2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2002 IIHF World U20 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates December 25, 2001 –
January 4, 2002
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Russia (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played 34
Goals scored 201 (5.91 per match)
Attendance 110,828 (3,260 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Mike Cammalleri
(11 points)
2001
2003

The 2002 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred as the 2002 World Junior Hockey Championships (2002 WJHC), was the 26th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was held in Pardubice and Hradec Králové, Czech Republic from December 25, 2001 – January 4, 2002.

Russia won the gold medal with a 5–4 come-from-behind victory over Canada in the championship game, while Finland won the bronze medal with a 5–1 victory over Switzerland.

Venues[edit]

ČEZ Aréna
Capacity: 10,194
Zimní Stadion
Capacity: 7,700
Pardubice, Sukova str.jpg Hradec Králové, zimní stadion.jpg
 Czech RepublicPardubice  Czech RepublicHradec Králové

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Slovakia 4 2 2 0 14 7 6
 United States 4 2 2 0 14 9 6
 Sweden 4 2 2 0 11 5 6
 Czech Republic 4 1 0 3 11 7 2
 Belarus 4 0 0 4 4 26 0

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

December 25, 2001
14:00
United States  3 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 0–0)
 Czech Republic Pardubice
Attendance: 8,500
December 25, 2001
17:30
Belarus  0 – 5
(0–2, 0–1, 0–2)
 Sweden Pardubice
Attendance: 3,800
December 26, 2001
17:00
Slovakia  7 – 1
(1–0, 4–1, 2–0)
 Belarus Pardubice
Attendance: 2,780
December 27, 2001
17:30
Czech Republic  0 – 1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
 Slovakia Pardubice
Attendance: 9,170
December 27, 2001
20:15
Sweden  2 – 2
(0–0, 0–2, 2–0)
 United States Pardubice
Attendance: 6,300
December 28, 2001
17:00
Belarus  1 – 9
(1–3, 0–1, 0–5)
 Czech Republic Pardubice
Attendance: 6,715
December 29, 2001
15:30
Sweden  2 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 2–1)
 Slovakia Pardubice
Attendance: 3,093
December 29, 2001
19:00
United States  5 – 2
(0–1, 2–1, 3–0)
 Belarus Pardubice
Attendance: 1,275
December 30, 2001
14:00
Czech Republic  1 – 2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
 Sweden Pardubice
Attendance: 9,300
December 30, 2001
17:00
Slovakia  4 – 4
(2–3, 1–0, 1–1)
 United States Pardubice
Attendance: 7,530

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Finland 4 3 0 1 14 5 6
 Canada 4 3 0 1 27 7 6
 Russia 4 2 0 2 12 8 4
 Switzerland 4 2 0 2 12 10 4
 France 4 0 0 4 1 36 0

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

December 25, 2001
15:300
France  0 – 15
(0–4, 0–5, 0–6)
 Canada Hradec Králové
Attendance: 300
December 25, 2001
19:00
Switzerland  3 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 Finland Hradec Králové
Attendance: 462
December 26, 2001
17:00
Russia  5 – 1
(1–0, 3–0, 1–1)
 France Hradec Králové
Attendance: 302
December 27, 2001
15:30
Canada  6 – 1
(2–1, 1–0, 3–0)
 Switzerland Hradec Králové
Attendance: 1,800
December 27, 2001
19:00
Finland  2 – 1
(0–0, 0–1, 2–0)
 Russia Hradec Králové
Attendance: 2,200
December 28, 2001
17:00
France  0 – 8
(0–3, 0–3, 0–2)
 Finland Hradec Králové
Attendance: 300
December 29, 2001
15:30
Canada  5 – 2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
 Russia Hradec Králové
Attendance: 4,600
December 29, 2001
19:00
Switzerland  8 – 0
(3–0, 4–0, 1–0)
 France Hradec Králové
Attendance: 856
December 30, 2001
15:30
Russia  4 – 0
(2–0, 0–0, 2–0)
 Switzerland Hradec Králové
Attendance: 850
December 30, 2001
19:00
Finland  4 – 1
(2–1, 0–0, 2–0)
 Canada Hradec Králové
Attendance: 3,500

Relegation round[edit]

January 1, 2002
11:00
Belarus  2 – 3
(1–0, 0–2, 1–1)
 France Hradec Králové
Attendance: 300
January 3, 2002
17:00
France  2 – 4 GWS
(0–2, 2–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Belarus Pardubice

 France was relegated to Division I for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

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

Overtime victory.Shootout victory.

Quarterfinals[edit]

January 1, 2002
14:30
United States  1 – 6
(0–1, 1–4, 0–1)
 Russia Hradec Králové
Attendance: 1,500
January 1, 2002
14:30
Slovakia  2 – 3 GWS
(0–0, 1–1, 1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
 Switzerland Pardubice
Attendance: 3,200
January 1, 2002
18:00
Canada  5 – 2
(2–2, 2–0, 1–0)
 Sweden Hradec Králové
Attendance: 1,200
January 1, 2002
18:00
Finland  3 – 1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
 Czech Republic Pardubice
Attendance: 5,725

Consolation round[edit]

January 2, 2002
15:30
Slovakia  2 – 3
(2–0, 0–0, 0–3)
 Sweden Hradec Králové
Attendance: 400
January 2, 2002
19:00
Czech Republic  3 – 4
(2–1, 0–2, 1–1)
 United States Hradec Králové
Attendance: 1,700

Semifinals[edit]

January 2, 2002
17:00
Switzerland  0 – 4
(0–0, 0–3, 0–1)
 Canada Pardubice
Attendance: 2,270
January 2, 2002
20:30
Russia  2 – 1 OT
(1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
 Finland Pardubice
Attendance: 2,820

7th place game[edit]

January 4, 2002
15:30
Slovakia  2 – 6
(0–1, 1–3, 1–2)
 Czech Republic Hradec Králové
Attendance: 1,220

5th place game[edit]

January 4, 2002
19:00
United States  3 – 2 OT
(1–0, 1–0, 0–2, 1–0)
 Sweden Hradec Králové
Attendance: 300

Bronze medal game[edit]

January 4, 2002
16:30
3 Finland  5 – 1
(3–0, 2–1, 0–0)
 Switzerland Pardubice
Attendance: 7,430

Gold medal game[edit]

January 4, 2002
20:30
1 Russia  5 – 4
(1–2, 3–1, 1–1)
 Canada 2 Pardubice
Attendance: 9,130

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Mike Cammalleri  Canada F 7 7 4 11 10 +9
2 Brad Boyes  Canada F 7 5 4 9 16 +8
3 Jared Aulin  Canada F 7 4 5 9 4 +8
4 Aleš Hemský  Czech Republic F 7 3 6 9 6 -1
5 Marek Svatos  Slovakia F 7 7 1 8 6 +5
6 Alexander Frolov  Russia F 7 6 2 8 4 +5
7 Stanislav Chistov  Russia F 7 4 4 8 0 +2
8 Tomáš Kopecký  Slovakia F 7 3 5 8 22 +6
9 Jussi Jokinen  Finland F 7 2 6 8 2 +3
10 Jarkko Immonen  Finland F 7 4 3 7 6 +3

Goaltending leaders[edit]

Minimum 40% of team's ice time.

Rank Player Country TOI SOG GA GAA Saves Sv % SO
1 Kari Lehtonen  Finland 359:36 123 7 1.17 116 94.31 1
2 Pascal Leclaire  Canada 299:25 143 9 1.80 134 93.71 2
3 Peter Hamerlík  Slovakia 207:31 101 8 2.31 93 92.08 0
4 Peter Budaj  Slovakia 212:29 136 11 3.11 125 91.91 1
5 Henrik Lundqvist  Sweden 419:15 160 15 2.15 145 90.63 1

Tournament awards[edit]

Goaltender Defencemen Forwards
IIHF Directorate Awards Finland Kari Lehtonen Russia Igor Knyazev Canada Mike Cammalleri
Media All-Star Team Canada Pascal Leclaire Canada Jay Bouwmeester Russia Igor Knyazev Canada Mike Cammalleri Slovakia Marek Svatos Russia Stanislav Chistov

Final standings[edit]

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

Division I[edit]

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The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. This group played in Kapfenberg and Zeltweg, Austria between December 9 and December 15, 2001.

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Austria 3 2 1 0 9 5 5
 Norway 3 2 0 1 12 10 4
 Kazakhstan 3 1 0 2 13 13 2
 Slovenia 3 0 1 2 6 12 1

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Germany 3 3 0 0 16 4 6
 Ukraine 3 1 1 1 7 3 3
 Italy 3 0 2 1 10 17 2
 Poland 3 0 1 2 10 15 1

Placement round[edit]

  Consolation round     5th place game
                 
  B3   Italy 4  
  A4   Slovenia 5    
      A4   Slovenia 6
      A3   Kazakhstan 11
  A3   Kazakhstan 11    
  B4   Poland 0   7th place game
 
B4   Poland 6
  B3   Italy 0

Final round[edit]

  Semifinals     1st place game
                 
  B1   Germany 3  
  A2   Norway 1    
      B1   Germany 7
      A1   Austria 1
  A1   Austria 9    
  B2   Ukraine 1   3rd place game
 
A2   Norway 7
  B2   Ukraine 1

 Germany was promoted to the Top Division for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Due to a restructuring of the tournament, no team was relegated from Division I, which in the 2003 tournament consisted of 12 teams in 2 groups.

Division II[edit]

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The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. This group played in Zagreb, Croatia between December 30, 2001 and January 3, 2002.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Denmark 3 3 0 0 30 9 6
 Latvia 3 2 0 1 22 6 4
 Great Britain 3 1 0 2 7 19 2
 Netherlands 3 0 0 3 3 28 0

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Japan 3 3 0 0 25 6 6
 Croatia 3 1 1 1 14 14 3
 Hungary 3 1 1 1 7 10 3
 Lithuania 3 0 0 3 7 23 0

Final round[edit]

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

7th place game[edit]

January 3, 2002
10:00
Netherlands  10 – 4
(5–0, 2–2, 3–2)
 Lithuania Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 300

5th place game[edit]

January 3, 2002
13:30
Great Britain  9 – 4
(2–0, 2–3, 5–1)
 Hungary Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 300

3rd place game[edit]

January 3, 2002
16:30
Latvia  10 – 1
(5–1, 2–0, 3–0)
 Croatia Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,200

1st place game[edit]

January 3, 2002
20:00
Denmark  2 – 5
(0–1, 1–2, 1–2)
 Japan Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 800

 Japan,  Denmark,  Latvia, and  Croatia were promoted to Division I for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Due to a restructuring of the tournament, no team was relegated from Division II, which in the 2003 tournament consisted of 12 teams in 2 groups.

Division III[edit]

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The following teams took part in the Division III tournament. This group played in Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia between January 5 and January 9, 2002.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Estonia 3 3 0 0 53 4 6
 Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 23 1 4
 Iceland 3 1 0 2 7 32 2
 Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 3 39 0

Group B[edit]

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
 Spain 3 3 0 0 20 7 6
 Romania 3 2 0 1 21 10 4
 South Africa 3 1 0 2 8 10 2
 Mexico 3 0 0 3 8 30 0

Final round[edit]

All times local (EET/UTC+2).

7th place game[edit]

January 9, 2002
11:30
Mexico  9 – 4
(3–1, 4–1, 2–2)
 Bulgaria Hala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 300

5th place game[edit]

January 9, 2002
14:30
South Africa  4 – 3
(3–0, 0–2, 1–1)
 Iceland Hala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 300

3rd place game[edit]

January 9, 2002
17:30
Yugoslavia  4 – 1
(2–0, 2–0, 0–1)
 Romania Hala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 3,000

1st place game[edit]

January 9, 2002
20:30
Estonia  12 – 1
(3–0, 7–0, 2–1)
 Spain Hala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 2,000

Due to a restructuring of the tournament, all teams were promoted to Division II for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, which consisted of 12 teams in 2 groups.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2001 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
See also: 2002 World Championships
Succeeded by
2003 World Juniors