1968 IIHF European U19 Championship

The 1968 IIHF European U19 Championship was the first official edition of the IIHF European Junior Championships. Tampere in Finland hosted the six team tournament from 26 December 1967 to 3 January 1968. Finland were qualified as hosts; the other five participants were qualified through the playoffs, played in November and December 1967.[1]

QualificationEdit

10 November 1967Switzerland   1–3
(1-0, 0-2, 0-1)
  East GermanySchaffhausen
12 November 1967East Germany  10–1
(4-0, 1-0, 5-1)
   SwitzerlandCrimmitschau

East Germany qualified for the main tournament.


26 November 1967Norway  1–18
(1-5, 0-5, 0-8)
  SwedenSarpsborg
27 November 1967Norway  0–17
(0-6, 0-5, 0-6)
  SwedenOslo

Sweden qualified for the main tournament.


2 December 1967France  1–16
(0-2, 1-4, 0-10)
  PolandReims
3 December 1967France  6–6
(1-4, 2-0, 3-2)
  PolandReims

Poland qualified for the main tournament.


2 December 1967Soviet Union  9–1
(2-0, 4-0, 3-1)
  BulgariaReims
4 December 1967Soviet Union  4–0
(0-0, 1-0, 3-0)
  BulgariaReims

Soviet Union qualified for the main tournament.


West Germany  not played  Czechoslovakia
West Germany  not played  Czechoslovakia

West Germany withdrew. Czechoslovakia qualified for the main tournament.

TournamentEdit

Team TCH URS SWE FIN POL GDR GF/GA Points
1.   Czechoslovakia 4:3 5:2 8:5 14:4 15:0 46:14 10
2.   Soviet Union 3:4 6:4 5:2 16:2 9:2 39:14 8
3.   Sweden 2:5 4:6 4:2 5:5 21:1 36:19 5
4.   Finland 5:8 2:5 2:4 9:1 8:3 26:21 4
5.   Poland 4:14 2:16 5:5 1:9 7:2 19:46 3
6.   East Germany 0:15 2:9 1:21 3:8 2:7 08:60 0

East Germany was relegated to Group B for 1969.

Tournament AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League (pgs 530-2). Total Sports. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.