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The 1999 IIHF World Championship was held in Oslo, Hamar and Lillehammer in Norway from 1 to 16 May.

1999 IIHF World Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Norway
Dates1–16 May
Teams16
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Czech Republic (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played49
Goals scored302 (6.16 per match)
Attendance180,394 (3,682 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Saku Koivu (16 pts)
MVPFinland Teemu Selänne
1998
2000

Contents

VenuesEdit

World Championship Group AEdit

Qualifying RoundEdit

Three qualifying tournaments were played to establish the last five entrants to the World Championship. Two groups of four played in Europe, first and second place from each advanced, while the others were relegated to Group B. The winner of the "Far East" tournament advanced to the World Championship, while the losers played in Group C.

Group 1 (Austria)Edit

Played 5–8 November 1998 in Klagenfurt.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   United States 3 3 0 0 12 - 01 6
2   Austria 3 2 0 1 12 - 06 4
3   Kazakhstan 3 1 0 2 10 - 09 2
4   Estonia 3 0 0 3 03 - 21 0

The United States and Austria advanced to the World Championship.

5 November 1998United States  3-0  Kazakhstan
5 November 1998Austria  6-2  Estonia
7 November 1998United States  7-1  Estonia
7 November 1998Austria  6-2  Kazakhstan
8 November 1998Kazakhstan  8-0  Estonia
8 November 1998Austria  0-2  United States

Group 2 (Slovenia)Edit

Played 5–8 November 1998 in Ljubljana.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Ukraine 3 2 1 0 08 - 04 5
2   France 3 2 0 1 09 - 07 4
3   Slovenia 3 0 2 1 05 - 08 2
4   Germany 3 0 1 2 03 - 06 1

Ukraine and France advanced to the World Championship.

5 November 1998Slovenia  1-1  Germany
5 November 1998Ukraine  4-1  France
7 November 1998Germany  1-2  Ukraine
7 November 1998Slovenia  2-5  France
8 November 1998France  3-1  Germany
8 November 1998Slovenia  2-2  Ukraine

Far East (Japan)Edit

Played 4–6 September 1998 in Tokyo.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Japan 2 2 0 0 24 - 4 4
2   South Korea 2 1 0 1 3 - 9 2
3   China 2 0 0 2 2 - 16 0

Japan advanced to the World Championship.

4 September 1998Japan  15-2  China
5 September 1998South Korea  1-0  China
6 September 1998Japan  9-2  South Korea

First RoundEdit

In each group, the top two nations advanced to the next round. Third place teams played a final round against each other to determine who escaped having to qualify for next year's tournament. Fourth place teams did not play further, they were automatically entered in qualifiers for next year's tournament.

Group 1Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Canada 3 3 0 0 12 6 6
  Slovakia 3 2 0 1 17 9 4
  Norway 3 1 0 2 9 14 2
  Italy 3 0 0 3 8 17 0

Italy was relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

1 MayCanada  3-2  Slovakia
1 MayNorway  5-2  Italy
3 MaySlovakia  7-4  Italy
3 MayNorway  2-4  Canada
5 MayCanada  5-2  Italy
5 MayNorway  2-8  Slovakia

Group 2Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Sweden 3 3 0 0 14 5 6
   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 12 9 4
  Latvia 3 1 0 2 14 14 2
  France 3 0 0 3 6 18 0

France was relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

1 MaySwitzerland   5-3  Latvia
1 MaySweden  4-1  France
3 MayLatvia  8-5  France
3 MaySweden  6-1   Switzerland
5 MaySwitzerland   6-0  France
5 MaySweden  4-3  Latvia

Group 3Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 23 5 6
  United States 3 2 0 1 15 7 4
  Austria 3 1 0 2 6 14 2
  Japan 3 0 0 3 5 23 0

Japan was relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

2 MayCzech Republic  7-0  Austria
2 MayUnited States  7-1  Japan
4 MayCzech Republic  12-2  Japan
4 MayUnited States  5-2  Austria
6 MayCzech Republic  4-3  United States
6 MayAustria  4-2  Japan

Group 4Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Finland 3 2 1 0 10 5 5
  Russia 3 1 2 0 9 6 4
  Belarus 3 1 1 1 9 7 3
  Ukraine 3 0 0 3 3 13 0

Ukraine was relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

2 MayRussia  2-2  Belarus
2 MayFinland  3-1  Ukraine
4 MayRussia  4-1  Ukraine
4 MayBelarus  1-4  Finland
6 MayBelarus  6-1  Ukraine
6 MayRussia  3-3  Finland

Second RoundEdit

Group 5Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Finland 3 3 0 0 13 6 6
  Canada 3 2 0 1 14 7 4
  United States 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
   Switzerland 3 0 0 3 3 16 0
7 MayCanada  8-2   Switzerland
7 MayFinland  4-3  United States
8 MayCanada  4-1  United States
8 MayFinland  5-1   Switzerland
10 MayFinland  4-2  Canada
10 MayUnited States  3-0   Switzerland

Group 6Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 11 8 4
  Sweden 3 2 0 1 6 4 4
  Russia 3 1 1 1 9 7 3
  Slovakia 3 0 1 2 5 12 1
7 MayRussia  6-1  Czech Republic
7 MaySweden  2-1  Slovakia
8 MayCzech Republic  8-2  Slovakia
8 MaySweden  4-1  Russia
10 MayRussia  2-2  Slovakia
10 MaySweden  0-2  Czech Republic

Final RoundEdit

Each playoff match up consisted of a two-game series. If tied, the two teams would play an overtime-style mini game (10 minutes in duration for the semi-finals and 20 minutes in the final) to determine the winner, and then a shoot-out if no scoring occurred. The only mini-game to go to a shoot-out was the Czech versus Canada tiebreaker, with a 4 to 3 Czech victory. Note that the mini-games show up as a game played in the players statistics. The exception was for the Bronze medal game which was just one game.

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
May 12 & 13 – Lillehammer
 
 
  Finland(3-1-1)
 
May 15 & 16 – Lillehammer
 
  Sweden (1-2-0)
 
  Finland(1-4-0)
 
May 12 & 13 – Lillehammer
 
  Czech Republic(3-1-1)
 
  Czech Republic(1-6-1)
 
 
  Canada (2-4-0)
 
Third place
 
 
May 15 – Lillehammer
 
 
  Sweden 3
 
 
  Canada2

SemifinalsEdit

12 MayFinland  3-1  SwedenLillehammer
Attendance: 6,353
12 MayCzech Republic  1-2  CanadaLillehammer
Attendance: 6,100
13 MaySweden  2-1 (0-1)  FinlandLillehammer
Attendance: 7,379
13 MayCanada  4-6 (3-4)  Czech RepublicLillehammer
Attendance: 6,579

Match for third placeEdit

15 MaySweden  3-2
(2–0, 1–0, 0–2)
  CanadaLillehammer
Attendance: 8,811

FinalEdit

15 MayFinland  1-3
(0-1, 0-1, 1-1)
  Czech RepublicLillehammer
Attendance: 8,949

16 MayCzech Republic  1-4 (1-0)
(0-2, 1-1, 0-1)
  FinlandLillehammer
Attendance: 9,187

Consolation Round 9-12 PlaceEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Belarus 3 3 0 0 7 3 6
  Austria 3 2 0 1 10 5 4
  Latvia 3 1 0 2 10 8 2
  Norway 3 0 0 3 1 12 0

Latvia and Norway were relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

8 MayAustria  5-2  Latvia
8 MayNorway  0-2  Belarus
9 MayBelarus  3-2  Austria
9 MayNorway  1-7  Latvia
11 MayLatvia  1-2  Belarus
11 MayNorway  0-3  Austria

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 1999 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Czech Republic
2nd title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Czech Republic
    Finland
    Sweden
4   Canada
5   Russia
6   United States
7   Slovakia
8    Switzerland
9   Belarus
10   Austria
11   Latvia
12   Norway
13   Italy
14   Ukraine
15   France
16   Japan

Places eleven through sixteen had to play in qualifying tournaments for entry into the 2000 tournament.

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Saku Koivu 10 4 12 16 +8 4 F
  Teemu Selänne 11 3 8 11 +6 16 F
  Markus Näslund 10 6 4 10 +7 0 F
  Žigmund Pálffy 6 5 5 10 0 6 F
  Jan Hlaváč 10 5 5 10 +4 7 F
  Martin Ručinský 10 4 6 10 +6 16 F
  Alexei Yashin 6 8 1 9 +4 6 F
  Daniel Alfredsson 10 4 5 9 +5 8 F
  Viktor Ujčík 10 6 2 8 +3 12 F
  Jere Karalahti 12 5 3 8 +5 2 D

Source: [1]

Leading goaltendersEdit

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player MIP GA GAA SVS% SO
  Parris Duffus 258 7 1.63 .939 1
  Andrei Mezin 360 10 1.67 .931 1
  Tommy Salo 424 13 1.84 .921 0
  Ari Sulander 464 15 1.94 .921 0
  Ron Tugnutt 328 11 2.01 .915 0

Source: [2]

CitationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Complete results
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 163–4.
  • Archive of Norway 1999

See alsoEdit