1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1983 WJHC) was the seventh edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and was held in Leningrad, Soviet Union between December 26, 1982, and January 4, 1983. The host Soviet team won the tournament with a perfect 7–0 record.

1983 IIHF World U20 Championship
WJC 1983 logo.gif
Tournament details
Host country Soviet Union
DatesDecember 26, 1982 –
January 4, 1983
Teams8
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Canada
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored257 (9.18 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Czechoslovakia Vladimír Růžička
(20 points)
1982
1984

Pool AEdit

The 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
    Soviet Union 7 7 0 0 50 15 14
    Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 43 22 11
    Canada 7 4 2 1 39 24 9
4   Sweden 7 4 3 0 35 23 8
5   United States 7 3 4 0 28 29 6
6   Finland 7 3 4 0 35 29 6
7   West Germany 7 1 6 0 14 46 2
8   Norway 7 0 7 0 13 69 0

  Norway was relegated to Pool B for the 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

ResultsEdit

December 26, 1982Canada  4 – 0
(0–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  West GermanyLeningrad
December 26, 1982Soviet Union  10 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 3–0)
  NorwayLeningrad
December 26, 1982Sweden  4 – 6
(0–0, 2–2, 2-4)
  FinlandLeningrad
December 26, 1982Czechoslovakia  6 – 4
(3–0, 3–1, 0–3)
  United StatesLeningrad
December 27, 1982Canada  4 – 2
(2–2, 1–0, 1–0)
  United StatesLeningrad
December 27, 1982Soviet Union  4 – 3
(1–0, 2–2, 1–1)
  CzechoslovakiaLeningrad
December 27, 1982Sweden  4 – 3  West GermanyLeningrad
December 27, 1982Finland  10 – 2
(3–0, 3–0, 4–2)
  NorwayLeningrad
December 29, 1982Canada  6 – 3
(3–1, 1–1, 2–1)
  FinlandLeningrad
December 29, 1982Soviet Union  12 – 2  West GermanyLeningrad
December 29, 1982Czechoslovakia  9 – 2
(3–2, 2–0, 4–0)
  NorwayLeningrad
December 29, 1982United States  1 – 4
(0–0, 0–1, 1–3)
  SwedenLeningrad
December 30, 1982Soviet Union  7 – 3
(3–0, 3–1, 1–2
  CanadaLeningrad
December 30, 1982Czechoslovakia  4 – 2
(1–0, 2–1, 1–1)
  SwedenLeningrad
December 30, 1982West Germany  4 - 2
(1-0, 1–0, 2–2)
  NorwayLeningrad
December 30, 1982Finland  2 – 4
(0–2, 0–1, 1–2)
  United StatesLeningrad
January 1, 1983Czechoslovakia  7 – 7
(1–1, 6–5, 0–1)
  CanadaLeningrad
January 1, 1983Finland  9 – 1
(1–0, 5–1, 3–0)
  West GermanyLeningrad
January 1, 1983Sweden  15 – 3
(1–1, 6–2, 8–0)
  NorwayLeningrad
January 1, 1983Soviet Union  5 – 3
(1–0, 2–1, 2–2)
  United StatesLeningrad
January 2, 1983Sweden  5 – 2
(3–0, 1–1, 1–1)
  CanadaLeningrad
January 2, 1983Soviet Union  7 – 2
(0–1, 3–1, 4–0)
  FinlandLeningrad
January 2, 1983Czechoslovakia  9 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 1–0)
  West GermanyLeningrad
January 2, 1983United States  8 – 3
(3–2, 3–0, 2–1)
  NorwayLeningrad
January 4, 1983Canada  13 – 0
(5–0, 6–0, 2–0)
  NorwayLeningrad
January 4, 1983Soviet Union  5 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 2–0)
  SwedenLeningrad
January 4, 1983Czechoslovakia  5 – 3
(2–1, 2–0, 1–2)
  FinlandLeningrad
January 4, 1983United States  6 – 5
(1–3, 1–2, 4–0)
  West GermanyLeningrad

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Vladimír Růžička   Czechoslovakia 12 8 20
2 Herman Volgin   Soviet Union 11 3 14
3 Tomas Sandström   Sweden 9 3 12
4 Oleg Starkov   Soviet Union 6 6 12
5 Dave Andreychuk   Canada 6 5 11
6 Sergei Kharin   Soviet Union 8 2 10
7 Jali Wahlsten   Finland 7 3 10
8 Mario Lemieux   Canada 5 5 10
9 Leonid Trukhno   Soviet Union 4 6 10
10 Petr Klima   Czechoslovakia 4 4 8

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Dominik Hašek   Matti Rautianen
Defencemen   Ilya Byakin   Ilya Byakin
  Simo Saarinen
Forwards   Tomas Sandström   Vladimír Růžička
  Tomas Sandström
  Herman Volgin

Pool BEdit

The second tier was contested from March 14 to 20, in Anglet, France. Eight teams were divided into two round robin groups where the top two, and bottom two, graduated to meet their respective opponents in a final round robin. Results between competitors who migrated together were carried forward.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Japan 3 2 1 0 22 10 4
  Austria 3 2 1 0 18 13 4
  Netherlands 3 2 1 0 20 18 4
  Italy 3 0 3 0 11 30 0
Austria  8 – 4
(3–1, 4–0, 1–3)
  NetherlandsAnglet
Japan  12 – 2
(2–0, 6–1, 4–1)
  ItalyAnglet
Japan  4 – 5
(2–4, 0–1, 2–0)
  NetherlandsAnglet
Italy  3 – 7
(2–3, 1–2, 0–2)
  AustriaAnglet
Austria  3 – 6
(2–3, 0–1, 1–2)
  JapanAnglet
Netherlands  11 – 6
(5–1, 6–3, 0–2)
  ItalyAnglet

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
   Switzerland 3 3 0 0 22 8 6
  Poland 3 2 1 0 18 11 4
  France 3 1 2 0 19 15 2
  Denmark 3 0 3 0 6 31 0
Switzerland   6 – 2
(3–1, 0–1, 3–0)
  PolandAnglet
France  11 – 3
(4–2, 3–1, 4–0)
  DenmarkAnglet
Denmark  2 – 10
(1–2, 0–2, 1-6)
  PolandAnglet
France  5 – 6
(1–2, 3–1, 1–3)
   SwitzerlandAnglet
Switzerland   10 – 1
(1–0, 4–0, 5–1)
  DenmarkAnglet
France  3 – 6
(0–1, 0–4, 3–1)
  PolandAnglet

Relegation roundEdit

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

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  France 3 2 0 1 24 9 5
  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 20 22 3
  Denmark 3 1 1 1 14 21 3
  Italy 3 0 2 1 13 19 1

  Italy was relegated to Pool C for the 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Netherlands  6 – 6  DenmarkAnglet
France  3 – 3  ItalyAnglet
Denmark  5 – 4
(2–0, 1–1, 2–3)
  ItalyAnglet
France  10 – 3
(2–2, 8–1, 0–0)
  NetherlandsAnglet

Promotion roundEdit

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

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
   Switzerland 3 2 1 0 13 8 4
  Japan 3 2 1 0 13 9 4
  Poland 3 2 1 0 13 12 4
  Austria 3 0 3 0 8 18 0

   Switzerland was promoted to Pool A for the 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Japan  3 – 5
(0–2, 1–1, 2–2)
  PolandAnglet
Switzerland   6 – 2
(1–2, 3–0, 2–0)
  AustriaAnglet
Poland  6 – 3  AustriaAnglet
Switzerland   1 – 4
(1–2, 0–1, 0–1)
  JapanAnglet

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Christophe Ville   France 7 4 11
2 Franck Ganis   France 5 5 10
3 Marian Guzy   Poland 8 1 9

Pool CEdit

A double round robin (each team played each other twice) was played in Bucharest, Romania from March 3 to 9. This was the first year of a 'C' pool, and it marked the debut of junior teams from Romania, Bulgaria, and Australia.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Romania 6 6 0 0 49 9 12
  Bulgaria 6 3 3 0 16 19 6
  Hungary 6 3 3 0 21 30 6
  Australia 6 0 6 0 12 40 0

  Romania was promoted to Pool B for the 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Hungary  3 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 0–0)
  BulgariaBucharest
Romania  10 – 2
(3–0, 4–1, 3–1)
  AustraliaBucharest
Australia  1 – 3  BulgariaBucharest
Romania  9 – 3
(3–0, 3–0, 3–3)
  HungaryBucharest
Hungary  7 – 5
(1–2, 1–1, 5–2)
  AustraliaBucharest
Romania  4 – 1
(0–0, 1–0, 3–1)
  BulgariaBucharest
Bulgaria  4 – 2
(3-1, 1–1, 0–0)
  HungaryBucharest
Romania  10 – 1  AustraliaBucharest
Bulgaria  4 – 0
(1–0, 2–0, 1–0)
  AustraliaBucharest
Romania  8 – 0
(4–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  HungaryBucharest
Australia  3 – 6
(1–3, 1–0, 1–3)
  HungaryBucharest
Romania  8 – 2
(5–0, 2–2, 1–0)
  BulgariaBucharest

ReferencesEdit

  • "1983 IIHF World Junior Championship". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  • "IIHF World Junior Championship All-Star Teams". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  • "WJHC History - 1983". TSN.ca. CTVglobemedia. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  • Results at passionhockey.com
  • Full player statistics at eliteprospects.com