2004 World Cup of Hockey

The World Cup of Hockey in 2004 was the second competition of the same name. The successor to the Canada Cup took place from 30 August to 14 September 2004 by the North American professional league National Hockey League and the players 'union National Hockey League Players' Association in collaboration with the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF.

At the second edition of the competition, the eight best teams in the IIHF World Ranking internal participated. The title secured Canada, which prevailed in the final game 3-2 against Finland.

  • 4.1 European Pool
  • 4.2 North American Pool
  • 5.1 quarterfinals
  • 5.2 Semi-finals
  • 5.3 final
  • 6.1 Best Scorer
  • 6.2 Best Goalkeeper
  • 7.1 medalist


The six best teams in the IIHF World Ranking and Slovakia from sporting and Germany for economic reasons were divided into the North American pool and the European pool.

Pool classification


The eight teams were divided à four teams into two groups. All eight teams were automatically qualified for the quarter-finals, the first round was thus merely a placement round.

In the final round, there was no back games. The winner, which was determined according to the rules of the National Hockey League, went directly into the next round. The final was decided in contrast to the first host in just one game.


Preliminary round

European Pool

North American Pool

Final round





Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, / - = Plus / Minus, PIM = penalty minutes; Fat: Turnierbestwert

Best Goalkeeper

Note: GP = Games, TOI = Ice Age ( in minutes), GA = Goals against, SO = shutouts, Sv % = Shots held (in%), GAA = Gegentorschnitt; Fat: Turnierbestwert


As a Most Valuable Player of the tournament, the Canadian striker Vincent Lecavalier was excellent. Lecavalier scored in the tournament two goals in six games and prepared five more before. Among the two goals, the overtime winning goal was a 4-3 in the semifinals. In addition, he was also appointed to the All- Star team.