2002 IIHF World Championship

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2002 IIHF World Championship
2002 IIHF World Championship logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
DatesApril 26 May 11
Teams16
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Gold medal blank.svg Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia (1st title)
Runner-up  Silver medal blank.svg Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Third place  Bronze medal blank.svg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Fourth placeFlag of Finland.svg  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played56
Goals scored340 (6.07 per match)
Attendance305,541 (5,456 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Slovakia.svg Miroslav Šatan
(13 points)
2001
2003

The 2002 IIHF World Championship was held between April 26 and May 11, 2002 in Gothenburg, Karlstad and Jönköping, Sweden.

Contents

It was the 66th annual event, and was run by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF).

Qualification Tournament

Far Eastern Qualification for the tournament took place between October 15 and October 17, 2001 in Harbin, China.

TeamGPWTLGFGAPTS
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 2110423
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 2020112
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 2011131

All times local

October 15, 2001
19:00
South Korea  Flag of South Korea.svg11Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
October 16, 2001
19:00
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg31Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
October 17, 2001
19:00
China  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg00Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea

Venues

Scandinavium
Capacity: 12 044
Kinnarps Arena
Capacity: 6 236
Löfbergs Lila Arena
Capacity: 8 647
Scandinavium at night.jpg Kinnarps Arena from east.jpg Lofbergs Lila Arena 060824.jpg
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden - Gothenburg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden - Jönköping Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden - Karlstad

Final tournament

In the First Round, the top 3 teams from each group progressed to the Second Round, whilst the last placed team progressed to the Consolation Round.

First round

Group A

TeamGPWTLGFGAPTS
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 33001786
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 32011794
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 3102592
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 30036190

All times local

April 26, 2002
15:15
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg92Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
April 26, 2002
20:03
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg05Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
April 28, 2002
15:15
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg30Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
April 28, 2002
19:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg53Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
April 29, 2002
16:00
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg15Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
April 29, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg75Flag of Germany.svg  Germany

Group B

TeamGPWTLGFGAPTS
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 33001416
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 32011374
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 3102782
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 30030180

All times local

April 27, 2002
15:15
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg70Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
April 27, 2002
19:00
Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg03Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
April 29, 2002
16:00
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg54Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
April 29, 2002
20:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg80Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
April 30, 2002
16:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg31Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
April 30, 2002
20:00
Poland  Flag of Poland.svg03Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine

Group C

TeamGPWTLGFGAPTS
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 33001556
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 32011464
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 310211142
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 30036210

All times local

April 26, 2002
16:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg81Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
April 26, 2002
20:15
Austria  Flag of Austria.svg35Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
April 28, 2002
15:15
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg63Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
April 28, 2002
19:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg82Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
April 30, 2002
16:00
Slovenia  Flag of Slovenia.svg35Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
April 30, 2002
20:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg20Flag of Russia.svg  Russia

Group D

TeamGPWTLGFGAPTS
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 33001126
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 3201964
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 3102782
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 30033140

All times local

April 27, 2002
15:15
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg25Flag of the United States.svg  United States
April 27, 2002
19:05
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg41Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
April 29, 2002
16:00
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg50Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
April 29, 2002
20:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg32Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
April 30, 2002
16:00
Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg41Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
April 30, 2002
20:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg12Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada

Second round

In the Second Round, the top 4 teams from each group progressed to the Final Round, whilst the bottom 2 teams are eliminated.

Group E

Tables and scores below include meetings between teams during the First Round.

TeamGPWTLGFGAPTS
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 5500251110
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 540113108
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 521213115
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 521214145
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 51048182
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 500510190
April 26, 2002
20:03
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg05Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
April 27, 2002
19:05
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg41Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
April 28, 2002
15:15
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg30Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
April 29, 2002
20:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg32Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
April 29, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg75Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
April 30, 2002
20:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg12Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
May 2, 2002
16:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg30Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
May 2, 2002
20:00
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg31Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
May 2, 2002
20:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg31Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
May 3, 2002
16:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg23Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
May 3, 2002
20:00
Germany  Flag of Germany.svg32Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
May 4, 2002
15:15
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg54Flag of the United States.svg  United States
May 5, 2002
15:15
United States  Flag of the United States.svg22Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
May 5, 2002
19:00
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg15Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
May 5, 2002
19:00
Latvia  Flag of Latvia.svg46Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland

Group F

Tables and scores below include meetings between teams during the First Round.

TeamGPWTLGFGAPTS
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 54011978
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 54011268
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 540120158
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 511313153
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 511310203
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 500512230
April 26, 2002
20:15
Austria  Flag of Austria.svg35Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
April 27, 2002
19:00
Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg03Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
April 28, 2002
15:15
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg63Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
April 29, 2002
16:00
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg54Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
April 30, 2002
16:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg31Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
April 30, 2002
20:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg20Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
May 2, 2002
16:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg31Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
May 2, 2002
20:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg12Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
May 3, 2002
16:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg33Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
May 3, 2002
20:00
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg63Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
May 4, 2002
15:15
Ukraine  Flag of Ukraine.svg07Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
May 4, 2002
19:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg10Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
May 5, 2002
19:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg42Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
May 6, 2002
16:00
Austria  Flag of Austria.svg23Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
May 6, 2002
20:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg46Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

Consolation Round 13-16 Place

Group G

TeamGPWTLGFGAPTS
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 33001256
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 32011274
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 31027112
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 30037150

As the Far Eastern qualifier, Flag of Japan.svg  Japan avoids relegation. Therefore, Flag of Poland.svg  Poland and Flag of Italy.svg  Italy are relegated to Division I for the 2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

All times local

May 2, 2002
12:00
Slovenia  Flag of Slovenia.svg43Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
May 2, 2002
16:00
Poland  Flag of Poland.svg51Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
May 3, 2002
16:00
Poland  Flag of Poland.svg24Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
May 3, 2002
20:00
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg26Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
May 5, 2002
11:00
Italy  Flag of Italy.svg04Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
May 5, 2002
15:15
Japan  Flag of Japan.svg25Flag of Poland.svg  Poland

Final round

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
May 7
 
 
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3
 
May 9
 
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1
 
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2
 
May 7
 
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3
 
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1
 
May 11
 
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3
 
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 3
 
May 7
 
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 4
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 6
 
May 9
 
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2
 
May 7
 
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 3Third place
 
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 2
 
May 10
 
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 3
 
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 3
 
 
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 5
 

Quarterfinals

07 May Finland  Flag of Finland.svg3–1Flag of the United States.svg  United States
07 May Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg6–2Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
07 May Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg1–3Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
07 May Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg2–3Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

Semifinals

09 May Russia  Flag of Russia.svg2–2 (1–0)Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
09 May Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg2–2 (0–2)Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia

Match for third place

10 May
19:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg3–5
(2–0, 1–3, 0–2)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,817

Final

11 May
19:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg3–4
(0–2, 1–1, 2–1)
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Scandinavium
Attendance: 11,591

Ranking and Statistics

 


 2002 IIHF World Championship Winners 
Flag of Slovakia.svg
Slovakia
1st title

Tournament Awards

Final standings

The final standings of the tournament according to IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
5Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
6Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
7Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
9Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
10Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
11Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia
12Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
13Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
14Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
15Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
16Flag of Japan.svg  Japan

Scoring leaders

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals, then (fewer) games played.

PlayerGPGAPts +/− PIMPOS
Flag of Slovakia.svg Miroslav Šatan 95813+22F
Flag of Sweden.svg Kristian Huselius 95611+70F
Flag of Slovakia.svg Peter Bondra 9729+1220F
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jaromír Jágr 7448+52F
Flag of Slovakia.svg Richard Lintner 9448+122D
Flag of Finland.svg Timo Pärssinen 9358+34F
Flag of Germany.svg Jan Benda 7178+414D
Flag of Slovenia.svg Marcel Rodman 6617–12F
Flag of Sweden.svg Ulf Dahlén 9527+50F
Flag of Finland.svg Niklas Hagman 9527+22F

Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played 40% of their team's minutes are included in this list.

PlayerMIPSOGGAGAASVS% SO
Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Miller 238:1313971.7694.961
Flag of Finland.svg Jussi Markkanen 429:42159101.4093.712
Flag of Russia.svg Maxim Sokolov 291:05167112.2793.410
Flag of Ukraine.svg Kostyantyn Simchuk 268:2513492.0293.281
Flag of Sweden.svg Tommy Salo 429:00178141.9692.131

Source: IIHF.com

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