1990 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1990 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Finland
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams10
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored261 (9.32 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Czechoslovakia Robert Reichel (21 points)
1989
1991

The 1990 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1990 WJHC) was the 14th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held mainly in Helsinki, Finland. Canada won the gold medal, its fourth world junior championship, while the Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia won silver and bronze, respectively.

Final standings[edit]

The 1990 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)  Canada 7 5 1 1 36 18 11
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Soviet Union 7 5 1 1 50 23 11
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Czechoslovakia 7 5 2 0 51 17 10
4  Finland 7 4 2 1 32 21 9
5  Sweden 7 4 2 1 38 29 9
6  Norway 7 2 5 0 25 51 4
7  United States 7 1 6 0 22 37 2
8  Poland 7 0 7 0 7 65 0

Poland was relegated to Pool B for 1991.

Results[edit]

December 26, 1989Canada 3 – 2 United StatesTurku
December 26, 1989Soviet Union 11 – 0 PolandKerava
December 26, 1989Sweden 4 – 3 NorwayKauniainen
December 26, 1989Czechoslovakia 7 – 1 FinlandHelsinki
December 27, 1989Soviet Union 12 – 2 NorwayKauniainen
December 27, 1989Czechoslovakia 7 – 1 United StatesHelsinki
December 28, 1989Canada 12 – 0 PolandKauniainen
December 28, 1989Finland 5 – 2 SwedenTurku
December 29, 1989Canada 6 – 3 NorwayKerava
December 29, 1989Soviet Union 3 – 2 FinlandTurku
December 29, 1989Czechoslovakia 11 – 1 PolandKauniainen
December 29, 1989Sweden 6 – 5 United StatesHelsinki
December 30, 1989Czechoslovakia 13 – 2 NorwayKauniainen
December 30, 1989Soviet Union 7 – 3 United StatesHelsinki
December 31, 1989Canada 3 – 3 FinlandHelsinki
December 31, 1989Sweden 14 – 0 PolandTurku
January 1, 1990Canada 6 – 4 Soviet UnionHelsinki
January 1, 1990Czechoslovakia 7 – 2 SwedenTurku
January 1, 1990Finland 8 – 2 NorwayHelsinki
January 1, 1990United States 3 – 2 PolandKerava
January 2, 1990Soviet Union 8 – 5 CzechoslovakiaHelsinki
January 2, 1990Norway 6 – 5 United StatesKerava
January 3, 1990Sweden 5 – 4 CanadaHelsinki
January 3, 1990Finland 7 – 1 PolandHelsinki
January 4, 1990Canada 2 – 1 CzechoslovakiaTurku
January 4, 1990Soviet Union 5 – 5 SwedenHelsinki
January 4, 1990Norway 7 – 3 PolandTurku
January 4, 1990Finland 6 – 3 United StatesHelsinki


Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Robert Reichel  Czechoslovakia 10 11 21
2 Jaromír Jágr  Czechoslovakia 5 13 18
3 David Chyzowski  Canada 9 4 13
4 Patric Englund  Sweden 9 2 11
5 Bobby Holík  Czechoslovakia 6 5 11
6 Andrei Kovalenko  Soviet Union 5 6 11
7 Vyacheslav Kozlov  Soviet Union 4 7 11
8 Pavel Bure  Soviet Union 7 3 10
9 Daniel Rydmark  Sweden 3 7 10
10 Roman Oksiuta  Soviet Union 7 2 9

Tournament awards[edit]

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Canada Stéphane Fiset Canada Stéphane Fiset
Defencemen Soviet Union Alexander Godynyuk Soviet Union Alexander Godynyuk
Czechoslovakia Jiří Šlégr
Forwards Czechoslovakia Robert Reichel Canada Dave Chyzowski
Czechoslovakia Jaromír Jágr
Czechoslovakia Robert Reichel

Pool B[edit]

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Bad Tölz West Germany from March 26 to April 4. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Switzerland West Germany Japan Denmark France Austria Romania Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1   Switzerland 7 6 1 0 48 14 12 3 - 0 8 - 4 7 - 1 4 - 6 9 - 2 6 - 1 11 - 0
2  West Germany 7 6 1 0 35 12 12 0 - 3 5 - 2 4 - 2 5 - 2 4 - 0 11 - 1 6 - 2
3  Japan 7 4 2 1 38 33 9 4 - 8 2 - 5 5 - 3 5 - 4 9 - 2 6 - 4 7 - 7
4  Denmark 7 2 3 2 26 31 6 1 - 7 2 - 4 3 - 5 6 - 2 4 - 4 5 - 5 5 - 4
5  France 7 3 4 0 39 30 6 6 - 4 2 - 5 4 - 5 2 - 6 11 - 2 4 - 5 10 - 3
6  Austria 7 2 4 1 20 43 5 2 - 9 0 - 4 2 - 9 4 - 4 2 - 11 3 - 2 7 - 4
7  Romania 7 2 4 1 27 39 5 1 - 6 1 - 11 4 - 6 5 - 5 5 - 4 2 - 3 9 - 4
8  Yugoslavia 7 0 6 1 24 55 1 0 - 11 2 - 6 7 - 7 4 - 5 3 - 10 4 - 7 4 - 9

Switzerland was promoted to Pool A and Yugoslavia was relegated to Pool C for 1991.

Pool C[edit]

Pool C was contested by seven teams in Eindhoven Netherlands from March 16 to 25. The South Korean juniors made their debut this year.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Netherlands North Korea Italy Bulgaria South Korea United Kingdom Hungary
1  Netherlands 6 5 1 0 40 17 10 3 - 4 4 - 3 6 - 2 11 - 4 7 - 2 9 - 2
2  North Korea 6 4 1 1 27 14 9 4 - 3 3 - 1 4 - 4 10 - 1 2 - 3 4 - 2
3  Italy 6 4 2 0 34 11 8 3 - 4 1 - 3 6 - 1 6 - 0 7- 1 11 - 2
4  Bulgaria 6 3 2 1 26 30 7 2 - 6 4 - 4 1 - 6 7 - 6 3 - 2 9 - 6
5  South Korea 6 2 4 0 24 40 4 4 - 11 1 - 10 0 - 6 6 - 7 6 - 4 7 - 2
6  Great Britain 6 2 4 0 18 30 4 2 - 7 3 - 2 1 - 7 2 - 3 4 - 6 6 - 5
7  Hungary 6 0 6 0 19 46 0 2 - 9 2 - 4 2 - 11 6 - 9 2 - 7 5 - 6

The Netherlands was promoted to Pool B for 1991.

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1990 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at Passionhockey.com