1979 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1979 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates 27 December 1978 –
3 January 1979
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Soviet Union (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 22
Goals scored 171 (7.77 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov
(14 points)
1978
1980

The 1979 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1979 WJHC) was the third edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from 27 December 1978 until 3 January 1979. The tournament was held in Karlstad and Karlskoga, Sweden. The Soviet Union won its third consecutive gold medal, while Czechoslovakia won the silver, and Sweden the bronze.

Pool A[edit]

The 1979 tournament divided participants into two divisions of four teams, each playing three games. The top two teams in each division advanced to the championship round, while the bottom two were placed in the consolation round. Each division played another round robin. The top three teams in the championship round won the gold, silver and bronze medals. In the consolation round, the results between teams that faced each other in the preliminary round carried over.

Final standings[edit]

This is the aggregate standings, ordered according to final placing. The four teams in the championship round were ranked one through four, while the four teams in the consolation round were ranked five through eight regardless of overall record.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1st  Soviet Union 6 5 0 1 46 11 11
2nd  Czechoslovakia 6 3 1 2 19 23 8
3rd  Sweden 6 4 1 1 19 13 9
4  Finland 6 2 4 0 20 19 4
5  Canada 5 3 2 0 23 10 6
6  United States 5 2 3 0 21 23 4
7  West Germany 5 1 4 0 17 26 2
8  Norway 5 0 5 0 6 46 0

 Norway was relegated to Pool B for the 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Preliminary round[edit]

Gold group[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 8 3 6
 Finland 3 2 1 0 11 4 4
 Canada 3 1 2 0 7 6 2
 West Germany 3 0 3 0 5 18 0
27 December 1978 Canada  1 – 3
(0–0, 1–2, 0–1)
 Finland Karlstad
27 December1978 Sweden  5 – 2
(3–0, 1–1, 1–1)
 West Germany Karlstad
28 December 1978 West Germany  2 – 6
(0–2, 1–2, 1–2)
 Canada Karlstad
28 December 1978 Finland  1 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 Sweden Karlskoga
30 December 1978 Sweden  1 – 0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
 Canada Karlskoga
30 December 1978 Finland  7 – 1
(2–1, 2–0, 3–0)
 West Germany Karlskoga

Blue group[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 33 2 6
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 10 15 4
 United States 3 1 2 0 10 11 2
 Norway 3 0 3 0 5 30 0
27 December 1978 Soviet Union  17 – 0
(6–0, 1–0, 10–0)
 Norway Karlskoga
27 December 1978 Czechoslovakia  3 – 2
(2–1, 0–1, 1–0)
 United States Karlskoga
28 December 1978 United States  1 – 7
(0–3, 1–4, 0–0)
 Soviet Union Karlskoga
28 December 1978 Norway  4 – 6
(2–1, 2–4, 0–1)
 Czechoslovakia Karlstad
30 December 1978 Soviet Union  9 – 1
(3–1, 5–0, 1–0)
 Czechoslovakia Karlstad
30 December 1978 Norway  1 – 7
(1–1, 0–5, 0–1)
 United States Karlstad

Consolation round[edit]

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the consolation round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 0 22 6 6
 United States 3 2 1 0 18 13 4
 West Germany 3 1 2 0 14 14 2
 Norway 3 0 3 0 2 23 0
31 December 1978 Canada  10 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 3–0)
 Norway Karlstad
31 December 1978 United States  8 – 6
(2–1, 3–2, 3–3)
 West Germany Karlskoga
2 January 1979 Canada  6 – 3
(1–0, 4–3, 1–0)
 United States Karlskoga
2 January 1978 Norway  0 – 6
(0–3, 0–2, 0–1)
 West Germany Karlstad

Championship round[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 13 9 5
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 9 8 4
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 11 10 3
 Finland 3 0 3 0 9 15 0
31 December 1978 Soviet Union  4 – 2
(1–0, 1–2, 2–0)
 Finland Karlstad
31 December 1978 Sweden  1 – 1
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 Czechoslovakia Karlskoga
2 January 1979 Finland  2 – 5
(2–2, 0–2, 0–1)
 Sweden Karlstad
2 January 1979 Soviet Union  2 – 2
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 Czechoslovakia Karlskoga
3 January 1979 Czechoslovakia  6 – 5
(1–1, 3–2, 2–2)
 Finland Karlskoga
3 January 1979 Sweden  5 – 7
(2–2, 2–2, 1–3)
 Soviet Union Karlstad

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Vladimir Krutov  Soviet Union 8 6 14
2 Anatoli Tarasov  Soviet Union 5 5 10
3 Vyacheslav Ryanov  Soviet Union 6 3 9
4 Georg Holzmann  West Germany 4 4 8
5 Aleksander Gerasimov  Soviet Union 2 6 8
6 Andrei Andreyev  Soviet Union 6 1 7
7 Aaron Broten  United States 4 3 7
8 Jarmo Makitalo  Finland 4 3 7
9 Jan Jasko  Czechoslovakia 3 4 7
10 Alexei Kasatonov  Soviet Union 3 4 7
Anton Stastny  Czechoslovakia 3 4 7

Tournament awards[edit]

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Sweden Pelle Lindbergh Sweden Pelle Lindbergh
Defencemen Soviet Union Alexei Kasatonov Soviet UnionAlexei Kasatonov
Czechoslovakia Ivan Černý
Forwards Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov Sweden Thomas Steen
Soviet Union Anatoli Tarasov
Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov

Pool B[edit]

A second tier of the World Junior Championship was contested in Caen, France, from 5 to 9 March 1979. Two groups of four played round robins, followed by placement games where 1st played 1st, etc.. This is the first year a B pool was contested for the under 20's.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 22 8 6
 Poland 3 2 1 0 37 12 4
 Austria 3 1 2 0 11 15 2
 Belgium 3 0 3 0 7 42 0
France  3 – 1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 Austria
Poland  23 – 2
(8–0, 6–2, 9–0)
 Belgium
France  9 – 2
(2–2, 5–0, 2–0)
 Belgium
Poland  9 – 0
 Austria
Austria  10 – 3
(6–1, 2–0, 2–2)
 Belgium
France  10 – 5
(1–2, 5–1, 4–2)
 Poland

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Switzerland 3 3 0 0 27 7 6
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 8 8 4
 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 11 17 2
 Italy 3 0 3 0 5 19 0
Switzerland  10 – 4
(3–1, 4–1, 3–2)
 Netherlands
Italy  0 – 3
 Denmark
Switzerland  8 – 2
(4–1, 1–0, 3–1)
 Denmark
Netherlands  7 – 4
 Italy
Denmark  3 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Netherlands
Switzerland  9 – 1
(2–0, 5–1, 2–0)
 Italy

Final round[edit]

7th place game[edit]

Italy  17 – 2
 Belgium

5th place game[edit]

Austria  6 – 5
 Netherlands

3rd place game[edit]

Poland  6 – 5 OT
 Denmark

1st place game[edit]

France  4 – 5 OT
(0–2, 2–0, 2–2, 0–1)
 Switzerland

 Switzerland was promoted to Pool A for the 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

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