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Ice hockey at the 1994 Winter Olympics

The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, was the 18th Olympic Championship. Sweden won its first gold medal, becoming the sixth nation to ever win Olympic ice hockey gold. The tournament, held from February 12 to February 27, was played at the Fjellhallen in Gjøvik and the Håkons Hall in Lillehammer. There was no women's tournament at the Olympics until 1998.[1]

1994 Winter Olympics
Ice Hockey
Ice hockey Olympics 1994.png
Tournament details
Host country Norway
Dates12–27 February
Teams12
Venue(s)Fjellhallen
Håkons Hall (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Sweden (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Russia
Tournament statistics
Matches played46
Goals scored308 (6.7 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Slovakia Žigmund Pálffy
(10 points)
1992
1998

MedalistsEdit

QualificationEdit

The top eleven nations from the 1993 World Championships qualified directly. To fill the twelfth spot, five nations were selected to compete: The top two from Group B (Great Britain and Poland), the top nation from Group C (Latvia), the best Asian nation (Japan), and Slovakia. This was the first IIHF event for Slovakia.[2]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Slovakia 4 3 1 0 25 8 +17 7 1994 Winter Olympics
2   Latvia 4 3 0 1 22 14 +8 6
3   Poland 4 1 2 1 14 16 −2 4
4   Japan 4 1 0 3 11 22 −11 2
5   Great Britain (H) 4 0 1 3 9 21 −12 1
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
28 August 1993Great Britain  2–2
(0–1, 0–0, 2–0)
  PolandSheffield
29 August 1993Slovakia  7–2
(3–1, 2–1, 2–0)
  JapanSheffield
30 August 1993Latvia  6–2
(3–0, 1–0, 2–2)
  PolandSheffield
30 August 1993Great Britain  2–4
(0–1, 1–2, 1–1)
  JapanSheffield
1 September 1993Slovakia  4–4
(2–0, 1–1, 1–3)
  PolandSheffield
1 September 1993Great Britain  4–8
(2–1, 2–4, 0–3)
  LatviaSheffield
2 September 1993Latvia  1–7
(1–2, 0–3, 0–2)
  SlovakiaSheffield
2 September 1993Poland  6–4
(0–1, 5–1, 1–2)
  JapanSheffield
4 September 1993Japan  1–7
(0–3, 1–0, 0–4)
  LatviaSheffield
4 September 1993Great Britain  1–7
(0–2, 1–3, 0–2)
  SlovakiaSheffield

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Finland 5 5 0 0 25 4 +21 10 Quarterfinals
2   Germany 5 3 0 2 11 14 −3 6[a]
3   Czech Republic 5 3 0 2 16 11 +5 6[a]
4   Russia 5 3 0 2 20 14 +6 6[a]
5   Austria 5 1 0 4 13 28 −15 2 9–12th place semifinals
6   Norway (H) 5 0 0 5 5 19 −14 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Germany 2Pts, +1GD; Czech Republic 2Pts, 0GD; Russia 2Pts, –1GD
12 February 1994
12:00
Finland  3–1
(2–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  Czech RepublicHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 5,200
12 February 1994
18:30
Russia  5–1
(2–1, 1–0, 2–0)
  NorwayGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 5,200
12 February 1994
21:00
Austria  3–4
(1–1, 0–0, 2–3)
  GermanyHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 3,300

14 February 1994
15:00
Germany  2–1
(1–0, 1–1, 0–0)
  NorwayHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245
14 February 1994
17:30
Czech Republic  7–3
(2–2, 4–1, 1–0)
  AustriaGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 4,340
14 February 1994
20:00
Russia  0–5
(0–1, 0–4, 0–0)
  FinlandHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 8,751

16 February 1994
15:00
Austria  1–9
(0–1, 1–7, 0–1)
  RussiaHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 6,343
16 February 1994
17:30
Czech Republic  1–0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  GermanyGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 5,150
16 February 1994
20:00
Norway  0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
  FinlandHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,250

18 February 1994
15:00
Germany  4–2
(2–0, 1–1, 1–1)
  RussiaHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 8,600
18 February 1994
17:30
Finland  6–2
(1–0, 2–1, 3–1)
  AustriaGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 4,945
18 February 1994
20:00
Czech Republic  4–1
(3–0, 0–0, 1–1)
  NorwayHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245

20 February 1994
15:00
Russia  4–3
(2–2, 2–0, 0–1)
  Czech RepublicHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,140
20 February 1994
17:30
Germany  1–7
(0–3, 0–2, 1–2)
  FinlandGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 5,261
20 February 1994
20:00
Norway  2–4
(1–1, 1–1, 0–2)
  AustriaHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,225

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Slovakia 5 3 2 0 26 14 +12 8 Quarterfinals
2   Canada 5 3 1 1 17 11 +6 7[a]
3   Sweden 5 3 1 1 23 13 +10 7[a]
4   United States 5 1 3 1 21 17 +4 5
5   Italy 5 1 0 4 15 31 −16 2 9–12th place semifinals
6   France 5 0 1 4 11 27 −16 1
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Sweden 2–3 Canada
13 February 1994
15:00
Sweden  4–4
(2–1, 0–2, 2–1)
  SlovakiaHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,213
13 February 1994
17:30
Italy  2–7
(1–2, 0–4, 1–1)
  CanadaGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 5,170
13 February 1994
20:00
France  4–4
(1–2, 1–0, 2–2)
  United StatesHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 8,145

15 February 1994
15:00
Sweden  4–1
(1–0, 1–1, 2–0)
  ItalyHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 8,731
15 February 1994
17:30
United States  3–3
(1–1, 0–1, 2–1)
  SlovakiaGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 5,200
15 February 1994
20:00
Canada  3–1
(1–0, 2–0, 0–1)
  FranceHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 6,445

17 February 1994
15:00
Slovakia  10–4
(6–2, 3–1, 1–1)
  ItalyHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 5,123
17 February 1994
17:30
France  1–7
(0–3, 1–2, 0–2)
  SwedenGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 5,150
17 February 1994
20:00
Canada  3–3
(1–0, 1–2, 1–1)
  United StatesHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245

19 February 1994
15:00
Canada  1–3
(1–1, 0–1, 0–1)
  SlovakiaHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245
19 February 1994
17:30
Italy  7–3
(2–1, 3–2, 2–0)
  FranceGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 5,050
19 February 1994
20:00
United States  4–6
(1–2, 0–2, 3–2)
  SwedenHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245

21 February 1994
15:00
Sweden  2–3
(1–1, 1–2, 0–0)
  CanadaHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245
21 February 1994
17:30
Slovakia  6–2
(4–1, 2–0, 0–1)
  FranceGjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall, Gjøvik
Attendance: 4,698
21 February 1994
20:00
United States  7–1
(5–1, 1–0, 1–0)
  ItalyHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,243

Consolation roundEdit

 
9–12th place semifinalsNinth place game
 
      
 
22 February
 
 
  Austria4
 
24 February
 
  France (GWS)5
 
  France2
 
22 February
 
  Italy3
 
  Italy6
 
 
  Norway3
 
Eleventh place game
 
 
24 February
 
 
  Norway3
 
 
  Austria1

9–12th place semifinalsEdit

22 February
16:30
Austria  4–5 GWS
(2–2, 0–1, 2–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  FranceHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,136
22 February
21:00
Italy  6–3
(3–2, 1–1, 2–0)
  NorwayHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,228

Eleventh place gameEdit

24 February
16:00
Norway  3–1
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  AustriaHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245

Ninth place gameEdit

24 February
15:00
France  2–3
(1–1, 1–0, 0–2)
  ItalyGjøvik, Fjellhallen
Attendance: 3,770

Playoff roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal game
 
          
 
23 February
 
 
  Finland6
 
25 February
 
  United States1
 
  Finland3
 
23 February
 
  Canada5
 
  Canada (OT)3
 
27 February
 
  Czech Republic2
 
  Canada2
 
23 February
 
  Sweden (GWS)3
 
  Slovakia2
 
25 February
 
  Russia (OT)3
 
  Russia3
 
23 February
 
  Sweden4 Bronze medal game
 
  Germany0
 
26 February
 
  Sweden3
 
  Russia0
 
 
  Finland4
 
 
5–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
24 February
 
 
  Czech Republic5
 
26 February
 
  United States3
 
  Czech Republic7
 
24 February
 
  Slovakia1
 
  Germany5
 
 
  Slovakia (OT)6
 
Seventh place game
 
 
26 February
 
 
  Germany4
 
 
  United States3

QuarterfinalsEdit

23 February
15:00
Canada  3–2 OT
(0–1, 1–0, 1–1)
(OT 1–0)
  Czech RepublicGjøvik, Fjellhallen
Attendance: 4,180
23 February
16:30
Finland  6–1
(2–0, 2–1, 2–0)
  United StatesLillehammer, Håkons Hall
Attendance: 9,046
23 February
19:30
Germany  0–3
(0–0, 0–1, 0–2)
  SwedenGjøvik, Fjellhallen
Attendance: 5,175
23 February
21:00
Slovakia  2–3 OT
(2–1, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
  RussiaLillehammer, Håkons Hall
Attendance: 9,095

5–8th place semifinalsEdit

24 February
19:30
Czech Republic  5–3
(3–2, 1–0, 1–1)
  United StatesGjøvik, Fjellhallen
Attendance: 5,078
24 February
21:00
Germany  5–6 OT
(3–0, 0–3, 2–2)
(OT: 0–1)
  SlovakiaHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 8,925

SemifinalsEdit

25 February
19:30
Finland  3–5
(0–0, 2–2, 1–3)
  CanadaGjøvik, Fjellhallen
Attendance: 5,237
25 February
21:00
Russia  3–4
(1–2, 0–1, 2–1)
  SwedenHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245

Seventh place gameEdit

26 February
16:30
Germany  4–3
(1–1, 1–1, 2–1)
  United StatesHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,045

Fifth place gameEdit

26 February
19:30
Czech Republic  7–1
(4–1, 1–0, 2–0)
  SlovakiaGjøvik, Fjellhallen
Attendance: 4,465

Bronze medal gameEdit

26 February
21:00
Russia  0–4
(0–2, 0–2, 0–0)
  FinlandHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,215

Gold medal gameEdit

27 February
15:15
Canada  2–3 GWS
(0–1, 0–0, 2–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  SwedenHåkons Hall, Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,245

Gold medal gameEdit

An exciting gold medal game saw Sweden force overtime by tying the score with less than two minutes to go. After a scoreless overtime, the winner was determined by a shootout. The first five rounds saw two players for each side make their penalty shots (Nedved and Kariya for Canada and Forsberg and Svensson for Sweden). In the sixth round, both Nedved and Svensson missed their shots. Forsberg then scored on Canadian goaltender Hirsch to start the seventh round. Kariya took Canada's seventh round shot and was stopped by Swedish goaltender Salo—giving the Swedes the gold medal.[3]

Commemorative Swedish stampEdit

In 1995, the Swedish postal service memorialized Forsberg's game winning shootout goal by issuing a commemorative stamp. Because goaltender Corey Hirsch would not grant permission for his likeness to be used on the stamp, he was 'disguised' by means of changing the color of his sweater and his player number.[4]

Final rankingEdit

Rank Team
    Sweden
    Canada
    Finland
4   Russia
5   Czech Republic
6   Slovakia
7   Germany
8   United States
9   Italy
10   France
11   Norway
12   Austria

Statistics and awardsEdit

Leading scorersEdit

# Player GP G A Pts PIM POS
1   Žigmund Pálffy 8 3 7 10 8 F
2   Miroslav Šatan 8 9 0 9 0 F
3   Peter Šťastný 8 5 4 9 9 F
4   Håkan Loob 8 4 5 9 2 F
5   Gaetano Orlando 7 3 6 9 4 F
6   Patrik Juhlin 8 7 1 8 16 F
7   Jiří Kučera 8 6 2 8 4 F
8   Marty Dallman 7 4 4 8 8 F
9   Mika Nieminen 8 3 5 8 0 F
9   David Sacco 8 3 5 8 12 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: eliteprospects.com

Media All-StarsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ice Hockey at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  2. ^ Qualifying tournament at passionhockey.com
  3. ^ "Jeux Olympiques de Lillehammer 1994". HockeyArchives.info. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
  4. ^ "Hirsch Stung By Forsberg Again". GreatestHockeyLegends.com. Retrieved 2010-02-16.

External linksEdit