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The 2004 Bandy World Championship was a competition between bandy playing nations. The men's tournament was played in Sweden on 1–8 February 2004 for Group A and Group B was played at the City Park Ice Rink in Hungary on 25–28 February 2004. Finland won the championship for the 1st time.[1][2] There were 11 bandy playing countries participating in the 2004 championships: Finland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia, Sweden (group A) and Belarus, Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Netherlands and United States (group B).[3]

2004 Bandy World Championship
2004 Bandy World Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countries Sweden
 Hungary
Dates1 – 8 and 25 – 28 February
Teams11
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Finland
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place Kazakhstan
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Scoring leader(s)Ari Holopainen, Finland
(10 points)
2003
2005

Contents

ResultsEdit

Finland became champion. For the first time ever the championship went to a team other than Soviet Union/Russia or Sweden.

Group AEdit

First roundEdit

  • 1 February
Sweden–Kazakhstan 14–2
Russia–Norway 6–3
  • 2 February
Kazakhstan–Russia 3–10
Sweden–Finland 7–1
  • 3 February
Finland–Norway 5–3
Sweden–Russia 4–3
  • 4 February
Kazakhstan–Norway 4–4
Russia–Finland 3–4
  • 5 February
Finland–Kazakhstan 3–7
Sweden–Norway 6–6
Rank Country Pts W T L Bp Bc Diff
1   Sweden 7 3 1 0 31 12 +19
2   Russia 4 2 0 2 22 14 +8
3   Finland 4 2 0 2 13 20 −7
4   Kazakhstan 3 1 1 2 16 31 −15
5   Norway 2 0 2 2 16 21 −5

Final roundEdit

SemifinalsEdit

  • 7 February
Sweden–Kazakhstan 10–3
Russia–Finland 3–4

Match for 3rd placeEdit

  • 8 February
Russia–Kazakhstan 5–2

FinalEdit

  • 8 February
Sweden–Finland 4–5 (aet)

Group BEdit

 
Group B was played in Budapest

First roundEdit

  • 25 February
Canada–USA 3–4
Hungary–Estonia 2–3
Belarus–Netherlands 7–0
Estonia–Canada 2–6
Hungary–USA 1–10
  • 26 February
Belarus–Estonia 2–1
Netherlands–USA 0–12
Belarus–Canada 3–2
Estonia–USA 0–10
Hungary–Netherlands 4–1
  • 27 February
Hungary–Belarus 4–2
Netherlands–Canada 1–6
Belarus–USA 1–6
Netherlands–Estonia 0–6
Hungary–Canada 3–3
Rank Country Pts W T L Bp Bc Diff
1   United States 10 5 0 0 42 5 +37
2   Belarus 6 3 0 2 15 13 +2
3   Canada 5 2 1 2 20 13 +7
4   Hungary 5 2 1 2 14 19 −5
5   Estonia 4 2 0 3 12 20 −8
6   Netherlands 0 0 0 5 2 35 −33

Play-off matchesEdit

Match for 3rd placeEdit

  • 28 February

Hungary–Canada 5–1

FinalEdit

  • 28 February

USA–Belarus 7–0

ReferencesEdit