Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics – Men's tournament

During the 2014 Winter Olympics took in the ice hockey competition in the men, as at the Games in Vancouver, twelve teams in the tournament. There have been played 30 games. Up until the semifinal games were all in the Shaiba - Ice Arena (Russian: Ледовая арена " Шайба ") held that holds 7,000 spectators. The finals were against it in the 12,000 -seat Bolshoi Ice Palace (Russian: Большой ледовый дворец " Большой ", literally " Big Ice Palace" ) instead. Both stages are located in the Olympic Park of Sochi.

For the tournament, the first nine nations in the IIHF World Ranking qualified after completion of the 2012 World Championships and three other participants who were played in qualifying tournaments.

The best nine teams in the IIHF World Ranking 2012 qualified:

  • Russia Russia
  • Finland Finland
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Canada Canada
  • Slovakia Slovakia
  • United States of America
  • Norway Norway
  • Switzerland Switzerland

About the seven qualifiers to qualified three other teams:

  • Austria Austria
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Latvia Latvia
  • 2.4.1 quarter-final qualification
  • 2.4.2 quarterfinals
  • 2.4.3 Semi-finals
  • 2.4.4 3rd place match
  • 2.4.5 final
  • 2.7.1 medalist
  • 2.7.2 Awards


Main Tournament


The twelve teams in the Olympic Hockey Tournament were divided into the first round in three groups of four teams each. Here, the three groups were based on the standings of the teams in the IIHF World Ranking after the 2012 World Championships the following key together:

The first three teams in the world rankings formed the group headers. It was followed by the teams in the stands 4-6 in second position and 7-9 at third. The three remaining places determined the three qualifiers. The highest-ranked in the world rankings of 2012 qualifier is placed top in the group C, the second best in Group B and the third best in group A. This eventually resulted in the following groups:

Within the groups, the teams play next on the mode -for- each, so that each team initially denies three games. According to their results in the first round - first to the placement within the group, then on points, goal difference, goals scored, and finally to the world ranking place - the teams are then divided at positions 1 to 12 of a newly determined seedings.

The three group winners and the best of the three runners-up will automatically qualify for the quarterfinals. The remaining eight teams will play in a quarter-final qualification, the remaining four places in the quarter- finals. The team placed fifth -seeded case strikes the zwölftplatzierte, sixth-placed on the elftplatzierte, the seventh placed on the tenth -placed and the eighth-placed on the ninth- placed. The victorious playoff qualifiers then play in the quarterfinals against one of the four automatic qualifying teams. The winners from this meet in the semifinals, with the winner of the final game the contest for the bronze medal for the gold medal and the losers.


Preliminary round

Group A

Group B

Group C

Final round

Quarter-final qualification



3rd Place Match


Best Scorer

As best scorer striker Phil Kessel was excellent. He scored eight points in six games. James van Riemsdyk was with six assists Torvorbereiter the best of the tournament. The Austrian Michael Grabner and Phil Kessel from the United States shot up with five more goals. Attacking the strongest defender of the tournament was the Swede Erik Karlsson with four goals and eight points scorer, he was also the most dangerous attacker of his team.

Abbreviations: Sp = Matches, G = Goals, V = templates, Pts = Points, / - = Plus / Minus, SM = penalty minutes; Fat: Turnierbestwert

Best Goalkeeper

Abbreviations: Sp = Games, Min = Ice Age ( in minutes), GT = Goals against, SO = shutouts, GAA = Gegentorschnitt, Sv % = quota; Fat: Turnierbestwert

Final placements

The rankings result according to the following criteria:

  • Locations 1 to 4: Results in the final and in the 3rd place match
  • Places 5 to 8 ( losers of the quarter -finals ): after placement - then points, then goal difference in the group stage
  • Places 9 to 12 ( losers of the quarter-final qualifiers ): according to placement - then points, then goal difference in the group stage
  • Places 13 to 21 ( Second qualifying round ): after placement - then points, then goal difference
  • Places 22 to 30 ( First qualifying round ): after placement - then points, then goal difference
  • Places 31 to 33 ( pre-qualification ): after placement