1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1982 WJHC) was the sixth edition Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and was held from December 22, 1981, until January 2, 1982. The tournament was hosted by the United States in various cities across the state of Minnesota with some games also played in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. Canada won their first gold medal at the World Juniors, while Czechoslovakia and Finland won silver and bronze, respectively.

1982 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host countries United States
 Canada
DatesDecember 22, 1981 –
January 2, 1982
Teams8
Venue(s)15 (in 15 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored282 (10.07 per match)
Attendance86,941 (3,105 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Raimo Summanen
(16 points)
1981
1983

Pool AEdit

The 1982 tournament was a round-robin format, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
    Canada 7 6 0 1 45 14 13
    Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 44 17 11
    Finland 7 5 2 0 47 29 10
4   Soviet Union 7 4 3 0 42 25 8
5   Sweden 7 4 3 0 42 26 8
6   United States 7 2 5 0 28 34 4
7   West Germany 7 1 6 0 19 56 2
8    Switzerland 7 0 7 0 15 81 0

   Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

ResultsEdit

December 22, 1981Finland  1 – 5
(0–3, 1–1, 0–1)
  CanadaWinnipeg, Manitoba
December 22, 1981Sweden  17 – 0
(5–0, 4–0, 8–0)
   SwitzerlandKenora, Ontario
December 22, 1981Soviet Union  12 – 3  West GermanyDuluth
December 22, 1981United States  4 – 6
(1–4, 2–0, 1–2)
  CzechoslovakiaDuluth
December 23, 1981Canada  3 – 2
(0–1, 1–0, 2–1)
  SwedenWinnipeg, Manitoba
December 23, 1981Finland  14 – 2   SwitzerlandBrandon, Manitoba
December 23, 1981United States  8 – 1  West GermanyDuluth
December 23, 1981Soviet Union  2 – 3
(2-2, 0–0, 0–1)
  CzechoslovakiaDuluth
December 26, 1981Soviet Union  0 – 7
(0–2, 0–1, 0–4)
  CanadaWinnipeg, Manitoba
December 26, 1981United States  6 – 3
(3–0, 2–2, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandGrand Rapids
December 26, 1981Sweden  5 – 1
(1–1, 3–0, 1–0)
  West GermanyBrainerd
December 26, 1981Czechoslovakia  5 – 1
(2–0, 2–0, 1–1)
  FinlandVirginia
December 27, 1981United States  4 – 5
(2–0, 1–4, 1–1)
  CanadaBloomington
December 27, 1981Sweden  6 – 4
(1–2, 5–0, 0–2)
  CzechoslovakiaBloomington
December 27, 1981Soviet Union  11 – 4   SwitzerlandInternational Falls
December 27, 1981West Germany  4 – 8  FinlandSt. Cloud
December 29, 1981Canada  11 – 3
(4–0, 4–2, 3–1)
  West GermanyBloomington
December 29, 1981Czechoslovakia  16 – 0
(7–0, 5–0, 4–0)
   SwitzerlandBloomington
December 29, 1981United States  0 – 7
(0–5, 0–1, 0–1)
  Soviet UnionBloomington
December 30, 1981Sweden  6 – 9
(1–3, 2–2, 3–4)
  FinlandBurnsville
December 31, 1981West Germany  1 – 7
(0–3, 1–1, 0–3)
  CzechoslovakiaNew Ulm
December 31, 1981Finland  6 – 3
(0–1, 4–1, 2–1)
  Soviet UnionBloomington
December 31, 1981United States  2 – 4
(0–3, 1–1, 1–0)
  SwedenBloomington
January 1, 1982Canada  11 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 4–0)
   SwitzerlandMinneapolis
January 2, 1982West Germany  6 – 5
(3–2, 0–2, 3–1)
   SwitzerlandMankato
January 2, 1982Sweden  2 – 7
(0–0, 0–4, 2–3)
  Soviet UnionBloomington
January 2, 1982United States  4 – 8  FinlandBloomington
January 2, 1982Canada  3 – 3
(1–1, 0–1, 2–1)
  CzechoslovakiaRochester

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Raimo Summanen   Finland 7 9 16
2 Petri Skriko   Finland 8 7 15
3 Risto Jalo   Finland 7 8 15
4 Mike Moller   Canada 5 9 14
5 Anatoli Semenov   Soviet Union 5 8 13
6 Marc Habscheid   Canada 6 6 12
7 Scott Arniel   Canada 5 6 11
8 Bruce Eakin   Canada 4 7 11
9 Oleg Starkov   Soviet Union 3 8 11
10 Magnus Roupé   Sweden 7 3 10

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Mike Moffat   Mike Moffat
Defencemen   Gord Kluzak   Gord Kluzak
  Ilya Byakin
Forwards   Petri Skriko   Petri Skriko
  Vladimír Růžička
  Mike Moller

Pool BEdit

Pool B was played on March 16–20, in Heerenveen in the Netherlands. Two groups of four played round robins, with placement games pitting the respective finishers against each other. Japan made their debut, replacing absent Poland.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Austria 3 3 0 0 19 10 6
  Denmark 3 2 1 0 18 12 4
  France 3 1 2 0 12 14 2
  Yugoslavia 3 0 3 0 9 22 0
Denmark  7 – 3  YugoslaviaHeerenveen
Austria  4 – 3  FranceHeerenveen
Austria  9 – 5  YugoslaviaHeerenveen
Denmark  9 – 3  FranceHeerenveen
Austria  6 – 2  DenmarkHeerenveen
France  6 – 1  YugoslaviaHeerenveen

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Norway 3 3 0 0 15 6 6
  Japan 3 2 1 0 16 8 4
  Italy 3 0 2 1 6 13 1
  Netherlands 3 0 2 1 6 16 1
Norway  4 – 2  JapanHeerenveen
Netherlands  2 – 2  ItalyHeerenveen
Norway  6 – 2  ItalyHeerenveen
Japan  9 – 2  NetherlandsHeerenveen
Japan  5 – 2  ItalyHeerenveen
Norway  5 – 2  NetherlandsHeerenveen

Final roundEdit

7th place gameEdit

Netherlands  6 – 3
(2–2, 2–0, 3–1)
  YugoslaviaHeerenveen

5th place gameEdit

France  6 – 2
(3–0, 1–1, 2–1)
  ItalyHeerenveen

3rd place gameEdit

Japan  6 – 4
(2–2, 2–2, 2–0)
  DenmarkHeerenveen

1st place gameEdit

Norway  3 – 2
(2–1, 1–1, 0–0)
  AustriaHeerenveen

  Norway was promoted to Pool A for the 1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Wolfgang Kocher   Austria 7 2 9
2 Erik Lodberg   Denmark 6 0 6
3 Jean-Francois Beaudoing   France 4 2 6
Motoki Ebina   Japan 4 2 6
Finn Juhl   Denmark 4 2 6
6 Franck Ganis   France 3 3 6
Toshiyuki Sakai   Japan 3 3 6
Herbert Keckeis   Austria 3 3 6
9 Milos Piperski   Yugoslavia 5 0 5

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1982 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at passionhockey.com