2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

  (Redirected from 2008 IIHF World U20 Championship)

The 2008 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2008 WJHC), was the 32nd edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. The Elite group, what the IIHF refer to as the Top Division, was held in Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic, between 26 December 2007 and 5 January 2008. Canada won the gold medal for the fourth consecutive time. Sweden earned its first World Junior medal since 1996 by reaching the final.

2008 IIHF World U20 Championship
2008 WJHC logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
Dates26 December 2007 – 5 January 2008
Teams10
Venue(s)ČEZ Arena and
Tipsport Arena (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (14th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored197 (6.35 per match)
Attendance103,179 (3,328 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States James van Riemsdyk
(11 points)
MVPCanada Steve Mason
2007
2009

Top DivisionEdit

VenuesEdit

ČEZ Aréna
Capacity: 10,194
Tipsport Arena
Capacity: 7,500
   
  Czech RepublicPardubice   Czech RepublicLiberec

RostersEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Canada 4 4 0 0 0 22 9 +13 12 Semifinals
2   Sweden 4 3 0 0 1 12 5 +7 9 Quarterfinals
3   Czech Republic (H) 4 2 0 0 2 12 11 +1 6
4   Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 9 14 −5 3 Relegation round
5   Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 7 23 −16 0
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
26 December 2007
16:00
Sweden  4–3
(2–1, 0–0, 2–2)
  SlovakiaČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 7,692
26 December 2007
20:00
Czech Republic  0–3
(0–0, 0–1, 0–2)
  CanadaČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 10,057

27 December 2007
16:00
Slovakia  0–2
(0–0, 0–1, 0–1)
  CanadaČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 3,657
27 December 2007
20:00
Czech Republic  5–2
(3–0, 1–2, 1–0)
  DenmarkČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 3,260

28 December 2007
18:00
Denmark  1–10
(1–2, 0–4, 0–4)
  SwedenČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 654

29 December 2007
16:00
Slovakia  2–5
(0–2, 1–2, 1–1)
  Czech RepublicČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 10,194
29 December 2007
20:00
Canada  3–4
(1–0, 0–0, 2–4)
  SwedenČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 8,547

30 December 2007
18:00
Denmark  3–4
(0–1, 0–2, 3–1)
  SlovakiaČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 468

31 December 2007
14:00
Sweden  4–2
(1–0, 2–0, 1–2)
  Czech RepublicČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 6,272
31 December 2007
18:00
Canada  4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
  DenmarkČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 1,158

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 4 4 0 0 0 17 8 +9 12 Semifinals
2   Russia 4 3 0 0 1 18 14 +4 9 Quarterfinals
3   Finland 4 1 1 0 2 16 15 +1 5
4   Kazakhstan 4 1 0 0 3 8 16 −8 3 Relegation round
5    Switzerland 4 0 0 1 3 9 15 −6 1
Source: IIHF
26 December 2007
16:00
United States  5–1
(1–1, 2–0, 2–0)
  KazakhstanTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 1,029
26 December 2007
20:00
Finland  4–7
(2–1, 0–4, 2–2)
  RussiaTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 1,720

27 December 2007
16:00
Kazakhstan  4–5
(2–0, 1–4, 1–1)
  RussiaTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 796
27 December 2007
20:00
Finland  4–3 GWS
(1–2, 1–0, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
   SwitzerlandTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 980

28 December 2007
18:00
Switzerland   2–4
(0–1, 1–1, 1–2)
  United StatesTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 1,222

29 December 2007
16:00
Kazakhstan  0–5
(0–1, 0–2, 0–2)
  FinlandTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 1,354
29 December 2007
20:00
Russia  2–3
(0–1, 1–0, 1–2)
  United StatesTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 4,654

30 December 2007
18:00
Switzerland   1–3
(0–1, 0–1, 1–1)
  KazakhstanTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 513

31 December 2007
14:00
Russia  4–3
(1–1, 2–1, 1–1)
   SwitzerlandTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 551

31 December 2007
18:00
United States  5–3
(2–0, 3–0, 0–3)
  FinlandTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 1,133

Relegation roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Relegation
7   Slovakia 3 3 0 0 0 17 5 +12 9
8   Kazakhstan 3 2 0 0 1 9 12 −3 6
9    Switzerland 3 1 0 0 2 8 10 −2 3 2009 Division I
10   Denmark 3 0 0 0 3 8 15 −7 0
Source: IIHF
2 January 2008
16:00
Slovakia  5–2
(1–0, 2–0, 2–2)
   SwitzerlandTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 564
2 January 2008
20:00
Kazakhstan  6–3
(1–0, 2–2, 3–1)
  DenmarkTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 149

3 January 2008
16:00
Switzerland   5–2
(1–1, 2–1, 2–0)
  DenmarkTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 251
3 January 2008
20:00
Slovakia  8–0
(4–0, 3–0, 1–0)
  KazakhstanTipsport Arena, Liberec
Attendance: 359

Final roundEdit

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
4 January
 
 
  Sweden (OT)2
 
2 January
 
  Russia1
 
  Russia4
 
5 January
 
  Czech Republic1
 
  Sweden2
 
 
  Canada (OT)3
 
 
4 January
 
 
  United States1
 
2 January
 
  Canada4 Third place
 
  Canada4
 
5 January
 
  Finland2
 
  United States2
 
 
  Russia4
 

QuarterfinalsEdit

2 January 2008
16:00
Canada  4–2
(0–1, 1–0, 3–1)
  FinlandČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 5,187

2 January 2008
20:00
Russia  4–1
(0–0, 3–1, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 8,420

Fifth place gameEdit

3 January 2008
18:00
Czech Republic  5–1
(0–1, 3–0, 2–0)
  FinlandČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 483

SemifinalsEdit

4 January 2008
16:00
Sweden  2–1 OT
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0)
(OT: 1–0)
  RussiaČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 3,286

4 January 2008
20:00
United States  1–4
(0–0, 0–2, 1–2)
  CanadaČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 5,621

Bronze medal gameEdit

5 January 2008
16:00
United States  2–4
(0–3, 1–1, 1–0)
  RussiaČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 5,468

FinalEdit

5 January 2008
20:00
Sweden  2–3 OT
(0–2, 0–0, 2–0)
(OT: 0–1)
  CanadaČEZ Arena, Pardubice
Attendance: 7,480

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 James van Riemsdyk   United States 6 5 6 11 +4 2
2 Nikita Filatov   Russia 7 4 5 9 +7 10
3 Marek Slovák   Slovakia 6 2 7 9 +2 12
4 Kyle Turris   Canada 7 4 4 8 +3 2
5 Arnaud Jacquemet    Switzerland 6 2 6 8 +1 4
5 Dávid Skokan   Slovakia 6 2 6 8 +1 6
7 Jordan Schroeder   United States 6 1 7 8 +1 2
8 Yevgeni Rymarev   Kazakhstan 6 6 1 7 +2 0
8 Colin Wilson   United States 5 6 1 7 +2 4
10 Robin Figren   Sweden 6 5 2 7 +4 2

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

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
1 Steve Mason   Canada 303:36 6 1.19 123 95.12 1
2 Július Hudáček   Slovakia 359:08 16 2.67 202 92.08 1
3 Sergei Bobrovsky   Russia 366:07 15 2.46 184 91.85 0
4 Michal Neuvirth   Czech Republic 240:00 10 2.50 111 90.99 0
5 Jhonas Enroth   Sweden 308:56 12 2.33 126 90.48 0

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

AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF

Source: IIHF

Final standingsEdit

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

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament, that was held from December 9, through December 18, 2007. Group A was played at Bad Toelz, Germany. Group B was played at Riga, Latvia:

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Germany 5 5 0 0 0 42 6 15
  Austria 5 4 0 0 1 36 11 12
  Norway 5 3 0 0 2 19 16 9
  Poland 5 1 0 1 3 7 24 4
  Ukraine 5 0 1 1 3 10 26 3
  Lithuania 5 0 1 0 4 8 39 2

  Germany is promoted to Pool A and   Lithuania is relegated to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Latvia 5 4 0 0 1 28 9 12
  Belarus 5 4 0 0 1 21 8 12
  Slovenia 5 3 1 0 1 17 8 11
  Hungary 5 2 0 0 3 17 21 6
  France 5 1 0 0 4 14 29 3
  Great Britain 5 0 0 1 4 8 30 1

  Latvia is promoted to Pool A and   Great Britain is relegated to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Division IIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament, that was held from December 9, through December 16, 2007. Group A was played at Canazei, Italy. Group B was played at Tallinn, Estonia:

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Italy 5 5 0 0 0 37 8 15
  Japan 5 4 0 0 1 37 7 12
  South Korea 5 3 0 0 2 18 11 9
  Belgium 5 1 1 0 3 12 21 5
  Romania 5 1 0 1 3 13 30 4
  Iceland 5 0 0 0 5 7 47 0

  Italy is promoted to Division I and   Iceland is relegated to Division III for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Estonia 5 4 1 0 0 35 8 14
  Netherlands 5 4 0 1 0 36 5 13
  Croatia 5 3 0 0 2 24 19 9
  Spain 5 2 0 0 3 24 27 6
  Mexico 5 1 0 0 4 8 27 3
  China 5 0 0 0 5 8 49 0

  Estonia is promoted to Division I and   China is relegated to Division III for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Division IIIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, that was held from January 16 through January 24, 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  New Zealand 6 6 0 0 0 66 15 18
  Serbia 6 5 0 0 1 55 7 15
  Armenia 6 4 0 0 2 47 23 12
  Australia 6 3 0 0 3 44 23 9
  South Africa 6 2 0 0 4 26 52 6
  Turkey 6 1 0 0 5 18 62 3
  Bulgaria 6 0 0 0 6 10 84 0

  New Zealand and   Serbia were promoted to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Preceded by
2007 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 2008 World Championships
Succeeded by
2009 World Juniors