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1988 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1988 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships was the 12th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Moscow, Soviet Union. Canada and the Soviet Union won the gold and silver medals respectively as the two nations redeemed themselves following their mutual disqualification in the 1987 tournament as a result of the Punch-up in Piestany. Finland won the bronze medal.

1988 IIHF World U20 Championship
WJC 1988 logo.gif
Tournament details
Host country Soviet Union
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams8
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (3rd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored247 (8.82 per match)
Attendance46,220 (1,651 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Alexander Mogilny
(18 points)
1987
1989

Contents

Final standingsEdit

The 1988 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 6 0 1 37 16 13
    Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 44 18 12
    Finland 7 5 1 1 36 20 11
4   Czechoslovakia 7 3 3 1 36 23 7
5   Sweden 7 3 3 1 36 24 7
6   United States 7 1 6 0 28 46 2
7   West Germany 7 1 6 0 18 47 2
8   Poland 7 1 6 0 12 53 2

Poland was relegated to Pool B for 1989.

ResultsEdit

December 26, 1987Canada  4 – 2  Sweden
December 26, 1987Soviet Union  6 – 4  Czechoslovakia
December 26, 1987Finland  6 – 0  West Germany
December 26, 1987Poland  4 – 3  United States
December 28, 1987Canada  4 – 2  Czechoslovakia
December 28, 1987Sweden  13 – 0  Poland
December 28, 1987Soviet Union  6 – 2  Finland
December 28, 1987United States  6 – 4  West Germany
December 29, 1987Finland  4 – 4  Canada
December 29, 1987Sweden  5 – 1  West Germany
December 29, 1987Czechoslovakia  6 – 1  Poland
December 29, 1987Soviet Union  7 – 3  United States
December 31, 1987Canada  5 – 4  United States
December 31, 1987Czechoslovakia  7 – 4  West Germany
December 31, 1987Soviet Union  4 – 2  Sweden
December 31, 1987Finland  9 – 1  Poland
January 1, 1988Canada  3 – 2  Soviet Union
January 1, 1988West Germany  6 – 3  Poland
January 1, 1988Czechoslovakia  5 – 5  Sweden
January 1, 1988Finland  8 – 6  United States
January 3, 1988Canada  8 – 1  West Germany
January 3, 1988Finland  5 – 2  Sweden
January 3, 1988Soviet Union  7 – 2  Poland
January 3, 1988Czechoslovakia  11 – 1  United States
January 4, 1988Canada  9 – 1  Poland
January 4, 1988Soviet Union  12 – 2  West Germany
January 4, 1988Finland  2 – 1  Czechoslovakia
January 4, 1988Sweden  7 – 5  United States

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Alexander Mogilny   Soviet Union 9 9 18
2 Thomas Sjögren   Sweden 6 9 15
3 Ola Rosander   Sweden 9 5 14
3 Sergei Fedorov   Soviet Union 6 6 12
5 Janne Ojanen   Finland 6 5 11
6 Robert Reichel   Czechoslovakia 3 8 11
6 Tero Toivola   Finland 3 8 11
8 Jeremy Roenick   United States 5 4 9
9 Petr Pavlas   Czechoslovakia 4 5 9
10 Greg Hawgood   Canada 1 8 9

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Jimmy Waite   Jimmy Waite
Defencemen   Teppo Numminen   Greg Hawgood
  Teppo Numminen
Forwards   Alexander Mogilny   Alexander Mogilny
  Theoren Fleury
  Petr Hrbek

Pool BEdit

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Sapporo Japan from March 12 to 21. 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   Norway 7 5 2 0 38 18 10 8 - 0 3 - 2 3 - 4 8 - 2 6 - 7 5 - 1 5 -2
2   Romania 7 5 2 0 24 27 10 0 - 8 4 - 2 3 - 2 3 - 6 5 - 4 3 - 1 6 - 4
3    Switzerland 7 4 2 1 34 23 9 2 - 3 2 - 4 1 - 1 6 - 5 6 - 5 9 - 2 8 - 3
4   Japan 7 3 2 2 34 27 8 4 - 3 2 - 3 1 - 1 7 - 1 6 - 8 4 - 4 10 - 7
5   France 7 4 3 0 31 36 8 2 - 8 6 - 3 5 - 6 1 - 7 7 - 6 7 - 5 3 - 1
6   Yugoslavia 7 3 3 1 37 36 7 7 - 6 4 - 5 5 - 6 8 - 6 6 - 7 2 - 2 5 - 4
7   Netherlands 7 0 4 3 20 35 3 1 - 5 1 - 3 2 - 9 4 - 4 5 - 7 2 - 2 5 - 5
8   Austria 7 0 6 1 26 42 1 2 - 5 4 - 6 3 - 8 7 - 10 1 - 3 4 - 5 5 - 5

Norway was promoted to Pool A and Austria was relegated to Pool C for 1989.

Pool CEdit

Eight teams contested the third tier this year in Belluno and Feltre, Italy from March 18 to 27. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games. The North Korean juniors debuted this year.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS                
1   Denmark 7 7 0 0 59 11 14 6 - 2 3 - 2 9 - 2 19 - 0 4 - 2 5 - 3 13 - 0
2   Italy 7 6 1 0 27 17 12 2 - 6 4 - 1 6 - 4 4 - 2 3 - 2 3 - 2 5 - 0
3   Bulgaria 7 5 2 0 39 16 10 2 - 3 1 - 4 7 - 3 8 - 1 10 - 0 8 - 4 3 - 1
4   Great Britain 7 3 3 1 21 27 7 2 - 9 4 - 6 3 - 7 4 - 1 3 - 1 2 - 2 3 - 1
5   Spain 7 2 4 1 19 45 5 0 - 19 2 - 4 1 - 8 1 - 4 6 - 2 5 - 5 4 - 3
6   Hungary 7 2 5 0 14 28 4 2 - 4 2 - 3 0 - 10 1 - 3 2 - 6 4 - 1 3 - 1
7   North Korea 7 1 4 2 20 29 4 3 - 5 2 - 3 4 - 8 2 - 2 5 - 5 1 - 4 3 - 2
8   Belgium 7 0 7 0 8 34 0 0 - 13 0 - 5 1 - 3 1 - 3 3 - 4 1 - 3 2 - 3

Denmark was initially promoted to Pool B for 1989, however because they used an ineligible player, a challenge series with Italy was played the following December to determine promotion.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  • Joyce, Gare (2006). When the Lights Went Out. Random House. ISBN 978-0-385-66275-8.
  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1988 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • http://www.passionhockey.com/hockeyarchives/U-20_1988.htm