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1991 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1991 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1991 WJHC) was the 15th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in various communities in Saskatchewan, Canada. Canada won its second consecutive gold medal, and fifth overall, while the Soviet Union won silver, and Czechoslovakia the bronze.

1991 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams8
Venue(s)9 (in 9 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (5th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Soviet Union
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored253 (9.04 per match)
Attendance137,067 (4,895 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Doug Weight
(19 points)
1990
1992

Final standingsEdit

The 1991 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 1 1 40 18 11
    Soviet Union 7 5 1 1 44 15 11
    Czechoslovakia 7 5 2 0 44 19 10
4   United States 7 4 2 1 45 19 9
5   Finland 7 3 3 1 35 30 7
6   Sweden 7 3 4 0 32 29 6
7    Switzerland 7 1 6 0 5 48 2
8   Norway 7 0 7 0 8 75 0

Norway was relegated to Pool B for 1992.

ResultsEdit

December 26, 1990Canada  6 – 0   SwitzerlandSaskatoon
December 26, 1990Czechoslovakia  11 – 3  NorwayRosetown
December 26, 1990Finland  8 – 5  SwedenSaskatoon
December 26, 1990Soviet Union  4 – 2  United StatesPrince Albert
December 27, 1990Canada  4 – 4  United StatesSaskatoon
December 27, 1990Sweden  4 – 3  CzechoslovakiaRegina
December 28, 1990Finland  7 – 1   SwitzerlandMoose Jaw
December 28, 1990Soviet Union  13 – 0  NorwaySaskatoon
December 29, 1990Canada  10 – 1  NorwayRegina
December 29, 1990Soviet Union  5 – 1  SwedenSaskatoon
December 29, 1990Czechoslovakia  10 – 0   SwitzerlandKindersley
December 29, 1990United States  6 – 3  FinlandNorth Battleford
December 30, 1990Canada  7 – 4  SwedenRegina
December 30, 1990Czechoslovakia  5 – 1  United StatesSaskatoon
December 31, 1990Finland  10 – 2  NorwaySaskatoon
December 31, 1990Soviet Union  10 – 1   SwitzerlandYorkton
January 1, 1991Canada  5 – 1  FinlandSaskatoon
January 1, 1991United States  19 – 1  NorwayRegina
January 1, 1991Sweden  6 – 1   SwitzerlandSaskatoon
January 1, 1991Soviet Union  5 – 3  CzechoslovakiaRegina
January 2, 1991Czechoslovakia  6 – 5  CanadaSaskatoon
January 2, 1991United States  5 – 2  SwedenHumboldt
January 3, 1991Soviet Union  5 – 5  FinlandRegina
January 3, 1991Switzerland   2 – 1  NorwaySaskatoon
January 4, 1991Canada  3 – 2  Soviet UnionSaskatoon
January 4, 1991Sweden  10 – 0  NorwayPrince Albert
January 4, 1991Czechoslovakia  6 – 1  FinlandSaskatoon
January 4, 1991United States  8 – 0   SwitzerlandRegina

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Doug Weight   United States 5 14 19
2 Eric Lindros   Canada 6 11 17
3 Pavel Bure   Soviet Union 12 3 15
4 Martin Ručínský   Czechoslovakia 9 5 14
5 Žigmund Pálffy   Czechoslovakia 7 6 13
6 Marko Jantunen   Finland 3 10 13
7 Trent Klatt   United States 6 6 12
8 Ted Drury   United States 5 7 12
9 Vyacheslav Kozlov   Soviet Union 3 9 12
10 Mike Craig   Canada 6 5 11
10 Michael Nylander   Sweden 6 5 11
10 Vesa Viitakoski   Finland 6 5 11

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Pauli Jaks   Pauli Jaks
Defencemen   Jiří Šlégr   Dmitry Yushkevich
  Scott Lachance
Forwards   Eric Lindros   Mike Craig
  Eric Lindros
  Martin Ručínský

Pool BEdit

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Tychy and Oswiecim Poland from December 27 to January 5. 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   Germany 7 6 0 1 49 15 13 5 - 3 2 - 2 7 - 4 9 - 1 8 - 1 11 - 2 7 - 2
2   Poland 7 6 1 0 53 17 12 3 - 5 5 - 4 7 - 2 6 - 3 10 - 0 14 - 0 8 - 3
3   France 7 4 1 2 42 19 10 2 - 2 4 - 5 4 - 4 13 - 3 7 - 1 5 - 1 7 - 3
4   Japan 7 4 2 1 34 22 9 4 - 7 2 - 7 4 - 4 7 - 0 4 - 2 6 - 1 7 - 1
5   Romania 7 2 4 1 23 43 5 1 - 9 3 - 6 3 - 13 0 - 7 3 - 3 4 - 2 9 - 3
6   Netherlands 7 1 5 1 16 43 3 1 - 8 0 - 10 1 - 7 2 - 4 3 - 3 6 - 3 3 - 8
7   Austria 7 1 6 0 13 48 2 2 - 11 0 - 14 1 - 5 1 - 6 2 - 4 3 - 6 4 - 2
8   Denmark 7 1 6 0 22 45 2 2 - 7 3 - 8 3 - 7 1 - 7 3 - 9 8 - 3 2 - 4

Germany was promoted to Pool A and Denmark was relegated to Pool C for 1992.

Pool CEdit

Eight teams contested the third tier this year in Belgrade Yugoslavia from December 27 to January 5. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games. Greece's national junior team made their debut this year.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS                
1   North Korea 7 6 1 0 50 18 12 4 - 3 1 - 9 4 - 2 5 - 2 10 - 1 6 - 1 20 - 0
2   Italy 7 6 1 0 57 11 12 3 - 4 6 - 2 5 - 2 5 - 1 8 - 1 9 - 0 21 - 1
3   Yugoslavia 7 5 1 1 77 21 11 9 - 1 2 - 6 5 - 2 7 - 7 13 - 2 8 - 2 33 - 1
4   Great Britain 7 4 3 0 45 20 8 2 - 4 2 - 5 2 - 5 3 - 2 5 - 1 9 - 3 22 - 0
5   South Korea 7 3 3 1 55 28 7 2 - 5 1 - 5 7 - 7 2 - 3 8 - 2 9 - 5 26 - 1
6   Bulgaria 7 2 5 0 34 48 4 1 - 10 1 - 8 2 - 13 1 - 5 2 - 8 5 - 3 22 - 1
7   Hungary 7 1 6 0 28 46 2 1 - 6 0 - 9 2 - 8 3 - 9 5 - 9 3 - 5 14 - 0
8   Greece 7 0 7 0 4 158 0 0 - 20 1 - 21 1 - 33 0 - 22 1 - 26 1 - 22 0 - 14

North Korea was promoted to Pool B for 1992.

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1991 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at Passionhockey.com