1990 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1990 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Finland
Dates December 26 - January 4
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Soviet Union
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 261 (9.32 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Czechoslovakia Robert Reichel (21 points)
1989
1991

The 1990 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1990 WJHC) was the 14th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held mainly in Helsinki, Finland. Canada won the gold medal, its fourth world junior championship, while the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia won silver and bronze, respectively.

Final standings[edit]

The 1990 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 1 1 36 18 11
Silver medal icon.svg  Soviet Union 7 5 1 1 50 23 11
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia 7 5 2 0 51 17 10
4  Finland 7 4 2 1 32 21 9
5  Sweden 7 4 2 1 38 29 9
6  Norway 7 2 5 0 25 51 4
7  United States 7 1 6 0 22 37 2
8  Poland 7 0 7 0 7 65 0

Poland was relegated to Pool B for 1991.

Results[edit]

December 26, 1989 Canada  3 – 2
 United States Turku
December 26, 1989 Soviet Union  11 – 0
 Poland Kerava
December 26, 1989 Sweden  4 – 3
 Norway Kauniainen
December 26, 1989 Czechoslovakia  7 – 1
 Finland Helsinki
December 27, 1989 Soviet Union  12 – 2
 Norway Kauniainen
December 27, 1989 Czechoslovakia  7 – 1
 United States Helsinki
December 28, 1989 Canada  12 – 0
 Poland Kauniainen
December 28, 1989 Finland  5 – 2
 Sweden Turku
December 29, 1989 Canada  6 – 3
 Norway Kerava
December 29, 1989 Soviet Union  3 – 2
 Finland Turku
December 29, 1989 Czechoslovakia  11 – 1
 Poland Kauniainen
December 29, 1989 Sweden  6 – 5
 United States Helsinki
December 30, 1989 Czechoslovakia  13 – 2
 Norway Kauniainen
December 30, 1989 Soviet Union  7 – 3
 United States Helsinki
December 31, 1989 Canada  3 – 3
 Finland Helsinki
December 31, 1989 Sweden  14 – 0
 Poland Turku
January 1, 1990 Canada  6 – 4
 Soviet Union Helsinki
January 1, 1990 Czechoslovakia  7 – 2
 Sweden Turku
January 1, 1990 Finland  8 – 2
 Norway Helsinki
January 1, 1990 United States  3 – 2
 Poland Kerava
January 2, 1990 Soviet Union  8 – 5
 Czechoslovakia Helsinki
January 2, 1990 Norway  6 – 5
 United States Kerava
January 3, 1990 Sweden  5 – 4
 Canada Helsinki
January 3, 1990 Finland  7 – 1
 Poland Helsinki
January 4, 1990 Canada  2 – 1
 Czechoslovakia Turku
January 4, 1990 Soviet Union  5 - 5
 Sweden Helsinki
January 4, 1990 Norway  7 – 3
 Poland Turku
January 4, 1990 Finland  6 – 3
 United States Helsinki

Leading scorers[edit]

  GP G A Pts PIM
Czechoslovakia Robert Reichel 10 11 21
Czechoslovakia Jaromír Jágr 5 13 18
Canada David Chyzowski 9 4 13
Sweden Patric Englund 9 2 11
Czechoslovakia Bobby Holík 6 5 11

Tournament all-stars[edit]

Pool B[edit]

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Bad Tolz West Germany from March 26 to April 4. 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 West Germany Japan Denmark France Austria Romania Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1   Switzerland 7 6 1 0 48 14 12 3 - 0 8 - 4 7 - 1 4 - 6 9 - 2 6 - 1 11 - 0
2  West Germany 7 6 1 0 35 12 12 0 - 3 5 - 2 4 - 2 5 - 2 4 - 0 11 - 1 6 - 2
3  Japan 7 4 2 1 38 33 9 4 - 8 2 - 5 5 - 3 5 - 4 9 - 2 6 - 4 7 - 7
4  Denmark 7 2 3 2 26 31 6 1 - 7 2 - 4 3 - 5 6 - 2 4 - 4 5 - 5 5 - 4
5  France 7 3 4 0 39 30 6 6 - 4 2 - 5 4 - 5 2 - 6 11 - 2 4 - 5 10 - 3
6  Austria 7 2 4 1 20 43 5 2 - 9 0 - 4 2 - 9 4 - 4 2 - 11 3 - 2 7 - 4
7  Romania 7 2 4 1 27 39 5 1 - 6 1 - 11 4 - 6 5 - 5 5 - 4 2 - 3 9 - 4
8  Yugoslavia 7 0 6 1 24 55 1 0 - 11 2 - 6 7 - 7 4 - 5 3 - 10 4 - 7 4 - 9

Switzerland was promoted to Pool A and Yugoslavia was relegated to Pool C for 1991.

Pool C[edit]

Pool C was contested by seven teams in Eindhoven Netherlands from March 16 to 25. The South Korean juniors made their debut this year.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Netherlands North Korea Italy Bulgaria South Korea United Kingdom Hungary
1  Netherlands 6 5 1 0 40 17 10 3 - 4 4 - 3 6 - 2 11 - 4 7 - 2 9 - 2
2  North Korea 6 4 1 1 27 14 9 4 - 3 3 - 1 4 - 4 10 - 1 2 - 3 4 - 2
3  Italy 6 4 2 0 34 11 8 3 - 4 1 - 3 6 - 1 6 - 0 7- 1 11 - 2
4  Bulgaria 6 3 2 1 26 30 7 2 - 6 4 - 4 1 - 6 7 - 6 3 - 2 9 - 6
5  South Korea 6 2 4 0 24 40 4 4 - 11 1 - 10 0 - 6 6 - 7 6 - 4 7 - 2
6  Great Britain 6 2 4 0 18 30 4 2 - 7 3 - 2 1 - 7 2 - 3 4 - 6 6 - 5
7  Hungary 6 0 6 0 19 46 0 2 - 9 2 - 4 2 - 11 6 - 9 2 - 7 5 - 6

The Netherlands was promoted to Pool B for 1991.

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