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2002 IIHF World Championship

The 2002 IIHF World Championship was held between April 26 and May 11, 2002 in Gothenburg, Karlstad and Jönköping, Sweden.

2002 IIHF World Championship
2002 IIHF World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
DatesApril 26 – May 11
Teams16
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Slovakia (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played56
Goals scored340 (6.07 per match)
Attendance305,541 (5,456 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Slovakia Miroslav Šatan
(13 points)
2001
2003

It was the 66th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Qualification TournamentEdit

Far Eastern Qualification for the tournament took place between October 15 and October 17, 2001 in Harbin, China.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Japan 2 1 1 0 4 2 3
  South Korea 2 0 2 0 1 1 2
  China 2 0 1 1 1 3 1

All times local

October 15, 2001
19:00
South Korea  1–1  Japan
October 16, 2001
19:00
Japan  3–1  China
October 17, 2001
19:00
China  0–0  South Korea

VenuesEdit

Final tournamentEdit

In the First Round, the top 3 teams from each group progressed to the Second Round, whilst the last placed team progressed to the Consolation Round.

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 17 8 6
  Germany 3 2 0 1 17 9 4
   Switzerland 3 1 0 2 5 9 2
  Japan 3 0 0 3 6 19 0

All times local

April 26, 2002
15:15
Germany  9–2  Japan
April 26, 2002
20:03
Switzerland   0–5  Czech Republic
April 28, 2002
15:15
Germany  3–0   Switzerland
April 28, 2002
19:00
Czech Republic  5–3  Japan
April 29, 2002
16:00
Japan  1–5   Switzerland
April 29, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  7–5  Germany

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Finland 3 3 0 0 14 1 6
  Slovakia 3 2 0 1 13 7 4
  Ukraine 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
  Poland 3 0 0 3 0 18 0

All times local

April 27, 2002
15:15
Slovakia  7–0  Poland
April 27, 2002
19:00
Ukraine  0–3  Finland
April 29, 2002
16:00
Slovakia  5–4  Ukraine
April 29, 2002
20:00
Finland  8–0  Poland
April 30, 2002
16:00
Finland  3–1  Slovakia
April 30, 2002
20:00
Poland  0–3  Ukraine

Group CEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Sweden 3 3 0 0 15 5 6
  Russia 3 2 0 1 14 6 4
  Austria 3 1 0 2 11 14 2
  Slovenia 3 0 0 3 6 21 0

All times local

April 26, 2002
16:00
Russia  8–1  Slovenia
April 26, 2002
20:15
Austria  3–5  Sweden
April 28, 2002
15:15
Russia  6–3  Austria
April 28, 2002
19:00
Sweden  8–2  Slovenia
April 30, 2002
16:00
Slovenia  3–5  Austria
April 30, 2002
20:00
Sweden  2–0  Russia

Group DEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Canada 3 3 0 0 11 2 6
  United States 3 2 0 1 9 6 4
  Latvia 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
  Italy 3 0 0 3 3 14 0

All times local

April 27, 2002
15:15
Italy  2–5  United States
April 27, 2002
19:05
Canada  4–1  Latvia
April 29, 2002
16:00
Canada  5–0  Italy
April 29, 2002
20:00
United States  3–2  Latvia
April 30, 2002
16:00
Latvia  4–1  Italy
April 30, 2002
20:00
United States  1–2  Canada

Second roundEdit

In the Second Round, the top 4 teams from each group progressed to the Final Round, whilst the bottom 2 teams are eliminated.

Group EEdit

Tables and scores below include meetings between teams during the First Round.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Czech Republic 5 5 0 0 25 11 10
  Canada 5 4 0 1 13 10 8
  United States 5 2 1 2 13 11 5
  Germany 5 2 1 2 14 14 5
   Switzerland 5 1 0 4 8 18 2
  Latvia 5 0 0 5 10 19 0
April 26, 2002
20:03
Switzerland   0–5  Czech Republic
April 27, 2002
19:05
Canada  4–1  Latvia
April 28, 2002
15:15
Germany  3–0   Switzerland
April 29, 2002
20:00
United States  3–2  Latvia
April 29, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  7–5  Germany
April 30, 2002
20:00
United States  1–2  Canada
May 2, 2002
16:00
United States  3–0   Switzerland
May 2, 2002
20:00
Canada  3–1  Germany
May 2, 2002
20:00
Czech Republic  3–1  Latvia
May 3, 2002
16:00
Switzerland   2–3  Canada
May 3, 2002
20:00
Germany  3–2  Latvia
May 4, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  5–4  United States
May 5, 2002
15:15
United States  2–2  Germany
May 5, 2002
19:00
Canada  1–5  Czech Republic
May 5, 2002
19:00
Latvia  4–6   Switzerland

Group FEdit

Tables and scores below include meetings between teams during the First Round.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Sweden 5 4 0 1 19 7 8
  Finland 5 4 0 1 12 6 8
  Slovakia 5 4 0 1 20 15 8
  Russia 5 1 1 3 13 15 3
  Ukraine 5 1 1 3 10 20 3
  Austria 5 0 0 5 12 23 0
April 26, 2002
20:15
Austria  3–5  Sweden
April 27, 2002
19:00
Ukraine  0–3  Finland
April 28, 2002
15:15
Russia  6–3  Austria
April 29, 2002
16:00
Slovakia  5–4  Ukraine
April 30, 2002
16:00
Finland  3–1  Slovakia
April 30, 2002
20:00
Sweden  2–0  Russia
May 2, 2002
16:00
Finland  3–1  Austria
May 2, 2002
20:00
Sweden  1–2  Slovakia
May 3, 2002
16:00
Russia  3–3  Ukraine
May 3, 2002
20:00
Slovakia  6–3  Austria
May 4, 2002
15:15
Ukraine  0–7  Sweden
May 4, 2002
19:00
Finland  1–0  Russia
May 5, 2002
19:00
Sweden  4–2  Finland
May 6, 2002
16:00
Austria  2–3  Ukraine
May 6, 2002
20:00
Russia  4–6  Slovakia

Consolation Round 13-16 PlaceEdit

Group GEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Slovenia 3 3 0 0 12 5 6
  Poland 3 2 0 1 12 7 4
  Italy 3 1 0 2 7 11 2
  Japan 3 0 0 3 7 15 0

As the Far Eastern qualifier,   Japan avoids relegation. Therefore,   Poland and   Italy are relegated to Division I for the 2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

All times local

May 2, 2002
12:00
Slovenia  4–3  Japan
May 2, 2002
16:00
Poland  5–1  Italy
May 3, 2002
16:00
Poland  2–4  Slovenia
May 3, 2002
20:00
Japan  2–6  Italy
May 5, 2002
11:00
Italy  0–4  Slovenia
May 5, 2002
15:15
Japan  2–5  Poland

Final roundEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
May 7
 
 
  Finland 3
 
May 9
 
  United States 1
 
  Finland 2
 
May 7
 
  Russia 3
 
  Czech Republic 1
 
May 11
 
  Russia 3
 
  Russia 3
 
May 7
 
  Slovakia 4
 
  Sweden 6
 
May 9
 
  Germany 2
 
  Sweden 2
 
May 7
 
  Slovakia 3 Third place
 
  Canada 2
 
May 10
 
  Slovakia 3
 
  Finland 3
 
 
  Sweden 5
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

07 MayFinland  3-1  United States
07 MaySweden  6-2  Germany
07 MayCzech Republic  1-3  Russia
07 MayCanada  2-3  Slovakia

SemifinalsEdit

09 MayRussia  2-2 (1-0)  Finland
09 MaySweden  2-2 (0-2)  Slovakia

Match for third placeEdit

10 May
19:00
Finland  3-5
(2-0, 1-3, 0-2)
  SwedenGothenburg
Attendance: 9,817

FinalEdit

11 May
19:00
Russia  3 – 4
(0–2, 1–1, 2–1)
  SlovakiaScandinavium
Attendance: 11,591

Ranking and StatisticsEdit

 


 2002 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Slovakia
1st title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

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

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals, then (fewer) games played.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Miroslav Šatan 9 5 8 13 +2 2 F
  Kristian Huselius 9 5 6 11 +7 0 F
  Peter Bondra 9 7 2 9 +12 20 F
  Jaromír Jágr 7 4 4 8 +5 2 F
  Richard Lintner 9 4 4 8 +1 22 D
  Timo Pärssinen 9 3 5 8 +3 4 F
  Jan Benda 7 1 7 8 +4 14 D
  Marcel Rodman 6 6 1 7 –1 2 F
  Ulf Dahlén 9 5 2 7 +5 0 F
  Niklas Hagman 9 5 2 7 +2 2 F

Source: IIHF.com

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
  Ryan Miller 238:13 139 7 1.76 94.96 1
  Jussi Markkanen 429:42 159 10 1.40 93.71 2
  Maxim Sokolov 291:05 167 11 2.27 93.41 0
  Kostyantyn Simchuk 268:25 134 9 2.02 93.28 1
  Tommy Salo 429:00 178 14 1.96 92.13 1

Source: IIHF.com

See alsoEdit

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