2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2009 IIHF World U20 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates December 26 - January 5
Teams 10
Venue(s) Scotiabank Place and
Ottawa Civic Centre (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Canada (15th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Russia
Fourth place  Slovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 241 (7.77 per match)
Attendance 453,282 (14,622 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Cody Hodgson (16 points)
MVP Canada John Tavares
2008
2010

The 2009 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2009 WJHC), is the 2009 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was hosted in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Games were held at the Ottawa Civic Centre and Scotiabank Place.[1] The tournament set a record for WJC attendance at 453,282. Canada won the gold medal for a record-tying fifth consecutive time.[2]

Bid process[edit]

Five potential bid groups formally submitted their bids before the March 31, 2006, deadline and made their final presentations to the selection committee in Calgary on April 18, 2006:[3]

On May 3, 2006, Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League announced that Ottawa was chosen to host the 2009 tournament.[4]

Venues[edit]

Scotiabank Place
Capacity: 19,153
Ottawa Civic Centre
Capacity: 9,862
Scotiabankplaceottawa.JPG Ottawa Civic Centre sideview 2004.jpg
 CanadaOttawa  CanadaOttawa

Top division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advance to...
 Canada 4 4 0 0 0 35 6 12 Semifinals
 United States 4 3 0 0 1 28 12 9 Quarterfinals
 Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 21 14 6 Quarterfinals
 Germany 4 1 0 0 3 12 19 3 Relegation round
 Kazakhstan 4 0 0 0 4 2 46 0 Relegation round
Schedule[5]

All times local (EST/UTC-5)

December 26, 2008
15:30
Germany  2 – 8
 United States Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,795 (98.1%)
December 26, 2008
19:30
Canada  8 – 1
 Czech Republic Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,622 (102.4%)
December 27, 2008
15:30
Kazakhstan  0 – 9
 Germany Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,305 (95.6%)
December 28, 2008
15:30
Kazakhstan  0 – 15
 Canada Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,176 (100.1%)
December 28, 2008
19:30
United States  4 – 3
 Czech Republic Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,847 (103.6%)
December 29, 2008
19:30
Germany  1 – 5
 Canada Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,326 (100.9%)
December 30, 2008
15:30
Czech Republic  6 – 0
 Germany Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 17,976 (93.9%)
December 30, 2008
19:30
United States  12 – 0
 Kazakhstan Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,288 (95.5%)
December 31, 2008
15:30
Czech Republic  10 – 2
 Kazakhstan Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 17,664 (92.2%)
December 31, 2008
19:30
Canada  7 – 4
 United States Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 20,223 (105.6%)

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advance to...
 Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 21 3 12 Semifinals
 Russia 4 3 0 0 1 17 9 9 Quarterfinals
 Slovakia 4 1 1 0 2 12 15 5 Quarterfinals
 Finland 4 1 0 1 2 10 12 4 Relegation round
 Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 5 26 0 Relegation round
Schedule[5]

All times local (EST/UTC-5)

December 26, 2008
14:30
Latvia  1 – 4
 Russia Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,441 (95.7%)
December 26, 2008
18:30
Finland  1 – 3
 Sweden Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,658 (97.9%)
December 27, 2008
18:30
Slovakia  7 – 2
 Latvia Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,370 (95.0%)
December 28, 2008
14:30
Russia  5 – 2
 Finland Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,715 (98.5%)
December 28, 2008
18:30
Sweden  3 – 1
 Slovakia Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,726 (98.6%)
December 29, 2008
14:30
Latvia  1 – 10
 Sweden Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,622 (97.6%)
December 30, 2008
14:30
Russia  8 – 1
 Slovakia Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,419 (95.5%)
December 30, 2008
18:30
Finland  5 – 1
 Latvia Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,376 (95.1%)
December 31, 2008
14:30
Sweden  5 – 0
 Russia Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,675 (98.1%)
December 31, 2008
18:30
Slovakia  3 – 2 GWS
 Finland Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,312 (94.4%)

Relegation round[edit]

The results from matches between teams from the same group in the preliminary round are carried forward to this round.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Finland 3 3 0 0 0 15 3 9
 Latvia 3 2 0 0 1 15 7 6
 Germany 3 1 0 0 2 11 10 3
 Kazakhstan 3 0 0 0 3 2 23 0

Schedule[edit]

All times local (EST/UTC-5)[5]

January 2, 2009
18:30
Germany  1 – 7
 Latvia Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,888 (100.2%)
January 3, 2009
18:30
Finland  7 – 1
 Kazakhstan Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,180 (93.1%)
January 4, 2009
14:30
Finland  3 – 1
 Germany Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,192 (93.2%)
January 4, 2009
18:30
Latvia  7 – 1
 Kazakhstan Ottawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,173 (93.0%)

 Germany and  Kazakhstan are relegated to Division I for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        B3   Slovakia 3  
  A2   United States 3     B1   Sweden 5    
  B3   Slovakia 5         WSF1   Sweden 1
      WSF2   Canada 5
        B2   Russia 5    
  B2   Russia 5     A1   Canada 6 (GWS)   Third place
  A3   Czech Republic 1   LSF1   Slovakia 2
  LSF2   Russia 5

Quarterfinals[edit]

January 2, 2009
15:30
United States  3 – 5
 Slovakia Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,042 (94.2%)
January 2, 2009
19:30
Russia  5 – 1
 Czech Republic Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,753 (97.9%)

Semifinals[edit]

January 3, 2009
15:30
Sweden  5 – 3
 Slovakia Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,112 (94.6%)
January 3, 2009
19:30
Canada  6 – 5 GWS
 Russia Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,327 (100.9%)

5th place playoff[edit]

January 4, 2009
19:30
United States  3 – 2 OT
 Czech Republic Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 17,936 (93.6%)

3rd place playoff[edit]

January 5, 2009
15:30
Slovakia  2 – 5
 Russia Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,763 (98.0%)

Final[edit]

January 5, 2009
19:30
Sweden  1 – 5
 Canada Scotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 20,380 (106.4%)

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Cody Hodgson  Canada 6 5 11 16 +8 2
2 John Tavares  Canada 6 8 7 15 +7 0
3 Jordan Eberle  Canada 6 6 7 13 +9 2
4 Nikita Filatov  Russia 7 8 3 11 +3 6
5 Tomáš Tatar  Slovakia 7 7 4 11 -2 4
6 Jordan Schroeder  United States 6 3 8 11 +1 2
7 James van Riemsdyk  United States 6 6 4 10 +1 4
8 Jan Káňa  Czech Republic 6 6 3 9 +2 0
9 Teemu Hartikainen  Finland 6 3 6 9 +4 4
9 P. K. Subban  Canada 6 3 6 9 +12 6
9 Colin Wilson  United States 6 3 6 9 +1 4

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Source:[6]

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Jacob Markström  Sweden 298 8 .943 1.61 1
2 Juha Metsola  Finland 245 6 .939 1.47 0
3 Vadim Zhelobnyuk  Russia 292 11 .925 2.26 0
4 Dustin Tokarski  Canada 248 11 .906 2.65 1
5 Nauris Enkuzens  Latvia 346 25 .903 4.33 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts Source:[7]
09:50, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Tournament awards[edit]

Source:[8]

Most Valuable Player
All-star team
IIHF best player awards

Final standings[edit]

Team
 Canada
 Sweden
 Russia
4th  Slovakia
5th  United States
6th  Czech Republic
7th  Finland
8th  Latvia
9th  Germany
10th  Kazakhstan

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. Group A was played in Herisau, Switzerland between December 14 and December 20, 2008. Group B was played in Aalborg, Denmark between December 15 and December 21, 2008:[1]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 Switzerland 5 5 0 0 0 31 7 24 15
 Belarus 5 4 0 0 1 39 7 32 12
 France 5 3 0 0 2 33 17 16 9
 Slovenia 5 2 0 0 3 31 17 14 6
 Poland 5 1 0 0 4 7 23 -16 3
 Estonia 5 0 0 0 5 6 76 -70 0

 Switzerland is promoted to the Top Division and  Estonia is relegated to Division II for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 Austria 5 4 0 1 0 28 9 19 13
 Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 16 13 3 12
 Norway 5 2 1 0 2 14 17 -3 8
 Italy 5 2 1 0 2 14 10 4 8
 Ukraine 5 1 0 0 4 10 16 -6 3
 Hungary 5 0 0 1 4 11 28 -17 1

 Austria is promoted to the Top Division and  Hungary is relegated to Division II for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania between December 15 and December 21, 2008. Group B was played in Logroño, Spain between January 10 and January 15, 2009:[1]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 Japan 5 4 0 0 1 45 11 34 12
 Lithuania 5 4 0 0 1 35 9 26 12
 South Korea 5 2 2 0 1 19 18 1 10
 Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 17 32 -15 6
 Serbia 5 0 1 1 3 10 33 -23 3
 Romania 5 0 0 2 3 9 32 -23 2

 Japan was promoted to Division I for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Group B[edit]

Croatian national team, winners of Group B.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 34 15 19 15
 Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 29 10 19 12
 Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 28 12 16 9
 Mexico 5 2 0 0 3 11 27 -16 6
 Spain 5 1 0 0 4 12 19 -7 3
 China 5 0 0 0 5 9 40 -31 0

 Croatia was promoted to Division I for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Division III[edit]

The Division III tournament was to have been played in North Korea, but was cancelled.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2009 World Championship Program". iihf.com. Archived from the original on 24 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Canada Defeats Sweden to Win Fifth Straight WJHC Gold". TSN. 2009-01-05. Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-06. 
  3. ^ "Hockey Canada announces bid finalists for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship". hockeycanada.ca. April 10, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  4. ^ "Ottawa chosen to host 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship". hockeycanada.ca. May 3, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  5. ^ a b c "2009 World Junior Schedule". tsn.ca. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  6. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/172/IHM172Z12_85B_1_0.pdf
  7. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/172/IHM172Z12_85A_1_0.pdf
  8. ^ "Tavares named MVP". IIHF. January 6, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Championnat du monde des moins de 20 ans 2008/2009". Retrieved 6 January 2011. 

"2009 IIHF World U20 Championship". IIHF. Archived from the original on 1 January 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2008. 

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