1994 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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1994 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Italy
Dates 25 April – 8 May
Teams 12
Arena(s)  (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (20th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 39
Goals scored 267 (6.85 per match)
Attendance 154,210 (3,954 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Sweden Mats Sundin 14 points
1993
1995

The 1994 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Italy 25 April - 8 May. The games were played in Bolzano, Canazei and Milan.

Twelve teams took part, with the first round being split into two groups of six, with the four best teams from each group advancing to the quarter finals. This was the 58th World Championships, and Canada beat Finland in a shootout to capture gold for the first time since 1961. This was Canada's twentieth world title in ice hockey.

Great Britain returned to Group A for the first time since 1951, but failed to even earn a point. Slovakia, Belarus, Croatia, and Estonia all debuted in Group C, the Slovaks winning the top group, the Estonians winning the bottom group that would be called Group D in two years.[1][2]

World Championship Group A (Italy)[edit]

First Round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Goal difference Points
1  Canada 5 5 0 0 24 - 07 10
2  Russia 5 4 0 1 30 - 07 8
3  Italy 5 3 0 2 17 - 15 6
4  Austria 5 1 1 3 15 - 15 3
5  Germany 5 1 1 3 09 - 14 3
6  Great Britain 5 0 0 5 07 - 44 0
25 April Italy  1-4
 Canada
25 April Austria  2-2
 Germany
26 April Great Britain  3-12
 Russia
26 April Canada  6-1
 Austria
27 April Great Britain  0-4
 Germany
27 April Italy  0-7
 Russia
28 April Canada  3-2
 Germany
29 April Austria  1-4
 Russia
29 April Italy  10-2
 Great Britain
30 April Germany  0-6
 Russia
30 April Canada  8-2
 Great Britain
1 May Italy  3-1
 Austria
2 May Italy  3-1
 Germany
2 May Russia  1-3
 Canada
3 May Great Britain  0-10
 Austria

Group 2[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Goal difference Points
1  Finland 5 4 1 0 29 - 11 9
2  Sweden 5 3 1 1 22 - 11 7
3  United States 5 3 0 2 21 - 19 6
4  Czech Republic 5 1 2 2 15 - 17 4
5  France 5 1 0 4 08 - 25 2
6  Norway 5 0 2 3 09 - 21 2
25 April Sweden  3-3
 Norway
25 April Finland  4-4
 Czech Republic
25 April France  1-5
 United States
26 April Czech Republic  5-2
 France
27 April United States  7-2
 Norway
27 April Sweden  3-5
 Finland
28 April Czech Republic  3-5
 United States
28 April France  0-6
 Sweden
29 April Norway  1-5
 Finland
30 April France  1-8
 Finland
30 April Czech Republic  2-2
 Norway
30 April United States  2-6
 Sweden
2 May Norway  1-4
 France
2 May United States  2-7
 Finland
  • American Bill Lindsay tested positive for efedrin so official records indicate a final score of 7–0, however they also still add the two goals into the team totals.[3]
2 May Sweden  4-1
 Czech Republic

Quarterfinals[edit]

5 May Russia  1-3
 United States
5 May Sweden  7-2
 Italy
5 May Canada  3-2
 Czech Republic
5 May Finland  10-0
 Austria

Consolation Round 11-12 Place[edit]

6 May Great Britain  2-5
 Norway Bolzano

Semifinals[edit]

7 May Finland  8-0
 United States
7 May Sweden  0-6
 Canada

Match for third place[edit]

8 May Sweden  7-2
 United States

Final[edit]

8 May
20:00
Finland  1-2 (GWS)
(0-0, 0-0, 1-1)
 Canada Milan

World Championship Group B (Denmark)[edit]

Played in Copenhagen and Aalborg 7–17 April. As in Group C1, a two to one score on the final day sealed victory over a former Soviet nation. This time Switzerland narrowly defeated Latvia.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
13   Switzerland 7 6 1 0 52 - 09 13
14  Latvia 7 6 0 1 61 - 09 12
15  Poland 7 5 1 1 45 - 21 11
16  Japan 7 3 1 3 37 - 38 7
17  Denmark 7 3 0 4 31 - 27 6
18  Netherlands 7 2 1 4 23 - 33 5
19  Romania 7 1 0 6 18 - 43 2
20  China 7 0 0 7 11 - 98 0

Switzerland was promoted to Group A while China was relegated to Group C1.

7 April Latvia  12-0
 Romania
7 April Poland  6-1
 Japan
7 April Switzerland   20-1
 China
7 April Denmark  5-3
 Netherlands
8 April Latvia  22-0
 China
8 April Poland  6-4
 Netherlands
8 April Switzerland   10-3
 Japan
9 April Denmark  4-2
 Romania
10 April Netherlands  8-3
 China
10 April Denmark  2-5
 Poland
10 April Latvia  9-3
 Japan
10 April Switzerland   5-0
 Romania
11 April Switzerland   10-0
 Netherlands
12 April Denmark  12-2
 China
12 April Latvia  7-0
 Poland
12 April Romania  4-7
 Japan
13 April Denmark  1-2
  Switzerland
13 April Poland  10-2
 Romania
14 April Japan  14-2
 China
14 April Netherlands  2-4
 Latvia
15 April Romania  7-1
 China
15 April Denmark  2-6
 Latvia
15 April Switzerland   3-3
 Poland
16 April Netherlands  2-2
 Japan
17 April Poland  15-2
 China
17 April Denmark  5-7
 Japan
17 April Switzerland   2-1
 Latvia
17 April Netherlands  4-3
 Romania

World Championship Group C1 (Slovakia)[edit]

Played in Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves 18–27 March. The hosts, shortly after losing in the quarterfinals of the Olympics, were expected to have a relatively easy time playing in Group C. However, all three former Soviet republics gave them very tough games, and prevailing by a single goal in the final game sealed their victory. North Korea was supposed to be the eighth team in this tournament, but did not participate.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
21  Slovakia 6 4 2 0 43 - 03 10
22  Belarus 6 5 0 1 35 - 11 10
23  Ukraine 6 3 2 1 49 - 07 8
24  Kazakhstan 6 3 2 1 52 - 12 8
25  Slovenia 6 2 0 4 26 - 27 4
26  Hungary 6 1 0 5 14 - 47 2
27  Bulgaria 6 0 0 6 03 - 115 0

Slovakia was promoted to Group B while absent North Korea was relegated to Group C2

18 March Slovakia  20-0
 Bulgaria
18 March Belarus  4-2
 Ukraine
18 March Slovenia  8-2
 Hungary
19 March Belarus  13-1
 Bulgaria
19 March Kazakhstan  14-5
 Hungary
19 March Slovakia  9-0
 Slovenia
21 March Belarus  6-3
 Slovenia
21 March Ukraine  8-0
 Hungary
21 March Slovakia  0-0
 Kazakhstan
22 March Belarus  6-3
 Kazakhstan
22 March Hungary  7-2
 Bulgaria
22 March Slovakia  2-2
 Ukraine
24 March Slovenia  13-0
 Bulgaria
24 March Ukraine  0-0
 Kazakhstan
24 March Slovakia  10-0
 Hungary
25 March Kazakhstan  31-0
 Bulgaria
25 March Belarus  5-0
 Hungary
25 March Ukraine  6-1
 Slovenia
27 March Ukraine  31-0
 Bulgaria
27 March Slovakia  2-1
 Belarus
27 March Kazakhstan  4-1
 Slovenia

World Championship Group C2 (Spain)[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Played in November 1993. Two groups played to qualify for the final two spots in Spain.

Group 1 (Estonia/Lithuania)[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Estonia 2 2 0 0 16 - 04 4
2  Lithuania 2 0 0 2 04 - 16 0
7 November 1993 Estonia  8-3
 Lithuania Tallinn
20 November 1993 Lithuania  1-8
 Estonia Elektrenai

Group 2 (Croatia)[edit]

Played in Zagreb

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Croatia 2 2 0 0 58 - 01 4
2  Turkey 2 0 0 2 01 - 58 0
19 November 1993 Croatia  34-1
 Turkey
20 November 1993 Croatia  24-0
 Turkey

Croatia and Estonia qualified for Group C2.

First Round[edit]

Played in Barcelona

Group 1[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Spain 3 3 0 0 28 - 05 6
2  Croatia 3 2 0 1 07 - 11 4
3  Australia 3 1 0 2 08 - 09 2
4  Israel 3 0 0 3 06 - 24 0
13 March Croatia  3-2
 Australia
13 March Spain  17-2
 Israel
15 March Australia  5-4
 Israel
15 March Spain  9-2
 Croatia
16 March Croatia  2-0
 Israel
16 March Spain  2-1
 Australia

Group 2[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Estonia 3 3 0 0 49 - 01 6
2  South Korea 3 2 0 1 09 - 14 4
3  Belgium 3 1 0 2 15 - 16 2
4  South Africa 3 0 0 3 04 - 46 0
13 March South Africa  2-6
 South Korea
13 March Belgium  0-12
 Estonia
15 March Belgium  13-1
 South Africa
15 March Estonia  10-0
 South Korea
16 March Belgium  2-3
 South Korea
16 March Estonia  27-1
 South Africa

Final Round 28-31 Place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
28  Estonia 3 3 0 0 27 - 00 6
29  Spain 3 1 1 1 11 - 13 3
30  South Korea 3 1 1 1 04 - 13 3
31  Croatia 3 0 0 3 03 - 19 0

Estonia was promoted to Group C1

18 March Estonia  8-0
 Croatia
18 March Spain  2-2
 South Korea
19 March South Korea  2-1
 Croatia
18 March Spain  0-9
 Estonia

Consolation Round 32-35 Place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
32  Belgium 3 3 0 0 23 - 06 6
33  Australia 3 2 0 1 17 - 11 4
34  Israel 3 1 0 2 13 - 12 2
35  South Africa 3 0 0 3 05 - 29 0
18 March Australia  9-2
 South Africa
18 March Belgium  5-2
 Israel
19 March South Africa  2-7
 Israel
19 March Australia  3-5
 Belgium

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1994 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Canada
20th title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg  Finland
Bronze medal icon.svg  Sweden
4  United States
5  Russia
6  Italy
7  Czech Republic
8  Austria
9  Germany
10  France
11  Norway
12  Great Britain

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Sweden Mats Sundin 8 5 9 14 +13 4 F
Canada Paul Kariya 8 5 7 12 +12 2 F
Finland Saku Koivu 8 5 6 11 +14 4 F
Russia Valeri Kamensky 6 5 5 10 +12 12 F
Finland Jari Kurri 8 4 6 10 +11 2 F
Sweden Magnus Svensson 8 8 1 9 +9 8 D
Finland Mikko Mäkelä 8 5 4 9 +13 6 F
Russia Igor Fedulov 6 4 5 9 +11 6 F
Russia Andrei Kovalenko 6 3 5 8 +10 2 F
Finland Jere Lehtinen 6 3 5 8 +14 4 F
Sweden Jonas Bergqvist 8 3 5 8 +8 4 F

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
Russia Mikhail Shtalenkov 296 5 1.01 .962 2
Canada Bill Ranford 370 7 1.14 .956 1
Finland Jarmo Myllys 410 9 1.32 .942 2
Austria Michael Puschacher 271 9 1.99 .926 0
United States Guy Hebert 300 18 3.60 .907 0

Source: [2]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tournament summary at Passionhockey.com
  2. ^ Duplacey page 508
  3. ^ Podneiks p. 157

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. 157–8. 

See also: World Juniors, Women's Championships