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2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2006 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2006 WJHC) were held in Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The championships began on December 26, 2005, and finished on January 5, 2006. Games were played at GM Place and the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, the Interior Savings Centre in Kamloops and Prospera Place in Kelowna. Team Canada was the winner defeating Russia 5–0 in the gold medal game. Total attendance was 325,138 (a new record) spread over 31 games, for an average of 10,488 per game.[1]

2006 IIHF World U20 Championship
2006 WJHC logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)4 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (12th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Finland
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored195 (6.29 per match)
Attendance325,138 (10,488 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Phil Kessel (11 points)
MVPRussia Evgeni Malkin
2005
2007

Contents

VenuesEdit

GM Place
Capacity: 18,630
Pacific Coliseum
Capacity: 16,281
Prospera Place
Capacity: 6,886
Interior Savings Centre
Capacity: 5,658
       
  Canada – Vancouver   Canada – Vancouver   Canada – Kelowna   Canada – Kamloops

RostersEdit

Championship resultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Canada 4 4 0 0 16 6 8
  United States 4 2 1 1 21 12 5
  Finland 4 2 2 0 19 13 4
   Switzerland 4 1 2 1 8 10 3
  Norway 4 0 4 0 3 30 0
Schedule

All times local (UTC −8)

December 26, 2005
16:00
  Finland1–5  CanadaPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,083 (Cap. 16,083)
December 26, 2005
20:00
  Norway2–11  United StatesPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 12,232 (Cap. 16,083)
December 27, 2005
19:00
   Switzerland2–0  NorwayPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 11,976 (Cap. 16,083)
December 28, 2005
16:00
  Canada4–3   SwitzerlandPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,123 (Cap. 16,083)
December 28, 2005
20:00
  United States6–5  FinlandPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 12,209 (Cap. 16,083)
December 29, 2005
16:00
  Norway0–4  CanadaPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,083 (Cap. 16,083)
December 30, 2005
16:00
  United States2–2   SwitzerlandPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 12,130 (Cap. 16,083)
December 30, 2005
20:00
  Finland9–1  NorwayPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 10,766 (Cap. 16,083)
December 31, 2005
16:00
  Canada3–2  United StatesPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 16,083 (Cap. 16,083)
December 31, 2005
20:00
   Switzerland1–4  FinlandPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 8,335 (Cap. 16,083)

Group BEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Russia 4 4 0 0 21 6 8
  Sweden 4 3 1 0 20 9 6
  Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 14 14 4
  Slovakia 4 1 3 0 12 21 2
  Latvia 4 0 4 0 8 25 0
Schedule

All times local (UTC −8)

December 26, 2005
19:00
  Latvia1–5  Czech RepublicInterior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,653 (Cap. 6,400)
December 26, 2005
19:00
  Sweden1–5  RussiaProspera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 5,982 (Cap. 6,886)
December 27, 2005
19:00
  Slovakia7–4  LatviaProspera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 5,790 (Cap. 6,886)
December 28, 2005
19:00
  Czech Republic2–3  SwedenInterior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 5,323 (Cap. 6,400)
December 28, 2005
19:00
  Russia6–2  SlovakiaProspera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 5,948 (Cap. 6,886)
December 29, 2005
19:00
  Latvia1–3  RussiaInterior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,831 (Cap. 6,400)
December 30, 2005
19:00
  Czech Republic5–3  SlovakiaProspera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 5,979 (Cap. 6,886)
December 30, 2005
19:00
  Sweden10–2  LatviaInterior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,797 (Cap. 6,400)
December 31, 2005
19:00
  Slovakia0–6  SwedenInterior Savings Centre, Kamloops
Attendance: 4,712 (Cap. 6,400)
December 31, 2005
19:00
  Russia7–2  Czech RepublicProspera Place, Kelowna
Attendance: 6,027 (Cap. 6,886)

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 10 5 5
  Slovakia 3 2 0 1 14 10 5
  Latvia 3 1 2 0 10 12 2
  Norway 3 0 3 0 3 10 0

Note: Matches   Slovakia 7–4   Latvia and    Switzerland 2–0   Norway from the preliminary round (both on December 27, 2005) are included as well since these results carry forward.

Schedule

All times local (UTC −8)

January 2, 2006
13:00
   Switzerland5–2  LatviaPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 7,616 (Cap. 16,083)
January 3, 2006
13:00
  Slovakia4–3  NorwayPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 5,038 (Cap. 16,083)
January 4, 2006
12:00
  Latvia4–0  NorwayPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 4,540 (Cap. 16,083)
January 4, 2006
16:00
   Switzerland3–3  SlovakiaPacific Coliseum, Vancouver
Attendance: 6,667 (Cap. 16,083)

Final roundEdit

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      QF1   United States 1  
  A2   United States 2     B1   Russia 5    
  B3   Czech Republic 1         SF1   Russia 0
      SF2   Canada 5
      QF2   Finland 0    
  B2   Sweden 0     A1   Canada 4  
  A3   Finland 1  
Schedule

All times local (UTC −8)

Quarter-finalsEdit

January 2, 2006
16:00
  Sweden0–1 OT  FinlandGeneral Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,630 (Cap. 18,630)
January 2, 2006
20:00
  United States2–1  Czech RepublicGeneral Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 14,890 (Cap. 18,630)

Semi-finalsEdit

January 3, 2006
16:00
  Canada4–0  FinlandGeneral Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,630 (Cap. 18,630)
January 3, 2006
20:00
  Russia5–1  United StatesGeneral Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,630 (Cap. 18,630)

Fifth place gameEdit

January 4, 2006
20:00
  Sweden3–1  Czech RepublicGeneral Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 10,684 (Cap. 18,630)

Bronze medal gameEdit

January 5, 2006
12:00
  Finland4–2  United StatesGeneral Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 15,107 (Cap. 18,630)

Gold medal gameEdit

January 5, 2006
16:00
  Russia0–5  CanadaGeneral Motors Place, Vancouver
Attendance: 18,630 (Cap. 18,630)

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Nationality GP G A Pts PIM
Phil Kessel   United States 7 1 10 11 2
Evgeni Malkin   Russia 6 4 6 10 12
Lauri Tukonen   Finland 7 3 7 10 0
Stanislav Lascek   Slovakia 6 6 3 9 8
Chris Bourque   United States 7 7 1 8 12
Nicklas Bäckström   Sweden 6 4 3 7 2
Mathias Joggi    Switzerland 6 4 3 7 14
Bobby Ryan   United States 7 3 4 7 0
Blake Comeau   Canada 6 3 4 7 8
Marek Zagrapan   Slovakia 6 2 5 7 18
Alexei Emelin   Russia 6 2 5 7 39

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Justin Pogge   Canada 360:00 6 1.00 95.20 3
2 Daniel Larsson   Sweden 249:26 4 0.96 95.18 1
3 Tuukka Rask   Finland 369:26 13 2.11 93.98 1
4 Anton Khudobin   Russia 300:00 11 2.20 93.29 0
5 Cory Schneider   United States 359:06 16 2.67 91.21 0

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

Tournament awardsEdit

Most Valuable PlayerEdit

  Evgeni Malkin

All-Star TeamEdit

Selected by the media.

Goaltender:   Tuukka Rask

Defense:   Luc Bourdon,   Jack Johnson

Forwards:   Evgeni Malkin,   Lauri Tukonen,   Steve Downie

Best playersEdit

Selected by the directorate.

Goaltender:   Tuukka Rask

Defenseman:   Marc Staal

Forward:   Evgeni Malkin

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

Held December 11–17, 2005, in Bled, Slovenia.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Germany 5 5 0 0 20 2 10
  Denmark 5 3 1 1 20 17 7
  Slovenia 5 3 2 0 17 8 6
  France 5 1 2 2 8 7 4
  Ukraine 5 1 3 1 10 22 3
  Japan 5 0 5 0 10 29 0

Group BEdit

Held December 12–18, 2005, in Minsk, Belarus.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Belarus 5 4 0 1 24 6 9
  Kazakhstan 5 4 1 0 21 8 8
  Italy 5 2 2 1 14 15 5
  Poland 5 1 2 2 9 14 4
  Austria 5 0 3 2 5 16 2
  Hungary 5 0 3 2 6 20 2

Division IIEdit

Group AEdit

Held December 12–18, 2005, in Bucharest, Romania.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Great Britain 5 5 0 0 53 3 10
  Netherlands 5 3 1 1 38 8 7
  Romania 5 3 1 1 31 11 7
  Spain 5 2 3 0 15 33 4
  Australia 5 1 4 0 17 37 2
  New Zealand 5 0 5 0 2 64 0

Group BEdit

Held January 10–16, 2006, in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Estonia 5 5 0 0 46 8 10
  Croatia 5 3 2 0 22 15 6
  South Korea 5 2 2 1 20 15 5
  Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 2 1 14 16 5
  Mexico 5 1 4 0 11 40 2
  China 5 1 4 0 12 31 2

Division IIIEdit

Held at Elektrėnai and Kaunas, Lithuania January 3–9, 2006.

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Lithuania 4 4 0 0 81 3 8
  Iceland 4 3 1 0 79 6 6
  Turkey 4 2 2 0 35 40 4
  Bulgaria 4 1 3 0 26 32 2
  Armenia 4 0 4 0 6 146 0

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ottawa to host 2009 world junior tourney". TSN.ca. 2006-05-03. Archived from the original on 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-05-13.