2002 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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2002 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
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).

Championship[edit]

The Championship division was contested from April 26 to May 11, 2002. Participants in this tournament were placed into groups of four with the top three teams in each group advancing to the qualifying round. Teams which finished last in the group were sent to the relegation round where the top bottom teams were relegated to the 2003 Division I tournament. Within the qualifying round teams where split into two groups of six with the top four advancing to the playoff round and the bottom two eliminated from advancing. The playoff round was a knockout stage towards the gold medal game. The Championship was played in Gothenburg, Sweden. Slovakia won the gold medal game, defeating Russia 4–3. While Poland and Italy were relegated to Division I for 2003.[1]

Final standings
  1.  Slovakia
  2.  Russia
  3.  Sweden
  4.  Finland
  5.  Czech Republic
  6.  Canada
  7.  United States
  8.  Germany
  9.  Ukraine
  10.  Switzerland
  11.  Latvia
  12.  Austria
  13.  Slovenia
  14.  Polandrelegated to Division I for 2003
  15.  Italyrelegated to Division I for 2003
  16.  JapanFar Eastern qualifier for 2003

Division I[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A was played in Eindhoven, The Netherlands between April 14 and April 20, 2002.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Belarus 5 5 0 0 45 10 10
 France 5 4 0 1 27 6 8
 Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 30 14 6
 Netherlands 5 2 0 3 19 30 4
 Croatia 5 1 0 4 6 32 2
 South Korea 5 0 0 5 7 42 0

Scores[edit]

Team  BLR  CRO  FRA  KAZ  KOR  NED
 BLR   9–0 3–1 6–4 12–1 15–4
 CRO 0–9   1–6 0–12 3–1 2–4
 FRA 1–3 6–1   6–0 10–0 4–2
 KAZ 4–6 12–0 0–6   10–0 4–2
 KOR 1–12 1–3 0–10 0–10   5–7
 NED 4–15 4–2 2–4 2–4 7–5  

Group B[edit]

Group B was played in Székesfehérvár and Dunaújváros, Hungary between April 14 and April 20, 2002.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Denmark 5 5 0 0 40 10 10
 Hungary 5 4 0 1 19 9 8
 Norway 5 3 0 2 26 11 6
 Great Britain 5 2 0 3 18 16 4
 Romania 5 1 0 4 10 31 2
 China 5 0 0 5 7 43 0

Scores[edit]

Team  CHN  DEN  GBR  HUN  NOR  ROU
 CHN   0–13 3–8 0–6 2–12 2–4
 DEN 13–0   5–3 6–2 4–3 12–2
 GBR 8–3 3–5   1–4 1–2 5–2
 HUN 6–0 2–6 4–1   3–1 4–1
 NOR 12–2 3–4 2–1 1–3   8–1
 ROU 4–2 2–12 2–5 1–4 1–8  

 Belarus and  Denmark are promoted to the 2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, while  China and  South Korea are relegated to Division II.

Division II[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A was played in Cape Town, South Africa between March 31 and April 6, 2002.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Estonia 5 5 0 0 74 7 10
 Belgium 5 4 0 1 37 11 8
 Israel 5 3 0 2 14 22 6
 Australia 5 2 0 3 32 39 4
 South Africa 5 1 0 4 13 37 2
 Turkey 5 0 0 5 3 57 0

Scores[edit]

Team  AUS  BEL  EST  ISR  RSA  TUR
 AUS   4–9 4–20 5–6 8–4 11–0
 BEL 9–4   3–4 3–1 10–0 12–2
 EST 20–4 4–3   11–0 15–0 24–0
 ISR 6–5 1–3 0–11   4–2 3–1
 RSA 4–8 0–10 0–15 2–4   7–0
 TUR 0–11 2–12 0–24 1–3 0–7  

Group B[edit]

Group B was played in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia between March 25 and March 31, 2002.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Lithuania 5 5 0 0 71 6 10
 Yugoslavia 5 4 0 1 34 10 8
 Spain 5 3 0 2 28 22 6
 Bulgaria 5 2 0 3 30 29 4
 Iceland 5 1 0 4 14 44 2
 Luxembourg 5 0 0 5 2 68 0

Scores[edit]

Team  BUL  ISL  LTU  LUX  ESP  YUG
 BUL   5–4 3–13 17–2 3–5 2–5
 ISL 4–5   0–20 8–0 1–11 1–8
 LTU 13–3 20–0   20–0 11–2 7–1
 LUX 2–17 0–8 0–20   0–10 0–13
 ESP 5–3 11–1 2–11 10–0   0–7
 YUG 5–2 8–1 1–7 13–0 7–0  

 Estonia and  Lithuania are promoted to Division I, while  Luxembourg and  Turkey are relegated to Division III.

Division II Qualification[edit]

Division II Qualification for the tournament took place between April 11 and April 13, 2002 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 North Korea 2 2 0 0 18 4 4
 Mexico 2 0 1 1 7 13 1
 New Zealand 2 0 1 1 9 17 1

All times local

April 11, 2002
20:00
North Korea  11–3
 New Zealand
April 12, 2002
20:00
Mexico  1–7
 North Korea
April 13, 2002
20:00
New Zealand  6–6
 Mexico

 North Korea and  Mexico are promoted to Division II.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

See also: Women's Championship, 2002 World Juniors