2003 IIHF World Championship

The 2003 IIHF World Championship was held between 26 April and 11 May 2003 in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku, Finland.

2003 IIHF World Championship
2003 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Finland
Dates26 Apri – 11 May
Officially opened byTarja Halonen
Teams16
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (22nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Slovakia
Fourth place Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Games played56
Goals scored349 (6.23 per game)
Attendance449,193 (8,021 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Slovakia Žigmund Pálffy
(15 points)
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2004 →

It was the 67th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Canada won the gold medal after defeating Sweden 3–2 in a tightly fought final. Over 14 minutes into the overtime, Canadian forward Anson Carter beat Swedish goaltender Mikael Tellqvist with a wraparound goal. The goal was contested for several minutes before replays confirmed that Tellqvist had stopped the puck behind the goal line. It was Canada's first World Championship win in five years.

Sweden surrendered five consecutive goals against Finland in their quarterfinal to trail 5–1 seven minutes into the second period, at which point Swedish goaltender Tommy Salo was swapped for Mikael Tellqvist. This proved to be the Swedish team's necessary wake-up call as the Swedes went on to score five unanswered goals before the end of regulation and ultimately win the game 6–5.

Qualification TournamentEdit

The Far Eastern Qualification was played as a single game during the 2003 Asian Winter Games on February 4, 2003 in Hachinohe, Japan. South Korea had opted to not play as they believed it more beneficial to focus on training and developing for their Division II tournament.[1] During the games Japan also beat the Koreans eleven to two in the semi-finals.

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Japan 1 1 0 0 15 0 +15 2
  China 1 0 0 1 0 15 −15 0

All times local

February 4, 2003
19:00
Japan  15–0  China

VenuesEdit

Hartwall Areena
Capacity: 13,349
Elysée Arena
Capacity: 11,820
Tampere Ice Hall
Capacity: 7,800
     
  FinlandHelsinki   FinlandTurku   FinlandTampere

Final tournamentEdit

First roundEdit

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.

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Slovakia 3 3 0 0 22 5 +17 6
  Germany 3 2 0 1 9 8 +1 4
  Ukraine 3 1 0 2 9 13 −4 2
  Japan 3 0 0 3 6 20 −14 0

All times local

27 April 2003
16:00
Germany  5–4  Japan
27 April 2003
20:00
Ukraine  3–9  Slovakia
28 April 2003
16:00
Slovakia  10–1  Japan
29 April 2003
16:00
Germany  3–1  Ukraine
30 April 2003
16:00
Slovakia  3–1  Germany
30 April 2003
20:00
Japan  1–5  Ukraine

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Russia 3 3 0 0 14 5 +9 6
  Switzerland 3 2 0 1 9 7 +2 4
  Denmark 3 1 0 2 8 14 −6 2
  United States 3 0 0 3 4 9 −5 0

All times local

26 April 2003
15:00
United States  2–5  Denmark
26 April 2003
19:00
Switzerland  2–5  Russia
27 April 2003
15:00
United States  0–1  Switzerland
27 April 2003
19:00
Russia  6–1  Denmark
29 April 2003
15:00
Denmark  2–6  Switzerland
29 April 2003
19:00
Russia  3–2  United States

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 3 3 0 0 12 2 +10 6
  Sweden 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 4
  Latvia 3 1 0 2 6 9 −3 2
  Belarus 3 0 0 3 1 9 −8 0

All times local

26 April 2003
16:00
Canada  3–0  Belarus
26 April 2003
20:00
Latvia  1–3  Sweden
27 April 2003
16:00
Canada  6–1  Latvia
27 April 2003
20:00
Sweden  2–1  Belarus
29 April 2003
16:00
Belarus  0–4  Latvia
29 April 2003
20:00
Sweden  1–3  Canada

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 15 4 +11 6
  Finland 3 2 0 1 18 3 +15 4
  Austria 3 1 0 2 8 15 −7 2
  Slovenia 3 0 0 3 4 23 −19 0

All times local

26 April 2003
16:00
Czech Republic  5–2  SloveniaHartwall Areena, Helsinki
26 April 2003
20:00
Austria  1–5  FinlandHartwall Areena, Helsinki
28 April 2003
19:00
Finland  12–0  SloveniaTampere Ice Hall, Tampere
28 April 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  8–1  AustriaHartwall Areena, Helsinki
29 April 2003
20:00
Slovenia  2–6  AustriaHartwall Areena, Helsinki
30 April 2003
16:00
Finland  1–2  Czech RepublicElysée Areena, Turku

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 Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Slovakia 5 4 1 0 27 9 +18 9
  Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 22 7 +15 9
  Finland 5 2 1 2 18 10 +8 5
  Germany 5 2 1 2 11 11 0 5
  Austria 5 1 0 4 9 27 −18 2
  Ukraine 5 0 0 5 8 31 −23 0
26 April 2003
20:00
Austria  1–5  Finland
27 April 2003
20:00
Ukraine  3–9  Slovakia
28 April 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  8–1  Austria
29 April 2003
16:00
Germany  3–1  Ukraine
30 April 2003
16:00
Slovakia  3–1  Germany
30 April 2003
16:00
Finland  1–2  Czech Republic
2 May 2003
16:00
Slovakia  5–1  Finland
2 May 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  5–2  Ukraine
3 May 2003
16:00
Germany  5–1  Austria
3 May 2003
20:00
Finland  9–0  Ukraine
4 May 2003
16:00
Slovakia  7–1  Austria
4 May 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  4–0  Germany
5 May 2003
20:00
Slovakia  3–3  Czech Republic
6 May 2003
16:00
Ukraine  2–5  Austria
6 May 2003
20:00
Finland  2–2  Germany

Group FEdit

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

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Canada 5 4 1 0 18 6 +12 9
  Sweden 5 4 0 1 20 9 +11 8
  Russia 5 2 0 3 16 14 +2 4
  Switzerland 5 2 0 3 14 16 −2 4
  Latvia 5 2 0 3 10 16 −6 4
  Denmark 5 0 1 4 8 25 −17 1
26 April 2003
19:00
Switzerland  2–5  Russia
26 April 2003
20:00
Latvia  1–3  Sweden
27 April 2003
16:00
Canada  6–1  Latvia
27 April 2003
19:00
Russia  6–1  Denmark
29 April 2003
15:00
Denmark  2–6  Switzerland
29 April 2003
20:00
Sweden  1–3  Canada
2 May 2003
16:00
Canada  2–2  Denmark
2 May 2003
20:05
Russia  2–4  Sweden
3 May 2003
16:00
Switzerland  4–2  Latvia
3 May 2003
20:05
Sweden  7–1  Denmark
4 May 2003
16:00
Latvia  2–1  Russia
4 May 2003
20:00
Canada  2–0  Switzerland
5 May 2003
20:00
Russia  2–5  Canada
6 May 2003
16:00
Denmark  2–4  Latvia
6 May 2003
20:00
Switzerland  2–5  Sweden

Consolation Round 13-16 PlaceEdit

Group GEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  United States 3 3 0 0 19 5 +14 6
  Belarus 3 2 0 1 9 8 +1 4
  Slovenia 3 0 1 2 8 14 −6 1
  Japan 3 0 1 2 5 14 −9 1

As the Far Eastern qualifier,   Japan avoids relegation. Therefore,   Belarus and   Slovenia are relegated to Division I for the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

All times local

2 May 2003
15:00
United States  7–2  Slovenia
2 May 2 2003
19:00
Belarus  3–1  Japan
3 May 2003
15:00
Japan  3–3  Slovenia
3 May 2003
19:00
United States  4–2  Belarus
5 May 2003
15:00
Slovenia  3–4  Belarus
5 May 2003
19:00
Japan  1–8  United States

Final roundEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
7 May
 
 
  Canada 3
 
9 May
 
  Germany 2
 
  Canada 8
 
7 May
 
  Czech Republic 4
 
  Czech Republic 3
 
11 May
 
  Russia 0
 
  Canada 3
 
7 May
 
  Sweden 2
 
  Slovakia 3
 
9 May
 
  Switzerland 1
 
  Slovakia 1
 
7 May
 
  Sweden 4 Third place
 
  Sweden 6
 
10 May
 
  Finland 5
 
  Czech Republic 2
 
 
  Slovakia 4
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

7 MayCanada  3–2 (aet)  Germany
7 MaySlovakia  3–1  Switzerland
7 MayCzech Republic  3–0  Russia
7 MaySweden  6–5  Finland
Mats Sundin – 04:451-0
1-107:31 – Teemu Selänne
1-209:13 – Teemu Selänne
1-318:35 – Tomi Kallio
1-425:26 – Kimmo Rintanen
1-526:44 – Teemu Selänne
Jörgen Jönsson – 28:042-5
Peter Forsberg – 29:273-5
Jonas Höglund – 37:204-5
Peter Forsberg – 48:225-5
Per-Johan Axelsson – 55:066-5

SemifinalsEdit

9 MayCanada  8–4  Czech Republic
9 MaySlovakia  1–4  Sweden

Match for third placeEdit

10 MayCzech Republic  2–4  Slovakia

FinalEdit

11 MayCanada  3–2 (aet)
(1-2, 0-0, 1-0, 1-0)
  SwedenHelsinki
Attendance: 13,387
Roberto LuongoGoaliesMikael TellqvistReferee:
  Vladimir Šindler
Linesmen:
  Petr Blümel
  Antti Hämäläinen
0-110:18 − Matias Tjärnqvist
0-218:39 − Per-Johan Axelsson
Shawn Horcoff − 19:171-2
Shane Doan − 49:032-2
Anson Carter − 73:493-2

Ranking and statisticsEdit


 2003 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Canada
22nd title

Tournament awardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Canada
    Sweden
    Slovakia
4   Czech Republic
5   Finland
6   Germany
7   Russia
8   Switzerland
9   Latvia
10   Austria
11   Denmark
12   Ukraine
13   United States
14   Belarus
15   Slovenia
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
  Žigmund Pálffy 9 7 8 15 +9 18 F
  Jozef Stümpel 9 4 11 15 +7 0 F
  Ľubomír Višňovský 9 4 8 12 +11 2 D
  Teemu Selänne 7 8 3 11 +3 2 F
  Saku Koivu 7 1 10 11 +3 4 F
  Dany Heatley 9 7 3 10 +9 10 F
  Mats Sundin 7 6 4 10 +8 10 F
  Miroslav Šatan 9 6 4 10 +2 2 F
  Martin Straka 9 6 4 10 +5 4 F
  Kimmo Rintanen 7 5 4 9 +3 0 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
  Oliver Jonas 180:00 100 4 1.33 96.00 0
  Sean Burke 328:47 156 7 1.28 95.51 1
  Mikael Tellqvist 393:16 150 9 1.37 94.00 0
  Ján Lašák 359:20 168 11 1.84 93.45 0
  Marco Bührer 297:25 137 9 1.82 93.43 1

Source: IIHF.com

See alsoEdit

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