World Para Ice Hockey Championships

World Para Ice Hockey Championships
Sport Para ice hockey
Founded 1996
Country IPC members
Continent IPC (International)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Canada (4th title)
Most titles  Canada
(4 titles)

The World Para Ice Hockey Championships, known before 30 November 2016 as the IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships, are the world championships for Para ice hockey, formerly known as ice sledge hockey. They are organised by the International Paralympic Committee through its World Para Ice Hockey subcommittee.

The first sanctioned World Para Ice Hockey Championships were held in Nynäshamn, Sweden in 1996.[1]

On 30 November 2016, the IPC, which serves as the international governing body for 10 disability sports, adopted the "World Para" branding across all of those sports. At the same time, it changed the official name of the sport from "sledge hockey" to "Para Ice hockey". The name of the world championships was immediately changed to "World Para Ice Hockey Championships".[2]

Champions

Key
(#) Number of tournaments won at the time.
Year Gold Silver Bronze Host city (cities) Host country
1996
details
 Sweden (1)  Norway  Canada Nynäshamn Sweden
2000
details
 Canada (1)  Norway  Sweden Utah United States
2004
details
 Norway (1)  United States  Sweden Örnsköldsvik Sweden
2008
details
 Canada (2)  Norway  United States Marlborough United States
2009
details
 United States (1)  Norway  Canada Eindhoven
Ostrava
Netherlands
Czech Republic
2012
details
 United States (2)  South Korea  Canada Hamar Norway[3]
2013
details
 Canada (3)  United States  Russia Goyang
Nagano
South Korea
Japan
2015[4]
details
 United States (3)  Canada  Russia Buffalo United States
2017
details
 Canada (4)  United States  South Korea Gangneung South Korea

Participating nations

Team
1996

2000

2004

2008
/
2009
/
2012
/
2013

2015

2017
Total
 Austria14th1
 Canada3rd1st4th1st3rd3rd1st2nd1st9
 Czech Republic8th5th4th4th7th5
 Estonia4th5th8th9th9th8th12th7
 Germany7th5th8th11th9th6th7th7
 Great Britain5th12th11th3
 Italy6th6th6th5th5th5th6
 Japan6th4th6th4th4th7th10th8th8
 Netherlands13th13th2
 Norway2nd2nd1st2nd2nd5th6th4th4th9
 Poland10th11th12th14th4
 Russia9th3rd3rd3
 Slovakia13th1
 South Korea7th7th2nd7th3rd5
 Sweden1st3rd3rd10th10th8th6th7
 United States5th6th2nd3rd1st1st2nd1st2nd9

See also

References

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