärpät was the unlucky of the three not make it to playoff.
Kärpät is currently second best Finnish team and was 2016 CHL runner-up and 2015 semifinalist.


To playoffs from each country/league:

Sweden 5/5
Switzerland 4/5
Germany 3/3
Czech 2/4
Finland 1/4
Belarus 1/1
Austria 0/3
UK 0/2
Norway, Denmark, France, Slovakia, Poland 0/1


Current ranking of this year results (by average success of teams):

1. Germany
2. Sweden/Switzerland
4. Czech/Belarus
6. Finland
7. Austria/UK
9. Poland
10. France/Slovakia/Denmark
13. Norway

Only leagues with teams in playoffs - being the top 6 - can improve their current score, so rankings down from 7th are final.

The actual league rankings are decided by last four seasons; this is the current total ranking:

1. Sweden
2. Switzerland
3. Germany
4. Czech
5. Finland
6. Austria
(the founding leagues are automatically top 6, although that would've always been the situation anyway)
7. Belarus
8. UK
9. France
10. Slovakia
11. Norway
12. Poland
13. Denmark

The remaining Finnish team Tappara (which currently dominates national league) has to win at least one game in order for Finland to have chance of having four teams again next season. Our best chance would be if both Czech team and Minsk of Belarus would lose on opening round.
No, correction: there is another theoretical possibility; because Czech and Belarus are tied in ranking, if Minsk does better than the Czech teams, that drops Czech to 5th from the tied 4th and that's just enough to drop them behind Finland in total ranking. But let's hope that's not required.

Aside huge disaster/success, pretty much only order likely to chance in the total ranking is Finland passing Czech. So whether that happens or not, we can congratulate German League for gaining couple places to the 5th they've held until now and a fourth team place for next season.



Quick look at the teams:
All Swedish teams are CHL regulars, each having appeared in at least 4 seasons of 6. Two are former champions.
Two of remaining Swiss teams have played all 6 CHL season while other two are in for first time. They haven't reached semifinals before (unlike two other Swiss teams that didn't make it to CHL this year).
Germans include Red Bull Munich, last year runner-up.
HC Plzeň of Czech was last season semifinalist.
Tappara, while has played all 6 CHL seasons, has never made it to quarterfinals; it must happen now.
Minsk has never made it to top 16 - now would be a good time to improve that record, to help Finland...

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In the end, the league ranking system math is even more complicated than I thought; I forgot the possibility of ties in first leg of playoffs.

In short, last Finnish team Tappara is out, but fate of Finnish league is still undecided.
In this year rankings Belarus fell behind Finland when Tappara tied one game. That put Finland ahead of Czech in total ranking.
If Belarus team Minsk loses today, Finland remains 5th in this year ranking. Then it's a question of whether the remaining Czech team Mountfield can tie/win enough games to lift Czech above Sweden, Switzerland or Germany.

Overall odds are slightly in favor of Finland in the end keeping four CHL teams next season, but it's going to be really close...

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