2004 Bandy World Championship

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2004 Bandy World Championship
Tournament details
Host countries  Sweden
 Hungary
Dates 1 – 8 and 25 – 28 February
Teams 11
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
Matches played 31
Scoring leader(s) Ari Holopainen, Finland
(10 points)
2003
2005

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.

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
Rank Country Pts W T L Bp Bc Diff
1  Sweden 7 3 1 0 31 12 +19
2  Russia 4 2 0 2 22 14 +8
3  Finland 4 2 0 2 13 20 −7
4  Kazakhstan 3 1 1 2 16 31 −15
5  Norway 2 0 2 2 16 21 −5

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]

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
Rank Country Pts W T L Bp Bc Diff
1  United States 10 5 0 0 42 5 +37
2  Belarus 6 3 0 2 15 13 +2
3  Canada 5 2 1 2 20 13 +7
4  Hungary 5 2 1 2 14 19 −5
5  Estonia 4 2 0 3 12 20 −8
6  Netherlands 0 0 0 5 2 35 −33

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]