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1992 World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia

The 1992 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Czechoslovakia from the 28 April to 10 May. The games were played in Prague and Bratislava. Twelve teams took part, with the first round consisting of two groups of six, with the four best teams from each group advancing to the quarter-finals. This was the 56th World Championships, and Sweden retained their title, beating Finland 5-2 in the final, and becoming world champions for the sixth time. This was Finland's first medal in a World Championship, but should have come as no surprise with their success in Calgary and the most recent Canada Cup.

The pools were drawn the same as the Olympics in Albertville, but yielded much different results. The Swiss were able to tie both the Russians and the Canadians to earn their way into the quarterfinals. The Germans, after an opening loss to Finland, won four straight to earn a second place finish. More importantly, they earned a single game elimination against Switzerland with the winner going to the semi-finals. The Swiss prevailed, and moved on to meet a Swedish team that had shut-out the Russians. The Swedes led by three after the first and easily moved on to the gold medal game. There was nothing easy about the other semi-final. Tying it at two in the third, the Finns clinched their first World medal in a shootout. The Czechoslovaks, playing for the last time as a unified nation, beat the Swiss to settle for bronze, while Sweden, led by Mats Sundin, beat Finland for gold.[1][2]

A record thirty-two nations competed in 1992, with new entrants Greece, Israel, Luxembourg and Turkey icing teams in a secondary tier of Group C. Yugoslavia made their final World Championship appearance, before their dissolution. Both Slovenia and Croatia began competing for themselves, in Group C qualifiers in 1993, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia resumed Yugoslavia's former position in Group C in 1995.

World Championship Group A (Czechoslovakia) Edit

First Round Edit

Group 1 Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Finland Finland 5 5 0 0 32 - 08 10
2 Flag of Germany Germany 5 4 0 1 30 - 14 8
3 Flag of the United States United States of America 5 2 1 2 14 - 15 5
4 Flag of Sweden Sweden 5 1 2 2 14 - 12 4
5 Flag of Italy Italy 5 1 1 3 10 - 18 3
6 Flag of Poland Poland 5 0 0 5 08 - 41 0
28 April Sweden Flag of Sweden 7-0
Flag of Poland Poland
28 April Germany Flag of Germany 3-6
Flag of Finland Finland
28 April Italy Flag of Italy 0-1
Flag of the United States United States of America
29 April Finland Flag of Finland 11-2
Flag of Poland Poland
29 April United States of America Flag of the United States 3-5
Flag of Germany Germany
29 April Sweden Flag of Sweden 0-0
Flag of Italy Italy
01 May Poland Flag of Poland 5-7
Flag of Italy Italy
01 May Germany Flag of Germany 5-2
Flag of Sweden Sweden
01 May United States of America Flag of the United States 1-6
Flag of Finland Finland
03 May United States of America Flag of the United States 5-0
Flag of Poland Poland
03 May Italy Flag of Italy 2-6
Flag of Germany Germany
03 May Finland Flag of Finland 3-1
Flag of Sweden Sweden
04 May Poland Flag of Poland 1-11
Flag of Germany Germany
04 May Finland Flag of Finland 6-1
Flag of Italy Italy
04 May Sweden Flag of Sweden 4-4
Flag of the United States United States of America

Group 2 Edit

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Russia Russia 5 4 1 0 23 - 10 9
2 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 5 4 0 1 18 - 07 8
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 5 2 2 1 12 - 11 6
4 Flag of Canada Canada 5 2 1 2 15 - 18 5
5 Flag of Norway Norway 5 1 0 4 08 - 16 2
6 Flag of France France 5 0 0 5 08 - 22 0
28 April Canada Flag of Canada 4-3
Flag of France France
28 April Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 2-2
Flag of Russia Russia
28 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 6-1
Flag of Norway Norway
30 April Canada Flag of Canada 1-1
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
30 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 3-0
Flag of France France
30 April Russia Flag of Russia 3-2
Flag of Norway Norway
01 May France Flag of France 5-6
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
01 May Norway Flag of Norway 3-4
Flag of Canada Canada
01 May Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 2-4
Flag of Russia Russia
03 May Russia Flag of Russia 8-0
Flag of France France
03 May Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 3-1
Flag of Norway Norway
03 May Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 5-2
Flag of Canada Canada
04 May France Flag of France 0-1
Flag of Norway Norway
04 May Canada Flag of Canada 4-6
Flag of Russia Russia
04 May Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 2-0
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Consolation Round 11-12 Place Edit

06 May France Flag of France 3-1
Flag of Poland Poland

Poland was relegated to Group B.

Quarterfinals Edit

06 May Finland Flag of Finland 4-3
Flag of Canada Canada
06 May Russia Flag of Russia 0-2
Flag of Sweden Sweden
07 May Germany Flag of Germany 1-3
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
07 May Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 8-1
Flag of the United States United States of America

Semifinals Edit

09 May Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 2-2
0-2 s.o.

Flag of Finland Finland
09 May Sweden Flag of Sweden 4-1
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Match for third place Edit

10 May Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 5-2
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland

Final Edit

10 May Sweden Flag of Sweden 5-2
Flag of Finland Finland

World Championship Group B (Austria)Edit

Played in Klagenfurt April 2-12. The hosts went undefeated to return to Group A for the first time since 1957.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
13 Flag of Austria Austria 7 7 0 0 73 - 04 14
14 Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands 7 5 1 1 53 - 16 11
15 Flag of Japan Japan 7 4 0 3 30 - 24 8
16 Flag of Denmark Denmark 7 4 0 3 23 - 24 8
17 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 7 3 0 4 14 - 38 6
18 Flag of Romania Romania 7 1 3 3 13 - 26 5
19 Flag of China China 7 1 1 5 15 - 50 3
20 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 7 0 1 6 07 - 46 1

Austria was promoted to Group A, while Yugoslavia was relegated to Group C but would not play there until 1995.

02 April Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 12-2
Flag of China China
02 April Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 3-3
Flag of Romania Romania
02 April Austria Flag of Austria 18-0
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
02 April Japan Flag of Japan 4-2
Flag of Denmark Denmark
03 April China Flag of China 4-1
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
03 April Austria Flag of Austria 9-0
Flag of Romania Romania
04 April Denmark Flag of Denmark 0-8
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
04 April Japan Flag of Japan 2-5
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
05 April Austria Flag of Austria 16-0
Flag of China China
05 April Japan Flag of Japan 5-1
Flag of Romania Romania
05 April Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 2-4
Flag of Denmark Denmark
06 April Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 7-1
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
06 April China Flag of China 3-3
Flag of Romania Romania
07 April Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 1-4
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
07 April Austria Flag of Austria 5-1
Flag of Denmark Denmark
08 April Romania Flag of Romania 2-2
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
08 April China Flag of China 3-10
Flag of Japan Japan
09 April Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria 1-7
Flag of Denmark Denmark
09 April Austria Flag of Austria 3-0
Flag of Japan Japan
09 April Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia 0-11
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
10 April Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria 3-1
Flag of China China
10 April Romania Flag of Romania 2-4
Flag of Denmark Denmark
11 April Japan Flag of Japan 6-0
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
11 April Austria Flag of Austria 8-3
Flag of the Netherlands Netherlands
12 April Denmark Flag of Denmark 5-2
Flag of China China
12 April Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands 10-3
Flag of Japan Japan
12 April Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria 0-2
Flag of Romania Romania
12 April Austria Flag of Austria 14-0
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia

World Championship Group C1 (Great Britain)Edit

Played in Hull Great Britain March 18-24. The hosts, led by Scot Tony Hand and Canadian Kevin Conway, won all five games easily.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
21 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 5 5 0 0 62 - 10 10
22 Flag of North Korea North Korea 5 3 0 2 25 - 28 6
23 Flag of Australia Australia 5 2 1 2 24 - 26 5
24 Flag of Hungary Hungary 5 2 0 3 18 - 33 4
25 Flag of Belgium Belgium 5 2 0 3 17 - 24 4
26 Flag of Korea South Korea 5 0 1 4 18 - 43 1

Great Britain was promoted to Group B while no team was relegated.

18 March Belgium Flag of Belgium 5-4
Flag of North Korea North Korea
18 March South Korea Flag of Korea 6-10
Flag of Hungary Hungary
18 March United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 10-2
Flag of Australia Australia
19 March Hungary Flag of Hungary 3-1
Flag of Belgium Belgium
19 March North Korea Flag of North Korea 8-3
Flag of Australia Australia
19 March United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 15-0
Flag of Korea South Korea
21 March Australia Flag of Australia 5-5
Flag of Korea South Korea
21 March Hungary Flag of Hungary 1-4
Flag of North Korea North Korea
21 March Belgium Flag of Belgium 3-7
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
22 March Hungary Flag of Hungary 1-8
Flag of Australia Australia
22 March South Korea Flag of Korea 4-6
Flag of Belgium Belgium
22 March North Korea Flag of North Korea 2-16
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom
24 March North Korea Flag of North Korea 7-3
Flag of Korea South Korea
24 March Australia Flag of Australia 6-2
Flag of Belgium Belgium
24 March United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain 14-3
Flag of Hungary Hungary

World Championship Group C2 (South Africa)Edit

Played in Johannesburg March 21-28. Though called 'C2' it was no different than being in 'Group D'. Spain completely dominated, playing against five essentially new hockey nations. Only South Africa had participated before, and they last played in 1966.[1]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
27 Flag of Spain Spain 5 5 0 0 114 - 05 10
28 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 South Africa 5 4 0 1 49 - 17 8
29 Flag of Greece Greece 5 3 0 2 36 - 31 6
30 Flag of Israel Israel 5 1 1 3 22 - 42 3
31 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 5 1 1 3 20 - 73 3
32 Flag of Turkey Turkey 5 0 0 5 10 - 83 0

Spain and later South Africa qualified for 1993 Group C. The others had to play in qualification tournaments in November 1992.

21 March South Africa Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 23-0
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
21 March Turkey Flag of Turkey 3-15
Flag of Greece Greece
22 March Israel Flag of Israel 4-23
Flag of Spain Spain
22 March South Africa Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 18-1
Flag of Turkey Turkey
23 March Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg 5-9
Flag of Greece Greece
24 March Israel Flag of Israel 8-2
Flag of Turkey Turkey
24 March Spain Flag of Spain 10-1
Flag of Greece Greece
25 March South Africa Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 5-1
Flag of Israel Israel
25 March Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg 0-31
Flag of Spain Spain
26 March Luxembourg Flag of Luxembourg 10-5
Flag of Turkey Turkey
26 March South Africa Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 9-4
Flag of Greece Greece
27 March Greece Flag of Greece 7-4
Flag of Israel Israel
27 March Turkey Flag of Turkey 0-38
Flag of Spain Spain
28 March South Africa Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 0-12
Flag of Spain Spain
28 March Israel Flag of Israel 5-5
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg

Medal tableEdit

1992 World Championships Country
Gold Flag of Sweden Sweden
Silver Flag of Finland Finland
Bronze Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
5 Flag of Russia Russia
6 Flag of Germany Germany
7 Flag of the United States United States of America
8 Flag of Canada Canada
9 Flag of Italy Italy
10 Flag of Norway Norway
11 Flag of France France
12 Flag of Poland Poland

Team PhotosEdit

CitationsEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Summary at Passionhockey.com
  2. Duplacey page 508

ReferencesEdit

  • Complete results
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports, 498–528. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press, 155–6. 

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