2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2008 IIHF World U20 Championship
2008 WJHC logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host country  Czech Republic
Dates December 26 - January 5
Teams 10
Venue(s) ČEZ Arena and
Tipsport Arena (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (14th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Russia
Fourth place  United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 197 (6.35 per match)
Attendance 103,179 (3,328 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States James van Riemsdyk (11 points)
MVP Canada Steve Mason
Website http://www.worldjuniors2008.com
2007
2009

The 2008 IIHF World U20 Championship, or, as it is commonly referred to in Canada as the 2008 World Juniors and the United States, the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2008 WJHC) is the 2008 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The Elite group, what the IIHF refer to as the Top Division, was held in Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic, between 26 December 2007 and 5 January 2008. Canada won the gold medal for the fourth consecutive time.

Venues[edit]

ČEZ Aréna
Capacity: 10,194
Tipsport Arena
Capacity: 7,500
Pardubice, Sukova str.jpg Tipsport Arena, Liberec.JPG
 Czech RepublicPardubice  Czech RepublicLiberec

Rosters[edit]

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 22 9 12
 Canada 4 3 0 0 1 12 5 9
 Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 12 11 6
 Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 9 14 3
 Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 7 23 0
Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

December 26, 2007
16:00
Sweden  4–3
 Slovakia ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 7,692
December 26, 2007
20:00
Czech Republic  0–3
 Canada ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 10,057
December 27, 2007
16:00
Slovakia  0–2
 Canada ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 3,657
December 27, 2007
20:00
Czech Republic  5–2
 Denmark ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 3,260
December 28, 2007
18:00
Denmark  1–10
 Sweden ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 654
December 29, 2007
16:00
Slovakia  2–5
 Czech Republic ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 10,194
December 29, 2007
20:00
Canada  3–4
 Sweden ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 8,547
December 30, 2007
18:00
Denmark  3–4
 Slovakia ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 468
December 31, 2007
14:00
Sweden  4–2
 Czech Republic ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 6,272
December 31, 2007
18:00
Canada  4-1
 Denmark ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 1,158

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 United States 4 4 0 0 0 17 8 12
 Russia 4 3 0 0 1 18 14 9
 Finland 4 1 1 0 2 16 15 5
 Kazakhstan 4 1 0 0 3 8 16 3
 Switzerland 4 0 0 1 3 9 15 1
Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

December 26, 2007
16:00
United States  5–1
 Kazakhstan Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,029
December 26, 2007
20:00
Finland  4–7
 Russia Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,720
December 27, 2007
16:00
Kazakhstan  4–5
 Russia Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 796
December 27, 2007
20:00
Finland  4–3 OT
 Switzerland Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 980
December 28, 2007
18:00
Switzerland  2–4
 United States Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,222
December 29, 2007
16:00
Kazakhstan  0–5
 Finland Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,354
December 29, 2007
20:00
Russia  2–3
 United States Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 4,654
December 30, 2007
18:00
Switzerland  1–3
 Kazakhstan Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 513
December 31, 2007
14:00
Russia  4–3
 Switzerland Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 551
December 31, 2007
18:00
United States  5–3
 Finland Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,133

Relegation Round[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 3 3 0 0 0 17 5 9
 Kazakhstan 3 2 0 0 1 9 12 6
 Switzerland 3 1 0 0 2 8 10 3
 Denmark 3 0 0 0 3 8 15 0

Note: Matches  Denmark 3–4  Slovakia and  Switzerland 1–3  Kazakhstan from the Preliminary Round (both on Dec 30th, 2007) are included as well since these results carry forward

Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

January 2, 2008
16:00
Slovakia  5–2
 Switzerland Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 564
January 2, 2008
20:00
Kazakhstan  6–3
 Denmark Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 149
January 3, 2008
16:00
Switzerland  5–2
 Denmark Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 251
January 3, 2008
20:00
Slovakia  8–0
 Kazakhstan Tipsport Arena
Attendance: 564

 Denmark and  Switzerland are relegated to Division I for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Final Round[edit]

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      QF1   Canada 4  
  A2   Canada 4     B1   United States 1    
  B3   Finland 2         SF1   Sweden 2
      SF2   Canada 3 (OT)
      QF2   Russia 1    
  B2   Russia 4     A1   Sweden 2 (OT)   Third place
  A3   Czech Republic 1   QF1   United States 2
  QF2   Russia 4
Quarter Finals
January 2, 2008
16:00
Canada  4–2
 Finland ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 5,187
January 2, 2008
20:00
Russia  4–1
 Czech Republic ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 8,420
5th Place Playoff
January 3, 2008
18:00
Czech Republic  5–1
 Finland ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 483
Semi Finals
January 4, 2008
16:00
Sweden  2–1 OT
 Russia ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 3,286
January 4, 2008
20:00
United States  1–4
 Canada ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 5,621
Bronze Medal Game
January 5, 2008
16:00
United States  2–4
 Russia ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 5,468
Gold Medal Game
January 5, 2008
20:00
Sweden  2–3 OT
 Canada ČEZ Arena
Attendance: 7,480

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
James van Riemsdyk  United States 6 5 6 11 +4 2
Nikita Filatov  Russia 7 4 5 9 +7 10
Marek Slovák  Slovakia 6 2 7 9 +2 12
Kyle Turris  Canada 7 4 4 8 +3 2
Arnaud Jacquemet  Switzerland 6 2 6 8 +1 4
David Skokan  Slovakia 6 2 6 8 +1 6
Jordan Schroeder  United States 6 1 7 8 +1 2
Yevgeni Rymarev  Kazakhstan 6 6 1 7 +2 0
Colin Wilson  United States 5 6 1 7 +2 4
Robin Figren  Sweden 6 5 2 7 +4 2

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Steve Mason  Canada 303 6 .951 1.19 2
Július Hudáček  Slovakia 359 16 .921 2.67 1
Sergei Bobrovsky  Russia 366 15 .916 2.46 0
Michal Neuvirth  Czech Republic 240 10 .910 2.50 0
Jhonas Enroth  Sweden 309 12 .905 2.33 0

Tournament awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player[1]
All-star team[2]
IIHF best player awards[1]

Final standings[edit]

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

Winning team roster[edit]

Roster of the winning Canadian team.

Pos. No. Player Team Age
GK 1 Jonathan Bernier United States Lewiston Maineiacs 19
GK 30 Steve Mason Canada London Knights/Kitchener Rangers 19
D 27 Karl Alzner Canada Calgary Hitmen 19
D 8 Drew Doughty Canada Guelph Storm 18
D 2 Josh Godfrey Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 19
D 4 Thomas Hickey United States Seattle Thunderbirds 18
D 3 Logan Pyett Canada Regina Pats 19
D 23 Pernell Karl Subban Canada Belleville Bulls 18
D 15 Luke Schenn Canada Kelowna Rockets 18
F 11 Zach Boychuk Canada Lethbridge Hurricanes 18
F 18 Colton Gillies Canada Saskatoon Blades 18
F 28 Claude Giroux Canada Gatineau Olympiques 19
F 32 Matt Halischuk Canada Kitchener Rangers 19
F 21 Riley Holzapfel Canada Moose Jaw Warriors 19
F 7 Stefan Legein Canada Niagara IceDogs 18
F 17 Brad Marchand Canada Halifax Mooseheads 19
F 22 Shawn Matthias Canada Belleville Bulls 19
F 34 Wayne Simmonds Canada Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 19
F 10 Steven Stamkos Canada Sarnia Sting 17
F 12 Brandon Sutter Canada Red Deer Rebels 18
F 20 John Tavares Canada Oshawa Generals 17
F 19 Kyle Turris United States University of Wisconsin 18
  • ↑ Age on first day of tournament.

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament, that was held from December 9, through December 18, 2007. Group A was played at Bad Toelz, Germany. Group B was played at Riga, Latvia:

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Germany 5 5 0 0 0 42 6 15
 Austria 5 4 0 0 1 36 11 12
 Norway 5 3 0 0 2 19 16 9
 Poland 5 1 0 1 3 7 24 4
 Ukraine 5 0 1 1 3 10 26 3
 Lithuania 5 0 1 0 4 8 39 2

 Germany is promoted to Pool A and  Lithuania is relegated to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Latvia 5 4 0 0 1 28 9 12
 Belarus 5 4 0 0 1 21 8 12
 Slovenia 5 3 1 0 1 17 8 11
 Hungary 5 2 0 0 3 17 21 6
 France 5 1 0 0 4 14 29 3
 Great Britain 5 0 0 1 4 8 30 1

 Latvia is promoted to Pool A and  Great Britain is relegated to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament, that was held from December 9, through December 16, 2007. Group A was played at Canazei, Italy. Group B was played at Tallinn, Estonia:

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Italy 5 5 0 0 0 37 8 15
 Japan 5 4 0 0 1 37 7 12
 South Korea 5 3 0 0 2 18 11 9
 Belgium 5 1 1 0 3 12 21 5
 Romania 5 1 0 1 3 13 30 4
 Iceland 5 0 0 0 5 7 47 0

 Italy is promoted to Division I and  Iceland is relegated to Division III for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 Estonia 5 4 1 0 0 35 8 14
 Netherlands 5 4 0 1 0 36 5 13
 Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 24 19 9
 Spain 5 2 0 0 3 24 27 6
 Mexico 5 1 0 0 4 8 27 3
 China 5 0 0 0 5 8 49 0

 Estonia is promoted to Division I and  China is relegated to Division III for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Division III[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, that was held from January 16 through January 24, 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
 New Zealand 6 6 0 0 0 66 15 18
 Serbia 6 5 0 0 1 55 7 15
 Armenia 6 4 0 0 2 47 23 12
 Australia 6 3 0 0 3 44 23 9
 South Africa 6 2 0 0 4 26 52 6
 Turkey 6 1 0 0 5 18 62 3
 Bulgaria 6 0 0 0 6 10 84 0

 New Zealand and  Serbia were promoted to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Best players selected by the directorate and MVP IIHF.com. Retrieved on May 19, 2008.
  2. ^ Media all stars IIHF.com. Retrieved on May 19, 2008.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2007 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 2008 World Championships
Succeeded by
2009 World Juniors