2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2005 WJC) was held between December 25, 2004, and January 4, 2005, at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, United States. Canada won the gold medal.

2005 IIHF World U20 Championship
2005 WJHC logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country United States
DatesDecember 25 – January 4
Teams10
Venue(s)Ralph Engelstad Arena (Grand Forks)
Ralph Engelstad Arena (Thief River Falls) (in Grand Forks, ND and Thief River Falls, MN host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (11th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czech Republic
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored205 (6.61 per match)
Attendance193,256 (6,234 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Patrice Bergeron (13 points)
2004
2006

VenuesEdit

Ralph Engelstad Arena
Capacity: 11,640
Ralph Engelstad Arena
Capacity: 2,569
   
  United StatesGrand Forks   United StatesThief River Falls

RostersEdit

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Russia 4 3 1 0 21 9 6
  Czech Republic 4 3 1 0 16 9 6
  United States 4 2 2 0 15 16 4
   Switzerland 4 1 3 0 12 17 2
  Belarus 4 1 3 0 9 22 2
December 25, 2004Belarus  2–7  Czech RepublicRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 543
December 25, 2004Russia  4–5  United StatesRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 9,274
December 26, 2004Switzerland   5–0  BelarusRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 8,510
December 27, 2004Czech Republic  1–4  RussiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 972
December 27, 2004United States  6–4   SwitzerlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 8,133
December 28, 2004Russia  7–2  BelarusRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 825
December 29, 2004Czech Republic  5–2   SwitzerlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 8,259
December 29, 2004Belarus  5–3  United StatesRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 8,038
December 30, 2004Switzerland   1–6  RussiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 1,197
December 30, 2004United States  1–3  Czech RepublicRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 8,734

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Canada 4 4 0 0 32 5 8
  Sweden 4 2 2 0 14 13 4
  Finland 4 2 2 0 10 15 4
  Slovakia 4 2 2 0 10 10 4
  Germany 4 0 4 0 1 24 0
December 25, 2004Slovakia  3–7  CanadaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 7,540
December 25, 2004Germany  1–4  FinlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 752
December 26, 2004Sweden  6–0  GermanyRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 951
December 27, 2004Canada  8–1  SwedenRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 10,739
December 27, 2004Finland  0–2  SlovakiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 1,031
December 28, 2004Germany  0–9  CanadaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 8,404
December 29, 2004Finland  5–4  SwedenRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 1,393
December 29, 2004Slovakia  5–0  GermanyRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 1,230
December 30, 2004Canada  8–1  FinlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 9,697
December 30, 2004Sweden  3–0  SlovakiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Thief River Falls
Attendance: 1,325

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Slovakia 3 3 0 0 10 3 6
   Switzerland 3 2 1 0 12 3 4
  Germany 3 1 2 0 4 13 2
  Belarus 3 0 3 0 4 11 0

Note: Matches    Switzerland 5–0   Belarus and   Slovakia 5–0   Germany from the preliminary round are included as well since these results carry forward.

January 1, 2005Switzerland   5–0  GermanyRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 7,540
January 2, 2005Slovakia  2–1  BelarusRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 7,650
January 3, 2005Belarus  3–4  GermanyRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 7,580
January 3, 2005Slovakia  3–2   SwitzerlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 7,820

  Germany and   Belarus are relegated to Division I for the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      QF1   Czech Republic 1  
  A2   Czech Republic 3     B1   Canada 3    
  B3   Finland 0         SF1   Canada 6
      SF2   Russia 1
      QF2   United States 2    
  B2   Sweden 2     A1   Russia 7  
  A3   United States 8  

QuarterfinalsEdit

January 1, 2005Czech Republic  3–0  FinlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 7,465
January 1, 2005Sweden  2–8  United StatesRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 8,258

SemifinalsEdit

January 2, 2005Canada  3–1  Czech RepublicRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 10,266
January 2, 2005United States  2–7  RussiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 9,024

Fifth place gameEdit

January 3, 2005Sweden  3–4 OT  FinlandRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 9,252

Bronze medal gameEdit

January 4, 2005Czech Republic  3–2 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
  United StatesRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 8,992

Gold medal gameEdit

January 4, 2005
19:00
Canada  6–1
(2–1, 4–0, 0–0)
  RussiaRalph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks
Attendance: 11,862

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Patrice Bergeron   Canada 6 5 8 13 +5 6
2 Ryan Getzlaf   Canada 6 3 9 12 +14 8
3 Alexander Ovechkin   Russia 6 7 4 11 +6 4
4 Jeff Carter   Canada 6 7 3 10 +10 6
5 Rostislav Olesz   Czech Republic 7 7 3 10 +8 12
6 Evgeni Malkin   Russia 6 3 7 10 0 16
7 Sidney Crosby   Canada 6 6 3 9 +4 4
8 Drew Stafford   United States 7 5 4 9 –3 14
9 Johannes Salmonsson   Sweden 6 5 3 8 +2 0
10 Petr Vrána   Czech Republic 7 5 3 8 +8 16

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

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Marek Schwarz   Czech Republic 361:57 13 2.15 92.49 1
2 Jeff Glass   Canada 300:00 7 1.40 92.22 0
3 Jaroslav Halák   Slovakia 360:00 13 2.17 91.56 2
4 Al Montoya   United States 393:15 22 3.36 90.39 0
5 Tuukka Rask   Finland 243:26 12 2.96 90.16 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF.com

AwardsEdit

All-Star TeamEdit

Goaltender:   Marek Schwarz

Defense:   Dion Phaneuf,   Ryan Suter

Forwards:   Alexander Ovechkin,   Patrice Bergeron,   Jeff Carter

Most Valuable PlayerEdit

  Patrice Bergeron

Final standingsEdit

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

Division IEdit

The Division I Championships were held December 13-December 19, 2004, in Sheffield, United Kingdom (Group A), and in Narva, Estonia (Group B).

Final standings

Group AEdit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Norway 5 5 0 0 29 12 10
  Kazakhstan 5 4 1 0 29 15 8
  Austria 5 3 2 0 12 16 6
  France 5 2 3 0 18 19 4
  Italy 5 1 4 0 11 16 2
  Great Britain 5 0 5 0 8 29 0

Leading scorer: Mathis Olimb, Norway (4 goals, 5 assists; 9 points).

Group BEdit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Latvia 5 4 0 1 28 12 9
  Slovenia 5 3 2 0 28 12 6
  Denmark 5 3 2 0 22 13 6
  Poland 5 2 1 2 15 13 6
  Ukraine 5 1 3 1 11 19 3
  Estonia 5 0 5 0 6 41 0

Leading scorer: Anže Kopitar, Slovenia (10 goals, 3 assists; 13 points).

Norway and Latvia advance to the 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships while Great Britain and Estonia are relegated to Division II.

Division IIEdit

The Division II Championships were held January 3-January 9, 2005, in Bucharest, Romania (Group A), and December 13-December 19, 2004, in Puigcerdà, Spain (Group B).

Group AEdit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Japan 5 4 0 1 32 4 9
  Romania 5 3 1 1 23 13 7
  Netherlands 5 3 2 0 29 14 6
  People's Republic of China 5 3 2 0 16 14 6
  Serbia and Montenegro 5 1 4 0 11 36 2
  Lithuania 5 0 5 0 5 35 0

Group BEdit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Hungary 5 5 0 0 41 10 10
  South Korea 5 4 1 0 46 12 8
  Croatia 5 3 2 0 27 21 6
  Spain 5 2 3 0 14 32 4
  Australia 5 1 4 0 16 40 2
  Belgium 5 0 5 0 12 41 0

Leading scorer: Park Woo-Sang, South Korea (12 goals, 8 assists; 20 points).

Hungary and Japan are promoted to Division I; Belgium and Lithuania are relegated to Division III.

Division IIIEdit

The Division III Championships were held January 10-January 16, 2005, in Mexico City, Mexico.

TeamsEdit

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Mexico 5 5 0 0 37 6 10
  New Zealand 5 3 1 1 28 15 7
  Iceland 5 3 2 0 30 19 6
  South Africa 5 2 2 1 15 24 5
  Turkey 5 1 4 0 10 27 2
  Bulgaria 5 0 5 0 10 39 0

External linksEdit