1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1982 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host countries  United States
 Canada
Dates December 27, 1981 –
January 2, 1982
Teams 8
Venue(s) 15 (in 15 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 282 (10.07 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Finland Raimo Summanen
(16 points)
1981
1983

The 1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1982 WJHC) was the sixth edition World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 22, 1981 until January 2, 1982. The tournament was hosted by the United States in various cities across the state of Minnesota with some games also played in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. Canada won their first gold medal at the World Juniors, while Czechoslovakia and Finland won silver and bronze, respectively.

Pool A[edit]

The 1982 tournament was a round-robin format, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1  Canada 7 6 0 1 45 14 13
2  Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 44 17 11
3  Finland 7 5 2 0 47 29 10
4  Soviet Union 7 4 3 0 42 25 8
5  Sweden 7 4 3 0 42 26 8
6  United States 7 2 5 0 28 34 4
7  West Germany 7 1 6 0 19 56 2
8   Switzerland 7 0 7 0 15 81 0

  Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Results[edit]

December 22, 1981 Finland  1 – 5
(0–3, 1–1, 0–1)
 Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba
December 22, 1981 Sweden  17 – 0
(5–0, 4–0, 8–0)
  Switzerland Kenora, Ontario
December 22, 1981 Soviet Union  12 – 3
 West Germany Duluth
December 22, 1981 United States  4 – 6
(1–4, 2–0, 1–2)
 Czechoslovakia Duluth
December 23, 1981 Canada  3 – 2
(0–1, 1–0, 2–1)
 Sweden Winnipeg, Manitoba
December 23, 1981 Finland  14 – 2
  Switzerland Brandon, Manitoba
December 23, 1981 United States  8 – 1
 West Germany Duluth
December 23, 1981 Soviet Union  2 – 3
(2-2, 0–0, 0–1)
 Czechoslovakia Duluth
December 26, 1981 Soviet Union  0 – 7
(0–2, 0–1, 0–4)
 Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba
December 26, 1981 United States  6 – 3
(3–0, 2–2, 1–1)
  Switzerland Grand Rapids
December 26, 1981 Sweden  5 – 1
(1–1, 3–0, 1–0)
 West Germany Brainerd
December 26, 1981 Czechoslovakia  5 – 1
(2–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 Finland Virginia
December 27, 1981 United States  4 – 5
(2–0, 1–4, 1–1)
 Canada Bloomington
December 27, 1981 Sweden  6 – 4
(1–2, 5–0, 0–2)
 Czechoslovakia Bloomington
December 27, 1981 Soviet Union  11 – 4
  Switzerland International Falls
December 27, 1981 West Germany  4 – 8
 Finland St. Cloud
December 29, 1981 Canada  11 – 3
(4–0, 4–2, 3–1)
 West Germany Bloomington
December 29, 1981 Czechoslovakia  16 – 0
(7–0, 5–0, 4–0)
  Switzerland Bloomington
December 29, 1981 United States  0 – 7
(0–5, 0–1, 0–1)
 Soviet Union Bloomington
December 30, 1981 Sweden  6 – 9
(1–3, 2–2, 3–4)
 Finland Burnsville
December 31, 1981 West Germany  1 – 7
(0–3, 1–1, 0–3)
 Czechoslovakia New Ulm
December 31, 1981 Finland  6 – 3
(0–1, 4–1, 2–1)
 Soviet Union Bloomington
December 31, 1981 United States  2 – 4
(0–3, 1–1, 1–0)
 Sweden Bloomington
January 1, 1982 Canada  11 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 4–0)
  Switzerland Minneapolis
January 2, 1982 West Germany  6 – 5
(3–2, 0–2, 3–1)
  Switzerland Mankato
January 2, 1982 Sweden  2 – 7
(0–0, 0–4, 2–3)
 Soviet Union Bloomington
January 2, 1982 United States  4 – 8
 Finland Bloomington
January 2, 1982 Canada  3 – 3
(1–1, 0–1, 2–1)
 Czechoslovakia Rochester

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Raimo Summanen  Finland 7 9 16
2 Petri Skriko  Finland 8 7 15
3 Risto Jalo  Finland 7 8 15
4 Mike Moller  Canada 5 9 14
5 Anatoli Semenov  Soviet Union 5 8 13
6 Marc Habscheid  Canada 6 6 12
7 Scott Arniel  Canada 5 6 11
8 Bruce Eakin  Canada 4 7 11
9 Oleg Starkov  Soviet Union 3 8 11
10 Magnus Roupé  Sweden 7 3 10

Tournament awards[edit]

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Canada Mike Moffat Canada Mike Moffat
Defencemen Canada Gord Kluzak Canada Gord Kluzak
Soviet Union Ilya Byakin
Forwards Finland Petri Skriko Finland Petri Skriko
Czechoslovakia Vladimír Růžička
Canada Mike Moller

Pool B[edit]

Pool B was played on March 16–20, in Heerenveen in the Netherlands. Two groups of four played round robins, with placement games pitting the respective finishers against each other. Japan made their debut, replacing absent Poland.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Austria 3 3 0 0 19 10 6
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 18 12 4
 France 3 1 2 0 12 14 2
 Yugoslavia 3 0 3 0 9 22 0
Denmark  7 – 3
 Yugoslavia Heerenveen
Austria  4 – 3
 France Heerenveen
Austria  9 – 5
 Yugoslavia Heerenveen
Denmark  9 – 3
 France Heerenveen
Austria  6 – 2
 Denmark Heerenveen
France  6 – 1
 Yugoslavia Heerenveen

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Norway 3 3 0 0 15 6 6
 Japan 3 2 1 0 16 8 4
 Italy 3 0 2 1 6 13 1
 Netherlands 3 0 2 1 6 16 1
Norway  4 – 2
 Japan Heerenveen
Netherlands  2 – 2
 Italy Heerenveen
Norway  6 – 2
 Italy Heerenveen
Japan  9 – 2
 Netherlands Heerenveen
Japan  5 – 2
 Italy Heerenveen
Norway  5 – 2
 Netherlands Heerenveen

Final round[edit]

7th place game[edit]

Netherlands  6 – 3
(2–2, 2–0, 3–1)
 Yugoslavia Heerenveen

5th place game[edit]

France  6 – 2
(3–0, 1–1, 2–1)
 Italy Heerenveen

3rd place game[edit]

Japan  6 – 4
(2–2, 2–2, 2–0)
 Denmark Heerenveen

1st place game[edit]

Norway  3 – 2
(2–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 Austria Heerenveen

 Norway was promoted to Pool A for the 1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Wolfgang Kocher  Austria 7 2 9
2 Erik Lodberg  Denmark 6 0 6
3 Jean-Francois Beaudoing  France 4 2 6
Motoki Ebina  Japan 4 2 6
Finn Juhl  Denmark 4 2 6
6 Franck Ganis  France 3 3 6
Toshiyuki Sakai  Japan 3 3 6
Herbert Keckeis  Austria 3 3 6
9 Milos Piperski  Yugoslavia 5 0 5

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