2010Oly.jpg
Men's ice hockey
at the XXI Olympic Winter Games
VenuesCanada Hockey Place
UBC Thunderbird Arena
Dates16–28 February 2010
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«20062014»
Ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics
Tournament
men  women
Qualification
men  women
Rosters
men  women

The men's tournament in ice hockey at the 2010 Winter Olympics was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 16 to 28 February 2010. Games were hosted at two venues – Canada Hockey Place (renamed from "General Motors Place" for the Olympics) and UBC Thunderbird Arena. It was the fourth time since the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano that National Hockey League players have been eligible to compete. These Olympics were the first to take place in a city with an NHL team since then, which meant players on the Vancouver Canucks who were competing in the Olympics were playing in their home arena.

Teams from twelve national hockey associations competed, seeded into three groups for the preliminary round. The tournament consisted of 30 games: 18 in the preliminary round (teams played the other teams in their own group); 4 qualification playoff games; 4 quarterfinal games; 2 semifinal games; 1 bronze medal game; and 1 gold medal game.

During the tournament, Teemu Selänne of Finland became the all-time leader for points scored in the Olympics. He notched an assist in his second game of the tournament for 37 career points, surpassing Valeri Kharlamov of the Soviet Union, Vlastimil Bubnik of Czechoslovakia, and Harry Watson of Canada. Sweden's goaltender Henrik Lundqvist set a modern-day Olympic shutout streak record of 172 minutes and 34 seconds, continuous from the final of the gold medal game of the 2006 Olympics until Sweden's quarterfinal against Slovakia.

In the gold medal game, Sidney Crosby scored the game-winning goal seven minutes and forty seconds into overtime for Canada in a 3–2 win against the United States.

Final rankings[edit | edit source]

The final standings of the tournament according to the IIHF:

Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Canada.png Canada
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Finland.png Finland
4 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
5 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
6 Flag of Russia.png Russia
7 Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
8 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
9 Flag of Belarus.png Belarus
10 Flag of Norway.png Norway
11 Flag of Germany.png Germany
12 Flag of Latvia.png Latvia

Qualification[edit | edit source]

Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States qualified as the top nine teams in the IIHF World Ranking. Germany, Latvia and Norway qualified via the qualification tournament for teams ranked 10th through 30th.

Rosters[edit | edit source]

Group A

Group B

Group C

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

Points to each team are awarded as follows:

  • 3 points for a win at the conclusion of regulation time
  • 2 points for an overtime or shootout win
  • 1 point for an overtime or shootout loss
  • 0 points for a loss at the conclusion of regulation

If two or more teams are tied in points, the following tiebreaker criteria will be used:

  • points earned in games involving only tied teams
  • goal difference in games involving only tied teams
  • goals scored in games involving only tied teams
  • goal difference in all group games
  • goals scored in all group games
  • better 2009 IIHF World Ranking Position

If a criterion leaves only two teams tied, then those teams will be ranked based on their head-to-head result.

Group A[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC-8).

16 February 2010
12:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3 – 1
(1–0, 2–0, 0–1)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,706
16 February 2010
16:30
Canada Flag of Canada.png 8 – 0
(0–0, 3–0, 5–0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,652
18 February 2010
12:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 3–0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,710
18 February 2010
16:30
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2 – 3 (SO)
(0–1, 2–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0/4–1/4)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,019
20 February 2010
12:00
Norway Flag of Norway.png 4 – 5 (OT)
(1–1, 2–2, 1–1, 0–1)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,952
21 February 2010
16:45
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3 – 5
(1–2, 1–1, 1–2)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,561
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 3 0 0 0 14 5 +9 9
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 1 1 0 1 14 7 +7 5
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 0 1 1 1 8 10 −2 3
Flag of Norway.png Norway 3 0 0 1 2 5 19 −14 1

Group B[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC-8).

16 February 2010
21:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 8 – 2
(3–0, 1–0, 4–2)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,862
17 February 2010
21:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 3 – 1
(1–0, 2–1, 0–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,924
18 February 2010
21:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2 – 1 (SO)
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0, 0–0, 2/7–1/7)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,202
19 February 2010
16:30
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 5 – 2
(3–0, 1–2, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,984
20 February 2010
16:30
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 0 – 6
(0–3, 0–2, 0–1)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,023
21 February 2010
12:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 4 – 2
(1–1, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,114
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 2 0 1 0 13 6 +7 7
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 2 0 0 1 10 7 +3 6
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 1 1 0 1 9 4 +5 5
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 3 0 0 0 3 4 19 −15 0

Group C[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC-8).

17 February 2010
12:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,639
17 February 2010
16:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2 – 0
(0–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,966
19 February 2010
12:00
Belarus Flag of Belarus.png 2 – 4
(0–2, 1–1, 1–1)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,878
19 February 2010
21:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5 – 0
(1–0, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,662
20 February 2010
21:00
Germany Flag of Germany.png 3 – 5
(1–1, 0–1, 2–3)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,979
21 February 2010
21:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3 – 0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,410
Standings
Team
GP W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 9 2 +7 9
Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 0 0 1 10 4 +6 6
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 3 1 0 0 2 8 12 −4 3
Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 0 0 0 3 3 12 −9 0

Playoff round[edit | edit source]

Following the completion of the preliminary round, all teams will be ranked 1D through 12D. To determine this ranking, the following criteria will be used in the order presented:

  • higher position in the group
  • higher number of points
  • better goal difference
  • higher number of goals scored for
  • better 2009 IIHF World Ranking.

Ranking after preliminary round[edit | edit source]

Team advances to Quarterfinals
Team must play in Qualification playoffs
Rank Team GP GS Pts GD GF WR
1D Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 1 9 +9 14 5
2D Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 1 9 +7 9 3
3D Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 1 7 +7 13 1
4D Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 6 +6 10 4
5D Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 2 6 +3 10 6
6D Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 2 5 +7 14 2
7D Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 3 5 +5 9 9
8D Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 3 3 −2 8 7
9D Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 3 3 3 −4 8 8
10D Flag of Norway.png Norway 3 4 1 −14 5 11
11D Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 4 0 −9 3 12
12D Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 3 4 0 −15 4 10

Draw[edit | edit source]

  Qualification playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                                     
        
  1D  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 2  
    E4  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 0  
8D  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3
9D  Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 2  
  F1  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 6  
  F4  Flag of Finland.png Finland 1  
        
        
  4D  Flag of Finland.png Finland 2
    E1  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 0  
5D  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3
12D  Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 2  
  SF1  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 2
  SF2  Flag of Canada.png Canada 3
        
        
  3D  Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 Bronze medal game
    E2  Flag of Canada.png Canada 7  
6D  Flag of Canada.png Canada 8 LSF1  Flag of Finland.png Finland 5
11D  Flag of Germany.png Germany 2   LSF2  Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3
  F3  Flag of Canada.png Canada 3
  F2  Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 2  
        
        
  2D  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3
    E3  Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4  
7D  Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4
10D  Flag of Norway.png Norway 3  
Indicates overtime victory
Indicates shootout victory

Qualification playoffs[edit | edit source]

The top four ranked teams (1D–4D) received byes to and were deemed the home team in the quarterfinals as they are seeded to advance, with the remaining eight teams (5D–12D) playing qualification playoff games as follows:

Should the score remain even after regulation an overtime period of at most ten minutes is to be played. Should neither team score, a shoot out of three rounds of penalty shots decides the winner. The four winners of these qualification playoff games advanced to the quarterfinal round, while the losers of the qualification playoff games received a final ranking of 9 through 12 based on their preliminary round ranking.

All times are local (UTC-8)


23 February 2010
12:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 3 – 2 (SO)
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 2/3–1/3)
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,397
23 February 2010
16:30
Canada Flag of Canada.png 8 – 2
(1–0, 3–1, 4–1)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,723
23 February 2010
19:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 3 – 2 (OT)
(2–0, 0–0, 0–2, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,448
23 February 2010
21:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 4 – 3
(3–1, 0–2, 1–0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,583

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

Teams seeded D1 to D4 are the home teams. Should the teams be tied after 60 minutes of regulation, an overtime period of at most ten minutes would decide the winner immediately upon the next goal. If the game remains tied after the overtime period, an penalty shot competition determines the winning team.

Following the quarterfinal games, the winning teams will be re-ranked F1 through F4, with the winner of 1D vs. E4 re-ranked as F1, the winner of 2D vs. E3 re-ranked as F2, the winner of 3D vs. E2 re-ranked as F3, and the winner of 4D vs. E1 re-ranked as F4. The losers of the quarterfinal round games will receive a final ranking of 5 through 8 based on their preliminary round ranking.

All times are local (UTC-8).

24 February 2010
12:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,536
24 February 2010
16:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3 – 7
(1–4, 2–3, 0–0)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,740
24 February 2010
19:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 2 – 0
(0–0, 0–0, 2–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic UBC Winter Sports Centre, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,461
24 February 2010
21:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3 – 4
(0–0, 2–3, 1–1)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,493


Semifinals[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC-8).

26 February 2010
12:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6 – 1
(6–0, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,602
26 February 2010
18:30
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3 – 2
(2–0, 1–0, 0–2)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,799


Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

All times are local (UTC-8).

27 February 2010
19:00
3 Finland Flag of Finland.png 5 – 3
(1–0, 0–3, 4–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,322


Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

(The losing team is awarded the silver medal.)

The referees for the final were Bill McCreary (Canada) and Dan O'Halloran (Canada), while the linesmen were Stefan Fonselius (Finland) and Jean Morin (Canada).

All times are local (UTC-8).

28 February 2010
12:15
2 United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2 – 3 (OT)
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0, 0–1)
Flag of Canada.png Canada 1 Canada Hockey Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 17,748

Television ratings[edit | edit source]

The gold medal game drew a big hockey audience in both Canada and the United States.

In Canada, the game drew an average 16.6 million viewers while 26.5 million Canadians watched at least part of the game. Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium claims that 22 million people – or two thirds of the Canadian population – were watching the gold medal game when Sidney Crosby scored in overtime, making the game the most-watched television broadcast in Canadian history. However, a new ratings system intended to better track out-of-home viewership was only implemented in August 2009, making it difficult to accurately compare these results with ratings prior to that date – specifically, the 2002 Canada-USA gold medal game in Salt Lake City, the record holder under the previous system. There was some speculation that the final game of the 1972 Summit Series had as many as 18 million viewers, although recently-recovered Nielsen ratings archives indicate that only 4.255 million Canadians watched that game live.

In the United States, NBC said that the game was the most-watched hockey game in the U.S. in 30 years, drawing 27.6 million, the largest since the United States-Finland game at the 1980 Olympics.

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Leading scorers[edit | edit source]

Rankings based upon points

Rank Player GP G A Pts PIM +/-
1 Flag of Slovakia Pavol Demitra Slovakia 7 3 7 10 2 0
2 Flag of Slovakia Marián Hossa Slovakia 7 3 6 9 6 0
3 Flag of the United States Zach Parise United States 6 4 4 8 0 +4
Flag of the United States Brian Rafalski United States 6 4 4 8 2 +7
5 Flag of Canada Jonathan Toews Canada 7 1 7 8 2 +9
6 Flag of Canada Jarome Iginla Canada 7 5 2 7 0 +5
7 Flag of Canada Sidney Crosby Canada 7 4 3 7 4 +2
Flag of Canada Dany Heatley Canada 7 4 3 7 4 +1
9 Flag of Canada Ryan Getzlaf Canada 7 3 4 7 2 +2
10 Flag of Finland Niklas Hagman Finland 6 4 2 6 2 −3

Hat trick scorers

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

Goalkeepers with 40% or more of their team's total minutes.

Rank Goaltender Minutes GA GAA SV% Saves
1 Flag of the United States Ryan Miller United States 355:07 8 1.35 94.56 139
2 Flag of Russia |Ilya Bryzgalov Russia 100:53 3 1.78 94.23 49
3 Flag of the Czech Republic Tomáš Vokoun Czech Republic 303:35 9 1.78 93.57 131
4 Flag of Sweden Henrik Lundqvist Sweden 179:05 4 1.34 92.73 51
5 Flag of Canada Roberto Luongo Canada 307:40 9 1.76 92.68 114

Shut-outs

Awards[edit | edit source]

The United States' Ryan Miller was named the most valuable player and received the Directorate Award for best goaltender of the tournament. Directorate Awards also went to Brian Rafalski (United States) for best defenceman, and to Jonathan Toews (Canada) for best forward.

The tournament all-star team was voted on by the international media at the conclusion of the event. The following players were named:

Position Player Team
G Ryan Miller Flag of the United States.png United States of America
D Brian Rafalski Flag of the United States.png United States of America
D Shea Weber Flag of Canada.png Canada
F Jonathan Toews Flag of Canada.png Canada
F Zach Parise Flag of the United States.png United States of America
F Pavol Demitra Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia

Officials[edit | edit source]

The games were officiated, according to the IIHF rules, by the following:

Referees
Name National affiliation League
Bulanov, VyacheslavVyacheslav Bulanov Flag of Russia Russia KHL
Devorski, PaulPaul Devorski Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Joannette, MarcMarc Joannette Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Kurmann, DannyDanny Kurmann Flag of Switzerland Switzerland National League A
LaRue, DennisDennis LaRue Flag of the United States United States NHL
McCreary, BillBill McCreary Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Ohalloran, DanDan O'Halloran Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Orszag, PeterPeter Orszag Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Slovak Extraliga
Pellerin, GuyGuy Pellerin Flag of Canada Canada QMJHL
Reiber, BrentBrent Reiber Flag of Switzerland Switzerland National League A
Ronn, JyriJyri Rönn Flag of Finland Finland SM-liiga
Rooney, ChrisChris Rooney Flag of the United States United States NHL
Vinnerborg, MarcusMarcus Vinnerborg Flag of Sweden Sweden Elitserien
Watson, BradBrad Watson Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Linesmen
Name National affiliation League
Blumel, PetrPetr Blumel Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Czech Extraliga
Feola, PeterPeter Feola Flag of the United States United States AHL, ECACHL
Fonselius, StefanStefan Fonselius Flag of Finland Finland SM-liiga
Heyer, ShaneShane Heyer Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Kicha, AndriyAndriy Kicha Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Ukrainian Major League
Losier, SylvainSylvain Losier Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Morin, JeanJean Morin Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Murphy, BrianBrian Murphy Flag of the United States United States NHL
Nelson, ThorThor Nelson Flag of the United States United States NHL
Novak, MilanMilan Novak Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Slovak Extraliga
Nowak, TimTim Nowak Flag of the United States United States NHL
Oskirko, YuriyYuriy Oskirko Flag of Russia Russia KHL
Sharrers, JayJay Sharrers Flag of Canada Canada NHL
Winnekens, FelixFelix Winnekens Flag of Germany Germany Deutsche Eishockey Liga

Team Photos[edit | edit source]


External links[edit | edit source]

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