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The 2004 IIHF World Championship was held between April 24 and May 9, 2004 in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic.

2004 IIHF World Championship
2004 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
Dates24 April – 9 May
Teams16
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (23rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Fourth place Slovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played56
Goals scored286 (5.11 per match)
Attendance552,097 (9,859 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Dany Heatley
(11 points)
2003
2005

It was the 68th ice Hockey World Championships, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Contents

QualificationEdit

Far Eastern Qualification for the tournament was held on 6 September 2003 in Tokyo, Japan.

All times are local.

6 September 2003
18:00
Japan  4–1
(1–1, 1–0, 2–0)
  South KoreaTokyo

Final tournamentEdit

VenuesEdit

Prague Ostrava
Sazka Arena
Capacity: 17,360
ČEZ Arena
Capacity: 9,568
   

Preliminary roundEdit

Sixteen participating teams were placed in the following four groups. After playing a round-robin, the top three teams in each group advanced to the Qualifying Round while the last team competed in the relegation round.

All times are local (UTC+2).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Czech Republic (H) 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 6 Qualifying round
2   Latvia 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 3
3   Germany 3 1 1 1 6 8 −2 3
4   Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 3 14 −11 0 Relegation round
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
24 April 2004
16:15
Latvia  1–3
(0–3, 0–0, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicSazka Arena, Prague
24 April 2004
20:15
Germany  4–2
(0–0, 2–1, 2–1)
  KazakhstanSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 14,310
26 April 2004
16:15
Germany  1–1
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  LatviaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 14,150
26 April 2004
20:15
Czech Republic  7–0
(5–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  KazakhstanSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 15,056
27 April 2004
20:15
Kazakhstan  1–3
(0–0, 1–0, 0–3)
  LatviaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 8,388
28 April 2004
20:15
Czech Republic  5–1
(1–0, 0–1, 4–0)
  GermanySazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,360

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Slovakia 3 2 1 0 10 5 +5 5 Qualifying round
2   Finland 3 2 0 1 11 8 +3 4
3   United States 3 1 1 1 12 8 +4 3
4   Ukraine 3 0 0 3 2 14 −12 0 Relegation round
24 April 2004
12:15
Slovakia  2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
  UkraineČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,797
24 April 2004
20:15
Finland  4–2
(0–2, 2–0, 2–0)
  United StatesČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,478
26 April 2004
16:15
Finland  5–1
(2–1, 1–0, 2–0)
  UkraineČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,306
26 April 2004
20:15
United States  3–3
(0–1, 3–2, 0–0)
  SlovakiaČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,310
28 April 2004
12:15
Ukraine  1–7
(0–3, 0–2, 1–2)
  United StatesČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 2,587
28 April 2004
20:15
Slovakia  5–2
(2–1, 1–1, 2–0)
  FinlandČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,751

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden 3 3 0 0 13 4 +9 6 Qualifying round
2   Russia 3 2 0 1 14 6 +8 4
3   Denmark 3 1 0 2 7 14 −7 2
4   Japan 3 0 0 3 5 15 −10 0 Relegation round
24 April 2004
16:15
Denmark  1–5
(1–2, 0–1, 0–2)
  SwedenČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 6,204
25 April 2004
16:15
Russia  6–2
(2–0, 2–2, 2–0)
  DenmarkČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 4,624
25 April 2004
20:15
Sweden  5–1
(2–1, 2–0, 1–0)
  JapanČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 4,498
27 April 2004
16:15
Japan  3–4
(2–2, 1–1, 0–1)
  DenmarkČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 4,569
27 April 2004
20:15
Sweden  3–2
(1–0, 0–2, 2–0)
  RussiaČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,428
28 April 2004
16:15
Russia  6–1
(4–1, 1–0, 1–0)
  JapanČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 4,040

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 3 2 1 0 8 3 +5 5 Qualifying round
2   Austria 3 1 2 0 12 6 +6 4
3    Switzerland 3 1 1 1 11 7 +4 3
4   France 3 0 0 3 0 15 −15 0 Relegation round
24 April 2004
12:15
France  0–6
(0–2, 0–1, 0–3)
  AustriaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 3,609
25 April 2004
16:15
Switzerland   6–0
(0–0, 4–0, 2–0)
  FranceSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 8,712
25 April 2004
20:15
Austria  2–2
(1–0, 1–0, 0–2)
  CanadaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 10,486
27 April 2004
12:15
Canada  3–0
(2–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  FranceSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 6,629
27 April 2004
16:15
Switzerland   4–4
(0–0, 1–4, 3–0)
  AustriaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 8,909
28 April 2004
16:15
Canada  3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 14,892

Qualifying roundEdit

The top three teams in the standings of each group of the Preliminary Round advance to the Qualifying Round, and are placed in two groups: teams from Groups A and D compete in Group E, while teams from Groups B and C compete in Group F.

Each team is to play three games in this round, one against each of the three teams from the other group with which they have been paired. These three games, along with the two games already played against the other two advancing teams from the same group in the Preliminary Round, will count in the Qualifying Round standings.

The top four teams in both groups E and F advanced to the Playoff round.

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Czech Republic (H) 5 5 0 0 19 5 +14 10 Quarterfinals
2   Canada 5 3 1 1 15 10 +5 7
3   Latvia 5 1 2 2 8 9 −1 4
4    Switzerland 5 1 2 2 8 11 −3 4
5   Germany 5 1 1 3 6 14 −8 3
6   Austria 5 0 2 3 9 16 −7 2
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
30 April 2004
16:15
Canada  2–0
(1–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  LatviaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 13,533
30 April 2004
20:15
Czech Republic  2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  AustriaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 16,505
1 May 2004
16:15
Latvia  1–1
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 11,870
1 May 2004
20:15
Austria  1–3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
  GermanySazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 12,120
2 May 2004
16:15
Switzerland   1–3
(0–0, 1–2, 0–1)
  Czech RepublicSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,100
2 May 2004
20:15
Canada  6–1
(3–0, 2–1, 1–0)
  GermanySazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 14,015
3 May 2004
16:15
Latvia  5–2
(0–1, 3–1, 2–0)
  AustriaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 14,261
3 May 2004
20:15
Czech Republic  6–2
(2–0, 1–1, 3–1)
  CanadaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,360
4 May 2004
16:15
Germany  0–1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
   SwitzerlandSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 8,556

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Slovakia 5 3 2 0 18 5 +13 8 Quarterfinals
2   Sweden 5 3 2 0 12 5 +7 8
3   Finland 5 3 1 1 17 8 +9 7
4   United States 5 2 1 2 17 15 +2 5
5   Russia 5 1 0 4 10 14 −4 2
6   Denmark 5 0 0 5 6 33 −27 0
30 April 2004
16:15
Sweden  1–1
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
  FinlandČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,097
30 April 2004
20:15
Slovakia  2–0
(0–0, 2–0, 0–0)
  RussiaČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,568
1 May 2004
16:15
Finland  6–0
(2–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  DenmarkČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 5,492
1 May 2004
20:15
Russia  2–3
(0–1, 2–0, 0–2)
  United StatesČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 6,512
2 May 2004
16:15
Denmark  0–8
(0–3, 0–4, 0–1)
  SlovakiaČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,345
2 May 2004
20:15
Sweden  3–1
(1–0, 0–1, 2–0)
  United StatesČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 6,205
3 May 2004
16:15
Finland  4–0
(0–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  RussiaČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 6,944
3 May 2004
20:15
Slovakia  0–0
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
  SwedenČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,962
4 May 2004
20:15
United States  8–3
(4–3, 4–0, 0–0)
  DenmarkSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 8,612

Relegation roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
1   Kazakhstan 3 2 1 0 12 5 +7 5
2   Ukraine 3 1 2 0 10 6 +4 4
3   Japan 3 0 2 1 7 9 −2 2 IIHF World Championship Division I
4   France 3 0 1 2 4 13 −9 1
30 April 2004
12:15
Kazakhstan  5–0
(2–0, 3–0, 0–0)
  FranceSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 2,402
30 April 2004
12:15
Ukraine  2–2
(0–0, 1–0, 1–2)
  JapanČEZ Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 681
1 May 2004
12:15
Japan  3–5
(2–1, 0–3, 1–1)
  KazakhstanSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 3,620
2 May 2004
12:15
Ukraine  6–2
(2–1, 0–0, 4–1)
  FranceSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 4,203
3 May 2004
12:15
Kazakhstan  2–2
(1–1, 0–0, 1–1)
  UkraineSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 3,110
4 May 2004
12:15
France  2–2
(0–2, 2–0, 0–0)
  JapanSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 3,050

Playoff roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
5 May
 
 
  Czech Republic2
 
8 May
 
  United States (GWS)3
 
  United States2
 
5 May
 
  Sweden3
 
  Sweden4
 
9 May
 
  Latvia1
 
  Sweden3
 
6 May
 
  Canada5
 
  Slovakia3
 
8 May
 
   Switzerland1
 
  Slovakia1
 
6 May
 
  Canada2 Third place
 
  Canada (OT)5
 
9 May
 
  Finland4
 
  Slovakia0
 
 
  United States (GWS)1
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

5 May 2004
16:15
Sweden  4–1
(3–0, 0–0, 1–1)
  LatviaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 15,920
5 May 2004
20:15
Czech Republic  2–3 GWS
(0–0, 2–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  United StatesSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,360
6 May 2004
16:15
Canada  5–4 OT
(0–2, 3–1, 1–1)
(OT: 1–0)
  FinlandSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 15,615
6 May 2004
20:15
Slovakia  3–1
(0–1, 2–0, 1–0)
   SwitzerlandSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 16,905

SemifinalsEdit

8 May 2004
16:15
Slovakia  1–2
(0–0, 1–1, 0–1)
  CanadaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,204
8 May 2004
20:15
United States  2–3
(0–2, 1–1, 1–0)
  SwedenSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,215

Bronze medal gameEdit

9 May 2004
16:15
Slovakia  0–1 GWS
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  United StatesSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 16,152

Gold medal gameEdit

9 May 2004
20:30
Sweden  3–5
(2–1, 1–2, 0–2)
  CanadaSazka Arena, Prague
Attendance: 17,360

Ranking and StatisticsEdit

 
 2004 IIHF World Championship Winners 
 
Canada
23rd title

Tournament AwardsEdit

Final standingsEdit

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

    Canada
    Sweden
    United States
4   Slovakia
5   Czech Republic
6   Finland
7   Latvia
8    Switzerland
9   Germany
10   Russia
11   Austria
12   Denmark
13   Kazakhstan
14   Ukraine
15   Japan
16   France

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
  Dany Heatley 9 8 3 11 +3 4 F
  Ville Peltonen 7 4 6 10 +6 2 F
  Jaromír Jágr 7 5 4 9 +2 6 F
  Martin Ručinský 7 5 4 9 +5 6 F
  Olli Jokinen 7 5 3 8 +6 6 F
  Richard Park 9 5 3 8 +5 0 F
  Pavol Demitra 9 4 4 8 +5 4 F
  Miroslav Šatan 9 4 4 8 +4 4 F
  Daniel Brière 9 2 6 8 +2 6 F
  Shawn Horcoff 9 3 4 7 +4 8 F
  Václav Prospal 7 3 4 7 +5 2 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
  Ján Lašák 538:37 195 9 1.00 95.38 4
  Tomáš Vokoun 380:00 126 7 1.11 94.44 2
  Ty Conklin 300:00 152 10 2.00 93.42 1
  Martin Gerber 358:20 162 11 1.84 93.21 2
  Artūrs Irbe 300:00 120 9 1.80 92.50 0

Source: IIHF.com

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit