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The 1998 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships were held in Switzerland from May 1-17, 1998. The format expanded to 16 teams for the first time. The teams were divided into four groups of four with the top two teams in each advancing to the next round. The two groups of four then played a round robin with the top two teams in each moving on to the semi-finals. The semi-finals were a two game total goals for series as was the final.

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 20 5 6
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 3 2 1 0 12 10 4
Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 1 2 0 8 13 2
Flag of Japan.gif Japan 3 0 3 0 7 19 0

Czech Republic 8-2 Japan
Belarus 4-2 Germany
Belarus 2-4 Czech Republic
Germany 5-1 Japan
Japan 4-6 Belarus
Czech Republic 8-1 Germany

Czech Republic and Belarus advanced to the next round, Germany is sent to the Qualification round.

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 2 0 1 12 5 5
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 2 0 1 9 4 5
Flag of Italy.png Italy 3 1 2 0 8 8 2
Flag of Austria.png Austria 3 0 3 0 3 15 0

Canada 5-1 Austria
Italy 1-2 Slovakia
Slovakia 2-2 Canada
Italy 5-1 Austria
Austria 1-5 Slovakia
Canada 5-2 Italy

Canada and Slovakia advanced to the next round. Italy is sent to the Qualification round.

Group C[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 3 0 0 16 4 6
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 1 2 0 9 10 2
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 1 2 0 7 11 2
Flag of France.png France 3 1 2 0 5 12 2

USA 5-2 Switzerland
Sweden 6-1 France
France 3-1 USA
Sweden 4-2 Switzerland
USA 1-6 Sweden
Switzerland 5-1 France

Sweden and Switzerland advanced to the next round. USA is sent to the Qualification round.

Group D[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 3 0 0 19 11 6
Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 1 0 12 4 4
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 3 1 2 0 12 15 2
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 3 0 3 0 6 19 0

Russia 8-4 Kazakhstan
Finland 6-0 Latvia
Latvia 5-7 Russia
Finland 4-0 Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan 2-7 Latvia
Russia 4-2 Finland

Russia and Finland advanced to the next round. Latvia is sent to the Qualification round.

Qualification Round[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 3 2 0 1 9 3 5
Flag of Italy.png Italy 3 1 0 2 9 5 4
Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 0 1 2 5 10 2
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 0 2 1 3 8 1

USA 1-1 Germany
Italy 1-1 Latvia
Italy 4-0 USA
Germany 0-5 Latvia
Germany 4-4 Italy
Latvia 3-2 USA

Classification Round[edit | edit source]

Group E[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 3 0 0 10 2 6
Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 1 1 1 8 6 3
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 1 1 1 10 12 3
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 3 0 3 0 5 13 0

Sweden 1-0 Finland
Belarus 2-6 Canada
Canada 3-3 Finland
Sweden 2-1 Belarus
Canada 1-7 Sweden
Finland 5-2 Belarus

Sweden and Finland advanced to the semi-finals.

Group F[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 2 0 1 6 3 5
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 1 1 1 6 6 3
Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 1 1 1 10 7 3
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 0 2 1 2 8 1

Slovakia 0-1 Czech Republic
Russia 2-4 Switzerland
Czech Republic 3-1 Switzerland
Russia 6-1 Slovakia
Czech Republic 2-2 Russia
Switzerland 1-1 Slovakia

Czech Republic and Switzerland advanced to the semi-finals.

Semi-Finals[edit | edit source]

Sweden 4-1 Switzerland
Switzerland 2-7 Sweden

Czech Republic 1-4 Finland
Finland 2-2 Czech Republic

Bronze Medal Match[edit | edit source]

Czech Republic 4-0 Switzerland

Gold Medal Match[edit | edit source]

Finland 0-1 Sweden
Sweden 0-0 Finland

Medal Standings[edit | edit source]

Rk. Team
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Finland.png Finland
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
4. Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
5. Flag of Russia.png Russia
6. Flag of Canada.png Canada
7. Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
8. Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
9. Flag of Latvia.png Latvia
10. Flag of Italy.png Italy
11. Flag of Germany.png Germany
12. Flag of the United States.png United States of America
13. Flag of France.png France
14. Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan
15. Flag of Austria.png Austria
16. Flag of Japan.gif Japan

Team Photos[edit | edit source]


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Team rosters[edit | edit source]

Sweden[edit | edit source]

1. Goaltenders: Tommy Salo, Johan Hedberg, Thomas Eriksson. Defenders: Mattias Öhlund, Kim Johnsson, Jan Mertzig, Niclas Hävelid, Mattias Norström, Hans Jonsson, Johan Tornberg. Forwards: Christer Olsson, Anders Huusko, Mikael Johansson, Tommy Westlund, Mats Sundin, Nichlas Falk, Jonas Bergqvist, Mikael Renberg, Peter Forsberg, Ulf Dahlén, Peter Nordström, Patric Kjellberg, Jörgen Jönsson, Fredrik Modin, Niklas Sundström. Coaches: Kent Forsberg, Tommy Tomth.

Finland[edit | edit source]

2. Goaltenders: Ari Sulander, Jarmo Myllys, Vesa Toskala. Defencemen: Kimmo Timonen, Jere Karalahti, Marko Kiprusoff, Toni Lydman, Janne Laukkanen, Petteri Nummelin, Antti-Jussi Niemi, Kaj Linna. Forwards: Raimo Helminen, Ville Peltonen, Sami Kapanen, Antti Törmänen, Juah Ikonen, Mika Alatalo, Mikko Eloranta, Kimmo Rintanen, Jarkko Ruutu, Joni Lius, Olli Jokinen, Marko Tuomainen, Toni Mäkiaho. Coaches: Hannu Aravirta, Esko Nokelainen, Jari Kaarela.

Czech Republic[edit | edit source]

3. Goaltenders: Milan Hnilička, Roman Čechmánek, Martin Prusek. Defencemen: František Kučera, František Kaberle, Jiří Vykoukal, Libor Procházka, Robert Kántor, Jiří Šlégr, Jiří Veber, Václav Burda. Forwards: Radek Bělohlav, Pavel Patera, Martin Procházka, David Výborný, Ladislav Lubina, Jiří Dopita, Marián Kacíř, Jan Hlaváč, Robert Reichel, Petr Sýkora, Josef Beránek, David Moravec, Patrik Eliáš, Milan Hejduk. Coaches: Ivan Hlinka, Slavomír Lener, Vladimír Martinec.

Russia[edit | edit source]

5. Goaltenders: Yegor Podomatsky, Maxim Sokolov, Oleg Shevtsov. Defencemen: Marat Davydov, Sergei Fokin, Dmitri Yerofeyev, Dmitri Yushkevich, Daniil Markov, Andrei Skopintsev, Sergei Zhukov. Forwards: Sergei Berezin, Oleg Belov, Aleksei Chupin, Alexei Kovalev, Viktor Kozlov, Alexei Kudashov, Aleksey Morozov, Andrei Nazarov, Sergei Nemchinov, Sergei Petrenko, Oleg Petrov, Vitali Prokhorov, Mikhail Sarmatin. Coach: Alexander Yakushev.

Slovakia[edit | edit source]

7. Goaltenders: Pavol Rybár, Miroslav Šimonovič, Miroslav Michalek. Defencemen: Jerguš Bača, Róbert Pukalovič, Ľubomír Višňovský, Ľubomír Sekeráš, Stanislav Jasečko, Ivan Droppa, Róbert Švehla. Forwards: Roman Stantien, Peter Pucher, Jozef Stümpel, René Pucher, Jozef Voskár, Zdeno Cíger, Branislav Jánoš, Igor Rataj, Ján Pardavý, Peter Bartoš, Radoslav Kropáč, Richard Kapuš, Jozef Daňo. Coaches: Ján Šterbák, František Hossa.

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