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1994 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

The 1994 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships was the 58th such event sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). Teams representing 35 countries participated in several levels of competition, with an additional two national teams failing to advance from a mid-season preliminary qualifying tournament. The competition also served as qualifications for group placements in the 1995 competition.

1994 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
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Tournament details
Host country Italy
Dates25 April – 8 May
Teams12
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (20th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played39
Goals scored267 (6.85 per match)
Attendance154,210 (3,954 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Sweden Mats Sundin 14 points
1993
1995

The top Championship Group A tournament took place in Italy from 25 April to 8 May 1994, with games played in Bolzano, Canazei and Milan. Twelve teams took part, with the first round being split into two groups of six, with the four best teams from each group advancing to the quarter finals. Canada beat Finland in a shootout to capture gold for the first time since 1961. This was Canada's 20th world title in ice hockey.

Great Britain returned to Group A for the first time since 1962, but failed to even earn a point. Slovakia, Belarus, Croatia, and Estonia all debuted in Group C, the Slovaks winning the top group, the Estonians winning the bottom group that would be called Group D in two years.[1][2]

Contents

World Championship Group A (Italy)Edit

First RoundEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Goal difference Points
1   Canada 5 5 0 0 24 - 07 10
2   Russia 5 4 0 1 30 - 07 8
3   Italy 5 3 0 2 17 - 15 6
4   Austria 5 1 1 3 15 - 15 3
5   Germany 5 1 1 3 09 - 14 3
6   Great Britain 5 0 0 5 07 - 44 0
25 AprilItaly  1-4  CanadaBolzano
25 AprilAustria  2-2  GermanyBolzano
26 AprilGreat Britain  3-12  RussiaBolzano
26 AprilCanada  6-1  AustriaBolzano
27 AprilGreat Britain  0-4  GermanyBolzano
27 AprilItaly  0-7  RussiaBolzano
28 AprilCanada  3-2  GermanyBolzano
29 AprilAustria  1-4  RussiaBolzano
29 AprilItaly  10-2  Great BritainBolzano
30 AprilGermany  0-6  RussiaBolzano
30 AprilCanada  8-2  Great BritainBolzano
1 MayItaly  3-1  AustriaBolzano
2 MayItaly  3-1  GermanyBolzano
2 MayRussia  1-3  CanadaBolzano
3 MayGreat Britain  0-10  AustriaBolzano

Group 2Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Goal difference Points
1   Finland 5 4 1 0 29 - 11 9
2   Sweden 5 3 1 1 22 - 11 7
3   United States 5 3 0 2 21 - 19 6
4   Czech Republic 5 1 2 2 15 - 17 4
5   France 5 1 0 4 08 - 25 2
6   Norway 5 0 2 3 09 - 21 2
25 AprilSweden  3-3  NorwayCanazei
25 AprilFinland  4-4  Czech RepublicCanazei
25 AprilFrance  1-5  United StatesCanazei
26 AprilCzech Republic  5-2  FranceCanazei
27 AprilUnited States  7-2  NorwayCanazei
27 AprilSweden  3-5  FinlandCanazei
28 AprilCzech Republic  3-5  United StatesCanazei
28 AprilFrance  0-6  SwedenCanazei
29 AprilNorway  1-5  FinlandCanazei
30 AprilFrance  1-8  FinlandCanazei
30 AprilCzech Republic  2-2  NorwayCanazei
30 AprilUnited States  2-6  SwedenCanazei
2 MayNorway  1-4  FranceCanazei
2 MayUnited States  2-7  FinlandCanazei
  • American Bill Lindsay tested positive for efedrin so official records indicate a final score of 7–0, however they also still add the two goals into the team totals.[3]
2 MaySweden  4-1  Czech RepublicCanazei

Playoff roundEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
5 May
 
 
  Finland10
 
7 May
 
  Austria0
 
  Finland8
 
5 May
 
  United States0
 
  Russia1
 
8 May
 
  United States3
 
  Finland1
 
5 May
 
  Canada (GWS)2
 
  Sweden7
 
7 May
 
  Italy2
 
  Sweden0
 
5 May
 
  Canada6 Third place
 
  Canada3
 
8 May
 
  Czech Republic2
 
  Sweden7
 
 
  United States2
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

5 MayRussia  1-3  United StatesMilan
5 MaySweden  7-2  ItalyMilan
5 MayCanada  3-2  Czech RepublicMilan
5 MayFinland  10-0  AustriaMilan

Consolation Round 11-12 PlaceEdit

6 MayGreat Britain  2-5  NorwayBolzano

SemifinalsEdit

7 MayFinland  8-0  United StatesMilan
7 MaySweden  0-6  CanadaMilan

Match for third placeEdit

8 MaySweden  7-2  United StatesMilan

FinalEdit

8 May
20:00
Finland  1-2 (GWS)
(0-0, 0-0, 1-1)
  CanadaMilan

World Championship Group B (Denmark)Edit

Played in Copenhagen and Aalborg 7–17 April. As in Group C1, a two to one score on the final day sealed victory over a former Soviet nation. This time Switzerland narrowly defeated Latvia.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
13    Switzerland 7 6 1 0 52 - 09 13
14   Latvia 7 6 0 1 61 - 09 12
15   Poland 7 5 1 1 45 - 21 11
16   Japan 7 3 1 3 37 - 38 7
17   Denmark 7 3 0 4 31 - 27 6
18   Netherlands 7 2 1 4 23 - 33 5
19   Romania 7 1 0 6 18 - 43 2
20   China 7 0 0 7 11 - 98 0

Switzerland was promoted to Group A while China was relegated to Group C1.

7 AprilLatvia  12-0  Romania
7 AprilPoland  6-1  Japan
7 AprilSwitzerland   20-1  China
7 AprilDenmark  5-3  Netherlands
8 AprilLatvia  22-0  China
8 AprilPoland  6-4  Netherlands
8 AprilSwitzerland   10-3  Japan
9 AprilDenmark  4-2  Romania
10 AprilNetherlands  8-3  China
10 AprilDenmark  2-5  Poland
10 AprilLatvia  9-3  Japan
10 AprilSwitzerland   5-0  Romania
11 AprilSwitzerland   10-0  Netherlands
12 AprilDenmark  12-2  China
12 AprilLatvia  7-0  Poland
12 AprilRomania  4-7  Japan
13 AprilDenmark  1-2   Switzerland
13 AprilPoland  10-2  Romania
14 AprilJapan  14-2  China
14 AprilNetherlands  2-4  Latvia
15 AprilRomania  7-1  China
15 AprilDenmark  2-6  Latvia
15 AprilSwitzerland   3-3  Poland
16 AprilNetherlands  2-2  Japan
17 AprilPoland  15-2  China
17 AprilDenmark  5-7  Japan
17 AprilSwitzerland   2-1  Latvia
17 AprilNetherlands  4-3  Romania

World Championship Group C1 (Slovakia)Edit

Played in Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves 18–27 March. The hosts, shortly after losing in the quarterfinals of the Olympics, were expected to have a relatively easy time playing in Group C. However, all three former Soviet republics gave them very tough games, and prevailing by a single goal in the final game sealed their victory. North Korea was supposed to be the eighth team in this tournament, but did not participate.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
21   Slovakia 6 4 2 0 43 - 03 10
22   Belarus 6 5 0 1 35 - 11 10
23   Ukraine 6 3 2 1 49 - 07 8
24   Kazakhstan 6 3 2 1 52 - 12 8
25   Slovenia 6 2 0 4 26 - 27 4
26   Hungary 6 1 0 5 14 - 47 2
27   Bulgaria 6 0 0 6 03 - 115 0

Slovakia was promoted to Group B while absent North Korea was relegated to Group C2

18 MarchSlovakia  20-0  Bulgaria
18 MarchBelarus  4-2  Ukraine
18 MarchSlovenia  8-2  Hungary
19 MarchBelarus  13-1  Bulgaria
19 MarchKazakhstan  14-5  Hungary
19 MarchSlovakia  9-0  Slovenia
21 MarchBelarus  6-3  Slovenia
21 MarchUkraine  8-0  Hungary
21 MarchSlovakia  0-0  Kazakhstan
22 MarchBelarus  6-3  Kazakhstan
22 MarchHungary  7-2  Bulgaria
22 MarchSlovakia  2-2  Ukraine
24 MarchSlovenia  13-0  Bulgaria
24 MarchUkraine  0-0  Kazakhstan
24 MarchSlovakia  10-0  Hungary
25 MarchKazakhstan  31-0  Bulgaria
25 MarchBelarus  5-0  Hungary
25 MarchUkraine  6-1  Slovenia
27 MarchUkraine  31-0  Bulgaria
27 MarchSlovakia  2-1  Belarus
27 MarchKazakhstan  4-1  Slovenia

World Championship Group C2 (Spain)Edit

Qualifying RoundEdit

Played in November 1993. Two groups played to qualify for the final two spots in Spain.

Group 1 (Estonia/Lithuania)Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Estonia 2 2 0 0 16 - 04 4
2   Lithuania 2 0 0 2 04 - 16 0
7 November 1993Estonia  8-3  LithuaniaTallinn
20 November 1993Lithuania  1-8  EstoniaElektrenai

Group 2 (Croatia)Edit

Played in Zagreb

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Croatia 2 2 0 0 58 - 01 4
2   Turkey 2 0 0 2 01 - 58 0
19 November 1993Croatia  34-1  Turkey
20 November 1993Croatia  24-0  Turkey

Croatia and Estonia qualified for Group C2.

First RoundEdit

Played in Barcelona

Group 1Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Spain 3 3 0 0 28 - 05 6
2   Croatia 3 2 0 1 07 - 11 4
3   Australia 3 1 0 2 08 - 09 2
4   Israel 3 0 0 3 06 - 24 0
13 MarchCroatia  3-2  Australia
13 MarchSpain  17-2  Israel
15 MarchAustralia  5-4  Israel
15 MarchSpain  9-2  Croatia
16 MarchCroatia  2-0  Israel
16 MarchSpain  2-1  Australia

Group 2Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Estonia 3 3 0 0 49 - 01 6
2   South Korea 3 2 0 1 09 - 14 4
3   Belgium 3 1 0 2 15 - 16 2
4   South Africa 3 0 0 3 04 - 46 0
13 MarchSouth Africa  2-6  South Korea
13 MarchBelgium  0-12  Estonia
15 MarchBelgium  13-1  South Africa
15 MarchEstonia  10-0  South Korea
16 MarchBelgium  2-3  South Korea
16 MarchEstonia  27-1  South Africa

Final Round 28-31 PlaceEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
28   Estonia 3 3 0 0 27 - 00 6
29   Spain 3 1 1 1 11 - 13 3
30   South Korea 3 1 1 1 04 - 13 3
31   Croatia 3 0 0 3 03 - 19 0

Estonia was promoted to Group C1

18 MarchEstonia  8-0  Croatia
18 MarchSpain  2-2  South Korea
19 MarchSouth Korea  2-1  Croatia
18 MarchSpain  0-9  Estonia

Consolation Round 32-35 PlaceEdit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
32   Belgium 3 3 0 0 23 - 06 6
33   Australia 3 2 0 1 17 - 11 4
34   Israel 3 1 0 2 13 - 12 2
35   South Africa 3 0 0 3 05 - 29 0
18 MarchAustralia  9-2  South Africa
18 MarchBelgium  5-2  Israel
19 MarchSouth Africa  2-7  Israel
19 MarchAustralia  3-5  Belgium

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1994 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Canada
20th title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Canada
    Finland
    Sweden
4   United States
5   Russia
6   Italy
7   Czech Republic
8   Austria
9   Germany
10   France
11   Norway
12   Great Britain

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Mats Sundin 8 5 9 14 +13 4 F
  Paul Kariya 8 5 7 12 +12 2 F
  Saku Koivu 8 5 6 11 +14 4 F
  Valeri Kamensky 6 5 5 10 +12 12 F
  Jari Kurri 8 4 6 10 +11 2 F
  Magnus Svensson 8 8 1 9 +9 8 D
  Mikko Mäkelä 8 5 4 9 +13 6 F
  Igor Fedulov 6 4 5 9 +11 6 F
  Andrei Kovalenko 6 3 5 8 +10 2 F
  Jere Lehtinen 6 3 5 8 +14 4 F
  Jonas Bergqvist 8 3 5 8 +8 4 F

Source: [1]

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 50% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player MIP GA GAA SVS% SO
  Mikhail Shtalenkov 296 5 1.01 .962 2
  Bill Ranford 370 7 1.14 .956 1
  Jarmo Myllys 410 9 1.32 .942 2
  Michael Puschacher 271 9 1.99 .926 0
  Guy Hebert 300 18 3.60 .907 0

Source: [2]

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b c Tournament summary at Passionhockey.com
  2. ^ Duplacey page 508
  3. ^ Podneiks p. 157

ReferencesEdit

  • Complete results
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 157–8.

See also: World Juniors, Women's Championships