2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
Official puck IIHF 2004.jpg
Official puck 2004 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates April 24 – May 9, 2004
Teams 16
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (17th 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 285 (5.09 per match)
Attendance 552,097 (9,859 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Dany Heatley
MVP Canada Dany Heatley
2003
2005

The 2004 Men's Ice Hockey Championships were held April 24 – May 9, 2004, in Prague and Ostrava, Czech Republic. Games for this Ice Hockey World Championships tournament were played at Sazka Arena and ČEZ Aréna. The attendance at this tournament set a record, with an overall attendance at 552,097, and the record for the most average spectators per game at 9,858.[1]

Championship[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

  GP W L T 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 3 0 3 14 0

Group B[edit]

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

Group C[edit]

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

Group D[edit]

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

Qualification round[edit]

Game results against teams from the same group are carried over from the preliminary round.

Group E[edit]

  GP W L T 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 3 1 6 14 3
 Austria 5 0 3 2 9 16 2

Group F[edit]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Slovakia 5 3 0 2 18 5 8
 Sweden 5 3 0 2 12 5 8
 Finland 5 3 1 1 17 8 7
 United States 5 2 2 1 17 15 5
 Russia 5 1 4 0 10 14 2
 Denmark 5 0 5 0 6 33 0

Relegation round[edit]

Group G[edit]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Kazakhstan 3 2 0 1 12 5 5
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 10 6 4
 Japan 3 0 1 2 7 9 2
 France 3 0 2 1 4 13 1

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

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

May 5

 Sweden 4  Latvia 1

Goals

  1. Höglund
  2. Alfredsson
  3. Tärnström
  4. Axelsson

Goals

  1. Ignatjevs


 Czech Republic 2  United States 3

Goals

  1. Skoula
  2. Jágr

Goals

  1. Park
  2. Westrum
  3. Roach


May 6

 Canada 5  Finland 4

Goals

  1. Heatley
  2. Bouwmeester
  3. Brewer
  4. Staios
  5. Heatley (OT)

Goals

  1. Peltonen
  2. Kallio
  3. Niemi
  4. Rintanen


 Slovakia 3   Switzerland 1

Goals

  1. Strbak
  2. Chára
  3. Demitra

Goals

  1. Wichser

Semi-finals[edit]

May 8

 Slovakia 1  Canada 2

Goals

  1. Šatan

Goals

  1. Brière
  2. Horcoff


 United States 2  Sweden 3

Goals

  1. Park
  2. Halpern

Goals

  1. Tärnström
  2. Höglund
  3. Axelsson

Bronze medal game[edit]

May 9

 Slovakia 0  United States 1

Goals

Goals

  1. Roach (SO)

Gold medal game[edit]

May 9

 Sweden 3  Canada 5

Goals

  1. Höglund
  2. Alfredsson
  3. Salomonsson

Goals

  1. Smyth
  2. Heatley
  3. R. Niedermayer
  4. Bouwmeester
  5. Cooke

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player G A P
Canada Heatley, DanyDany Heatley 8 3 11
Finland Peltonen, VilleVille Peltonen 4 6 10
Czech Republic Ručínský, MartinMartin Ručínský 5 4 9
Czech Republic Jágr, JaromírJaromír Jágr 5 4 9
Finland Jokinen, OlliOlli Jokinen 5 3 8
United States Park, RichardRichard Park 5 3 8
Slovakia Demitra, PavolPavol Demitra 4 4 8
Slovakia Satan, MiroslavMiroslav Šatan 4 4 8
Canada Brière, DanielDaniel Brière 2 6 8

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Player GAA SV%
Finland Norrena, FredrikFredrik Norrena 0.00 1.000
United States Westlund, AlexAlex Westlund 0.00 1.000
Slovakia Križan, KarolKarol Križan 0.00 1.000
Canada Giguère, Jean-SébastienJean-Sébastien Giguère 0.50 0.975
Slovakia Lašák, JánJán Lašák 1.00 0.954
Czech Republic Čechmánek, RomanRoman Čechmánek 1.00 0.944
Finland Markkanen, JussiJussi Markkanen 1.00 0.909
Czech Republic Vokoun, TomášTomáš Vokoun 1.11 0.944
Sweden Lundqvist, HenrikHenrik Lundqvist 1.64 0.925
Latvia Irbe, ArtūrsArtūrs Irbe 1.80 0.925

Division I[edit]

Group A[edit]

Division I, Group A played at Oslo, Norway, April 4–18.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Belarus 5 5 0 0 34 9 10
 Norway 5 3 1 1 31 14 7
 Netherlands 5 2 2 1 21 22 5
 Hungary 5 2 2 1 20 24 5
 Great Britain 5 1 3 1 18 18 3
 Belgium 5 0 5 0 7 44 0

Group B[edit]

Division I, Group B played at Gdańsk, Poland, April 12–18.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Slovenia 5 5 0 0 33 5 10
 Italy 5 4 1 0 26 7 8
 Poland 5 2 2 1 25 14 5
 Estonia 5 2 2 1 26 23 5
 Romania 5 1 4 0 9 35 2
 South Korea 5 0 5 0 7 42 0

 Belarus and  Slovenia are promoted to the 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.  Belgium0and  South Korea are demoted to Division II.

Division II[edit]

Group A[edit]

Division II, Group A played at Jaca, Spain, April 12–18.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 China 5 4 1 0 39 13 8
 Croatia 5 4 1 0 32 6 8
 Australia 5 3 1 1 40 18 7
 Spain 5 2 2 1 29 13 5
 Israel 5 0 4 1 3 28 1
 Luxembourg 5 0 4 1 5 70 1

Group B[edit]

Division II, Group B played at Elektrenai, Lithuania, April 12–18.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Lithuania 5 5 0 0 70 7 10
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 4 1 0 55 23 8
 North Korea 5 3 2 0 22 20 6
 Bulgaria 5 2 3 0 20 30 4
 New Zealand 5 1 4 0 13 61 2
 South Africa 5 0 5 0 9 48 0

 China and  Lithuania are promoted to Division I while  Luxembourg and  South Africa are demoted to Division III.

Division III[edit]

Division III was played at Reykjavík, Iceland, March 16–21.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Iceland 4 3 0 1 46 8 7
 Turkey 4 3 1 0 26 14 6
 Mexico 4 2 1 1 29 8 5
 Ireland 4 1 3 0 23 23 2
 Armenia 4 0 4 0 2 73 0

 Iceland and  Turkey are promoted to Division II

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