2004 IIHF World Championship

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2004 IIHF World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates April 24 - May 9
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (23rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  United States
Fourth place  Slovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 56
Goals scored 286 (5.11 per match)
Attendance 552,097 (9,859 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Dany Heatley
(11 points)
2003
2005

The 2004 Men's Ice Hockey Championship was held between April 24 and May 9, 2004 in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic.

It was the 68th ice Hockey World Championships, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Qualification Tournament[edit]

Far Eastern Qualification for the tournament took place between September 6, 2003 in Tokyo, Japan.

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

All times local

September 6, 2003
18:00
Japan  4–1
 South Korea

Final tournament[edit]

Venues[edit]

Prague Ostrava
Sazka Arena
Capacity: 17,360
ČEZ Aréna
Capacity: 9,568
Sazka Arena Ozzy.jpg CEZ arena.JPG

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
 Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 15 2 6
 Latvia 3 1 1 1 5 5 3
 Germany 3 1 1 1 6 8 3
 Kazakhstan 3 0 0 3 3 14 0

All times local

April 24, 2004 Latvia  1–3
 Czech Republic
April 24, 2004 Germany  4–2
 Kazakhstan
April 26, 2004 Germany  1–1
 Latvia
April 26, 2004 Czech Republic  7–0
 Kazakhstan
April 27, 2004 Kazakhstan  1–3
 Latvia
April 28, 2004 Czech Republic  5–1
 Germany

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 3 2 1 0 10 5 5
 Finland 3 2 0 1 11 8 4
 United States 3 1 1 1 12 8 3
 Ukraine 3 0 0 3 2 14 0

All times local

April 24, 2004 Slovakia  2–0
 Ukraine
April 24, 2004 Finland  4–2
 United States
April 26, 2004 Finland  5–1
 Ukraine
April 26, 2004 United States  3–3
 Slovakia
April 28, 2004 Ukraine  1–7
 United States
April 28, 2004 Slovakia  5–2
 Finland

Group C[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 13 4 6
 Russia 3 2 0 1 14 6 4
 Denmark 3 1 0 2 7 14 2
 Japan 3 0 0 3 5 15 0

All times local

April 24, 2004 Denmark  1–5
 Sweden
April 25, 2004 Russia  6–2
 Denmark
April 25, 2004 Sweden  5–1
 Japan
April 27, 2004 Japan  3–4
 Denmark
April 27, 2004 Sweden  3–2
 Russia
April 28, 2004 Russia  6–1
 Japan

Group D[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Canada 3 2 1 0 8 3 5
 Austria 3 1 2 0 12 6 4
  Switzerland 3 1 1 1 11 7 3
 France 3 0 0 3 0 15 0

All times local

April 24, 2004 France  0–6
 Austria
April 25, 2004 Switzerland   6–0
 France
April 25, 2004 Austria  2–2
 Canada
April 27, 2004 Canada  3–0
 France
April 27, 2004 Switzerland   4–4
 Austria
April 28, 2004 Canada  3–1
  Switzerland

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 19 5 10
 Canada 5 3 1 1 15 10 7
 Latvia 5 1 2 2 8 9 4
  Switzerland 5 1 2 2 8 11 4
 Germany 5 1 1 3 6 14 3
 Austria 5 0 2 3 9 16 2
April 30, 2004 Canada  2–0
 Latvia
April 30, 2004 Czech Republic  2–0
 Austria
May 1, 2004 Latvia  1–1
  Switzerland
May 1, 2004 Austria  1–3
 Germany
May 2, 2004 Switzerland   1–3
 Czech Republic
May 2, 2004 Canada  6–1
 Germany
May 3, 2004 Latvia  5–2
 Austria
May 3, 2004 Czech Republic  6–2
 Canada
May 4, 2004 Germany  0–1
  Switzerland

Group F[edit]

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

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 5 3 2 0 18 5 8
 Sweden 5 3 2 0 12 5 8
 Finland 5 3 1 1 17 8 7
 United States 5 2 1 2 17 15 5
 Russia 5 1 0 4 10 14 2
 Denmark 5 0 0 5 6 33 0
April 30, 2004 Sweden  1–1
 Finland
April 30, 2004 Slovakia  2–0
 Russia
May 1, 2004 Finland  6–0
 Denmark
May 1, 2004 Russia  2–3
 United States
May 2, 2004 Denmark  0–8
 Slovakia
May 2, 2004 Sweden  3–1
 United States
May 3, 2004 Finland  4–0
 Russia
May 3, 2004 Slovakia  0–0
 Sweden
May 4, 2004 United States  8–3
 Denmark

Consolation Round 13-16 Place[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA PTS
 Kazakhstan 3 2 1 0 12 5 5
 Ukraine 3 1 2 0 10 6 4
 Japan 3 0 2 1 7 9 2
 France 3 0 1 2 4 13 1
April 30, 2004 Kazakhstan  5–0
 France
April 30, 2004 Ukraine  2–2
 Japan
May 1, 2004 Japan  3–5
 Kazakhstan
May 2, 2004 Ukraine  6–2
 France
May 3, 2004 Kazakhstan  2–2
 Ukraine
May 4, 2004 France  2–2
 Japan

Note:  France and  Japan are demoted to Division I at the 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
May 5        
  Sweden  4
May 8
  Latvia  1  
  Sweden  3
May 5
    United States  2  
  Czech Republic  2
May 9
  United States  3  
  Sweden  3
May 6
    Canada  5
  Canada  5
May 8
  Finland  4  
  Canada  2 Third place
May 6
    Slovakia  1  
  Slovakia  3   United States  1
   Switzerland  1     Slovakia  0
May 9

Quarterfinals[edit]

05 May Sweden  4-1
 Latvia
05 May Czech Republic  2-3 (GWS)
 United States
06 May Canada  5-4 (OT)
 Finland
06 May Slovakia  3-1
  Switzerland

Semifinals[edit]

08 May Sweden  3-2
 United States
08 May Slovakia  1-2
 Canada

Match for third place[edit]

09 May Slovakia  0-1 (GWS)
 United States

Final[edit]

09 May Sweden  3-5
 Canada

Ranking and Statistics[edit]

 
 2004 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Canada
23rd 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  United States
4  Slovakia
5  Czech Republic
6  Finland
7  Latvia
8   Switzerland
9  Germany
10  Russia
11  Austria
12  Denmark
13  Kazakhstan
14  Ukraine
15  Japan
16  France

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
Canada Dany Heatley 9 8 3 11 +3 4 All Star
Finland Ville Peltonen 7 6 4 10 +6 2 F
Czech Republic Jaromír Jágr 7 5 4 9 +2 6 F
Czech Republic Martin Ručinský 7 5 4 9 +5 6 F
Finland Olli Jokinen 7 5 3 8 +6 6 F
United States Richard Park 9 5 3 8 +5 0 F
Slovakia Pavol Demitra 9 4 4 8 +5 4 F
Slovakia Miroslav Šatan 9 4 4 8 +4 4 F
Canada Daniel Brière 9 2 6 8 +2 6 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
Slovakia Ján Lašák 538:37 195 9 1.00 95.38 4
Czech Republic Tomáš Vokoun 380:00 126 7 1.11 94.44 2
United States Ty Conklin 300:00 152 10 2.00 93.42 1
Switzerland Martin Gerber 358:20 162 11 1.84 93.21 2
Latvia Artūrs Irbe 300:00 120 9 1.80 92.50 0

Source: [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Official website