2004 Bandy World Championship

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2004 Bandy World Championship
2004 Bandy World Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host countries Sweden
 Hungary
Dates1 – 8 and 25 – 28 February
Teams11
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Finland
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place Kazakhstan
Tournament statistics
Games played31
Scoring leader(s)Ari Holopainen, Finland
(10 points)

The 2004 Bandy World Championship was a competition between bandy playing nations. The men's tournament was played in Sweden on 1–8 February 2004 for Group A and Group B was played at the City Park Ice Rink in Hungary on 25–28 February 2004. Finland won the championship for the 1st time.[1][2] There were 11 bandy playing countries participating in the 2004 championships: Finland, Kazakhstan, Norway, Russia, Sweden (group A) and Belarus, Canada, Estonia, Hungary, Netherlands and United States (group B).[3]

Results[edit]

Finland became champion. For the first time ever the championship went to a team other than Soviet Union/Russia or Sweden.

Group A[edit]

First round[edit]

  • 1 February
Sweden–Kazakhstan 14–2
Russia–Norway 6–3
  • 2 February
Kazakhstan–Russia 3–10
Sweden–Finland 7–1
  • 3 February
Finland–Norway 5–3
Sweden–Russia 4–3
  • 4 February
Kazakhstan–Norway 4–4
Russia–Finland 3–4
  • 5 February
Finland–Kazakhstan 3–7
Sweden–Norway 6–6
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Sweden 4 3 1 0 31 12 +19 7
2  Russia 4 2 0 2 22 14 +8 4
3  Finland 4 2 0 2 13 20 −7 4
4  Kazakhstan 4 1 1 2 16 31 −15 3
5  Norway 4 0 2 2 16 21 −5 2

Final round[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

  • 7 February
Sweden–Kazakhstan 10–3
Russia–Finland 3–4

Match for 3rd place[edit]

  • 8 February
Russia–Kazakhstan 5–2

Final[edit]

  • 8 February
Sweden–Finland 4–5 (aet)

Group B[edit]

Group B was played in Budapest

First round[edit]

  • 25 February
Canada–USA 3–4
Hungary–Estonia 2–3
Belarus–Netherlands 7–0
Estonia–Canada 2–6
Hungary–USA 1–10
  • 26 February
Belarus–Estonia 2–1
Netherlands–USA 0–12
Belarus–Canada 3–2
Estonia–USA 0–10
Hungary–Netherlands 4–1
  • 27 February
Hungary–Belarus 4–2
Netherlands–Canada 1–6
Belarus–USA 1–6
Netherlands–Estonia 0–6
Hungary–Canada 3–3
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  United States 5 5 0 0 42 5 +37 10
2  Belarus 5 3 0 2 15 13 +2 6
3  Canada 5 2 1 2 20 13 +7 5
4  Hungary 5 2 1 2 14 19 −5 5
5  Estonia 5 2 0 3 12 20 −8 4
6  Netherlands 5 0 0 5 2 35 −33 0

Play-off matches[edit]

Match for 3rd place[edit]

  • 28 February

Hungary–Canada 5–1

Final[edit]

  • 28 February

USA–Belarus 7–0

References[edit]

  1. ^ The entire final
  2. ^ The decisive goal
  3. ^ "Bandysidan.nu - Evenemang". Archived from the original on 2016-04-03.