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