2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
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2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2004 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships
Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
Teams16
Arena(s) (in Sazka Arena (Prague), Ostravar Aréna (Ostrava) host cities)
Final positions
 Canada
 Sweden
 United States
Fourth place Slovakia
2003
2005

The 2004 Men's Ice Hockey Championships was the 68th such event hosted by the International Ice Hockey Federation. Teams participated at several levels of competition. The competition also served as qualifications for division placements in the 2005 competition.

Championship

Final standings
  1.  Canada
  2.  Sweden
  3.  United States
  4.  Slovakia
  5.  Czech Republic
  6.  Finland
  7.  Latvia
  8.   Switzerland
  9.  Germany
  10.  Russia
  11.  Austria
  12.  Denmark
  13.  Kazakhstan
  14.  Ukraine
  15.  Japan -- relegated to Division I for 2005
  16.  France -- relegated to Division I for 2005

Division I

Group A

Played at Oslo, Norway, April 4-18.

GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Belarus 5 5 0 0 34 9 10
 Norway 5 3 1 1 31 14 7
 Netherlands 5 2 2 1 21 22 5
 Hungary 5 2 2 1 20 24 5
 Great Britain 5 1 3 1 18 18 3
 Belgium 5 0 5 0 7 44 0

Group B

Played at Gda?sk, Poland, April 12-18.

GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Slovenia 5 5 0 0 33 5 10
 Italy 5 4 1 0 26 7 8
 Poland 5 2 2 1 25 14 5
 Estonia 5 2 2 1 26 23 5
 Romania 5 1 4 0 9 35 2
 South Korea 5 0 5 0 7 42 0

 Belarus and  Slovenia were promoted to the 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.  Belgium0and  South Korea were demoted to Division II.

Division II

Group A

Played at Jaca, Spain, April 12-18.

GP W L T GF GA Pts
 China 5 4 1 0 39 13 8
 Croatia 5 4 1 0 32 6 8
 Australia 5 3 1 1 40 18 7
 Spain 5 2 2 1 29 13 5
 Israel 5 0 4 1 3 28 1
 Luxembourg 5 0 4 1 5 70 1

Group B

Played at Elektrenai, Lithuania, April 12-18.

GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Lithuania 5 5 0 0 70 7 10
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 4 1 0 55 23 8
 North Korea 5 3 2 0 22 20 6
 Bulgaria 5 2 3 0 20 30 4
 New Zealand 5 1 4 0 13 61 2
 South Africa 5 0 5 0 9 48 0

 China and  Lithuania were promoted to Division I while  Luxembourg and  South Africa were demoted to Division III.

Division III

Played at Reykjavík, Iceland, March 16-21.

GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Iceland 4 3 0 1 46 8 7
 Turkey 4 3 1 0 26 14 6
 Mexico 4 2 1 1 29 8 5
 Ireland 4 1 3 0 23 23 2
 Armenia 4 0 4 0 2 73 0

 Iceland and  Turkey were promoted to Division II.

References

External links

  • Official site
  • IIHF Website
  • Complete results at Passionhockey.com
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 170-2.

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