1988 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1988 IIHF World U20 Championship
WJC 1988 logo.gif
Tournament details
Host country  Soviet Union
Dates December 26 - January 4
Teams 8
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Soviet Union
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 247 (8.82 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Soviet Union Alexander Mogilny (18 points)
1987
1989

The 1988 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships was the 12th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Moscow, Soviet Union. Canada and the Soviet Union won the gold and silver medals respectively as the two nations redeemed themselves following their mutual disqualification in the 1987 tournament as a result of the Punch-up in Piestany. Finland won the bronze medal.

Final standings[edit]

The 1988 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
1st  Canada 7 6 0 1 37 16 13
2nd  Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 44 18 12
3rd  Finland 7 5 1 1 36 20 11
4  Czechoslovakia 7 3 3 1 36 23 7
5  Sweden 7 3 3 1 36 24 7
6  United States 7 1 6 0 28 46 2
7  West Germany 7 1 6 0 18 47 2
8  Poland 7 1 6 0 12 53 2

Poland was relegated to Pool B for 1989.

Results[edit]

December 26, 1987 Canada  4 – 2
 Sweden
December 26, 1987 Soviet Union  6 – 4
 Czechoslovakia
December 26, 1987 Finland  6 – 0
 West Germany
December 26, 1987 Poland  4 – 3
 United States
December 28, 1987 Canada  4 – 2
 Czechoslovakia
December 28, 1987 Sweden  13 – 0
 Poland
December 28, 1987 Soviet Union  6 – 2
 Finland
December 28, 1987 United States  6 – 4
 West Germany
December 29, 1987 Finland  4 – 4
 Canada
December 29, 1987 Sweden  5 – 1
 West Germany
December 29, 1987 Czechoslovakia  6 – 1
 Poland
December 29, 1987 Soviet Union  7 – 3
 United States
December 31, 1987 Canada  5 – 4
 United States
December 31, 1987 Czechoslovakia  7 – 4
 West Germany
December 31, 1987 Soviet Union  4 – 2
 Sweden
December 31, 1987 Finland  9 – 1
 Poland
January 1, 1988 Canada  3 – 2
 Soviet Union
January 1, 1988 West Germany  6 – 3
 Poland
January 1, 1988 Czechoslovakia  5 – 5
 Sweden
January 1, 1988 Finland  8 – 6
 United States
January 3, 1988 Canada  8 – 1
 West Germany
January 3, 1988 Finland  5 – 2
 Sweden
January 3, 1988 Soviet Union  7 – 2
 Poland
January 3, 1988 Czechoslovakia  11 – 1
 United States
January 4, 1988 Canada  9 – 1
 Poland
January 4, 1988 Soviet Union  12 – 2
 West Germany
January 4, 1988 Finland  2 – 1
 Czechoslovakia
January 4, 1988 Sweden  7 – 5
 United States

Leading scorers[edit]

  GP G A Pts PIM
Soviet Union Alexander Mogilny 9 9 18
Sweden Thomas Sjögren 6 9 15
Sweden Ola Rosander 9 5 14
Soviet Union Sergei Fedorov 5 7 12
Finland Janne Ojanen 6 5 11

Tournament All-Star Team[edit]

Pool B[edit]

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Sapporo Japan from March 12 to 21. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Norway Romania Switzerland Japan France Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Netherlands Austria
1  Norway 7 5 2 0 38 18 10 8 - 0 3 - 2 3 - 4 8 - 2 6 - 7 5 - 1 5 -2
2  Romania 7 5 2 0 24 27 10 0 - 8 4 - 2 3 - 2 3 - 6 5 - 4 3 - 1 6 - 4
3   Switzerland 7 4 2 1 34 23 9 2 - 3 2 - 4 1 - 1 6 - 5 6 - 5 9 - 2 8 - 3
4  Japan 7 3 2 2 34 27 8 4 - 3 2 - 3 1 - 1 7 - 1 6 - 8 4 - 4 10 - 7
5  France 7 4 3 0 31 36 8 2 - 8 6 - 3 5 - 6 1 - 7 7 - 6 7 - 5 3 - 1
6  Yugoslavia 7 3 3 1 37 36 7 7 - 6 4 - 5 5 - 6 8 - 6 6 - 7 2 - 2 5 - 4
7  Netherlands 7 0 4 3 20 35 3 1 - 5 1 - 3 2 - 9 4 - 4 5 - 7 2 - 2 5 - 5
8  Austria 7 0 6 1 26 42 1 2 - 5 4 - 6 3 - 8 7 - 10 1 - 3 4 - 5 5 - 5

Norway was promoted to Pool A and Austria was relegated to Pool C for 1989.

Pool C[edit]

Eight teams contested the third tier this year in Belluno and Feltre, Italy from March 18 to 27. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games. The North Korean juniors debuted this year.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Denmark Italy Bulgaria United Kingdom Spain Hungary North Korea Belgium
1  Denmark 7 7 0 0 59 11 14 6 - 2 3 - 2 9 - 2 19 - 0 4 - 2 5 - 3 13 - 0
2  Italy 7 6 1 0 27 17 12 2 - 6 4 - 1 6 - 4 4 - 2 3 - 2 3 - 2 5 - 0
3  Bulgaria 7 5 2 0 39 16 10 2 - 3 1 - 4 7 - 3 8 - 1 10 - 0 8 - 4 3 - 1
4  Great Britain 7 3 3 1 21 27 7 2 - 9 4 - 6 3 - 7 4 - 1 3 - 1 2 - 2 3 - 1
5  Spain 7 2 4 1 19 45 5 0 - 19 2 - 4 1 - 8 1 - 4 6 - 2 5 - 5 4 - 3
6  Hungary 7 2 5 0 14 28 4 2 - 4 2 - 3 0 - 10 1 - 3 2 - 6 4 - 1 3 - 1
7  North Korea 7 1 4 2 20 29 4 3 - 5 2 - 3 4 - 8 2 - 2 5 - 5 1 - 4 3 - 2
8  Belgium 7 0 7 0 8 34 0 0 - 13 0 - 5 1 - 3 1 - 3 3 - 4 1 - 3 2 - 3

Denmark was initially promoted to Pool B for 1989, however because they used an ineligble player, a challenge series with Italy was played the following December to determine promotion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/3572/la_id/1.htm
  2. ^ http://www.passionhockey.com/hockeyarchives/U-20_1989.htm