1968 IIHF European U19 Championship

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The 1968 IIHF European U19 Championship was the first official edition of the IIHF European Junior Championships. Tampere in Finland hosted the six team tournament from 26 December 1967 to 3 January 1968. Finland were qualified as hosts; the other five participants were qualified through the playoffs, played in November and December 1967.[1]

Qualification[edit]

10 November 1967Switzerland  1–3
(1-0, 0-2, 0-1)
 East GermanySchaffhausen
12 November 1967East Germany 10–1
(4-0, 1-0, 5-1)
  SwitzerlandCrimmitschau

East Germany qualified for the main tournament.


26 November 1967Norway 1–18
(1-5, 0-5, 0-8)
 SwedenSarpsborg
27 November 1967Norway 0–17
(0-6, 0-5, 0-6)
 SwedenOslo

Sweden qualified for the main tournament.


2 December 1967France 1–16
(0-2, 1-4, 0-10)
 PolandReims
3 December 1967France 6–6
(1-4, 2-0, 3-2)
 PolandReims

Poland qualified for the main tournament.


2 December 1967Soviet Union 9–1
(2-0, 4-0, 3-1)
 BulgariaReims
4 December 1967Soviet Union 4–0
(0-0, 1-0, 3-0)
 BulgariaReims

Soviet Union qualified for the main tournament.


West Germany not played Czechoslovakia
West Germany not played Czechoslovakia

West Germany withdrew. Czechoslovakia qualified for the main tournament.

Tournament[edit]

Team TCH URS SWE FIN POL GDR GF/GA Points
1.  Czechoslovakia 4:3 5:2 8:5 14:4 15:0 46:14 10
2.  Soviet Union 3:4 6:4 5:2 16:2 9:2 39:14 8
3.  Sweden 2:5 4:6 4:2 5:5 21:1 36:19 5
4.  Finland 5:8 2:5 2:4 9:1 8:3 26:21 4
5.  Poland 4:14 2:16 5:5 1:9 7:2 19:46 3
6.  East Germany 0:15 2:9 1:21 3:8 2:7 08:60 0

East Germany was relegated to Group B for 1969.

Tournament Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League (pgs 530-2). Total Sports. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.