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2002 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships

The 2002 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held between April 26 and May 11, 2002 in Gothenburg, Karlstad and Jönköping, Sweden.

2002 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships
2001
2003

It was the 66th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The competition also served as qualification for division placements in the 2003 competition.

ChampionshipEdit

The Championship division was contested from April 26 to May 11, 2002. Participants in this tournament were placed into groups of four with the top three teams in each group advancing to the qualifying round. Teams which finished last in the group were sent to the relegation round where the top bottom teams were relegated to the 2003 Division I tournament. Within the qualifying round teams where split into two groups of six with the top four advancing to the playoff round and the bottom two eliminated from advancing. The playoff round was a knockout stage towards the gold medal game. The Championship was played in Gothenburg, Sweden. Slovakia won the gold medal game, defeating Russia 4–3. While Poland and Italy were relegated to Division I for 2003.[1]

Final standings
  1.   Slovakia
  2.   Russia
  3.   Sweden
  4.   Finland
  5.   Czech Republic
  6.   Canada
  7.   United States
  8.   Germany
  9.   Ukraine
  10.    Switzerland
  11.   Latvia
  12.   Austria
  13.   Slovenia
  14.   Polandrelegated to Division I for 2003
  15.   Italyrelegated to Division I for 2003
  16.   JapanFar Eastern qualifier for 2003

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

Group A was played in Eindhoven, The Netherlands between April 14 and April 20, 2002.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Belarus 5 5 0 0 45 10 10
  France 5 4 0 1 27 6 8
  Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 30 14 6
  Netherlands 5 2 0 3 19 30 4
  Croatia 5 1 0 4 6 32 2
  South Korea 5 0 0 5 7 42 0

ScoresEdit

Team   BLR   CRO   FRA   KAZ   KOR   NED
  BLR   9–0 3–1 6–4 12–1 15–4
  CRO 0–9   1–6 0–12 3–1 2–4
  FRA 1–3 6–1   6–0 10–0 4–2
  KAZ 4–6 12–0 0–6   10–0 4–2
  KOR 1–12 1–3 0–10 0–10   5–7
  NED 4–15 4–2 2–4 2–4 7–5  

Group BEdit

Group B was played in Székesfehérvár and Dunaújváros, Hungary between April 14 and April 20, 2002.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Denmark 5 5 0 0 40 10 10
  Hungary 5 4 0 1 19 9 8
  Norway 5 3 0 2 26 11 6
  Great Britain 5 2 0 3 18 16 4
  Romania 5 1 0 4 10 31 2
  China 5 0 0 5 7 43 0

ScoresEdit

Team   CHN   DEN   GBR   HUN   NOR   ROU
  CHN   0–13 3–8 0–6 2–12 2–4
  DEN 13–0   5–3 6–2 4–3 12–2
  GBR 8–3 3–5   1–4 1–2 5–2
  HUN 6–0 2–6 4–1   3–1 4–1
  NOR 12–2 3–4 2–1 1–3   8–1
  ROU 4–2 2–12 2–5 1–4 1–8  

  Belarus and   Denmark are promoted to the 2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, while   China and   South Korea are relegated to Division II.

Division IIEdit

To integrate a new Division III being added for the 2003 Championships, the bottom team in each pool was relegated to the 2003 inaugural Division III competition.

Group AEdit

Group A was played in Cape Town, South Africa between March 31 and April 6, 2002.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Estonia 5 5 0 0 74 7 10
  Belgium 5 4 0 1 37 11 8
  Israel 5 3 0 2 14 22 6
  Australia 5 2 0 3 32 39 4
  South Africa 5 1 0 4 13 37 2
  Turkey 5 0 0 5 3 57 0

ScoresEdit

Team   AUS   BEL   EST   ISR   RSA   TUR
  AUS   4–9 4–20 5–6 8–4 11–0
  BEL 9–4   3–4 3–1 10–0 12–2
  EST 20–4 4–3   11–0 15–0 24–0
  ISR 6–5 1–3 0–11   4–2 3–1
  RSA 4–8 0–10 0–15 2–4   7–0
  TUR 0–11 2–12 0–24 1–3 0–7  

Group BEdit

Group B was played in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia between March 25 and March 31, 2002.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Lithuania 5 5 0 0 71 6 10
  Yugoslavia 5 4 0 1 34 10 8
  Spain 5 3 0 2 28 22 6
  Bulgaria 5 2 0 3 30 29 4
  Iceland 5 1 0 4 14 44 2
  Luxembourg 5 0 0 5 2 68 0

ScoresEdit

Team   BUL   ISL   LTU   LUX   ESP   YUG
  BUL   5–4 3–13 17–2 3–5 2–5
  ISL 4–5   0–20 8–0 1–11 1–8
  LTU 13–3 20–0   20–0 11–2 7–1
  LUX 2–17 0–8 0–20   0–10 0–13
  ESP 5–3 11–1 2–11 10–0   0–7
  YUG 5–2 8–1 1–7 13–0 7–0  

  Estonia and   Lithuania are promoted to Division I, while   Luxembourg and   Turkey are relegated to Division III.

Division II QualificationEdit

In anticipation of a Division III being added for the 2003 Championships, a pseudo-Division III tournament was held in 2002, to determine two teams that would earn qualification (not "promotion") to Division II in 2003. This Division II Qualification tournament took place between April 11 and April 13, 2002 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  North Korea 2 2 0 0 18 4 4
  Mexico 2 0 1 1 7 13 1
  New Zealand 2 0 1 1 9 17 1

All times local

April 11, 2002
20:00
North Korea  11–3  New Zealand
April 12, 2002
20:00
Mexico  1–7  North Korea
April 13, 2002
20:00
New Zealand  6–6  Mexico

  North Korea and   Mexico are promoted to Division II.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 IIHF World Championship". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2010-03-11.

External linksEdit

See also: Women's Championship, 2002 World Juniors