1985 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1985 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1985 WJHC) was the ninth edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and was held mainly in Turku and Helsinki, Finland. Canada won the gold medal, its second championship, Czechoslovakia silver and the Soviet Union bronze.

1985 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Finland
DatesDecember 23 – January 1
Teams8
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored230 (8.21 per match)
Attendance61,023 (2,179 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Finland Esa Keskinen
(20 points)
1984
1986

Final standingsEdit

The 1985 tournament was a round-robin format, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
    Canada 7 5 0 2 44 14 12
    Czechoslovakia 7 5 0 2 32 13 12
    Soviet Union 7 5 2 0 38 17 10
4   Finland 7 4 1 2 42 20 10
5   Sweden 7 3 4 0 32 26 6
6   United States 7 2 5 0 23 37 4
7   West Germany 7 0 6 1 9 44 1
8   Poland 7 0 6 1 10 59 1

Poland was relegated to Pool B for 1986.

ResultsEdit

December 23, 1984Canada  8 – 2  SwedenHelsinki
December 23, 1984Soviet Union  10 – 0  PolandVantaa
December 23, 1984Finland  9 – 0  West GermanyTurku
December 23, 1984Czechoslovakia  9 – 1  United StatesTurku
December 25, 1984Canada  12 – 1  PolandTurku
December 25, 1984Soviet Union  12 – 1  West GermanyVantaa
December 25, 1984Czechoslovakia  4 – 3  SwedenHelsinki
December 25, 1984Finland  7 – 4  United StatesTurku
December 26, 1984Canada  6 – 0  West GermanyHelsinki
December 26, 1984Czechoslovakia  6 – 2  PolandEspoo
December 26, 1984Finland  5 – 3  SwedenTurku
December 26, 1984Soviet Union  4 – 2  United StatesTurku
December 28, 1984Canada  7 – 5  United StatesTurku
December 28, 1984Soviet Union  5 – 1  SwedenTurku
December 28, 1984Czechoslovakia  7 – 3  West GermanyVantaa
December 28, 1984Finland  11 – 2  PolandHelsinki
December 29, 1984Canada  5 – 0  Soviet UnionTurku
December 29, 1984Sweden  11 – 0  PolandTurku
December 29, 1984Czechoslovakia  1 – 1  FinlandHelsinki
December 29, 1984United States  2 – 1  West GermanyHelsinki
December 31, 1984Finland  4 – 4  CanadaHelsinki
December 31, 1984Sweden  5 – 1  West GermanyTurku
December 31, 1984Czechoslovakia  3 – 1  Soviet UnionTurku
December 31, 1984United States  6 – 2  Poland
January 1, 1985Canada  2 – 2  CzechoslovakiaHelsinki
January 1, 1985Poland  3 – 3  West GermanyVantaa
January 1, 1985Soviet Union  6 – 5  FinlandHelsinki
January 1, 1985Sweden  7 – 3  United StatesVantaa

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Esa Keskinen   Finland 6 14 20
2 Esa Tikkanen   Finland 7 12 19
3 Brian Bradley   Canada 9 5 14
4 Peter Andersson   Sweden 4 10 14
5 Mikko Mäkelä   Finland 11 2 13
6 Michal Pivoňka   Czechoslovakia 9 4 13
7 Adam Creighton   Canada 8 4 12
8 Sergei Novosyolov   Soviet Union 3 9 12
9 Alexander Semak   Soviet Union 7 4 11
10 Ravil Khaidarov   Soviet Union 6 3 9

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Craig Billington   Timo Lehkonen
Defencemen   Vesa Salo   Bobby Dollas
  Mikhail Tatarinov
Forwards   Michal Pivoňka   Michal Pivoňka
  Esa Tikkanen
  Mikko Mäkelä

Pool BEdit

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Sapporo Japan from March 15 to 24. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS                
1    Switzerland 7 7 0 0 58 22 14 5 - 4 5 - 3 20 - 7 6 - 1 7 - 1 8 - 6 7 -0
2   Netherlands 7 5 1 1 47 14 11 4 - 5 4 - 4 8 - 1 5 - 1 7 - 1 7 - 1 12 - 1
3   Japan 7 4 2 1 34 23 9 3 - 5 4 - 4 10 - 3 3 - 1 5 - 2 3 - 5 6 - 3
4   Austria 7 3 3 1 30 53 7 7 - 20 1 - 8 3 - 10 5 - 5 3 - 2 7 - 6 4 - 2
5   Norway 7 2 4 1 23 28 5 1 - 6 1 - 5 1 - 3 5 - 5 1 - 2 7 - 1 7 - 6
6   Italy 7 2 5 0 14 28 4 1 - 7 1 - 7 2 - 5 2 - 3 2 - 1 5 - 3 1 - 2
7   Romania 7 1 5 1 27 42 3 6 - 8 1 - 7 5 - 3 6 - 7 1 - 7 3 - 5 5 - 5
8   France 7 1 5 1 19 42 3 0 - 7 1 - 12 3 - 6 2 - 4 6 - 7 2 - 1 5 - 5

Switzerland was promoted to Pool A and France was relegated to Pool C for 1986.

Pool CEdit

This tournament took place in Belgium from February 22 to 27. It was played in Brussels, Heist-op-den-Berg, Liège, Geel, Deurne and Antwerp.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS            
1   Bulgaria 5 5 0 0 28 17 10 3 - 2 11 - 9 5 - 1 4 - 1 5 - 4
2   Hungary 5 4 1 0 35 12 8 2 - 3 6 - 1 10 - 2 11 - 2 6 - 4
3   Belgium 5 2 2 1 32 27 5 9 - 11 1 - 6 5 - 5 11 - 1 6 - 4
4   Denmark [A] 5 2 2 1 20 24 5 1 - 5 2 - 10 5 - 5 8 - 1 4 - 3
5   Great Britain 5 1 4 0 10 37 2 1 - 4 2 - 11 1 - 11 1 - 8 5 - 3
6   Spain 5 0 5 0 18 26 0 4 - 5 4 - 6 4 - 6 3 - 4 3 - 5

Bulgaria was promoted to Pool B for 1986.

^ A. While Total Hockey lists Denmark in their standings, passionhockey.com states that this was a Netherlands team that does not count in the standings. The IIHF encyclopedia does not include Denmark in the 1985 standings.

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1985 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at Passionhockey.com
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.