1995 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1995 IIHF World U20 Championship
1995 WJHC logo.jpg
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember – January 4
Teams8
Venue(s)13 (in 13 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (8th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored249 (8.89 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Marty Murray
(15 points)
1994
1996

The 1995 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1995 WJHC) was the 19th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was hosted in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada with games held throughout central Alberta. The host Canadians won their third straight gold medal, and its eighth overall, while Russia won silver, and Sweden the Bronze

Final standings[edit]

The 1995 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 7 0 0 49 22 14
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Russia 7 5 2 0 36 24 10
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden 7 4 2 1 35 21 9
4  Finland 7 3 3 1 29 26 7
5  United States 7 3 4 0 28 33 6
6  Czech Republic 7 3 4 0 43 26 6
7  Germany 7 1 6 0 17 55 2
8  Ukraine 7 1 6 0 12 42 2

No team was relegated to Pool B as the tournament expanded to ten teams for 1996.

Results[edit]

December 26, 1994 Canada7 – 1 UkraineRed Deer
December 26, 1994 Sweden10 – 2 GermanyLeduc
December 26, 1994 Czech Republic3 – 0 FinlandSpruce Grove
December 26, 1994 United States4 – 3 RussiaInnisfail
December 27, 1994 Canada9 – 1 GermanyRed Deer
December 27, 1994 Russia4 – 3 Czech RepublicStettler
December 27, 1994 Finland6 – 2 UkraineRocky Mountain House
December 27, 1994 Sweden4 – 2 United StatesRed Deer
December 29, 1994 Canada8 – 3 United StatesRed Deer
December 29, 1994 Sweden4 – 3 Czech RepublicRed Deer
December 29, 1994 Russia4 – 2 UkraineEdmonton
December 29, 1994 Finland7 – 1 GermanyWetaskiwin
December 30, 1994 Canada7 – 5 Czech RepublicCalgary
December 30, 1994 Sweden7 – 1 UkraineSherwood Park
December 30, 1994 Russia8 – 1 GermanyLacombe
December 30, 1994 Finland7 – 5 United StatesRed Deer
January 1, 1995 Canada6 – 4 FinlandEdmonton
January 1, 1995 Russia6 – 4 SwedenCalgary
January 1, 1995 Czech Republic10 – 1 UkraineRed Deer
January 1, 1995 United States5 – 3 GermanyEdmonton
January 2, 1995 Canada8 – 5 RussiaRed Deer
January 2, 1995 Finland3 – 3 SwedenCalgary
January 2, 1995 Czech Republic14 – 3 GermanyRed Deer
January 2, 1995 Ukraine3 – 2 United StatesCamrose
January 4, 1995 Canada4 – 3 SwedenRed Deer
January 4, 1995 Russia6 – 2 FinlandRed Deer
January 4, 1995 Germany6 – 2 UkraineStettler
January 4, 1995 United States7 – 5 Czech RepublicPonoka

Scoring leaders[edit]

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Marty Murray  Canada 6 9 15
2 Jason Allison  Canada 3 12 15
3 Bryan McCabe  Canada 3 9 12
4 Alexander Serikow  Germany 2 9 11
5 Éric Dazé  Canada 8 2 10
5 Alexander Korolyuk  Russia 8 2 10
7 Adam Deadmarsh  United States 6 4 10
7 Václav Varaďa  Czech Republic 6 4 10
9 Josef Marha  Czech Republic 5 5 10
10 Vadim Sharifyanov  Russia 4 6 10

Tournament awards[edit]

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Russia Yevgeni Tarasov Ukraine Igor Karpenko
Defencemen Canada Bryan McCabe Canada Bryan McCabe
Sweden Anders Eriksson
Forwards Canada Marty Murray Canada Jason Allison
Canada Éric Dazé
Canada Marty Murray

Pool B[edit]

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Caen, Rouen, Le Havre, and Louviers France from December 27 to January 5. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games. Two teams were promoted, no team was relegated because of the expansion of the top tier.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Switzerland Slovakia Poland France Norway Austria Japan Italy
1   Switzerland 7 5 0 2 40 12 12 3 - 1 4 - 4 4 - 1 4 - 4 6 - 1 11 - 1 8 - 0
2  Slovakia 7 5 2 0 33 16 10 1 - 3 4 - 2 6 - 1 4 - 1 8 - 2 7 - 3 3 - 4
3  Poland 7 4 2 1 26 22 9 4 - 4 2 - 4 0 - 6 5 - 4 4 - 1 6 - 0 5 - 3
4  France 7 4 3 0 24 15 8 1 - 4 1 - 6 6 - 0 1 - 2 3 - 0 6 - 3 6 - 0
5  Norway 7 3 3 1 27 26 7 4 - 4 1 - 4 4 - 5 2 - 1 2 - 7 9 - 1 5 - 4
6  Austria 7 2 4 1 20 31 5 1 - 6 2 - 8 1 - 4 0 - 3 7 - 2 4 - 4 5 - 4
7  Japan 7 1 5 1 17 44 3 1 - 11 3 - 7 0 - 6 3 - 6 1 - 9 4 - 4 5 - 1
8  Italy 7 1 6 0 16 37 2 0 - 8 4 - 3 3 - 5 0 - 6 4 - 5 4 - 5 1 - 5

  Switzerland and  Slovakia were promoted to Pool A for 1996.

Qualification for Pool C1[edit]

This would be the final year for a pre-tournament qualification. The winner of this tournament would participate in the C1 pool, second and third would participate in C2. It was played from September 3 to 5, in Minsk, Belarus.[1]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Belarus Kazakhstan Slovenia
 Belarus 2 2 0 0 13 5 4 8 - 4 5 - 1
 Kazakhstan 2 1 1 0 15 8 2 4 - 8 11 - 0
 Slovenia 2 0 2 0 1 16 0 1 - 5 0 - 11

Pool C1[edit]

Eight teams were divided into two round robin groups, with placement games to follow (1st played 1st, etc.). Because there were to be two teams promoted, each group winner secured promotion before the placement games. The tournament took place from December 29 to January 3, in Puigcerda Spain.

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Hungary Belarus Romania United Kingdom
 Hungary 3 3 0 0 22 3 6 5 - 2 11 - 0 6 - 1
 Belarus 3 2 1 0 13 9 4 2 - 5 3 - 2 8 - 2
 Romania 3 1 2 0 6 17 2 0 - 11 2 - 3 4 - 3
 Great Britain 3 0 3 0 6 18 0 1 - 6 2 - 8 3 - 4

 Hungary was promoted to Pool B for 1996.

Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Latvia Denmark Spain Netherlands
 Latvia 3 3 0 0 29 6 6 7 - 5 9 - 0 13 - 1
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 15 11 4 5 - 7 5 - 2 5 - 2
 Spain 3 1 2 0 6 17 2 0 - 9 2 - 5 4 - 3
 Netherlands 3 0 3 0 6 22 0 1 - 13 2 - 5 3 - 4

 Latvia was promoted to Pool B for 1996.

Placement Games[edit]

Pool C2[edit]

Six teams played a round robin, with the top two gain promotion for the following year's Pool C, the remaining teams would be placed in Pool D. It was played from December 31 to January 6, in Tallinn Estonia.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Kazakhstan Slovenia Estonia Lithuania Croatia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
1  Kazakhstan 5 3 0 2 47 10 8 3 - 3 13 - 1 11 - 2 2 - 2 18 - 2
2  Slovenia 5 3 0 2 40 15 8 3 - 3 3 - 3 9 - 3 8 - 2 17 - 4
3  Estonia 5 2 1 2 24 25 6 1 - 13 3 - 3 6 - 4 2 - 2 12 - 3
4  Lithuania 5 2 3 0 29 30 4 2 - 11 3 - 9 4 - 6 7 - 2 13 - 2
5  Croatia 5 0 2 3 10 21 3 2 - 2 2 - 8 2 - 2 2 - 7 2 - 2
6  Yugoslavia 5 0 4 1 13 62 1 2 - 18 4 - 17 3 - 12 2 - 13 2 - 2

 Kazakhstan and  Slovenia were promoted to Pool C for 1996.

References[edit]

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1995 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • http://www.passionhockey.com/hockeyarchives/U-20_1995.htm at Passionhockey.com