2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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Not to be confused with 2011 IIHF World U18 Championships.
2011 IIHF World U20 Championships
2011 IIHF U-20 Championship logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates December 26, 2010 – January 5, 2011
Teams 10
Arena(s)  (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Russia (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  United States
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 201 (6.48 per match)
Attendance 329,687 (10,635 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Canada Brayden Schenn (18 points)
MVP Canada Brayden Schenn
2010
2012

The 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships (2011 WJHC), was the 2011 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was hosted by the United States.[1] The games were played in Western New York, at HSBC Arena in Buffalo and Niagara University's Dwyer Arena in Lewiston.[2] Russia won the gold medal with a 5–3 victory over Canada in the championship game, after completing the biggest comeback in the WJHC history. Being down 3–0 after two periods, the Russians scored five goals in the third period to capture their first WJHC gold medal since 2003. The host team, the United States, won the bronze medal with a 4–2 win over Sweden.

Bid process[edit]

Co-host of the 2005 tournament, Grand Forks, North Dakota, also submitted a bid to host the 2011 tournament.[3] In addition, Detroit was mentioned as a possible host city.[2][4]

Venues[edit]

HSBC Arena
Capacity: 18,690
Dwyer Arena
Capacity: 2,100
HSBC Arena.jpg Niagara University Dwyer Arena.jpg
 United StatesBuffalo  United StatesLewiston

Summary[edit]

Exhibition games[edit]

A series of five exhibition games were held between several of the teams at Sports Centre at MCC in Brighton, New York and the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena in Jamestown, New York[5] in conjunction with, and immediately prior to, the tournament.

Preliminary round[edit]

The Preliminary Round robin consisted of two pools of five teams each, played in a round robin format. The United States (Pool A) and Sweden (Pool B) went undefeated to finish first in their respective pools and earn an automatic berth in the semifinals. To qualify for the quarterfinals, Canada and Russia finished second and third in Pool B while Finland and Switzerland did likewise in Pool A. The remaining teams, Slovakia, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Norway were sent to the relegation round.

Relegation round[edit]

In the relegation round, Slovakia and Norway played in the first game, with Slovakia winning 5–0. The Czech Republic defeated Germany 3–2 in the second game. After the first day of action, the final results were decided and the remaining games were meaningless. Germany lost to Norway 3–1 and the Czech Republic defeated Slovakia 5–2 in the final relegation games. Norway and Germany were relegated to Division I for the 2012 tournament.[6]

Medal round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

The first quarterfinal game saw Russia take on Finland. Russia trailed by two goals late in the game, but scored twice to tie and send it to overtime. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the game-winning goal in overtime.[7] In the other quarterfinal, Canada easily defeated Switzerland 4–1.

Semifinals[edit]

The first semi-final featured Russia and Sweden. Controversy erupted in the second period as an apparent icing call on Russia was waved off by the on-ice officials, allowing the Russians to score and take a 2–0 lead. The Swedish team protested the non-call, but the goal stood. The Swedes did forge a comeback and took a 3–2 lead in the third period, but the Russians scored late to force overtime for the second consecutive game. The game went to a shootout with Russia winning, 4–3.[8] The second semifinal was a highly anticipated rematch of the previous year's gold medal game between Canada and the United States, the defending champions. In front of a mainly Canadian crowd that made the trip to Buffalo, Canada earned a berth in the final with a 4–1 victory over their American rivals.[9]

Fifth place game[edit]

The fifth place game featured the losing teams of the quarter-final games. Switzerland defeated Finland 3–2 in a shootout to take fifth place.[6]

Bronze medal game[edit]

The United States defeated Sweden 4–2 to win the bronze medal, its first ever WJHC medal on home ice.[10]

Gold medal game[edit]

The gold medal game was between Canada and Russia. The game marked Canada's tenth consecutive appearance in the final. The Russians had lost their three previous gold medal games to Canada. Canada led 3-0 after two periods. However, the Russians scored five unanswered goals in the third period, including two in a span of 13 seconds, to win the game 5–3 and capture the gold medal. It was Russia's first gold medal since 2003 and Canada's second straight silver medal finish. Brayden Schenn of Canada was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.[11]

The game delivered one of the largest television audiences in Canadian history, with an average of 6.88 million viewers watching on TSN and another 652,000 watching the French-language broadcast on RDS. An estimated half of Canadians watched a portion or all of the game.[12]

Top division[edit]

Rosters[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advanced to
 United States 4 3 1 0 0 15 4 11 Semifinals
 Finland 4 3 0 1 0 17 4 10 Quarterfinals
  Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 11 13 6 Quarterfinals
 Slovakia 4 0 1 0 3 7 19 2 Relegation round
 Germany 4 0 0 1 3 5 15 1 Relegation round

All times local (EST/UTC-5)

December 26, 2010
12:30
Germany  3–4
(0–4, 1–0, 2–0)
  Switzerland HSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,629
December 26, 2010
20:00
Finland  2 – 3 OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
(OT: 0–1)
 United States HSBC Arena
Attendance: 14,093
December 27, 2010
19:00
Slovakia  2 – 1 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
 Germany HSBC Arena
Attendance: 12,942
December 28, 2010
12:30
Switzerland   0–4
(0–1, 0–1, 0–2)
 Finland HSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,518
December 28, 2010
20:00
United States  6–1
(2–0, 4–1, 0–0)
 Slovakia HSBC Arena
Attendance: 12,750
December 29, 2010
15:30
Finland  5–1
(1–0, 3–0, 1–1)
 Germany HSBC Arena
Attendance: 14,362
December 30, 2010
15:00
Switzerland   6–4
(3–1, 1–1, 2–2)
 Slovakia HSBC Arena
Attendance: 12,731
December 30, 2010
19:00
Germany  0–4
(0–2, 0–2, 0–0)
 United States HSBC Arena
Attendance: 15,276
December 31, 2010
12:30
Slovakia  0–6
(0–3, 0–3, 0–0)
 Finland HSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,371
December 31, 2010
20:00
United States  2–1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
  Switzerland HSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,417

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advanced to
 Sweden 4 3 1 0 0 21 9 11 Semifinals
 Canada 4 3 0 1 0 28 12 10 Quarterfinals
 Russia 4 2 0 0 2 19 13 6 Quarterfinals
 Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 10 21 3 Relegation round
 Norway 4 0 0 0 4 4 27 0 Relegation round

All times local (EST/UTC-5)

December 26, 2010
16:00
Russia  3–6
(1–1, 2–2, 0–3)
 Canada HSBC Arena
Attendance: 18,690
December 26, 2010
16:00
Norway  1–7
(0–2, 0–2, 1–3)
 Sweden Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,320
December 27, 2010
19:00
Czech Republic  2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 Norway Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,381
December 28, 2010
16:00
Canada  7–2
(2–1, 3–0, 2–1)
 Czech Republic HSBC Arena
Attendance: 17,919
December 28, 2010
19:00
Sweden  2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
 Russia Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,400
December 29, 2010
19:30
Norway  1–10
(1–6, 0–1, 0–3)
 Canada HSBC Arena
Attendance: 17,061
December 30, 2010
15:00
Sweden  6–3
(3–1, 2–2, 1–0)
 Czech Republic Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,388
December 30, 2010
19:00
Russia  8–2
(2–2, 1–0, 5–0)
 Norway Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,382
December 31, 2010
16:00
Canada  5 – 6 GWS
(3–2, 1–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Sweden HSBC Arena
Attendance: 17,761
December 31, 2010
19:00
Czech Republic  3–8
(1–4, 1–4, 1–0)
 Russia Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,400

Relegation round[edit]

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

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
 Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 0 10 4 9
 Slovakia 3 1 1 0 1 9 6 5
 Norway 3 1 0 0 2 3 8 3
 Germany 3 0 0 1 2 4 8 1

All times local (EST/UTC-5)

January 2, 2011
15:30
Slovakia  5–0
(2–0, 0–0, 3–0)
 Norway Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,189
January 2, 2011
19:30
Czech Republic  3–2
(0–0, 1–1, 2–1)
 Germany Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,171
January 4, 2011
15:30
Germany  1–3
(0–1, 1–0, 0–2)
 Norway Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,108
January 4, 2011
19:30
Czech Republic  5–2
(2–0, 3–2, 0–0)
 Slovakia Dwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,080

 Norway and  Germany were relegated to Division I for the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit]

  Quarter-Finals     Semi-Finals     Gold Medal Game
                           
      B1   Sweden 3  
  A2   Finland 3     B3   Russia 4**    
  B3   Russia 4*         B3   Russia 5
      B2   Canada 3
      A1   United States 1    
  B2   Canada 4     B2   Canada 4   Bronze Medal Game
  A3    Switzerland 1   B1   Sweden 2
  A1   United States 4

* Decided in Overtime.

** Decided in Shootout.

Quarterfinals[edit]

January 2, 2011
15:30
Canada  4–1
(1–1, 1–0, 2–0)
  Switzerland HSBC Arena
Attendance: 14,890
January 2, 2011
19:30
Finland  3 – 4 OT
(1–1, 1–0, 1–2)
(OT: 0–1)
 Russia HSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,471

Semifinals[edit]

January 3, 2011
15:30
Sweden  3 – 4 GWS
(0–1, 1–1, 2–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
 Russia HSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,435
January 3, 2011
19:30
United States  1–4
(0–2, 0–1, 1–1)
 Canada HSBC Arena
Attendance: 18,690

5th place playoff[edit]

January 4, 2011
19:30
Finland  2–3 GWS
(2–1, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  Switzerland HSBC Arena
Attendance: 14,052

Bronze medal game[edit]

January 5, 2011
15:30
Sweden  2–4
(0–0, 1–1, 1–3)
 United States HSBC Arena
Attendance: 16,104

Gold medal game[edit]

January 5, 2011
19:30
Canada  3–5
(2–0, 1–0, 0–5)
 Russia HSBC Arena
Attendance: 18,690

Scoring leaders[edit]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Brayden Schenn  Canada 7 8 10 18 +10 0
2 Evgeny Kuznetsov  Russia 7 4 7 11 +7 4
2 Vladimir Tarasenko  Russia 7 4 7 11 +8 0
4 Ryan Ellis  Canada 7 3 7 10 +2 2
5 Richard Pánik  Slovakia 6 8 2 10 +1 12
6 Maxim Kitsyn  Russia 7 5 4 9 +7 0
7 Teemu Pulkkinen  Finland 6 3 6 9 +2 6
8 Ryan Johansen  Canada 7 3 6 9 +4 2
9 Dmitri Orlov  Russia 7 1 8 9 +10 6
10 Jakub Jeřábek  Czech Republic 6 1 7 8 +1 4

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

Source:[13]

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Jack Campbell  United States 353:35 10 1.70 94.08 0
2 Joni Ortio  Finland 354:52 11 1.86 93.12 1
3 Niklas Treutle  Germany 186:04 7 2.26 93.00 0
4 Mark Visentin  Canada 239:05 8 2.01 92.31 0
5 Dmitri Shikin  Russia 342:11 16 2.81 92.00 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source:[14]
09:50, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Tournament awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player
All-star team
IIHF best player awards

Final standings[edit]

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

Division I[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. Group A was played in Babruysk, Belarus, between December 13 and December 19, 2010.[15] Group B was played in Bled, Slovenia, between December 12 and December 18, 2010.[16]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 Latvia 5 5 0 0 0 21 3 +18 15
 Belarus 5 4 0 0 1 18 9 +9 12
 Great Britain 5 3 0 0 2 12 10 +2 9
 Italy 5 2 0 0 3 13 8 +5 6
 Japan 5 1 0 0 4 9 15 −6 3
 Ukraine 5 0 0 0 5 4 32 −28 0
Promoted to Top Division Relegated to Division II

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 35 14 +21 12
 Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 31 14 +17 12
 Austria 5 3 1 0 1 24 13 +11 11
 Kazakhstan 5 2 0 0 3 19 24 −5 6
 Croatia 5 1 0 1 3 16 35 −19 4
 Lithuania 5 0 0 0 5 10 35 −25 0
Promoted to Top Division Relegated to Division II

Division II[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played in Tallinn, Estonia.[17] Group B was played in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania, between December 13 and December 19, 2010.[18]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 France 5 5 0 0 0 49 5 +44 15
 Netherlands 5 3 0 1 1 19 16 +3 10
 Spain 5 3 0 0 2 12 16 −4 9
 Belgium 5 1 1 0 3 17 34 −17 5
 Estonia 5 1 0 0 4 16 29 −13 3
 Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 10 23 −13 3
Promoted to Division I Relegated to Division III

Group B[edit]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 Poland 5 5 0 0 0 61 10 +51 15
 Hungary 5 4 0 0 1 50 16 +34 12
 South Korea 5 3 0 0 2 27 30 −3 9
 Romania 5 2 0 0 3 16 24 −8 6
 Australia 5 1 0 0 4 21 39 −18 3
 China 5 0 0 0 5 10 66 −56 0
Promoted to Division I Relegated to Division III

Division III[edit]

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament. This group played in Mexico City, Mexico, between January 9 to 18, 2011. The two teams with the best records, Mexico and Serbia, were promoted to Division II for the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[19]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
 Mexico 6 6 0 0 0 39 9 +30 18
 Serbia 6 5 0 0 1 56 8 +48 15
 North Korea 6 4 0 0 2 37 22 +15 12
 Turkey 6 3 0 0 3 36 33 +3 9
 New Zealand 6 2 0 0 4 17 43 −26 6
 Bulgaria 6 0 1 0 5 13 52 −39 2
 Chinese Taipei 6 0 0 1 5 16 47 −31 1
promoted to Division II

Rosters[edit]

References[edit]

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  8. ^ "RUSSIA DOWNS SWEDEN IN SO TO ADVANCE TO GOLD MEDAL GAME". tsn.ca. 5 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Canada advances to final with convincing 4–1 win against U.S.". nhl.com. 5 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "U.S. takes Bronze with 4–2 defeat of Sweden". nhl.com. 5 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Russia rallies to stun Canada 5–3 for WJC gold". nhl.com. 5 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Gold medal game delivers record audience on TSN, RDS". tsn.ca. 5 January 2011. 
  13. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/236/IHM236000_85B_10_0.pdf
  14. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/236/IHM236000_85A_10_0.pdf
  15. ^ "2011 IIHF WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIP Div. I Group A". iihf.com. 
  16. ^ "2011 IIHF WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIP Div. I Group B". iihf.com. 
  17. ^ "2011 IIHF WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIP Div. II Group A". iihf.com. 
  18. ^ "2011 IIHF WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIP Div. II Group B". iihf.com. 
  19. ^ "2011 IIHF WORLD U20 CHAMPIONSHIP Div. III". iihf.com. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2010 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
2011
See also: 2011 World Championships
Succeeded by
2012 World Juniors