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2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. 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
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Tournament details
Host country Czech Republic
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
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
Websitehttp://www.worldjuniors2008.com
2007
2009

Contents

VenuesEdit

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

RostersEdit

Top DivisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 22 9 12
  Canada 4 3 0 0 1 12 5 9
  Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 12 11 6
  Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 9 14 3
  Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 7 23 0
Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

December 26, 2007
16:00
Sweden  4–3  SlovakiaČEZ Arena
Attendance: 7,692
December 26, 2007
20:00
Czech Republic  0–3  CanadaČEZ Arena
Attendance: 10,057
December 27, 2007
16:00
Slovakia  0–2  CanadaČEZ Arena
Attendance: 3,657
December 27, 2007
20:00
Czech Republic  5–2  DenmarkČEZ Arena
Attendance: 3,260
December 28, 2007
18:00
Denmark  1–10  SwedenČEZ Arena
Attendance: 654
December 29, 2007
16:00
Slovakia  2–5  Czech RepublicČEZ Arena
Attendance: 10,194
December 29, 2007
20:00
Canada  3–4  SwedenČEZ Arena
Attendance: 8,547
December 30, 2007
18:00
Denmark  3–4  SlovakiaČEZ Arena
Attendance: 468
December 31, 2007
14:00
Sweden  4–2  Czech RepublicČEZ Arena
Attendance: 6,272
December 31, 2007
18:00
Canada  4–1  DenmarkČEZ Arena
Attendance: 1,158

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  United States 4 4 0 0 0 17 8 12
  Russia 4 3 0 0 1 18 14 9
  Finland 4 1 1 0 2 16 15 5
  Kazakhstan 4 1 0 0 3 8 16 3
   Switzerland 4 0 0 1 3 9 15 1
Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

December 26, 2007
16:00
United States  5–1  KazakhstanTipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,029
December 26, 2007
20:00
Finland  4–7  RussiaTipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,720
December 27, 2007
16:00
Kazakhstan  4–5  RussiaTipsport Arena
Attendance: 796
December 27, 2007
20:00
Finland  4–3 OT   SwitzerlandTipsport Arena
Attendance: 980
December 28, 2007
18:00
Switzerland   2–4  United StatesTipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,222
December 29, 2007
16:00
Kazakhstan  0–5  FinlandTipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,354
December 29, 2007
20:00
Russia  2–3  United StatesTipsport Arena
Attendance: 4,654
December 30, 2007
18:00
Switzerland   1–3  KazakhstanTipsport Arena
Attendance: 513
December 31, 2007
14:00
Russia  4–3   SwitzerlandTipsport Arena
Attendance: 551
December 31, 2007
18:00
United States  5–3  FinlandTipsport Arena
Attendance: 1,133

Relegation roundEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
  Slovakia 3 3 0 0 0 17 5 9
  Kazakhstan 3 2 0 0 1 9 12 6
   Switzerland 3 1 0 0 2 8 10 3
  Denmark 3 0 0 0 3 8 15 0

Note: Matches   Denmark 3–4   Slovakia and    Switzerland 1–3   Kazakhstan from the preliminary round (both on Dec 30th, 2007) are included as well since these results carry forward

Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

January 2, 2008
16:00
Slovakia  5–2   SwitzerlandTipsport Arena
Attendance: 564
January 2, 2008
20:00
Kazakhstan  6–3  DenmarkTipsport Arena
Attendance: 149
January 3, 2008
16:00
Switzerland   5–2  DenmarkTipsport Arena
Attendance: 251
January 3, 2008
20:00
Slovakia  8–0  KazakhstanTipsport Arena
Attendance: 564

  Denmark and    Switzerland are relegated to Division I for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Final roundEdit

  Quarter-finals     Semi-finals     Final
                           
      QF1   Canada 4  
  A2   Canada 4     B1   United States 1    
  B3   Finland 2         SF1   Sweden 2
      SF2   Canada 3 (OT)
      QF2   Russia 1    
  B2   Russia 4     A1   Sweden 2 (OT)   Third place
  A3   Czech Republic 1   QF1   United States 2
  QF2   Russia 4
Quarter-finals
January 2, 2008
16:00
Canada  4–2  FinlandČEZ Arena
Attendance: 5,187
January 2, 2008
20:00
Russia  4–1  Czech RepublicČEZ Arena
Attendance: 8,420
5th place playoff
January 3, 2008
18:00
Czech Republic  5–1  FinlandČEZ Arena
Attendance: 483
Semi-finals
January 4, 2008
16:00
Sweden  2–1 OT  RussiaČEZ Arena
Attendance: 3,286
January 4, 2008
20:00
United States  1–4  CanadaČEZ Arena
Attendance: 5,621
Bronze medal game
January 5, 2008
16:00
United States  2–4  RussiaČEZ Arena
Attendance: 5,468
Gold medal game
January 5, 2008
20:00
Sweden  2–3 OT  CanadaČEZ Arena
Attendance: 7,480

Scoring leadersEdit

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

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
Steve Mason   Canada 303 6 .951 1.19 2
Július Hudáček   Slovakia 359 16 .921 2.67 1
Sergei Bobrovsky   Russia 366 15 .916 2.46 0
Michal Neuvirth   Czech Republic 240 10 .910 2.50 0
Jhonas Enroth   Sweden 309 12 .905 2.33 0

Tournament awardsEdit

Most Valuable Player[1]
All-star team[2]
IIHF best player awards[1]

Final standingsEdit

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

Winning team rosterEdit

Roster of the winning Canadian team.

Pos. No. Player Team Age
GK 1 Jonathan Bernier   Lewiston Maineiacs 19
GK 30 Steve Mason   London Knights/Kitchener Rangers 19
D 27 Karl Alzner   Calgary Hitmen 19
D 8 Drew Doughty   Guelph Storm 18
D 2 Josh Godfrey   Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 19
D 4 Thomas Hickey   Seattle Thunderbirds 18
D 3 Logan Pyett   Regina Pats 19
D 23 P. K. Subban   Belleville Bulls 18
D 15 Luke Schenn   Kelowna Rockets 18
F 11 Zach Boychuk   Lethbridge Hurricanes 18
F 18 Colton Gillies   Saskatoon Blades 18
F 28 Claude Giroux   Gatineau Olympiques 19
F 32 Matthew Halischuk   Kitchener Rangers 19
F 21 Riley Holzapfel   Moose Jaw Warriors 19
F 7 Stefan Legein   Niagara IceDogs 18
F 17 Brad Marchand   Halifax Mooseheads 19
F 22 Shawn Matthias   Belleville Bulls 19
F 34 Wayne Simmonds   Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 19
F 10 Steven Stamkos   Sarnia Sting 17
F 12 Brandon Sutter   Red Deer Rebels 18
F 20 John Tavares   Oshawa Generals 17
F 19 Kyle Turris   University of Wisconsin 18
  • ↑ Age on first day of tournament.

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

  1. ^ a b Best players selected by the directorate and MVP[permanent dead link] IIHF.com. Retrieved on May 19, 2008.
  2. ^ Media all stars[permanent dead link] IIHF.com. Retrieved on May 19, 2008.

External linksEdit