2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2007 IIHF World U20 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Sweden
Dates December 26 - January 5
Teams 10
Venue(s) Ejendals Arena and
FM Mattsson Arena (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (13th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  United States
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 173 (5.58 per match)
Attendance 63,493 (2,048 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Erik Johnson &
Finland Mikko Lehtonen (10 points)
MVP Canada Carey Price
2006
2008

The 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2007 WJHC) was the 2007 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Mora and Leksand, Sweden between December 26, 2006 and January 5, 2007. The venues were FM Mattsson Arena in Mora, and Ejendals Arena in Leksand. The total attendance was a significant drop off from the 325,000-plus visitors at the previous World Juniors in British Columbia, Canada.

For 2007, the tournament round-robin format was changed from previous years to resemble more closely the format used in the National Hockey League. Teams would receive three points for a win in regulation, while teams winning in overtime would receive two points. Teams losing in overtime would receive one point. During the round-robin portion of the tournament, a five-minute, four-on-four sudden-victory overtime would be played, while the knockout games and the gold medal game would use full-strength, ten- and twenty-minute sudden-victory overtimes, respectively. If the game remained tied after overtime, an NHL-style shootout (with three skaters instead of five, as per other international competitions) would be held.

Team Canada won its third consecutive gold medal, capping an undefeated tournament with a 4-2 victory over Russia in the gold medal game. The world championship for Canada was also their first on European ice in a decade; the Canadians had not won a World Junior gold medal in Europe since 1997 in Geneva, Switzerland, when they defeated the United States in the gold medal game.

Canadian goaltender Carey Price was named tournament MVP, garnering a 1.14 goals-against average.[1][2]

Venues[edit]

Ejendals Arena
Capacity: 7,650
FM Mattsson Arena
Capacity: 4,500
EjendalsArena.jpg Fmarena.jpg
 SwedenLeksand  SwedenMora

Championship Results[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
 Canada 4 4 0 0 0 14 4 12
 Sweden 4 2 1 0 1 11 9 7
 United States 4 1 1 1 1 13 11 6
 Germany 4 1 2 1 0 8 9 5
 Slovakia 4 0 4 0 0 6 19 0
Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

December 26, 2006
15:00
Germany  2–1 (OT)
 United States Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 2462 (Cap. 7,600)
December 26, 2006
19:00
Sweden  0–2
 Canada Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 7650 (Cap. 7,600)
December 27, 2006
19:00
Slovakia  2–4
 Germany Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 495 (Cap. 7,600)
December 27, 2006
19:30
Canada  6–3
 United States FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 3539 (Cap. 4,500)
December 28, 2006
19:30
Slovakia  3–6
 Sweden FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 4037 (Cap. 4,500)
December 29, 2006
19:00
Germany  1–3
 Canada Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 1284 (Cap. 7,600)
December 30, 2006
17:00
United States  6–1
 Slovakia Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 789 (Cap. 7,600)
December 30, 2006
17:00
Sweden  3–1
 Germany FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 3801 (Cap. 4,500)
December 31, 2006
13:00
Canada  3–0
 Slovakia Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 1434 (Cap. 7,600)
December 31, 2006
17:00
United States  3–2 (OT)
 Sweden Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 4,297 (Cap. 7,600)

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
 Russia 4 4 0 0 0 20 3 12
 Finland 4 2 2 0 0 13 11 6
 Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 0 10 12 6
  Switzerland 4 1 3 0 0 6 15 3
 Belarus 4 1 3 0 0 7 15 3
Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

December 26, 2006
15:00
Belarus  4–3
 Finland FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1,002 (Cap. 4,500)
December 26, 2006
19:00
Czech Republic  2–3
 Russia FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1,065 (Cap. 4,500)
December 27, 2006
16:00
Switzerland   4–1
 Belarus FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 954 (Cap. 4,500)
December 28, 2006
16:00
Finland  6–2
 Czech Republic FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1,458 (Cap. 4,500)
December 28, 2006
19:00
Russia  6–0
  Switzerland Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 481 (Cap. 7,600)
December 29, 2006
17:00
Belarus  1–6
 Russia FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 956 (Cap. 4,500)
December 30, 2006
13:00
Finland  4–0
  Switzerland FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1154 (Cap. 4,500)
December 30, 2006
13:00
Czech Republic  2–1
 Belarus Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 401 (Cap. 7,600)
December 31, 2006
13:00
Russia  5–0
 Finland FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1004 (Cap. 4,500)
December 31, 2006
17:00
Switzerland   2–4
 Czech Republic FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 716 (Cap. 4,500)

Relegation Round[edit]

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 0 11 5 9
 Slovakia 3 1 2 0 0 12 6 3
 Germany 3 1 2 0 0 8 10 3
 Belarus 3 1 2 0 0 4 14 3

Note: Matches  Slovakia 2–4  Germany and   Switzerland 4–1  Belarus from the Preliminary Round (both on Dec 27th, 2006) are included as well since these results carry forward

Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

January 2, 2007
16:00
Switzerland   2–1
 Slovakia FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 869 (Cap. 4,500)
January 3, 2007
16:00
Germany  1–3
 Belarus FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 701 (Cap. 4,500)
January 4, 2007
16:00
Belarus  0–9
 Slovakia FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 514 (Cap. 4,500)
January 4, 2007
19:30
Germany  3–5
  Switzerland FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 702 (Cap. 4,500)

Final Round[edit]

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      QF1   Sweden 2  
  A2   Sweden 5     B1   Russia 4    
  B3   Czech Republic 1         SF1   Russia 2
      SF2   Canada 4
      QF2   United States 1    
  B2   Finland 3     A1   Canada 2   Third place
  A3   United States 6   QF1   Sweden 1
  QF2   United States 2
Quarter Finals
January 2, 2007
19:30
Sweden  5–1
 Czech Republic Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 3,313 (Cap. 7,600)
January 2, 2007
19:30
Finland  3–6
 United States FM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1,456 (Cap. 4,500)
Semi Finals

Note: Bye Teams will be the home team, but due to Canada being the home team in the first meeting, USA was the home team for their semi final game.

January 3, 2007
16:00
Canada  2–1 (SO)
 United States Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 2,376 (Cap. 7,600)
January 3, 2007
19:45
Sweden  2–4
 Russia Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 5,354 (Cap. 7,600)
5th Place Playoff
January 4, 2007
19:30
Czech Republic  6–2
 Finland Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 369 (Cap. 7,600)
Bronze Medal Game
January 5, 2007
16:00
Sweden  1–2
 United States Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 3,635 (Cap. 7,600)
Gold Medal Game
January 5, 2007
19:30
Canada  4–2
 Russia Ejendals Arena
Attendance: 5223 (Cap. 7,600)

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM[3]
Mikko Lehtonen  Finland 6 4 6 10 +1 0
Perttu Lindgren  Finland 6 2 8 10 +1 8
Erik Johnson  United States 7 4 6 10 +3 16
Patrick Kane  United States 7 5 4 9 +2 4
Alexei Cherepanov  Russia 6 5 3 8 +2 2
Oskar Osala  Finland 6 5 3 8 +2 4
Felix Schütz  Germany 6 5 3 8 +2 8
Vladimír Sobotka  Czech Republic 6 4 4 8 +2 12
Alexander Bumagin  Russia 6 2 6 8 +1 16
Jonathan Toews  Canada 6 4 3 7 +1 12

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO[2]
Carey Price  Canada 370:00 7 .9609 1.14 2
Semyon Varlamov  Russia 358:12 9 .9338 1.51 2
Jeff Frazee  United States 313:16 9 .9388 1.72 0
Joel Gistedt  Sweden 275:34 9 .9118 1.96 0
Branislav Konrad  Slovakia 269:59 11 .9060 2.44 1

Tournament awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[1]
All-star team[1]
IIHF best player awards[1]

Final standings[edit]

Team
Gold medal icon.svg  Canada
Silver medal icon.svg  Russia
Bronze medal icon.svg  United States
4th  Sweden
5th  Czech Republic
6th  Finland
7th   Switzerland
8th  Slovakia
9th  Germany
10th  Belarus

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament, that was held from December 11, 2006 through December 17, 2006. Group A was played at Odense, Denmark. Group B was played at Torre Pellice, Italy:

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
 Denmark 5 4 1 0 0 23 11 12
 Latvia 5 4 1 0 0 29 13 12
 Ukraine 5 4 1 0 0 15 9 12
 Poland 5 2 3 0 0 14 21 6
 Slovenia 5 1 4 0 0 12 19 3
 Estonia 5 0 5 0 0 5 25 0

All times local

December 11, 2006
13:15
Estonia  0–6
 Latvia
December 11, 2006
16:45
Ukraine  2–1
 Slovenia
December 11, 2006
20:15
Poland  1–4
 Denmark
December 12, 2006
13:15
Slovenia  4–1
 Estonia
December 12, 2006
16:45
Latvia  7–2
 Poland
December 12, 2006
20:15
Denmark  4–2
 Ukraine
December 14, 2006
13:15
Estonia  3–6
 Poland
December 14, 2006
16:45
Latvia  4–5
 Ukraine
December 14, 2006
20:15
Denmark  4–2
 Slovenia
December 15, 2006
13:15
Poland  0–4
 Ukraine
December 15, 2006
16:45
Slovenia  2–7
 Latvia
December 15, 2006
20:15
Denmark  7–1
 Estonia
December 17, 2006
13:15
Slovenia  3–5
 Poland
December 17, 2006
16:45
Ukraine  2–0
 Estonia
December 17, 2006
20:15
Latvia  5–4
 Denmark

 Denmark is promoted to Pool A and  Estonia is relegated to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
 Kazakhstan 5 3 1 1 0 14 9 11
 Austria 5 3 1 0 1 18 15 10
 Great Britain 5 3 2 0 0 15 13 9
 France 5 2 2 0 1 15 17 7
 Norway 5 1 3 1 0 15 14 5
 Italy 5 1 4 0 0 8 17 3

All times local

December 11, 2006
13:00
France  1–4
 Kazakhstan
December 11, 2006
16:30
Great Britain  4–3
 Norway
December 11, 2006
20:30
Austria  5–1
 Italy
December 12, 2006
13:00
Norway  4–3 (OT)
 France
December 12, 2006
16:30
Kazakhstan  3–2 (OT)
 Austria
December 12, 2006
20:30
Italy  3–1
 Great Britain
December 14, 2006
13:00
Norway  2–3
 Austria
December 14, 2006
16:30
Great Britain  4–2
 France
December 14, 2006
20:30
Kazakhstan  4–1
 Italy
December 15, 2006
13:00
France  6–3
 Austria
December 15, 2006
16:30
Kazakhstan  0–3
 Great Britain
December 15, 2006
20:30
Italy  1–4
 Norway
December 17, 2006
13:00
Austria  5–3
 Great Britain
December 17, 2006
16:30
Norway  2–3
 Kazakhstan
December 17, 2006
20:30
Italy  2–3
 France

 Kazakhstan is promoted to Pool A and  Italy is relegated to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played at Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania from December 11, 2006 through December 17, 2006. Group B was played at Elektrėnai, Lithuania from December 10, 2006 through December 16, 2006:

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
 Hungary 5 5 0 0 0 52 12 15
 Romania 5 3 1 1 0 23 13 11
 Croatia 5 3 1 0 1 23 16 10
 Spain 5 2 3 0 0 16 30 6
 Iceland 5 1 4 0 0 13 35 3
 Australia 5 0 5 0 0 11 32 0

All times local

December 11, 2006
13:30
Croatia  6–1
 Australia
December 11, 2006
17:00
Iceland  3–4
 Spain
December 11, 2006
20:30
Romania  2–8
 Hungary
December 12, 2006
13:30
Australia  1–3
 Iceland
December 12, 2006
17:00
Hungary  12–4
 Spain
December 12, 2006
20:30
Croatia  3–4 (OT)
 Romania
December 14, 2006
13:30
Hungary  11–5
 Australia
December 14, 2006
17:00
Croatia  8–6
 Iceland
December 14, 2006
20:30
Romania  6–1
 Spain
December 15, 2006
13:30
Iceland  1–17
 Hungary
December 15, 2006
17:00
Spain  1–6
 Croatia
December 15, 2006
20:30
Australia  1–6
 Romania
December 17, 2006
13:30
Spain  6–3
 Australia
December 17, 2006
17:00
Hungary  4–0
 Croatia
December 17, 2006
20:30
Romania  5–0
 Iceland

 Hungary is promoted to Division I and  Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Group B[edit]

Note:  Serbia has been entered in place of  Serbia and Montenegro.

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
 Lithuania 5 4 0 1 0 30 7 14
 Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 30 13 10
 Japan 5 2 1 2 0 31 14 8
 South Korea 5 1 3 0 1 13 18 4
 Mexico 5 1 4 0 0 7 37 3
 Serbia 5 1 4 0 0 12 34 3

All times local

December 10, 2006
13:00
South Korea  3–4 (OT)
 Japan
December 10, 2006
16:30
Netherlands  9–1
 Mexico
December 10, 2006
20:00
Lithuania  8–1
 Serbia
December 11, 2006
13:00
Netherlands  5–2
 South Korea
December 11, 2006
16:30
Japan  8–1
 Serbia
December 11, 2006
20:00
Mexico  0–9
 Lithuania
December 13, 2006
13:00
Japan  11–1
 Mexico
December 13, 2006
16:30
South Korea  4–5
 Serbia
December 13, 2006
20:00
Netherlands  3–4 (OT)
 Lithuania
December 14, 2006
13:00
Mexico  0–4
 South Korea
December 14, 2006
16:30
Serbia  1–8
 Netherlands
December 14, 2006
20:00
Lithuania  5–3
 Japan
December 16, 2006
13:00
Serbia  4–5
 Mexico
December 16, 2006
16:30
South Korea  0–4
 Lithuania
December 16, 2006
20:00
Japan  5–4 (OT)
 Netherlands

 Lithuania is promoted to Division I and  Serbia is relegated to Division III for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Division III[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, which was played at the Ankara Ice Palace in Ankara, Turkey from January 8, 2007 through January 14, 2007:

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
 China 5 4 0 1 0 37 12 14
 Belgium 5 4 0 0 1 38 12 13
 New Zealand 5 2 2 1 0 22 18 8
 Armenia 5 2 2 0 1 26 27 7
 Turkey 5 1 4 0 0 9 31 3
 Bulgaria 5 0 5 0 0 13 45 0

All times local

January 8, 2007
13:00
New Zealand  6–5 (OT)
 Armenia
January 8, 2007
16:30
Belgium  9–1
 Bulgaria
January 8, 2007
20:00
Turkey  0–6
 China
January 9, 2007
13:00
China  15–3
 Bulgaria
January 9, 2007
16:30
Armenia  4–7
 Belgium
January 9, 2007
20:00
New Zealand  2–6
 Turkey
January 11, 2007
13:00
China  7–4
 Armenia
January 11, 2007
16:30
New Zealand  1–5
 Belgium
January 11, 2007
20:00
Turkey  4–2
 Bulgaria
January 12, 2007
13:00
Belgium  4–5 (OT)
 China
January 12, 2007
16:30
Bulgaria  2–8
 New Zealand
January 12, 2007
20:00
Armenia  4–2
 Turkey
January 14, 2007
13:00
Bulgaria  5–9
 Armenia
January 14, 2007
16:30
Turkey  1–13
 Belgium
January 14, 2007
20:00
China  4–1
 New Zealand

 China and  Belgium are promoted to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also[edit]

Preceded by
2006 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 2007 World Championships
Succeeded by
2008 World Juniors

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d TSN (2007-01-05). "Canada beats Russia in Gold Medal Game". tsn.ca. Archived from the original on 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  2. ^ a b International Ice Hockey Federation (2007-01-05). "Goalkeepers". iihf.com. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 
  3. ^ International Ice Hockey Federation (2007-01-05). "Scoring leaders". iihf.com. Retrieved 2007-01-05. 

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