2000 IIHF World Championship

The 2000 IIHF World Championship was held in Saint Petersburg, Russia from 29 April to 14 May.

2000 IIHF World Championship
Чемпионат мира по хоккею 2000
2000 IIHF World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Russia
Dates29 April – 14 May
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Czech Republic (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Slovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played56
Goals scored327 (5.84 per match)
Attendance318,449 (5,687 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Slovakia Miroslav Šatan
(12 points)
1999
2001
Vladimir Putin at the opening ceremony

QualificationEdit

This was the final year for qualifying rounds (except 'Far East'). Five teams advanced out of the eight that participated in the two European groups. The top two from each group played in the World Championship, and the third place teams played off against each other for the final spot. Both groups were played November 11–14, 1999.

Group 1 (Great Britain)Edit

Played in Sheffield
Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Latvia 3 1 2 0 6–3 4
2   Ukraine 3 1 2 0 5–4 4
3   Great Britain 3 0 3 0 3–3 3
4   Kazakhstan 3 0 1 2 6–10 1
11 November 1999Latvia  6–3  Kazakhstan
11 November 1999Great Britain  2–2  Ukraine
13 November 1999Ukraine  3–2  Kazakhstan
13 November 1999Great Britain  0–0  Latvia
14 November 1999Great Britain  1–1  Kazakhstan
14 November 1999Latvia  0–0  Ukraine

Group 2 (France)Edit

Played in Amiens

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Italy 3 2 0 1 11–7 4
2   France 3 1 1 1 10–10 3
3   Norway 3 1 1 1 7–8 3
4   Denmark 3 1 0 2 9–12 2
11 November 1999Italy  3–5  Denmark
11 November 1999France  3–3  Norway
13 November 1999Italy  4–1  Norway
13 November 1999France  6–3  Denmark
14 November 1999Denmark  1–3  Norway
14 November 1999France  1–4  Italy

Playoff (Netherlands)Edit

Played in Eindhoven

14 December 1999Great Britain  1–2  Norway

Far East (Japan)Edit

Played September 3–5, 1999 in Aomori.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1   Japan 2 2 0 0 14–0 4
2   China 2 1 0 1 4–7 2
3   South Korea 2 0 0 2 2–13 0
03 September 1999China  4–2  South Korea
04 September 1999Japan  9–0  South Korea
05 September 1999Japan  5–0  China

VenuesEdit

Saint Petersburg
Locations of the two venues in Saint Petersburg.
Saint Petersburg
Ice Palace
Capacity: 12300
Yubileyny
Capacity: 7000
   

Preliminary roundEdit

Like the previous two years, sixteen nations played in four groups of four. However this year the format was modified so that the top three teams from each group would advance to a group of six, carrying forward the results against the teams who advanced with them. The nations from the first and fourth pools were grouped together, likewise the second and third pools. The fourth placed teams were put in a group together to contest relegation.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 3 0 0 17 3 +14 6 Qualifying round
2   Latvia 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2 4
3   Belarus 3 1 0 2 10 16 −6 2
4   Ukraine 3 0 0 3 6 16 −10 0 Relegation round
Source: IIHF
30 April 2000
16:30
Belarus  7–3
(3–1, 3–1, 1–1)
  UkraineIce Palace
Attendance: 3,500
30 April 2000
20:30
Latvia  1–3
(0–2, 1–1, 0–0)
  SwedenIce Palace
Attendance: 6,500
2 May 2000
16:30
Belarus  3–6
(0–2, 3–3, 0–1)
  LatviaIce Palace
Attendance: 7,200
2 May 2000
20:30
Sweden  7–2
(2–1, 3–1, 2–0)
  UkraineIce Palace
Attendance: 4,200
4 May 2000
16:30
Ukraine  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  LatviaIce Palace
Attendance: 10,800
4 May 2000
20:30
Sweden  7–0
(4–0, 0–0, 3–0)
  BelarusIce Palace
Attendance: 7,200

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Slovakia 3 2 1 0 10 4 +6 5 Qualifying round
2   Finland 3 1 2 0 11 5 +6 4
3   Italy 3 1 0 2 5 12 −7 2
4   Austria 3 0 1 2 3 8 −5 1 Relegation round
Source: IIHF
30 April 2000
16:30
Slovakia  2–0
(0–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  AustriaYubileyny
Attendance: 750
30 April 2000
20:30
Italy  0–6
(0–2, 0–4, 0–0)
  FinlandYubileyny
Attendance: 3051
2 May 2000
16:30
Slovakia  6–2
(2–1, 0–0, 4–1)
  ItalyYubileyny
Attendance: 1,950
2 May 2000
20:30
Finland  3–3
(0–0, 1–2, 2–1)
  AustriaYubileyny
Attendance: 3,950
4 May 2000
16:30
Austria  0–3
(0–1, 0–1, 0–1)
  ItalyYubileyny
Attendance: 3,059
4 May 2000
20:30
Finland  2–2
(1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
  SlovakiaYubileyny
Attendance: 6,995

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 12 4 +8 6 Qualifying round
2   Norway 3 2 0 1 13 7 +6 4
3   Canada 3 1 0 2 10 6 +4 2
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 3 21 −18 0 Relegation round
Source: IIHF


29 April 2000
16:30
Canada  6–0
(1–0, 2–0, 3–0)
  JapanYubileyny
Attendance: 852
29 April 2000
20:30
Norway  0–4
(0–1, 0–0, 0–3)
  Czech RepublicYubileyny
Attendance: 1,600
1 May 2000
16:30
Czech Republic  6–3
(2–1, 2–1, 2–1)
  JapanYubileyny
Attendance: 1,500
1 May 2000
20:30
Canada  3–4
(0–0, 3–3, 0–1)
  NorwayYubileyny
Attendance: 3,300
3 May 2000
16:30
Japan  0–9
(0–4, 0–3, 0–2)
  NorwayYubileyny
Attendance: 1,685
3 May 2000
20:30
Czech Republic  2–1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  CanadaYubileyny
Attendance: 5,261

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 3 2 1 0 9 5 +4 5 Qualifying round
2    Switzerland 3 1 1 1 8 9 −1 3
3   Russia (H) 3 1 0 2 10 7 +3 2
4   France 3 1 0 2 7 13 −6 2 Relegation round
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
29 April 2000
16:30
United States  3–3
(1–1, 1–1, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandIce Palace
Attendance: 5,730
29 April 2000
20:30
Russia  8–1
(3–1, 4–0, 1–0)
  FranceIce Palace
Attendance: 11,000
1 May 2000
16:30
Switzerland   2–4
(0–0, 2–2, 0–2)
  FranceIce Palace
Attendance: 3,200
1 May 2000
20:30
Russia  0–3
(0–0, 0–2, 0–1)
  United StatesIce Palace
Attendance: 12,350
3 May 2000
16:30
France  2–3
(0–2, 1–0, 1–1)
  United StatesIce Palace
Attendance: 5,500
3 May 2000
20:30
Switzerland   3–2
(1–1, 2–1, 0–0)
  RussiaIce Palace
Attendance: 12,300

Relegation roundEdit

Group GEdit

The relegation round is composed of the four teams that placed last in Groups A through D. They play in a round-robin fashion, with the last placed team that is not the far east qualifier, being relegated to the Division I group in next year's World Championships.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1   Austria 3 2 1 0 11 8 +3 5
2   Ukraine 3 2 0 1 9 5 +4 4
3   France 3 1 1 1 12 8 +4 3 Relegation to Division I
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 5 16 −11 0
Source: IIHF
6 May 2000
16:30
France  3–3
(0–2, 2–1, 1–0)
  AustriaYubileyny
Attendance: 4,168
6 May 2000
16:30
Ukraine  4–0
(3–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  JapanIce Palace
Attendance: 5,250
7 May 2000
12:30
France  2–3
(0–1, 0–1, 2–1)
  UkraineIce Palace
Attendance: 5,200
7 May 2000
12:30
Austria  5–3
(2–1, 1–1, 2–1)
  JapanYubileyny
Attendance: 4,848
9 May 2000
12:30
France  7–2
(3–0, 1–1, 3–1)
  JapanIce Palace
Attendance: 8,050
9 May 2000
12:30
Austria  3–2
(0–0, 0–2, 3–0)
  UkraineYubileyny
Attendance: 5,412

  France is relegated to Division I.   Japan will play together with China and Korea in 2001 IIHF World Championship Far East Qualification Tournament

Qualifying roundEdit

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 3 2 0 13 7 +6 8 Quarterfinals
2    Switzerland 5 2 2 1 14 12 +2 6
3   Sweden 5 2 1 2 16 11 +5 5
4   Latvia 5 2 1 2 12 13 −1 5
5   Belarus 5 2 0 3 9 17 −8 4
6   Russia (H) 5 1 0 4 8 12 −4 2
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
5 May 2000
16:30
Latvia  3–2
(0–0, 3–2, 0–0)
  RussiaIce Palace
Attendance: 7,500
5 May 2000
20:30
United States  1–0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  BelarusIce Palace
Attendance: 5,300
6 May 2000
20:30
Sweden  1–1
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandIce Palace
Attendance: 6,800
7 May 2000
16:30
Russia  0–1
(0–1, 0–0, 0–0)
  BelarusIce Palace
Attendance: 11,600
7 May 2000
20:30
United States  1–1
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
  LatviaIce Palace
Attendance: 3,100
8 May 2000
16:30
Latvia  1–4
(0–0, 0–3, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandIce Palace
Attendance: 3,600
8 May 2000
20:30
Sweden  3–5
(1–2, 2–2, 0–1)
  United StatesIce Palace
Attendance: 5,800
9 May 2000
16:30
Switzerland   3–5
(3–1, 0–3, 0–1)
  BelarusIce Palace
Attendance: 5,100
9 May 2000
20:30
Sweden  2–4
(1–1, 0–1, 1–2)
  RussiaIce Palace
Attendance: 12,100

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Czech Republic 5 4 0 1 25 11 +14 8 Quarterfinals
2   Finland 5 3 1 1 22 15 +7 7
3   Canada 5 3 0 2 19 10 +9 6
4   Slovakia 5 2 1 2 22 15 +7 5
5   Norway 5 1 1 3 10 24 −14 3
6   Italy 5 0 1 4 5 28 −23 1
Source: IIHF
5 May 2000
16:30
Finland  1–5
(1–0, 0–1, 0–4)
  CanadaYubileyny
Attendance: 6,615
5 May 2000
20:30
Czech Republic  9–2
(2–0, 5–0, 2–2)
  ItalyYubileyny
Attendance: 3,132
6 May 2000
20:30
Slovakia  9–1
(3–0, 1–1, 5–0)
  NorwayYubileyny
Attendance: 2,001
7 May 2000
16:30
Canada  6–0
(2–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  ItalyYubileyny
Attendance: 4,730
7 May 2000
20:30
Czech Republic  4–6
(2–1, 1–2, 1–3)
  FinlandYubileyny
Attendance: 7,182
8 May 2000
16:30
Norway  4–7
(0–2, 3–4, 1–1)
  FinlandYubileyny
Attendance: 4,610
8 May 2000
20:30
Czech Republic  6–2
(1–0, 3–2, 2–0)
  SlovakiaYubileyny
Attendance: 3,999
9 May 2000
16:30
Norway  1–1
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
  ItalyYubileyny
Attendance: 3,080
9 May 2000
20:30
Slovakia  3–4
(1–0, 1–2, 1–2)
  CanadaYubileyny
Attendance: 5,525

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
E1   United States 1
F4   Slovakia 4
QF1   Slovakia 3
QF4   Finland 1
F2   Finland 2
E3   Sweden 1
SF1   Slovakia 3
SF2   Czech Republic 5
E2    Switzerland 3
F3   Canada 5
QF3   Canada 1
QF2   Czech Republic 2
F1   Czech Republic 3
E4   Latvia 1

QuarterfinalsEdit

11 May 2000
16:30
United States  1–4
(1–0, 0–3, 0–1)
  SlovakiaIce Palace
Attendance: 1,900
11 May 2000
16:30
Finland  2–1
(0–1, 0–0, 2–0)
  SwedenYubileyny
Attendance: 6,120
11 May 2000
20:30
Switzerland   3–5
(0–1, 2–1, 1–3)
  CanadaIce Palace
Attendance: 3,500
11 May 2000
20:30
Czech Republic  3–1
(0–0, 3–1, 0–0)
  LatviaYubileyny
Attendance: 3,244

SemifinalsEdit

12 May 2000
16:30
Slovakia  3–1
(2–0, 1–1, 0–0)
  FinlandIce Palace
Attendance: 10800
12 May 2000
20:30
Canada  1–2
(1–1, 0–0, 0–1)
  Czech RepublicIce Palace
Attendance: 11,700

Bronze medal gameEdit

14 May 2000
14:30
Canada  1–2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  FinlandIce Palace
Attendance: 10,700

FinalEdit

14 May 2020
18:30
Slovakia  3–5
(0–3, 1–0, 2–2)
  Czech RepublicIce Palace Arena, Saint Petersburg
Attendance: 12,350

Ranking and statisticsEdit

 


 2000 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Czech Republic
3rd title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

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

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Miroslav Šatan 9 10 2 12 +3 14 F
  Jiří Dopita 9 4 7 11 +8 16 F
  David Výborný 9 4 6 10 +6 6 F
  Todd Bertuzzi 9 5 4 9 +5 47 F
  Tomáš Vlasák 9 4 5 9 +4 0 F
  Trond Magnussen 6 3 6 9 +4 10 F
  Ryan Smyth 9 3 6 9 +3 0 F
  Michal Sýkora 9 5 3 8 +7 16 D
  Arnaud Briand 6 4 4 8 −2 8 F
  Maurice Rozenthal 6 3 5 8 0 8 F

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 SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
  José Théodore 478:11 192 13 1.63 93.23 2
  Reinhard Divis 358:56 201 15 2.51 92.54 0
  Roman Čechmánek 480:00 212 16 2.00 92.45 1
  Tommy Salo 358:31 128 10 1.67 92.19 1
  Reto Pavoni 299:41 151 14 2.80 90.73 0

CitationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Complete results at Passionhockey.com
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 164–5.
  • Group A official results
  • Official results for qualifiers

See alsoEdit