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Winter Olympics

Hockey Results

Ice hockey at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held at the Torino Palasport Olimpico and the Torino Esposizioni in Turin, Italy. The men's competition, held from February 15 to February 26, was won by Sweden, and the women's competition, held from February 11 to February 20, was won by Canada.

In a celebration of the gold in Stockholm on 27 February, the Swedish team was seen in front of ads for sponsors of the Swedish Ice Hockey Federation, not the ones of the Swedish Olympic Committee. This could have led to Sweden's disqualification, but the Finnish opponents in the final game choose not to report the incident to the IOC.

Men's competition

The format was changed from the version used in the 1998 and 2002 tournaments. In the new format the number of teams were reduced from 14 to 12 and the preliminary and final group stages were combined to form two six-team groups with the top four from each group advancing to the quarter-finals.

These changes had the following effects:

  • They increased the number of group games played by the so-called "Super Six" who previously automatically qualified for the final group stage from three to five.
  • They ensured that all teams in the tournament were treated more or less equally, and ensured that NHL players could play the entire tournament whether or not they were part of the "Super Six" group of teams.
  • They ensured that only four teams from each group will advance to the knock-out stage. This would give the games more meaning.

Final Rankings

Gold: Silver: Bronze
Sweden
Daniel Alfredsson
Per Johan Axelsson
Christian Bäckman
Peter Forsberg
Mika Hannula
Niclas Havelid
Tomas Holmström
Jörgen Jönsson
Kenny Jönsson
Niklas Kronwall
Nicklas Lidström
Stefan Liv
Henrik Lundqvist
Fredrik Modin
Mattias Öhlund
Samuel Påhlsson
Mikael Samuelsson
Daniel Sedin
Henrik Sedin
Mats Sundin
Mikael Tellqvist
Daniel Tjärnqvist
Henrik Zetterberg
Finland
Niklas Bäckström
Aki Berg
Niklas Hagman
Jukka Hentunen
Jussi Jokinen
Olli Jokinen
Niko Kapanen
Mikko Koivu
Saku Koivu
Lasse Kukkonen
Antti Laaksonen
Jere Lehtinen
Toni Lydman
Antti-Jussi Niemi
Ville Nieminen
Antero Niittymäki
Fredrik Norrena
Petteri Nummelin
Teppo Numminen
Ville Peltonen
Jarkko Ruutu
Sami Salo
Teemu Selänne
Kimmo Timonen
Czech Republic
Jan Bulis
Petr Cajanek
Patrick Elias
Martin Erat
Dominik Hasek
Milan Hejduk
Ales Hemsky
Milan Hnilicka
Jaromir Jagr
Frantisek Kaberle
Tomas Kaberle
Ales Kotalik
Filip Kuba
Pavel Kubina
Robert Lang
Marek Malik
Rostislav Olesz
Vaclav Prospal
Martin Rucinsky
Dusan Salficky
Jaroslav Spacek
Martin Straka
Tomas Vokoun
David Vyborny
Marek Zidlicky
  1. Sweden
  2. Finland
  3. Czech Republic
  4. Russia
  5. Slovakia
  6. Switzerland
  7. Canada
  8. United States
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Germany
  11. Italy
  12. Latvia

Group A

Team Played Wins Losses Ties GF GA Points
Finland 5 5 0 0 19 2 10
Switzerland 5 2 1 2 10 12 6
Canada 5 3 2 0 15 9 6
Czech Republic 5 2 3 0 14 12 4
Germany 5 0 3 2 7 16 2
Italy 5 0 3 2 9 23 2

Preliminary round summary

Team FIN SUI CAN CZE GER ITA
FIN   5-0 2-0 4-2 2-0 6-0
SUI 0-5   2-0 3-2 2-2 3-3
CAN 0-2 0-2   3-2 5-1 7-2
CZE 2-4 2-3 2-3   4-1 4-1
GER 0-2 2-2 1-5 1-4   3-3
ITA 0-6 3-3 2-7 1-4 3-3  

Preliminary round

15 February Italy 2 – 7 Canada    
15 February Switzerland 0 – 5 Finland    
15 February Germany 1 – 4 Czech Republic    
16 February Finland 6 – 0 Italy    
16 February Czech Republic 2 – 3 Switzerland    
16 February Canada 5 – 1 Germany    
18 February Italy 3 – 3 Germany    
18 February Switzerland 2 – 0 Canada    
18 February Czech Republic 2 – 4 Finland    
19 February Germany 2 – 2 Switzerland    
19 February Czech Republic 4 – 1 Italy    
19 February Finland 2 – 0 Canada    
21 February Switzerland 3 – 3 Italy    
21 February Finland 2 – 0 Germany    
21 February Canada 3 – 2 Czech Republic    

Group B

Team Played Wins Losses Ties GF GA Points
Slovakia 5 5 0 0 18 8 10
Russia 5 4 1 0 23 11 8
Sweden 5 3 2 0 15 12 6
United States 5 1 3 1 13 13 3
Kazakhstan 5 1 4 0 9 18 2
Latvia 5 0 4 1 11 29 1

Preliminary round summary

Team SVK RUS SWE USA KAZ  LAT
SVK   5-3 3-0 2-1 2-1 6-3
RUS 3-5   5-0 5-4 1-0 9-2
SWE 0-3 0-5   2-1 7-2 6-1
USA 1-2 4-5 1-2   4-1 3-3
KAZ 1-2 0-1 2-7 1-4   5-2
 LAT 3-6 2-9 1-6 3-3 2-5  

Preliminary round

15 February Kazakhstan 2 – 7 Sweden    
15 February Russia 3 – 5 Slovakia    
15 February Latvia 3 – 3 United States    
16 February Sweden 0 – 5 Russia    
16 February Slovakia 6 – 3 Latvia    
16 February United States 4 – 1 Kazakhstan    
18 February Kazakhstan 0 – 1 Russia    
18 February Sweden 6 – 1 Latvia    
18 February Slovakia 2 – 1 United States    
19 February Russia 9 – 2 Latvia    
19 February Slovakia 2 – 1 Kazakhstan    
19 February United States 1 – 2 Sweden    
21 February Latvia 2 – 5 Kazakhstan    
21 February Sweden 0 – 3 Slovakia    
21 February United States 4 – 5 Russia    

Finals round

Quarterfinals

22 February Switzerland 2 – 6 Sweden    
22 February Finland 4 – 3 United States    
22 February Russia 2 – 0 Canada    
22 February Slovakia 1 – 3 Czech Republic    

 

Semifinals

04 February Sweden 7 – 3 Czech Republic    
24 February Finland 4 – 0 Russia    

 

Bronze medal game

25 February Russia 0 – 3 Czech Republic   Palasport Olimpico (2035)

Gold medal game

26 February Sweden 3 – 2 Finland    

Leading scorers

At the end of game 34. Sweden 3-2 Finland

Rk Player Games played Goals Assists Pts PIM +/- Shots
1 Teemu Selänne 8 6 5 11 4 +7 28
2 Saku Koivu 8 3 8 11 12 +5 16
3 Daniel Alfredsson 8 5 5 10 4 +2 15
3 Marian Hossa 6 5 5 10 4 +9 19
5 Ville Peltonen 8 4 5 9 6 +4 22
6 Olli Jokinen 8 6 2 8 2 +5 28
7 Jere Lehtinen 8 3 5 8 0 +6 22
7 Mats Sundin 8 3 5 8 4 +1 27
9 Martin Straka 8 2 6 8 6 +4 17
10 Pavel Datsyuk 8 1 7 8 10 +5 13

Hat Trick scorers

  • Ilya Kovalchuk
  • Vaclav Prospal

Leading goaltenders

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

Rk Goaltender Minutes GA GAA SV% Saves
1 Antero Niittymäki 358:51 8 1.34 .951 156
2 Evgeni Nabokov 359:27 8 1.34 .940 126
3 David Aebischer 200 7 2.10 .940 110
4 Peter Budaj 179:24 6 2.01 .924 73
5 Martin Brodeur 238:40 8 2.01 .923 96

Shut-out posters

  • Antero Niittymaki
  • Fredrik Norrena
  • Henrik Lundqvist
  • Martin Gerber
  • Milan Hnilicka
  • Evgeni Nabokov

 

Awards

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

Player Position Team
Antero Niittymäki G Finland
Nicklas Lidström D Sweden
Kimmo Timonen D Finland
Teemu Selänne F Finland
Saku Koivu F Finland
Alexander Ovechkin F Russia

Additionally, Antero Niittymäki was named the most valuable player of the tournament. [2]

Qualification

Twelve places were allotted for the men's ice hockey tournament. The first eight were awarded to the top eight teams in the International Ice Hockey Federation ranking following the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. Those teams were:

  1. Canada
  2. Sweden
  3. Slovakia
  4. Czech Republic
  5. Finland
  6. United States
  7. Russia
  8. Germany

The teams that automatically qualified include the same "Super Six" teams that were automatically qualified for the final group stage in the two previous tournaments, plus Slovakia and Germany which (IIHF rankings notwithstanding) are generally regarded by fans as being the seventh and eighth best teams. The ninth place was given to the host nation, Italy. The final three places were allotted through qualification tournaments in which Switzerland, Kazakhstan, and Latvia won places.

Qualification tournaments

Groups D, E and F winners advance to Groups C, B and A respectively. Groups A, B, and C winners qualify for the Olympic tournament.
Group D - Briancon, France (11-14 November 2004)

  • France-x (3-0)
  • Romania (2-1)
  • Estonia (1-2)
  • Bulgaria (0-3)

Group E - Nowy Targ, Poland (11-14 November 2004)

  • Poland-x (3-0)
  • Netherlands (2-1)
  • Lithuania (1-2)
  • Croatia (0-3)

Group F - Stavanger, Norway (11-14 November 2004)

  • Norway-x (2-0-1)
  • Hungary (2-0-1)
  • People's Republic of China (1-2)
  • Serbia and Montenegro (0-3)

Group A - Kloten, Switzerland (10-13 February 2005)

  • Switzerland-x (3-0)
  • Norway (2-1)
  • Denmark (1-2)
  • Japan (0-3)

Group B - Riga, Latvia (10-13 February 2005)

  • Latvia-x (3-0)
  • Belarus (2-1)
  • Slovenia (1-2)
  • Poland (0-3)

Group C - Klagenfurt, Austria (10-13 February 2005)

  • Kazakhstan-x (2-1)
  • Austria (1-1-1)
  • France (1-1-1)
  • Ukraine (1-2)

Women's competition

The loss of the United States to Sweden in Semifinal 1 was one of the most important events in the history of international women's ice hockey. It was the first time that either the US or Canada had lost in an international competition (other than to each other).

Final Rankings

Medals
Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Canada
Becky Kellar
Colleen Sostorics
Charline Labonte
Cherie Piper
Cheryl Pounder
Caroline Ouellette
Danielle Goyette
Jayna Hefford
Jennifer Botterill
Hayley Wickenheiser
Kim St-Pierre
Vicky Sunohara
Cassie Campbell
Gillian Ferrari
Carla MacLeod
Meghan Agosta
Gillian Apps
Gina Kingsbury
Sarah Vaillancourt
Katie Weatherston
Sweden
Cecilia Andersson
Gunilla Andersson
Jenni Asserholt
Ann-Louise Edstrand
Joa Elfsberg
Emma Eliasson
Erika Holst
Nanna Jansson
Ylva Lindberg
Jenny Lindqvist
Kristina Lundberg
Kim Martin
Frida Nevalainen
Emilie O'Konor
Maria Rooth
Danijela Rundqvist
Therese Sjölander
Katarina Timglas
Anna Vikman
Pernilla Winberg
United States
Pam Dreyer
Chanda Gunn
Courtney Kennedy
Angela Ruggiero
Lyndsay Wall
Helen Resor
Caitlin Cahow
Molly Engstrom
Jamie Hagerman
Krissy Wendell
Kim Insalaco
Jenny Potter
Julie Chu
Kelly Stephens
Kathleen Kauth
Kristin King
Katie King
Natalie Darwitz
Tricia Dunn-Louma
Sarah Parsons
  1. Canada
  2. Sweden
  3. United States
  4. Finland
  5. Germany
  6. Russia
  7. Switzerland
  8.  Italy

Group A

Team Played Wins Losses Ties GF GA Points
Canada 3 3 0 0 36 1 6
Sweden 3 2 1 0 15 9 4
Russia 3 1 2 0 6 16 2
 Italy 3 0 3 0 1 28 0

Preliminary round

11 February Sweden 3 – 1 Russia    
11 February Canada 16 – 0 Italy    
12 February Canada 12 – 0 Russia    
13 February Sweden 11 – 0 Italy    
14 February Italy 1 – 5 Russia    
14 February Canada 8 – 1 Sweden    

Group B

Team Played Wins Losses Ties GF GA Points
United States 3 3 0 0 18 3 6
Finland 3 2 1 0 10 7 4
Germany 3 1 2 0 2 9 2
Switzerland 3 0 3 0 1 12 0

Preliminary round

11 February Finland 3 – 0 Germany    
11 February United States 6 – 0 Switzerland    
12 February Germany 0 – 5 United States    
13 February Finland 4 – 0 Switzerland    
14 February Switzerland 1 – 2 Germany    
14 February United States 7 – 3 Finland    

Classification 5-8

17 February Russia 6 – 2 Switzerland    
17 February Germany 5 – 2 Italy    

Classification 7/8

20 February Switzerland 11 – 0 Italy    

Classification 5/6

17 February Germany 1 – 0 Russia    

Finals round

Semifinals

17 February United States 2 – 3 Sweden    
17 February Canada 6 – 0 Finland    
Bronze medal game
20 February Finland 0 – 4 United States    
Gold medal game
20 February Canada 4 – 1 Sweden    

 

Leading scorers

Rk Player Games played Goals Assists Pts PIM +/- Shots
1 Hayley Wickenheiser 5 5 12 17 6 +15 21
2 Cherie Piper 5 7 8 15 0 +15 14
3 Gillian Apps 5 7 7 14 14 +13 20
4 Caroline Ouellette 5 5 4 9 4 +12 17
Maria Rooth 5 5 4 9 2 +1 22
6 Jenny Potter 5 2 7 9 4 +10 19
7 Katie King 5 6 2 8 2 +6 20
8 Sarah Parsons 5 4 3 7 0 +9 23
9 Jayna Hefford 5 3 4 7 0 +8 15
10 Jennifer Botterill 5 1 6 7 4 +6 10

Hat Trick scorers

  • Hayley Wickenheiser, Caroline Ouellette
  • Therese Sjolander, Maria Rooth
  • Katie King

Goaltenders

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

Rk Goaltender Minutes GA GAA SV% Saves
1 Charline Labonté 180 1 0.33 .976 41
2 Jennifer Harss 190 6 1.89 .942 97
3 Florence Schelling 150 6 2.40 .933 84
4 Kim Martin 190 7 2.21 .927 89
5 Kim St-Pierre 120 1 0.50 .923 12
6 Chandra Gunn 249:58 6 1.44 .893 50
7 Patricia Elsmore-Sautter 149:40 12 4.81 .883 91
8 Irina Gashennikova 266:25 12 2.70 .876 85
9 Maija Hassinen 195:17 11 3.38 .875 77
10 Debora Montanari 220 31 8.45 .821 142

Goalies with less than 40% of their team's total minutes

Rk Goaltender Minutes GA GAA SV% Saves
1 Pam Dreyer 60 0 0.00 1.000 10
2 Stephanie Wartosch-Kürten 120 5 2.50 .875 35
3 Noora Räty 104:43 6 3.44 .867 39
4 Cecilia Andersson 120 8 4.00 .843 43
5 Luana Fraselli 80 17 12.75 .750 51
6 Nadezhda Aleksandrova 43:35 7 9.64 .741 20

Shut-out posters

  • Noora Raty (Finland)
  • Kim Martin (Sweden)
  • Kim St. Pierre (Canada)
  • Charlene Labonte (Canada)
  • Chanda Gunn (USA)
  • Pam Dreyer (USA)
  • Jennifer Harss (Germany)

Awards

Tournament

  • Goalkeeper:
    • Kim Martin, Sweden
  • Defensemen:
    • Angela Ruggiero, United States
    • Carla MacLeod, Canada
  • Forwards:
    • Gillian Apps, Canada
    • Hayley Wickenheiser, Canada
    • Maria Rooth, Sweden
  • Most Valuable Player:
    • Hayley Wickenheiser, Canada

Qualification

The top four teams from the International Ice Hockey Federation world rankings following the 2004 Women's World Ice Hockey Championships qualified automatically. These teams were Canada, the United States, Finland, and Sweden. Italy also gained a place as the host nation. Russia, Germany, and Switzerland qualified for the last three places through qualification tournaments.

Qualification tournaments

Group A - Podolosk, Russia (11-14 November 2004)

  1. Russia-x (2-0)
  2. Japan (1-1)
  3. Czech Republic (0-2)

Group B - Bad Tölz, Germany (11-14 November 2004)

  1. Germany-x (3-0)
  2. Kazakhstan (2-1)
  3. Latvia (1-2)
  4. Slovenia (0-3)

Group C - Beijing, People's Republic of China (11-14 November 2004)

  1. Switzerland-x (3-0)
  2. People's Republic of China (2-1)
  3. France (1-2)
  4. Norway (0-3)

2006 Winter Olympics medal count
Pos Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany 11 12 6 29
2  United States 9 9 7 25
3  Austria 9 7 7 23
4  Russia 8 6 8 22
5  Canada 7 10 7 24
6  Sweden 7 2 5 14
7  Korea 6 3 2 11
8  Switzerland 5 4 5 14
9  Italy 5 0 6 11
10  France 3 2 4 9
 Netherlands 3 2 4 9
12  Estonia 3 0 0 3
13  Norway 2 8 9 19
14  China 2 4 5 11
15  Czech Republic 1 2 1 4
16  Croatia 1 2 0 3
17  Australia 1 0 1 2
18  Japan 1 0 0 1
19  Finland 0 6 3 9
20  Poland 0 1 1 2
21  Belarus 0 1 0 1
 Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
 Slovakia 0 1 0 1
25  Ukraine 0 0 2 2
26  Latvia 0 0 1 1
    84 84 84 252

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