1986 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1986 IIHF World U20 Championship
WJC 1986 logo.gif
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams8
Venue(s)15 (in 15 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored246 (8.79 per match)
Attendance154,172 (5,506 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Shayne Corson
(14 points)
1985
1987

The 1986 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1986 WJHC) was the tenth edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 26, 1985, until January 4, 1986. It was held mainly in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Soviet Union won the gold medal, its seventh championship, Canada won silver and the United States won bronze. The bronze medal was the first for the Americans in tournament history.

Final standings[edit]

The 1986 tournament was a round-robin format, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
1st, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union 7 7 0 0 42 14 14
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Canada 7 5 2 0 54 21 10
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United States 7 4 3 0 35 26 8
4  Czechoslovakia 7 4 3 0 30 20 8
5  Sweden 7 4 3 0 26 23 8
6  Finland 7 3 4 0 31 23 6
7   Switzerland 7 1 6 0 19 54 2
8  West Germany 7 0 7 0 9 65 0

West Germany was relegated to Pool B for 1987.

Results[edit]

December 26, 1985Canada 12 – 1  SwitzerlandHamilton
December 26, 1985Soviet Union 7 – 3 United StatesLondon
December 26, 1985Sweden 2 – 0 FinlandOrillia
December 26, 1985Czechoslovakia 9 – 3 West GermanyNewmarket
December 27, 1985Canada 18 – 2 West GermanyKitchener
December 27, 1985Finland 9 – 2  SwitzerlandSt. Catharines
December 27, 1985Soviet Union 6 – 1 SwedenOshawa
December 27, 1985United States 5 – 2 CzechoslovakiaHamilton
December 29, 1985Canada 5 – 2 United StatesHamilton
December 29, 1985Soviet Union 7 – 3  SwitzerlandGuelph
December 29, 1985Sweden 3 – 2 CzechoslovakiaStratford
December 29, 1985Finland 7 – 2 West GermanyToronto
December 30, 1985Canada 9 – 2 SwedenHamilton
December 30, 1985Czechoslovakia 7 – 2  SwitzerlandDundas
December 30, 1985Soviet Union 10 – 0 West GermanyKitchener
December 30, 1985Finland 7 – 5 United StatesOshawa
January 1, 1986Canada 6 – 5 FinlandToronto
January 1, 1986Soviet Union 4 – 3 CzechoslovakiaLondon
January 1, 1986United States 4 – 1 West GermanyHamilton
January 1, 1986Sweden 7 – 1  SwitzerlandOakville
January 2, 1986Soviet Union 4 – 1 CanadaHamilton
January 2, 1986Czechoslovakia 2 – 0 FinlandBrantford
January 2, 1986Sweden 10 – 0 West GermanyHalton Hills
January 2, 1986United States 11 – 3  SwitzerlandNiagara Falls
January 4, 1986Czechoslovakia 5 – 3 CanadaHamilton
January 4, 1986United States 5 – 1 SwedenHamilton
January 4, 1986Switzerland  7 – 1 West GermanyBrantford
January 4, 1986Soviet Union 4 – 3 FinlandHamilton

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Shayne Corson  Canada 7 7 14
2 Joe Murphy  Canada 4 10 14
3 Valeri Kamensky  Soviet Union 7 6 13
4 Joe Nieuwendyk  Canada 7 5 12
4 Jim Sandlak  Canada 7 5 12
4 Radek Ťoupal  Czechoslovakia 7 5 12
7 Stephen Leach  United States 6 5 11
8 Jiří Kučera  Czechoslovakia 5 5 10
8 Michal Pivoňka  Czechoslovakia 5 5 10
8 Igor Vyazmikin  Soviet Union 5 5 10

Tournament awards[edit]

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Soviet Union Yevgeni Belosheikin Soviet Union Yevgeni Belosheikin
Defencemen Soviet Union Mikhail Tatarinov Canada Sylvain Côté
Soviet Union Mikhail Tatarinov
Forwards Canada Jim Sandlak Czechoslovakia Michal Pivoňka
Canada Shayne Corson
Soviet Union Igor Vyazmikin

Pool B[edit]

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Klagenfurt Austria from March 13 to 22. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Poland Norway Austria Romania Japan Netherlands Italy Bulgaria
1  Poland 7 6 1 0 46 17 12 4 - 3 12 - 1 4 - 2 3 - 0 8 - 9 9 - 2 6 -0
2  Norway 7 5 1 1 54 18 11 3 - 4 10 - 6 4 - 4 8 - 0 12 - 0 4 - 3 13 - 1
3  Austria 7 5 2 0 42 35 10 1 - 12 6 - 10 4 - 3 6 - 5 8 - 0 9 - 3 8 - 2
4  Romania 7 3 2 2 32 28 8 2 - 4 4 - 4 3 - 4 7 - 5 6 - 5 4 - 4 6 - 2
5  Japan 7 3 4 0 35 31 6 0 - 3 0 - 8 5 - 6 5 - 7 6 - 5 7 - 2 12 - 0
6  Netherlands 7 3 4 0 30 43 6 9 - 8 0 - 12 0 - 8 5 - 6 5 - 6 4 - 2 7 - 1
7  Italy 7 1 5 1 26 40 3 2 - 9 3 - 4 3 - 9 4 - 4 2 - 7 2 - 4 10 - 3
8  Bulgaria 7 0 7 0 9 62 0 0 - 6 1 - 13 2 - 8 2 - 6 0 - 12 1 - 7 3 - 10

Poland was promoted to Pool A and Bulgaria was relegated to Pool C for 1987.

Pool C[edit]

This tournament was played in Gap, France, from March 21 to 27. China made its debut in the junior tournament.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS France Denmark United Kingdom China Hungary Belgium
1  France 5 4 0 1 52 13 9 4 - 4 14 - 2 11 - 4 10 - 2 13 - 1
2  Denmark 5 3 0 2 29 16 8 4 - 4 10 - 4 4 - 2 7 - 2 4 - 4
3  Great Britain 5 3 2 0 20 32 6 2 - 14 4 - 10 6 - 4 4 - 2 4 - 2
4  China 5 2 3 0 23 27 4 4 - 11 2 - 4 4 - 6 6 - 4 7 - 2
5  Hungary 5 1 4 0 16 32 2 2 - 10 2 - 7 2 - 4 4 - 6 6 - 5
6  Belgium 5 0 4 1 14 34 1 1 - 13 4 - 4 2 - 4 2 - 7 5 - 6

France was promoted to Pool B for 1987.

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1986 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at Passionhockey.com