2001 IIHF World Championship

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2001 IIHF World Championship
Eishockey-Weltmeisterschaft 2001
2001 IIHF World Championship logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Germany
Dates April 28 - May 13
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Czech Republic (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 56
Goals scored 318 (5.68 per match)
Attendance 407,547 (7,278 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Finland Juha Ylönen
(14 points)
2000
2002

The 2001 Men's Ice Hockey Championships were held between April 28 and May 13, 2001 in Nuremberg, Cologne and Hanover, Germany.

It was the 65th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Venues[edit]

Preussag Arena
Capacity: 10,767
Kölnarena
Capacity: 18,500
Nuremberg Arena
Capacity: 6,500
Tui Arena seitlich.jpg Koelnarena 2001.jpg ArenaNuernbergerVersicherung.JPG
 GermanyHanover  GermanyCologne  Germany - Nuremberg

Qualification Tournament[edit]

Far Eastern Qualification for the tournament took place between September 4 and September 6, 2000 in Sapporo, Japan.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Japan 2 2 0 0 13 3 4
 China 2 1 0 1 13 6 2
 South Korea 2 0 0 2 1 18 0

All times local

September 4, 2000
18:30
South Korea  0–8
 Japan Sapporo
September 5, 2000
18:30
China  10–1
 South Korea Sapporo
September 6, 2000
18:30
Japan  5–3
 China Sapporo

Final tournament[edit]

In the First Round, the top 3 teams from each group progressed to the Second Round, whilst the last placed team progressed to the Consolation Round.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 10 4 5
 Germany 3 1 1 1 5 5 3
 Switzerland 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
 Belarus 3 1 0 2 5 10 2

All times local

April 28, 2001
15:15
Switzerland  1–3
 Germany
April 28, 2001
16:00
Belarus  1–5
 Czech Republic
April 29, 2001
20:00
Czech Republic  2–2
 Germany
April 30, 2001
16:00
Switzerland  5–2
 Belarus
May 1, 2001
20:00
Czech Republic  3–1
 Switzerland
May 2, 2001
15:15
Germany  0–2
 Belarus

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Finland 3 3 0 0 18 3 6
 Slovakia 3 2 0 1 15 9 4
 Austria 3 1 0 2 4 12 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 6 19 0

All times local

April 28, 2001
20:00
Austria  1–5
 Finland
April 29, 2001
16:00
Slovakia  8–4
 Japan
April 30, 2001
16:00
Slovakia  5–0
 Austria
April 30, 2001
20:00
Finland  8–0
 Japan
May 2, 2001
16:00
Japan  2–3
 Austria
May 2, 2001
20:00
Finland  5–2
 Slovakia

Group C[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 12 4 5
 United States 3 1 1 1 8 7 3
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 7 13 2
 Latvia 3 1 0 2 6 9 2

All times local

April 28, 2001
20:00
United States  6–3
 Ukraine
April 29, 2001
16:00
Latvia  2–5
 Sweden
April 30, 2001
20:00
United States  0–2
 Latvia
May 1, 2001
20:00
Sweden  5–0
 Ukraine
May 2, 2001
16:00
Ukraine  4–2
 Latvia
May 2, 2001
20:00
Sweden  2–2
 United States

Group D[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Canada 3 3 0 0 13 2 6
 Russia 3 2 0 1 12 5 4
 Italy 3 0 1 2 5 14 1
 Norway 3 0 1 2 4 13 1

All times local

April 28, 2001
16:00
Norway  0–5
 Canada
April 28, 2001
20:00
Russia  7–0
 Italy
April 29, 2001
20:00
Russia  4–0
 Norway
April 30, 2001
16:00
Canada  3–1
 Italy
May 1, 2001
20:00
Italy  4–4
 Norway
May 2, 2001
20:00
Canada  5–1
 Russia

Second round[edit]

In the Second Round, the top 4 teams from each group progressed to the Final Round, whilst the bottom 2 teams are eliminated.

Group E[edit]

Tables and scores below include meetings between teams during the First Round.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 24 8 9
 Canada 5 3 1 1 19 11 7
 Russia 5 3 0 2 16 11 6
 Germany 5 1 2 2 10 12 4
 Switzerland 5 1 0 4 13 15 2
 Italy 5 1 0 4 5 30 2
April 28, 2001
15:15
Switzerland  1–3
 Germany
April 28, 2001
20:00
Russia  7–0
 Italy
April 29, 2001
20:00
Czech Republic  2–2
 Germany
April 30, 2001
16:00
Canada  3–1
 Italy
May 1, 2001
20:00
Czech Republic  3–1
 Switzerland
May 2, 2001
20:00
Canada  5–1
 Russia
May 4, 2001
15:15
Canada  6–2
 Switzerland
May 4, 2001
20:00
Germany  1–3
 Italy
May 5, 2001
16:00
Czech Republic  4–3
 Russia
May 5, 2001
20:00
Canada  3–3
 Germany
May 6, 2001
16:00
Russia  2–1
 Switzerland
May 6, 2001
20:00
Czech Republic  11–0
 Italy
May 7, 2001
16:00
Switzerland  8–1
 Italy
May 8, 2001
16:00
Russia  3–1
 Germany
May 8, 2001
20:00
Canada  2–4
 Czech Republic

Group F[edit]

Tables and scores below include meetings between teams during the First Round.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Finland 5 4 0 1 23 12 8
 Sweden 5 3 1 1 25 8 7
 United States 5 3 1 1 15 10 7
 Slovakia 5 2 0 3 12 12 4
 Ukraine 5 1 0 4 7 21 2
 Austria 5 1 0 4 4 23 2
April 28, 2001
20:00
Austria  1–5
 Finland
April 28, 2001
20:00
United States  6–3
 Ukraine
April 30, 2001
16:00
Slovakia  5–0
 Austria
May 1, 2001
20:00
Sweden  5–0
 Ukraine
May 2, 2001
20:00
Finland  5–2
 Slovakia
May 2, 2001
20:00
Sweden  2–2
 United States
May 4, 2001
16:00
Slovakia  3–1
 Ukraine
May 4, 2001
20:00
Sweden  11–0
 Austria
May 5, 2001
16:00
Finland  1–4
 United States
May 5, 2001
20:00
Sweden  3–1
 Slovakia
May 6, 2001
16:00
United States  0–3
 Austria
May 6, 2001
20:00
Finland  7–1
 Ukraine
May 7, 2001
20:00
Ukraine  2–0
 Austria
May 8, 2001
16:00
Slovakia  1–3
 United States
May 8, 2001
20:00
Finland  5–4
 Sweden

Consolation Round 13-16 Place[edit]

Group G[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Latvia 3 2 1 0 13 4 5
 Belarus 3 2 1 0 9 5 5
 Norway 3 0 1 2 5 9 1
 Japan 3 0 1 2 6 15 1

As the Far Eastern qualifier,  Japan avoids relegation. Therefore,  Belarus and  Norway are relegated to Division I for the 2002 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

All times local

May 4, 2001
15:15
Latvia  2–2
 Belarus
May 4, 2001
20:00
Norway  3–3
 Japan
May 5, 2001
16:00
Belarus  3–2
 Norway
May 5, 2001
20:00
Latvia  8–2
 Japan
May 7, 2001
16:00
Belarus  4–1
 Japan
May 7, 2001
20:00
Latvia  3–0
 Norway

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
May 10        
  Czech Republic  2
May 12
  Slovakia  0  
  Czech Republic  3
May 10
    Sweden  2  
  Sweden  4
May 13
  Russia  3  
  Czech Republic  3
May 10
    Finland  2
  Canada  3
May 12
  United States  4  
  United States  1 Third place
May 10
    Finland  3  
  Finland  4   United States  2
  Germany  1     Sweden  3
May 13

Quarterfinals[edit]

10 May Czech Republic  2-0
 Slovakia
10 May Germany  1-4
 Finland
10 May Canada  3-4 (aet)
 United States
10 May Sweden  4-3
 Russia

Semifinals[edit]

12 May Czech Republic  2-2 (2-1)
 Sweden
12 May Finland  3-1
 United States

Match for third place[edit]

13 May Sweden  3-2
(1-0, 1-1, 1-1)
 United States Hanover
Attendance: 10,513

Final[edit]

13 May Czech Republic  3-2 (aet)
(0-1, 0-1, 2-0, 1-0)
 Finland Hanover
Attendance: 10,513

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 2001 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Czech Republic
4th title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

According to the IIHF: 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  United States
5  Canada
6  Russia
7  Slovakia
8  Germany
9  Switzerland
10  Ukraine
11  Austria
12  Italy
13  Latvia
14  Belarus
15  Norway
16  Japan

Scoring leaders[edit]

A gold medal that was awarded to Petr Čajánek.

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals. If the list exceeds 10 skaters because of a tie in points, all of the tied skaters are left out.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Finland Juha Ylönen 9 5 9 14 +9 2 F
Finland Petteri Nummelin 9 1 12 13 +4 0 D
Czech Republic Robert Reichel 9 5 7 12 +11 4 F
Finland Sami Kapanen 8 7 4 11 +5 8 F
Finland Sami Salo 9 3 6 9 +9 6 D
Sweden Per-Johan Axelsson 9 3 6 9 +8 12 F
Sweden Kristofer Ottosson 9 4 4 8 +10 0 F
Sweden Kim Johnsson 9 4 4 8 +11 6 D
Czech Republic Radek Dvořák 9 4 4 8 +8 8 F
Sweden Daniel Alfredsson 9 3 5 8 +6 6 F

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 SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
Belarus Leonid Fatikov 160:00 70 3 1.13 95.71 1
Czech Republic Milan Hnilička 540:38 269 13 1.44 95.17 1
Finland Pasi Nurminen 410:38 193 12 1.75 93.78 0
United States Robert Esche 359:11 188 13 2.17 93.09 1
Russia Maxim Sokolov 321:57 125 9 1.68 92.80 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]