IIHF World U18 Championship

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IIHF World U18 Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 IIHF World U18 Championships
SportIce hockey
Inaugural season1999
No. of teams10
Most recent
champion(s)
 Sweden (1st title)
Most titles United States (10 titles)
Relegation toDivision I
Official websiteIIHF.com

The IIHF U18 World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-18 ice hockey teams from around the world. The tournament is usually played in April and is organized according to a system similar to Ice Hockey World Championships and World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

History[edit]

The United States has dominated the tournament with ten championships followed by Finland with four championships, and Canada and Russia with three. The US will send most of its top ranked players that play together throughout the year on the USNTDP U-18 team while other countries such as Canada will have many of their top ranked players still playing in their respective junior league playoffs.[1] Players who do not participate in the World Championship due to their respective league postseasons have the alternative of representing their country in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in August.[1]

Results[edit]

  • (#) Number of tournaments (or 2nd placed/3rd places) won at the time.
Year 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Host city (cities) Host country
1999  Finland (1)  Sweden (1)  Slovakia (1) Füssen and Kaufbeuren  Germany
2000  Finland (2)  Russia (1)  Sweden (1) Kloten and Weinfelden   Switzerland
2001  Russia (1)   Switzerland (1)  Finland (1) Helsinki, Lahti and Heinola  Finland
2002  United States (1)  Russia (2)  Czech Republic (1) Piešťany and Trnava  Slovakia
2003  Canada (1)  Slovakia (1)  Russia (1) Yaroslavl  Russia
2004  Russia (2)  United States (1)  Czech Republic (2) Minsk  Belarus
2005  United States (2)  Canada (1)  Sweden (2) Plzeň and České Budějovice  Czech Republic
2006  United States (3)  Finland (1)  Czech Republic (3) Ängelholm and Halmstad  Sweden
2007  Russia (3)  United States (2)  Sweden (3) Tampere and Rauma  Finland
2008  Canada (2)  Russia (3)  United States (1) Kazan  Russia
2009  United States (4)  Russia (4)  Finland (2) Fargo and Moorhead  United States
2010  United States (5)  Sweden (2)  Finland (3) Minsk and Babruysk  Belarus
2011  United States (6)  Sweden (3)  Russia (2) Crimmitschau and Dresden  Germany
2012  United States (7)  Sweden (4)  Canada (1) Brno, Znojmo and Břeclav  Czech Republic
2013  Canada (3)  United States (3)  Finland (4) Sochi  Russia
2014  United States (8)  Czech Republic (1)  Canada (2) Lappeenranta and Imatra  Finland
2015  United States (9)  Finland (2)  Canada (3) Zug and Lucerne   Switzerland
2016  Finland (3)  Sweden (5)  United States (2) Grand Forks  United States
2017  United States (10)  Finland (3)  Russia (3) Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves[2]  Slovakia
2018  Finland (4)  United States (4)  Sweden (4) Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk[2]  Russia
2019  Sweden (1)  Russia (5)  United States (3) Örnsköldsvik and Umeå  Sweden[2]
2020 Plymouth and Ann Arbor  United States

Medal table[edit]

Country 1st, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medals
 United States 10 4 3 17
 Finland 4 3 4 11
 Russia 3 5 3 11
 Canada 3 1 3 7
 Sweden 1 5 4 10
 Czech Republic 0 1 3 4
 Slovakia 0 1 1 2
  Switzerland 0 1 0 1
Total 21 21 21 63

Hosting countries[edit]

Host country Tournaments
 Russia 4
 Finland 3
 Belarus 2
 Czech Republic 2
 Germany 2
 Slovakia 2
 Sweden 2
  Switzerland 2
 United States 2

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Canadian Press (12 August 2006). "Canada blanks U.S. to win under-18 gold". tsn.ca. Archived from the original on 26 August 2006. Retrieved 12 August 2006.
  2. ^ a b c "2016 IIHF Calendar of Events" (PDF). IIHF.com. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

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