1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1984 WJHC) was the eighth edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. It was held from December 25, 1983, to January 3, 1984, in Norrköping and Nyköping, Sweden. The Soviet Union won its second consecutive gold medal and sixth overall. Finland won silver and Czechoslovakia bronze.

1984 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
DatesDecember 25, 1983 –
January 3, 1984
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Finland
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored271 (9.68 per match)
Attendance32,384 (1,157 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Raimo Helminen
(24 points)
1983
1985

Pool AEdit

The 1984 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 6 0 1 50 17 13
    Finland 7 6 1 0 44 21 12
    Czechoslovakia 7 5 2 0 51 24 10
4   Canada 7 4 2 1 39 17 9
5   Sweden 7 3 4 0 27 28 6
6   United States 7 2 5 0 32 38 4
7   West Germany 7 1 6 0 12 54 2
8    Switzerland 7 0 7 0 16 72 2

   Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1985 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

ResultsEdit

December 25, 1983Canada  2 – 4
(1–3, 0–1, 1–0)
  FinlandNyköping
December 25, 1983Switzerland   2 – 14
(1–7, 0–6, 1–1)
  Soviet UnionNorrköping
December 25, 1983Czechoslovakia  6 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 3–0)
  West GermanyNyköping
December 25, 1983Sweden  4 – 1
(0–0, 3–0, 1–1)
  United StatesNorrköping
December 26, 1983United States  2 – 5
(0–3, 2–2, 0–0)
  CanadaNyköping
December 26, 1983Sweden  5 – 2
(3–0, 0–0, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandNorrköping
December 26, 1983West Germany  1 – 9
(0–3, 0–3, 1–3)
  Soviet UnionNorrköping
December 26, 1983Finland  8 – 7
(3–3, 4–2, 2–1)
  CzechoslovakiaNorrköping
December 28, 1983Canada  12 – 0
(1–0, 7–0, 4–0)
   SwitzerlandNorrköping
December 28, 1983Soviet Union  3 – 1
(2–0, 0–0, 1–1)
  FinlandNyköping
December 28, 1983Sweden  11 – 2
(7–1, 3–1, 1–0)
  West GermanyNyköping
December 28, 1983Czechoslovakia  10 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 3–0)
  United StatesNorrköping
December 29, 1983West Germany  0 – 7
(0–1, 0–5, 0–1)
  CanadaNyköping
December 28, 1983Czechoslovakia  13 – 2
(3–0, 2–1, 8–1)
   SwitzerlandNyköping
December 29, 1983Finland  4 – 1
(0–0, 1–1, 3–0)
  SwedenNorrköping
December 29, 1983United States  4 – 7
(3–3, 1–1, 0–3)
  Soviet UnionNorrköping
December 31, 1983Canada  6 – 2
(0–1, 3–1, 3–0)
  SwedenNorrköping
December 31, 1983Soviet Union  6 – 4
(5–0, 0–1, 1–3)
  CzechoslovakiaNyköping
December 31, 1983Switzerland   3 – 4
(1–1, 1–1, 1–2)
  West GermanyNorrköping
December 31, 1983United States  2 – 7
(0–0, 2–3, 0–4)
  FinlandNyköping
January 2, 1984Canada  3 – 3
(0–0, 3–1, 0–0)
  Soviet UnionNorrköping
January 2, 1984Switzerland   4 – 12
(3-4, 1–4, 0–4)
  FinlandNyköping
January 2, 1984Sweden  2 – 5
(1–2, 0–0, 1–3)
  CzechoslovakiaNyköping
January 2, 1984West Germany  2 – 10
(0–5, 2–5, 0–0)
  United StatesNorrköping
January 3, 1984Czechoslovakia  6 – 4
(1–2, 1–1, 4–1)
  CanadaNyköping
January 3, 1984Finland  8 – 2
(1–0, 5–0, 2–2)
  West GermanyNyköping
January 3, 1984Soviet Union  8 – 2
(1–1, 4–0, 3–1)
  SwedenNorrköping
January 3, 1984Switzerland   3 – 12
(1–2, 0–5, 2–5)
  United StatesNorrköping

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Raimo Helminen   Finland 11 13 24
2 Petr Rosol   Czechoslovakia 10 5 15
3 Aleksandr Chernykh   Soviet Union 7 7 14
4 Vladimír Kameš   Czechoslovakia 8 5 13
5 Russ Courtnall   Canada 7 6 13
6 Nikolai Borschevsky   Soviet Union 6 7 13
7 Esa Tikkanen   Finland 8 4 12
8 Esa Keskinen   Finland 4 8 12
9 Libor Dolana   Czechoslovakia 7 4 11
10 Sergei Nemchinov   Soviet Union 5 6 11

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Allan Perry   Evgeny Belosheikin
Defencemen   Alexei Gusarov   Alexei Gusarov
  František Musil
Forwards   Raimo Helminen   Petr Rosol
  Raimo Helminen
  Nikolai Borschevsky

Pool BEdit

The second tier was contested from March 19–25, in Caen, 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
  Austria 3 3 0 0 15 10 6
  Norway 3 2 1 0 22 11 4
  France 3 1 2 0 19 17 2
  Romania 3 0 3 0 9 27 0
Norway  11 – 2
(4–0, 3–0, 4–2)
  RomaniaCaen
France  4 – 5
(1–2, 3–2, 0–1)
  AustriaCaen
Romania  2 – 4
(1–1, 1–0, 0–3)
  AustriaCaen
France  3 – 7
(3–5, 0–2, 0–0)
  NorwayCaen
Norway  4 – 6
(1–1, 0–3, 3–2)
  AustriaCaen
France  12 – 5
(3–1, 5–2, 4–2)
  RomaniaCaen

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Poland 3 2 0 1 20 12 5
  Japan 3 1 0 2 22 13 4
  Netherlands 3 1 1 1 13 15 3
  Denmark 3 0 3 0 4 19 0
Poland  8 – 4
(4–0, 4–2, 0–2)
  NetherlandsCaen
Japan  10 – 1
(2–1, 6–0, 2–0)
  DenmarkCaen
Netherlands  6 - 6
(3–1, 1-4, 2–1)
  JapanCaen
Poland  6 – 2
(3-1, 1–1, 2–0)
  DenmarkCaen
Denmark  1 – 3  NetherlandsCaen
Japan  6 - 6
(1–1, 4–3, 1–2)
  PolandCaen

Final RoundEdit

Promotion Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Poland 3 2 0 1 15 12 5 4 - 2 6 - 6 5 - 4
  Austria 3 2 1 0 13 11 4 2 - 4 5 - 3 6 - 4
  Japan 3 1 1 1 14 14 3 6 - 6 3 - 5 5 - 3
  Norway 3 0 3 0 11 16 0 4 - 5 4 - 6 3 - 5

Poland was promoted to Pool A for 1985.

Relegation Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Netherlands 3 3 0 0 12 6 6 6 - 4 3 - 1 3 - 1
  France 3 2 1 0 21 13 4 4 - 6 12 - 5 5 - 2
  Romania 3 1 2 0 11 18 2 1 - 3 5 - 12 5 - 3
  Denmark 3 0 3 0 6 13 0 1 - 3 2 - 5 3 - 5

Denmark was Demoted to Pool C for 1985.

Pool CEdit

This year, Pool C used the same format as Pool B. It was played in Varese Italy from March 25 to 31. Seven countries participated along with a second Italian team that received no official ranking. British and Spanish junior teams made their debut this year.

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Hungary 3 2 0 1 19 6 5 3 - 3 6 - 2 10 - 1
  Bulgaria 3 2 0 1 13 6 5 3 - 3 5 - 3 5 - 0
  Belgium 3 1 2 0 9 13 2 2 - 6 3 - 5 4 - 2
  ItalyB 3 0 3 0 3 19 0 1 - 10 0 - 5 2 - 4
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Italy 3 2 0 1 30 8 5 2 - 2 12 - 4 16 - 2
  Spain 3 2 0 1 14 9 5 2 - 2 7 - 3 5 - 4
  Great Britain 3 1 2 0 14 24 2 4 - 12 3 - 7 7 - 5
  Australia 3 0 3 0 11 28 0 2 - 16 4 - 5 5 - 7

Final RoundEdit

Promotion Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Italy 3 2 0 1 13 8 5 3 - 1 8 - 5 2 - 2
  Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 14 9 3 1 - 3 3 - 3 10 - 3
  Hungary 3 1 1 1 18 15 3 5 - 8 3 - 3 10 - 4
  Spain 3 0 2 1 11 16 1 2 - 2 3 - 10 4 - 10

Italy was promoted to Pool B for 1985.

Consolation Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Belgium 3 3 0 0 21 7 6 9 - 2 8 - 3 4 - 2
  Great Britain 3 2 1 0 15 17 4 2 - 9 7 - 5 6 - 3
  Australia 3 1 2 0 13 16 2 3 - 8 5 - 7 5 - 1
  ItalyB 3 0 3 0 6 15 0 2 - 4 3 - 6 1 - 5

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1984 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at passionhockey.com