Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics

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Ice hockey
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
VenuesBolshoy Ice Dome
Shayba Arena
Dates8–23 February 2014
Competitors468 from 14 nations
«20102018»
 
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Ice hockey
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
VenuesBolshoy Ice Dome
Shayba Arena
Dates8–23 February 2014
Competitors468 from 14 nations
«20102018»
Men's ice hockey
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Women's ice hockey
at the XXII Olympic Winter Games
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Tournament
men  women
Qualification
men  women
Rosters
men  women

The ice hockey competitions of the 2014 Winter Olympics were played at two venues, located 300 meters from each other, within the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia. The Bolshoy Ice Dome, which seats 12,000, resembles a Fabergé egg.[1] The Shayba Arena, seating 7,000, is a moveable structure that will be used after the games in another Russian city.[2] Both venues are international sized (60 meters by 30 meters).[3]

Twelve teams competed in the men's tournament and eight teams in the women's. The tournaments began 8 February 2014. The women's concluded on 20 February and the men's on 23 February.

Canada went undefeated throughout both the men and women's tournaments and repeated as gold medalists, after winning both tournaments on home soil in Vancouver.

Medal summary[edit]

Medal table[edit]

 Rank NationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Canada2002
2 Sweden0101
United States0101
3 Finland0011
Switzerland0011
Total2226

Medalists[edit]

EventGoldSilverBronze
Men's
details
 Canada (CAN)
Jamie Benn
Patrice Bergeron
Jay Bouwmeester
Jeff Carter
Sidney Crosby
Drew Doughty
Matt Duchene
Ryan Getzlaf
Dan Hamhuis
Duncan Keith
Chris Kunitz
Roberto Luongo
Patrick Marleau
Rick Nash
Corey Perry
Alex Pietrangelo
Carey Price
Patrick Sharp
Mike Smith
Martin St. Louis
P. K. Subban
John Tavares
Jonathan Toews
Marc-Édouard Vlasic
Shea Weber
 Sweden (SWE)
Daniel Alfredsson
Nicklas Bäckström
Patrik Berglund
Alexander Edler
Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Jhonas Enroth
Jimmie Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson
Loui Eriksson
Jonas Gustavsson
Carl Hagelin
Niklas Hjalmarsson
Marcus Johansson
Erik Karlsson
Niklas Kronwall
Marcus Krüger
Gabriel Landeskog
Henrik Lundqvist
Gustav Nyquist
Johnny Oduya
Daniel Sedin
Jakob Silfverberg
Alexander Steen
Henrik Tallinder
Henrik Zetterberg
 Finland (FIN)
Juhamatti Aaltonen
Aleksander Barkov
Mikael Granlund
Juuso Hietanen
Jarkko Immonen
Jussi Jokinen
Olli Jokinen
Leo Komarov
Sami Lepistö
Petri Kontiola
Lauri Korpikoski
Lasse Kukkonen
Jori Lehterä
Kari Lehtonen
Olli Määttä
Antti Niemi
Antti Pihlström
Tuukka Rask
Tuomo Ruutu
Sakari Salminen
Sami Salo
Teemu Selänne
Kimmo Timonen
Ossi Väänänen
Sami Vatanen
Women's
details
 Canada (CAN)
Meghan Agosta-Marciano
Gillian Apps
Mélodie Daoust
Laura Fortino
Jayna Hefford
Haley Irwin
Brianne Jenner
Rebecca Johnston
Charline Labonté
Geneviève Lacasse
Jocelyne Larocque
Meaghan Mikkelson-Reid
Caroline Ouellette
Marie-Philip Poulin
Lauriane Rougeau
Natalie Spooner
Shannon Szabados
Jenn Wakefield
Catherine Ward
Tara Watchorn
Hayley Wickenheiser
 United States (USA)
Kacey Bellamy
Megan Bozek
Alexandra Carpenter
Julie Chu
Kendall Coyne
Brianna Decker
Meghan Duggan
Lyndsey Fry
Amanda Kessel
Hilary Knight
Jocelyne Lamoureux
Monique Lamoureux-Kolls
Gisele Marvin
Brianne McLaughlin
Michelle Picard
Josephine Pucci
Molly Schaus
Anne Schleper
Kelli Stack
Lee Stecklein
Jessie Vetter
 Switzerland (SUI)
Janine Alder
Livia Altmann
Sophie Anthamatten
Laura Benz
Sara Benz
Nicole Bullo
Romy Eggimann
Sarah Forster
Angela Frautschi
Jessica Lutz
Julia Marty
Stefany Marty
Alina Müller
Katrin Nabholz
Evelina Raselli
Florence Schelling
Lara Stalder
Phoebe Stanz
Anja Stiefel
Nina Waidacher

Teemu Selanne, at age 43 years and 234 days, became the oldest ice hockey player to win an Olympic medal, by being part of Team Finland's bronze. He also holds the Olympic record for total ice hockey points, upping it to 43.[4] He also shares the record for most appearances in ice hockey at the Olympics, with 2014 being his 6th Olympics.[5]

In a drug test at the Olympics, Nicklas Bäckström's A-sample indicated doping pseudoephedrine and he was prevented from playing in the final. The B-sample, analyzed after the final, also showed values above the allowed limit.

Men's tournament[edit]

The tournament featured 12 countries, 9 qualifying through the IIHF World Ranking, and 3 through subsequent qualifying tournaments.[3] The format was the same as 2010; there were three groups of 4 to determine seeding, with four rounds of elimination games. Each group winner received a bye into the second round, along with the best second place team while the remaining eight teams played a qualification game. Each quarter-final winner advanced to the semis with the winners playing for the gold medal, and the losers the bronze.[6] The NHL has agreed to allow its players to participate in the tournament.

Qualification[edit]

Qualification for the men's tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics was determined by the IIHF World Ranking following the 2012 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. The top nine teams in the World Ranking received automatic berths into the Olympics, while all other teams had an opportunity to qualify for the remaining three spots in the Olympics.

Participating nations[edit]

The twelve nations played in three pools.

Group AGroup BGroup C

Women's tournament[edit]

The women's tournament ran from 8 to 20 February. Eight nations contested the gold. A new format was introduced, with the top 4 ranked teams in group A, with the next four in group B. The bottom two group A teams played the top 2 teams in group B in the quarter finals, where the winners played either the first or second place team in group A.[7]

Qualification[edit]

Qualification for the women's tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics was determined by the IIHF World Ranking following the 2012 IIHF Women's World Championships. The top five teams in the World Ranking received automatic berths into the Olympics, Russia gained direct entry by being host and all other teams had an opportunity to qualify for the remaining two spots in the Olympics.[3]

Participating nations[edit]

The eight nations played in two pools.

Group AGroup B

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bolshoy Ice Dome – Venues – Sochi 2014 Olympics". Sochi2014.com. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Shayba Arena – Venues – Sochi 2014 Olympics". Sochi2014.com. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Big ice in Sochi 2014". Iihf.com. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Kevin Oklobzija (22 February 2014). USA Today http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/sochi/2014/02/22/teemu-selanne-finland-bronze-medal/5728847/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Dave Lozo (22 February 2014). "Olympic Hockey 2014: Finnish Flash Teemu Selanne Cements His Legacy". Bleacher Report. 
  6. ^ "Olympics". Iihf.com. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 
  7. ^ "27 events in IIHF program". Iihf.com. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 

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