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1998World

The 1998 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships were held in Switzerland from May 1-17, 1998. The format expanded to 16 teams for the first time. The teams were divided into four groups of four with the top two teams in each advancing to the next round. The two groups of four then played a round robin with the top two teams in each moving on to the semi-finals. The semi-finals were a two game total goals for series as was the final.

Group A Edit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 33002056
Flag of Belarus Belarus 321012104
Flag of Germany Germany 31208132
Flag of Japan Japan 30307190

Czech Republic 8-2 Japan
Belarus 4-2 Germany
Belarus 2-4 Czech Republic
Germany 5-1 Japan
Japan 4-6 Belarus
Czech Republic 8-1 Germany

Czech Republic and Belarus advanced to the next round, Germany is sent to the Qualification round.

Group B Edit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Canada Canada 32011255
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 3201945
Flag of Italy Italy 3120882
Flag of Austria Austria 30303150

Canada 5-1 Austria
Italy 1-2 Slovakia
Slovakia 2-2 Canada
Italy 5-1 Austria
Austria 1-5 Slovakia
Canada 5-2 Italy

Canada and Slovakia advanced to the next round. Italy is sent to the Qualification round.

Group C Edit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Sweden Sweden 33001646
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 31209102
Flag of the United States United States of America 31207112
Flag of France France 31205122

USA 5-2 Switzerland
Sweden 6-1 France
France 3-1 USA
Sweden 4-2 Switzerland
USA 1-6 Sweden
Switzerland 5-1 France

Sweden and Switzerland advanced to the next round. USA is sent to the Qualification round.

Group D Edit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Russia Russia 330019116
Flag of Finland Finland 32101244
Flag of Latvia Latvia 312012152
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 30306190

Russia 8-4 Kazakhstan
Finland 6-0 Latvia
Latvia 5-7 Russia
Finland 4-0 Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan 2-7 Latvia
Russia 4-2 Finland

Russia and Finland advanced to the next round. Latvia is sent to the Qualification round.

Qualification Round Edit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Latvia Latvia 3201935
Flag of Italy Italy 3102954
Flag of Germany Germany 30125102
Flag of the United States United States of America 3021381

USA 1-1 Germany
Italy 1-1 Latvia
Italy 4-0 USA
Germany 0-5 Latvia
Germany 4-4 Italy
Latvia 3-2 USA

Classification RoundEdit

Group E Edit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Sweden Sweden 33001026
Flag of Finland Finland 3111863
Flag of Canada Canada 311110123
Flag of Belarus Belarus 30305130

Sweden 1-0 Finland
Belarus 2-6 Canada
Canada 3-3 Finland
Sweden 2-1 Belarus
Canada 1-7 Sweden
Finland 5-2 Belarus

Sweden and Finland advanced to the semi-finals.

Group F Edit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 3201635
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3111663
Flag of Russia Russia 31111073
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 3021281

Slovakia 0-1 Czech Republic
Russia 2-4 Switzerland
Czech Republic 3-1 Switzerland
Russia 6-1 Slovakia
Czech Republic 2-2 Russia
Switzerland 1-1 Slovakia

Czech Republic and Switzerland advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-Finals Edit

Sweden 4-1 Switzerland
Switzerland 2-7 Sweden

Czech Republic 1-4 Finland
Finland 2-2 Czech Republic

Bronze Medal Match Edit

Czech Republic 4-0 Switzerland

Gold Medal Match Edit

Finland 0-1 Sweden
Sweden 0-0 Finland

Medal Standings Edit

Rk. Team
Gold medal icon Flag of Sweden Sweden
Silver medal icon Flag of Finland Finland
Bronze medal icon Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
4. Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
5. Flag of Russia Russia
6. Flag of Canada Canada
7. Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
8. Flag of Belarus Belarus
9. Flag of Latvia Latvia
10. Flag of Italy Italy
11. Flag of Germany Germany
12. Flag of the United States United States of America
13. Flag of France France
14. Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
15. Flag of Austria Austria
16. Flag of Japan Japan

Team PhotosEdit


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Team rostersEdit

SwedenEdit

1. Goaltenders: Tommy Salo, Johan Hedberg, Thomas Eriksson. Defenders: Mattias Öhlund, Kim Johnsson, Jan Mertzig, Niclas Hävelid, Mattias Norström, Hans Jonsson, Johan Tornberg. Forwards: Christer Olsson, Anders Huusko, Mikael Johansson, Tommy Westlund, Mats Sundin, Nichlas Falk, Jonas Bergqvist, Mikael Renberg, Peter Forsberg, Ulf Dahlén, Peter Nordström, Patric Kjellberg, Jörgen Jönsson, Fredrik Modin, Niklas Sundström. Coaches: Kent Forsberg, Tommy Tomth.

FinlandEdit

2. Goaltenders: Ari Sulander, Jarmo Myllys, Vesa Toskala. Defencemen: Kimmo Timonen, Jere Karalahti, Marko Kiprusoff, Toni Lydman, Janne Laukkanen, Petteri Nummelin, Antti-Jussi Niemi, Kaj Linna. Forwards: Raimo Helminen, Ville Peltonen, Sami Kapanen, Antti Törmänen, Juah Ikonen, Mika Alatalo, Mikko Eloranta, Kimmo Rintanen, Jarkko Ruutu, Joni Lius, Olli Jokinen, Marko Tuomainen, Toni Mäkiaho. Coaches: Hannu Aravirta, Esko Nokelainen, Jari Kaarela.

Czech RepublicEdit

3. Goaltenders: Milan Hnilička, Roman Čechmánek, Martin Prusek. Defencemen: František Kučera, František Kaberle, Jiří Vykoukal, Libor Procházka, Robert Kántor, Jiří Šlégr, Jiří Veber, Václav Burda. Forwards: Radek Bělohlav, Pavel Patera, Martin Procházka, David Výborný, Ladislav Lubina, Jiří Dopita, Marián Kacíř, Jan Hlaváč, Robert Reichel, Petr Sýkora, Josef Beránek, David Moravec, Patrik Eliáš, Milan Hejduk. Coaches: Ivan Hlinka, Slavomír Lener, Vladimír Martinec.

RussiaEdit

5. Goaltenders: Yegor Podomatsky, Maxim Sokolov, Oleg Shevtsov. Defencemen: Marat Davydov, Sergei Fokin, Dmitri Yerofeyev, Dmitri Yushkevich, Daniil Markov, Andrei Skopintsev, Sergei Zhukov. Forwards: Sergei Berezin, Oleg Belov, Aleksei Chupin, Alexei Kovalev, Viktor Kozlov, Alexei Kudashov, Aleksey Morozov, Andrei Nazarov, Sergei Nemchinov, Sergei Petrenko, Oleg Petrov, Vitali Prokhorov, Mikhail Sarmatin. Coach: Alexander Yakushev.

SlovakiaEdit

7. Goaltenders: Pavol Rybár, Miroslav Šimonovič, Miroslav Michalek. Defencemen: Jerguš Bača, Róbert Pukalovič, Ľubomír Višňovský, Ľubomír Sekeráš, Stanislav Jasečko, Ivan Droppa, Róbert Švehla. Forwards: Roman Stantien, Peter Pucher, Jozef Stümpel, René Pucher, Jozef Voskár, Zdeno Cíger, Branislav Jánoš, Igor Rataj, Ján Pardavý, Peter Bartoš, Radoslav Kropáč, Richard Kapuš, Jozef Daňo. Coaches: Ján Šterbák, František Hossa.

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