1990 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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1990 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country   Switzerland
Dates 16 April – 2 May
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Soviet Union (22nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 40
Goals scored 276 (6.9 per match)
Attendance 250,309 (6,258 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Steve Yzerman 19 points
1989
1991

The 1990 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Switzerland from 16 April 1990 – 2 May 1990. The matches were played in Bern and Fribourg. Eight teams took part, with all teams playing each other once. The four best teams then played each other again. This was the 54th World Championships, and at the same time, the 65th European Championships of ice hockey. The Soviet Union became world champions for the 22nd time, and Sweden won their tenth European title. For the European Championships, only games between European teams in the First Round were counted. Group B saw East Germany participate in the World Championships for the final time.

World Championship Group A (Switzerland)[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Canada 7 6 1 0 36 - 16 13
2  Sweden 7 6 0 1 29 - 11 12
3  Soviet Union 7 5 1 1 38 - 12 11
4  Czechoslovakia 7 4 0 3 28 - 18 8
5  United States 7 3 0 4 23 - 37 6
6  Finland 7 1 1 5 18 - 27 3
7  Norway 7 1 1 5 19 - 45 3
8  West Germany 7 0 0 7 11 - 36 0
16 April Canada  5-1
 West Germany
16 April Soviet Union  9-1
 Norway
16 April Czechoslovakia  7-1
 United States
16 April Sweden  4-2
 Finland
17 April Canada  6-3
 United States
17 April Soviet Union  5-2
 West Germany
17 April Sweden  4-3
 Norway
17 April Czechoslovakia  4-2
 Finland
19 April Canada  6-5
 Finland
19 April Soviet Union  10-1
 United States
19 April Czechoslovakia  9-1
 Norway
19 April Sweden  6-0
 West Germany
20 April Canada  8-0
 Norway
20 April Sweden  6-1
 United States
20 April Czechoslovakia  3-0
 West Germany
20 April Soviet Union  6-1
 Finland
22 April Canada  5-3
 Czechoslovakia
22 April Sweden  3-1
 Soviet Union
22 April United States  6-3
 West Germany
22 April Norway  3-3
 Finland
23 April United States  9-4
 Norway
23 April Finland  4-2
 West Germany
24 April Canada  3-1
 Sweden
24 April Soviet Union  4-1
 Czechoslovakia
25 April Norway  7-3
 West Germany
25 April United States  2-1
 Finland
26 April Canada  3-3
 Soviet Union
26 April Sweden  5-1
 Czechoslovakia

Final Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 15 - 01 6
2  Sweden 3 1 1 1 11 - 12 3
3  Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 08 - 12 3
4  Canada 3 0 0 3 07 - 16 0
28 April Czechoslovakia  3-2
 Canada
28 April Soviet Union  3-0
 Sweden
30 April Soviet Union  7-1
 Canada
30 April Sweden  5-5
 Czechoslovakia
2 May Sweden  6-4
 Canada
2 May Soviet Union  5-0
 Czechoslovakia

Consolation Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
5  United States 10 6 0 4 35 - 43 12
6  Finland 10 2 2 6 29 - 32 6
7  West Germany 10 1 1 8 19 - 42 3
8  Norway 10 1 1 8 21 - 61 3

Norway needing to keep their final game within four goals, lost four to nothing to the Germans, and were relegated.[1]

  • Following the reunification of Germany, the Federal Republic of Germany ceased being referred to as West Germany and, starting in 1991, was simply referred to as Germany
27 April Finland  8-1
 Norway
27 April United States  5-3
 West Germany
29 April Finland  1-1
 West Germany
29 April United States  4-1
 Norway
1 May United States  3-2
 Finland
1 May West Germany  4-0
 Norway

World Championship Group B (France)[edit]

Played in Lyon and Megève 29 March to 8 April.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9   Switzerland 7 5 2 0 30 - 14 12
10  Italy 7 5 1 1 41 - 18 11
11  Austria 7 4 2 1 30 - 14 10
12  France 7 4 1 2 19 - 20 9
13  East Germany 7 2 2 3 22 - 19 6
14  Poland 7 2 2 3 25 - 25 6
15  Japan 7 0 1 6 13 - 41 1
16  Netherlands 7 0 1 6 14 - 43 1

Switzerland was promoted to Group A. The Netherlands should have been relegated but gained a reprive when East Germany ceased to participate because of the reunification of Germany.[1]

29 March France  4-3
 Austria
29 March Italy  7-1
 Japan
29 March Poland  7-1
 Netherlands
29 March Switzerland   2-2
 East Germany
30 March Switzerland   6-1
 Netherlands
31 March East Germany  2-3
 France
31 March Austria  3-3
 Italy
31 March Japan  2-8
 Poland
1 April France  4-2
 Netherlands
1 April Italy  6-3
 East Germany
1 April Switzerland   6-1
 Japan
2 April Poland  1-4
 Austria
3 April Italy  8-3
 Netherlands
3 April East Germany  1-1
 Poland
3 April Japan  2-3
 France
3 April Austria  2-2
  Switzerland
5 April Netherlands  3-6
 East Germany
5 April Austria  7-2
 Japan
5 April Poland  3-5
  Switzerland
5 April Italy  4-1
 France
6 April Netherlands  0-8
 Austria
6 April Japan  1-6
 East Germany
7 April Switzerland   5-4
 Italy
7 April France  3-3
 Poland
8 April East Germany  2-3
 Austria
8 April Netherlands  4-4
 Japan
8 April France  1-4
  Switzerland
8 April Poland  2-9
 Italy

World Championship Group C (Hungary)[edit]

Played in Budapest Hungary 28 March to 8 April.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17  Yugoslavia 8 7 1 0 57 - 16 15
18  Denmark 8 7 0 1 55 - 14 14
19  China 8 4 1 3 34 - 29 9
20  Romania 8 4 1 3 36 - 27 9
21  North Korea 8 4 0 4 27 - 35 8
22  Bulgaria 8 4 0 4 31 - 38 8
23  Hungary 8 2 1 5 33 - 28 5
24  Belgium 8 1 0 7 16 - 67 2
25  South Korea 8 1 0 7 22 - 57 2

Yugoslavia was promoted to Group B. Both Belgium and South Korea should have been relegated, but were not for two reasons. The reunification of Germany left Group B one team short and there were not enough teams to have a Group D.[1]

28 March China  2-3
 Bulgaria
28 March Hungary  11-0
 Belgium
28 March Yugoslavia  4-2
 South Korea
29 March Denmark  15-1
 Belgium
29 March Romania  2-4
 China
29 March Bulgaria  3-5
 North Korea
30 March Yugoslavia  6-3
 Romania
30 March South Korea  2-10
 Hungary
30 March Denmark  8-0
 North Korea
31 March Hungary  2-3
 China
31 March Bulgaria  3-6
 Yugoslavia
31 March South Korea  1-6
 Belgium
1 April Romania  2-4
 Denmark
1 April North Korea  6-3
 China
1 April Belgium  3-5
 Bulgaria
2 April Yugoslavia  8-2
 North Korea
2 April Denmark  10-1
 South Korea
2 April Romania  2-2
 Hungary
3 April Yugoslavia  17-1
 Belgium
3 April China  10-3
 South Korea
3 April Hungary  3-5
 Bulgaria
4 April Belgium  0-3
 North Korea
4 April Bulgaria  2-7
 Romania
4 April Denmark  6-1
 China
5 April South Korea  4-6
 Romania
5 April North Korea  4-2
 Hungary
5 April Yugoslavia  5-1
 Denmark
6 April Bulgaria  8-5
 South Korea
6 April Hungary  1-8
 Yugoslavia
6 April Belgium  4-8
 China
7 April North Korea  4-7
 Romania
7 April Denmark  7-2
 Bulgaria
8 April South Korea  4-3
 North Korea
8 April Belgium  1-7
 Romania
8 April Yugoslavia  3-3
 China
8 April Denmark  4-2
 Hungary

World Championship Group D (Great Britain)[edit]

Played in Cardiff Wales 20–25 March.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
26  Great Britain 4 4 0 0 57 - 07 8
27  Australia 4 0 2 2 10 - 34 2
28  Spain 4 0 2 2 11 - 37 2

Great Britain was promoted to Group C.

20 March Australia  2-2
 Spain
21 March Great Britain  14-0
 Australia
22 March Spain  1-13
 Great Britain
23 March Spain  5-5
 Australia
24 March Australia  3-13
 Great Britain
25 March Great Britain  17-3
 Spain

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1990 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
22nd 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  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
4  Canada
5  United States
6  Finland
7  West Germany
8  Norway

European championships final standings[edit]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

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

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Canada Steve Yzerman 10 9 10 19 +6 8 F
Soviet Union Andrei Khomutov 10 11 5 16 +18 4 F
Sweden Kent Nilsson 10 10 2 12 +12 6 F
Czechoslovakia Robert Reichel 10 5 6 11 +4 4 F
Sweden Håkan Loob 10 5 7 11 +10 10 F
Canada Theoren Fleury 9 4 7 11 +9 10 F
Sweden Thomas Rundqvist 10 3 8 11 +9 6 F
Soviet Union Mikhail Tatarinov 10 3 8 11 +23 20 D
West Germany Gerd Truntschka 10 4 6 10 −1 15 F
Soviet Union Viacheslav Fetisov 8 2 8 10 +20 8 D

Source: [1]

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 50% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player MIP GA GAA SVS% SO
Soviet Union Artūrs Irbe 316 5 0.95 .950 2
United States Jon Casey 335 15 2.69 .914 0
Sweden Rolf Ridderwall 419 16 2.29 .911 1
Czechoslovakia Dominik Hašek 480 20 2.50 .904 1
Finland Sakari Lindfors 378 15 2.38 .903 0

Source: [2]

Citations[edit]

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. pp. 153–4.