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1989 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1989 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1989 WJHC) was the 13th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Anchorage, Alaska, United States. The Soviet Union won the gold medal, its eighth, and ultimately final, championship. Sweden won silver, and Czechoslovakia the bronze.

1989 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country United States
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (8th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored254 (9.07 per match)
Attendance45,934 (1,641 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Jeremy Roenick
(16 points)
1988
1990

Contents

Final standingsEdit

The 1989 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
    Soviet Union 7 6 1 0 51 14 12
    Sweden 7 6 1 0 39 14 12
    Czechoslovakia 7 4 2 1 36 19 9
4   Canada 7 4 2 1 31 23 9
5   United States 7 3 3 1 41 25 7
6   Finland 7 2 4 1 29 37 5
7   Norway 7 1 6 0 14 56 2
8   West Germany 7 0 7 0 13 66 0

West Germany was relegated to Pool B for 1990.

ResultsEdit

December 26, 1988Canada  7 – 1  NorwayEagle River
December 26, 1988Sweden  5 – 3  CzechoslovakiaAnchorage
December 26, 1988Soviet Union  15 – 0  West GermanyAnchorage
December 26, 1988Finland  5 – 5  United StatesAnchorage
December 27, 1988Czechoslovakia  7 – 1  NorwayAnchorage
December 27, 1988Soviet Union  4 – 2  United StatesAnchorage
December 28, 1988Canada  7 – 4  West GermanyAnchorage
December 28, 1988Sweden  6 – 2  FinlandAnchorage
December 29, 1988Canada  5 – 1  United StatesAnchorage
December 29, 1988Soviet Union  3 – 2  SwedenAnchorage
December 29, 1988Finland  9 – 3  NorwayEagle River
December 29, 1988Czechoslovakia  11 – 1  West GermanyEagle River
December 30, 1988Soviet Union  10 – 0  NorwayAnchorage
December 30, 1988United States  5 – 1  CzechoslovakiaAnchorage
December 31, 1988Sweden  5 – 4  CanadaAnchorage
December 31, 1988Finland  5 – 3  West GermanyAnchorage
January 1, 1989Canada  2 – 2  CzechoslovakiaAnchorage
January 1, 1989Soviet Union  9 – 3  FinlandEagle River
January 1, 1989Sweden  9 – 1  NorwayEagle River
January 1, 1989United States  15 – 3  West GermanyAnchorage
January 2, 1989Czechoslovakia  5 – 3  Soviet UnionAnchorage
January 2, 1989United States  12 – 4  NorwayAnchorage
January 3, 1989Canada  4 – 3  FinlandAnchorage
January 3, 1989Sweden  9 – 0  West GermanyAnchorage
January 4, 1989Soviet Union  7 – 2  CanadaAnchorage
January 4, 1989Norway  4 – 2  West GermanyEagle River
January 4, 1989Czechoslovakia  7 – 2  FinlandEagle River
January 4, 1989Sweden  3 – 1  United StatesAnchorage

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Jeremy Roenick   United States 8 8 16
2 Mike Modano   United States 6 9 15
3 Pavel Bure   Soviet Union 8 6 14
4 Josef Beránek   Czechoslovakia 4 9 13
5 Alexander Mogilny   Soviet Union 7 5 12
6 Sergei Fedorov   Soviet Union 4 8 12
7 Robert Cimetta   Canada 7 4 11
8 Petri Aaltonen   Finland 6 4 10
8 John Leclair   United States 6 4 10
10 Teemu Selänne   Finland 5 5 10
10 Andrei Sidorov   Soviet Union 5 5 10

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Alexei Ivashkin   Alexei Ivashkin
Defencemen   Ricard Persson   Ricard Persson
  Milan Tichý
Forwards   Pavel Bure   Pavel Bure
  Niklas Eriksson
  Jeremy Roenick

Qualification for Pool BEdit

Because Denmark had used an ineligible player in last year's Pool C, a special challenge was played with Italy (who had come second). The games were played in Canazei, Italy.[1]

December 18, 1988Denmark  4 – 3  Italy
December 20, 1988Denmark  2 – 1  Italy

Pool BEdit

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Chamonix, France from March 19 to 28. 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   Poland 7 7 0 0 49 20 14 9 - 1 13 - 4 7 - 2 6 - 5 5 - 3 4 - 2 5 - 3
2    Switzerland 7 6 1 0 45 19 12 1 - 9 2 - 0 9 - 5 13 - 1 3 - 1 8 - 1 9 - 2
3   Romania 7 4 3 0 32 31 8 4 - 13 0 - 2 5 - 1 2 - 5 6 - 3 9 - 5 6 - 2
4   Japan 7 4 3 0 32 34 8 2 - 7 5 - 9 1 - 5 8 - 4 6 - 2 5 - 4 5 - 3
5   Yugoslavia 7 4 3 0 42 40 8 5 - 6 1 - 13 5 - 2 4 - 8 6 - 3 11 - 3 10 - 5
6   France 7 1 5 1 23 31 3 3 - 5 1 - 3 3 - 6 2 - 6 3 - 6 4 - 4 7 - 1
7   Denmark 7 1 5 1 25 42 3 2 - 4 1 - 8 5 - 9 4 - 5 3 - 11 4 - 4 6 - 1
8   Netherlands 7 0 7 0 17 48 0 3 - 5 2 - 9 2 - 6 3 - 5 5 - 10 1 - 7 1 - 6

Poland was promoted to Pool A and the Netherlands was relegated to Pool C for 1990.

Pool CEdit

This five team tournament was a round robin played in Basingstoke, Great Britain from March 16 to 22.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS          
1   Austria 4 3 0 1 21 14 7 2 - 2 7 - 5 5 - 2 7 - 5
2   Italy 4 2 0 2 22 14 6 2 - 2 7 - 4 6 - 6 7 - 2
3   North Korea 4 2 2 0 17 20 4 5 - 7 4 - 7 5 - 4 3 - 2
4   Great Britain 4 0 2 2 15 19 2 2 - 5 6 - 6 4 - 5 3 - 3
5   Bulgaria 4 0 3 1 12 20 1 5 - 7 2 - 7 2 - 3 3 - 3

Austria was promoted to Pool B for 1990.

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1989 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN