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1993 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1993 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1993 WJHC) was the 17th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Gävle, Sweden. Canada[1] won the gold medal, its sixth championship, while Sweden won silver, and the combined team of the Czech and Slovak Republics won bronze. Peter Forsberg of Sweden scored a tournament record 31 points, while teammate Markus Näslund's 13 goals also set a tournament record.

1993 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams8
Venue(s)7 (in 7 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (6th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svgCzech Republic and Slovakia (Combined team)
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored242 (8.64 per match)
Attendance36,397 (1,300 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Sweden Peter Forsberg
(31 points)
1992
1994

Final standingsEdit

The 1993 tournament was a round-robin format, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. As the tournament was ongoing, the nation of Czechoslovakia was dissolved into two separate nations, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, on New Years Day, 1993. The team remained unified throughout the tournament, however the Czechoslovakian flag and anthem were replaced with the flag and anthem of the International Ice Hockey Federation on January 1.[2] Meanwhile, the former Soviet Union, which had competed in 1992 as the Commonwealth of Independent States was replaced in this tournament by Russia.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
    Canada 7 6 1 0 37 17 12
    Sweden 7 6 1 0 53 15 12
  Czech and Slovak Republics
(started championship as   Czechoslovakia)
7 4 2 1 38 27 9
4   United States 7 4 3 0 32 23 8
5   Finland 7 3 3 1 31 20 7
6   Russia 7 2 3 2 26 20 6
7   Germany 7 1 6 0 16 37 2
8   Japan 7 0 7 0 9 83 0

Japan was relegated to Pool B for 1994.

ResultsEdit

December 26, 1992  Canada3 – 0  United StatesGävle
December 26, 1992  Russia16 – 0  JapanFalun
December 26, 1992  Finland5 – 2  CzechoslovakiaBollnas
December 26, 1992  Sweden4 – 2  GermanyGävle
December 27, 1992  Canada5 – 4  SwedenGävle
December 27, 1992  Russia4 – 0  GermanyFalun
December 27, 1992  Finland7 – 0  JapanGävle
December 27, 1992  Czechoslovakia6 – 5  United StatesUppsala
December 29, 1992  Canada9 – 1  RussiaGävle
December 29, 1992  Finland11 – 0  GermanyHofors
December 29, 1992  United States12 – 2  JapanFalun
December 29, 1992  Sweden7 – 2  CzechoslovakiaGävle
December 30, 1992  Canada3 – 2  FinlandUppsala
December 30, 1992  Czechoslovakia1 – 1  RussiaGävle
December 30, 1992  Sweden20 – 1  JapanGävle
December 30, 1992  United States4 – 3  GermanyBollnas
January 1, 1993  Canada5 – 2  GermanyGävle
January 1, 1993Czech and Slovak Republics14 – 2  JapanSkutskar
January 1, 1993  Finland1 – 1  RussiaGävle
January 1, 1993  Sweden4 – 2  United StatesUppsala
January 2, 1993  Canada8 – 1  JapanHudiksvall
January 2, 1993  Sweden9 – 2  FinlandGävle
January 2, 1993Czech and Slovak Republics6 – 3  GermanyUppsala
January 2, 1993  United States4 – 2  RussiaGävle
January 4, 1993Czech and Slovak Republics7 – 4  CanadaGävle
January 4, 1993  Germany6 – 3  JapanHofors
January 4, 1993  Sweden5 – 1  RussiaGävle
January 4, 1993  United States5 – 3  FinlandGävle

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Peter Forsberg   Sweden 7 24 31
2 Markus Näslund   Sweden 13 11 24
3 David Výborný   Czechoslovakia 6 9 15
4 Niklas Sundström   Sweden 10 4 14
5 Jere Lehtinen   Finland 6 8 14
6 Pat Peake   United States 4 9 13
7 Peter Ferraro   United States 7 4 11
8 Ville Peltonen   Finland 5 6 11
9 Chris Ferraro   United States 4 7 11
10 Jan Vopat   Czechoslovakia 6 4 10

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Manny Legace   Manny Legace
Defencemen   Janne Grönvall   Brent Tully
  Kenny Jönsson
Forwards   Peter Forsberg   Paul Kariya
  Markus Näslund
  Peter Forsberg


Pool BEdit

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Lillehammer and Hamar Norway from December 27 to January 5. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games.[3]

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS                
1    Switzerland 7 6 0 1 39 13 13 5 - 4 5 - 1 7 - 1 6 - 4 4 - 2 1 - 1 11 - 0
2   Norway 7 6 1 0 49 11 12 4 - 5 5 - 0 7 - 0 8 - 4 7 - 1 9 - 1 9 - 0
3   Italy 7 4 2 1 23 18 9 1 - 5 0 - 5 3 - 1 6 - 3 0 - 0 7 - 3 6 - 1
4   Austria 7 4 3 0 26 23 8 1 - 7 0 - 7 1 - 3 2 - 1 6 - 3 9 - 1 7 - 1
5   France 7 3 4 0 26 30 6 4 - 6 4 - 8 3 - 6 1 - 2 4 - 3 5 - 2 5 - 3
6   Poland 7 1 5 1 17 28 3 2 - 4 1 - 7 0 - 0 3 - 6 3 - 4 5 - 3 3 - 4
7   Romania 7 1 5 1 16 37 3 1 - 1 1 - 9 3 - 7 1 - 9 2 - 5 3 - 5 5 - 1
8   Netherlands 7 1 6 0 10 46 2 0 - 11 0 - 9 1 - 6 1 - 7 3 - 5 4 - 3 1 - 5

Switzerland was promoted to Pool A and the Netherlands was relegated to Pool C for 1994.

Qualification for Pool CEdit

Nine countries played a qualification tournament from November 10 to 15, for a spot in the C Pool. Five teams played in Riga Latvia while the remaining four played in Minsk Belarus, with the first place teams playing each other in Riga. Greece was the only competitor who was not making their debut.

Riga Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS          
  Latvia 4 4 0 0 71 5 8 2 - 1 12 - 3 10 - 0 47 - 1
  Slovenia 4 3 1 0 46 6 6 1 - 2 4 - 3 11 - 0 30 - 1
  Estonia 4 2 2 0 46 21 4 3 - 12 3 - 4 6 - 3 34 - 2
  Croatia 4 1 3 0 24 27 2 0 - 10 0 - 11 3 - 6 21 - 0
  Greece 4 0 4 0 4 132 0 1 - 47 1 - 30 2 - 34 0 - 21
Minsk Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Ukraine 3 3 0 0 24 0 6 1 - 0 3 - 0 20 - 0
  Kazakhstan 3 2 1 0 17 1 4 0 - 1 4 - 0 13 - 0
  Belarus 3 1 2 0 19 7 2 0 - 3 0 - 4 19 - 0
  Lithuania 3 0 3 0 0 52 0 0 - 20 0 - 13 0 - 19

Qualification GameEdit

November 15, 1992Latvia  1 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 1–1)
  UkraineRiga

  Ukraine won the right to participate in Pool C.

Pool CEdit

Eight teams were divided into two round robin groups, with placement games to follow (1st played 1st, etc.). The tournament took place from December 30 to January 3, in Odense and Esbjerg Denmark.

Preliminary RoundEdit

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Ukraine 3 3 0 0 38 3 6 9 - 2 16 - 1 13 - 0
  Hungary 3 1 1 1 15 15 3 2 - 9 5 - 5 8 - 1
  North Korea 3 0 1 2 9 24 2 1 - 16 5 - 5 3 - 3
  Spain 3 0 2 1 4 24 1 0 - 13 1 - 8 3 - 3
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Denmark 3 2 0 1 23 10 5 9 - 1 5 - 5 9 - 4
  Bulgaria 3 1 1 1 12 17 3 1 - 9 6 - 3 5 - 5
  Great Britain 3 1 1 1 15 12 3 5 - 5 3 - 6 7 - 1
  South Korea 3 0 2 1 10 21 1 4 - 9 5 - 5 1 - 7

Placement GamesEdit

  Ukraine was promoted to Pool B for 1994.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1993 World Junior Hockey Championships coverage by TSN
  2. ^ Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. p. 257. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  3. ^ 1993 full results

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