1985 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1985 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Finland
Dates December 23 - January 1
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Soviet Union
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 234 (8.36 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Finland Esa Keskinen (20 points)
1984
1986

The 1985 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1985 WJHC) was the ninth edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held mainly in Turku and Helsinki, Finland. Canada won the gold medal, its second championship, Czechoslovakia silver and the Soviet Union bronze.

Final standings[edit]

The 1985 tournament was a round-robin format, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Gold medal icon.svg  Canada 7 5 0 2 44 14 12
Silver medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia 7 5 0 2 32 13 12
Bronze medal icon.svg  Soviet Union 7 5 2 0 38 17 10
4  Finland 7 4 1 2 42 20 10
5  Sweden 7 3 4 0 32 26 6
6  United States 7 2 5 0 23 37 4
7  West Germany 7 0 6 1 9 44 1
8  Poland 7 0 6 1 10 59 1

Poland was relegated to Pool B for 1986.

Results[edit]

December 23, 1984 Canada  8 – 2
 Sweden Helsinki
December 23, 1984 Soviet Union  10 – 0
 Poland Vantaa
December 23, 1984 Finland  9 – 0
 West Germany Turku
December 23, 1984 Czechoslovakia  9 – 1
 United States Turku
December 25, 1984 Canada  12 – 1
 Poland Turku
December 25, 1984 Soviet Union  12 – 1
 West Germany Vantaa
December 25, 1984 Czechoslovakia  4 – 3
 Sweden Helsinki
December 25, 1984 Finland  7 – 4
 United States Turku
December 26, 1984 Canada  6 – 0
 West Germany Helsinki
December 26, 1984 Czechoslovakia  6 – 2
 Poland Espoo
December 26, 1984 Finland  5 – 3
 Sweden Turku
December 26, 1984 Soviet Union  4 – 2
 United States Turku
December 28, 1984 Canada  7 – 5
 United States Turku
December 28, 1984 Soviet Union  5 – 1
 Sweden Turku
December 28, 1984 Czechoslovakia  7 – 3
 West Germany Vantaa
December 28, 1984 Finland  11 – 2
 Poland Helsinki
December 29, 1984 Canada  5 – 0
 Soviet Union Turku
December 29, 1984 Sweden  11 – 0
 Poland Turku
December 29, 1984 Czechoslovakia  1 – 1
 Finland Helsinki
December 29, 1984 United States  2 – 1
 West Germany Helsinki
December 31, 1984 Finland  4 – 4
 Canada Helsinki
December 31, 1984 Sweden  5 – 1
 West Germany Turku
December 31, 1984 Czechoslovakia  3 – 1
 Soviet Union Turku
December 31, 1984 United States  6 – 2
 Poland
January 1, 1985 Canada  2 – 2
 Czechoslovakia Helsinki
January 1, 1985 Poland  3 – 3
 West Germany Vantaa
January 1, 1985 Soviet Union  6 – 5
 Finland Helsinki
January 1, 1985 Sweden  7 – 3
 United States Vantaa

Leading scorers[edit]

  GP G A Pts PIM
Finland Esa Keskinen 6 14 20
Canada Brian Bradley 9 5 14
Finland Esa Tikkanen 7 7 14
Sweden Peter Andersson 4 10 14
Finland Mikko Mäkelä 11 2 13

Tournament all-stars[edit]

Pool B[edit]

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Sapporo Japan from March 15 to 24. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Switzerland Netherlands Japan Austria Norway Italy Romania France
1   Switzerland 7 7 0 0 58 22 14 5 - 4 5 - 3 20 - 7 6 - 1 7 - 1 8 - 6 7 -0
2  Netherlands 7 5 1 1 47 14 11 4 - 5 4 - 4 8 - 1 5 - 1 7 - 1 7 - 1 12 - 1
3  Japan 7 4 2 1 34 23 9 3 - 5 4 - 4 10 - 3 3 - 1 5 - 2 3 - 5 6 - 3
4  Austria 7 3 3 1 30 53 7 7 - 20 1 - 8 3 - 10 5 - 5 3 - 2 7 - 6 4 - 2
5  Norway 7 2 4 1 23 28 5 1 - 6 1 - 5 1 - 3 5 - 5 1 - 2 7 - 1 7 - 6
6  Italy 7 2 5 0 14 28 4 1 - 7 1 - 7 2 - 5 2 - 3 2 - 1 5 - 3 1 - 2
7  Romania 7 1 5 1 27 42 3 6 - 8 1 - 7 5 - 3 6 - 7 1 - 7 3 - 5 5 - 5
8  France 7 1 5 1 19 42 3 0 - 7 1 - 12 3 - 6 2 - 4 6 - 7 2 - 1 5 - 5

Switzerland was promoted to Pool A and France was relegated to Pool C for 1986.

Pool C[edit]

This tournament took place in Belgium from February 22 to 27.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Bulgaria Hungary Belgium Denmark United Kingdom Spain
1  Bulgaria 5 5 0 0 28 17 10 3 - 2 11 - 9 5 - 1 4 - 1 5 - 4
2  Hungary 5 4 1 0 35 12 8 2 - 3 6 - 1 10 - 2 11 - 2 6 - 4
3  Belgium 5 2 2 1 32 27 5 9 - 11 1 - 6 5 - 5 11 - 1 6 - 4
4  Denmark [A] 5 2 2 1 20 24 5 1 - 5 2 - 10 5 - 5 8 - 1 4 - 3
5  Great Britain 5 1 4 0 10 37 2 1 - 4 2 - 11 1 - 11 1 - 8 5 - 3
6  Spain 5 0 5 0 18 26 0 4 - 5 4 - 6 4 - 6 3 - 4 3 - 5

Bulgaria was promoted to Pool B for 1986.

^ A. While Total Hockey lists Denmark in their standings, passionhockey.com states that this was a Netherlands team that does not count in the standings.

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