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2003 IIHF European Championship
2003 IIHF European Championship (WFAC) logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Finland Finland
Dates 2003
Teams 12
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Sweden Sweden (10th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Soviet Union Soviet Union
Fourth place Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 40
Scoring leader(s) Sweden Mats Sundin
(15 points)
MVP Sweden Peter Forsberg
2001
2005

The 2003 IIHF European Championship was the 62nd European ice hockey championships arranged by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). The tournament was held in Helsinki and Turku, Finland.

As the World Championships, teams participated at three levels of competition.

Qualification

Date Vacancies Qualified
Host N/A 1 Germany Germany
Ranked 1−11 at the
2001 IIHF European Championship
10 Austria Austria
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Finland Finland
France France
Italy
Latvia Latvia
Norway Norway
Soviet Union Soviet Union
Switzerland
Sweden Sweden
Promoted from the
2001 IIHF European Championship Division I
1 Denmark Denmark
Total 12

Seeding

The seeding in the preliminary round was based on the 2000 IIHF World Ranking:

Group A (Helsinki) Group B (Turku)
Sweden Sweden (4) Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia (3)
Finland Finland (6) Soviet Union Soviet Union (5)
Switzerland (8) Norway Norway (7)
Latvia Latvia (9) Germany Germany (10)
Austria Austria (12) Italy (11)
France France (13) Denmark Denmark (15)

Group B 1 - TCH (5-0-0, 10) 2 - URS (4-0-1, 8) 3 - GER (3-0-2, 6) 4 - NOR (2-0-3, 4) 5 - DEN (1-0-4, 2) 6 - ITA (0-0-5, 0)

Group A 1 - SWE (5-0-0, 10) 2 - FIN (3-1-1, 7) 3 - SUI (2-1-2, 5) 4 - LAT (2-0-3, 4) 5 - AUT (0-1-4, 1) 6 - FRA (0-1-4, 1)

ITA-FRA

Quarterfinals TCH-LAT URS-SUI SWE-NOR FIN-GER

Semifinals TCH-FIN SWE-URS

Final SWE-TCH URS-FIN

SWE TCH URS FIN GER SUI LAT NOR DEN AUT FRA ITA

Playoff round

  Quarterfinal                    
  A1  Sweden Sweden 3  
  B4  Norway Norway 1   Semifinal
      A1  Sweden Sweden 4  
  Quarterfinal   B2  Soviet Union Soviet Union 1  
  B2  Soviet Union Soviet Union 5
  A3   Switzerland 2         Final
              A1  Sweden Sweden 6
  Quarterfinal             A2  Finland Finland 5
  B1  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3      
  A4  Latvia Latvia 0   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      B1  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 2   B1  Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 2
  Quarterfinal   A2  Finland Finland 3     B2  Soviet Union Soviet Union 4
  A2  Finland Finland 3
  B3  Germany Germany 2  

Quarterfinals

2003
16:00
Soviet Union Soviet Union 5 – 2
(2–1, 1–0, 2–1)
Switzerland Elysée Arena, Turku
2003
17:00
Sweden Sweden 3 – 1
(0–1, 2–0, 1–0)
Norway Norway Hartwall Arena, Helsinki
2003
20:00
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 – 0
(1–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Latvia Latvia Elysée Arena, Turku
2003
21:00
Finland Finland 3 – 2
(2–0, 1–1, 0–1)
Germany Germany Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

Semifinals

2003 Sweden Sweden 4 – 1
(1–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Soviet Union Soviet Union Hartwall Arena, Helsinki
2003 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 2 – 3 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0, 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Finland Finland Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

Bronze medal game

2003 Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 2 – 4
(1–2, 1–1, 0–1)
Soviet Union Soviet Union Bronze medal blank.svg Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

Gold medal game

2003 Gold medal blank.svg Sweden Sweden 6 – 5
(1–3, 3–2, 2–0)
Finland Finland Silver medal blank.svg Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

Final ranking

Division I (Hungary)

Team GP W T L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Poland 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promoted to Top Division
Yugoslavia 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hungary 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Estonia 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom Great Britain 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belgium 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Relegation to Division II

Division II (Turkey)

Team GP W T L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
Lithuania Lithuania 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Promoted to Division I
Spain Spain 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Israel Israel 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Turkey 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iceland 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Luxembourg 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

See also

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