1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1984 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates December 25, 1983 –
January 3, 1984
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Soviet Union (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 271 (9.68 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Finland Raimo Helminen
(24 points)
1983
1985

The 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1984 WJHC) was the eighth edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. It was held from December 25, 1983 to January 3, 1984 in Norrköping and Nyköping, Sweden. The Soviet Union won its second consecutive gold medal and sixth overall. Finland won silver and Czechoslovakia bronze.

Pool A[edit]

The 1984 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  Soviet Union 7 6 0 1 50 17 13
2  Finland 7 6 1 0 44 21 12
3  Czechoslovakia 7 5 2 0 51 24 10
4  Canada 7 4 2 1 39 17 9
5  Sweden 7 3 4 0 27 28 6
6  United States 7 2 5 0 32 38 4
7  West Germany 7 1 6 0 12 54 2
8   Switzerland 7 0 7 0 16 72 2

  Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1985 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Results[edit]

December 25, 1983 Canada  2 – 4
(1–3, 0–1, 1–0)
 Finland Nyköping
December 25, 1983 Switzerland   2 – 14
(1–7, 0–6, 1–1)
 Soviet Union Norrköping
December 25, 1983 Czechoslovakia  6 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 3–0)
 West Germany Nyköping
December 25, 1983 Sweden  4 – 1
(0–0, 3–0, 1–1)
 United States Norrköping
December 26, 1983 United States  2 – 5
(0–3, 2–2, 0–0)
 Canada Nyköping
December 26, 1983 Sweden  5 – 2
(3–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  Switzerland Norrköping
December 26, 1983 West Germany  1 – 9
(0–3, 0–3, 1–3)
 Soviet Union Norrköping
December 26, 1983 Finland  8 – 7
(3–3, 4–2, 2–1)
 Czechoslovakia Norrköping
December 28, 1983 Canada  12 – 0
(1–0, 7–0, 4–0)
  Switzerland Norrköping
December 28, 1983 Soviet Union  3 – 1
(2–0, 0–0, 1–1)
 Finland Nyköping
December 28, 1983 Sweden  11 – 2
(7–1, 3–1, 1–0)
 West Germany Nyköping
December 28, 1983 Czechoslovakia  10 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 3–0)
 United States Norrköping
December 29, 1983 West Germany  0 – 7
(0–1, 0–5, 0–1)
 Canada Nyköping
December 28, 1983 Czechoslovakia  13 – 2
(3–0, 2–1, 8–1)
  Switzerland Nyköping
December 29, 1983 Finland  4 – 1
(0–0, 1–1, 3–0)
 Sweden Norrköping
December 29, 1983 United States  4 – 7
(3–3, 1–1, 0–3)
 Soviet Union Norrköping
December 31, 1983 Canada  6 – 2
(0–1, 3–1, 3–0)
 Sweden Norrköping
December 31, 1983 Soviet Union  6 – 4
(5–0, 0–1, 1–3)
 Czechoslovakia Nyköping
December 31, 1983 Switzerland   3 – 4
(1–1, 1–1, 1–2)
 West Germany Norrköping
December 31, 1983 United States  2 – 7
(0–0, 2–3, 0–4)
 Finland Nyköping
January 2, 1984 Canada  3 – 3
(0–0, 3–1, 0–0)
 Soviet Union Norrköping
January 2, 1984 Switzerland   4 – 12
(3-4, 1–4, 0–4)
 Finland Nyköping
January 2, 1984 Sweden  2 – 5
(1–2, 0–0, 1–3)
 Czechoslovakia Nyköping
January 2, 1984 West Germany  2 – 10
(0–5, 2–5, 0–0)
 United States Norrköping
January 3, 1984 Czechoslovakia  6 – 4
(1–2, 1–1, 4–1)
 Canada Nyköping
January 3, 1984 Finland  8 – 2
(1–0, 5–0, 2–2)
 West Germany Nyköping
January 3, 1984 Soviet Union  8 – 2
(1–1, 4–0, 3–1)
 Sweden Norrköping
January 3, 1984 Switzerland   3 – 12
(1–2, 0–5, 2–5)
 United States Norrköping

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Raimo Helminen  Finland 11 13 24
2 Petr Rosol  Czechoslovakia 10 5 15
3 Aleksandr Chernykh  Soviet Union 7 7 14
4 Russ Courtnall  Canada 7 6 13
5 Nikolai Borschevsky  Soviet Union 6 7 13

Tournament awards[edit]

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender United States Allan Perry Soviet Union Evgeny Belosheikin
Defencemen Soviet Union Alexei Gusarov Soviet Union Alexei Gusarov
Czechoslovakia František Musil
Forwards Finland Raimo Helminen Czechoslovakia Petr Rosol
Finland Raimo Helminen
Soviet Union Nikolai Borschevsky

Pool B[edit]

The second tier was contested from March 19–25, in Caen, France. Eight teams were divided into two round robin groups where the top two, and bottom two, graduated to meet there respective opponents in a final round robin. Results between competitors who migrated together were carried forward.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Austria 3 3 0 0 15 10 6
 Norway 3 2 1 0 22 11 4
 France 3 1 2 0 19 17 2
 Romania 3 0 3 0 9 27 0
Norway  11 – 2
(4–0, 3–0, 4–2)
 Romania Caen
France  4 – 5
(1–2, 3–2, 0–1)
 Austria Caen
Romania  2 – 4
(1–1, 1–0, 0–3)
 Austria Caen
France  3 – 7
(3–5, 0–2, 0–0)
 Norway Caen
Norway  4 – 6
(1–1, 0–3, 3–2)
 Austria Caen
France  12 – 5
(3–1, 5–2, 4–2)
 Romania Caen

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Poland 3 2 0 1 20 12 5
 Japan 3 1 0 2 22 13 4
 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 13 15 3
 Denmark 3 0 3 0 4 19 0
Poland  8 – 4
(4–0, 4–2, 0–2)
 Netherlands Caen
Japan  10 – 1
(2–1, 6–0, 2–0)
 Denmark Caen
Netherlands  6 - 6
(3–1, 1-4, 2–1)
 Japan Caen
Poland  6 – 2
(3-1, 1–1, 2–0)
 Denmark Caen
Denmark  1 – 3
 Netherlands Caen
Japan  6 - 6
(1–1, 4–3, 1–2)
 Poland Caen

Final Round[edit]

Promotion Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Poland Austria Japan Norway
 Poland 3 2 0 1 15 12 5 4 - 2 6 - 6 5 - 4
 Austria 3 2 1 0 13 11 4 2 - 4 5 - 3 6 - 4
 Japan 3 1 1 1 14 14 3 6 - 6 3 - 5 5 - 3
 Norway 3 0 3 0 11 16 0 4 - 5 4 - 6 3 - 5

Poland was promoted to Pool A for 1985.

Relegation Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Netherlands France Romania Denmark
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 12 6 6 6 - 4 3 - 1 3 - 1
 France 3 2 1 0 21 13 4 4 - 6 12 - 5 5 - 2
 Romania 3 1 2 0 11 18 2 1 - 3 5 - 12 5 - 3
 Denmark 3 0 3 0 6 13 0 1 - 3 2 - 5 3 - 5

Denmark was Demoted to Pool C for 1985.

Pool C[edit]

This year, Pool C used the same format as Pool B. It was played in Varese Italy from March 25 to 31. Seven countries participated along with a second Italian team that received no official ranking. British and Spanish junior teams made their debut this year.

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Hungary Bulgaria Belgium Italy
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 19 6 5 3 - 3 6 - 2 10 - 1
 Bulgaria 3 2 0 1 13 6 5 3 - 3 5 - 3 5 - 0
 Belgium 3 1 2 0 9 13 2 2 - 6 3 - 5 4 - 2
Italy ItalyB 3 0 3 0 3 19 0 1 - 10 0 - 5 2 - 4
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Italy Spain United Kingdom Australia
 Italy 3 2 0 1 30 8 5 2 - 2 12 - 4 16 - 2
 Spain 3 2 0 1 14 9 5 2 - 2 7 - 3 5 - 4
 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 14 24 2 4 - 12 3 - 7 7 - 5
 Australia 3 0 3 0 11 28 0 2 - 16 4 - 5 5 - 7

Final Round[edit]

Promotion Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Italy Bulgaria Hungary Spain
 Italy 3 2 0 1 13 8 5 3 - 1 8 - 5 2 - 2
 Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 14 9 3 1 - 3 3 - 3 10 - 3
 Hungary 3 1 1 1 18 15 3 5 - 8 3 - 3 10 - 4
 Spain 3 0 2 1 11 16 1 2 - 2 3 - 10 4 - 10

Italy was promoted to Pool B for 1985.

Consolation Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Belgium United Kingdom Australia Italy
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 21 7 6 9 - 2 8 - 3 4 - 2
 Great Britain 3 2 1 0 15 17 4 2 - 9 7 - 5 6 - 3
 Australia 3 1 2 0 13 16 2 3 - 8 5 - 7 5 - 1
Italy ItalyB 3 0 3 0 6 15 0 2 - 4 3 - 6 1 - 5

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