1982 World Ice Hockey Championships

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1982 World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Finland
Dates 15–29 April
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Soviet Union (18th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Canada
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 34
Goals scored 249 (7.32 per match)
Attendance 193,224 (5,683 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Wayne Gretzky 14 points
1981
1983

The 1982 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Finland from the 15 April to the 29 April. The games were played in Helsinki and Tampere. Eight teams took part, and each played each other once. The four best teams then played each other once more. This was the 48th World Championships, and also the 59th European Championships of ice hockey. The Soviet Union became World Champions for the 18th time, and also won their 21st European Championship.

The tournament is notable since Canada, reinforced by Wayne Gretzky, would have won the silver if the Soviet team had won against Czechoslovakia in the final game. However, the teams tied the game 0-0.[1][2] Gretzky did score more points than any other player in the tournament (14), in his only appearance at the World Championships, but the Soviet Union's Viktor Shalimov was selected as the "Best Forward" of the tournament.[1]

Other notable events include: The Czechs lost to the Germans for the first time in forty-five years.[1] The Italians, by beating the Americans, became the first promoted team since the tournament expanded to eight, to survive relegation.[1] And they did so using seventeen Italian Canadians.[1]

World Championship Group A (Finland)[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Soviet Union 7 7 0 0 48 - 16 14
2  Czechoslovakia 7 4 1 2 33 - 14 9
3  Sweden 7 3 3 1 24 - 22 9
4  Canada 7 3 2 2 32 - 22 8
5  Finland 7 3 1 3 21 - 31 7
6  West Germany 7 2 1 4 19 - 30 5
7  Italy 7 1 1 5 20 - 44 3
8  United States 7 0 1 6 21 - 39 1

The USA was relegated to Group B.

15 April Canada  9-2
 Finland
15 April West Germany  4-2
 Czechoslovakia
15 April Soviet Union  9-2
 Italy
15 April Sweden  4-2
 United States
16 April Czechoslovakia  6-2
 Canada
16 April Italy  7-5
 United States
16 April Finland  4-3
 West Germany
16 April Soviet Union  7-3
 Sweden
18 April Canada  3-3
 Sweden
18 April West Germany  5-2
 Italy
18 April Soviet Union  5-3
 Czechoslovakia
18 April Finland  4-2
 United States
19 April Canada  7-1
 West Germany
19 April Sweden  5-3
 Italy
19 April Czechoslovakia  6-0
 United States
19 April Soviet Union  8-1
 Finland
21 April Canada  3-3
 Italy
21 April Sweden  3-1
 West Germany
21 April Soviet Union  8-4
 United States
21 April Czechoslovakia  3-0
 Finland
22 April Canada  5-3
 United States
22 April Soviet Union  7-0
 West Germany
22 April Finland  7-3
 Italy
22 April Czechoslovakia  3-3
 Sweden
24 April Soviet Union  4-3
 Canada
24 April Czechoslovakia  10-0
 Italy
24 April Finland  3-3
 Sweden
24 April West Germany  5-5
 United States

Final Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Soviet Union 10 9 1 0 58 - 20 19
2  Czechoslovakia 10 5 2 3 38 - 20 12
3  Canada 10 5 2 3 46 - 30 12
4  Sweden 10 3 3 4 26 - 35 9
25 April Soviet Union  6-4
 Canada
25 April Czechoslovakia  3-2
 Sweden
27 April Canada  4-2
 Czechoslovakia
27 April Soviet Union  4-0
 Sweden
29 April Canada  6-0
 Sweden
29 April Soviet Union  0-0
 Czechoslovakia

World Championship Group B (Austria)[edit]

Played in Klagenfurt March 18–27. Like the finals of Group A, Group B ended with controversy. After the Chinese had defeated the Dutch (relegating them), only a tie between Romania and Switzerland would offer China relegation. The "scandalous parody game" ended in a three all tie, with Romania having three head-to-head points, Switzerland two, and China one.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9  East Germany 7 6 1 0 48 - 25 13
10  Austria 7 4 1 2 33 - 26 9
11  Poland 7 4 1 2 42 - 23 9
12  Norway 7 3 0 4 24 - 43 6
13  Romania 7 2 1 4 27 - 30 5
14  Switzerland 7 1 3 3 20 - 27 5
15  China 7 2 1 4 32 - 47 5
16  Netherlands 7 2 0 5 22 - 27 4

East Germany was promoted to Group A, and both China and the Netherlands were relegated.

18 March East Germany  10-1
 Norway
18 March Switzerland  3-2
 Poland
18 March Romania  5-2
 Netherlands
18 March Austria  5-2
 China
19 March East Germany  13-7
 China
19 March Austria  7-1
 Romania
20 March Switzerland  4-5
 Norway
20 March Poland  3-2
 Netherlands
21 March China  4-2
 Norway
21 March Switzerland  2-4
 East Germany
21 March Poland  5-1
 Romania
21 March Austria  1-4
 Netherlands
22 March Romania  9-3
 China
22 March Austria  4-7
 East Germany
23 March Netherlands  6-1
 Switzerland
23 March Norway  3-12
 Poland
24 March Switzerland  4-4
 China
24 March East Germany  3-1
 Netherlands
24 March Norway  3-2
 Romania
24 March Austria  6-5
 Poland
26 March East Germany  7-6
 Romania
26 March Poland  11-4
 China
26 March Netherlands  4-6
 Norway
26 March Austria  3-3
 Switzerland
27 March China  8-3
 Netherlands
27 March Switzerland  3-3
 Romania
27 March East Germany  4-4
 Poland
27 March Austria  7-4
 Norway

World Championship Group C (Spain)[edit]

Played in Jaca March 19-28.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17  Japan 7 7 0 0 70 - 14 14
18  Yugoslavia 7 5 0 2 59 - 22 10
19  Denmark 7 4 1 2 35 - 20 9
20  France 7 4 0 3 47 - 30 8
21  Hungary 7 4 0 3 43 - 29 8
22  Bulgaria 7 2 1 4 29 - 30 5
23  Spain 7 1 0 6 26 - 50 2
24  South Korea 7 0 0 7 13 - 127 0

Both Japan and Yugoslavia were promoted to Group B.

19 March Japan  7-5
 Yugoslavia
19 March France  4-2
 Bulgaria
19 March Denmark  2-1
 Hungary
19 March Spain  15-3
 South Korea
20 March France  7-3
 Hungary
20 March Spain  0-6
 Yugoslavia
21 March Bulgaria  14-1
 South Korea
21 March Denmark  4-5
 Japan
22 March Hungary  5-4
 Yugoslavia
22 March France  20-4
 South Korea
22 March Bulgaria  2-2
 Denmark
22 March Spain  2-11
 Japan
23 March Yugoslavia  21-2
 South Korea
23 March Spain  1-8
 Hungary
24 March Japan  6-0
 Bulgaria
24 March Denmark  4-1
 France
25 March Yugoslavia  7-2
 Denmark
25 March Hungary  18-2
 South Korea
25 March Japan  6-2
 France
25 March Spain  3-7
 Bulgaria
27 March Spain  3-7
 Denmark
27 March Yugoslavia  9-5
 France
27 March Hungary  7-3
 Bulgaria
27 March Japan  25-0
 South Korea
28 March Denmark  14-1
 South Korea
28 March Japan  10-1
 Hungary
28 March Yugoslavia  7-1
 Bulgaria
28 March Spain  2-8
 France

Ranking[edit]

 


 1982 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
18th title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal icon.svg  Canada
4  Sweden
5  Finland
6  West Germany
7  Italy
8  United States

European championships final standings[edit]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
4  Finland
5  West Germany
6  Italy

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player G A Pts PIM POS
Canada Wayne Gretzky 6 8 14 8 F
Soviet Union Viktor Shalimov 8 5 13 4 F
Soviet Union Sergei Makarov 6 7 13 8 F
Soviet Union Sergei Kapustin 3 9 12 8 F
Soviet Union Igor Larionov 4 6 10 2 F
Canada Bill Barber 8 1 9 18 F
Czechoslovakia Jiri Lala 6 3 9 8 F
Soviet Union Vladimir Golikov 4 5 9 6 F
Soviet Union Sergei Shepelev 6 2 8 6 F
Czechoslovakia Jindrich Kokrment 5 3 8 8 F

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Summary
  2. ^ Duplacey page 507

References[edit]

  • Complete results
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 149. 
See also: World Juniors