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Winter Olympics
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Tournament details
Host country Flag of South Korea South Korea
Dates 14–25 February
Teams 12
Venue(s) 2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.png Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.png Flag of Germany.png Germany
Third place Bronze medal blank.png Flag of Canada.png Canada
Fourth place Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played 30
Goals scored 154 (5.13 per match)
Attendance 138,327 (4,611 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia - Nikita Gusev
(12 points)
MVP Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia - Ilya Kovalchuk
2014
2022

The men's tournament in ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics was held in Gangneung, South Korea between 14 and 25 February 2018.[1] Twelve countries qualified for the tournament; eight of them did so automatically by virtue of their ranking by the International Ice Hockey Federation, one, South Korea, automatically qualified as hosts, while the three others took part in a qualification tournament.[2]

After five consecutive Olympic tournaments in which the National Hockey League (the world's premier professional league) allowed its players to participate in the Olympics and adjusted its schedule to accommodate the tournament, the NHL announced in 2017 that it would prohibit any player under NHL contract, including those not actually playing for an NHL team, from participating in the Olympics.[3] The NHL secured the cooperation of the International Ice Hockey Federation and the IOC ensuring that nations would not be allowed to ask NHL players to participate.[4]

Unlike the NHL, a vast majority of European leagues accommodated an Olympic break, headlined by Russia-based KHL's 33-day break,[5] Sweden-based Swedish Hockey League's 14-day break,[6] Switzerland-based National League's 25-day break,[7] German-based Eishockey Liga's 26-day break,[8] Czech Republic-based Extraliga's 18-day break and Slovakia-based Tipsport liga's 14-day break.[9] Conversely, Finland-based SM-liiga accommodated a 10-day-break. However, Liiga allowed its top players to leave their clubs and participate in the Olympics.[10]

The Russian national team, competing under the name of the Olympic athletes from Russia (OAR), won the gold medal for the first time in 26 years, defeating the German national team with a score of 4:3 in overtime in the finals.

Qualification

Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, United States, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Slovakia qualified as the top eight teams in the IIHF World Ranking in 2015.

South Korea qualified as host team. To field a competitive team, the South Korean government agreed to grant one American and six Canadian hockey players that were playing in Korean leagues dual citizenship to make them eligible for the national team.[11] The remaining three teams qualified from qualification tournaments.

Qualified teams

Event Date Location Vacancies Qualified
Hosts 19 September 2014[12] Flag of Spain Tenerife 1 Flag of Korea.gif South Korea
2015 IIHF World Ranking 2 April 2012 –
17 May 2015
Flag of the Czech Republic Prague and Ostrava 8[13] Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Flag of Finland.png Finland
Flag of Canada.png Canada
Flag of Russia.png Russia
Flag of the United States.png United States of America
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
Final qualification tournament 1–4 September 2016 Flag of Belarus Minsk 1 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia
Final qualification tournament 1–4 September 2016 Flag of Latvia Riga 1 Flag of Germany.png Germany
Final qualification tournament 1–4 September 2016 Flag of Norway Oslo 1 Flag of Norway.png Norway
Total 12
Notes

Rosters

Match officials

14 referees and 14 linesmen were selected for the tournament.[14]

Referees
  • Flag of Canada Oliver Gouin
  • Flag of Canada Brett Iverson
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Hribik
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Antonín Jeřábek
  • Flag of Finland Aleksi Rantala
  • Flag of Finland Anssi Salonen
  • Flag of Russia Roman Gofman
  • Flag of Russia Konstantin Olenin
  • Flag of Switzerland Daniel Stricker
  • Flag of Switzerland Tobias Wehrli
  • Flag of Slovakia Jozef Kubuš
  • Flag of Sweden Linus Öhlund
  • Flag of the United States Mark Lemelin
  • Flag of the United States Timothy Mayer

Linesmen
  • Flag of Canada Nathan Vanoosten
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Vít Lederer
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Miroslav Lhotský
  • Flag of Finland Hannu Sormunen
  • Flag of Finland Sakari Suominen
  • Flag of Germany Lukas Kohlmüller
  • Flag of Russia Gleb Lazarev
  • Flag of Russia Alexander Otmakhov
  • Flag of Switzerland Nicolas Fluri
  • Flag of Switzerland Roman Kaderli
  • Flag of Sweden Jimmy Dahmen
  • Flag of Sweden Henrik Pihlblad
  • Flag of the United States Fraser McIntyre
  • Flag of the United States Judson Ritter

Preliminary round

All times are local (UTC+9).

Tiebreak criteria

In each group, teams will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Number of points (three points for a regulation-time win, two points for an overtime or shootout win, one point for an overtime or shootout defeat, no points for a regulation-time defeat);
  2. In case two teams are tied on points, the result of their head-to-head match will determine the ranking;
  3. In case three or four teams are tied on points, the following criteria will apply (if, after applying a criterion, only two teams remain tied, the result of their head-to-head match will determine their ranking):
    1. Points obtained in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    2. Goal differential in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    3. Number of goals scored in head-to-head matches between the teams concerned;
    4. If three teams remain tied, result of head-to-head matches between each of the teams concerned and the remaining team in the group (points, goal difference, goals scored);
    5. Place in 2017 IIHF World Ranking.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Olympic Athletes from Russia 3 2 0 0 1 14 5 +9 6 Quarterfinals
2 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 3 0 2 0 1 8 12 −4 4[lower-alpha 1] Qualification playoffs
3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 1 0 1 1 4 8 −4 4[lower-alpha 1]
4 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 1 0 1 1 6 7 −1 4[lower-alpha 1]
Source: IIHF
Notes:


02018-02-15 15 February 2018
21:10
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 2–1
(2–1, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 6,025


02018-02-15 15 February 2018
21:10
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 1–5
(0–2, 0–2, 1–1)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 2,802

02018-02-17 17 February 2018
12:10
Canada Flag of Canada.png 2–3 GWS
(2–1, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 6,731


02018-02-17 17 February 2018
16:40
South Korea Flag of Korea.gif 0–8
(0–1, 0–2, 0–5)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 6,568

02018-02-18 18 February 2018
16:40
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 4–1
(1–1, 0–0, 3–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 6,137


02018-02-18 18 February 2018
21:10
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 6,038

Group B

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Olympic Athletes from Russia 3 2 0 0 1 14 5 +9 6 Quarterfinals
2 Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 3 0 2 0 1 8 12 −4 4[lower-alpha 2] Qualification playoffs
3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 1 0 1 1 4 8 −4 4[lower-alpha 2]
4 Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 1 0 1 1 6 7 −1 4[lower-alpha 2]
Source: IIHF
Notes:


02018-02-14 14 February 2018
21:10
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 3–2
(2–2, 0–0, 1–0)
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 4,025


02018-02-14 14 February 2018
21:10
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2–3 OT
(1–0, 1–0, 0–2)
(OT 0–1)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Kwandong Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 3,348

02018-02-16 16 February 2018
12:10
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 5,652


02018-02-16 16 February 2018
16:40
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia 8–2
(2–0, 4–1, 2–1)
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 6,018

02018-02-17 17 February 2018
21:10
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia 4–0
(1–0, 2–0, 1–0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 6,473


02018-02-17 17 February 2018
21:10
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 3–2 GWS
(0–0, 2–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Kwandong Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 4,085

Group C

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 3 0 0 0 8 1 +7 9 Quarterfinals
2 Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 0 0 1 11 6 +5 6 Qualification playoffs
3 Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 0 1 0 2 4 7 −3 2
4 Flag of Norway.png Norway 3 0 0 1 2 2 11 −9 1
Source: IIHF


02018-02-15 15 February 2018
12:10
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–2
(2–1, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,695


02018-02-15 15 February 2018
16:40
Norway Flag of Norway.png 0–4
(0–2, 0–0, 0–2)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,961

02018-02-16 16 February 2018
21:10
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–1
(1–1, 1–0, 3–0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 4,180


02018-02-16 16 February 2018
21:10
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 1–0
(1–0, 0–0, 0–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,077

02018-02-18 18 February 2018
12:10
Germany Flag of Germany.png 2–1 GWS
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 5,534


02018-02-18 18 February 2018
21:10
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3–1
(1–0, 0–1, 2–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Kwandong Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 3,861

Ranking after preliminary round

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:[1]

  1. higher position in the group
  2. higher number of points
  3. better goal difference
  4. higher number of goals scored for
  5. better 2017 IIHF World Ranking.
Team advanced to Quarterfinals
Team play in Qualification playoffs
Rank Team Group Pos GP Pts GD GF IIHF Rank
1D Flag of Sweden.png Sweden C 1 3 9 +7 8 3
2D Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic A 1 3 8 +5 9 6
3D Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Olympic Athletes from Russia B 1 3 6 +9 14 2
4D Flag of Canada.png Canada A 2 3 7 +7 11 1
5D Flag of Finland.png Finland C 2 3 6 +5 11 4
6D Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia B 2 3 4 −4 8 15
7D Flag of the United States.png United States of America B 3 3 4 −4 4 5
8D Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland A 3 3 3 +1 10 7
9D Flag of Germany.png Germany C 3 3 2 −3 4 8
10D Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia B 4 3 4 −1 6 11
11D Flag of Norway.png Norway C 4 3 1 −9 2 9
12D Flag of Korea.gif South Korea A 4 3 0 −13 1 21

Playoff round

Bracket

 
PlayoffsQuarterfinalsSemifinalsGold medal game
 
              
 
 
 
 
21 February
 
 
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic (GWS)3
 
20 February
 
Flag of the United States.png United States of America2
 
Flag of the United States.png United States of America5
 
23 February
 
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia1
 
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic0
 
 
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia3
 
 
21 February
 
 
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia6
 
20 February
 
Flag of Norway.png Norway1
 
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia1
 
25 February
 
Flag of Norway.png Norway (OT)2
 
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia(OT)4
 
 
Flag of Germany.png Germany3
 
 
21 February
 
 
Flag of Canada.png Canada1
 
20 February
 
Flag of Finland.png Finland0
 
Flag of Finland.png Finland5
 
23 February
 
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea2
 
Flag of Canada.png Canada3
 
 
Flag of Germany.png Germany4 Bronze medal game
 
 
21 February24 February
 
 
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden3Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic4
 
20 February
 
Flag of Germany.png Germany (OT)4 Flag of Canada.png Canada6
 
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland1
 
 
Flag of Germany.png Germany (OT)2
 

Qualification playoffs

The four highest-ranked teams (1D–4D) received byes and were deemed the home team in the quarterfinals as they were seeded to advance, with the remaining eight teams (5D–12D) playing qualification playoff games as follows. The losers of the qualification playoff games received a final ranking of 9 through 12 based on their preliminary round ranking.


02018-02-20 20 February 2018
12:10
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 5–1
(0–0, 3–1, 2–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 6,391


02018-02-20 20 February 2018
16:40
Slovenia Flag of Slovenia.png 1–2 OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 6,312


02018-02-20 20 February 2018
21:10
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–2
(1–0, 2–2, 2–0)
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 5,409


02018-02-20 20 February 2018
21:10
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 1–2 OT
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Kwandong Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 2,878

Quarterfinals

Following the quarterfinal games, the winning teams were 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 received a final ranking of 5 through 8 based on their preliminary round ranking.


02018-02-21 21 February 2018
12:10
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 3–2 GWS
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 2,948


02018-02-21 21 February 2018
16:40
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia 6–1
(3–0, 2–1, 1–0)
Flag of Norway.png Norway Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 3,553


02018-02-21 21 February 2018
21:10
Canada Flag of Canada.png 1–0
(0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 2,265


02018-02-21 21 February 2018
21:10
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 3–4 OT
(0–2, 0–0, 3–1)
(OT 0–1)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Kwandong Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 2,092

Semifinals

02018-02-23 23 February 2018
16:40
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 0–3
(0–0, 0–2, 0–1)
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 4,330


02018-02-23 23 February 2018
21:10
Canada Flag of Canada.png 3–4
(0–1, 1–3, 2–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 4,057

Bronze medal game

02018-02-24 24 February 2018
21:10
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 4–6
(1–3, 0–0, 3–3)
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 Gangneung Hockey Centre, Pyeongchang
Attendance: 4,807

Gold medal game

02018-02-25 25 February 2018
13:10
1 Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia 4–3 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 2–2)
(OT 1–0)
Flag of Germany.png Germany 2 Gangneung Hockey Centre, Gangneung
Attendance: 5,075

Final ranking

Pos Grp Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1 B Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia 6 4 1 0 1 27 9 +18 14 Champions
2 C Flag of Germany.png Germany 7 1 3 1 2 17 18 −1 10 Runners-up
3 A Flag of Canada.png Canada 6 4 0 1 1 21 12 +9 13 Third place
4 A Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 6 2 2 0 2 16 15 +1 10 Fourth place
5 C Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4 3 0 1 0 11 5 +6 10 Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6 C Flag of Finland.png Finland 5 3 0 0 2 16 9 +7 9
7 B Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5 2 0 2 1 11 12 −1 8
8 C Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 0 1 1 3 5 18 −13 3
9 B Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 4 0 2 1 1 9 14 −5 5 Eliminated in
Qualification playoffs
10 A Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4 1 0 1 2 11 11 0 4
11 B Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4 1 0 1 2 7 12 −5 4
12 A Flag of Korea.gif South Korea (H) 4 0 0 0 4 3 19 −16 0
Source: IIHF.com
(H) Host.

Statistics

Scoring leaders

List shows the top ten skaters sorted by points, then goals.

Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM POS
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Nikita Gusev 6 4 8 12 +7 4 F
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Kirill Kaprizov 6 5 4 9 +7 2 F
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Eeli Tolvanen 5 3 6 9 +1 4 F
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Ilya Kovalchuk 6 5 2 7 +5 4 F
Flag of Germany Patrick Hager 7 3 4 7 –3 4 F
Flag of Canada Maxim Noreau 6 2 5 7 +3 0 D
Flag of Canada Derek Roy 6 2 5 7 –2 8 F
Flag of Sweden Linus Omark 4 0 7 7 +6 0 F
Flag of the United States Ryan Donato 5 5 1 6 –1 2 F
Flag of Slovenia Jan Muršak 4 3 3 6 –1 0 F

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties in Minutes; POS = Position
Source: IIHF.com

Leading goaltenders

Only the top five goaltenders, based on save percentage, who have played at least 40% of their team's minutes, are included in this list.

Player TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
Flag of Switzerland Jonas Hiller 211:19 4 1.14 91 95.60 1
Olympic flag.png Olympic Athletes from Russia Vasily Koshechkin 348:08 8 1.38 126 93.65 2
Flag of Finland Mikko Koskinen 296:38 8 1.62 117 93.16 0
Flag of Slovenia Gašper Krošelj 188:44 6 1.91 87 93.10 0
Flag of Canada Ben Scrivens 149:17 4 1.61 56 92.86 0

TOI = Time on Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF.com

Awards

Source: IIHF.com

References

  1. Tournament Format. IIHF.com. Retrieved on 17 February 2018.
  2. Kovalchuk MVP. IIHF (25 February 2018). Retrieved on 25 February 2018.


External links


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