1990 World Championship
Tournament details
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The 1990 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Switzerland from 16 April 1990 - 2 May 1990. The matches were played in Bern and Fribourg. Eight teams took part, with all teams playing each other once. The four best teams then played each other again. This was the 54th World Championships, and at the same time, the 65th European Championships of ice hockey. The Soviet Union became world champions for the 22nd time, and Sweden won their tenth European title. For the European Championships, only games between European teams in the First Round were counted.

World Championship Group A (Switzerland)[edit | edit source]

First Round[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Canada.png Canada 7 6 1 0 36 - 16 13
2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 7 6 0 1 29 - 11 12
3 Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 7 5 1 1 38 - 12 11
4 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 7 4 0 3 28 - 18 8
5 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 3 0 4 23 - 37 6
6 Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 1 1 5 18 - 27 3
7 Flag of Norway.png Norway 7 1 1 5 19 - 45 3
8 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany 7 0 0 7 11 - 36 0
16 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 5-1
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
16 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 9-1
Flag of Norway.png Norway
16 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 7-1
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
16 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4-2
Flag of Finland.png Finland
17 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 6-3
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
17 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 5-2
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
17 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4-3
Flag of Norway.png Norway
17 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 4-2
Flag of Finland.png Finland
19 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 6-5
Flag of Finland.png Finland
19 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 10-1
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
19 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 9-1
Flag of Norway.png Norway
19 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6-0
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
20 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 8-0
Flag of Norway.png Norway
20 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6-1
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
20 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 3-0
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
20 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 6-1
Flag of Finland.png Finland
22 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 5-3
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
22 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3-1
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
22 April United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6-3
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
22 April Norway Flag of Norway.png 3-3
Flag of Finland.png Finland
23 April United States of America Flag of the United States.png 9-4
Flag of Norway.png Norway
23 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 4-2
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
24 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 3-1
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
24 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 4-1
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
25 April Norway Flag of Norway.png 7-3
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
25 April United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2-1
Flag of Finland.png Finland
26 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 3-3
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union
26 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 5-1
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia

Final Round[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 15 - 01 6
2 Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 1 1 1 11 - 12 3
3 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 08 - 12 3
4 Flag of Canada Canada 3 0 0 3 07 - 16 0
28 April Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 3-2
Flag of Canada.png Canada
28 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 3-0
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
30 April Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 7-1
Flag of Canada.png Canada
30 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 5-5
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia
02 May Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 6-4
Flag of Canada.png Canada
02 May Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 5-0
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia

Consolation Round[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
5 Flag of the United States United States 10 6 0 4 25 - 43 12
6 Flag of Finland Finland 10 2 2 6 29 - 32 6
7 Flag of West Germany West Germany 10 1 1 8 19 - 42 3
8 Flag of Norway Norway 10 1 1 8 21 - 61 3

Norway needing to keep their final game within four goals, lost four to nothing to the Germans, and were relegated.[1]

27 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 8-1
Flag of Norway.png Norway
27 April United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5-3
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
29 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 1-1
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany
29 April United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4-1
Flag of Norway.png Norway
01 May United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3-2
Flag of Finland.png Finland
01 May Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 4-0
Flag of Norway.png Norway

World Championship Group B (France)[edit | edit source]

Played in Lyon and Megève March 29th to April 8th.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
9 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 7 5 2 0 30 - 14 12
10 Flag of Italy.png Italy 7 5 1 1 41 - 18 11
11 Flag of Austria.png Austria 7 4 2 1 30 - 14 10
12 Flag of France.png France 7 4 1 2 19 - 20 9
13 Flag of East Germany.png East Germany 7 2 2 3 22 - 19 6
14 Flag of Poland.png Poland 7 2 2 3 25 - 25 6
15 Flag of Japan.gif Japan 7 0 1 6 13 - 41 1
16 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 7 0 1 6 14 - 43 1

Switzerland was promoted to Group A. The Netherlands should have been relegated but gained a reprive when East Germany ceased to participate because of the reunification of Germany.[1]

29 March France Flag of France.png 4-3
Flag of Austria.png Austria
29 March Italy Flag of Italy.png 7-1
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
29 March Poland Flag of Poland.png 7-1
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
29 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2-2
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
30 March Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 6-1
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
31 March East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 2-3
Flag of France.png France
31 March Austria Flag of Austria.png 3-3
Flag of Italy.png Italy
31 March Japan Flag of Japan.gif 2-8
Flag of Poland.png Poland
01 April France Flag of France.png 4-2
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
01 April Italy Flag of Italy.png 6-3
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
01 April Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 6-1
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
02 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 1-4
Flag of Austria.png Austria
03 April Italy Flag of Italy.png 8-3
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
03 April East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 1-1
Flag of Poland.png Poland
03 April Japan Flag of Japan.gif 2-3
Flag of France.png France
03 April Austria Flag of Austria.png 2-2
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
05 April Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 3-6
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
05 April Austria Flag of Austria.png 7-2
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
05 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 3-5
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
05 April Italy Flag of Italy.png 4-1
Flag of France.png France
06 April Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 0-8
Flag of Austria.png Austria
06 April Japan Flag of Japan.gif 1-6
Flag of East Germany.png East Germany
07 April Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 5-4
Flag of Italy.png Italy
07 April France Flag of France.png 3-3
Flag of Poland.png Poland
08 April East Germany Flag of East Germany.png 2-3
Flag of Austria.png Austria
08 April Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 4-4
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
08 April France Flag of France.png 1-4
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
08 April Poland Flag of Poland.png 2-9
Flag of Italy.png Italy

World Championship Group C (Hungary)[edit | edit source]

Played in Budapest Hungary March 28th to April 8th.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
17 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia 8 7 1 0 57 - 16 15
18 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 8 7 0 1 55 - 14 14
19 Flag of China.gif China 8 4 1 3 34 - 29 9
20 Flag of Romania.svg Romania 8 4 1 3 36 - 27 9
21 Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 8 4 0 4 27 - 35 8
22 Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria 8 4 0 4 31 - 38 8
23 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 8 2 1 5 33 - 28 5
24 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 8 1 0 7 16 - 67 2
25 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 8 1 0 7 22 - 57 2

Yugoslavia was promoted to Group B. Both Belgium and South Korea should have been relegated, but were not for two reasons. The reunification of Germany left Group B one team short and there were not enough teams to have a Group D.[1]

28 March China Flag of China.gif 2-3
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
28 March Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 11-0
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
28 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 4-2
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
29 March Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 15-1
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
29 March Romania Flag of Romania.svg 2-4
Flag of China.gif China
29 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 3-5
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
30 March Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 6-3
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
30 March South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 2-10
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
30 March Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 8-0
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
31 March Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 2-3
Flag of China.gif China
31 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 3-6
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
31 March South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 1-6
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
01 April Romania Flag of Romania.svg 2-4
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
01 April North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 6-3
Flag of China.gif China
01 April Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 3-5
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
02 April Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 8-2
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
02 April Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 10-1
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
02 April Romania Flag of Romania.svg 2-2
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
03 April Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 17-1
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
03 April China Flag of China.gif 10-3
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
03 April Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 3-5
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
04 April Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 0-3
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
04 April Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 2-7
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
04 April Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 6-1
Flag of China.gif China
05 April South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 4-6
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
05 April North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 4-2
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
05 April Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 5-1
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
06 April Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png 8-5
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
06 April Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 1-8
Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
06 April Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 4-8
Flag of China.gif China
07 April North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 4-7
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
07 April Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 7-2
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).png Bulgaria
08 April South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 4-3
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
08 April Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 1-7
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
08 April Yugoslavia Flag of SFR Yugoslavia.png 3-3
Flag of China.gif China
08 April Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 4-2
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary

World Championship Group D (Great Britain)[edit | edit source]

Played in Cardiff Wales March 20-25.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
26 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 4 4 0 0 57 - 07 8
27 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 4 0 2 2 10 - 34 2
28 Flag of Spain.gif Spain 4 0 2 2 11 - 37 2

Great Britain was promoted to Group C.

20 March Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 2-2
Flag of Spain.gif Spain
21 March United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 14-0
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
22 March Spain Flag of Spain.gif 1-13
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
23 March Spain Flag of Spain.gif 5-5
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
24 March Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 3-13
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
25 March United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 17-3
Flag of Spain.gif Spain

World Championships Medal Table[edit | edit source]

1990 World Championships Country
Gold Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver Flag of Sweden Sweden
Bronze Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of Canada Canada
5 Flag of the United States United States
6 Flag of Finland Finland
7 Flag of West Germany West Germany
8 Flag of Norway Norway

European Championships Medal Table[edit | edit source]

1990 European Championships Country
Gold Flag of Sweden Sweden
Silver Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union
Bronze Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
4 Flag of Finland Finland
5 Flag of Norway Norway
6 Flag of West Germany West Germany

Citations[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  • 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, 153–4. 
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