1993 World Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Germany Germany

The 1993 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Germany 18 April - 2 May. The games were played in Munich and Dortmund. Twelve teams took part, with the first round split into two groups of six, and the four best teams from each group advancing to the quarter-finals. This was the 57th World Championships, and Russia beat the reigning world champions Sweden to win the World Championships for the first time. The bronze medal was won by the Czech Republic, defeating Canada in their first major tournament as an independent country after their split with Slovakia at the beginning of the calendar year.

While Latvia had last competed in 1939, this year marked the World Championship debut of three national teams. Kazakhstan, Slovenia, and the Ukraine, played for the first time, in Group C. Belarus, Croatia, Estonia, and Lithuania all did not make it out of the autumn qualifiers and had to wait at least another year. Also waiting until the following year was Slovakia, who did however debut a youth team.

Eleven of the twelve openings for the Lillehammer Olympics were established in Group A. Switzerland, by being relegated, was excluded, and the final nation had to qualify in a tournament the next fall. The top two teams from Group B, the Group C champion, the top Asian nation, and Slovakia all were given the opportunity to fill the final vacancy.[1]

Medal table[edit | edit source]

Rank Country
Gold Flag of Russia 1991-1993.png Russia
Silver Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Bronze Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
4 Flag of Canada.png Canada
5 Flag of Germany.png Germany
6 Flag of the United States.png United States of America
7 Flag of Finland.png Finland
8 Flag of Italy.png Italy
9 Flag of Austria.png Austria
10 Flag of France.png France
11 Flag of Norway.png Norway
12 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland

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

First Round[edit | edit source]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Canada.png Canada 5 5 0 0 31 - 04 10
2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 5 3 0 2 17 - 14 6
3 Flag of Russia.png Russia 5 2 1 2 15 - 12 5
4 Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 1 2 2 08 - 20 4
5 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 5 2 0 3 11 - 14 4
6 Flag of Austria.png Austria 5 0 1 4 04 - 22 1
18 April Italy Flag of Italy.png 2-2
Flag of Russia.png Russia
18 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1-0
Flag of Austria.png Austria
19 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 2-0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
19 April Russia Flag of Russia.png 4-2
Flag of Austria.png Austria
20 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1-4
Flag of Canada.png Canada
20 April Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 0-1
Flag of Italy.png Italy
21 April Italy Flag of Italy.png 2-6
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
22 April Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 0-6
Flag of Russia.png Russia
22 April Austria Flag of Austria.png 0-11
Flag of Canada.png Canada
23 April Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 5-1
Flag of Austria.png Austria
24 April Russia Flag of Russia.png 2-5
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
24 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 11-2
Flag of Italy.png Italy
25 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4-6
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
25 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 3-1
Flag of Russia.png Russia
26 April Italy Flag of Italy.png 1-1
Flag of Austria.png Austria

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 5 4 1 0 17 - 04 9
2 Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 4 0 1 20 - 12 8
3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5 2 2 1 14 - 10 6
4 Flag of Finland.png Finland 5 2 1 2 07 - 07 5
5 Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 1 0 4 06 - 17 2
6 Flag of France.png France 5 0 0 5 10 - 24 0
18 April Germany Flag of Germany.png 6-0
Flag of Norway.png Norway
18 April United States of America Flag of the United States.png 1-1
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
19 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 2-0
Flag of France.png France
19 April Germany Flag of Germany.png 0-5
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
20 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 1-1
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
21 April Germany Flag of Germany.png 5-3
Flag of France.png France
21 April Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 2-0
Flag of Norway.png Norway
20 April United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6-1
Flag of France.png France
20 April Norway Flag of Norway.png 0-2
Flag of Finland.png Finland
23 April Germany Flag of Germany.png 3-1
Flag of Finland.png Finland
23 April Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 6-2
Flag of France.png France
24 April United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3-1
Flag of Norway.png Norway
25 April Finland Flag of Finland.png 1-3
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
25 April Germany Flag of Germany.png 6-3
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
26 April France Flag of France.png 4-5
Flag of Norway.png Norway

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

27 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 5-2
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
27 April Germany Flag of Germany.png 1-5
Flag of Russia.png Russia
28 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 5-1
Flag of Finland.png Finland
28 April Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 8-1
Flag of Italy.png Italy

Consolation Round 9-12 Place[edit | edit source]

29 April Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 1-3
Flag of France.png France
29 April Norway Flag of Norway.png 2-6
Flag of Austria.png Austria

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

30 April Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4-3 (OT)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
30 April Canada Flag of Canada.png 4-7
Flag of Russia.png Russia

Consolation Round 11-12 Place[edit | edit source]

01 May Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2-5
Flag of Norway.png Norway

Switzerland was relegated to Group B.

Match for third place[edit | edit source]

01 May Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 5-1
Flag of Canada.png Canada

Final[edit | edit source]

02 May Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1-3
Flag of Russia.png Russia

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

Played in Eindhoven March 25th to April 4th. The British team, just promoted from Group C, won all their games. Their first game was won by either keen strategy, or controversy, depending on how you view it. With the score against tournament favorite Poland tied three all, the British coach, Alex Dampier, asked the referee to measure the opposing goalie's stick. It was found to be illegal, and Great Britain scored the winning goal on the ensuing powerplay.[2]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
13 Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 7 7 0 0 50 - 13 14
14 Flag of Poland.png Poland 7 6 0 1 71 - 12 12
15 Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 7 5 0 2 47 - 20 10
16 Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 7 4 0 3 38 - 24 8
17 Flag of Japan.gif Japan 7 3 0 4 34 - 31 6
18 Flag of Romania.svg Romania 7 2 0 5 20 - 44 4
19 Flag of China.gif China 7 1 0 6 12 - 79 2
20 Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria 7 0 0 7 09 - 58 0

Great Britain was promoted to Group A while Bulgaria was relegated to Group C.

25 March Poland Flag of Poland.png 3-4
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
25 March Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 5-1
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
25 March Japan Flag of Japan.gif 8-1
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
25 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 15-1
Flag of China.gif China
26 March China Flag of China.gif 1-21
Flag of Poland.png Poland
26 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 4-2
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
27 March Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 0-4
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
27 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 1-7
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
28 March Poland Flag of Poland.png 13-0
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
28 March Japan Flag of Japan.gif 4-5
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
28 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 14-0
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
29 March Romania Flag of Romania.svg 5-3
Flag of China.gif China
29 March Poland Flag of Poland.png 7-3
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
30 March United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 10-0
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
30 March Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 13-0
Flag of China.gif China
30 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 5-3
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
31 March Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 2-13
Flag of Poland.png Poland
31 March Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 2-3
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom
01 April Romania Flag of Romania.svg 3-4
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
01 April China Flag of China.gif 3-8
Flag of Japan.gif Japan
02 April Japan Flag of Japan.gif 1-7
Flag of Poland.png Poland
02 April Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 6-4
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
03 April United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 10-4
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
03 April China Flag of China.gif 4-3
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria
04 April Japan Flag of Japan.gif 3-9
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark
04 April Netherlands Flag of the Netherlands.png 1-7
Flag of Poland.png Poland
04 April Bulgaria Flag of Bulgaria.png 2-5
Flag of Romania.svg Romania
04 April United Kingdom Flag of Great Britain.gif 14-0
Flag of China.gif China

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

Qualifying Round[edit | edit source]

All qualifiers were played from November 6th to 8th, 1992.

Group 1 (Latvia)[edit | edit source]

Played in Riga. The winner would play in Group C, the other two nations had play each other the following year for inclusion into Group C2.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 2 2 0 0 19 - 05 4
2 Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 2 1 0 1 09 - 07 2
3 Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 2 0 0 2 03 - 19 0

Latvia qualified for Group C.

06 November 1992 Estonia Flag of Estonia.png 6-1
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania
07 November 1992 Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 13-2
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania
08 November 1992 Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 6-3
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia

Group 2 (Belarus)[edit | edit source]

Played in Minsk. The top two teams move on to Group C in the spring, last place was included in Group C1 in 1994. Azerbaijan had the option of playing in this group, but did not.[2]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 2 1 0 1 08 - 06 2
2 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 2 1 0 1 06 - 07 2
3 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 2 1 0 1 04 - 05 2

Ukraine and Kazakhstan both qualified for Group C.

06 November 1992 Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 5-4
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine
07 November 1992 Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 1-4
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine
08 November 1992 Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 3-1
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan

Group 3 (Croatia/Slovenia)[edit | edit source]

Played as a home and home series in Zagreb and Ljubljana. The winner would go on to Group C, the loser would have to try to qualify next year for Group C2. Originally Luxembourg was to play in this group but declined.[2]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 2 2 0 0 22 - 03 4
2 Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 2 0 0 2 03 - 22 0

Slovenia qualified for Group C.

07 November 1992 Croatia Flag of Croatia.gif 1-15
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
08 November 1992 Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 7-2
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia

Group 4 (Turkey)[edit | edit source]

Played in Ankara. Originally South Africa was to be in this group as well, but they went directly to Group C instead.[2]

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Israel.gif Israel 2 2 0 0 22 - 06 4
2 Flag of Greece.png Greece 2 1 0 1 12 - 10 2
3 Flag of Turkey.gif Turkey 2 0 0 2 06 - 24 0

Israel qualified for Group C.

06 November 1992 Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 2-10
Flag of Greece.png Greece
07 November 1992 Greece Flag of Greece.png 2-8
Flag of Israel.gif Israel
08 November 1992 Turkey Flag of Turkey.gif 4-14
Flag of Israel.gif Israel

First Round[edit | edit source]

Played from March 12-18. First and second place from each group of six advanced to the semi-finals, and then finals, with the winner gaining promotion to Group B. The three other semi-finalists, together with the two third place teams, would remain to form Group C1 in 1994. The remaining six nations would comprise Group C2, effectively being relegated. At the time of this tournament, the expected format for 1994 was different. South Korea beat Spain seven to three to win what was expected to be a battle to remain in Group C. Instead Group C was divided into two parts putting them both in the bottom tier.[2]

Group 1[edit | edit source]

Played in Bled.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 5 4 1 0 102 - 10 9
2 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 5 4 1 0 94 - 08 9
3 Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea 5 3 0 2 30 - 26 6
4 Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 2 0 3 19 - 74 4
5 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 1 0 4 16 - 60 2
6 Flag of Israel.gif Israel 5 0 0 5 08 - 91 0

Belgium, South Korea, and Israel were relegated to Group C2.

12 March North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 14-2
Flag of Israel.gif Israel
12 March Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 16-1
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
12 March Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 26-3
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium
13 March South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 8-5
Flag of Israel.gif Israel
13 March Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 2-37
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine
13 March North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 0-4
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
15 March Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 5-3
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
15 March Israel Flag of Israel.gif 0-32
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
15 March Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 15-2
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
16 March Belgium Flag of Belgium.gif 8-1
Flag of Israel.gif Israel
16 March South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 4-7
Flag of North Korea.gif North Korea
16 March Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 5-5
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine
18 March South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 0-27
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
18 March Israel Flag of Israel.gif 0-29
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine
18 March North Korea Flag of North Korea.gif 7-1
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium

Group 2[edit | edit source]

Played in Ljubljana.

Team Games Won Drawn Lost Points difference Points
1 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 5 5 0 0 74 - 04 10
2 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 5 4 0 1 76 - 06 8
3 Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 5 3 0 2 36 - 31 6
4 Flag of Australia.jpg Australia 5 2 0 3 19 - 51 4
5 Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 1 0 4 18 - 39 2
6 Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa 5 0 0 5 08 - 100 0

Australia, Spain, and South Africa were relegated to Group C2.

12 March South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 2-20
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
12 March Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 14-0
Flag of Spain.gif Spain
12 March Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 15-2
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
13 March Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 1-7
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
13 March Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 12-0
Flag of Spain.gif Spain
13 March Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 9-3
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
15 March Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 23-1
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
15 March Hungary Flag of Hungary.png 6-5
Flag of Spain.gif Spain
15 March Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 29-0
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
16 March Spain Flag of Spain.gif 3-4
Flag of Australia.jpg Australia
16 March South Africa Flag of South Africa.gif 0-32
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
16 March Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 14-2
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
18 March Spain Flag of Spain.gif 10-3
Flag of South Africa.gif South Africa
18 March Australia Flag of Australia.jpg 3-7
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary
18 March Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 4-0
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

19 March Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 3-2
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
19 March Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 1-5
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia

Match for third place[edit | edit source]

21 March Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 3-7
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan

Final[edit | edit source]

21 March Ukraine Flag of Ukraine.png 0-2
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia

Latvia was promoted to Group B.

Team Photos[edit | edit source]

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, 156–7. 
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