1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1980 WJHC) was the fourth edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and was held from December 27, 1979, until January 2, 1980. The tournament was held in Helsinki, Finland. The Soviet Union won its fourth consecutive gold medal, while Finland won the silver, and Sweden the bronze.

1980 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Finland
DatesDecember 27, 1979 –
January 2, 1980
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored178 (8.9 per match)
Attendance60,784 (3,039 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov
(11 points)
1979
1981

Pool AEdit

The 1980 tournament divided participants into two divisions of four teams, each playing three games. The top two teams in each division advanced to the championship round, while the bottom two were placed in the consolation round. Each division played another round robin. The top three teams in the championship won the gold, silver and bronze medals. Teams that faced each other in the first round had their results carried over to the final rounds.

Final standingsEdit

This is the aggregate standings, ordered according to final placing. The four teams in the championship round were ranked one through four, while the four teams in the consolation round were ranked five through eight regardless of overall record.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
    Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 24 9 10
    Finland 5 4 1 0 29 8 8
    Sweden 5 2 2 1 23 15 5
4   Czechoslovakia 5 2 3 0 28 27 4
5   Canada 5 3 2 0 25 18 6
6   West Germany 5 2 3 0 15 28 4
7   United States 5 1 3 1 21 26 3
8    Switzerland 5 0 5 0 13 47 0

   Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Preliminary roundEdit

Gold groupEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 16 6 6
  Finland 3 2 1 0 22 4 4
  Canada 3 1 2 0 15 15 2
   Switzerland 3 0 3 0 6 34 0
December 27, 1979Finland  2 – 1
(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
  CanadaHelsinki
December 27, 1979Soviet Union  6 – 0
(1–0, 3–0, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandHelsingin Jäähalli
December 28, 1979Soviet Union  8 – 5
(4–1, 1–3, 3–1)
  CanadaVantaa
December 28, 1979Finland  19 – 1
(6–0, 6–0, 7–1)
   SwitzerlandHelsinki
December 30, 1979Canada  9 – 5
(4–1, 2–2, 3–2)
   SwitzerlandVantaa
December 30, 1979Finland  1 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 1–1)
  Soviet UnionHelsinki

Blue groupEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Sweden 3 2 0 1 20 10 5
  Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 24 17 4
  West Germany 3 1 2 0 10 20 2
  United States 3 0 2 1 10 17 1
December 27, 1979United States  3 – 7
(1–1, 1–1, 1–5)
  CzechoslovakiaVantaa
December 27, 1979Sweden  5 – 1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
  West GermanyVantaa
December 28, 1979Sweden  5 – 5
(3–1, 2–2, 0–2)
  United StatesVantaa
December 28, 1979Czechoslovakia  13 – 4
(5–1, 5–1, 3–2)
  West GermanyVantaa
December 30, 1979West Germany  5 – 2
(3–0, 0–2, 2–0)
  United StatesHelsingin Jäähalli
December 30, 1979Sweden  10 – 4
(3–1, 4–0, 3–3)
  CzechoslovakiaHelsinki

Consolation roundEdit

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the consolation round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Canada 3 3 0 0 19 8 6
  West Germany 3 2 1 0 10 10 4
  United States 3 1 2 0 13 14 2
   Switzerland 3 0 3 0 12 22 0
January 1, 1980Canada  4 – 2
(0–0, 3–2, 1–0)
  United StatesHelsingin Jäähalli
January 1, 1980West Germany  4 – 2
(2–1, 1–0, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandVantaa
January 2, 1980Canada  6 – 1
(1–0, 4–0, 1–1)
  West GermanyHelsinki
January 2, 1980United States  9 – 5
(1–1, 4–2, 4–2)
   SwitzerlandVantaa

Championship roundEdit

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the championship round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 10 4 6
  Finland 3 2 1 0 8 6 4
  Sweden 3 1 2 0 13 9 2
  Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 0 8 20 0
January 1, 1980Finland  3 – 2
(0–1, 3–0, 0–1)
  SwedenHelsinki
January 1, 1980Soviet Union  6 – 2
(0–1, 1–1, 5–0)
  CzechoslovakiaHelsinki
January 2, 1980Finland  4 – 2
(1–1, 1–1, 2–0)
  CzechoslovakiaHelsingin Jäähalli
January 2, 1980Soviet Union  2 – 1
(0–1, 2–0, 0–0)
  SwedenHelsingin Jäähalli

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Vladimir Krutov   Soviet Union 7 4 11
2 Jari Kurri   Finland 4 7 11
3 Håkan Loob   Sweden 7 2 9
4 Ján Vodila   Czechoslovakia 6 2 8
5 Kari Jalonen   Finland 3 5 8
6 Dusan Pasek   Czechoslovakia 6 1 7
7 Reijo Ruotsalainen   Finland 4 3 7
8 Dino Ciccarelli   Canada 5 1 6
9 Ari Lahteenmäki   Finland 4 2 6
Scott Carlston   United States 4 2 6

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Jari Paavola   Jari Paavola
Defencemen   Reijo Ruotsalainen   Tomas Jonsson
  Reijo Ruotsalainen
Forwards   Vladimir Krutov   Håkan Loob
  Igor Larionov
  Vladimir Krutov

Pool BEdit

The second tier of the World Junior Championship was contested in Klagenfurt, Austria from March 7 to 13, 1980. Eight teams were divided into two groups of four that played a round robin, followed by placement games against the respective team in the other group. The Hungarian team made their first appearance this year.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Austria 3 3 0 0 29 6 6
  Norway 3 2 1 0 22 7 4
  Denmark 3 1 2 0 14 17 2
  Hungary 3 0 3 0 9 44 0
Norway  6 – 2
(3–1, 2–0, 1–1)
  Denmark
Austria  19 – 3
(10–1, 6–0, 3–2)
  Hungary
Austria  8 – 2  Denmark
Hungary  3 – 15  Norway
Denmark  10 – 3  Hungary
Austria  2 – 1  Norway

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Poland 3 3 0 0 27 6 6
  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 16 10 4
  Italy 3 1 2 0 10 16 2
  France 3 0 3 0 8 29 0
France  2 – 8
(2–4, 0–1, 0–3)
  Italy
Poland  5 – 3
(4–2, 1–1, 0–0)
  Netherlands
Poland  12 – 2  France
Italy  1 – 4  Netherlands
France  4 – 9  Netherlands
Poland  10 – 1  Italy

Final roundEdit

7th place gameEdit

France  11 – 2  Hungary

5th place gameEdit

Denmark  4 – 2  Italy

3rd place gameEdit

Norway  6 – 3  Netherlands

1st place gameEdit

Austria  4 – 3  Poland

  Austria was promoted to Pool A for the 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Petter Thoresen   Norway 9 2 11
2 Thomas Cijan   Austria 7 2 9
3 Peter Raffl   Austria 8 0 8
4 Fred Homburg   Netherlands 6 2 8
5 Marek Bomba   Poland 3 5 8

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1977–81 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at passionhockey.com