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2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2004 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships (2004 WJHC) was held between December 26, 2003, and January 5, 2004, in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, Finland. The United States won its first ever gold medal, defeating Canada 4–3 in the final.[1]

2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship
2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.png
Tournament details
Host country Finland
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)(in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored190 (6.13 per match)
Attendance116,556 (3,760 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Nigel Dawes
(11 points)
MVPUnited States Zach Parise
2003
2005

Contents

VenuesEdit

Helsinki Ice Arena
Capacity: 8,200
Hameenlinna Ice Arena
Capacity: 5,360
   
  FinlandHelsinki   FinlandHämeenlinna

RostersEdit

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  United States 4 4 0 0 21 4 8
  Slovakia 4 2 1 1 9 7 5
  Russia 4 2 1 1 11 10 5
  Sweden 4 1 0 3 13 10 2
  Austria 4 0 0 4 1 24 0

All times local (EET/UTC+2).

December 26, 2003
15:00
Slovakia  2 – 2
(0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
  RussiaHämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,884
December 26, 2003
18:30
Austria  0 – 8
(0–2, 0–3, 0–3)
  United StatesHämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,947
December 27, 2003
16:00
Sweden  7 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 5–0)
  AustriaHämeenlinna
Attendance: 741
December 28, 2003
15:00
United States  5 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 3–0)
  SlovakiaHämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,938
December 28, 2003
18:30
Russia  5 – 3
(2–0, 0–2, 3–1)
  SwedenHelsinki
Attendance: 2,801
December 29, 2003
18:30
Austria  1 – 3
(0–1, 1–1, 0–1)
  RussiaHämeenlinna
Attendance: 831
December 30, 2003
16:00
United States  4 – 3
(2–0, 1–2, 1–1)
  SwedenHämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,948
December 30, 2003
19:30
Slovakia  6 – 0
(1–0, 4–0, 1–0)
  AustriaHämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,935
December 31, 2003
16:00
Russia  1 – 4
(0–3, 0–1, 1–0)
  United StatesHämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,874
December 31, 2003
19:30
Sweden  0 – 1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
  SlovakiaHämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,860

Group BEdit

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Canada 4 4 0 0 25 4 8
  Finland 4 3 0 1 19 6 6
  Czech Republic 4 2 0 2 14 9 4
   Switzerland 4 1 0 3 14 11 2
  Ukraine 4 0 0 4 1 43 0

All times local (EET/UTC+2).

December 26, 2003
15:00
Czech Republic  8 – 0
(4–0, 4–0, 0–0)
  UkraineHelsinki
December 26, 2003
18:30
Canada  3 – 0
(1–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  FinlandHelsinki
Attendance: 3,947
December 27, 2003
16:00
Switzerland   11 – 0
(3–0, 5–0, 3–0)
  UkraineHelsinki
December 28, 2003
15:00
Canada  7 – 2
(3–1, 1–0, 3–1)
   SwitzerlandHelsinki
Attendance: 1,320
December 28, 2003
18:30
Finland  3 – 2
(0–2, 1–0, 2–0)
  Czech RepublicHämeenlinna
Attendance: 4,418
December 29, 2003
18:30
Ukraine  0 – 10
(0–3, 0–6, 0–1)
  CanadaHelsinki
Attendance: 992
December 30, 2003
16:00
Switzerland   1 – 2
(1–1, 0–0, 0–1)
  Czech RepublicHelsinki
December 30, 2003
19:30
Ukraine  1 – 14
(0–4, 1–4, 0–6)
  FinlandHelsinki
Attendance: 4,271
December 31, 2003
16:00
Czech Republic  2 – 5
(0–3, 1–2, 1–0)
  CanadaHelsinki
Attendance: 2,816
December 31, 2003
19:30
Finland  2 – 0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
   SwitzerlandHelsinki
Attendance: 3,680

Relegation RoundEdit

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the relegation round.

Team GP W T L GF GA Pts
  Sweden 3 3 0 0 15 3 6
   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 20 6 4
  Austria 3 0 1 2 4 15 1
  Ukraine 3 0 1 2 2 17 1

(all games at Hämeenlinna)

January 2Edit

  • Sweden 4–0 Ukraine
  • Switzerland 6–2 Austria

January 3Edit

  • Austria 2–2 Ukraine
  • Sweden 4–3 Switzerland

Austria and Ukraine were relegated to Division I for the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Playoff roundEdit

(all games at Helsinki)

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        A1   United States 2  
  B2   Finland 4     B2   Finland 1    
  A3   Russia 3         A1   United States 4
      B1   Canada 3
        B1   Canada 7    
  A2   Slovakia 2     B3   Czech Republic 1   Third place
  B3   Czech Republic 4   B2   Finland 2
  B3   Czech Republic 1

Quarter-finalsEdit

January 2

  • Czech Republic 4–2 Slovakia
  • Finland 4–3 Russia

Semi-finalsEdit

January 3

  • United States 2–1 Finland
  • Canada 7–1 Czech Republic

5th place gameEdit

January 4

  • Russia 3–2 Slovakia

Bronze medal gameEdit

January 5

  • Finland 2–1 Czech Republic

Gold medal gameEdit

January 5

  • United States 4–3 Canada
  • United States beat Canada 4–3 to win the gold medal at the World Junior Championship. The loss, however, still nets Canada silver, making this the sixth consecutive year in which Canada has won a medal at the tournament, becoming the only country to record such an achievement.

The victory gave the United States its first WJC gold medal ever, and its first medal since a silver medal in 1997 when it lost 2–0 to Canada in the final.

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts
1 Nigel Dawes   Canada 6 6 5 11
2 Zach Parise   United States 6 5 6 11
2 Anthony Stewart   Canada 6 5 6 11
4 Valtteri Filppula   Finland 7 4 5 9
5 Sami Lepistö   Finland 7 4 4 8
6 Patrik Bärtschi    Switzerland 6 3 5 8
7 Sergei Anshakov   Russia 6 5 2 7
7 Jeff Carter   Canada 6 5 2 7
7 Gianni Ehrensperger    Switzerland 6 5 2 7
7 Alexander Ovechkin   Russia 6 5 2 7

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Goaltending leadersEdit

Minimum 40% of team's ice time.

Rank Player Country TOI SOG GA GAA Saves Sv % SO
1 Al Montoya   United States 360:00 144 8 1.33 136 94.44 2
2 Joakim Lundstrom   Sweden 299:08 105 7 1.40 98 93.33 1
3 Denis Khudyakov   Russia 160:00 58 4 1.50 54 93.10 0
4 Jaroslav Halak   Slovakia 360:00 194 14 2.33 180 92.78 2
5 Hannu Toivonen   Finland 357:25 137 11 1.85 126 91.97 1

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Al Montoya   Al Montoya
Defencemen   Sami Lepistö   Dion Phaneuf
  Sami Lepistö
Forwards   Zach Parise   Valtteri Filppula
  Jeff Carter
  Zach Parise

Most Valuable PlayerEdit

  Zach Parise

Final standingsEdit

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

Division I StandingsEdit

The Division I Championships were played December 14-December 20, 2003 in Berlin, Germany (Group A) and December 13-December 19, 2003 in Briançon, France (Group B).

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Germany 5 3 0 2 29 10 8
  Denmark 5 3 1 1 23 16 7
  Slovenia 5 3 2 0 18 19 6
  Latvia 5 2 1 2 35 19 6
  Kazakhstan 5 1 3 1 16 19 3
  Hungary 5 0 5 0 8 46 0

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Belarus 5 5 0 0 34 11 10
  Norway 5 3 2 0 21 10 6
  France 5 3 2 0 22 16 6
  Italy 5 3 2 0 15 18 6
  Estonia 5 1 4 0 9 33 2
  Japan 5 0 5 0 9 22 0

Germany and Belarus advance to the 2005 World Junior Championships, Hungary and Japan are relegated to Division II

Division II StandingsEdit

The Division II Championships were played December 28, 2003 – January 3, 2004 in Sosnowiec, Poland (Group A) and January 5-January 11, 2004 in Kaunas and Elektrenai, Lithuania (Group B)

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Poland 5 5 0 0 59 4 10
  Romania 5 3 1 1 44 16 7
  Netherlands 5 3 2 0 32 19 6
  Spain 5 2 2 1 21 32 5
  Belgium 5 1 4 0 16 31 2
  Iceland 5 0 5 0 10 80 0

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Great Britain 5 5 0 0 38 5 10
  South Korea 5 4 1 0 45 7 8
  Croatia 5 2 3 0 18 18 4
  Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 3 0 15 21 4
  Lithuania 5 2 3 0 12 25 4
  South Africa 5 0 5 0 4 56 0

Poland and the Great Britain advance to the 2005 Division I Championships, Iceland and South Africa are relegated to the 2005 Division III Championships'

Division III StandingsEdit

The Division III Championships were held January 5-January 11, 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Australia 5 5 0 0 42 13 10
  China 5 4 1 0 41 20 8
  Mexico 5 3 2 0 25 16 6
  Turkey 5 1 4 0 10 38 2
  Bulgaria 5 1 4 0 13 34 2
  New Zealand 5 1 4 0 10 30 2

Australia and the People's Republic of China advance to 2005 Division II Championships

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2004 IIHF World U20 Championship". IIHF. Retrieved 2014-11-14.