1991 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1991 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates December 26 - January 4
Teams 8
Venue(s) (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Soviet Union
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 28
Goals scored 253 (9.04 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Doug Weight (21 points)
1990
1992

The 1991 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1991 WJHC) was the 15th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in various communities in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canada won its second consecutive gold medal, and fifth overall, while the Soviet Union won silver, and Czechoslovakia the bronze.

Final standings[edit]

The 1991 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 40 18 11
Silver medal icon.svg  Soviet Union 7 5 1 1 44 15 11
Bronze medal icon.svg  Czechoslovakia 7 5 2 0 44 19 10
4  United States 7 4 2 1 45 19 9
5  Finland 7 3 3 1 35 30 7
6  Sweden 7 3 4 0 32 29 6
7   Switzerland 7 1 6 0 5 48 2
8  Norway 7 0 7 0 8 75 0

Norway was relegated to Pool B for 1992.

Results[edit]

December 26, 1990 Canada  6 – 0
  Switzerland Saskatoon
December 26, 1990 Czechoslovakia  11 – 3
 Norway Rosetown
December 26, 1990 Finland  8 – 5
 Sweden Saskatoon
December 26, 1990 Soviet Union  4 – 2
 United States Prince Albert
December 27, 1990 Canada  4 – 4
 United States Saskatoon
December 27, 1990 Sweden  4 – 3
 Czechoslovakia Regina
December 28, 1990 Finland  7 – 1
  Switzerland Moose Jaw
December 28, 1990 Soviet Union  13 – 0
 Norway Saskatoon
December 29, 1990 Canada  10 – 1
 Norway Regina
December 29, 1990 Soviet Union  5 – 1
 Sweden Saskatoon
December 29, 1990 Czechoslovakia  10 – 0
  Switzerland Kindersley
December 29, 1990 United States  6 – 3
 Finland North Battleford
December 30, 1990 Canada  7 – 4
 Sweden Regina
December 30, 1990 Czechoslovakia  5 – 1
 United States Saskatoon
December 31, 1990 Finland  10 – 2
 Norway Saskatoon
December 31, 1990 Soviet Union  10 – 1
  Switzerland Yorkton
January 1, 1991 Canada  5 – 1
 Finland Saskatoon
January 1, 1991 United States  19 – 1
 Norway Regina
January 1, 1991 Sweden  6 – 1
  Switzerland Saskatoon
January 1, 1991 Soviet Union  5 – 3
 Czechoslovakia Regina
January 2, 1991 Czechoslovakia  6 – 5
 Canada Saskatoon
January 2, 1991 United States  5 – 2
 Sweden Humboldt
January 3, 1991 Soviet Union  5 – 5
 Finland Regina
January 3, 1991 Switzerland   2 – 1
 Norway Saskatoon
January 4, 1991 Canada  3 – 2
 Soviet Union Saskatoon
January 4, 1991 Sweden  10 – 0
 Norway Prince Albert
January 4, 1991 Czechoslovakia  6 – 1
 Finland Saskatoon
January 4, 1991 United States  8 – 0
  Switzerland Regina

Leading scorers[edit]

  GP G A Pts PIM
United States Doug Weight 11 10 21
Canada Eric Lindros 6 11 17
Soviet Union Pavel Bure 12 3 15
Czechoslovakia Martin Ručínský 9 5 14
Czechoslovakia Žigmund Pálffy 7 6 13

Tournament all-stars[edit]

Pool B[edit]

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Tychy and Oswiecim Poland from December 27 to January 5. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Germany Poland France Japan Romania Netherlands Austria Denmark
1  Germany 7 6 0 1 49 15 13 5 - 3 2 - 2 7 - 4 9 - 1 8 - 1 11 - 2 7 - 2
2  Poland 7 6 1 0 53 17 12 3 - 5 5 - 4 7 - 2 6 - 3 10 - 0 14 - 0 8 - 3
3  France 7 4 1 2 42 19 10 2 - 2 4 - 5 4 - 4 13 - 3 7 - 1 5 - 1 7 - 3
4  Japan 7 4 2 1 34 22 9 4 - 7 2 - 7 4 - 4 7 - 0 4 - 2 6 - 1 7 - 1
5  Romania 7 2 4 1 23 43 5 1 - 9 3 - 6 3 - 13 0 - 7 3 - 3 4 - 2 9 - 3
6  Netherlands 7 1 5 1 16 43 3 1 - 8 0 - 10 1 - 7 2 - 4 3 - 3 6 - 3 3 - 8
7  Austria 7 1 6 0 13 48 2 2 - 11 0 - 14 1 - 5 1 - 6 2 - 4 3 - 6 4 - 2
8  Denmark 7 1 6 0 22 45 2 2 - 7 3 - 8 3 - 7 1 - 7 3 - 9 8 - 3 2 - 4

Germany was promoted to Pool A and Denmark was relegated to Pool C for 1992.

Pool C[edit]

Eight teams contested the third tier this year in Belgrade Yugoslavia from December 27 to January 5. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games. Greece's national junior team made their debut this year.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS North Korea Italy Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia United Kingdom South Korea Bulgaria Hungary Greece
1  North Korea 7 6 1 0 50 18 12 4 - 3 1 - 9 4 - 2 5 - 2 10 - 1 6 - 1 20 - 0
2  Italy 7 6 1 0 57 11 12 3 - 4 6 - 2 5 - 2 5 - 1 8 - 1 9 - 0 21 - 1
3  Yugoslavia 7 5 1 1 77 21 11 9 - 1 2 - 6 5 - 2 7 - 7 13 - 2 8 - 2 33 - 1
4  Great Britain 7 4 3 0 45 20 8 2 - 4 2 - 5 2 - 5 3 - 2 5 - 1 9 - 3 22 - 0
5  South Korea 7 3 3 1 55 28 7 2 - 5 1 - 5 7 - 7 2 - 3 8 - 2 9 - 5 26 - 1
6  Bulgaria 7 2 5 0 34 48 4 1 - 10 1 - 8 2 - 13 1 - 5 2 - 8 5 - 3 22 - 1
7  Hungary 7 1 6 0 28 46 2 1 - 6 0 - 9 2 - 8 3 - 9 5 - 9 3 - 5 14 - 0
8  Greece 7 0 7 0 4 158 0 0 - 20 1 - 21 1 - 33 0 - 22 - 26 1 - 22 0 - 14

North Korea was promoted to Pool B for 1992.

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