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The 1997 Ice Hockey World Championships took place in Finland from 21 April to 5 May 1997. The matches were played in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku.

Twelve teams took part, with the first round being split into two teams of six, and the six best teams going to a further group stage. This was the 61st World Championships, and Canada beat Sweden in the final game, best of three, where they won 2-1 in games, and became world champions for the 21st time.

Medal table

VM 1997 Land
Gold  Canada
Silver  Sweden
Bronze  Czech Republic
4  Russia
5  Finland
6  United States
7  Latvia
8  Italy
9  Slovakia
10  France
11  Germany
12  Norway

See also: World Juniors, Women's Championships

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