2003 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships

The 2003 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships was the 67th such event sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The competition also served as qualification for division placements in the 2004 competition. Canada won the gold medal, beating Sweden 3–2 in the final.

2003 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships
2002
2004

ChampionshipEdit

Final standings
  1.   Canada
  2.   Sweden
  3.   Slovakia
  4.   Czech Republic
  5.   Finland
  6.   Germany
  7.   Russia
  8.    Switzerland
  9.   Latvia
  10.   Austria
  11.   Denmark
  12.   Ukraine
  13.   United States
  14.   Belarusrelegated to Division I for 2004
  15.   Sloveniarelegated to Division I for 2004
  16.   Japan

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

Played at Budapest, Hungary April 15–21

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Kazakhstan 5 5 0 0 34 9 10
  Poland 5 4 1 0 24 9 8
  Hungary 5 2 2 1 14 13 5
  Netherlands 5 1 3 1 17 22 3
  Romania 5 1 3 1 13 26 3
  Lithuania 5 0 4 1 7 30 1

Group BEdit

Played at Zagreb, Croatia April 13–20

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  France 5 4 0 1 21 5 9
  Norway 5 4 1 0 19 9 8
  Estonia 5 2 3 0 12 20 4
  Italy 5 2 3 0 16 11 4
  Great Britain 5 1 3 1 16 14 3
  Croatia 5 1 4 0 10 35 2

  France and   Kazakhstan are promoted to the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships,   Croatia and   Lithuania are demoted to Division II.

Division IIEdit

Group AEdit

Played at Seoul, South Korea, April 5–12

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  South Korea 5 5 0 0 50 10 10
  Serbia and Montenegro 5 4 1 0 46 11 8
  Spain 5 3 2 0 27 23 6
  Australia 5 2 3 0 25 26 4
  South Africa 5 1 4 0 19 32 2
  Mexico 5 0 5 0 5 70 0

Group BEdit

Played at Sofia, Bulgaria, March 24–30

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  Belgium 5 4 1 0 29 8 8
  China 5 4 1 0 19 13 8
  Bulgaria 5 2 2 1 15 10 5
  North Korea 5 2 2 1 16 13 5
  Israel 5 1 2 2 11 19 4
  Iceland 5 0 5 0 4 31 0

  Belgium and   South Korea are promoted to Division I,   Iceland and   Mexico are demoted to Division III.

Division IIIEdit

Played at Auckland, New Zealand April 3–6

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
  New Zealand 2 2 0 0 14 3 4
  Luxembourg 2 1 1 0 7 10 2
  Turkey 2 0 2 0 4 12 0

  Luxembourg and   New Zealand are promoted to Division II.

See alsoEdit

To celebrate the games, the Finnish government issued a high value commemorative coin: the 2003 Ice Hockey World Championships commemorative coin, with three ice hockey sticks and a puck engraved on the reverse.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

  • IIHF Website
  • Complete results at Passionhockey.com
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 169–70.