2003_Men's_World_Ice_Hockey_Championships

2003 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships

The 2003 Men's Ice Hockey World Championships were held in Helsinki, Turku and Tampere in Finland from April 26 to May 11.

Preliminary round

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
3 3 0 0 22 5 6
3 2 1 0 9 8 4
3 1 2 0 9 13 2
3 0 3 0 6 20 0

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
3 3 0 0 14 5 6
3 2 1 0 9 7 4
3 1 2 0 8 14 2
3 0 3 0 4 9 0

Group C

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
3 3 0 0 12 2 6
3 2 1 0 6 5 4
3 1 2 0 6 9 2
3 0 3 0 1 9 0

Group D

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
3 3 0 0 15 4 6
3 2 1 0 18 3 4
3 1 2 0 8 15 2
3 0 3 0 4 23 0

Qualification round

Group E

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
5 4 0 1 27 9 9
5 4 0 1 22 7 9
5 2 2 1 18 10 5
5 2 2 1 11 11 5
5 1 4 0 9 27 2
5 0 5 0 8 31 0

Group F

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
5 4 0 1 18 6 9
5 4 1 0 20 9 8
5 2 3 0 16 14 4
5 2 3 0 14 16 4
5 2 3 0 10 16 4
5 0 4 1 8 25 1

Final round

Relegation round

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
3 3 0 0 19 5 6
3 2 1 0 9 8 4
3 0 2 1 8 14 1
3 0 2 1 5 14 1
avoids relegation by defeating 4-1 in the 2004 IIHF World Championship Far East Qualification game.
and are demoted to Division I at the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships.

Scoring leaders

Player GP G A Pts PIM
Zigmund Palffy 9 7 8 15 18
Jozef Stumpel 9 4 11 15 0
Ľubomír Višňovský 9 4 8 12 2
Teemu Selänne 7 8 3 11 2
Saku Koivu 7 1 10 11 4
Daniel Heatley 9 7 3 10 10
Mats Sundin 7 6 4 10 10
Miroslav Satan 9 6 4 10 2
Martin Straka 9 6 4 10 4
Kimmo Rintanen 7 5 4 9 0

Goaltending leaders

Player MINS GA GAA SO Sv%
Sean Burke 328 7 1.28 1 .955
Oliver Jonas 180 4 1.33 0 .960
Mikael Tellqvist 393 9 1.37 0 .940
Marco Buhrer 297 9 1.82 1 .934
Jan Lasak 359 11 1.84 0 .935

Division I

Group A

Played at Budapest, Hungary April 15-21
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
5 5 0 0 34 9 10
5 4 1 0 24 9 8
5 2 2 1 14 13 5
5 1 3 1 17 22 3
5 1 3 1 13 26 3
5 0 4 1 7 30 1

Group B

Played at Zagreb, Croatia April 13-20

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
5 4 0 1 21 5 9
5 4 1 0 19 9 8
5 2 3 0 12 20 4
5 2 3 0 16 11 4
5 1 3 1 16 14 3
5 1 4 0 10 35 2

and are promoted to the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, and 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
5 5 0 0 50 10 10
5 4 1 0 46 11 8
5 3 2 0 27 23 6
5 2 3 0 25 26 4
5 1 4 0 19 32 2
5 0 5 0 5 70 0

Group B

Played at Sofia, Bulgaria March 24-30

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
5 4 1 0 29 8 8
5 4 1 0 19 13 8
5 2 2 1 15 10 5
5 2 2 1 16 13 5
5 1 2 2 11 19 4
5 0 5 0 4 31 0

and are promoted to Division I, and are demoted to Division III.

Division III

Played at Auckland, New Zealand April 3-6
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
2 2 0 0 14 3 4
2 1 1 0 7 10 2
2 0 2 0 4 12 0

and 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, minted also in 2003. On the reverse, three ice hockey sticks with a puck can be seen.

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