2000 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2000 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates December 25, 1999 –
January 4, 2000
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Czech Republic (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Canada
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 35
Goals scored 218 (6.23 per match)
Attendance 41,693 (1,191 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Sweden Henrik Sedin
(13 points)
1999
2001

The 2000 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred as the 2000 World Junior Hockey Championships (2000 WJHC), was the 24th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was hosted in Skellefteå and Umeå, Sweden from December 25, 1999 to January 4, 2000. The Czech Republic won the gold medal with a 1–0 shootout victory over Russia in the championship game, while Canada won the bronze medal with a 4–3 shootout victory over the United States.

Venues[edit]

Skellefteå Kraft Arena
Capacity: 6,000
Umeå Arena
Capacity: 6,000
Skellefteå Kraft Arena 080718.jpg Umeå Arena 100415.jpg
 SwedenSkellefteå  SwedenUmeå

Pool A[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 12 7 6
 Canada 4 2 2 0 9 5 6
 United States 4 1 2 1 5 6 4
 Finland 4 1 1 2 8 9 3
 Slovakia 4 0 1 3 4 11 1

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

December 25, 1999
15:30
Czech Republic  5 – 2
(1–1, 1–0, 3–1)
 Slovakia Skellefteå
Attendance: 1,185
December 25, 1999
19:30
Finland  2 – 3
(0–1, 0–2, 2–0)
 Canada Skellefteå
Attendance: 457
December 26, 1999
15:30
Czech Republic  2 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
 United States Skellefteå
Attendance: 374
December 26, 1999
19:30
Slovakia  1 – 1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–1)
 Finland Skellefteå
Attendance: 398
December 28, 1999
15:30
Slovakia  0 – 1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 United States Skellefteå
Attendance: 472
December 28, 1999
19:30
Canada  1 – 1
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
 Czech Republic Skellefteå
Attendance: 997
December 29, 1999
15:30
United States  1 – 3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
 Finland Skellefteå
Attendance: 582
December 29, 1999
19:30
Canada  4 – 1
(3–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 Slovakia Skellefteå
Attendance: 513
December 31, 1999
12:00
Finland  2 – 4
(0–0, 1–1, 1–3)
 Czech Republic Skellefteå
Attendance: 423
December 31, 1999
16:00
United States  1 – 1
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 Canada Skellefteå
Attendance: 596

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Russia 4 4 0 0 30 4 8
 Sweden 4 3 0 1 27 8 6
 Switzerland 4 2 0 2 13 16 4
 Kazakhstan 4 1 0 3 7 34 2
 Ukraine 4 0 0 4 6 21 0

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

December 25, 1999
15:30
Switzerland  6 – 2
(2–1, 3–0, 1–1)
 Ukraine Umeå
Attendance: 934
December 25, 1999
19:30
Russia  14 – 1
(4–1, 4–0, 6–0)
 Kazakhstan Umeå
Attendance: 848
December 26, 1999
15:30
Switzerland  1 – 7
(1–1, 0–2, 0–4)
 Sweden Umeå
Attendance: 2,838
December 26, 1999
19:30
Ukraine  1 – 4
(0–0, 0–2, 1–2)
 Russia Umeå
Attendance: 489
December 28, 1999
15:30
Ukraine  1 – 6
(0–3, 0–1, 1–2)
 Sweden Umeå
Attendance: 2,058
December 28, 1999
19:30
Kazakhstan  0 – 5
(0–4, 0–0, 0–1)
 Switzerland Umeå
Attendance: 839
December 29, 1999
15:30
Sweden  1 – 5
(0–2, 0–2, 1–1)
 Russia Umeå
Attendance: 4,450
December 29, 1999
19:30
Kazakhstan  5 – 2
(1–0, 1–0, 3–2)
 Ukraine Umeå
Attendance: 356
December 31, 1999
12:00
Russia  7 – 1
(1–0, 3–0, 3–1)
 Switzerland Umeå
Attendance: 329
December 31, 1999
16:00
Sweden  13 – 1
(3–1, 6–0, 4–0)
 Kazakhstan Umeå
Attendance: 511

Relegation round[edit]

January 2, 2000
16:00
Slovakia  1 – 3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
 Ukraine Skellefteå
Attendance: 2,745
January 4, 2000
12:00
Ukraine  1 – 5
(0–0, 1–2, 0–3)
 Slovakia Umeå
Attendance: 301

10-minute tie break game[edit]

January 4, 2000
14:15
Ukraine  0 – 1 GWS
(0–0, 0/3–2/3)
 Slovakia Umeå
Attendance: 301

 Ukraine was relegated to Division I for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  B1   Russia 4  
A4   Finland 0  
  B1   Russia 3  
  A2   Canada 2  
A2   Canada 8
  B3   Switzerland 3  
    B1   Russia 0
  A1   Czech Republic 1
  B2   Sweden 1  
A3   United States 5  
  A3   United States 1 Bronze medal game
  A1   Czech Republic 4  
A1   Czech Republic 6 A2   Canada 4
  B4   Kazakhstan 3   A3   United States 3

Shootout victory.

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

Quarterfinals[edit]

January 1, 2000
14:00
Canada  8 – 3
(3–0, 4–2, 1–1)
 Switzerland Skellefteå
Attendance: 432
January 1, 2000
14:00
Sweden  1 – 5
(1–1, 0–1, 0–3)
 United States Umeå
Attendance: 2,171
January 1, 2000
18:00
Czech Republic  6 – 3
(3–0, 2–3, 1–0)
 Kazakhstan Skellefteå
Attendance: 386
January 1, 2000
18:00
Russia  4 – 0
(3–0, 1–0, 0–0)
 Finland Umeå
Attendance: 521

Consolation round[edit]

January 3, 2000
15:30
Switzerland  5 – 2
(1–0, 3–1, 1–1)
 Finland Umeå
Attendance: 359
January 3, 2000
19:30
Kazakhstan  2 – 12
(0–3, 1–7, 1–2)
 Sweden Umeå
Attendance: 946

Semifinals[edit]

January 3, 2000
15:30
United States  1 – 4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
 Czech Republic Skellefteå
Attendance: 2,848
January 3, 2000
19:30
Russia  3 – 2
(0–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 Canada Skellefteå
Attendance: 3,215

7th place game[edit]

January 4, 2000
15:00
Finland  9 – 1
(3–0, 2–0, 4–1)
 Kazakhstan Umeå
Attendance: 306

5th place game[edit]

January 4, 2000
19:00
Sweden  5 – 2
(1–2, 2–0, 2–0)
 Switzerland Umeå
Attendance: 872

Bronze medal game[edit]

January 4, 2000
14:00
3rd Canada  4 – 3 GWS
(0–1, 1–1, 2–1, 0–0, 3/3–1/3)
 United States Skellefteå
Attendance: 2,784

Gold medal game[edit]

January 4, 2000
19:00
2nd Russia  0 – 1 GWS
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1/3–2/3)
 Czech Republic 1st Skellefteå
Attendance: 3,857

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Henrik Sedin  Sweden F 7 4 9 13 6 +9
2 Milan Kraft  Czech Republic F 7 5 7 12 0 +8
3 Daniel Sedin  Sweden F 7 6 4 10 0 +8
4 Brandon Reid  Canada F 7 4 5 9 4 +3
5 Evgueni Mouratov  Russia F 7 6 2 8 4 +8
6 Alexei Tereschenko  Russia F 7 3 5 8 2 +6
7 Erik Lewerström  Sweden D 7 3 5 8 14 +2
8 Alexandre Riazentsev  Russia D 7 2 6 8 2 +10
9 David Nyström  Sweden F 7 2 6 8 2 +6
10 Oleg Smirnov  Russia F 7 2 6 8 2 +7

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Minimum 40% of team's ice time.

Rank Player Country TOI SOG GA GAA Saves Sv % SO
1 Ilya Bryzgalov  Russia 234:04 105 3 0.77 102 97.14 1
2 Alexei Volkov  Russia 185:11 81 4 1.30 77 95.06 0
3 Zdeněk Šmíd  Czech Republic 420:00 182 11 1.57 171 93.96 1
4 Maxime Ouellet  Canada 360:00 181 11 1.83 170 93.92 0
5 Rick DiPietro  United States 298:57 138 9 1.81 129 93.48 1

Tournament awards[edit]

Goaltender Defencemen Forwards
IIHF Directorate Awards United States Rick DiPietro Russia Alexander Ryazantsev Czech Republic Milan Kraft
Media All-Star Team United States Rick DiPietro Canada Mathieu Biron Russia Alexander Ryazantsev Czech Republic Milan Kraft Russia Evgeny Muratov Russia Alexei Tereschenko

Final standings[edit]

Team
1st  Czech Republic
2nd  Russia
3rd  Canada
4  United States
5  Sweden
6  Switzerland
7  Finland
8  Kazakhstan
9  Slovakia
10  Ukraine

Pool B[edit]

The following teams took part in the Pool B tournament. This group played in Minsk, Belarus between December 13 and December 19, 1999.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Belarus 3 2 1 0 7 3 5
 Germany 3 2 0 1 9 6 4
 Italy 3 1 1 1 4 5 3
 Latvia 3 0 0 3 2 8 0
Germany  4 – 2
 Italy
Belarus  3 – 1
 Latvia
Germany  3 – 0
 Latvia
Belarus  0 – 0
 Italy
Italy  2 – 1
 Latvia
Belarus  4 – 2
 Germany

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 France 3 2 1 0 11 8 5
 Norway 3 2 0 1 14 8 4
 Poland 3 1 1 1 13 12 3
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 10 20 0
France  4 – 3
 Denmark
Norway  5 – 1
 Poland
Norway  7 – 3
 Denmark
France  3 – 3
 Poland
Poland  9 – 4
 Denmark
France  4 – 2
 Norway

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Poland 3 2 1 0 13 7 5
 Italy 3 1 1 1 4 6 3
 Latvia 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
 Denmark 3 1 0 2 11 14 2
Carried forward from Poland  9 – 4
 Denmark
preliminary round Italy  2 – 1
 Latvia
Poland  3 – 2
 Latvia
Denmark  4 – 1
 Italy
Italy  1 – 1
 Poland
Latvia  4 – 3
 Denmark

 Denmark was relegated to Division II for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Belarus 3 3 0 0 17 9 6
 Germany 3 2 0 1 8 5 4
 France 3 1 0 2 8 15 2
 Norway 3 0 0 3 6 10 0
Carried forward from France  4 – 2
 Norway
preliminary round Belarus  4 – 2
 Germany
Germany  4 – 0
 France
Belarus  4 – 3
 Norway
Germany  2 – 1
 Norway
Belarus  9 – 4
 France

 Belarus was promoted to the Top Division for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Pool C[edit]

The following teams took part in the Pool C tournament. This group played in Nagano, Japan between December 30, 1999 and January 3, 2000.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Austria 3 3 0 0 31 5 6
 Hungary 3 2 0 1 14 18 4
 Estonia 3 0 1 2 10 19 1
 Yugoslavia 3 0 1 2 7 20 1
Austria  8 – 2
 Estonia
Hungary  6 – 1
 Yugoslavia
Hungary  6 – 3
 Estonia
Austria  9 – 1
 Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia  5 – 5
 Estonia
Austria  14 – 2
 Hungary

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Slovenia 3 2 1 0 12 7 5
 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 9 7 4
 Japan 3 1 1 1 11 9 3
 Lithuania 3 0 0 3 6 15 0
Slovenia  5 – 1
 Lithuania
Japan  2 – 2
 Great Britain
Slovenia  3 – 3
 Great Britain
Japan  6 – 3
 Lithuania
Great Britain  4 – 2
 Lithuania
Slovenia  4 – 3
 Japan

Final round[edit]

All times local (JST/UTC+9).

7th place game[edit]

January 3, 2000
10:00
Lithuania  5 – 1
(3–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 Yugoslavia Big Hat
Attendance: 315

 Yugoslavia was relegated to Division III for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

5th place game[edit]

January 3, 2000
13:00
Japan  9 – 1
(2–0, 0–1, 7–0)
 Estonia Big Hat
Attendance: 911

3rd place game[edit]

January 3, 2000
16:00
Hungary  2 – 7
(1–4, 1–2, 0–1)
 Great Britain Big Hat
Attendance: 676

1st place game[edit]

January 3, 2000
19:00
Slovenia  2 – 6
(0–1, 0–1, 2–4)
 Austria Big Hat
Attendance: 733

 Austria was promoted to Division I for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Pool D[edit]

The following teams took part in the Pool D tournament. This group played in Mexico City, Mexico between January 9 and January 15, 2000.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts Croatia South Africa Bulgaria
 Croatia 2 2 0 0 35 2 4 13 - 1 22 - 1
 South Africa 2 1 0 1 13 14 2 1 - 13 12 - 1
 Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 2 34 0 1 - 22 1 - 12

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts Netherlands Mexico Iceland
 Netherlands 2 2 0 0 24 1 4 10 - 0 14 - 1
 Mexico 2 1 0 1 8 13 2 0 - 10 8 - 3
 Iceland 2 0 0 2 4 22 0 1 - 14 3 - 8

Group C[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts Romania Spain Australia
 Romania 2 2 0 0 24 5 4 6 - 3 18 - 2
 Spain 2 1 0 1 8 9 2 3 - 6 5 - 3
 Australia 2 0 0 2 5 23 0 2 - 18 3 - 5

Final round[edit]

Places 7 to 9[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts Australia Bulgaria Iceland
 Australia 2 2 0 0 16 6 4 8 - 2 8 - 4
 Bulgaria 2 1 0 1 9 9 2 2 - 8 7 - 1
 Iceland 2 0 0 2 5 15 0 4 - 8 1 - 7

 Iceland was relegated to Division III Qualification for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Places 4 to 6[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts Spain Mexico South Africa
 Spain 2 2 0 0 16 6 4 10 - 2 6 - 4
 Mexico 2 1 0 1 5 11 2 2 - 10 3 - 1
 South Africa 2 0 0 2 5 9 0 4 - 6 1 - 3

Places 1 to 3[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts Croatia Romania Netherlands
 Croatia 2 2 0 0 12 8 4 6 - 4 6 - 4
 Romania 2 1 0 1 9 8 2 4 - 6 5 - 2
 Netherlands 2 0 0 2 6 11 0 4 - 6 2 - 5

 Croatia was promoted to Division II for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

External links[edit]