1999 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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1999 IIHF U20 World Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Canada
Dates December 26 – January 5
Teams 10
Venue(s)(in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg  Russia (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg  Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg  Slovakia
Fourth place  Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played 31
Goals scored 225 (7.26 per match)
Attendance 173,453 (5,595 per match)
Scoring leader(s) United States Brian Gionta
(11 points)
1998
2000

The 1999 Ice Hockey World Junior Championship (1999 WJC) was held in Winnipeg, and five other communities in Manitoba, Canada from December 26, 1998 to January 5, 1999. In the gold medal match at Winnipeg Arena, Russia defeated Canada 3-2 on Artem Chubarov's overtime goal. The bronze medal was claimed by Slovakia, giving the six-year-old country its first medal at an IIHF event.

The playoff round reverts to six teams qualifying, with group leaders getting a bye to the semifinals.

Pool A[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Slovakia 4 3 0 1 10 7 7
 Canada 4 2 1 1 10 9 5
 Finland 4 2 2 0 17 16 4
 Czech Republic 4 1 3 0 11 12 2
 United States 4 1 3 0 13 17 2
December 26, 1998Slovakia 3 – 2 Czech RepublicBrandon
December 26, 1998Finland 6 – 3 United StatesWinnipeg
December 27, 1998Slovakia 0 – 0 CanadaBrandon
December 28, 1998Canada 6 – 4 FinlandWinnipeg
December 28, 1998Czech Republic 6 – 3 United StatesBrandon
December 29, 1998Slovakia 4 – 3 FinlandWinnipeg
December 30, 1998Canada 2 – 0 Czech RepublicWinnipeg
December 30, 1998Slovakia 3 – 2 United StatesSelkirk
December 31, 1998United States 5 – 2 CanadaWinnipeg
December 31, 1998Finland 4 – 3 Czech RepublicSelkirk

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Sweden 4 4 0 0 25 11 8
 Russia 4 3 1 0 25 4 6
 Kazakhstan 4 1 2 1 9 20 3
  Switzerland 4 1 3 0 5 17 2
 Belarus 4 0 3 1 9 21 1
December 26, 1998Sweden 4 – 2 RussiaWinnipeg
December 26, 1998Switzerland  4 – 3 BelarusSelkirk
December 27, 1998Kazakhstan 2 – 2 BelarusPortage la Prairie
December 28, 1998Sweden 5 – 1  SwitzerlandWinnipeg
December 28, 1998Russia 7 – 0 KazakhstanPortage la Prairie
December 29, 1998Russia 10 – 0 BelarusBrandon
December 30, 1998Kazakhstan 3 – 0  SwitzerlandBrandon
December 30, 1998Sweden 5 – 4 BelarusMorden
December 31, 1998Russia 6 – 0  SwitzerlandBrandon
December 31, 1998Sweden 11 – 4 KazakhstanTeulon

Relegation round[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 21 9 6
 United States 3 2 1 0 15 12 4
  Switzerland 3 1 2 0 12 13 2
 Belarus 3 0 3 0 7 21 0
December 26, 1998Switzerland  4 – 3 BelarusSelkirk
December 28, 1998Czech Republic 6 – 3 United StatesBrandon
January 3, 1999Czech Republic 10 – 2 BelarusWinnipeg
January 3, 1999United States 5 – 4  SwitzerlandPortage la Prairie
January 4, 1999Czech Republic 5 – 4  SwitzerlandMorden
January 4, 1999United States 7 – 2 BelarusSelkirk

 Belarus was relegated for the 2000 World Juniors

Final round[edit]

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      QF1  Canada 6  
  A2  Canada 12     B1  Sweden 1    
  B3  Kazakhstan 2         SF1  Canada 2
      SF2  Russia 3
      QF2  Russia 3    
  B2  Russia 3     A1  Slovakia 2   Third place
  A3  Finland 2   QF1  Sweden 4
  QF2  Slovakia 5

Quarterfinals[edit]

January 2, 1999Canada 12 – 2
(3–0, 5–0, 4–2)
 KazakhstanWinnipeg
January 2, 1999Russia 3 – 2 ot
(1–0, 0–2, 1–0, 1-0)
 FinlandWinnipeg

Semifinals[edit]

January 4, 1999Canada 6 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 3–0)
 SwedenWinnipeg
January 4, 1999Russia 3 – 2
(2–0, 1–2, 0–0)
 SlovakiaWinnipeg

5th place game[edit]

January 4, 1999Finland 6 – 1
(2–1, 2–0, 2–0,)
 KazakhstanBrandon

Bronze medal game[edit]

January 5, 19993rd, bronze medalist(s) Slovakia 5 – 4
(2–0, 1–3, 2–1)
 SwedenWinnipeg

Gold medal game[edit]

January 5, 19991st, gold medalist(s) Russia 3 – 2 ot
(1–0, 1–1, 0–1, 1-0)
 Canada 2nd, silver medalist(s)Winnipeg
Attendance: 13,225

Final ranking[edit]

Rank Country
1st, gold medalist(s)  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Slovakia
4  Sweden
5  Finland
6  Kazakhstan
7  Czech Republic
8  United States
9   Switzerland
10  Belarus

Scoring leaders[edit]

Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
Brian Gionta  United States 6 6 5 11 -1 6
Daniel Tkaczuk  Canada 7 6 4 10 +1 10
Daniel Sedin  Sweden 6 5 5 10 +6 2
Scott Gomez  United States 6 3 7 10 +2 4
Henrik Sedin  Sweden 6 3 6 9 +7 10
Tomáš Divíšek  Czech Republic 6 2 7 9 +2 6
Simon Gagné  Canada 7 7 1 8 +9 2
Christian Berglund  Sweden 6 4 4 8 +5 33
Eero Somervuori  Finland 6 4 4 8 0 2
Niklas Hagman  Finland 6 3 5 8 +3 2
Nik Antropov  Kazakhstan 6 3 5 8 –3 14

Goaltending leaders[edit]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Roberto Luongo  Canada 405:13 13 1.92 94.20 2
2 Alexei Volkov  Russia 407:27 10 1.47 93.55 0
3 Mika Lehto  Finland 206:52 8 2.32 93.28 0
4 Ján Lašák  Slovakia 359:48 14 2.33 92.71 1
5 Vlastimil Lakosil  Czech Republic 358:55 18 3.01 90.77 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF[1]

Tournament awards[edit]

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Canada Roberto Luongo Canada Roberto Luongo
Defencemen Russia Vitaly Vishnevskiy Canada Brian Campbell
Russia Vitaly Vishnevskiy
Forwards Russia Maxim Afinogenov Canada Daniel Tkaczuk
United States Brian Gionta
Russia Maxim Balmochnykh

Pool B[edit]

Played at Székesfehérvár and Dunaújváros, Hungary from December 27 to January 3. Two groups of four played round robins, and then the top three played each of the top three teams from the other group. All scores carried forward except the results against the lone eliminated team from each group.

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Denmark Latvia Germany Hungary
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 8 7 4 4 - 3 2 - 1 2 - 3
 Latvia 3 2 1 0 8 5 4 3 - 4 3 - 1 2 - 0
 Germany 3 1 2 0 10 5 2 1 - 2 1 - 3 8 - 0
 Hungary 3 1 2 0 3 12 2 3 - 2 0 - 2 0 - 8

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Ukraine Poland Norway France
 Ukraine 3 2 0 1 12 8 5 3 - 3 5 - 3 4 - 2
 Poland 3 1 1 1 11 10 3 3 - 3 5 - 2 3 - 5
 Norway 3 1 2 0 12 13 2 3 - 5 2 - 5 7 - 3
 France 3 1 2 0 10 14 2 2 - 4 5 - 3 3 - 7

Medal round[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Ukraine Poland Denmark Germany Latvia Norway
 Ukraine 5 4 0 1 26 11 9 3 - 3 7 - 3 5 - 1 6 - 1 5 - 3
 Poland 5 3 0 2 17 11 8 3 - 3 2 - 2 3 - 2 4 - 2 5 - 2
 Denmark 5 3 1 1 16 15 7 3 - 7 2 - 2 2 - 1 4 - 3 5 - 2
 Germany 5 1 4 0 11 14 2 1 - 5 2 - 3 1 - 2 1 - 3 6 - 1
 Latvia 5 1 4 0 10 17 2 1 - 6 2 - 4 3 - 4 3 - 1 1 - 2
 Norway 5 1 4 0 10 22 2 3 - 5 2 - 5 2 - 5 1 - 6 2 - 1

 Ukraine was promoted to Pool A for 2000.

Relegation round[edit]

France 3 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 0–0)
 Hungary
France 9 – 1
(1–0, 4–1, 4–0)
 Hungary

 Hungary lost two games to none and was relegated to Pool C for 2000.

Pool C[edit]

Played at Kaunas and Elektrenai, Lithuania from December 30 to January 3

Preliminary Round[edit]

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Japan Austria Lithuania Croatia
 Japan 3 3 0 0 16 4 6 7 - 1 4 - 1 5 - 2
 Austria 3 2 1 0 15 11 4 1 - 7 5 - 2 9 - 2
 Lithuania 3 0 2 1 8 14 1 1 - 4 2 - 5 5 - 5
 Croatia 3 0 2 1 9 19 1 2 - 5 2 - 9 5 - 5
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Italy Slovenia Estonia United Kingdom
 Italy 3 2 1 0 9 6 4 4 - 2 0 - 2 5 - 2
 Slovenia 3 2 1 0 13 9 4 2 - 4 5 - 4 6 - 1
 Estonia 3 1 1 1 9 8 3 2 - 0 4 - 5 3 - 3
 Great Britain 3 0 2 1 6 14 1 2 - 5 1 - 6 3 - 3

Placement Games[edit]

 Italy was promoted to Pool B, and  Croatia was relegated to Pool D for 2000.

Pool D[edit]

Played at Novi Sad, Yugoslavia from December 29 to January 4.

Group A[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Romania South Africa Bulgaria
 Romania 2 2 0 0 30 0 4 5 - 0 25 - 0
 South Africa 2 1 1 0 10 9 2 0 - 5 10 - 4
 Bulgaria 2 0 2 0 4 35 0 0 - 25 4 - 10

Group B[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Netherlands Mexico Turkey
 Netherlands 2 2 0 0 44 3 4 7 - 3 37 - 0
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 31 8 2 3 - 7 28 - 1
 Turkey 2 0 2 0 1 65 0 0 - 37 1 - 28

Group C[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Spain Iceland
 Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 21 2 4 6 - 1 15 - 1
 Spain 2 0 1 1 6 11 1 1 - 6 5 - 5
 Iceland 2 0 1 1 6 20 1 1 - 15 5 - 5

Promotion Group[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Netherlands Romania
 Yugoslavia 2 2 0 0 9 2 4 4 - 1 5 - 1
 Netherlands 2 1 1 0 7 6 2 1 - 4 6 - 2
 Romania 2 0 2 0 3 11 0 1 - 5 2 - 6

 Yugoslavia was promoted to Pool C for 2000.

4th to 6th[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Spain Mexico South Africa
 Spain 2 2 0 0 10 4 4 4 - 2 6 - 2
 Mexico 2 1 1 0 9 5 2 2 - 4 7 - 1
 South Africa 2 0 2 0 3 13 0 2 - 6 1 - 7

7th to 9th[edit]

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Bulgaria Iceland Turkey
 Bulgaria 2 2 0 0 21 2 4 9 - 2 12 - 0
 Iceland 2 1 1 0 18 9 2 2 - 9 16 - 0
 Turkey 2 0 2 0 0 28 0 0 - 12 0 - 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goalkeepers". IIHF.com. 14 July 2017. Archived from the original on 5 November 1999.