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1994 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1994 Ice Hockey World Junior Championship (1994 WJC) was the 18th edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championships and was held in Ostrava and Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic. Canada won the gold medal for the second consecutive year, and its seventh overall, while Sweden won silver, and Russia the bronze.

1994 IIHF U20 World Championship
Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (7th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored195 (6.96 per match)
Attendance58,143 (2,077 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Sweden Niklas Sundström
(11 points)
1993
1995

Final standingsEdit

The 1994 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 39 20 13
    Sweden 7 6 1 0 35 16 12
    Russia 7 5 1 1 23 17 11
4   Finland 7 4 3 0 27 24 8
5   Czech Republic 7 3 4 0 31 29 6
6   United States 7 1 5 1 20 33 3
7   Germany 7 1 6 0 10 26 2
8    Switzerland 7 0 6 1 10 30 1

Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for 1995.

ResultsEdit

December 26, 1993  Canada5 – 1   SwitzerlandFrydek-Mistek
December 26, 1993  Sweden4 – 1  GermanyOstrava
December 26, 1993  Russia5 – 1  Czech RepublicOstrava
December 26, 1993  Finland5 – 2  United StatesFrydek-Mistek
December 27, 1993  Canada5 – 2  GermanyOstrava
December 27, 1993  Sweden3 – 0  RussiaOstrava
December 27, 1993  Finland7 – 3  Czech RepublicFrydek-Mistek
December 27, 1993   Switzerland1 – 1  United StatesFrydek-Mistek
December 29, 1993  Canada3 – 3  RussiaFrydek-Mistek
December 29, 1993  Czech Republic6 – 0   SwitzerlandFrydek-Mistek
December 29, 1993  Sweden6 – 2  FinlandOstrava
December 29, 1993  United States7 – 2  GermanyOstrava
December 30, 1993  Canada6 – 3  FinlandOstrava
December 30, 1993  Czech Republic6 – 2  GermanyOstrava
December 30, 1993  Sweden6 – 2   SwitzerlandFrydek-Mistek
December 30, 1993  Russia4 – 3  United StatesFrydek-Mistek
January 1, 1994  Canada8 – 3  United StatesFrydek-Mistek
January 1, 1994  Finland4 – 2   SwitzerlandOstrava
January 1, 1994  Sweden6 – 4  Czech RepublicFrydek-Mistek
January 1, 1994  Russia1 – 0  GermanyOstrava
January 2, 1994  Canada6 – 4  Czech RepublicOstrava
January 2, 1994  Finland2 – 0  GermanyFrydek-Mistek
January 2, 1994  Russia5 – 3   SwitzerlandFrydek-Mistek
January 2, 1994  Sweden6 – 1  United StatesOstrava
January 4, 1994  Canada6 – 4  SwedenOstrava
January 4, 1994  Germany3 – 1   SwitzerlandOstrava
January 4, 1994  Russia5 – 4  FinlandFrydek-Mistek
January 4, 1994  Czech Republic7 – 3  United StatesFrydek-Mistek

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Niklas Sundström   Sweden 4 7 11
2 Martin Gendron   Canada 6 4 10
3 Yanick Dubé   Canada 5 5 10
4 Rick Girard   Canada 6 3 9
5 Mats Lindgren   Sweden 5 4 9
6 Jason Allison   Canada 3 6 9
6 Saku Koivu   Finland 3 6 9
8 Petr Sýkora   Czech Republic 6 2 8
9 Valeri Bure   Russia 5 3 8
10 Kenny Jönsson   Sweden 3 5 8

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Jamie Storr   Evgeni Ryabchikov
Defencemen   Kenny Jönsson   Kimmo Timonen
  Kenny Jönsson
Forwards   Niklas Sundström   Niklas Sundström
  Valeri Bure
  David Výborný


Pool BEdit

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Bucharest, Romania 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   Ukraine 7 7 0 0 35 10 14 4 - 3 5 - 1 7 - 0 2 - 1 5 - 2 3 - 0 9 - 3
2   Norway 7 5 1 1 28 15 11 3 - 4 6 - 2 4 - 1 3 - 2 6 - 2 3 - 1 3 - 3
3   France 7 3 3 1 23 23 7 1 - 5 2 - 6 1 - 3 5 - 2 4 - 4 3 - 1 7 - 2
4   Poland 7 3 4 0 15 26 6 0 - 7 1 - 4 3 - 1 3 - 0 2 - 4 5 - 4 1 - 6
5   Italy 7 2 4 1 20 22 5 1 - 2 2 - 3 2 - 5 0 - 3 3 - 3 7 - 5 5 - 1
6   Austria 7 1 3 3 21 27 5 2 - 5 2 - 6 4 - 4 4 - 2 3 - 3 3 - 4 3 - 3
7   Japan 7 2 5 0 19 27 4 0 - 3 1 - 3 1 - 3 4 - 5 5 - 7 4 - 3 4 - 3
8   Romania 7 1 4 2 21 32 4 3 - 9 3 - 3 2 - 7 6 - 1 1 - 5 3 - 3 3 - 4

  Ukraine was promoted to Pool A and   Romania was relegated to Pool C for 1995.

Qualification for Pool CEdit

A Qualification tournament was played in Nitra and Nové Zámky, Slovakia, from November 1 to 7. Games between teams that had played each other in the preliminary round carried forward and counted in the final round.

Preliminary RoundEdit

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Latvia 3 3 0 0 15 10 6 2 - 1 9 - 1 13 - 1
  Belarus 3 2 1 0 22 11 4 1 - 2 6 - 0 6 - 1
  Slovenia 3 1 2 0 19 17 2 1 - 9 0 - 6 5 - 1
  Estonia 3 0 3 0 9 27 0 1 - 13 1 - 6 1 - 5
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS      
  Slovakia 2 2 0 0 21 4 4 6 - 4 15 - 0
  Kazakhstan 2 1 1 0 16 7 2 4 - 6 12 - 1
  Croatia 2 0 2 0 1 27 0 0 - 15 1 - 12

Final RoundEdit

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Latvia 3 2 1 0 8 7 4 4 - 3 2 - 3 2 - 1
  Slovakia 3 2 1 0 16 10 4 3 - 4 6 - 4 7 - 2
  Kazakhstan 3 1 1 1 9 10 3 3 - 2 4 - 6 2 - 2
  Belarus 3 0 2 1 5 11 1 1 - 2 2 - 7 2 - 2

  Latvia and   Slovakia 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        
  Latvia 3 3 0 0 55 3 6 16 - 2 14 - 0 25 - 1
  Great Britain 3 2 1 0 16 22 4 2 - 16 6 - 1 8 - 5
  Netherlands 3 1 2 0 6 22 2 0 - 14 1 - 6 5 - 2
  Bulgaria 3 0 3 0 8 38 0 1 - 25 5 - 8 2 - 5
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS        
  Slovakia 3 3 0 0 49 1 6 22 - 0 12 - 1 15 - 0
  Denmark 3 2 1 0 9 26 4 0 - 22 5 - 4 4 - 0
  Hungary 3 1 2 0 15 17 2 1 - 12 4 - 5 10 - 0
  Spain 3 0 3 0 0 29 0 0 - 15 0 - 4 0 - 10

Placement GamesEdit

  Slovakia was promoted to Pool B for 1995.

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1994 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • 1994 results at Passionhockey.com