1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1980 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Finland
DatesDecember 27, 1979 –
January 2, 1980
Teams8
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored178 (8.9 per match)
Attendance60,784 (3,039 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov
(11 points)
1979
1981

The 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1980 WJHC) was the fourth edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 27, 1979, until January 2, 1980. The tournament was held in Helsinki, Finland. The Soviet Union won its fourth consecutive gold medal, while Finland won the silver, and Sweden the bronze.

Pool A[edit]

The 1980 tournament divided participants into two divisions of four teams, each playing three games. The top two teams in each division advanced to the championship round, while the bottom two were placed in the consolation round. Each division played another round robin. The top three teams in the championship won the gold, silver and bronze medals. Teams that faced each other in the first round had their results carried over to the final rounds.

Final standings[edit]

This is the aggregate standings, ordered according to final placing. The four teams in the championship round were ranked one through four, while the four teams in the consolation round were ranked five through eight regardless of overall record.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1st, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 24 9 10
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Finland 5 4 1 0 29 8 8
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden 5 2 2 1 23 15 5
4  Czechoslovakia 5 2 3 0 28 27 4
5  Canada 5 3 2 0 25 18 6
6  West Germany 5 2 3 0 15 28 4
7  United States 5 1 3 1 21 26 3
8   Switzerland 5 0 5 0 13 47 0

  Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Preliminary round[edit]

Gold group[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 16 6 6
 Finland 3 2 1 0 22 4 4
 Canada 3 1 2 0 15 15 2
  Switzerland 3 0 3 0 6 34 0
December 27, 1979Finland 2 – 1
(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
 CanadaHelsinki
December 27, 1979Soviet Union 6 – 0
(1–0, 3–0, 2–0)
  SwitzerlandHelsingin Jäähalli
December 28, 1979Soviet Union 8 – 5
(4–1, 1–3, 3–1)
 CanadaVantaa
December 28, 1979Finland 19 – 1
(6–0, 6–0, 7–1)
  SwitzerlandHelsinki
December 30, 1979Canada 9 – 5
(4–1, 2–2, 3–2)
  SwitzerlandVantaa
December 30, 1979Finland 1 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 1–1)
 Soviet UnionHelsinki

Blue group[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 20 10 5
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 24 17 4
 West Germany 3 1 2 0 10 20 2
 United States 3 0 2 1 10 17 1
December 27, 1979United States 3 – 7
(1–1, 1–1, 1–5)
 CzechoslovakiaVantaa
December 27, 1979Sweden 5 – 1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
 West GermanyVantaa
December 28, 1979Sweden 5 – 5
(3–1, 2–2, 0–2)
 United StatesVantaa
December 28, 1979Czechoslovakia 13 – 4
(5–1, 5–1, 3–2)
 West GermanyVantaa
December 30, 1979West Germany 5 – 2
(3–0, 0–2, 2–0)
 United StatesHelsingin Jäähalli
December 30, 1979Sweden 10 – 4
(3–1, 4–0, 3–3)
 CzechoslovakiaHelsinki

Consolation round[edit]

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the consolation round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 0 19 8 6
 West Germany 3 2 1 0 10 10 4
 United States 3 1 2 0 13 14 2
  Switzerland 3 0 3 0 12 22 0
January 1, 1980Canada 4 – 2
(0–0, 3–2, 1–0)
 United StatesHelsingin Jäähalli
January 1, 1980West Germany 4 – 2
(2–1, 1–0, 1–1)
  SwitzerlandVantaa
January 2, 1980Canada 6 – 1
(1–0, 4–0, 1–1)
 West GermanyHelsinki
January 2, 1980United States 9 – 5
(1–1, 4–2, 4–2)
  SwitzerlandVantaa

Championship round[edit]

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the championship round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 10 4 6
 Finland 3 2 1 0 8 6 4
 Sweden 3 1 2 0 13 9 2
 Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 0 8 20 0
January 1, 1980Finland 3 – 2
(0–1, 3–0, 0–1)
 SwedenHelsinki
January 1, 1980Soviet Union 6 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 5–0)
 CzechoslovakiaHelsinki
January 2, 1980Finland 4 – 2
(1–1, 1–1, 2–0)
 CzechoslovakiaHelsingin Jäähalli
January 2, 1980Soviet Union 2 – 1
(0–1, 2–0, 0–0)
 SwedenHelsingin Jäähalli

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Vladimir Krutov  Soviet Union 7 4 11
2 Jari Kurri  Finland 4 7 11
3 Håkan Loob  Sweden 7 2 9
4 Jan Vodila  Czechoslovakia 6 2 8
5 Kari Jalonen  Finland 3 5 8
6 Dusan Pasek  Czechoslovakia 6 1 7
7 Reijo Ruotsalainen  Finland 4 3 7
8 Dino Ciccarelli  Canada 5 1 6
9 Ari Lahteenmäki  Finland 4 2 6
Scott Carlston  United States 4 2 6

Tournament awards[edit]

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Finland Jari Paavola Finland Jari Paavola
Defencemen Finland Reijo Ruotsalainen Sweden Tomas Jonsson
Finland Reijo Ruotsalainen
Forwards Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov Sweden Håkan Loob
Soviet Union Igor Larionov
Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov

Pool B[edit]

The second tier of the World Junior Championship was contested in Klagenfurt, Austria from March 7 to 13, 1980. Eight teams were divided into two groups of four that played a round robin, followed by placement games against the respective team in the other group. The Hungarian team made their first appearance this year.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Austria 3 3 0 0 29 6 6
 Norway 3 2 1 0 22 7 4
 Denmark 3 1 2 0 14 17 2
 Hungary 3 0 3 0 9 44 0
Norway 6 – 2
(3–1, 2–0, 1–1)
 Denmark
Austria 19 – 3
(10–1, 6–0, 3–2)
 Hungary
Austria 8 – 2 Denmark
Hungary 3 – 15 Norway
Denmark 10 – 3 Hungary
Austria 2 – 1 Norway

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Poland 3 3 0 0 27 6 6
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 16 10 4
 Italy 3 1 2 0 10 16 2
 France 3 0 3 0 8 29 0
France 2 – 8
(2–4, 0–1, 0–3)
 Italy
Poland 5 – 3
(4–2, 1–1, 0–0)
 Netherlands
Poland 12 – 2 France
Italy 1 – 4 Netherlands
France 4 – 9 Netherlands
Poland 10 – 1 Italy

Final round[edit]

7th place game[edit]

France 11 – 2 Hungary

5th place game[edit]

Denmark 4 – 2 Italy

3rd place game[edit]

Norway 6 – 3 Netherlands

1st place game[edit]

Austria 4 – 3 Poland

 Austria was promoted to Pool A for the 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Petter Thoresen  Norway 9 2 11
2 Thomas Cijan  Austria 7 2 9
3 Peter Raffl  Austria 8 0 8
4 Fred Homburg  Netherlands 6 2 8
5 Marek Bomba  Poland 3 5 8

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1977–81 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at passionhockey.com