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

2003 IIHF World Championship
2003 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Finland
DatesApril 26 – May 11
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
Matches played56
Goals scored349 (6.23 per match)
Attendance449,193 (8,021 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Slovakia Žigmund Pálffy
(15 points)
2002
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.[5]

Contents

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 GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Japan 1 1 0 0 15 0 2
  China 1 0 0 1 0 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   Finland - Tampere

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 GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Slovakia 3 3 0 0 22 5 6
  Germany 3 2 0 1 9 8 4
  Ukraine 3 1 0 2 9 13 2
  Japan 3 0 0 3 6 20 0

All times local

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

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Russia 3 3 0 0 14 5 6
   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 9 7 4
  Denmark 3 1 0 2 8 14 2
  United States 3 0 0 3 4 9 0

All times local

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

Group CEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Canada 3 3 0 0 12 2 6
  Sweden 3 2 0 1 6 5 4
  Latvia 3 1 0 2 6 9 2
  Belarus 3 0 0 3 1 9 0

All times local

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

Group DEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 15 4 6
  Finland 3 2 0 1 18 3 4
  Austria 3 1 0 2 8 15 2
  Slovenia 3 0 0 3 4 23 0

All times local

April 26, 2003
16:00
Czech Republic  5–2  SloveniaHartwall Areena, Helsinki
April 26, 2003
20:00
Austria  1–5  FinlandHartwall Areena, Helsinki
April 28, 2003
19:00
Finland  12–0  SloveniaTampere Ice Hall, Tampere
April 28, 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  8–1  AustriaHartwall Areena, Helsinki
April 29, 2003
20:00
Slovenia  2–6  AustriaHartwall Areena, Helsinki
April 30, 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 GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Slovakia 5 4 1 0 27 9 9
  Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 22 7 9
  Finland 5 2 1 2 18 10 5
  Germany 5 2 1 2 11 11 5
  Austria 5 1 0 4 9 27 2
  Ukraine 5 0 0 5 8 31 0
April 26, 2003
20:00
Austria  1–5  Finland
April 27, 2003
20:00
Ukraine  3–9  Slovakia
April 28, 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  8–1  Austria
April 29, 2003
16:00
Germany  3–1  Ukraine
April 30, 2003
16:00
Slovakia  3–1  Germany
April 30, 2003
16:00
Finland  1–2  Czech Republic
May 2, 2003
16:00
Slovakia  5–1  Finland
May 2, 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  5–2  Ukraine
May 3, 2003
16:00
Germany  5–1  Austria
May 3, 2003
20:00
Finland  9–0  Ukraine
May 4, 2003
16:00
Slovakia  7–1  Austria
May 4, 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  4–0  Germany
May 5, 2003
20:00
Slovakia  3–3  Czech Republic
May 6, 2003
16:00
Ukraine  2–5  Austria
May 6, 2003
20:00
Finland  2–2  Germany

Group FEdit

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

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  Canada 5 4 1 0 18 6 9
  Sweden 5 4 0 1 20 9 8
  Russia 5 2 0 3 16 14 4
   Switzerland 5 2 0 3 14 16 4
  Latvia 5 2 0 3 10 16 4
  Denmark 5 0 1 4 8 25 1
April 26, 2003
19:00
Switzerland   2–5  Russia
April 26, 2003
20:00
Latvia  1–3  Sweden
April 27, 2003
16:00
Canada  6–1  Latvia
April 27, 2003
19:00
Russia  6–1  Denmark
April 29, 2003
15:00
Denmark  2–6   Switzerland
April 29, 2003
20:00
Sweden  1–3  Canada
May 2, 2003
16:00
Canada  2–2  Denmark
May 2, 2003
20:05
Russia  2–4  Sweden
May 3, 2003
16:00
Switzerland   4–2  Latvia
May 3, 2003
20:05
Sweden  7–1  Denmark
May 4, 2003
16:00
Latvia  2–1  Russia
May 4, 2003
20:00
Canada  2–0   Switzerland
May 5, 2003
20:00
Russia  2–5  Canada
May 6, 2003
16:00
Denmark  2–4  Latvia
May 6, 2003
20:00
Switzerland   2–5  Sweden

Consolation Round 13-16 PlaceEdit

Group GEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
  United States 3 3 0 0 19 5 6
  Belarus 3 2 0 1 9 8 4
  Slovenia 3 0 1 2 8 14 1
  Japan 3 0 1 2 5 14 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

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

Final roundEdit

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

QuarterfinalsEdit

07 MayCanada  3-2 (aet)  Germany
07 MaySlovakia  3-1   Switzerland
07 MayCzech Republic  3-0  Russia
07 MaySweden  6-5  Finland

SemifinalsEdit

09 MayCanada  8-4  Czech Republic
09 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

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

ReferencesEdit

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