1975 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1975 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships were between December 26, 1974, and January 5, 1975, in several venues in Winnipeg and Brandon in Canada and in Minneapolis, Bloomington, and Fargo in the United States. The Soviet team won the tournament with a perfect 5–0 record.[1] This was the second edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship, but the results are not included in official IIHF records.[2] Canada was represented by an all-star team from just the Western Canada Hockey League, while the other five nations were represented by teams of all their top under-20 players.[3]

1975 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host countries Canada
 United States
DatesDecember 27, 1974 –
January 5, 1975
Teams6
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored95 (6.33 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Boris Chuchin
Sweden Dag Bredberg
(8 points)
1974
1976

Final standingsEdit

The tournament was a round-robin format, with each team playing each of the other five teams once each.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
    Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 22 8 10
    Canada 5 4 1 0 27 10 8
    Sweden 5 2 2 1 18 24 5
4   Czechoslovakia 5 1 2 2 9 11 4
5   Finland 5 1 3 1 10 14 3
6   United States 5 0 5 0 9 28 0

ResultsEdit

Finland  1 – 4  Soviet Union
Canada  10 – 2
(2–0, 6–1, 2–1)
  Sweden
Czechoslovakia  1 – 1  Finland
Canada  9 – 3  United States
Soviet Union  5 – 1
(2–0, 3–1, 0–0)
  Czechoslovakia
Sweden  7 – 3
(2–0, 1–1, 4–2)
  United States
Canada  2 – 1  Finland
Canada  3 – 0
(2–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union  3 – 1
(1–0, 2–1, 0–0)
  United States
Sweden  5 – 3
(3–2, 0–0, 2–1)
  Finland
Soviet Union  6 – 2
(0–0, 2–2, 4–0)
  Sweden
United States  0 – 5  Czechoslovakia
Canada  3 – 4
(1–2, 0–2, 2–0)
  Soviet Union
Finland  4 – 2  United States
Sweden  2 – 2
(1–1, 0–1, 1–0)
  Czechoslovakia

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Boris Chuchin   Soviet Union 4 4 8
Dag Bredberg   Sweden 4 4 8
3 Dale McMullin   Canada 3 5 8
4 Vladimir Kucherenko   Soviet Union 0 8 8
5 Emil Meszáros   Sweden 4 3 7
6 Kent Nilsson   Sweden 4 2 6
Bryan Trottier   Canada 4 2 6
8 Mel Bridgman   Canada 4 1 5
Viktor Khatulev   Soviet Union 4 1 5
10 Mark Davidson   Canada 3 2 5
Peter Šťastný   Czechoslovakia 3 2 5
Matti Hagman   Finland 3 2 5

Tournament awardsEdit

Best Players All-Star Team
Goaltender   Ed Staniowski   Vladimir Myshkin
Defencemen   Sergei Babinov   Richard Lapointe
  Viktor Kucherenko
Forwards   Viktor Khatulev   Dale McMullin
  Viktor Khatulev
  Boris Alexandrov

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1975 World Junior Championship". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  2. ^ "IIHF World U20 Championships". IIHF. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  3. ^ "IIHF World Junior Championship History". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2008-05-27.