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Ice Hockey at the 1992 Albertville Winter Games:

Men's Ice Hockey

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Host City: Albertville, France
Venue(s): Olympic Rink, Méribel
Date Started: February 8, 1992
Date Finished: February 23, 1992
Format: Round-robin pools, followed by classification rounds, and single-elimination matches.

Gold: EUN Unified Team
Silver: CAN Canada
Bronze: TCH Czechoslovakia

Summary

Although not all NHL teams allowed their players to compete, several NHL players did skate for Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics, and Canada looked to re-establish their former ice hockey dominance. The Soviet Union no longer existed, but the remnant was represented in Albertville by the Unified Team (Équipe Unifée = EUN). All of the EUN players, however, were from Russia, except for the Lithuanian, Darius Kasparaitis. For the first time at the Winter Olympics, the tournament format advanced pool winners to a single-elimination tournament beginning with eight teams in the quarter-finals. Canada and the Unified Team made the elimination tournament and advanced to the final against each other. The final game was scoreless for two periods, but the Unified Team pulled away in the third period, to win 3-1.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Canada CAN Silver
3 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze
4 United States USA
5 Sweden SWE
6 Germany GER
7 Finland FIN
8 France FRA
9 Norway NOR
10 Switzerland SUI
11 Poland POL
12 Italy ITA