2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2001 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country  Russia
Dates December 26, 2000 –
January 5, 2001
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Czech Republic (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Canada
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 34
Goals scored 205 (6.03 per match)
Attendance 82,400 (2,424 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Czech Republic Pavel Brendl
(10 points)
2000
2002

The 2001 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred as the 2001 World Junior Hockey Championships (2001 WJHC), was the 25th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was held in Moscow and Podolsk, Russia from December 26, 2000 to January 5, 2001. The Czech Republic won the gold medal for the second consecutive year with a 2–1 victory over Finland in the championship game, while Canada won the bronze medal with a 2–1 overtime victory over Sweden.

Venues[edit]

Luzhniki Minor Arena
Capacity: 8,700
Sovjet Wings Arena
Capacity: 5,266
Vityaz Ice Palace
Capacity: 5,500
Minorarenamoscow.jpg Soviet wings sports palace.jpg Vityaz-Podolsk.jpg
 RussiaMoscow  RussiaMoscow  Russia - Podolsk

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Czech Republic 4 4 0 0 20 4 8
 United States 4 3 0 1 21 8 6
 Sweden 4 2 0 2 13 8 4
 Slovakia 4 1 0 3 10 15 2
 Kazakhstan 4 0 0 4 4 33 0

All times local (MSK/UTC+3).

December 26, 2000
15:00
United States  9 – 1
(5–0, 1–0, 3–1)
 Kazakhstan Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 800
December 26, 2000
18:30
Sweden  1 – 2
(0–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 Czech Republic Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,500
December 27, 2000
15:00
Kazakhstan  1 – 9
(1–5, 0–2, 0–2)
 Czech Republic Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 850
December 27, 2000
18:30
Sweden  3 – 1
(1–0, 0–1, 2–0)
 Slovakia Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,200
December 28, 2000
18:30
Slovakia  2 – 7
(1–3, 1–2, 0–2)
 United States Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,500
December 29, 2000
18:30
Czech Republic  4 – 2
(1–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 United States Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,300
December 29, 2000
18:30
Kazakhstan  2 – 8
(1–0, 1–4, 0–4)
 Sweden Vityaz Arena, Podolsk
Attendance: 1,500
December 30, 2000
15:00
Slovakia  7 – 0
(1–0, 3–0, 3–0)
 Kazakhstan Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 700
December 31, 2000
13:00
Czech Republic  5 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 3–0)
 Slovakia Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 950
December 31, 2000
17:00
United States  3 – 1
(1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 Sweden Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,200

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Finland 4 3 1 0 13 5 7
 Russia 4 2 1 1 19 8 5
 Canada 4 2 1 1 20 9 5
 Switzerland 4 1 1 2 12 15 3
 Belarus 4 0 0 4 2 29 0

All times local (MSK/UTC+3).

December 26, 2000
15:00
Canada  9 – 0
(5–0, 1–0, 3–0)
 Belarus Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 800
December 26, 2000
18:30
Switzerland  3 – 3
(0–2, 1–0, 2–1)
 Russia Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,300
December 27, 2000
18:30
Switzerland  2 – 3
(2–1, 0–0, 0–2)
 Finland Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,450
December 27, 2000
18:30
Belarus  1 – 12
(0–4, 1–4, 0–4)
 Russia Vityaz Arena, Podolsk
Attendance: 4,500
December 28, 2000
18:30
Finland  2 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
 Canada Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 2,100
December 29, 2000
15:00
Belarus  1 – 3
(0–1, 0–2, 1–0)
 Switzerland Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 2,300
December 29, 2000
18:30
Russia  3 – 1
(0–0, 1–0, 2–1)
 Canada Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 7,500
December 30, 2000
15:00
Finland  5 – 0
(1–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 Belarus Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,150
December 31, 2000
13:00
Russia  1 – 3
(0–1, 0–2, 1–0)
 Finland Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,200
December 31, 2000
17:00
Canada  8 – 4
(4–0, 2–0, 2–4)
 Switzerland Vityaz Arena, Podolsk
Attendance: 1,300

Relegation round[edit]

January 2, 2001
18:30
Kazakhstan  2 – 5
(1–0, 1–1, 0–4)
 Belarus Vityaz Arena, Podolsk
Attendance: 3,850
January 3, 2001
18:30
Belarus  5 – 5
(1–1, 1–1, 3–3)
 Kazakhstan Vityaz Arena, Podolsk
Attendance: 2,100

 Kazakhstan was relegated to Division I for the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

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

Overtime victory.

Quarterfinals[edit]

January 2, 2001
15:00
Russia  2 – 3
(0–1, 1–1, 1–1)
 Sweden Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 7,300
January 2, 2001
15:00
Czech Republic  4 – 3
(1–1, 1–2, 2–0)
 Switzerland Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,300
January 2, 2001
18:30
Finland  3 – 1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 Slovakia Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,050
January 2, 2001
18:30
United States  1 – 2
(1–1, 0–0, 0–1)
 Canada Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 2,500

January 2

Consolation round[edit]

January 3, 2001
15:00
Russia  2 – 3
(0–1, 1–1, 1–1)
 Switzerland Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 2,500
January 3, 2001
18:30
United States  3 – 2
(1–1, 1–1, 1–0)
 Slovakia Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 600

Semifinals[edit]

January 3, 2001
15:00
Czech Republic  1 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Sweden Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 2,500
January 3, 2001
18:30
Canada  2 – 5
(0–1, 1–2, 1–2)
 Finland Luzhniki Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,950

7th place game[edit]

January 5, 2001
12:00
Russia  4 – 3
(2–0, 1–1, 1–2)
 Slovakia Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 2,500

5th place game[edit]

January 5, 2001
16:00
United States  4 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
 Switzerland Sovjet Wings Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,000

Bronze medal game[edit]

January 5, 2001
12:00
3rd Canada  2 – 1 OT
(0–1, 1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Sweden Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 1,750

Gold medal game[edit]

January 5, 2001
16:00
1st Czech Republic  2 – 1
1–0, 1–1, 0–0)
 Finland 2nd Luzhniki Minor Arena, Moscow
Attendance: 6,400

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Pavel Brendl  Czech Republic F 7 4 6 10 8 +8
2 Jani Rita  Finland F 7 8 1 9 0 +5
3 Jon DiSalvatore  United States F 7 6 3 9 2 +2
4 Václav Nedorost  Czech Republic F 7 4 5 9 0 +7
5 Andy Hilbert  United States F 7 4 5 9 6 +3
6 Jeff Taffe  United States F 7 6 2 8 6 +1
7 Zdeněk Blatný  Czech Republic F 7 5 2 7 6 +8
8 Ville Hämäläinen  Finland F 7 4 3 7 0 +4
9 Jamie Lundmark  Canada F 7 4 3 7 6 0
10 Rostislav Klesla  Czech Republic D 7 3 4 7 4 8

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Minimum 90 minutes played.

Rank Player Country TOI SOG GA GAA Saves Sv % SO
1 Tomáš Duba  Czech Republic 420:00 151 8 1.14 143 94.70 2
2 Maxime Ouellet  Canada 398:24 172 10 1.51 162 94.19 1
3 Ari Ahonen  Finland 358:17 119 8 1.34 111 93.28 1
4 Henrik Lundqvist  Sweden 419:19 180 13 1.86 167 92.78 0
5 Rick DiPietro  United States 359:43 109 8 1.33 101 92.66 1

Tournament awards[edit]

Goaltender Defencemen Forwards
IIHF Directorate Awards Czech Republic Tomáš Duba Czech Republic Rostislav Klesla Czech Republic Pavel Brendl
Media All-Star Team Finland Ari Ahonen Czech Republic Rostislav Klesla Finland Tuukka Mäntylä Canada Jason Spezza Czech Republic Pavel Brendl Finland Jani Rita

Final standings[edit]

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

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. This group played in Landsberg and Füssen, Germany between December 10 and December 16, 2000.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Ukraine 3 3 0 0 13 5 6
 Norway 3 1 1 1 8 7 3
 Austria 3 1 1 1 11 12 3
 Poland 3 0 0 3 7 15 0
Ukraine  4 – 0
 Austria
Norway  2 – 0
 Poland
Norway  3 – 3
 Austria
Ukraine  5 – 2
 Poland
Austria  8 – 5
 Poland
Ukraine  4 – 3
 Norway

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 France 3 2 0 1 7 6 4
 Germany 3 2 0 1 7 3 4
 Latvia 3 1 1 1 9 12 3
 Italy 3 0 1 2 5 7 1
Germany  5 – 1
 Latvia
France  2 – 1
 Italy
Germany  1 – 0
 Italy
Latvia  4 – 3
 France
Italy  4 – 4
 Latvia
France  2 – 1
 Germany

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Austria 3 2 1 0 16 11 5
 Poland 3 2 0 1 19 15 4
 Italy 3 0 2 1 10 14 2
 Latvia 3 0 1 2 11 16 1
Carried forward from Austria  8 – 5
 Poland
preliminary round Italy  4 – 4
 Latvia
Poland  7 – 4
 Latvia
Austria  3 – 3
 Italy
Austria  5 – 3
 Latvia
Poland  7 – 3
 Italy

 Latvia was relegated to Division II for the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 France 3 2 0 1 4 9 4
 Germany 3 2 0 1 8 5 4
 Ukraine 3 1 0 2 6 7 2
 Norway 3 1 0 2 12 9 2
Carried forward from France  2 – 1
 Germany
preliminary round Ukraine  4 – 3
 Norway
Germany  2 – 1
 Ukraine
Norway  7 – 0
 France
Germany  5 – 2
 Norway
France  2 – 1
 Ukraine

 France was promoted to the Top Division for the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. This group played in Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania between December 30, 2000 and January 3, 2001.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 0 26 4 6
 Denmark 3 2 0 1 22 13 4
 Croatia 3 0 1 2 7 21 1
 Hungary 3 0 1 2 10 27 1
Japan  14 – 0
 Hungary
Denmark  10 – 2
 Croatia
Hungary  5 – 5
 Croatia
Japan  6 – 4
 Denmark
Japan  6 – 0
 Croatia
Denmark  8 – 5
 Hungary

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 17 4 6
 Lithuania 3 2 0 1 11 10 4
 Great Britain 3 1 0 2 6 13 2
 Estonia 3 0 0 3 3 10 0
Great Britain  4 – 2
 Estonia
Slovenia  8 – 3
 Lithuania
Slovenia  3 – 1
 Estonia
Lithuania  5 – 2
 Great Britain
Slovenia  6 – 0
 Great Britain
Lithuania  3 – 0
 Estonia

Final round[edit]

All times local (EET/UTC+2).

7th place game[edit]

January 3, 2001
14:00
Hungary  5 – 3
(1–0, 3–1, 1–2)
 Estonia Kaunas
Attendance: 300

 Estonia was relegated to Division III for the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

5th place game[edit]

January 3, 2001
18:00
Croatia  6 – 7
(2–4, 0–1, 4–2)
 Great Britain Kaunas
Attendance: 323

3rd place game[edit]

January 3, 2001
14:00
Denmark  4 – 5
(3–3, 1–1, 0–1)
 Lithuania Elektrėnai
Attendance: 676

1st place game[edit]

January 3, 2001
18:00
Japan  3 – 4
(0–1, 2–1, 1–2)
 Slovenia Elektrėnai
Attendance: 300

 Slovenia was promoted to Division I for the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Division III[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament. This group played in Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia between January 4 and January 8, 2001.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 20 4 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 20 9 4
 Bulgaria 3 1 0 2 5 14 2
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 3 21 0

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 30 3 6
 Romania 3 2 0 1 26 7 4
 South Africa 3 0 1 2 10 29 1
 Australia 3 0 1 2 7 34 1

Final round[edit]

All times local (EET/UTC+2).

7th place game[edit]

January 8, 2001
11:30
Mexico  5 – 3
(2–2, 3–1, 0–0)
 Australia Hala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 300

 Australia was relegated to Division III Qualification for the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, but did not participate again until 2003.

5th place game[edit]

January 8, 2001
14:30
Bulgaria  3 – 2
(1–0, 0–0, 2–2)
 South Africa Hala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 300

3rd place game[edit]

January 8, 2001
17:30
Yugoslavia  3 – 5
(0–2, 0–1, 3–2)
 Romania Hala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 2,000

1st place game[edit]

January 8, 2001
20:30
Spain  1 – 6
(1–1, 0–1, 0–4)
 Netherlands Hala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 1,700

 Netherlands was promoted to Division II for the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Division III Qualification[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division III qualification tournament. This group played in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg between April 26 and April 28, 2001.

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Iceland 2 2 0 0 26 3 4
 Luxembourg 2 1 0 1 12 6 2
 Ireland 2 0 0 2 1 30 0
Iceland  6 – 2
 Luxembourg
Luxembourg  10 – 0
 Ireland
Iceland  20 – 1
 Ireland

 Iceland was promoted to Division III of the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2000 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
See also: 2001 World Championships
Succeeded by
2002 World Juniors