First Roller In-line Hockey World Championship

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First Roller In-line Hockey World Championship
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates 22–25 August
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  United States (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Austria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 34
Goals scored 508 (14.94 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Dean Wilson
(32 points)
Second

The First Roller In-line Hockey World Championship was the inaugural such event organized by the Fédération Internationale de Roller Skating. It was hosted by the United States in the suburb of Chicago, Villa Park. Twelve national teams competed in one venue, the Odeum Expo Center. The competition also served as qualifications for the 2nd competition.

The United States remained undefeated throughout the championship and captured the gold medal by defeating Canada 13–6 in the final.[1] Finland captured the bronze medal with a 13–1 victory over Austria.

Host selection[edit]

The venue listed as host for the inline hockey teams was the Odeum Expo Center's South Hall (capacity around 2500). The arena was completed and opened in 1981.

Venues[edit]

Villa Park
Odeum Expo Center
South Hall
Capacity: 2,500

Rosters[edit]

For more details on this topic, see First Roller In-line Hockey World Championship rosters.

Each team's roster consists of at least 6 skaters (forwards and defencemen) and two goaltenders, and at most 14 skaters and two goaltenders. All twelve participating nations, through the confirmation of their respective national associations, have to submit a roster by the start of the competition.

Format[edit]

The 12 teams were divided into three pools of which the eight best overall advanced to the medal round. There they met cross-over as indicated in the section below. The remaining teams played additional matches to determine their overall championship position.

In the round robin pool play, points were awarded as follows:

  • 2 points for a win (W)
  • 1 point for a tie (T)
  • 0 points for a loss (L)
  • –2 points for a forfeit (F)

If two or more teams finished with an equal number of points during pool play, the team's position is determined by the following tiebreaking formula:

  1. The victor of the head-to-head competition
  2. The lowest total of goals allowed in common wins among the tied teams
  3. A shootout will take place.

Final ranking: places 1–4 were determined by the medal games. Places 5–8 were determined by the 5/8 placement round. Places 9–12 were determined by the 9/12 placement round.

Pool play[edit]

     Team advanced to the Medal round
     Team advanced to the 9 through 12 placement round

All times are local (UTC-5).

Pool A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA DIF Pts
 United States 3 3 0 0 79 1 +78 6
 Australia 3 1 1 1 19 26 –7 3
 Argentina 3 1 1 1 21 28 –7 3
 Great Britain 3 0 3 0 5 69 –64 0
22 August 1995
01:00 PM
Argentina  17 – 3
 Great Britain Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
22 August 1995
08:45 PM
United States  20 – 1
 Australia Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
23 August 1995
01:00 PM
Argentina  4 – 4
 Australia Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
23 August 1995
08:45 PM
United States  38 – 0
 Great Britain Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
24 August 1995
01:00 PM
Australia  14 – 2
 Great Britain Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
24 August 1995
08:45 PM
United States  21 – 0
 Argentina Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

Pool B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA DIF Pts
 Finland 3 2 0 1 45 11 +34 5
 Canada 3 2 0 1 34 8 +26 5
 Austria 3 1 2 0 13 28 –15 2
 Brazil 3 0 3 0 2 45 –43 0
22 August 1995
02:30 PM
Canada  16 – 0
 Brazil Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
22 August 1995
10:00 PM
Finland  19 – 2
 Austria Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
23 August 1995
07:30 PM
Finland  18 – 1
 Brazil Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
23 August 1995
10:00 PM
Canada  10 – 0
 Austria Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
24 August 1995
02:30 PM
Brazil  1 – 11
 Austria Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
24 August 1995
07:30 PM
Canada  8 – 8
 Finland Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

Pool C[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA DIF Pts
 Italy 3 3 0 0 33 4 +29 6
 Czech Republic 3 2 1 0 61 6 +56 4
 Mexico 3 1 2 0 9 49 –40 2
 South Africa 3 0 3 0 5 46 –41 0
22 August 1995
04:00 PM
Czech Republic  31 – 0
 South Africa Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
22 August 1995
07:30 PM
Italy  20 – 1
 Mexico Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
23 August 1995
02:30 PM
Italy  7 – 0
 South Africa Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
23 August 1995
04:00 PM
Czech Republic  24 – 0
 Mexico Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
24 August 1995
04:00 PM
South Africa  5 – 8
 Mexico Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
24 August 1995
10:00 PM
Italy  6 – 3
 Czech Republic Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

Medal round[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  A1   United States 10  
C2   Czech Republic 1  
  A1   United States 5  
  B1   Finland 1  
B1   Finland 14
  A2   Australia 1  
    A1   United States 13
  B2   Canada 6
  C1   Italy 4  
B3   Austria 8  
  B3   Austria 3 Bronze medal game
  B2   Canada 16  
B2   Canada 16 B1   Finland 13
  A3   Argentina 1   B3   Austria 1

Note: Teams eliminated in the quarterfinals advance to the 5 through 8 placement round.

All times are local (UTC-5).

Quarterfinals[edit]

25 August 1995
07:00 PM
United States  10 – 1
 Czech Republic Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
25 August 1995
08:30 PM
Finland  14 – 0
 Australia Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
25 August 1995
10:00 PM
Italy  4 – 8
 Austria Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
25 August 1995
11:30 PM
Argentina  1 – 16
 Canada Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

Semifinals[edit]

26 August 1995
06:00 PM
United States  5 – 4
 Finland Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
26 August 1995
08:00 PM
Canada  16 – 3
 Austria Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

Bronze medal game[edit]

27 August 1995
06:00 PM
Finland  13 – 1
 Austria Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

Gold medal game[edit]

27 August 1995
08:00 PM
United States  13 – 6
 Canada Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

5 through 8 placement round[edit]

  Placement round     5th place game
                 
  QF1   Czech Republic 4  
  QF2   Australia 0    
      QF1   Czech Republic 7
      QF3   Italy 6
  QF3   Italy 6    
  QF4   Argentina 1   7th place game
 
QF2   Australia 5
  QF4   Argentina 4

All times are local (UTC-5).

5–8 placement round[edit]

26 August 1995
12:30 PM
Czech Republic  4 – 0
 Australia Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
26 August 1995
02:00 PM
Italy  6 – 1
 Argentina Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

7th place game[edit]

27 August 1995
01:30 PM
Australia  5 – 4
 Argentina Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

5th place game[edit]

27 August 1995
03:00 PM
Czech Republic  7 – 6 OT
 Italy Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

9 through 12 placement round[edit]

  Placement round     9th place game
                 
  B4   Brazil 8  
  C4   South Africa 2    
      B4   Brazil 4
      A4   Great Britain 1
  A4   Great Britain 6    
  C3   Mexico 3   11th place game
 
C4   South Africa 7
  C3   Mexico 6

All times are local (UTC-5).

9–12 placement round[edit]

25 August 1995
02:00 PM
Brazil  8 – 2
 South Africa Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park
25 August 1995
03:30 PM
Great Britain  6 – 3
 Mexico Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

11th place game[edit]

26 August 1995
11:00 AM
South Africa  7 – 6
 Mexico Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

9th place game[edit]

27 August 1995
11:00 AM
Brazil  4 – 1
 Great Britain Odeum Expo Center, Villa Park

Ranking and statistics[edit]

 
 FIRS World Championship Winners 

United States
1st title

Final ranking[edit]

The official FIRS final ranking of the tournament:

Gold medal icon.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg  Canada
Bronze medal icon.svg  Finland
4  Austria
5  Czech Republic
6  Italy
7  Australia
8  Argentina
9  Brazil
10  Great Britain
11  South Africa
12  Mexico

Scoring leaders[edit]

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

Player GP G A Pts PIM
United States Dean Wilson 6 11 21 32 6
United States Jeff Nelson 6 15 15 30 2
Canada Perry Pappas 6 15 10 25 2
United States Bryan Desmond 6 17 7 24 2
Finland Kimmo Kuhta 6 13 11 24 0
Czech Republic Leos Rak 6 11 12 23 0
Canada Rob Hrytsak 6 18 4 22 6
United States Nick Parnell 6 15 7 22 0
Italy Luca Orrigoni 6 9 13 22 7
Czech Republic Jiri Veseley 6 11 10 21 2

Source: [1]

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