1982 Ice Hockey World Championships

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1982 Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country Finland
Dates15–29 April
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (18th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Canada
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played34
Goals scored249 (7.32 per match)
Attendance193,224 (5,683 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Wayne Gretzky 14 points
1981
1983

The 1982 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Finland from the 15 April to the 29 April. The games were played in Helsinki and Tampere. Eight teams took part, and each played each other once. The four best teams then played each other once more. This was the 48th World Championships, and also the 59th European Championships of ice hockey. The Soviet Union became World Champions for the 18th time, and also won their 21st European Championship.

The tournament is notable since Canada, reinforced by Wayne Gretzky, would have won the silver if the Soviet team had won against Czechoslovakia in the final game. However, the teams tied the game 0–0.[1][2] Gretzky did score more points than any other player in the tournament (14), in his only appearance at the World Championships, but the Soviet Union's Viktor Shalimov was selected as the "Best Forward" of the tournament.[1]

Other notable events include: The Czechoslovaks lost to West Germany for the first time in forty-five years.[1] The Italians, by beating the Americans, became the first promoted team since the tournament expanded to eight, to survive relegation.[1] And they did so using seventeen Italian Canadians.[1]

World Championship Group A (Finland)[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost GF – GA Points
1  Soviet Union 7 7 0 0 48–16 14
2  Czechoslovakia 7 4 1 2 33–14 9
3  Sweden 7 3 3 1 24–22 9
4  Canada 7 3 2 2 32–22 8
5  Finland 7 3 1 3 21–31 7
6  West Germany 7 2 1 4 19–30 5
7  Italy 7 1 1 5 20–44 3
8  United States 7 0 1 6 21–39 1

The United States was relegated to Group B.

15 AprilCanada 9–2 Finland
15 AprilWest Germany 4–2 Czechoslovakia
15 AprilSoviet Union 9–2 Italy
15 AprilSweden 4–2 United States
16 AprilCzechoslovakia 6–2 Canada
16 AprilItaly 7–5 United States
16 AprilFinland 4–3 West Germany
16 AprilSoviet Union 7–3 Sweden
18 AprilCanada 3–3 Sweden
18 AprilWest Germany 5–2 Italy
18 AprilSoviet Union 5–3 Czechoslovakia
18 AprilFinland 4–2 United States
19 AprilCanada 7–1 West Germany
19 AprilSweden 5–3 Italy
19 AprilCzechoslovakia 6–0 United States
19 AprilSoviet Union 8–1 Finland
21 AprilCanada 3–3 Italy
21 AprilSweden 3–1 West Germany
21 AprilSoviet Union 8–4 United States
21 AprilCzechoslovakia 3–0 Finland
22 AprilCanada 5–3 United States
22 AprilSoviet Union 7–0 West Germany
22 AprilFinland 7–3 Italy
22 AprilCzechoslovakia 3–3 Sweden
24 AprilSoviet Union 4–3 Canada
24 AprilCzechoslovakia 10–0 Italy
24 AprilFinland 3–3 Sweden
24 AprilWest Germany 5–5 United States

Final Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Soviet Union 10 9 1 0 58–20 19
2  Czechoslovakia 10 5 2 3 38–20 12
3  Canada 10 5 2 3 46–30 12
4  Sweden 10 3 3 4 26–35 9
25 AprilSoviet Union 6–4 Canada
25 AprilCzechoslovakia 3–2 Sweden
27 AprilCanada 4–2 Czechoslovakia
27 AprilSoviet Union 4–0 Sweden
29 AprilCanada 6–0 Sweden
29 AprilSoviet Union 0–0 Czechoslovakia

World Championship Group B (Austria)[edit]

Played in Klagenfurt March 18–27. Like the finals of Group A, Group B ended with controversy. After the Chinese had defeated the Dutch (relegating them), only a tie between Romania and Switzerland would offer China relegation. The "scandalous parody game" ended in a three all tie, with Romania having three head-to-head points, Switzerland two, and China one.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9  East Germany 7 6 1 0 48–25 13
10  Austria 7 4 1 2 33–26 9
11  Poland 7 4 1 2 42–23 9
12  Norway 7 3 0 4 24–43 6
13  Romania 7 2 1 4 27–30 5
14   Switzerland 7 1 3 3 20–27 5
15  China 7 2 1 4 32–47 5
16  Netherlands 7 2 0 5 22–27 4

East Germany was promoted to Group A, and both China and the Netherlands were relegated.

18 MarchEast Germany 10–1 Norway
18 MarchSwitzerland  3–2 Poland
18 MarchRomania 5–2 Netherlands
18 MarchAustria 5–2 China
19 MarchEast Germany 13–7 China
19 MarchAustria 7–1 Romania
20 MarchSwitzerland  4–5 Norway
20 MarchPoland 3–2 Netherlands
21 MarchChina 4–2 Norway
21 MarchSwitzerland  2–4 East Germany
21 MarchPoland 5–1 Romania
21 MarchAustria 1–4 Netherlands
22 MarchRomania 9–3 China
22 MarchAustria 4–7 East Germany
23 MarchNetherlands 6–1  Switzerland
23 MarchNorway 3–12 Poland
24 MarchSwitzerland  4–4 China
24 MarchEast Germany 3–1 Netherlands
24 MarchNorway 3–2 Romania
24 MarchAustria 6–5 Poland
26 MarchEast Germany 7–6 Romania
26 MarchPoland 11–4 China
26 MarchNetherlands 4–6 Norway
26 MarchAustria 3–3  Switzerland
27 MarchChina 8–3 Netherlands
27 MarchSwitzerland  3–3 Romania
27 MarchEast Germany 4–4 Poland
27 MarchAustria 7–4 Norway

World Championship Group C (Spain)[edit]

Played in Jaca March 19–28.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17  Japan 7 7 0 0 70–14 14
18  Yugoslavia 7 5 0 2 59–22 10
19  Denmark 7 4 1 2 35–20 9
20  France 7 4 0 3 47–30 8
21  Hungary 7 4 0 3 43–29 8
22  Bulgaria 7 2 1 4 29–30 5
23  Spain 7 1 0 6 26–50 2
24  South Korea 7 0 0 7 13–127 0

Both Japan and Yugoslavia were promoted to Group B.

19 MarchJapan 7–5 Yugoslavia
19 MarchFrance 4–2 Bulgaria
19 MarchDenmark 2–1 Hungary
19 MarchSpain 15–3 South Korea
20 MarchFrance 7–3 Hungary
20 MarchSpain 0–6 Yugoslavia
21 MarchBulgaria 14–1 South Korea
21 MarchDenmark 4–5 Japan
22 MarchHungary 5–4 Yugoslavia
22 MarchFrance 20–4 South Korea
22 MarchBulgaria 2–2 Denmark
22 MarchSpain 2–11 Japan
23 MarchYugoslavia 21–2 South Korea
23 MarchSpain 1–8 Hungary
24 MarchJapan 6–0 Bulgaria
24 MarchDenmark 4–1 France
25 MarchYugoslavia 7–2 Denmark
25 MarchHungary 18–2 South Korea
25 MarchJapan 6–2 France
25 MarchSpain 3–7 Bulgaria
27 MarchSpain 3–7 Denmark
27 MarchYugoslavia 9–5 France
27 MarchHungary 7–3 Bulgaria
27 MarchJapan 25–0 South Korea
28 MarchDenmark 14–1 South Korea
28 MarchJapan 10–1 Hungary
28 MarchYugoslavia 7–1 Bulgaria
28 MarchSpain 2–8 France

Ranking[edit]

 


 1982 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
18th title

Tournament Awards[edit]

Final standings[edit]

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal icon.svg  Canada
4  Sweden
5  Finland
6  West Germany
7  Italy
8  United States

European championships final standings[edit]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg  Soviet Union
Silver medal icon.svg  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
4  Finland
5  West Germany
6  Italy

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the top skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player G A Pts PIM POS
Canada Wayne Gretzky 6 8 14 8 F
Soviet Union Viktor Shalimov 8 5 13 4 F
Soviet Union Sergei Makarov 6 7 13 8 F
Soviet Union Sergei Kapustin 3 9 12 8 F
Soviet Union Igor Larionov 4 6 10 2 F
Canada Bill Barber 8 1 9 18 F
Czechoslovakia Jiri Lala 6 3 9 8 F
Soviet Union Vladimir Golikov 4 5 9 6 F
Soviet Union Sergei Shepelev 6 2 8 6 F
Czechoslovakia Jindrich Kokrment 5 3 8 8 F

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Summary
  2. ^ Duplacey page 507

References[edit]

  • Complete results
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 149.