2008 World Championship schedule announced

2008 World Championship schedule announced

27.08.2007
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August 27 -- ZURICH, Switzerland: The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced the schedule for the 72st IIHF World Championship in Quebec City and Halifax, Canada to be played on May 2 – 18, 2008. Scroll down for the groups and the 56-game schedule.
NOTE: All times listed are local. Halifax is CET –5 and Quebec City is CET –6. A 13:00 game time in Quebec City is 19:00 Central European Time.

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Group A

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Group B

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Group C

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Group D

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Sweden

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Canada

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Finland

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Czech Republic

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Switzerland

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USA

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Slovakia

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Russia

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Belarus

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Latvia

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Germany

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Denmark

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France

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Slovenia

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Norway

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Italy

</td></tr></tbody></table> Preliminary Round <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="390"><tbody><tr align="center"><td width="54">

Time

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Date

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#

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Game

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Group

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Venue

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13:00

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02.05.08

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1

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DEN - CZE

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D

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Quebec City

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16:30

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02.05.08

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2

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CAN - SLO

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B

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Halifax

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19:00

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02.05.08

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3

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RUS - ITA

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D

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Quebec City

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20:15

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02.05.08

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4

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USA - LAT

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B

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Halifax

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13:00

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03.05.08

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5

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BLR - SWE

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A

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Quebec City

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16:30

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03.05.08

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6

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GER - FIN

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C

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Halifax

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19:00

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03.05.08

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7

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SUI - FRA

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A

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Quebec City

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20:15

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03.05.08

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8

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SVK - NOR

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C

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Halifax

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13:00

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04.05.08

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9

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CZE - RUS

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D

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Quebec City

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16:30

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04.05.08

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10

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LAT - CAN

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B

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Halifax

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19:00

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04.05.08

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11

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ITA - DEN

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D

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Quebec City

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20:15

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04.05.08

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12

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USA - SLO

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B

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Halifax

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13:00

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05.05.08

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13

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SUI - BLR

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A

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Quebec City

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16:30

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05.05.08

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14

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FIN - NOR

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C

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Halifax

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19:00

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05.05.08

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15

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SWE - FRA

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A

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Quebec City

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20:15

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05.05.08

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16

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SVK - GER

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C

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Halifax

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13:00

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06.05.08

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17

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RUS - DEN

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D

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Quebec City

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16:30

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06.05.08

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18

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CAN - USA

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B

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Halifax

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19:00

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06.05.08

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19

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CZE - ITA

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D

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

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20:15

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06.05.08

</td><td align="center" width="30">

20

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SLO - LAT

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B

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Halifax

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13:00

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07.05.08

</td><td width="30">

21

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SWE - SUI

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A

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Quebec City

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16:30

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07.05.08

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22

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FIN - SVK

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C

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Halifax

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19:00

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07.05.08

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23

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FRA - BLR

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A

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Quebec City

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20:15

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07.05.08

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24

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NOR - GER

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C

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Halifax

</td></tr></tbody></table> Qualification & Relegation Rounds <table border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="390"><tbody><tr align="center"><td width="54">

Time

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Date

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#

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Game

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Group

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Venue

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15:00

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08.05.08

</td><td align="center" width="30">

25

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2A - 3D

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E

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Quebec City

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16:30

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08.05.08

</td><td align="center" width="30">

26

</td><td width="91">

1B - 2C

</td><td width="46">

F

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Halifax

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19:00

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08.05.08

</td><td align="center" width="30">

27

</td><td width="91">

1A - 2D

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E

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Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

20:15

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08.05.08

</td><td align="center" width="30">

28

</td><td width="91">

2B - 3C

</td><td width="46">

F

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Halifax

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12:30

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09.05.08

</td><td align="center" width="30">

29

</td><td width="91">

1C - 3B

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F

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Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

13:00

</td><td align="center" width="69">

09.05.08

</td><td align="center" width="30">

30

</td><td width="91">

1D - 3A

</td><td width="46">

E

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

16:30

</td><td align="center" width="69">

09.05.08

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31

</td><td width="91">

4B - 4C

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Releg.

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Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

19:00

</td><td align="center" width="69">

09.05.08

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32

</td><td width="91">

4A - 4D

</td><td width="46">

Releg.

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Quebec City

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12:30

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10.05.08

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33

</td><td width="91">

2D - 3A

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E

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Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

16:30

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10.05.08

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34

</td><td width="91">

3C - 1B

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F

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Halifax

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16:30

</td><td width="69">

10.05.08

</td><td width="30">

35

</td><td width="91">

1D - 2A

</td><td width="46">

E

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

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20:15

</td><td width="69">

10.05.08

</td><td width="30">

36

</td><td width="91">

4C - 4B

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Releg.

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Halifax

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20:15

</td><td width="69">

10.05.08

</td><td width="30">

37

</td><td width="91">

4D - 4A

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Releg.

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

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12:30

</td><td width="69">

11.05.08

</td><td width="30">

38

</td><td width="91">

2C - 3B

</td><td width="46">

F

</td><td width="87">

Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

13:00

</td><td width="69">

11.05.08

</td><td width="30">

39

</td><td width="91">

3D - 1A

</td><td width="46">

E

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

16:30

</td><td width="69">

11.05.08

</td><td width="30">

40

</td><td width="91">

1C - 2B

</td><td width="46">

F

</td><td width="87">

Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

19:00

</td><td width="69">

11.05.08

</td><td width="30">

41

</td><td width="91">

2A - 2D

</td><td width="46">

E

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

12:30

</td><td width="69">

12.05.08

</td><td width="30">

42

</td><td width="91">

2B - 2C

</td><td width="46">

F

</td><td width="87">

Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

13:00

</td><td width="69">

12.05.08

</td><td width="30">

43

</td><td width="91">

1A - 1D

</td><td width="46">

E

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

16:30

</td><td width="69">

12.05.08

</td><td width="30">

44

</td><td width="91">

1B - 1C

</td><td width="46">

F

</td><td width="87">

Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

19:00

</td><td width="69">

12.05.08

</td><td width="30">

45

</td><td width="91">

3A - 3D

</td><td width="46">

E

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

20:15

</td><td width="69">

12.05.08

</td><td width="30">

46

</td><td width="91">

3B - 3C

</td><td width="46">

F

</td><td width="87">

Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

19:00

</td><td width="69">

13.05.08

</td><td width="30">

47

</td><td width="91">

4A - 4D if nec.

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Releg.

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

20:15

</td><td width="69">

13.05.08

</td><td width="30">

48

</td><td width="91">

4B - 4C if nec.

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Releg.

</td><td width="87">

Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

13:00

</td><td width="69">

14.05.08

</td><td width="30">

49

</td><td width="91">

QF 1

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QF

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

16:30

</td><td width="69">

14.05.08

</td><td width="30">

50

</td><td width="91">

QF 2*

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QF

</td><td width="87">

Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

19:15

</td><td width="69">

14.05.08

</td><td width="30">

51

</td><td width="91">

QF 3

</td><td width="46">

QF

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

20:15

</td><td width="69">

14.05.08

</td><td width="30">

52

</td><td width="91">

QF 4

</td><td width="46">

QF

</td><td width="87">

Halifax

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

13:00

</td><td width="69">

16.05.08

</td><td width="30">

53

</td><td width="91">

SF 1

</td><td width="46">

SF

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

17:00

</td><td width="69">

16.05.08

</td><td width="30">

54

</td><td width="91">

SF 2**

</td><td width="46">

SF

</td><td width="87">

Quebec City

</td></tr><tr><td width="54">

17:00

</td><td width="69">

17.05.08

</td><td width="30">

55

</td><td width="91">

3-4 Place

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Bronze

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Quebec City

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13:00

</td><td width="69">

18.05.08

</td><td width="30">

56

</td><td width="91">

1-2 Place

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Gold

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Quebec City

</td></tr></tbody></table> Qualification Round Group E = Preliminary Round 1A, 2A, 3A, 1D, 2D, 3D
Qualification Round Group F = Preliminary Round 1B, 2B, 3B, 1C, 2C, 3C
Relegation: Best-of-three series: (4A - 4D) & (4B - 4C).
Quarter Finals: 14.05.08 Quebec City (1E-4E) & (2E-3E) Halifax (1F-4F) & (2F-3F)
* Quarter Finals: If qualified, Canada to play at 16:30.
Semi-Finals: 16.05.08 W(1E-4E) - W(2F-3F) & W(1F-4F) - W(2E-3E)
* Semi Finals: If qualified, Canada to play at 17:00.

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