2002 IIHF World Championship

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2002 IIHF World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates April 26 - May 11
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Slovakia (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 56
Goals scored 340 (6.07 per match)
Attendance 305,541 (5,456 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Slovakia Miroslav Šatan
(13 points)
2001
2003

The 2002 Men's Ice Hockey Championships were held between April 26 and May 11, 2002 in Gothenburg, Karlstad and Jönköping, Sweden.

It was the 66th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Qualification Tournament[edit]

Far Eastern Qualification for the tournament took place between October 15 and October 17, 2001 in Harbin, China.

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

All times local

October 15, 2001
19:00
South Korea  1–1
 Japan
October 16, 2001
19:00
Japan  3–1
 China
October 17, 2001
19:00
China  0–0
 South Korea

Venues[edit]

Scandinavium
Capacity: 12 044
Kinnarps Arena
Capacity: 6 236
Löfbergs Lila Arena
Capacity: 8 647
Scandinavium at night.jpg Kinnarps Arena from east.jpg Löfbergs Lila Arena 060824.jpg
 Sweden - Gothenburg  Sweden - Jönköping  Sweden - Karlstad

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 3 0 0 17 8 6
 Germany 3 2 0 1 17 9 4
 Switzerland 3 1 0 2 5 9 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 6 19 0

All times local

April 26, 2002
15:15
Germany  9–2
 Japan
April 26, 2002
20:03
Switzerland  0–5
 Czech Republic
April 28, 2002
15:15
Germany  3–0
 Switzerland
April 28, 2002
19:00
Czech Republic  5–3
 Japan
April 29, 2002
16:00
Japan  1–5
 Switzerland
April 29, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  7–5
 Germany

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Finland 3 3 0 0 14 1 6
 Slovakia 3 2 0 1 13 7 4
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
 Poland 3 0 0 3 0 18 0

All times local

April 27, 2002
15:15
Slovakia  7–0
 Poland
April 27, 2002
19:00
Ukraine  0–3
 Finland
April 29, 2002
16:00
Slovakia  5–4
 Ukraine
April 29, 2002
20:00
Finland  8–0
 Poland
April 30, 2002
16:00
Finland  3–1
 Slovakia
April 30, 2002
20:00
Poland  0–3
 Ukraine

Group C[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 15 5 6
 Russia 3 2 0 1 14 6 4
 Austria 3 1 0 2 11 14 2
 Slovenia 3 0 0 3 6 21 0

All times local

April 26, 2002
16:00
Russia  8–1
 Slovenia
April 26, 2002
20:15
Austria  3–5
 Sweden
April 28, 2002
15:15
Russia  6–3
 Austria
April 28, 2002
19:00
Sweden  8–2
 Slovenia
April 30, 2002
16:00
Slovenia  3–5
 Austria
April 30, 2002
20:00
Sweden  2–0
 Russia

Group D[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Canada 3 3 0 0 11 2 6
 United States 3 2 0 1 9 6 4
 Latvia 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
 Italy 3 0 0 3 3 14 0

All times local

April 27, 2002
15:15
Italy  2–5
 United States
April 27, 2002
19:05
Canada  4–1
 Latvia
April 29, 2002
16:00
Canada  5–0
 Italy
April 29, 2002
20:00
United States  3–2
 Latvia
April 30, 2002
16:00
Latvia  4–1
 Italy
April 30, 2002
20:00
United States  1–2
 Canada

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 5 0 0 25 11 10
 Canada 5 4 0 1 13 10 8
 United States 5 2 1 2 13 11 5
 Germany 5 2 1 2 14 14 5
 Switzerland 5 1 0 4 8 18 2
 Latvia 5 0 0 5 10 19 0
April 26, 2002
20:03
Switzerland  0–5
 Czech Republic
April 27, 2002
19:05
Canada  4–1
 Latvia
April 28, 2002
15:15
Germany  3–0
 Switzerland
April 29, 2002
20:00
United States  3–2
 Latvia
April 29, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  7–5
 Germany
April 30, 2002
20:00
United States  1–2
 Canada
May 2, 2002
16:00
United States  3–0
 Switzerland
May 2, 2002
20:00
Canada  3–1
 Germany
May 2, 2002
20:00
Czech Republic  3–1
 Latvia
May 3, 2002
16:00
Switzerland  2–3
 Canada
May 3, 2002
20:00
Germany  3–2
 Latvia
May 4, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  5–4
 United States
May 5, 2002
15:15
United States  2–2
 Germany
May 5, 2002
19:00
Canada  1–5
 Czech Republic
May 5, 2002
19:00
Latvia  4–6
 Switzerland

Group F[edit]

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

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 5 4 0 1 19 7 8
 Finland 5 4 0 1 12 6 8
 Slovakia 5 4 0 1 20 15 8
 Russia 5 1 1 3 13 15 3
 Ukraine 5 1 1 3 10 20 3
 Austria 5 0 0 5 12 23 0
April 26, 2002
20:15
Austria  3–5
 Sweden
April 27, 2002
19:00
Ukraine  0–3
 Finland
April 28, 2002
15:15
Russia  6–3
 Austria
April 29, 2002
16:00
Slovakia  5–4
 Ukraine
April 30, 2002
16:00
Finland  3–1
 Slovakia
April 30, 2002
20:00
Sweden  2–0
 Russia
May 2, 2002
16:00
Finland  3–1
 Austria
May 2, 2002
20:00
Sweden  1–2
 Slovakia
May 3, 2002
16:00
Russia  3–3
 Ukraine
May 3, 2002
20:00
Slovakia  6–3
 Austria
May 4, 2002
15:15
Ukraine  0–7
 Sweden
May 4, 2002
19:00
Finland  1–0
 Russia
May 5, 2002
19:00
Sweden  4–2
 Finland
May 6, 2002
16:00
Austria  2–3
 Ukraine
May 6, 2002
20:00
Russia  4–6
 Slovakia

Consolation Round 13-16 Place[edit]

Group G[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 12 5 6
 Poland 3 2 0 1 12 7 4
 Italy 3 1 0 2 7 11 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 7 15 0

As the Far Eastern qualifier,  Japan avoids relegation. Therefore,  Poland and  Italy are relegated to Division I for the 2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

All times local

May 2, 2002
12:00
Slovenia  4–3
 Japan
May 2, 2002
16:00
Poland  5–1
 Italy
May 3, 2002
16:00
Poland  2–4
 Slovenia
May 3, 2002
20:00
Japan  2–6
 Italy
May 5, 2002
11:00
Italy  0–4
 Slovenia
May 5, 2002
15:15
Japan  2–5
 Poland

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
May 7        
  Finland  3
May 9
  United States  1  
  Finland  2
May 7
    Russia  3  
  Czech Republic  1
May 11
  Russia  3  
  Russia  3
May 7
    Slovakia  4
  Sweden  6
May 9
  Germany  2  
  Sweden  2 Third place
May 7
    Slovakia  3  
  Canada  2   Finland  3
  Slovakia  3     Sweden  5
May 10

Quarterfinals[edit]

07 May Finland  3-1
 United States
07 May Sweden  6-2
 Germany
07 May Czech Republic  1-3
 Russia
07 May Canada  2-3
 Slovakia

Semifinals[edit]

09 May Russia  2-2 (2-0)
 Finland
09 May Sweden  2-2 (0-2)
 Slovakia

Match for third place[edit]

10 May
19:00
Finland  3-5
(2-0, 1-3, 0-2)
 Sweden Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,817

Final[edit]

11 May
19:00
Russia  3 – 4
(0–2, 1–1, 2–1)
 Slovakia Scandinavium
Attendance: 11,591

Ranking and Statistics[edit]

 


 2002 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Slovakia
1st title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

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

Scoring leaders[edit]

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
Slovakia Miroslav Šatan 9 5 8 13 +2 2 F
Sweden Kristian Huselius 9 5 6 11 +7 0 F
Slovakia Peter Bondra 9 7 2 9 +12 20 F
Czech Republic Jaromír Jágr 7 4 4 8 +5 2 F
Slovakia Richard Lintner 9 4 4 8 +1 22 D
Finland Timo Parssinen 9 3 5 8 +3 4 F
Germany Jan Benda 7 1 7 8 +4 14 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 SOG GA GAA SVS% SO
United States Ryan Miller 238:13 139 7 1.76 94.96 1
Finland Jussi Markkanen 429:42 159 10 1.40 93.71 2
Russia Maxim Sokolov 291:05 167 11 2.27 93.41 0
Ukraine Kostyantyn Simchuk 268:25 134 9 2.02 93.28 1
Sweden Tommy Salo 429:00 178 14 1.96 92.13 1

Source: [2]

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