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World Hockey Championship

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The World Hockey Championship, held in Zurich and Basel, Switzerland May 1-17, 1998. Top two teams (*) in each pool after preliminary round-robin advance to the qualifying round. Third place teams play in a consolation round. Top two teams from each pool of the qualifying round advance to the semifinals. The semifinals are a best-of-two series with a 10-minute mini-game if necessary. If teams are still tied, a shootout will decide the advancers. Winners meet in the best-of-two final series.

Final Round Robin Standings

POOL AW-L-TPtsGFGA
*Czech Republic3-0-06205
*Belarus2-1-041210
Germany1-2-02813
Japan0-3-00719
POOL BW-L-TPtsGFGA
*Canada2-0-15125
*Slovakia2-0-1594
Italy1-2-0288
Austria0-3-00315
POOL CW-L-TPtsGFGA
*Sweden3-0-06164
*Switzerland1-2-02910
United States1-2-02711
France1-2-02512
Note: Switzerland advances to the qualifying round due to a better goal differential then the United States and France.
POOL DW-L-TPtsGFGA
*Russia3-0-061911
*Finland2-1-04124
Latvia1-2-021215
Kazakhstan0-3-00619

Qualifying Round

POOL EW-L-TPtsGFGA
*Sweden3-0-06102
*Finland1-1-1386
Canada1-1-131012
Belarus0-3-00513
POOL FW-L-TPtsGFGA
*Czech Republic2-0-1563
*Switzerland1-1-1366
Russia1-1-13107
Slovakia0-2-1128

Consolation Round

 W-L-TPtsGFGA
Italy1-0-1351
Latvia1-0-1361
Germany0-1-1116
United States0-1-1115
Note: Only the top two finishers in the consolation round retain their spots in the 1999 World Championship. The United States must now play through a qualifying tournament in November of 1998 in order to be given entry into the 1999 elite group.

Semifinals (best of two)

Sweden 7Switzerland 2
Sweden 4Switzerland 1
Czech Republic 2Finland 2
Finland 4Czech Republic 1

Bronze Medal Game

Czech Republic 4Switzerland 0

Championship (best of two)

Sweden 1Finland 0
Sweden 0Finland 0

Scoring Leaders

 GmGAPtsPM
Peter Forsberg, Sweden765110
Raimo Helminen, Finland1029110
Mats Sundin, Sweden1056116
Ville Peltonen, Finland1046108
Victor Kozlov, Russia64590
Radek Belohlav, Czech Rep.96392
Pavel Patera, Czech Rep.963912
Sergei Berezin, Russia66282
Olegs Znaroks, Latvia65382
Alexei Kovalev, Russia653814
Martin Prochazka, Czech Rep.835814
Marcel Jenni, Switzerland935814
Gian-Marco Crameri, Switzerland92688
Mikael Renberg, Sweden105386
Kimmo Timonen, Finland102684

Goaltending Leaders

(At least 180 minutes)GmMinW-L-TGAASv%
Tommy Salo, Sweden95408-0-00.78.954
Ari Sulander, Finland84773-2-21.26.953
Milan Hnilicka, Czech Rep.84304-1-21.39.935
Michael Rosati, Italy52982-1-21.61.945
Miroslav Simonovic, Slovakia63592-2-22.00.923
Felix Potvin, Canada42403-0-12.00.925
Oleg Chevtsov, Russia42402-1-12.25.910
Garth Snow, United States52591-2-12.77.864
Arturs Irbe, Latvia63593-2-12.84.875
David Aebischer, Switzerland73752-4-12.87.895

World All-Star Teams

(Selected by media)

First Team: G— Tommy Salo, Sweden; D— Frantisek Kucera, Czech Republic and Jere Karalahti, Finland; F— Peter Forsberg, Sweden; Mats Sundin, Sweden; Ville Peltonen, Finland.

Second Team: G— Ari Sulander, Finland; D— Marko Kiprusoff, Finland and Mattias Ohlund, Sweden; F— Marcel Jenni, Switzerland; Sergei Berezin, Russia; Pavel Patera, Czech Republic.


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