1991 IIHF European U18 Championship

The 1991 IIHF European U18 Championship was the twenty-fourth playing of the IIHF European Junior Championships. The Soviets, playing for the last time as a unified nation, placed 2nd, and the Germans, playing for the first time as a unified nation, placed 5th (despite allowing 61 goals in 6 games).

Group AEdit

Played April 4–11 in Spišská Nová Ves and Prešov, Czechoslovakia.

First roundEdit

Group 1
Team FIN SWE NOR FRA GF/GA Points
1.   Finland 5:2 14:0 8:0 27:02 6
2.   Sweden 2:5 19:2 12:2 33:09 4
3.   Norway 0:14 2:19 9:0 11:33 2
4.   France 0:8 2:12 0:9 02:29 0
Group 2
Team TCH URS GER POL GF/GA Points
1.   Czechoslovakia 3:3 7:0 13:1 23:04 5
2.   Soviet Union 3:3 10:1 10:4 23:08 5
3.   Germany 0:7 1:10 5:4 06:21 2
4.   Poland 1:13 4:10 4:5 09:28 0

Final roundEdit

Championship round
Team TCH URS FIN SWE GER NOR GF/GA Points
1.   Czechoslovakia (3:3) 8:1 5:1 (7:0) 14:2 43:07 9
2.   Soviet Union (3:3) 5:4 5:0 (10:1) 9:1 32:09 9
3.   Finland 1:8 4:5 (5:2) 15:0 (14:0) 39:21 6:
4.   Sweden 1:5 0:5 (2:5) 19:3 (19:2) 41:20 4
5.   Germany (0:7) (1:10) 0:15 3:19 9:5 13:57 2
6.   Norway 2:14 1:9 (0:14) (2:19) 6:9 11:65 0
7th place
  Poland 6:2
(2:1, 2:1, 2:0)
8:3
(2:1, 3:2, 3:0)
  France

France was relegated to Group B for 1992. The Soviet Union competed for the last time, Russia assumed their spot in Group A, while Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus, and the Ukraine, all began competing in Group C in 1993. Kazakhstan also began competing in 1993, but they participated in the Asian Junior Championships.

Tournament AwardsEdit

Group BEdit

Played March 23–30 in Jaca, Spain. The hosts were winless until they beat the Dutch on the final day, avoiding relegation.

First roundEdit

Group 1
Team SUI YUG AUT ESP GF/GA Points
1.    Switzerland 5:2 6:2 6:2 17:06 6
2.   Yugoslavia 2:5 6:2 8:1 16:08 4
3.   Austria 2:6 2:6 6:1 10:13 2
4.   Spain 2:6 1:8 1:6 04:20 0
Group 2
Team ITA DEN ROM NED GF/GA Points
1.   Italy 3:1 9:1 4:1 16:03 6
2.   Denmark 1:3 5:3 12:0 18:06 4
3.   Romania 1:9 3:5 7:3 11:17 2
4.   Netherlands 1:4 0:12 3:7 04:23 0

Final roundEdit

Championship round
Team SUI YUG DEN ITA GF/GA Points
1.    Switzerland (5:2) 8:0 9:0 22:02 6
2.   Yugoslavia (2:5) 3:5 6:4 11:14 2
3.   Denmark 0:8 5:3 (1:3) 06:14 2
4.   Italy 0:9 4:6 (3:1) 07:16 2
Placing round
Team AUT ROM ESP NED GF/GA Points
1.   Austria 6:2 (6:1) 13:6 25:09 6
2.   Romania 2:6 5:1 (7:3) 14:10 4
3.   Spain (1:6) 1:5 5:3 07:14 2
4.   Netherlands 6:13 (3:7) 3:5 12:25 0

Switzerland was promoted to Group A and the Netherlands was relegated to Group C, for 1992.

Group CEdit

Played March 7–10, 1991 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Team GBR BUL HUN BEL GF/GA Points
1.   Great Britain 4:3 11:1 13:1 28:05 6
2.   Bulgaria 3:4 5:4 21:1 29:09 4
3.   Hungary 1:11 4:5 13:0 18:16 2
4.   Belgium 1:13 1:21 0:13 02:47 0

Great Britain was promoted to Group B for 1992.

ReferencesEdit

  • Complete results
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League. Total Sports. pp. 530–2. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9.