1990 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

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1990 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
Dates16 April – 2 May
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (22nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played40
Goals scored276 (6.9 per match)
Attendance250,309 (6,258 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Steve Yzerman 19 points
1989
1991

The 1990 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships was the 55th such event sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), and at the same time served as the 65th Ice Hockey European Championships. Teams representing 28 countries participated in several levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for group placements in the 1991 competition.

The top Championship Group A tournament took place in Switzerland from 16 April to 2 May 1990, with games played in Bern and Fribourg. Eight teams took part, with each team playing each other once. The four best teams then played each other once more. The Soviet Union became world champions for the 22nd and last time, and Sweden won their 10th European title. In the European Championships, only matches between European teams in the first round were counted towards scoring.

Group B saw East Germany participate in the World Championships for the final time.

World Championship Group A (Switzerland)[edit]

First Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Canada 7 6 1 0 36 - 16 13
2  Sweden 7 6 0 1 29 - 11 12
3  Soviet Union 7 5 1 1 38 - 12 11
4  Czechoslovakia 7 4 0 3 28 - 18 8
5  United States 7 3 0 4 23 - 37 6
6  Finland 7 1 1 5 18 - 27 3
7  Norway 7 1 1 5 19 - 45 3
8  West Germany 7 0 0 7 11 - 36 0
16 AprilCanada 5-1 West Germany
16 AprilSoviet Union 9-1 Norway
16 AprilCzechoslovakia 7-1 United States
16 AprilSweden 4-2 Finland
17 AprilCanada 6-3 United States
17 AprilSoviet Union 5-2 West Germany
17 AprilSweden 4-3 Norway
17 AprilCzechoslovakia 4-2 Finland
19 AprilCanada 6-5 Finland
19 AprilSoviet Union 10-1 United States
19 AprilCzechoslovakia 9-1 Norway
19 AprilSweden 6-0 West Germany
20 AprilCanada 8-0 Norway
20 AprilSweden 6-1 United States
20 AprilCzechoslovakia 3-0 West Germany
20 AprilSoviet Union 6-1 Finland
22 AprilCanada 5-3 Czechoslovakia
22 AprilSweden 3-1 Soviet Union
22 AprilUnited States 6-3 West Germany
22 AprilNorway 3-3 Finland
23 AprilUnited States 9-4 Norway
23 AprilFinland 4-2 West Germany
24 AprilCanada 3-1 Sweden
24 AprilSoviet Union 4-1 Czechoslovakia
25 AprilNorway 7-3 West Germany
25 AprilUnited States 2-1 Finland
26 AprilCanada 3-3 Soviet Union
26 AprilSweden 5-1 Czechoslovakia

Final Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 15 - 01 6
2  Sweden 3 1 1 1 11 - 12 3
3  Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 08 - 12 3
4  Canada 3 0 0 3 07 - 16 0
28 AprilCzechoslovakia 3-2 Canada
28 AprilSoviet Union 3-0 Sweden
30 AprilSoviet Union 7-1 Canada
30 AprilSweden 5-5 Czechoslovakia
2 MaySweden 6-4 Canada
2 MaySoviet Union 5-0 Czechoslovakia

Consolation Round[edit]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
5  United States 10 6 0 4 35 - 43 12
6  Finland 10 2 2 6 29 - 32 6
7  West Germany 10 1 1 8 19 - 42 3
8  Norway 10 1 1 8 21 - 61 3

Norway needing to keep their final game within four goals, lost four to nothing to the Germans, and were relegated.[1]

27 AprilFinland 8-1 Norway
27 AprilUnited States 5-3 West Germany
29 AprilFinland 1-1 West Germany
29 AprilUnited States 4-1 Norway
1 MayUnited States 3-2 Finland
1 MayWest Germany 4-0 Norway

World Championship Group B (France)[edit]

Played in Lyon and Megève 29 March to 8 April.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9   Switzerland 7 5 2 0 30 - 14 12
10  Italy 7 5 1 1 41 - 18 11
11  Austria 7 4 2 1 30 - 14 10
12  France 7 4 1 2 19 - 20 9
13  East Germany 7 2 2 3 22 - 19 6
14  Poland 7 2 2 3 25 - 25 6
15  Japan 7 0 1 6 13 - 41 1
16  Netherlands 7 0 1 6 14 - 43 1

Switzerland was promoted to Group A. The Netherlands would have been relegated but gained a reprieve when East Germany ceased to participate because of the reunification of Germany.[1]

29 MarchFrance 4-3 Austria
29 MarchItaly 7-1 Japan
29 MarchPoland 7-1 Netherlands
29 MarchSwitzerland  2-2 East Germany
30 MarchSwitzerland  6-1 Netherlands
31 MarchEast Germany 2-3 France
31 MarchAustria 3-3 Italy
31 MarchJapan 2-8 Poland
1 AprilFrance 4-2 Netherlands
1 AprilItaly 6-3 East Germany
1 AprilSwitzerland  6-1 Japan
2 AprilPoland 1-4 Austria
3 AprilItaly 8-3 Netherlands
3 AprilEast Germany 1-1 Poland
3 AprilJapan 2-3 France
3 AprilAustria 2-2  Switzerland
5 AprilNetherlands 3-6 East Germany
5 AprilAustria 7-2 Japan
5 AprilPoland 3-5  Switzerland
5 AprilItaly 4-1 France
6 AprilNetherlands 0-8 Austria
6 AprilJapan 1-6 East Germany
7 AprilSwitzerland  5-4 Italy
7 AprilFrance 3-3 Poland
8 AprilEast Germany 2-3 Austria
8 AprilNetherlands 4-4 Japan
8 AprilFrance 1-4  Switzerland
8 AprilPoland 2-9 Italy

World Championship Group C (Hungary)[edit]

Played in Budapest Hungary 28 March to 8 April.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17  Yugoslavia 8 7 1 0 57 - 16 15
18  Denmark 8 7 0 1 55 - 14 14
19  China 8 4 1 3 34 - 29 9
20  Romania 8 4 1 3 36 - 27 9
21  North Korea 8 4 0 4 27 - 35 8
22  Bulgaria 8 4 0 4 31 - 38 8
23  Hungary 8 2 1 5 33 - 28 5
24  Belgium 8 1 0 7 16 - 67 2
25  South Korea 8 1 0 7 22 - 57 2

Yugoslavia was promoted to Group B. Both Belgium and South Korea were reprieved from relegation as the reunification of Germany left Group B one team short, and Group D was shut down as there were not enough teams.[1]

28 MarchChina 2-3 Bulgaria
28 MarchHungary 11-0 Belgium
28 MarchYugoslavia 4-2 South Korea
29 MarchDenmark 15-1 Belgium
29 MarchRomania 2-4 China
29 MarchBulgaria 3-5 North Korea
30 MarchYugoslavia 6-3 Romania
30 MarchSouth Korea 2-10 Hungary
30 MarchDenmark 8-0 North Korea
31 MarchHungary 2-3 China
31 MarchBulgaria 3-6 Yugoslavia
31 MarchSouth Korea 1-6 Belgium
1 AprilRomania 2-4 Denmark
1 AprilNorth Korea 6-3 China
1 AprilBelgium 3-5 Bulgaria
2 AprilYugoslavia 8-2 North Korea
2 AprilDenmark 10-1 South Korea
2 AprilRomania 2-2 Hungary
3 AprilYugoslavia 17-1 Belgium
3 AprilChina 10-3 South Korea
3 AprilHungary 3-5 Bulgaria
4 AprilBelgium 0-3 North Korea
4 AprilBulgaria 2-7 Romania
4 AprilDenmark 6-1 China
5 AprilSouth Korea 4-6 Romania
5 AprilNorth Korea 4-2 Hungary
5 AprilYugoslavia 5-1 Denmark
6 AprilBulgaria 8-5 South Korea
6 AprilHungary 1-8 Yugoslavia
6 AprilBelgium 4-8 China
7 AprilNorth Korea 4-7 Romania
7 AprilDenmark 7-2 Bulgaria
8 AprilSouth Korea 4-3 North Korea
8 AprilBelgium 1-7 Romania
8 AprilYugoslavia 3-3 China
8 AprilDenmark 4-2 Hungary

World Championship Group D (Great Britain)[edit]

Played in Cardiff Great Britain 20–25 March.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
26  Great Britain 4 4 0 0 57 - 07 8
27  Australia 4 0 2 2 10 - 34 2
28  Spain 4 0 2 2 11 - 37 2

Great Britain was promoted to Group C.

20 MarchAustralia 2-2 Spain
21 MarchGreat Britain 14-0 Australia
22 MarchSpain 1-13 Great Britain
23 MarchSpain 5-5 Australia
24 MarchAustralia 3-13 Great Britain
25 MarchGreat Britain 17-3 Spain

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 


 1990 IIHF World Championship Winners 

Soviet Union
22nd 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  Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia
4  Canada
5  United States
6  Finland
7  West Germany
8  Norway

European championships final standings[edit]

The final standings of the European championships according to IIHF:

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

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Canada Steve Yzerman 10 9 10 19 +6 8 F
Soviet Union Andrei Khomutov 10 11 5 16 +18 4 F
Sweden Kent Nilsson 10 10 2 12 +12 6 F
Czechoslovakia Robert Reichel 10 5 6 11 +4 4 F
Sweden Håkan Loob 10 4 7 11 +10 10 F
Canada Theoren Fleury 9 4 7 11 +9 10 F
Sweden Thomas Rundqvist 10 3 8 11 +9 6 F
Soviet Union Mikhail Tatarinov 10 3 8 11 +23 20 D
West Germany Gerd Truntschka 10 4 6 10 −1 15 F
Soviet Union Viacheslav Fetisov 8 2 8 10 +20 8 D

Source: [1]

Leading goaltenders[edit]

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 50% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

Player MIP GA GAA SVS% SO
Soviet Union Artūrs Irbe 316 5 0.95 .950 2
United States Jon Casey 335 15 2.69 .914 0
Sweden Rolf Ridderwall 419 16 2.29 .911 1
Czechoslovakia Dominik Hašek 480 20 2.50 .904 1
Finland Sakari Lindfors 378 15 2.38 .903 0

Source: [2]

Citations[edit]

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. pp. 153–4.