1999 IIHF World Championship

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1999 IIHF World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Norway
Dates 1–16 May
Teams 16
Venue(s) 3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Czech Republic (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 49
Goals scored 302 (6.16 per match)
Attendance 180,394 (3,682 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Finland Saku Koivu (16 pts)
1998
2000

The 1999 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held in Oslo, Hamar and Lillehammer in Norway from 1 to 16 May.

Venues[edit]

Lillehammer Oslo Hamar
Håkons Hall
Capacity: 11,500
Jordal Amfi
Capacity: 4,500
Hamar Olympic Amphitheatre
Capacity: 6,000
Håkons hall Lillehammer.jpg Jordal Amfi.jpg Hamar Olympic Amfi 2006.JPG

World Championship Group A[edit]

Qualifying Round[edit]

Three qualifying tournaments were played to establish the last five entrants to the World Championship. Two groups of four played in Europe, first and second place from each advanced, while the others were relegated to Group B. The winner of the "Far East" tournament advanced to the World Championship, while the losers played in Group C.

Group 1 (Austria)[edit]

Played 5–8 November 1998 in Klagenfurt.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  United States 3 3 0 0 12 - 01 6
2  Austria 3 2 0 1 12 - 06 4
3  Kazakhstan 3 1 0 2 10 - 09 2
4  Estonia 3 0 0 3 03 - 21 0

The USA and Austria advanced to the World Championship.

5 November 1998 United States  3-0
 Kazakhstan
5 November 1998 Austria  6-2
 Estonia
7 November 1998 United States  7-1
 Estonia
7 November 1998 Austria  6-2
 Kazakhstan
8 November 1998 Kazakhstan  8-0
 Estonia
8 November 1998 Austria  0-2
 United States

Group 2 (Slovenia)[edit]

Played 5–8 November 1998 in Ljubljana.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Ukraine 3 2 1 0 08 - 04 5
2  France 3 2 0 1 09 - 07 4
3  Slovenia 3 0 2 1 05 - 08 2
4  Germany 3 0 1 2 03 - 06 1

The Ukraine and France advanced to the World Championship.

5 November 1998 Slovenia  1-1
 Germany
5 November 1998 Ukraine  4-1
 France
7 November 1998 Germany  1-2
 Ukraine
7 November 1998 Slovenia  2-5
 France
8 November 1998 France  3-1
 Germany
8 November 1998 Slovenia  2-2
 Ukraine

Far East (Japan)[edit]

Played 4–6 September 1998 in Tokyo.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Japan 2 2 0 0 24 - 05 4
2  South Korea 2 1 0 1 04 - 09 2
3  China 2 0 0 2 02 - 16 0

Japan advanced to the World Championship.

4 September 1998 Japan  15-2
 China
5 September 1998 South Korea  1-0
 China
6 September 1998 Japan  9-2
 South Korea

First Round[edit]

In each group, the top two nations advanced to the next round. Third place teams played a final round against each other to determine who escaped having to qualify for next year's tournament. Fourth place teams did not play further, they were automatically entered in qualifiers for next year's tournament.

Group 1[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Canada 3 3 0 0 12 6 6
 Slovakia 3 2 0 1 17 9 4
 Norway 3 1 0 2 9 14 2
 Italy 3 0 0 3 8 17 0

Italy was relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

1 May Canada  3-2
 Slovakia
1 May Norway  5-2
 Italy
3 May Slovakia  7-4
 Italy
3 May Norway  2-4
 Canada
5 May Canada  5-2
 Italy
5 May Norway  2-8
 Slovakia

Group 2[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 14 5 6
 Switzerland 3 2 0 1 12 9 4
 Latvia 3 1 0 2 14 14 2
 France 3 0 0 3 6 18 0

France was relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

1 May Switzerland  5-3
 Latvia
1 May Sweden  4-1
 France
3 May Latvia  8-5
 France
3 May Sweden  6-1
 Switzerland
5 May Switzerland  6-0
 France
5 May Sweden  4-3
 Latvia

Group 3[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 23 5 6
 United States 3 2 0 1 15 7 4
 Austria 3 1 0 2 6 14 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 5 23 0

Japan was relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

2 May Czech Republic  7-0
 Austria
2 May United States  7-1
 Japan
4 May Czech Republic  12-2
 Japan
4 May United States  5-2
 Austria
6 May Czech Republic  4-3
 United States
6 May Austria  4-2
 Japan

Group 4[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Finland 3 2 1 0 10 5 5
 Russia 3 1 2 0 9 6 4
 Belarus 3 1 1 1 9 7 3
 Ukraine 3 0 0 3 3 13 0

The Ukraine was relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

2 May Russia  2-2
 Belarus
2 May Finland  3-1
 Ukraine
4 May Russia  4-1
 Ukraine
4 May Belarus  1-4
 Finland
6 May Belarus  6-1
 Ukraine
6 May Russia  3-3
 Finland

Second Round[edit]

Group 5[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Finland 3 3 0 0 13 6 6
 Canada 3 2 0 1 14 7 4
 United States 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
 Switzerland 3 0 0 3 3 16 0
7 May Canada  8-2
 Switzerland
7 May Finland  4-3
 United States
8 May Canada  4-1
 United States
8 May Finland  5-1
 Switzerland
10 May Finland  4-2
 Canada
10 May United States  3-0
 Switzerland

Group 6[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 11 8 4
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 6 4 4
 Russia 3 1 1 1 9 7 3
 Slovakia 3 0 1 2 5 12 1
7 May Russia  6-1
 Czech Republic
7 May Sweden  2-1
 Slovakia
8 May Czech Republic  8-2
 Slovakia
8 May Sweden  4-1
 Russia
10 May Russia  2-2
 Slovakia
10 May Sweden  0-2
 Czech Republic

Final Round[edit]

Each playoff match up consisted of a two game series. If tied, the two teams would play an overtime-style mini game (10 minutes in duration for the semi-finals and 20 minutes in the final) to determine the winner, and then a shoot-out if no scoring occurred. The only mini-game to go to a shoot-out was the Czech versus Canada tiebreaker, with a 4 to 3 Czech victory. Note that the mini-games show up as a game played in the players statistics. The exception was for the Bronze medal game which was just one game.

Semi-finals Final
May 12 & 13 – Lillehammer
  Finland  (3-1-1)  
  Sweden  (1-2-0)  
 
May 15 & 16 – Lillehammer
      Finland  (1-4-0)
    Czech Republic  (3-1-1)
Third place
May 12 & 13 – Lillehammer May 15 – Lillehammer
  Czech Republic  (1-6-1)   Sweden  3
  Canada  (2-4-0)     Canada  2

Semifinals[edit]

12 May Finland  3-1
 Sweden Lillehammer
Attendance: 6,353
12 May Czech Republic  1-2
 Canada Lillehammer
Attendance: 6,100
13 May Sweden  2-1 (0-1)
 Finland Lillehammer
Attendance: 7,379
13 May Canada  4-6 (3-4)
 Czech Republic Lillehammer
Attendance: 6,579

Match for third place[edit]

15 May Sweden  3-2
(2–0, 1–0, 0–2)
 Canada Lillehammer
Attendance: 8,811

Final[edit]

15 May Finland  1-3
(0-1, 0-1, 1-1)
 Czech Republic Lillehammer
Attendance: 8,949

16 May Czech Republic  1-4 (1-0)
(0-2, 1-1, 0-1)
 Finland Lillehammer
Attendance: 9,187

Consolation Round 9-12 Place[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Belarus 3 3 0 0 7 3 6
 Austria 3 2 0 1 10 5 4
 Latvia 3 1 0 2 10 8 2
 Norway 3 0 0 3 1 12 0

Latvia and Norway were relegated to the qualifiers for the 2000 IIHF World Championship.

8 May Austria  5-2
 Latvia
8 May Norway  0-2
 Belarus
9 May Belarus  3-2
 Austria
9 May Norway  1-7
 Latvia
11 May Latvia  1-2
 Belarus
11 May Norway  0-3
 Austria

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1999 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Czech Republic
2nd title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Czech Republic
Silver medal icon.svg  Finland
Bronze medal icon.svg  Sweden
4  Canada
5  Russia
6  United States
7  Slovakia
8  Switzerland
9  Belarus
10  Austria
11  Latvia
12  Norway
13  Italy
14  Ukraine
15  France
16  Japan

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Finland Saku Koivu 10 4 12 16 +8 4 F
Finland Teemu Selänne 11 3 8 11 +6 16 F
Sweden Markus Naslund 10 6 4 10 +7 0 F
Slovakia Žigmund Pálffy 6 5 5 10 0 6 F
Czech Republic Jan Hlaváč 10 5 5 10 +4 7 F
Czech Republic Martin Ručinský 10 4 6 10 +6 16 F
Russia Alexei Yashin 6 8 1 9 +4 6 F
Sweden Daniel Alfredsson 10 4 5 9 +5 8 F
Czech Republic Viktor Ujčík 10 6 2 8 +3 12 F
Finland Jere Karalahti 12 5 3 8 +5 2 D

Source: [1]

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player MIP GA GAA SVS% SO
United States Parris Duffus 258 7 1.63 .939 1
Belarus Andrei Mezin 360 10 1.67 .931 1
Sweden Tommy Salo 424 13 1.84 .921 0
Finland Ari Sulander 464 15 1.94 .921 0
Canada Ron Tugnutt 328 11 2.01 .915 0

Source: [2]

Citations[edit]

References[edit]

See also[edit]

See also: World Juniors, Women's Championships