2002 FIRS Men's Inline Hockey World Championships
|Host country||United States|
|Dates||July 25 - August 1|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Canada (1st title)|
|Scoring leader(s)||Hugo Belanger|
The FIRS Men's World Inline Hockey Championship VIII was played between July 25 and August 1, 2002 in the American city of Rochester, New York. The venue was the ESL Sports Centre. The tournament was won by Canada which claimed its first ever gold medal. It was the 8th FIRS World Championship event, and was run by the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS).
Rochester, New York - July 25 to August 1, 2002
For standing purposes, points shall be awarded as follows:
- 2 points for a win in regulation or overtime
- 1 point for a tie in regulation or overtime
- No points for a loss in regulation or overtime
If a game is tied after regulation time in the round robin, the game ends in a tie. In the placement and medal rounds, a twelve-minute four-on-four sudden-death overtime session is played.
If teams are tied in a standing based on points, the following tie-breakers are applied: 1) The most points earned in direct games involving tied teams. 2) The best goal differential in direct games involving tied teams. 3) The most goal scored in direct games involving tied teams. 4) Follow steps 1, 2 and 3 with games involving the highest non-tied team in the same group. 5) Repeat step 4 with games involving the second highest non-tied team in the same group. 6) Continue this process with all non-tied team games.
After playing a round robin, the top four teams moved on to the Medal Rounds while the last five teams competed in the Placement Rounds.
|m||Team advanced to the Medal Round|
|p||Team sent to compete in the Placement Round|
|m- United States||8||7||0||1||78||10||68||15|
|m- Czech Republic||8||6||2||0||64||16||48||12|
Ranking and statistics
The final standings of the tournament according to FIRS: