1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1987 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Czechoslovakia
Dates December 26 - January 4
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Finland (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Sweden
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 27
Goals scored 268 (9.93 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Sweden Ulf Dahlén (15 points)
1986
1988

The 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1987 WJHC) was the 11th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Piešťany, Trenčín, Nitra, and Topoľčany, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). Finland captured its first World Junior gold medal. Czechoslovakia captured the silver, and Sweden the bronze. The tournament is most remembered, however, for how Sweden ended up with the bronze (and Canada ended up with no medal); see the next section for more details.

Punch-up in Piestany[edit]

Main article: Punch-up in Piestany

With 6:07 left in second period of the final game of the tournament between Canada and the Soviet Union, Pavel Kostichkin took a two-handed slash at Theoren Fleury, sparking a fight between the two; the USSR's Evgeny Davydov left the bench to assist Valeri Zelepukin in the fight, who was already playing the game with a separated shoulder, and was being pummeled by Canadian forward Mike Keane. Davydov's intervention sparked one of the most infamous bench-clearing brawls in international hockey history.

The officials, unable to break up the fight, walked off the ice and eventually tried shutting off the arena lights, but the brawl lasted for 20 minutes before the International Ice Hockey Federation declared the contest null and void. An emergency meeting was held following the brawl that ended with the delegates voting 7-1 to eject both teams from the tournament, with the sole dissenter being Canadian Dennis McDonald. The Canadian team, disgusted at what they perceived to be a conspiracy against them, chose to leave rather than stay for the end-of-tournament dinner, from which the Soviet team were banned.

While the Soviets were out of medal contention, Canada was playing for the gold medal, and were leading 4-2 at the time of the brawl (they needed to win by at least five goals to claim the gold). [1] Even had they lost the game, they were assured at least the bronze medal. Afterwards, Soviet hockey official Anatoly Kastriukov claimed that the hostilities were fueled by a Canadian trainer who he alleged had punched one of the Soviet assistant coaches in the stomach. Some Canadians maintained that the Soviets had started the brawl by leaving their bench first, and had deliberately done so with the intention of getting Canada ejected.

The ejections of the Canadian and Soviet teams had the retroactive effect of making the Finland-Czechoslovakia game (played earlier the same day) the gold medal game, while the Sweden-United States game became the bronze medal game, and the Poland-Switzerland game determined who was relegated.

Final standings[edit]

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1  Finland 7 5 1 1 45 23 11
2  Czechoslovakia 7 5 2 0 36 23 10
3  Sweden 7 4 2 1 45 11 9
4  United States 7 4 3 0 42 30 8
5  Poland 7 1 6 0 21 80 2
6   Switzerland 7 0 7 0 15 62 0
DSQ  Canada1 6 4 1 1 41 23 9
DSQ  Soviet Union1 6 2 3 1 27 18 5

  Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1988 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

1 The game between  Canada and the  Soviet Union was declared null and void, and is excluded from the final standings.

Results[edit]

December 26, 1986 Canada  6 – 4
  Switzerland Topolcany
December 26, 1986 Soviet Union  7 – 3
 Poland Trencin
December 26, 1986 Czechoslovakia  4 – 1
 Sweden Nitra
December 26, 1986 Finland  4 – 1
 United States Piestany
December 27, 1986 Canada  6 – 6
 Finland Trencin
December 27, 1986 Soviet Union  8 – 0
  Switzerland Piestany
December 27, 1986 Sweden  15 – 0
 Poland Topolcany
December 27, 1986 United States  8 – 2
 Czechoslovakia Nitra
December 29, 1986 Czechoslovakia  5 – 1
 Canada Nitra
December 29, 1986 Sweden  8 – 0
  Switzerland Piestany
December 29, 1986 United States  15 – 2
 Poland Trencin
December 29, 1986 Finland  5 – 4
 Soviet Union Topolcany
December 30, 1986 Canada  18 – 3
 Poland Nitra
December 30, 1986 Sweden  5 – 0
 Finland Piestany
December 30, 1986 United States  12 – 6
  Switzerland Topolcany
December 30, 1986 Czechoslovakia  5 – 3
 Soviet Union Trencin
January 1, 1987 Canada  6 – 2
 United States Piestany
January 1, 1987 Czechoslovakia  9 – 2
 Poland Topolcany
January 1, 1987 Finland  12 – 1
  Switzerland Trencin
January 1, 1987 Soviet Union  3 – 3
 Sweden Nitra
January 2, 1987 Canada  4 – 3
 Sweden Trencin
January 2, 1987 Czechoslovakia  8 – 1
  Switzerland Piestany
January 2, 1987 Finland  13 – 3
 Poland Nitra
January 2, 1987 United States  4 – 2
 Soviet Union Topolcany
January 4, 1987 Finland  5 – 3
 Czechoslovakia Nitra
January 4, 1987 Poland  8 – 3
  Switzerland Topolcany
January 4, 1987 Sweden  8 – 0
 United States Trencin
January 4, 1987 (1987-01-04) Canada  Game declared null and void
(3–1, 1–1, Not Played)
 Soviet Union Piestany

Leading scorers[edit]

  GP G A Pts PIM
Sweden Ulf Dahlén 7 8 15
Finland Teppo Kivela 6 6 12
Finland Jukka Seppo 3 9 12
Finland Janne Ojanen 2 10 12
Sweden Par Edlund 5 6 11
Sweden Roger Ohman 5 6 11
  • Canada and the USSR were disqualified the from final scoring standings; Canada's Pat Elynuik had 11 points.[1]

Tournament all-stars[edit]

Pool B[edit]

Took place from March 15 to 21 in Rouen France. Two groups of four played round robins, the top two and bottom two from the respective groups met up in two final round robins to determine placement. Teams did not replay opponents they were grouped with previously, their scores were carried forward to the final rounds.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS West Germany Japan France Romania
 West Germany 3 2 0 1 24 8 5 6 - 3 2 - 2 16 - 3
 Japan 3 2 1 0 17 14 4 3 - 6 3 - 1 11 - 7
 France 3 1 1 1 7 8 3 2 - 2 1 - 3 4 - 3
 Romania 3 0 3 0 13 31 0 3 - 16 7 - 11 3 - 4
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Norway Austria Netherlands Italy
 Norway 3 2 0 1 28 7 5 11 - 1 5 - 5 12 - 1
 Austria 3 1 1 1 11 19 3 1 - 11 6 - 4 4 - 4
 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 16 16 3 5 - 5 4 - 6 7 - 5
 Italy 3 0 2 1 10 23 1 1 - 12 4 - 4 5 - 7

Final Round[edit]

Promotion Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS West Germany Norway Japan Austria
 West Germany 3 3 0 0 30 6 6 13 - 3 6 - 3 11 - 0
 Norway 3 2 1 0 21 19 4 3 - 13 7 - 5 11 - 1
 Japan 3 1 2 0 14 16 2 3 - 6 5 - 7 6 - 3
 Austria 3 0 3 0 4 28 0 0 - 11 1 - 11 3 - 6

West Germany was promoted to Pool A for 1988.

Relegation Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS France Romania Netherlands Italy
 France 3 3 0 0 18 11 6 4 - 3 7 - 5 7 - 3
 Romania 3 2 1 0 15 9 4 3 - 4 7 - 4 5 - 1
 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 16 19 2 5 - 7 4 - 7 7 - 5
 Italy 3 0 3 0 9 19 0 3 - 7 1 - 5 5 - 7

Italy was Demoted to Pool C for 1988.

Pool C[edit]

Pool C was played in Esbjerg, Denmark from March 16 to 22.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Denmark United Kingdom Bulgaria Spain Australia
1  Yugoslavia 5 5 0 0 56 12 10 13 - 4 6 - 4 5 - 1 11 - 2 21 - 1
2  Denmark 5 4 1 0 44 24 8 4 - 13 11 - 4 8 - 3 7 - 3 14 - 1
3  Great Britain 5 3 2 0 25 21 6 4 - 6 4 - 11 4 - 2 6 - 2 7 - 0
4  Bulgaria 5 2 3 0 21 23 4 1 - 5 3 - 8 2 - 4 8 - 5 7 - 1
5  Spain 5 1 4 0 19 34 2 2 - 11 3 - 7 2 - 6 5 - 8 7 - 2
6  Australia 5 0 5 0 5 56 0 1 - 21 1 - 14 0 - 7 1 - 7 2 - 7

Yugoslavia was promoted to Pool B for 1988.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.passionhockey.com/hockeyarchives/U-20_1987.htm