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2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2007 WJHC) was the 2007 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Mora and Leksand, Sweden between December 26, 2006 and January 5, 2007. The venues were FM Mattsson Arena in Mora, and Ejendals Arena in Leksand. The total attendance was a significant drop off from the 325,000-plus visitors at the previous World Juniors in British Columbia, Canada.

2007 IIHF World U20 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country Sweden
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)Ejendals Arena and
FM Mattsson Arena (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (13th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Russia
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored173 (5.58 per match)
Attendance63,493 (2,048 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Erik Johnson &
Finland Mikko Lehtonen (10 points)
MVPCanada Carey Price
2006
2008

For 2007, the tournament round-robin format was changed from previous years to resemble more closely the format used in the National Hockey League. Teams would receive three points for a win in regulation, while teams winning in overtime would receive two points. Teams losing in overtime would receive one point. During the round-robin portion of the tournament, a five-minute, four-on-four sudden-victory overtime would be played, while the knockout games and the gold medal game would use full-strength, ten- and twenty-minute sudden-victory overtimes, respectively. If the game remained tied after overtime, an NHL-style shootout (with three skaters instead of five, as per other international competitions) would be held.

Team Canada won its third consecutive gold medal, capping an undefeated tournament with a 4–2 victory over Russia in the gold medal game. The world championship for Canada was also their first on European ice in a decade; the Canadians had not won a World Junior gold medal in Europe since 1997 in Geneva, Switzerland, when they defeated the United States in the gold medal game.

Canadian goaltender Carey Price was named tournament MVP, garnering a 1.14 goals against average (GAA).[1][2]

Contents

VenuesEdit

Ejendals Arena
Capacity: 7,650
FM Mattsson Arena
Capacity: 4,500
   
  SwedenLeksand   SwedenMora

Championship resultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
  Canada 4 4 0 0 0 14 4 12
  Sweden 4 2 1 0 1 11 9 7
  United States 4 1 1 1 1 13 11 6
  Germany 4 1 2 1 0 8 9 5
  Slovakia 4 0 4 0 0 6 19 0
Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

December 26, 2006
15:00
Germany  2–1 (OT)  United StatesEjendals Arena
Attendance: 2462 (Cap. 7,600)
December 26, 2006
19:00
Sweden  0–2  CanadaEjendals Arena
Attendance: 7650 (Cap. 7,600)
December 27, 2006
19:00
Slovakia  2–4  GermanyEjendals Arena
Attendance: 495 (Cap. 7,600)
December 27, 2006
19:30
Canada  6–3  United StatesFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 3539 (Cap. 4,500)
December 28, 2006
19:30
Slovakia  3–6  SwedenFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 4037 (Cap. 4,500)
December 29, 2006
19:00
Germany  1–3  CanadaEjendals Arena
Attendance: 1284 (Cap. 7,600)
December 30, 2006
17:00
United States  6–1  SlovakiaEjendals Arena
Attendance: 789 (Cap. 7,600)
December 30, 2006
17:00
Sweden  3–1  GermanyFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 3801 (Cap. 4,500)
December 31, 2006
13:00
Canada  3–0  SlovakiaEjendals Arena
Attendance: 1434 (Cap. 7,600)
December 31, 2006
17:00
United States  3–2 (OT)  SwedenEjendals Arena
Attendance: 4,297 (Cap. 7,600)

Group BEdit

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
  Russia 4 4 0 0 0 20 3 12
  Finland 4 2 2 0 0 13 11 6
  Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 0 10 12 6
   Switzerland 4 1 3 0 0 6 15 3
  Belarus 4 1 3 0 0 7 15 3
Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

December 26, 2006
15:00
Belarus  4–3  FinlandFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1,002 (Cap. 4,500)
December 26, 2006
19:00
Czech Republic  2–3  RussiaFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1,065 (Cap. 4,500)
December 27, 2006
16:00
Switzerland   4–1  BelarusFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 954 (Cap. 4,500)
December 28, 2006
16:00
Finland  6–2  Czech RepublicFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1,458 (Cap. 4,500)
December 28, 2006
19:00
Russia  6–0   SwitzerlandEjendals Arena
Attendance: 481 (Cap. 7,600)
December 29, 2006
17:00
Belarus  1–6  RussiaFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 956 (Cap. 4,500)
December 30, 2006
13:00
Finland  4–0   SwitzerlandFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1154 (Cap. 4,500)
December 30, 2006
13:00
Czech Republic  2–1  BelarusEjendals Arena
Attendance: 401 (Cap. 7,600)
December 31, 2006
13:00
Russia  5–0  FinlandFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1004 (Cap. 4,500)
December 31, 2006
17:00
Switzerland   2–4  Czech RepublicFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 716 (Cap. 4,500)

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
   Switzerland 3 3 0 0 0 11 5 9
  Slovakia 3 1 2 0 0 12 6 3
  Germany 3 1 2 0 0 8 10 3
  Belarus 3 1 2 0 0 4 14 3

Note: Matches   Slovakia 2–4   Germany and    Switzerland 4–1   Belarus from the Preliminary Round (both on Dec 27th, 2006) are included as well since these results carry forward

Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

January 2, 2007
16:00
Switzerland   2–1  SlovakiaFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 869 (Cap. 4,500)
January 3, 2007
16:00
Germany  1–3  BelarusFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 701 (Cap. 4,500)
January 4, 2007
16:00
Belarus  0–9  SlovakiaFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 514 (Cap. 4,500)
January 4, 2007
19:30
Germany  3–5   SwitzerlandFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 702 (Cap. 4,500)

Final roundEdit

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      QF1   Sweden 2  
  A2   Sweden 5     B1   Russia 4    
  B3   Czech Republic 1         SF1   Russia 2
      SF2   Canada 4
      QF2   United States 1    
  B2   Finland 3     A1   Canada 2   Third place
  A3   United States 6   QF1   Sweden 1
  QF2   United States 2
Quarterfinals
January 2, 2007
19:30
Sweden  5–1  Czech RepublicEjendals Arena
Attendance: 3,313 (Cap. 7,600)
January 2, 2007
19:30
Finland  3–6  United StatesFM Mattsson Arena
Attendance: 1,456 (Cap. 4,500)
Semifinals

Note: Bye Teams will be the home team, but due to Canada being the home team in the first meeting, USA was the home team for their semi final game.

January 3, 2007
16:00
Canada  2–1 (SO)  United StatesEjendals Arena
Attendance: 2,376 (Cap. 7,600)
January 3, 2007
19:45
Sweden  2–4  RussiaEjendals Arena
Attendance: 5,354 (Cap. 7,600)
5th place playoff
January 4, 2007
19:30
Czech Republic  6–2  FinlandEjendals Arena
Attendance: 369 (Cap. 7,600)
Bronze medal game
January 5, 2007
16:00
Sweden  1–2  United StatesEjendals Arena
Attendance: 3,635 (Cap. 7,600)
Gold medal game
January 5, 2007
19:30
Canada  4–2  RussiaEjendals Arena
Attendance: 5223 (Cap. 7,600)

Scoring leadersEdit

Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM[3]
Mikko Lehtonen   Finland 6 4 6 10 +1 0
Perttu Lindgren   Finland 6 2 8 10 +1 8
Erik Johnson   United States 7 4 6 10 +3 16
Patrick Kane   United States 7 5 4 9 +2 4
Alexei Cherepanov   Russia 6 5 3 8 +2 2
Oskar Osala   Finland 6 5 3 8 +2 4
Felix Schütz   Germany 6 5 3 8 +2 8
Vladimír Sobotka   Czech Republic 6 4 4 8 +2 12
Alexander Bumagin   Russia 6 2 6 8 +1 16
Jonathan Toews   Canada 6 4 3 7 +1 12

Goaltending leadersEdit

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO[2]
Carey Price   Canada 370:00 7 .9609 1.14 2
Semyon Varlamov   Russia 358:12 9 .9338 1.51 2
Jeff Frazee   United States 313:16 9 .9388 1.72 0
Joel Gistedt   Sweden 275:34 9 .9118 1.96 0
Branislav Konrád   Slovakia 269:59 11 .9060 2.44 1

Tournament awardsEdit

Most Valuable Player[1]
All-star team[1]
IIHF best player awards[1]

Final standingsEdit

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

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament, that was held from December 11, 2006 through December 17, 2006. Group A was played at Odense, Denmark. Group B was played at Torre Pellice, Italy:

Group AEdit

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
  Denmark 5 4 1 0 0 23 11 12
  Latvia 5 4 1 0 0 29 13 12
  Ukraine 5 4 1 0 0 15 9 12
  Poland 5 2 3 0 0 14 21 6
  Slovenia 5 1 4 0 0 12 19 3
  Estonia 5 0 5 0 0 5 25 0

All times local

December 11, 2006
13:15
Estonia  0–6  Latvia
December 11, 2006
16:45
Ukraine  2–1  Slovenia
December 11, 2006
20:15
Poland  1–4  Denmark
December 12, 2006
13:15
Slovenia  4–1  Estonia
December 12, 2006
16:45
Latvia  7–2  Poland
December 12, 2006
20:15
Denmark  4–2  Ukraine
December 14, 2006
13:15
Estonia  3–6  Poland
December 14, 2006
16:45
Latvia  4–5  Ukraine
December 14, 2006
20:15
Denmark  4–2  Slovenia
December 15, 2006
13:15
Poland  0–4  Ukraine
December 15, 2006
16:45
Slovenia  2–7  Latvia
December 15, 2006
20:15
Denmark  7–1  Estonia
December 17, 2006
13:15
Slovenia  3–5  Poland
December 17, 2006
16:45
Ukraine  2–0  Estonia
December 17, 2006
20:15
Latvia  5–4  Denmark

  Denmark is promoted to Pool A and   Estonia is relegated to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Group BEdit

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
  Kazakhstan 5 3 1 1 0 14 9 11
  Austria 5 3 1 0 1 18 15 10
  Great Britain 5 3 2 0 0 15 13 9
  France 5 2 2 0 1 15 17 7
  Norway 5 1 3 1 0 15 14 5
  Italy 5 1 4 0 0 8 17 3

All times local

December 11, 2006
13:00
France  1–4  Kazakhstan
December 11, 2006
16:30
Great Britain  4–3  Norway
December 11, 2006
20:30
Austria  5–1  Italy
December 12, 2006
13:00
Norway  4–3 (OT)  France
December 12, 2006
16:30
Kazakhstan  3–2 (OT)  Austria
December 12, 2006
20:30
Italy  3–1  Great Britain
December 14, 2006
13:00
Norway  2–3  Austria
December 14, 2006
16:30
Great Britain  4–2  France
December 14, 2006
20:30
Kazakhstan  4–1  Italy
December 15, 2006
13:00
France  6–3  Austria
December 15, 2006
16:30
Kazakhstan  0–3  Great Britain
December 15, 2006
20:30
Italy  1–4  Norway
December 17, 2006
13:00
Austria  5–3  Great Britain
December 17, 2006
16:30
Norway  2–3  Kazakhstan
December 17, 2006
20:30
Italy  2–3  France

  Kazakhstan is promoted to Pool A and   Italy is relegated to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Division IIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played at Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania from December 11, 2006 through December 17, 2006. Group B was played at Elektrėnai, Lithuania from December 10, 2006 through December 16, 2006:

Group AEdit

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
  Hungary 5 5 0 0 0 52 12 15
  Romania 5 3 1 1 0 23 13 11
  Croatia 5 3 1 0 1 23 16 10
  Spain 5 2 3 0 0 16 30 6
  Iceland 5 1 4 0 0 13 35 3
  Australia 5 0 5 0 0 11 32 0

All times local

December 11, 2006
13:30
Croatia  6–1  Australia
December 11, 2006
17:00
Iceland  3–4  Spain
December 11, 2006
20:30
Romania  2–8  Hungary
December 12, 2006
13:30
Australia  1–3  Iceland
December 12, 2006
17:00
Hungary  12–4  Spain
December 12, 2006
20:30
Croatia  3–4 (OT)  Romania
December 14, 2006
13:30
Hungary  11–5  Australia
December 14, 2006
17:00
Croatia  8–6  Iceland
December 14, 2006
20:30
Romania  6–1  Spain
December 15, 2006
13:30
Iceland  1–17  Hungary
December 15, 2006
17:00
Spain  1–6  Croatia
December 15, 2006
20:30
Australia  1–6  Romania
December 17, 2006
13:30
Spain  6–3  Australia
December 17, 2006
17:00
Hungary  4–0  Croatia
December 17, 2006
20:30
Romania  5–0  Iceland

  Hungary is promoted to Division I and   Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Group BEdit

Note:   Serbia has been entered in place of   Serbia and Montenegro.

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
  Lithuania 5 4 0 1 0 30 7 14
  Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 30 13 10
  Japan 5 2 1 2 0 31 14 8
  South Korea 5 1 3 0 1 13 18 4
  Mexico 5 1 4 0 0 7 37 3
  Serbia 5 1 4 0 0 12 34 3

All times local

December 10, 2006
13:00
South Korea  3–4 (OT)  Japan
December 10, 2006
16:30
Netherlands  9–1  Mexico
December 10, 2006
20:00
Lithuania  8–1  Serbia
December 11, 2006
13:00
Netherlands  5–2  South Korea
December 11, 2006
16:30
Japan  8–1  Serbia
December 11, 2006
20:00
Mexico  0–9  Lithuania
December 13, 2006
13:00
Japan  11–1  Mexico
December 13, 2006
16:30
South Korea  4–5  Serbia
December 13, 2006
20:00
Netherlands  3–4 (OT)  Lithuania
December 14, 2006
13:00
Mexico  0–4  South Korea
December 14, 2006
16:30
Serbia  1–8  Netherlands
December 14, 2006
20:00
Lithuania  5–3  Japan
December 16, 2006
13:00
Serbia  4–5  Mexico
December 16, 2006
16:30
South Korea  0–4  Lithuania
December 16, 2006
20:00
Japan  5–4 (OT)  Netherlands

  Lithuania is promoted to Division I and   Serbia is relegated to Division III for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Division IIIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, which was played at the Ankara Ice Palace in Ankara, Turkey from January 8, 2007 through January 14, 2007:

Team GP W L OTW OTL GF GA PTS
  China 5 4 0 1 0 37 12 14
  Belgium 5 4 0 0 1 38 12 13
  New Zealand 5 2 2 1 0 22 18 8
  Armenia 5 2 2 0 1 26 27 7
  Turkey 5 1 4 0 0 9 31 3
  Bulgaria 5 0 5 0 0 13 45 0

All times local

January 8, 2007
13:00
New Zealand  6–5 (OT)  Armenia
January 8, 2007
16:30
Belgium  9–1  Bulgaria
January 8, 2007
20:00
Turkey  0–6  China
January 9, 2007
13:00
China  15–3  Bulgaria
January 9, 2007
16:30
Armenia  4–7  Belgium
January 9, 2007
20:00
New Zealand  2–6  Turkey
January 11, 2007
13:00
China  7–4  Armenia
January 11, 2007
16:30
New Zealand  1–5  Belgium
January 11, 2007
20:00
Turkey  4–2  Bulgaria
January 12, 2007
13:00
Belgium  4–5 (OT)  China
January 12, 2007
16:30
Bulgaria  2–8  New Zealand
January 12, 2007
20:00
Armenia  4–2  Turkey
January 14, 2007
13:00
Bulgaria  5–9  Armenia
January 14, 2007
16:30
Turkey  1–13  Belgium
January 14, 2007
20:00
China  4–1  New Zealand

  China and   Belgium are promoted to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d TSN (2007-01-05). "Canada beats Russia in Gold Medal Game". tsn.ca. Archived from the original on 2007-01-08. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  2. ^ a b International Ice Hockey Federation (2007-01-05). "Goalkeepers" (PDF). iihf.com. Retrieved 2007-01-05.
  3. ^ International Ice Hockey Federation (2007-01-05). "Scoring leaders" (PDF). iihf.com. Retrieved 2007-01-05.

External linksEdit