2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
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2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2003 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships
2002
2004

The 2003 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships was the 67th such event sanctioned by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The competition also served as qualification for division placements in the 2004 competition. Canada won the gold medal, beating Sweden 3-2 in the final.

Championship

Final standings
  1.  Canada
  2.  Sweden
  3.  Slovakia
  4.  Czech Republic
  5.  Finland
  6.  Germany
  7.  Russia
  8.   Switzerland
  9.  Latvia
  10.  Austria
  11.  Denmark
  12.  Ukraine
  13.  United States
  14.  Belarus -- relegated to Division I for 2004
  15.  Slovenia -- relegated to Division I for 2004
  16.  Japan

Division I

Group A

Played at Budapest, Hungary April 15-21

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Kazakhstan 5 5 0 0 34 9 10
 Poland 5 4 1 0 24 9 8
 Hungary 5 2 2 1 14 13 5
 Netherlands 5 1 3 1 17 22 3
 Romania 5 1 3 1 13 26 3
 Lithuania 5 0 4 1 7 30 1

Group B

Played at Zagreb, Croatia April 13-20

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 France 5 4 0 1 21 5 9
 Norway 5 4 1 0 19 9 8
 Estonia 5 2 3 0 12 20 4
 Italy 5 2 3 0 16 11 4
 Great Britain 5 1 3 1 16 14 3
 Croatia 5 1 4 0 10 35 2

 France and  Kazakhstan are promoted to the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships,  Croatia and  Lithuania are demoted to Division II.

Division II

Group A

Played at Seoul, South Korea, April 5-12

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 South Korea 5 5 0 0 50 10 10
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 4 1 0 46 11 8
 Spain 5 3 2 0 27 23 6
 Australia 5 2 3 0 25 26 4
 South Africa 5 1 4 0 19 32 2
 Mexico 5 0 5 0 5 70 0

Group B

Played at Sofia, Bulgaria, March 24-30

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Belgium 5 4 1 0 29 8 8
 China 5 4 1 0 19 13 8
 Bulgaria 5 2 2 1 15 10 5
 North Korea 5 2 2 1 16 13 5
 Israel 5 1 2 2 11 19 4
 Iceland 5 0 5 0 4 31 0

 Belgium and  South Korea are promoted to Division I,  Iceland and  Mexico are demoted to Division III.

Division III

Played at Auckland, New Zealand April 3-6

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 New Zealand 2 2 0 0 14 3 4
 Luxembourg 2 1 1 0 7 10 2
 Turkey 2 0 2 0 4 12 0

 Luxembourg and  New Zealand are promoted to Division II.

See also

To celebrate the games, the Finnish government issued a high value commemorative coin: the 2003 Ice Hockey World Championships commemorative coin, with three ice hockey sticks and a puck engraved on the reverse.

References

External links

  • IIHF Website
  • Complete results at Passionhockey.com
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. pp. 169-70.

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