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2000 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2000 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred as the 2000 World Junior Hockey Championships (2000 WJHC), was the 24th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was hosted in Skellefteå and Umeå, Sweden from December 25, 1999, to January 4, 2000. The Czech Republic won the gold medal with a 1–0 shootout victory over Russia in the championship game, while Canada won the bronze medal with a 4–3 shootout victory over the United States. This still remains as the only tournament to where both medal games have been decided in a shootout.

2000 IIHF World U20 Championship
2000 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
DatesDecember 25, 1999 – January 4, 2000
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Czech Republic (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Canada
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played35
Goals scored218 (6.23 per match)
Attendance41,693 (1,191 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Sweden Henrik Sedin
(13 points)
1999
2001

The playoff round was (again) expanded to eight teams, with group leaders not getting a bye to the semifinals.

Contents

VenuesEdit

Skellefteå Kraft Arena
Capacity: 6,000
Umeå Arena
Capacity: 6,000
   
  SwedenSkellefteå   SwedenUmeå

Pool AEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 12 7 6
  Canada 4 2 2 0 9 5 6
  United States 4 1 2 1 5 6 4
  Finland 4 1 1 2 8 9 3
  Slovakia 4 0 1 3 4 11 1

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

December 25, 1999
15:30
Czech Republic  5–2
(1–1, 1–0, 3–1)
  SlovakiaSkellefteå
Attendance: 1,185
December 25, 1999
19:30
Finland  2–3
(0–1, 0–2, 2–0)
  CanadaSkellefteå
Attendance: 457
December 26, 1999
15:30
Czech Republic  2–2
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
  United StatesSkellefteå
Attendance: 374
December 26, 1999
19:30
Slovakia  1–1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  FinlandSkellefteå
Attendance: 398
December 28, 1999
15:30
Slovakia  0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  United StatesSkellefteå
Attendance: 472
December 28, 1999
19:30
Canada  1–1
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0)
  Czech RepublicSkellefteå
Attendance: 997
December 29, 1999
15:30
United States  1–3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
  FinlandSkellefteå
Attendance: 582
December 29, 1999
19:30
Canada  4–1
(3–0, 0–1, 1–0)
  SlovakiaSkellefteå
Attendance: 513
December 31, 1999
12:00
Finland  2–4
(0–0, 1–1, 1–3)
  Czech RepublicSkellefteå
Attendance: 423
December 31, 1999
16:00
United States  1–1
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
  CanadaSkellefteå
Attendance: 596

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Russia 4 4 0 0 30 4 8
  Sweden 4 3 0 1 27 8 6
   Switzerland 4 2 0 2 13 16 4
  Kazakhstan 4 1 0 3 7 34 2
  Ukraine 4 0 0 4 6 21 0

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

December 25, 1999
15:30
Switzerland   6–2
(2–1, 3–0, 1–1)
  UkraineUmeå
Attendance: 934
December 25, 1999
19:30
Russia  14–1
(4–1, 4–0, 6–0)
  KazakhstanUmeå
Attendance: 848
December 26, 1999
15:30
Switzerland   1–7
(1–1, 0–2, 0–4)
  SwedenUmeå
Attendance: 2,838
December 26, 1999
19:30
Ukraine  1–4
(0–0, 0–2, 1–2)
  RussiaUmeå
Attendance: 489
December 28, 1999
15:30
Ukraine  1–6
(0–3, 0–1, 1–2)
  SwedenUmeå
Attendance: 2,058
December 28, 1999
19:30
Kazakhstan  0–5
(0–4, 0–0, 0–1)
   SwitzerlandUmeå
Attendance: 839
December 29, 1999
15:30
Sweden  1–5
(0–2, 0–2, 1–1)
  RussiaUmeå
Attendance: 4,450
December 29, 1999
19:30
Kazakhstan  5–2
(1–0, 1–0, 3–2)
  UkraineUmeå
Attendance: 356
December 31, 1999
12:00
Russia  7–1
(1–0, 3–0, 3–1)
   SwitzerlandUmeå
Attendance: 329
December 31, 1999
16:00
Sweden  13–1
(3–1, 6–0, 4–0)
  KazakhstanUmeå
Attendance: 511

Relegation roundEdit

January 2, 2000
16:00
Slovakia  1–3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
  UkraineSkellefteå
Attendance: 2,745
January 4, 2000
12:00
Ukraine  1–5
(0–0, 1–2, 0–3)
  SlovakiaUmeå
Attendance: 301

10-minute tie break gameEdit

January 4, 2000
14:15
Ukraine  0 – 1 GWS
(0–0, 0/3–2/3)
  SlovakiaUmeå
Attendance: 301

  Ukraine was relegated to Division I for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Gold medal game
                           
  B1   Russia 4  
A4   Finland 0  
  B1   Russia 3  
  A2   Canada 2  
A2   Canada 8
  B3    Switzerland 3  
    B1   Russia 0
  A1   Czech Republic 1
  B2   Sweden 1  
A3   United States 5  
  A3   United States 1 Bronze medal game
  A1   Czech Republic 4  
A1   Czech Republic 6 A2   Canada 4
  B4   Kazakhstan 3   A3   United States 3

Shootout victory.

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

QuarterfinalsEdit

January 1, 2000
14:00
Canada  8–3
(3–0, 4–2, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandSkellefteå
Attendance: 432
January 1, 2000
14:00
Sweden  1–5
(1–1, 0–1, 0–3)
  United StatesUmeå
Attendance: 2,171
January 1, 2000
18:00
Czech Republic  6–3
(3–0, 2–3, 1–0)
  KazakhstanSkellefteå
Attendance: 386
January 1, 2000
18:00
Russia  4–0
(3–0, 1–0, 0–0)
  FinlandUmeå
Attendance: 521

Consolation roundEdit

January 3, 2000
15:30
Switzerland   5–2
(1–0, 3–1, 1–1)
  FinlandUmeå
Attendance: 359
January 3, 2000
19:30
Kazakhstan  2–12
(0–3, 1–7, 1–2)
  SwedenUmeå
Attendance: 946

SemifinalsEdit

January 3, 2000
15:30
United States  1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
  Czech RepublicSkellefteå
Attendance: 2,848
January 3, 2000
19:30
Russia  3–2
(0–0, 2–1, 1–1)
  CanadaSkellefteå
Attendance: 3,215

7th place gameEdit

January 4, 2000
15:00
Finland  9–1
(3–0, 2–0, 4–1)
  KazakhstanUmeå
Attendance: 306

5th place gameEdit

January 4, 2000
19:00
Sweden  5–2
(1–2, 2–0, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandUmeå
Attendance: 872

Bronze medal gameEdit

January 4, 2000
14:00
  Canada  4 – 3 GWS
(0–1, 1–1, 2–1, 0–0, 3/3–1/3)
  United StatesSkellefteå
Attendance: 2,784

Gold medal gameEdit

January 4, 2000
19:00
  Russia  0 – 1 GWS
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1/3–2/3)
  Czech Republic  Skellefteå
Attendance: 3,857

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Henrik Sedin   Sweden F 7 4 9 13 6 +9
2 Milan Kraft   Czech Republic F 7 5 7 12 0 +8
3 Daniel Sedin   Sweden F 7 6 4 10 0 +8
4 Brandon Reid   Canada F 7 4 5 9 4 +3
5 Evgueni Mouratov   Russia F 7 6 2 8 4 +8
6 Alexei Tereschenko   Russia F 7 3 5 8 2 +6
7 Erik Lewerström   Sweden D 7 3 5 8 14 +2
8 Alexandre Riazentsev   Russia D 7 2 6 8 2 +10
9 David Nyström   Sweden F 7 2 6 8 2 +6
10 Oleg Smirnov   Russia F 7 2 6 8 2 +7

Goaltending leadersEdit

Minimum 40% of team's ice time.

Rank Player Country TOI SOG GA GAA Saves Sv % SO
1 Ilya Bryzgalov   Russia 234:04 105 3 0.77 102 97.14 1
2 Alexei Volkov   Russia 185:11 81 4 1.30 77 95.06 0
3 Zdeněk Šmíd   Czech Republic 420:00 182 11 1.57 171 93.96 1
4 Maxime Ouellet   Canada 360:00 181 11 1.83 170 93.92 0
5 Rick DiPietro   United States 298:57 138 9 1.81 129 93.48 1

Tournament awardsEdit

Goaltender Defencemen Forwards
IIHF Directorate Awards   Rick DiPietro   Alexander Ryazantsev   Milan Kraft
Media All-Star Team   Rick DiPietro   Mathieu Biron   Alexander Ryazantsev   Milan Kraft   Evgeny Muratov   Alexei Tereschenko

Final standingsEdit

Team
    Czech Republic
    Russia
    Canada
4   United States
5   Sweden
6    Switzerland
7   Finland
8   Kazakhstan
9   Slovakia
10   Ukraine

Pool BEdit

The following teams took part in the Pool B tournament. This group played in Minsk, Belarus between December 13 and December 19, 1999.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Belarus 3 2 1 0 7 3 5
  Germany 3 2 0 1 9 6 4
  Italy 3 1 1 1 4 5 3
  Latvia 3 0 0 3 2 8 0
Germany  4–2  Italy
Belarus  3–1  Latvia
Germany  3–0  Latvia
Belarus  0–0  Italy
Italy  2–1  Latvia
Belarus  4–2  Germany

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  France 3 2 1 0 11 8 5
  Norway 3 2 0 1 14 8 4
  Poland 3 1 1 1 13 12 3
  Denmark 3 0 0 3 10 20 0
France  4–3  Denmark
Norway  5–1  Poland
Norway  7–3  Denmark
France  3–3  Poland
Poland  9–4  Denmark
France  4–2  Norway

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Poland 3 2 1 0 13 7 5
  Italy 3 1 1 1 4 6 3
  Latvia 3 1 0 2 7 8 2
  Denmark 3 1 0 2 11 14 2
Carried forward fromPoland  9–4  Denmark
preliminary roundItaly  2–1  Latvia
Poland  3–2  Latvia
Denmark  4–1  Italy
Italy  1–1  Poland
Latvia  4–3  Denmark

  Denmark was relegated to Division II for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Belarus 3 3 0 0 17 9 6
  Germany 3 2 0 1 8 5 4
  France 3 1 0 2 8 15 2
  Norway 3 0 0 3 6 10 0
Carried forward fromFrance  4–2  Norway
preliminary roundBelarus  4–2  Germany
Germany  4–0  France
Belarus  4–3  Norway
Germany  2–1  Norway
Belarus  9–4  France

  Belarus was promoted to the Top Division for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Pool CEdit

The following teams took part in the Pool C tournament. This group played in Nagano, Japan between December 30, 1999, and January 3, 2000.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Austria 3 3 0 0 31 5 6
  Hungary 3 2 0 1 14 18 4
  Estonia 3 0 1 2 10 19 1
  Yugoslavia 3 0 1 2 7 20 1
Austria  8–2  Estonia
Hungary  6–1  Yugoslavia
Hungary  6–3  Estonia
Austria  9–1  Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia  5–5  Estonia
Austria  14–2  Hungary

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Slovenia 3 2 1 0 12 7 5
  Great Britain 3 1 2 0 9 7 4
  Japan 3 1 1 1 11 9 3
  Lithuania 3 0 0 3 6 15 0
Slovenia  5–1  Lithuania
Japan  2–2  Great Britain
Slovenia  3–3  Great Britain
Japan  6–3  Lithuania
Great Britain  4–2  Lithuania
Slovenia  4–3  Japan

Final roundEdit

All times local (JST/UTC+9).

7th place gameEdit

January 3, 2000
10:00
Lithuania  5–1
(3–1, 1–0, 1–0)
  YugoslaviaBig Hat
Attendance: 315

  Yugoslavia was relegated to Division III for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

5th place gameEdit

January 3, 2000
13:00
Japan  9–1
(2–0, 0–1, 7–0)
  EstoniaBig Hat
Attendance: 911

3rd place gameEdit

January 3, 2000
16:00
Hungary  2–7
(1–4, 1–2, 0–1)
  Great BritainBig Hat
Attendance: 676

1st place gameEdit

January 3, 2000
19:00
Slovenia  2–6
(0–1, 0–1, 2–4)
  AustriaBig Hat
Attendance: 733

  Austria was promoted to Division I for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Pool DEdit

The following teams took part in the Pool D tournament. This group played in Mexico City, Mexico between January 9 and January 15, 2000.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts      
  Croatia 2 2 0 0 35 2 4 13–1 22–1
  South Africa 2 1 0 1 13 14 2 1–13 12–1
  Bulgaria 2 0 0 2 2 34 0 1–22 1–12

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts      
  Netherlands 2 2 0 0 24 1 4 10–0 14–1
  Mexico 2 1 0 1 8 13 2 0–10 8–3
  Iceland 2 0 0 2 4 22 0 1–14 3–8

Group CEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts      
  Romania 2 2 0 0 24 5 4 6–3 18–2
  Spain 2 1 0 1 8 9 2 3–6 5–3
  Australia 2 0 0 2 5 23 0 2–18 3–5

Final roundEdit

Places 7 to 9Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts      
  Australia 2 2 0 0 16 6 4 8–2 8–4
  Bulgaria 2 1 0 1 9 9 2 2–8 7–1
  Iceland 2 0 0 2 5 15 0 4–8 1–7

  Iceland was relegated to Division III Qualification for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Places 4 to 6Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts      
  Spain 2 2 0 0 16 6 4 10–2 6–4
  Mexico 2 1 0 1 5 11 2 2–10 3–1
  South Africa 2 0 0 2 5 9 0 4–6 1–3

Places 1 to 3Edit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts      
  Croatia 2 2 0 0 12 8 4 6–4 6–4
  Romania 2 1 0 1 9 8 2 4–6 5–2
  Netherlands 2 0 0 2 6 11 0 4–6 2–5

  Croatia was promoted to Division II for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

External linksEdit