2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2006 IIHF World U20 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates December 26 - January 5
Teams 10
Venue(s) (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (12th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Finland
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 195 (6.29 per match)
Attendance 325,138 (10,488 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Phil Kessel (11 points)
MVP Russia Evgeni Malkin
2005
2007

The 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2006 WJHC) were held in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The championships began on December 26, 2005, and finished on January 5, 2006. Games were played at GM Place and the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops and Prospera Place in Kelowna. Team Canada was the winner defeating Russia 5–0 in the gold medal game. Total attendance was 325,138 (a new record) spread over 31 games, for an average of 10,488 per game.[1]

Venues[edit]

GM Place
Capacity: 18,630
Pacific Coliseum
Capacity: 16,281
Prospera Place
Capacity: 6,886
Interior Savings Centre
Capacity: 5,658
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Championship results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 4 4 0 0 16 6 8
 United States 4 2 1 1 21 12 5
 Finland 4 2 2 0 19 13 4
  Switzerland 4 1 2 1 8 10 3
 Norway 4 0 4 0 3 30 0
Schedule

All times local (UTC -8)

December 26, 2005
16:00
 Finland 1–5
 Canada Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,083 (Cap. 16,083)
December 26, 2005
20:00
 Norway 2–11
 United States Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 12,232 (Cap. 16,083)
December 27, 2005
19:00
  Switzerland 2–0
 Norway Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 11,976 (Cap. 16,083)
December 28, 2005
16:00
 Canada 4–3
  Switzerland Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,123 (Cap. 16,083)
December 28, 2005
20:00
 United States 6–5
 Finland Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 12,209 (Cap. 16,083)
December 29, 2005
16:00
 Norway 0–4
 Canada Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,083 (Cap. 16,083)
December 30, 2005
16:00
 United States 2–2
  Switzerland Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 12,130 (Cap. 16,083)
December 30, 2005
20:00
 Finland 9–1
 Norway Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 10,766 (Cap. 16,083)
December 31, 2005
16:00
 Canada 3–2
 United States Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,083 (Cap. 16,083)
December 31, 2005
20:00
  Switzerland 1–4
 Finland Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 8,335 (Cap. 16,083)

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Russia 4 4 0 0 21 6 8
 Sweden 4 3 1 0 20 9 6
 Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 14 14 4
 Slovakia 4 1 3 0 12 21 2
 Latvia 4 0 4 0 8 25 0
Schedule

All times local (UTC -8)

December 26, 2005
19:00
 Latvia 1–5
 Czech Republic Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,653 (Cap. 6,400)
December 26, 2005
19:00
 Sweden 1–5
 Russia Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 5,982 (Cap. 6,886)
December 27, 2005
19:00
 Slovakia 7–4
 Latvia Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 5,790 (Cap. 6,886)
December 28, 2005
19:00
 Czech Republic 2–3
 Sweden Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 5,323 (Cap. 6,400)
December 28, 2005
19:00
 Russia 6–2
 Slovakia Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 5,948 (Cap. 6,886)
December 29, 2005
19:00
 Latvia 1–3
 Russia Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,831 (Cap. 6,400)
December 30, 2005
19:00
 Czech Republic 5–3
 Slovakia Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 5,979 (Cap. 6,886)
December 30, 2005
19:00
 Sweden 10–2
 Latvia Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,797 (Cap. 6,400)
December 31, 2005
19:00
 Slovakia 0–6
 Sweden Interior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,712 (Cap. 6,400)
December 31, 2005
19:00
 Russia 7–2
 Czech Republic Prospera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 6,027 (Cap. 6,886)

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Switzerland 3 2 0 1 10 5 5
 Slovakia 3 2 0 1 14 10 5
 Latvia 3 1 2 0 10 12 2
 Norway 3 0 3 0 3 10 0

Note: Matches  Slovakia 7–4  Latvia and   Switzerland 2–0  Norway from the preliminary round (both on December 27, 2005) are included as well since these results carry forward.

Schedule

All times local (UTC -8)

January 2, 2006
13:00
  Switzerland 5–2
 Latvia Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 7,616 (Cap. 16,083)
January 3, 2006
13:00
 Slovakia 4–3
 Norway Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,038 (Cap. 16,083)
January 4, 2006
12:00
 Latvia 4–0
 Norway Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 4,540 (Cap. 16,083)
January 4, 2006
16:00
  Switzerland 3–3
 Slovakia Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 6,667 (Cap. 16,083)

Final round[edit]

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      QF1   United States 1  
  A2   United States 2     B1   Russia 5    
  B3   Czech Republic 1         SF1   Russia 0
      SF2   Canada 5
      QF2   Finland 0    
  B2   Finland 1     A1   Canada 4  
  A3   Sweden 0  
Schedule

All times local (UTC -8)

Quarter-finals[edit]

January 2, 2006
16:00
 Sweden 0–1 OT
 Finland General Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,630 (Cap. 18,630)
January 2, 2006
20:00
 United States 2–1
 Czech Republic General Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 14,890 (Cap. 18,630)

Semi-finals[edit]

January 3, 2006
16:00
 Canada 4–0
 Finland General Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,630 (Cap. 18,630)
January 3, 2006
20:00
 Russia 5–1
 United States General Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,630 (Cap. 18,630)

Fifth place game[edit]

January 4, 2006
20:00
 Sweden 3–1
 Czech Republic General Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 10,684 (Cap. 18,630)

Bronze medal game[edit]

January 5, 2006
12:00
 Finland 4–2
 United States General Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 15,107 (Cap. 18,630)

Gold medal game[edit]

January 5, 2006
16:00
 Russia 0–5
 Canada General Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,630 (Cap. 18,630)

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Nationality GP G A Pts PIM
Phil Kessel  United States 7 1 10 11 2
Evgeni Malkin  Russia 6 4 6 10 12
Lauri Tukonen  Finland 7 3 7 10 0
Stanislav Lascek  Slovakia 6 6 3 9 8
Chris Bourque  United States 7 7 1 8 12
Nicklas Bäckström  Sweden 6 4 3 7 2
Mathias Joggi   Switzerland 6 4 3 7 14
Bobby Ryan  United States 7 3 4 7 0
Blake Comeau  Canada 6 3 4 7 8
Marek Zagrapan  Slovakia 6 2 5 7 18
Alexei Emelin  Russia 6 2 5 7 39

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(Minimum 90 minutes played)

Player Nationality Mins GA GAA SO Pct.
Daniel Larsson  Sweden 249 4 0.96 1 .952
Justin Pogge  Canada 360 6 1.00 3 .952
Tuukka Rask  Finland 369 13 2.11 1 .940
Anton Khudobin  Russia 300 11 2.20 0 .933
Reto Berra   Switzerland 358 14 2.34 1 .910

Tournament awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Russia Evgeni Malkin

All-Star Team[edit]

Selected by the media.

Goaltender: Finland Tuukka Rask

Defense: Canada Luc Bourdon, United States Jack Johnson

Forwards: Russia Evgeni Malkin, Finland Lauri Tukonen, Canada Steve Downie

Best players[edit]

Selected by the directorate.

Goaltender: Finland Tuukka Rask

Defenseman: Canada Marc Staal

Forward: Russia Evgeni Malkin

Division I[edit]

Group A[edit]

Held December 11–17, 2005, in Bled, Slovenia.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Germany 5 5 0 0 20 2 10
 Denmark 5 3 1 1 20 17 7
 Slovenia 5 3 2 0 17 8 6
 France 5 1 2 2 8 7 4
 Ukraine 5 1 3 1 10 22 3
 Japan 5 0 5 0 10 29 0

Group B[edit]

Held December 12–18, 2005, in Minsk, Belarus.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Belarus 5 4 0 1 24 6 9
 Kazakhstan 5 4 1 0 21 8 8
 Italy 5 2 2 1 14 15 5
 Poland 5 1 2 2 9 14 4
 Austria 5 0 3 2 5 16 2
 Hungary 5 0 3 2 6 20 2

Division II[edit]

Group A[edit]

Held December 12–18, 2005, in Bucharest, Romania.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Great Britain 5 5 0 0 53 3 10
 Netherlands 5 3 1 1 38 8 7
 Romania 5 4 1 1 31 11 7
 Spain 5 1 3 0 15 33 4
 Australia 5 1 4 0 17 37 2
 New Zealand 5 0 5 0 2 64 0

Group B[edit]

Held January 10–16, 2006, in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Estonia 5 5 0 0 46 8 10
 Croatia 5 3 2 0 22 15 6
 South Korea 5 2 2 1 20 15 5
 Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 2 1 14 16 5
 Mexico 5 1 4 0 11 40 2
 China 5 1 4 0 12 31 2

Division III[edit]

Held at Elektrenai and Kaunas, Lithuania January 3–9, 2006.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Lithuania 4 4 0 0 81 3 8
 Iceland 4 3 1 0 79 6 6
 Turkey 4 2 2 0 35 40 4
 Bulgaria 4 1 3 0 26 32 2
 Armenia 4 0 4 0 6 146 0

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ottawa to host 2009 world junior tourney". TSN.ca. 2006-05-03. Archived from the original on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-05-13.