1995 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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1995 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates 23 April – 7 May
Teams 12
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Finland (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Canada
Fourth place  Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played 40
Goals scored 229 (5.73 per match)
Attendance 326,571 (8,164 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Andrew McKim 14 points
1994
1996

The 1995 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships was played in Stockholm and Gavle Sweden, from 23 April to 7 May 1995. In the tournament finals, Finland won the gold medal by winning over Sweden 4-1 at the Globen arena in Stockholm. The Finnish goals were scored by Timo Jutila and Ville Peltonen, who scored a hat trick.

The gold medal was the first in Finland's history. Sweden had written a fight song, "Den glider in", which also was intended to be the official song of the championships. After the finals, the song became very popular in Finland.[1]

Because the 1994-95 NHL lockout delayed the NHL season, many of the top professional players were not available. The Canadian and American teams would logically be hit the hardest, but the Americans found a way to lead their group in the first round. The Canadians, who struggled in the early tournament, beat the Americans in the quarter-finals, lost in overtime to the Swedes, and then beat the Czechs for the bronze. Andrew McKim, playing in the minors for the Adirondack Red Wings ended up being the tournament scoring leader.[2][3]

World Championship Group A (Sweden)[edit]

Locations[edit]

Globen
Capacity: 14 000
Gavlerinken
Capacity: 8 265
Globen Gavlerinken
Sweden Stockholm Sweden Gävle

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Russia 5 5 0 0 26 - 10 10
2  Italy 5 3 1 1 14 - 11 7
3  France 5 3 0 2 14 - 11 6
4  Canada 5 2 1 2 17 - 16 5
5  Germany 5 1 0 4 11 - 20 2
6  Switzerland 5 0 0 5 10 - 24 0
23 April France  4-0
(2-0, 1-0, 1-1)
 Germany Gävle
Attendance: 3,167
23 April Russia  4-2
(1-0, 0-0, 3-2)
 Italy Gävle
24 April Germany  1-2
(0-0, 1-1, 0-1)
 Italy Gävle
Attendance: 2,696
24 April Switzerland  3-5
(1-3, 2-0, 0-2)
 Canada Gävle
Attendance: 2,909
25 April Canada  1-4
(1-3, 0-1, 0-0)
 France Gävle
25 April Russia  8-0
(0-0, 5-0, 3-0)
 Switzerland Gävle
Attendance: 3,442
26 April France  1-3
(0-1, 0-1, 1-1)
 Russia Gävle
Attendance: 3,040
27 April Canada  5-2
(1-1, 1-0, 3-1)
 Germany Gävle
Attendance: 4,358
27 April Italy  3-2
(0-1, 1-1, 2-1)
 Switzerland Gävle
Attendance: 3,956
28 April Germany  3-6
(1-0, 1-5, 1-1)
 Russia Gävle
Attendance: 3,810
28 April Switzerland  2-3
(0-1, 1-1, 1-1)
 France Gävle
Attendance: 3,684
29 April Canada  2-2
(1-0, 0-0, 1-2)
 Italy Gävle
Attendance: 4,962
30 April Germany  5-3
(1-0, 2-1, 2-2)
 Switzerland Gävle
Attendance: 6,293
30 April Russia  5-4
(2-1, 1-1, 2-2)
 Canada Gävle
Attendance: 6,293
1 May Italy  5-2
(1-0, 2-0, 2-2)
 France Gävle
Attendance: 2,700

Group 2[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  United States 5 3 2 0 17 - 11 8
2  Finland 5 3 1 1 22 - 14 7
3  Sweden 5 3 1 1 17 - 09 7
4  Czech Republic 5 3 0 2 14 - 09 6
5  Norway 5 1 0 4 09 - 18 2
6  Austria 5 0 0 5 09 - 27 0
23 April Sweden  5-0
(0-0, 2-0, 3-0)
 Norway Stockholm
Attendance: 11,854
23 April Finland  0-3
(0-1, 0-0, 0-2)
 Czech Republic Stockholm
Attendance: 11,462
24 April Austria  2-5
(1-3, 0-1, 1-1)
 United States Stockholm
Attendance: 6,817
25 April United States  2-1
(2-0, 0-0, 0-1)
 Norway Stockholm
25 April Sweden  3-6
(1-0, 2-3, 0-3)
 Finland Stockholm
Attendance: 13,850
26 April Czech Republic  5-2
(3-0, 0-2, 2-0)
 Austria Stockholm
Attendance: 6,531
26 April Norway  2-5
(0-1, 0-2, 2-2)
 Finland Stockholm
Attendance: 7,842
27 April Czech Republic  2-4
(0-0, 0-2, 2-2)
 United States Stockholm
Attendance: 7,452
27 April Austria  0-5
(0-1, 0-1, 0-3)
 Sweden Stockholm
28 April United States  2-2
(1-2, 0-0, 1-0)
 Sweden Stockholm
Attendance: 13,850
29 April Finland  7-2
(4-1, 3-0, 0-1)
 Austria Stockholm
Attendance: 10,438
29 April Czech Republic  3-1
(1-0, 1-1, 1-0)
 Norway Stockholm
Attendance: 8,864
30 April United States  4-4
(1-0, 3-1, 0-3)
 Finland Stockholm
Attendance: 13,850
30 April Sweden  2-1
(0-1, 2-0, 0-0)
 Czech Republic Stockholm
Attendance: 13,850
1 May Norway  5-3
(1-1, 4-2, 0-0)
 Austria Stockholm
Attendance: 7,347

Consolation round 11-12 place[edit]

2 May Austria  4-0
(1-0, 3-0, 0-0)
 Switzerland Gävle
Attendance: 2,968
4 May Switzerland  4-4
(1-2, 1-1, 2-1)
 Austria Stockholm
Attendance: 7,418

Switzerland was relegate to Group B.

Playoff round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

2 May Italy  0-7
(0-2, 0-3, 0-2)
 Sweden Stockholm
Attendance: 13,850
2 May Finland  5-0
(0-0, 4-0, 1-0)
 France Stockholm
Attendance: 13,118
3 May Russia  0-2
(0-1, 0-0, 0-1)
 Czech Republic Stockholm
Attendance: 11,772
3 May United States  1-4
(0-2, 0-1, 1-1)
 Canada Stockholm
Attendance: 13,850

Semifinals[edit]

5 May Sweden  3-2 (OT)
(0-0, 1-1, 1-1, 1-0)
 Canada Stockholm
Attendance: 13,850
5 May Czech Republic  0-3
(0-1, 0-0, 0-2)
 Finland Stockholm
Attendance: 12,853

Match for third place[edit]

6 May Canada  4-1
(1-1, 2-0, 1-0)
 Czech Republic Stockholm
Attendance: 12,175

Final[edit]

Time is local (UTC+2).

7 May
15:00
Finland  4-1
(1-0, 2-0, 1-1)
 Sweden Stockholm
Attendance: 13,850

World Championship Group B (Slovakia)[edit]

Played in Bratislava, 12–21 April. The hosts bettered their Group C record of the previous year, this time winning all their games. 38 year old Peter Stastny led the tournament in scoring.[2]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
13  Slovakia 7 7 0 0 60 - 15 14
14  Latvia 7 6 0 1 65 - 16 12
15  Poland 7 4 0 3 29 - 30 8
16  Netherlands 7 3 0 4 20 - 38 6
17  Denmark 7 3 0 4 30 - 28 6
18  Japan 7 2 0 5 26 - 45 4
19  Great Britain 7 2 0 5 19 - 35 4
20  Romania 7 1 0 6 15 - 57 2

Slovakia was promoted to Group A while Romania was relegated to Group C.

12 April Latvia  18-1
 Romania
12 April Slovakia  7-3
 Great Britain
12 April Poland  8-1
 Netherlands
12 April Japan  1-5
 Denmark
13 April Romania  2-0
 Great Britain
13 April Slovakia  9-3
 Japan
13 April Netherlands  1-6
 Latvia
13 April Denmark  1-3
 Poland
15 April Great Britain  3-2
 Netherlands
15 April Japan  8-2
 Romania
15 April Slovakia  10-0
 Poland
15 April Latvia  9-2
 Denmark
16 April Romania  3-6
 Poland
16 April Netherlands  4-3
 Japan
16 April Slovakia  4-3
 Latvia
16 April Denmark  9-2
 Great Britain
18 April Latvia  6-2
 Poland
18 April Netherlands  5-3
 Romania
18 April Slovakia  6-2
 Denmark
18 April Great Britain  3-4
 Japan
19 April Romania  4-9
 Denmark
19 April Japan  2-15
 Latvia
19 April Slovakia  13-4
 Netherlands
19 April Poland  3-4
 Great Britain
21 April Denmark  2-3
 Netherlands
21 April Poland  7-5
 Japan
21 April Great Britain  4-8
 Latvia
21 April Slovakia  11-0
 Romania

World Championship Group C1 (Bulgaria)[edit]

Played in Sofia 20–26 March. Nine teams took part this year because Yugoslavia was given the right to return to the group that they had last played in as the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The consequence was that two teams were relegated.[2] They played in three groups of three where the first place teams contested promotion and the third place teams contested relegation. Two years after failing to qualify for Group C, Belarus got a rematch against Ukraine and Kazakhstan, this time coming out on top.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 20 - 01 4
2  China 2 1 0 1 04 - 14 2
3  Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 03 - 12 0
20 March Bulgaria  2-4
 China
21 March China  0-12
 Kazakhstan
22 March Bulgaria  1-8
 Kazakhstan

Group 2[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Belarus 2 2 0 0 11 - 05 4
2  Estonia 2 1 0 1 07 - 09 2
3  Slovenia 2 0 0 2 07 - 11 0
20 March Estonia  1-6
 Belarus
21 March Belarus  5-4
 Slovenia
22 March Slovenia  3-6
 Estonia

Group 3[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Ukraine 2 2 0 0 24 - 04 4
2  Hungary 2 1 0 1 10 - 10 2
3  Yugoslavia 2 0 0 2 04 - 24 0
20 March Yugoslavia  3-15
 Ukraine
21 March Ukraine  9-1
 Hungary
22 March Hungary  9-1
 Yugoslavia

Final round 21-23 place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
21  Belarus 2 2 0 0 05 - 02 4
22  Kazakhstan 2 0 1 1 03 - 04 1
23  Ukraine 2 0 1 1 03 - 05 1

Belarus was promoted to Group B.

24 March Ukraine  2-2
 Kazakhstan
25 March Belarus  3-1
 Ukraine
26 March Kazakhstan  1-2
 Belarus

Consolation round 24-26 place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
24  Estonia 2 2 0 0 15 - 07 4
25  China 2 1 0 1 09 - 12 2
26  Hungary 2 0 0 2 05 - 10 0
24 March Hungary  3-4
 China
25 March Estonia  6-2
 Hungary
26 March China  5-9
 Estonia

Consolation round 27-29 place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
27  Slovenia 2 2 0 0 21 - 04 4
28  Yugoslavia 2 1 0 1 09 - 07 2
29  Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 01 - 20 0

Both Yugoslavia and Bulgaria were relegated to group C2.

24 March Yugoslavia  6-0
 Bulgaria
25 March Slovenia  7-3
 Yugoslavia
26 March Bulgaria  1-14
 Slovenia

World Championship Group C2 (South Africa)[edit]

Played in Johannesburg and Krugersdorp in South Africa from 21–30 March. Two groups of five played round robins where the top two from each contested promotion. The bottom five teams were relegated to qualification tournaments for 1996 Group D. Belgian player Joris Peusens was only fifteen years old.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Lithuania 4 4 0 0 40 - 08 8
2  Spain 4 3 0 1 32 - 08 6
3  Belgium 4 1 1 2 18 - 19 3
4  Australia 4 1 0 3 16 - 24 2
5  Greece 4 0 1 3 09 - 56 1

Greece was relegated to Group D qualification.

21 March Belgium  5-5
 Greece
21 March Spain  3-4
 Lithuania
22 March Greece  1-21
 Spain
22 March Belgium  10-2
 Australia
24 March Lithuania  8-2
 Belgium
24 March Greece  2-10
 Australia
26 March Lithuania  20-1
 Greece
26 March Australia  2-4
 Spain
27 March Australia  2-8
 Lithuania
27 March Spain  4-1
 Belgium

Group 2[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Croatia 4 4 0 0 41 - 11 8
2  South Korea 4 3 0 1 37 - 07 6
3  Israel 4 2 0 2 23 - 15 4
4  South Africa 4 1 0 3 07 - 29 2
5  New Zealand 4 0 0 4 07 - 53 0

New Zealand was relegated to Group D qualification.

21 March Croatia  19-5
 New Zealand
21 March South Africa  2-8
 South Korea
22 March Croatia  7-2
 Israel
22 March New Zealand  0-13
 South Korea
24 March New Zealand  0-12
 Israel
24 March South Africa  1-11
 Croatia
26 March South Korea  7-1
 Israel
26 March South Africa  3-2
 New Zealand
27 March South Korea  3-4
 Croatia
27 March South Africa  1-8
 Israel

Final round 30-33 place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
30  Croatia 3 2 1 0 13 - 09 5
31  Lithuania 3 2 1 0 12 - 08 5
32  Spain 3 1 0 2 13 - 15 2
33  South Korea 3 0 0 3 10 - 16 0

Croatia only needed to tie Lithuania in their final game to earn promotion to Group C1, and they did so.

29 March Lithuania  5-2
 South Korea
29 March Croatia  6-3
 Spain
30 March Spain  7-5
 South Korea
30 March Lithuania  3-3
 Croatia

Consolation round 34-37 place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
34  Belgium 3 2 0 1 22 - 10 4
35  Israel 3 2 0 1 16 - 08 4
36  Australia 3 2 0 1 17 - 17 4
37  South Africa 3 0 0 3 08 - 28 0

Israel, Australia, and South Africa, all were relegated to Group D qualification.

29 March South Africa  1-10
 Belgium
29 March Australia  5-1
 Israel
30 March South Africa  6-10
 Australia
30 March Belgium  2-7
 Israel

Consolation round 38-39 place[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
38  Greece 1 1 0 0 10 - 07 2
39  New Zealand 1 0 0 1 07 - 10 0
30 March Greece  10-7
 New Zealand

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1995 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Finland
1st title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

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

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Canada Andrew McKim 8 6 7 13 +1 4 F
Finland Ville Peltonen 8 6 5 11 +12 4 F
Finland Saku Koivu 8 5 5 10 +9 18 F
Sweden Andreas Johansson 8 3 6 9 +6 8 F
Sweden Mikael Johansson 8 3 6 9 +7 4 F
Canada Iain Fraser 8 2 7 9 +4 8 F
Russia Sergei Berezin 6 7 1 8 +5 4 F
United States Jon Morris 6 3 5 8 +10 4 F
France Christian Pouget 6 2 6 8 +5 4 F
Finland Raimo Helminen 8 1 7 8 +11 2 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
Czech Republic Roman Turek 359 9 1.50 .939 2
United States Pat Jablonski 360 15 2.50 .923 0
Russia Alexei Cherviakov 180 5 1.67 .923 1
France Petri Ylönen 300 11 2.20 .921 1
Finland Jarmo Myllys 420 12 1.71 .917 3

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. 158–9. 
See also: World Juniors