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2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2009 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2009 WJHC), was the 33rd edition of the IIHF World U20 Championship and was hosted in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Games were held at the Ottawa Civic Centre and Scotiabank Place.[1] The tournament set a record for WJC attendance at 453,282. Canada won the gold medal for a record-tying fifth consecutive time.[2][3]

2009 IIHF World U20 Championship
2009 WJHC logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)Scotiabank Place and
Ottawa Civic Centre (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Canada (15th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Russia
Fourth place Slovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored241 (7.77 per match)
Attendance453,282 (14,622 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Cody Hodgson (16 points)
MVPCanada John Tavares
2008
2010

Bid processEdit

Five potential bid groups formally submitted their bids before the March 31, 2006, deadline and made their final presentations to the selection committee in Calgary on April 18, 2006:[4]

On May 3, 2006, Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League announced that Ottawa was chosen to host the 2009 tournament.[5]

VenuesEdit

Scotiabank Place
Capacity: 19,153
Ottawa Civic Centre
Capacity: 9,862
   
  Canada – Ottawa   Canada – Ottawa

Top divisionEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advance to...
  Canada 4 4 0 0 0 35 6 12 Semifinals
  United States 4 3 0 0 1 28 12 9 Quarterfinals
  Czech Republic 4 2 0 0 2 21 14 6 Quarterfinals
  Germany 4 1 0 0 3 12 19 3 Relegation round
  Kazakhstan 4 0 0 0 4 2 46 0 Relegation round
Schedule[6]

All times local (EST/UTC−5)

December 26, 2008
15:30
Germany  2 – 8  United StatesScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,795 (98.1%)
December 26, 2008
19:30
Canada  8 – 1  Czech RepublicScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,622 (102.4%)
December 27, 2008
15:30
Kazakhstan  0 – 9  GermanyScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,305 (95.6%)
December 28, 2008
15:30
Kazakhstan  0 – 15  CanadaScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,176 (100.1%)
December 28, 2008
19:30
United States  4 – 3  Czech RepublicScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,847 (103.6%)
December 29, 2008
19:30
Germany  1 – 5  CanadaScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,326 (100.9%)
December 30, 2008
15:30
Czech Republic  6 – 0  GermanyScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 17,976 (93.9%)
December 30, 2008
19:30
United States  12 – 0  KazakhstanScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,288 (95.5%)
December 31, 2008
15:30
Czech Republic  10 – 2  KazakhstanScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 17,664 (92.2%)
December 31, 2008
19:30
Canada  7 – 4  United StatesScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 20,223 (105.6%)

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advance to...
  Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 21 3 12 Semifinals
  Russia 4 3 0 0 1 17 9 9 Quarterfinals
  Slovakia 4 1 1 0 2 12 15 5 Quarterfinals
  Finland 4 1 0 1 2 10 12 4 Relegation round
  Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 5 26 0 Relegation round
Schedule[6]

All times local (EST/UTC−5)

December 26, 2008
14:30
Latvia  1 – 4  RussiaOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,441 (95.7%)
December 26, 2008
18:30
Finland  1 – 3  SwedenOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,658 (97.9%)
December 27, 2008
18:30
Slovakia  7 – 2  LatviaOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,370 (95.0%)
December 28, 2008
14:30
Russia  5 – 2  FinlandOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,715 (98.5%)
December 28, 2008
18:30
Sweden  3 – 1  SlovakiaOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,726 (98.6%)
December 29, 2008
14:30
Latvia  1 – 10  SwedenOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,622 (97.6%)
December 30, 2008
14:30
Russia  8 – 1  SlovakiaOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,419 (95.5%)
December 30, 2008
18:30
Finland  5 – 1  LatviaOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,376 (95.1%)
December 31, 2008
14:30
Sweden  5 – 0  RussiaOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,675 (98.1%)
December 31, 2008
18:30
Slovakia  3 – 2 GWS  FinlandOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,312 (94.4%)

Relegation roundEdit

The results from matches between teams from the same group in the preliminary round are carried forward to this round.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
  Finland 3 3 0 0 0 15 3 9
  Latvia 3 2 0 0 1 15 7 6
  Germany 3 1 0 0 2 11 10 3
  Kazakhstan 3 0 0 0 3 2 23 0

ScheduleEdit

All times local (EST/UTC−5)[6]

January 2, 2009
18:30
Germany  1 – 7  LatviaOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,888 (100.2%)
January 3, 2009
18:30
Finland  7 – 1  KazakhstanOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,180 (93.1%)
January 4, 2009
14:30
Finland  3 – 1  GermanyOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,192 (93.2%)
January 4, 2009
18:30
Latvia  7 – 1  KazakhstanOttawa Civic Centre (capacity: 9,862)
Attendance: 9,173 (93.0%)

  Germany and   Kazakhstan are relegated to Division I for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        B3   Slovakia 3  
  A2   United States 3     B1   Sweden 5    
  B3   Slovakia 5         WSF1   Sweden 1
      WSF2   Canada 5
        B2   Russia 5    
  B2   Russia 5     A1   Canada 6 (GWS)   Third place
  A3   Czech Republic 1   LSF1   Slovakia 2
  LSF2   Russia 5

QuarterfinalsEdit

January 2, 2009
15:30
United States  3 – 5  SlovakiaScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,042 (94.2%)
January 2, 2009
19:30
Russia  5 – 1  Czech RepublicScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,753 (97.9%)

SemifinalsEdit

January 3, 2009
15:30
Sweden  5 – 3  SlovakiaScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,112 (94.6%)
January 3, 2009
19:30
Canada  6 – 5 GWS  RussiaScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 19,327 (100.9%)

5th place playoffEdit

January 4, 2009
19:30
United States  3 – 2 OT  Czech RepublicScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 17,936 (93.6%)

3rd place playoffEdit

January 5, 2009
15:30
Slovakia  2 – 5  RussiaScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 18,763 (98.0%)

FinalEdit

January 5, 2009
19:30
Sweden  1 – 5  CanadaScotiabank Place (capacity: 19,153)
Attendance: 20,380 (106.4%)

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Cody Hodgson   Canada 6 5 11 16 +8 2
2 John Tavares   Canada 6 8 7 15 +7 0
3 Jordan Eberle   Canada 6 6 7 13 +9 2
4 Nikita Filatov   Russia 7 8 3 11 +3 6
5 Tomáš Tatar   Slovakia 7 7 4 11 -2 4
6 Jordan Schroeder   United States 6 3 8 11 +1 2
7 James van Riemsdyk   United States 6 6 4 10 +1 4
8 Jan Káňa   Czech Republic 6 6 3 9 +2 0
9 Teemu Hartikainen   Finland 6 3 6 9 +4 4
9 P. K. Subban   Canada 6 3 6 9 +12 6
9 Colin Wilson   United States 6 3 6 9 +1 4

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Source:[7]

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Jacob Markström   Sweden 298 8 .943 1.61 1
2 Juha Metsola   Finland 245 6 .939 1.47 0
3 Vadim Zhelobnyuk   Russia 292 11 .925 2.26 0
4 Dustin Tokarski   Canada 248 11 .906 2.65 1
5 Nauris Enkuzens   Latvia 346 25 .903 4.33 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts Source:[8]
09:50, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Tournament awardsEdit

Source:[9]

Most Valuable Player
All-star team
IIHF best player awards

Final standingsEdit

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

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. Group A was played in Herisau, Switzerland between December 14 and December 20, 2008. Group B was played in Aalborg, Denmark between December 15 and December 21, 2008:[1]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
   Switzerland 5 5 0 0 0 31 7 24 15
  Belarus 5 4 0 0 1 39 7 32 12
  France 5 3 0 0 2 33 17 16 9
  Slovenia 5 2 0 0 3 31 17 14 6
  Poland 5 1 0 0 4 7 23 -16 3
  Estonia 5 0 0 0 5 6 76 -70 0

   Switzerland is promoted to the Top Division and   Estonia is relegated to Division II for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Austria 5 4 0 1 0 28 9 19 13
  Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 16 13 3 12
  Norway 5 2 1 0 2 14 17 -3 8
  Italy 5 2 1 0 2 14 10 4 8
  Ukraine 5 1 0 0 4 10 16 -6 3
  Hungary 5 0 0 1 4 11 28 -17 1

  Austria is promoted to the Top Division and   Hungary is relegated to Division II for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Division IIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania between December 15 and December 21, 2008. Group B was played in Logroño, Spain between January 10 and January 15, 2009:[1]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Japan 5 4 0 0 1 45 11 34 12
  Lithuania 5 4 0 0 1 35 9 26 12
  South Korea 5 2 2 0 1 19 18 1 10
  Belgium 5 2 0 0 3 17 32 -15 6
  Serbia 5 0 1 1 3 10 33 -23 3
  Romania 5 0 0 2 3 9 32 -23 2

  Japan was promoted to Division I for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Group BEdit

  China, having been relegated to Division III in 2008, was returned to Division II after   New Zealand forfeited due to finances.[10]

 
Croatian national team, winners of Group B.
Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Croatia 5 5 0 0 0 34 15 19 15
  Great Britain 5 4 0 0 1 29 10 19 12
  Netherlands 5 3 0 0 2 28 12 16 9
  Mexico 5 2 0 0 3 11 27 -16 6
  Spain 5 1 0 0 4 12 19 -7 3
  China 5 0 0 0 5 9 40 -31 0

  Croatia was promoted to Division I for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Division IIIEdit

The Division III tournament was to have been played in North Korea, but was cancelled.[10] The division was scheduled to include the following:[11]

Team Qualification
  Iceland Placed 6th in Division II Group A last year and was relegated.
  China Placed 6th in Division II Group B last year and was relegated,

but returned to Division II after   New Zealand forfeited.

  Australia Placed 4th in Division III last year.
  Turkey Placed 6th in Division III last year.
  Bulgaria Placed 7th in Division III last year.
  North Korea Host, first appearance since 1993.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2009 World Championship Program". iihf.com. Archived from the original on 24 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  2. ^ "Canada Defeats Sweden to Win Fifth Straight WJHC Gold". TSN. 2009-01-05. Archived from the original on 8 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-06.
  3. ^ "Schedule announced for 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ottawa".
  4. ^ "Hockey Canada announces bid finalists for the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship". hockeycanada.ca. April 10, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  5. ^ "Ottawa chosen to host 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship". hockeycanada.ca. May 3, 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-08.
  6. ^ a b c "2009 World Junior Schedule". tsn.ca. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
  7. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/172/IHM172Z12_85B_1_0.pdf
  8. ^ http://stats.iihf.com/Hydra/172/IHM172Z12_85A_1_0.pdf
  9. ^ "Tavares named MVP". IIHF. January 6, 2009. Retrieved March 9, 2011.
  10. ^ a b "Championnat du monde des moins de 20 ans 2008/2009". Retrieved 6 January 2011.
  11. ^ "2009 IIHF Championship Program". International Ice Hockey Federation. Archived from the original on 30 Jul 2008. Retrieved 2015-04-13.

"2009 IIHF World U20 Championship". IIHF. Archived from the original on 1 January 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2008.

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