Ice hockey at the 2002 Winter Olympics – Men's qualification

Fourteen nations would qualify for the Olympic tournament, eight to the preliminary round, and six to the first round. The IIHF used the standings of the 1999 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships to determine qualification. First, the top six nations from Pool A would go directly to the first round. The preliminary round was made up of the nations ranked seventh and eighth, along with six others from a series of qualification tournaments. The nations ranked nine through twelve went straight to the final qualification round, with all other participants playing through pre-qualification tournaments.[1]

Regional QualificationEdit

Two Regional qualifiers were used to thin the field for Pre-Qualification to sixteen nations.

Far East

Played September 3–5, 1999 in Aomori, Japan.

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS      
  Japan 2 2 0 0 14 0 4 5 - 0 9 - 0
  China 2 1 1 0 4 7 2 0 - 5 4 - 2
  South Korea 2 0 2 0 2 13 0 0 - 9 2 - 4
European

Played December 11–12, 1999 in Sofia Bulgaria. Croatia should have played as well, but the proper application was accidentally not sent to the IIHF.[2]

Olympic Pre-QualificationEdit

Four tournaments were played February 10–13, 2000, with the winner of each advancing to the final qualification round.

Group 1

Played in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Germany 3 3 0 0 21 3 6 2 - 1 5 - 2 14 - 0
  Italy 3 2 1 0 21 2 4 1 - 2 7 - 0 13 - 0
  Slovenia 3 1 2 0 13 12 2 2 - 5 0 - 7 11 - 0
  FR Yugoslavia 3 0 3 0 0 38 0 0 - 14 0 - 13 0 - 11
Group 2

Played in Tallinn, Estonia

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Ukraine 3 2 1 0 11 6 4 3 - 5 5 - 0 3 - 1
  Kazakhstan 3 2 1 0 20 9 4 5 - 3 2 - 4 13 - 2
  Estonia 3 2 1 0 13 9 4 0 - 5 4 - 2 9 - 2
  Lithuania 3 0 3 0 5 25 0 1 - 3 2 - 13 2 - 9
Group 3

Played in Gdańsk, Poland

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  France 3 3 0 0 19 7 6 5 - 2 5 - 4 9 - 1
  Poland 3 2 1 0 17 9 4 2 - 5 4 - 2 11 - 2
  Great Britain 3 1 2 0 10 9 2 4 - 5 2 - 4 4 - 0
  Romania 3 0 3 0 3 24 0 1 - 9 2 - 11 0 - 4
Group 4

Played in Copenhagen, Denmark

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Denmark 3 3 0 0 16 7 6 7 - 3 3 - 1 6 - 3
  Japan 3 2 1 0 15 11 4 3 - 7 5 - 3 7 - 1
  Netherlands 3 1 2 0 9 9 2 1 - 3 3 - 5 5 - 1
  Hungary 3 0 3 0 5 18 0 3 - 6 1 - 7 1 - 5

Final Olympic QualificationEdit

Two tournaments were played February 8–11, 2001, with 6 of the remaining 8 nations qualifying for the Olympics.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 3 2 1 0 10 6 +4 5 2002 Winter Olympics
2   Belarus 3 1 2 0 10 6 +4 4
3   Ukraine 3 1 1 1 8 6 +2 3
4   Norway (H) 3 0 0 3 8 18 −10 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host

All times are local (UTC+1).

8 February 2001
16:00
Ukraine  2–2
(1–2, 0–0, 0–1)
  BelarusJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 460
8 February 2001
20:00
Norway  4–6
(0–0, 2–2, 2–4)
  GermanyJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 2,845

10 February 2001
13:30
Norway  1–5
(0–1, 1–2, 0–2)
  UkraineJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 2,522
10 February 2001
18:30
Belarus  1–1
(1–1, 0–0, 0–0)
  GermanyJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 510

11 February 2001
14:45
Germany  3–1
(2–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  UkraineFuruset Forum, Oslo
Attendance: 317
11 February 2001
15:30
Belarus  7–3
(0–0, 4–2, 3–1)
  NorwayJordal Amfi, Oslo
Attendance: 1,785

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Latvia 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 5 2002 Winter Olympics
2   France 3 1 2 0 6 5 +1 4
3   Austria (H) 3 1 1 1 12 9 +3 3
4   Denmark 3 0 0 3 5 12 −7 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host

All times are local (UTC+1).

8 February 2001
16:00
Latvia  4–2
(0–2, 2–0, 2–0)
  DenmarkStadthalle, Klagenfurt
Attendance: 500
8 February 2001
19:30
France  3–3
(1–1, 0–1, 2–1)
  AustriaStadthalle, Klagenfurt
Attendance: 2,000

10 February 2001
16:00
Latvia  1–1
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  FranceStadthalle, Klagenfurt
Attendance: 1,500
10 February 2001
19:30
Austria  6–2
(2–1, 1–0, 3–1)
  DenmarkStadthalle, Klagenfurt
Attendance: 3,000

11 February 2001
16:00
Denmark  1–2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
  FranceStadthalle, Klagenfurt
Attendance: 500
11 February 2001
19:30
Austria  3–4
(0–1, 2–2, 1–1)
  LatviaStadthalle, Klagenfurt
Attendance: 2,200

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