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2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2002 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred as the 2002 World Junior Hockey Championships (2002 WJHC), was the 26th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was held in Pardubice and Hradec Králové, Czech Republic, from December 25, 2001 – January 4, 2002.

2002 IIHF World U20 Championship
2002 WJHC logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
DatesDecember 25, 2001 – January 4, 2002
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Russia (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played34
Goals scored201 (5.91 per match)
Attendance111,128 (3,268 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Mike Cammalleri
(11 points)
2001
2003

Russia won the gold medal with a 5–4 come-from-behind victory over Canada in the championship game, while Finland won the bronze medal with a 5–1 victory over Switzerland.

Contents

VenuesEdit

ČEZ Aréna
Capacity: 10,194
Zimní Stadion
Capacity: 7,700
   
  Czech RepublicPardubice   Czech RepublicHradec Králové

RostersEdit

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Slovakia 4 2 2 0 14 7 6
  United States 4 2 2 0 14 9 6
  Sweden 4 2 2 0 11 5 6
  Czech Republic 4 1 0 3 11 7 2
  Belarus 4 0 0 4 4 26 0

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

December 25, 2001
14:00
United States  3 – 1
(2–0, 1–1, 0–0)
  Czech RepublicPardubice
Attendance: 8,500
December 25, 2001
17:30
Belarus  0 – 5
(0–2, 0–1, 0–2)
  SwedenPardubice
Attendance: 3,800
December 26, 2001
17:00
Slovakia  7 – 1
(1–0, 4–1, 2–0)
  BelarusPardubice
Attendance: 2,780
December 27, 2001
17:30
Czech Republic  0 – 1
(0–0, 0–1, 0–0)
  SlovakiaPardubice
Attendance: 9,170
December 27, 2001
20:15
Sweden  2 – 2
(0–0, 0–2, 2–0)
  United StatesPardubice
Attendance: 6,300
December 28, 2001
17:00
Belarus  1 – 9
(1–3, 0–1, 0–5)
  Czech RepublicPardubice
Attendance: 6,715
December 29, 2001
15:30
Sweden  2 – 2
(0–1, 0–0, 2–1)
  SlovakiaPardubice
Attendance: 3,093
December 29, 2001
19:00
United States  5 – 2
(0–1, 2–1, 3–0)
  BelarusPardubice
Attendance: 1,275
December 30, 2001
14:00
Czech Republic  1 – 2
(1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  SwedenPardubice
Attendance: 9,300
December 30, 2001
17:00
Slovakia  4 – 4
(2–3, 1–0, 1–1)
  United StatesPardubice
Attendance: 7,530

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Finland 4 3 0 1 14 5 6
  Canada 4 3 0 1 27 7 6
  Russia 4 2 0 2 12 8 4
   Switzerland 4 2 0 2 12 10 4
  France 4 0 0 4 1 36 0

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

December 25, 2001
15:300
France  0 – 15
(0–4, 0–5, 0–6)
  CanadaHradec Králové
Attendance: 300
December 25, 2001
19:00
Switzerland   3 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  FinlandHradec Králové
Attendance: 462
December 26, 2001
17:00
Russia  5 – 1
(1–0, 3–0, 1–1)
  FranceHradec Králové
Attendance: 302
December 27, 2001
15:30
Canada  6 – 1
(2–1, 1–0, 3–0)
   SwitzerlandHradec Králové
Attendance: 1,800
December 27, 2001
19:00
Finland  2 – 1
(0–0, 0–1, 2–0)
  RussiaHradec Králové
Attendance: 2,200
December 28, 2001
17:00
France  0 – 8
(0–3, 0–3, 0–2)
  FinlandHradec Králové
Attendance: 300
December 29, 2001
15:30
Canada  5 – 2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
  RussiaHradec Králové
Attendance: 4,600
December 29, 2001
19:00
Switzerland   8 – 0
(3–0, 4–0, 1–0)
  FranceHradec Králové
Attendance: 856
December 30, 2001
15:30
Russia  4 – 0
(2–0, 0–0, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandHradec Králové
Attendance: 850
December 30, 2001
19:00
Finland  4 – 1
(2–1, 0–0, 2–0)
  CanadaHradec Králové
Attendance: 3,500

Relegation roundEdit

January 1, 2002
11:00
Belarus  2 – 3
(1–0, 0–2, 1–1)
  FranceHradec Králové
Attendance: 300
January 3, 2002
17:00
France  2 – 4 GWS
(0–2, 2–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  BelarusPardubice

  France was relegated to Division I for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

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

Overtime victory.Shootout victory.

QuarterfinalsEdit

January 1, 2002
14:30
United States  1 – 6
(0–1, 1–4, 0–1)
  RussiaHradec Králové
Attendance: 1,500
January 1, 2002
14:30
Slovakia  2 – 3 GWS
(0–0, 1–1, 1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
   SwitzerlandPardubice
Attendance: 3,200
January 1, 2002
18:00
Canada  5 – 2
(2–2, 2–0, 1–0)
  SwedenHradec Králové
Attendance: 1,200
January 1, 2002
18:00
Finland  3 – 1
(1–0, 1–1, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicPardubice
Attendance: 5,725

Consolation roundEdit

January 2, 2002
15:30
Slovakia  2 – 3
(2–0, 0–0, 0–3)
  SwedenHradec Králové
Attendance: 400
January 2, 2002
19:00
Czech Republic  3 – 4
(2–1, 0–2, 1–1)
  United StatesHradec Králové
Attendance: 1,700

SemifinalsEdit

January 2, 2002
17:00
Switzerland   0 – 4
(0–0, 0–3, 0–1)
  CanadaPardubice
Attendance: 2,270
January 2, 2002
20:30
Russia  2 – 1 OT
(1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
  FinlandPardubice
Attendance: 2,820

7th place gameEdit

January 4, 2002
15:30
Slovakia  2 – 6
(0–1, 1–3, 1–2)
  Czech RepublicHradec Králové
Attendance: 1,220

5th place gameEdit

January 4, 2002
19:00
United States  3 – 2 OT
(1–0, 1–0, 0–2, 1–0)
  SwedenHradec Králové
Attendance: 300

Bronze medal gameEdit

January 4, 2002
16:30
  Finland  5 – 1
(3–0, 2–1, 0–0)
   SwitzerlandPardubice
Attendance: 7,430

Gold medal gameEdit

January 4, 2002
20:30
  Russia  5 – 4
(1–2, 3–1, 1–1)
  Canada  Pardubice
Attendance: 9,130

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/−
1 Mike Cammalleri   Canada F 7 7 4 11 10 +9
2 Brad Boyes   Canada F 7 5 4 9 16 +8
3 Jared Aulin   Canada F 7 4 5 9 4 +8
4 Aleš Hemský   Czech Republic F 7 3 6 9 6 -1
5 Marek Svatoš   Slovakia F 7 7 1 8 6 +5
6 Alexander Frolov   Russia F 7 6 2 8 4 +5
7 Stanislav Chistov   Russia F 7 4 4 8 0 +2
8 Tomáš Kopecký   Slovakia F 7 3 5 8 22 +6
9 Jussi Jokinen   Finland F 7 2 6 8 2 +3
10 Jarkko Immonen   Finland F 7 4 3 7 6 +3

Goaltending leadersEdit

Minimum 40% of team's ice time.

Rank Player Country TOI SOG GA GAA Saves Sv % SO
1 Kari Lehtonen   Finland 359:36 123 7 1.17 116 94.31 1
2 Pascal Leclaire   Canada 299:25 143 9 1.80 134 93.71 2
3 Peter Hamerlík   Slovakia 207:31 101 8 2.31 93 92.08 0
4 Peter Budaj   Slovakia 212:29 136 11 3.11 125 91.91 1
5 Henrik Lundqvist   Sweden 419:15 160 15 2.15 145 90.63 1

Tournament awardsEdit

Goaltender Defencemen Forwards
IIHF Directorate Awards   Kari Lehtonen   Igor Knyazev   Mike Cammalleri
Media All-Star Team   Pascal Leclaire   Jay Bouwmeester   Igor Knyazev   Mike Cammalleri   Marek Svatoš   Stanislav Chistov

Final standingsEdit

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

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. This group played in Kapfenberg and Zeltweg, Austria between December 9 and December 15, 2001.

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Austria 3 2 1 0 9 5 5
  Norway 3 2 0 1 12 10 4
  Kazakhstan 3 1 0 2 13 13 2
  Slovenia 3 0 1 2 6 12 1

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Germany 3 3 0 0 16 4 6
  Ukraine 3 1 1 1 7 3 3
  Italy 3 0 2 1 10 17 2
  Poland 3 0 1 2 10 15 1

Placement roundEdit

  Consolation round     5th place game
                 
  B3   Italy 4  
  A4   Slovenia 5    
      A4   Slovenia 6
      A3   Kazakhstan 11
  A3   Kazakhstan 11    
  B4   Poland 0   7th place game
 
B4   Poland 6
  B3   Italy 0

Final roundEdit

  Semifinals     1st place game
                 
  B1   Germany 3  
  A2   Norway 1    
      B1   Germany 7
      A1   Austria 1
  A1   Austria 9    
  B2   Ukraine 1   3rd place game
 
A2   Norway 7
  B2   Ukraine 1

  Germany was promoted to the Top Division for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Due to a restructuring of the tournament, no team was relegated from Division I, which in the 2003 tournament consisted of 12 teams in 2 groups.

Division IIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. This group played in Zagreb, Croatia between December 30, 2001 and January 3, 2002.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Denmark 3 3 0 0 30 9 6
  Latvia 3 2 0 1 22 6 4
  Great Britain 3 1 0 2 7 19 2
  Netherlands 3 0 0 3 3 28 0

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Japan 3 3 0 0 25 6 6
  Croatia 3 1 1 1 14 14 3
  Hungary 3 1 1 1 7 10 3
  Lithuania 3 0 0 3 7 23 0

Final roundEdit

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

7th place gameEdit

January 3, 2002
10:00
Netherlands  10 – 4
(5–0, 2–2, 3–2)
  LithuaniaDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 300

5th place gameEdit

January 3, 2002
13:30
Great Britain  9 – 4
(2–0, 2–3, 5–1)
  HungaryDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 300

3rd place gameEdit

January 3, 2002
16:30
Latvia  10 – 1
(5–1, 2–0, 3–0)
  CroatiaDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1,200

1st place gameEdit

January 3, 2002
20:00
Denmark  2 – 5
(0–1, 1–2, 1–2)
  JapanDom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 800

  Japan,   Denmark,   Latvia, and   Croatia were promoted to Division I for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Due to a restructuring of the tournament, no team was relegated from Division II, which in the 2003 tournament consisted of 12 teams in 2 groups.

Division IIIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament. This group played in Belgrade, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia between January 5 and January 9, 2002.

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Estonia 3 3 0 0 53 4 6
  Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 23 1 4
  Iceland 3 1 0 2 7 32 2
  Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 3 39 0

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Spain 3 3 0 0 20 7 6
  Romania 3 2 0 1 21 10 4
  South Africa 3 1 0 2 8 10 2
  Mexico 3 0 0 3 8 30 0

Final roundEdit

All times local (EET/UTC+2).

7th place gameEdit

January 9, 2002
11:30
Mexico  9 – 4
(3–1, 4–1, 2–2)
  BulgariaHala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 300

5th place gameEdit

January 9, 2002
14:30
South Africa  4 – 3
(3–0, 0–2, 1–1)
  IcelandHala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 300

3rd place gameEdit

January 9, 2002
17:30
Yugoslavia  4 – 1
(2–0, 2–0, 0–1)
  RomaniaHala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 3,000

1st place gameEdit

January 9, 2002
20:30
Estonia  12 – 1
(3–0, 7–0, 2–1)
  SpainHala Pionir, Belgrade
Attendance: 2,000

Due to a restructuring of the tournament, all teams were promoted to Division II for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, which consisted of 12 teams in 2 groups.

External linksEdit