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Ice hockey at the 1992 Winter Olympics

The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was the 16th Olympic Championship. The games were played at the Méribel Ice Palace in Méribel, about 45 km from host city Albertville. The competition, held from 8 to 23 February, was won by the Unified Team in its only appearance. The team was composed of some newly emerged nations from the former Soviet Union, which had dissolved just weeks before the Games began. Canada won the silver medal, its first hockey medal since 1968 and 11th Olympic ice hockey medal.[1]

1992 Winter Olympics
Ice Hockey
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host country France
Dates8–23 February
Teams12
Venue(s)Méribel Ice Palace
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgOlympic flag.svg Unified Team (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played46
Goals scored316 (6.87 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Joe Juneau 15 points
1988
1994

Contents

MedalistsEdit

QualificationEdit

The Olympic tournament was to be contested by twelve nations. The top eleven nations from the 1991 World Championships (eight from pool A, top three from pool B) qualified directly, while the twelfth ranked nation had to play off against the winner of that year's pool C.[2]

14 April 1991Denmark  4–6
(0–5, 2–1, 2–0)
  PolandCopenhagen
16 April 1991Poland  9–5
(4–2, 2–2, 3–1)
  DenmarkOświęcim

Poland qualified in final tournament

First roundEdit

Twelve participating teams were placed in two groups. After playing a round-robin, the top four teams in each group advanced to the Medal Round while the last two teams competed in the Consolation Round for the 9th to 12th places.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 5 4 1 0 18 7 +11 9 Quarterfinals
2   Sweden 5 3 2 0 22 11 +11 8
3   Finland 5 3 1 1 22 11 +11 7
4   Germany 5 2 0 3 11 12 −1 4
5   Italy 5 1 0 4 18 24 −6 2 Consolation round
6   Poland 5 0 0 5 4 30 −26 0
9 February 1992Sweden  7–2
(2–1, 3–0, 2–1)
  PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
9 February 1992Finland  5–1
(1–0, 2–0, 2–1)
  GermanyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
9 February 1992United States  6–3
(2–1, 0–2, 4–0)
  ItalyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

11 February 1992Finland  9–1
(4–0, 1–0, 4–1)
  PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
11 February 1992United States  2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  GermanyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
11 February 1992Sweden  7–3
(2–0, 4–1, 1–2)
  ItalyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

13 February 1992Italy  7–1
(5–1, 1–0, 1–0)
  PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
13 February 1992United States  4–1
(1–0, 1–1, 2–0)
  FinlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
13 February 1992Sweden  3–1
(3–1, 0–0, 0–0)
  GermanyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

15 February 1992Italy  2–5
(0–2, 2–0, 0–3)
  GermanyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
15 February 1992Sweden  2–2
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1)
  FinlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
15 February 1992United States  3–0
(0–0, 2–0, 1–0)
  PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

17 February 1992Germany  4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
  PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
17 February 1992Finland  5–3
(3–0, 0–1, 2–2)
  ItalyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
17 February 1992Sweden  3–3
(0–1, 0–1, 3–1)
  United StatesMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 5 4 0 1 28 9 +19 8[a] Quarterfinals
2   Unified Team 5 4 0 1 32 10 +22 8[a]
3   Czechoslovakia 5 4 0 1 25 15 +10 8[a]
4   France (H) 5 2 0 3 14 22 −8 4
5    Switzerland 5 1 0 4 13 25 −12 2 Consolation round
6   Norway 5 0 0 5 7 38 −31 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Canada 2 Pts, +3GD; United Team 2 Pts 0GD; Czechoslovakia 2 Pts, –3GD
8 February 1992Canada  3–2
(1–1, 2–0, 0–1)
  FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
8 February 1992Czechoslovakia  10–1
(4–0, 5–1, 1–0)
  NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
8 February 1992Unified Team  8–1
(3–0, 3–0, 2–1)
   SwitzerlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

10 February 1992Unified Team  8–1
(3–0, 2–0, 3–1)
  NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
10 February 1992Czechoslovakia  6–4
(0–2, 4–1, 2–1)
  FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
10 February 1992Canada  6–1
(1–0, 4–0, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

12 February 1992Canada  10–0
(3–0, 3–0, 4–0)
  NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
12 February 1992Switzerland   3–4
(2–1, 1–2, 0–1)
  FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
12 February 1992Unified Team  3–4
(1–2, 1–0, 1–2)
  CzechoslovakiaMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

14 February 1992Unified Team  8–0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
  FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
14 February 1992Switzerland   6–3
(0–1, 1–1, 5–1)
  NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
14 February 1992Canada  5–1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
  CzechoslovakiaMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

16 February 1992Norway  2–4
(0–1, 0–0, 2–3)
  FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
16 February 1992Czechoslovakia  4–2
(1–1, 1–1, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
16 February 1992Canada  4–5
(2–3, 0–1, 2–1)
  Unified TeamMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

Consolation roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
9–12th place semifinals9th place game
 
      
 
18 February
 
 
  Italy3
 
21 February
 
  Norway5
 
  Norway5
 
19 February
 
   Switzerland2
 
   Switzerland7
 
 
  Poland2
 
11th place game
 
 
20 February
 
 
  Italy1
 
 
  Poland4

9–12th place semifinalsEdit

18 February 1992Italy  3–5
(1–1, 1–2, 1–2)
  NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
19 February 1992Switzerland   7–2
(1–0, 2–2, 4–0)
  PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

11th place gameEdit

20 February 1992Italy  1–4
(0–3, 1–0, 0–1)
  PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

9th place gameEdit

21 February 1992Norway  5–2
(2–0, 0–1, 3–1)
   SwitzerlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

Consolation Round 5th-8th PlacesEdit

  • February 20
  France 4:5   Germany
  Sweden 3:2   Finland

7th Place MatchEdit

  • February 22
  France 1:4   Finland

5th Place MatchEdit

  • February 22
  Sweden 4:3   Germany

Final roundEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

February 18  Canada4:3 (SO)
(1-2, 1-0, 1-1)
  Germany
February 18  Czechoslovakia3:1
(1-1, 0-0, 2-0)
  Sweden
February 19  France1:4
(1-0, 0-3, 0-1)
  United States
February 19  Unified Team6:1
(2-1, 2-0, 2-0)
  Finland

Semi-finalsEdit

February 21  Unified Team5:2
(2-1, 0-1, 3-0)
  United States
February 21  Canada4:2
(2-1, 0-1, 2-0)
  Czechoslovakia

Bronze Medal GameEdit

February 22  Czechoslovakia6:1
(2-0, 1-0, 3-1)
  United States

Gold Medal GameEdit

February 23
14:15
  Unified Team3:1
(0-0, 0-0, 3-1)
  CanadaMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 6,100

Leading scorersEdit

Rk Name GP G A Pts
1   Joe Juneau 8 6 9 15
2   Andrei Khomutov 8 7 7 14
3   Robert Lang 8 5 8 13
4   Teemu Selänne 8 7 4 11
5   Eric Lindros 8 5 6 11
  Hannu Järvenpää 8 5 6 11
7   Vyacheslav Bykov 8 4 7 11
8   Yuri Khmylev 8 4 6 10
  Mika Nieminen 8 4 6 10
10   Nikolai Borschevskiy 8 7 2 9

Final RankingsEdit

Unified Medal controversyEdit

Russian goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was the third on the depth chart and never played when the Unified Team won gold in Albertville, France. Instead of giving the gold to someone who did not play, coach Viktor Tikhonov kept it. Only players are given Olympic medals; coaches and management are not. The medal was finally returned to Khabibulin in a private medal ceremony during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ice Hockey at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ 1992 olympic qualifier
  3. ^ Genessy, Jody; Buckley, Tim (February 16, 2002). "Russian gets his gold back". Deseret News. Retrieved February 16, 2018.

External linksEdit