2003 IIHF World Championship

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2003 IIHF World Championship
IIHF World Championship 2003 logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country  Finland
Dates April 26 - May 11
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (22nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Slovakia
Fourth place  Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played 56
Goals scored 349 (6.23 per match)
Attendance 449,193 (8,021 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Slovakia Žigmund Pálffy
(15 points)
2002
2004

The 2003 Men's Ice Hockey Championships were held between April 26 and May 11, 2003 in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku, Finland.

It was the 67th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Qualification Tournament[edit]

Far Eastern Qualification for the tournament took place between February 4, 2003 in Hasimota, Japan.

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Japan 1 1 0 0 15 0 2
 China 1 0 0 1 0 15 0

All times local

February 4, 2003
19:00
Japan  15–0
 China

Venues[edit]

Hartwall Areena
Capacity: 13,349
Elysée Arena
Capacity: 11,820
Tampere Ice Hall
Capacity: 7,800
Hartwall arena.jpg Turkuhalli.jpg Hakametsä I ulkoa.jpg
 FinlandHelsinki  FinlandTurku  Finland - Tampere

Final tournament[edit]

First round[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.

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 3 3 0 0 22 5 6
 Germany 3 2 0 1 9 8 4
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 9 13 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 6 20 0

All times local

April 27, 2003
16:00
Germany  5–4
 Japan
April 27, 2003
20:00
Ukraine  3–9
 Slovakia
April 28, 2003
16:00
Slovakia  10–1
 Japan
April 29, 2003
16:00
Germany  3–1
 Ukraine
April 30, 2003
16:00
Slovakia  3–1
 Germany
April 30, 2003
20:00
Japan  1–5
 Ukraine

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Russia 3 3 0 0 14 5 6
 Switzerland 3 2 0 1 9 7 4
 Denmark 3 1 0 2 8 14 2
 United States 3 0 0 3 4 9 0

All times local

April 26, 2003
15:00
United States  2–5
 Denmark
April 26, 2003
19:00
Switzerland  2–5
 Russia
April 27, 2003
15:00
United States  0–1
 Switzerland
April 27, 2003
19:00
Russia  6–1
 Denmark
April 29, 2003
15:00
Denmark  2–6
 Switzerland
April 29, 2003
19:00
Russia  3–2
 United States

Group C[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Canada 3 3 0 0 12 2 6
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 6 5 4
 Latvia 3 1 0 2 6 9 2
 Belarus 3 0 0 3 1 9 0

All times local

April 26, 2003
16:00
Canada  3–0
 Belarus
April 26, 2003
20:00
Latvia  1–3
 Sweden
April 27, 2003
16:00
Canada  6–1
 Latvia
April 27, 2003
20:00
Sweden  2–1
 Belarus
April 29, 2003
16:00
Belarus  0–4
 Latvia
April 29, 2003
20:00
Sweden  1–3
 Canada

Group D[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 15 4 6
 Finland 3 2 0 1 18 3 4
 Austria 3 1 0 2 8 15 2
 Slovenia 3 0 0 3 4 23 0

All times local

April 26, 2003
16:00
Czech Republic  5–2
 Slovenia Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
April 26, 2003
20:00
Austria  1–5
 Finland Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
April 28, 2003
19:00
Finland  12–0
 Slovenia Tampere Ice Hall, Tampere
April 28, 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  8–1
 Austria Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
April 29, 2003
20:00
Slovenia  2–6
 Austria Hartwall Areena, Helsinki
April 30, 2003
16:00
Finland  1–2
 Czech Republic Elysée Areena, Turku

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
 Slovakia 5 4 1 0 27 9 9
 Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 22 7 9
 Finland 5 2 1 2 18 10 5
 Germany 5 2 1 2 11 11 5
 Austria 5 1 0 4 9 27 2
 Ukraine 5 0 0 5 8 31 0
April 26, 2003
20:00
Austria  1–5
 Finland
April 27, 2003
20:00
Ukraine  3–9
 Slovakia
April 28, 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  8–1
 Austria
April 29, 2003
16:00
Germany  3–1
 Ukraine
April 30, 2003
16:00
Slovakia  3–1
 Germany
April 30, 2003
16:00
Finland  1–2
 Czech Republic
May 2, 2003
16:00
Slovakia  5–1
 Finland
May 2, 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  5–2
 Ukraine
May 3, 2003
16:00
Germany  5–1
 Austria
May 3, 2003
20:00
Finland  9–0
 Ukraine
May 4, 2003
16:00
Slovakia  7–1
 Austria
May 4, 2003
20:00
Czech Republic  4–0
 Germany
May 5, 2003
20:00
Slovakia  3–3
 Czech Republic
May 6, 2003
16:00
Ukraine  2–5
 Austria
May 6, 2003
20:00
Finland  2–2
 Germany

Group F[edit]

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

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Canada 5 4 1 0 18 6 9
 Sweden 5 4 0 1 20 9 8
 Russia 5 2 0 3 16 14 4
 Switzerland 5 2 0 3 14 16 4
 Latvia 5 2 0 3 10 16 4
 Denmark 5 0 1 4 8 25 1
April 26, 2003
19:00
Switzerland  2–5
 Russia
April 26, 2003
20:00
Latvia  1–3
 Sweden
April 27, 2003
16:00
Canada  6–1
 Latvia
April 27, 2003
19:00
Russia  6–1
 Denmark
April 29, 2003
15:00
Denmark  2–6
 Switzerland
April 29, 2003
20:00
Sweden  1–3
 Canada
May 2, 2003
16:00
Canada  2–2
 Denmark
May 2, 2003
20:05
Russia  2–4
 Sweden
May 3, 2003
16:00
Switzerland  4–2
 Latvia
May 3, 2003
20:05
Sweden  7–1
 Denmark
May 4, 2003
16:00
Latvia  2–1
 Russia
May 4, 2003
20:00
Canada  2–0
 Switzerland
May 5, 2003
20:00
Russia  2–5
 Canada
May 6, 2003
16:00
Denmark  2–4
 Latvia
May 6, 2003
20:00
Switzerland  2–5
 Sweden

Consolation Round 13-16 Place[edit]

Group G[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 United States 3 3 0 0 19 5 6
 Belarus 3 2 0 1 9 8 4
 Slovenia 3 0 1 2 8 14 1
 Japan 3 0 1 2 5 14 1

As the Far Eastern qualifier,  Japan avoids relegation. Therefore,  Belarus and  Slovenia are relegated to Division I for the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

All times local

May 2, 2003
15:00
United States  7–1
 Slovenia
May 2, 2003
19:00
Belarus  3–1
 Japan
May 3, 2003
15:00
Japan  3–3
 Slovenia
May 3, 2003
19:00
United States  4–2
 Belarus
May 5, 2003
15:00
Slovenia  3–4
 Belarus
May 5, 2003
19:00
Japan  1–8
 United States

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
May 7        
  Canada  3
May 9
  Germany  2  
  Canada  8
May 7
    Czech Republic  4  
  Czech Republic  3
May 11
  Russia  0  
  Canada  3
May 7
    Sweden  2
  Slovakia  3
May 9
  Switzerland  1  
  Slovakia  1 Third place
May 7
    Sweden  4  
  Sweden  6   Czech Republic  2
  Finland  5     Slovakia  4
May 10

Quarterfinals[edit]

07 May Canada  3-2 (aet)
 Germany
07 May Slovakia  3-1
 Switzerland
07 May Czech Republic  3-0
 Russia
07 May Sweden  6-5
 Finland

Semifinals[edit]

09 May Canada  8-4
 Czech Republic
09 May Slovakia  1-4
 Sweden

Match for third place[edit]

10 May Czech Republic  2-4
 Slovakia

Final[edit]

11 May Canada  3-2 (aet)
(1-2, 0-0, 1-0, 1-0)
 Sweden Helsinki
Attendance: 13,387

Ranking and Statistics[edit]

 
 2003 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Canada
22nd title

Tournament awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Slovakia
4  Czech Republic
5  Finland
6  Germany
7  Russia
8  Switzerland
9  Latvia
10  Austria
11  Denmark
12  Ukraine
13  United States
14  Belarus
15  Slovenia
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 Žigmund Pálffy 9 7 8 15 +9 18 F
Slovakia Jozef Stümpel 9 4 11 15 +7 0 F
Slovakia Ľubomír Višňovský 9 4 8 12 +11 2 D
Finland Teemu Selänne 7 8 3 11 +3 2 F
Finland Saku Koivu 7 1 10 11 +3 4 F
Canada Dany Heatley 9 7 3 10 +9 10 F
Sweden Mats Sundin 7 6 4 10 +8 10 F
Slovakia Miroslav Šatan 9 6 4 10 +2 2 F
Czech Republic Martin Straka 9 6 4 10 +5 4 F

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
Germany Oliver Jonas 180:00 100 4 1.33 96.00 0
Canada Sean Burke 328:47 156 7 1.28 95.51 1
Sweden Mikael Tellqvist 393:16 150 9 1.37 94.00 0
Slovakia Ján Lašák 359:20 168 11 1.84 93.45 0
Switzerland Marco Bührer 297:25 137 9 1.82 93.43 1

Source: [2]

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