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2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2010 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships (2010 WJHC), was the 34th edition of World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was hosted by Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, from December 26, 2009, to January 5, 2010. Saskatoon had hosted the tournament once before, in 1991. The medal round, as well as all Canada's preliminary round games, took place in Saskatoon at the Credit Union Centre. The arena underwent renovations and upgrades before the 2010 tournament, including an increase in capacity.[1] Other games were played at the Brandt Centre in Regina, which also received upgrades.[2] In addition, pre-tournament exhibition games were held in other towns and cities throughout the province as well as Calgary, Alberta.[3][4] In the gold medal match, the United States defeated the pre-tournament favourites and host country Canada 6–5 in overtime on a goal by John Carlson to win their second gold medal and first since 2004, ending Canada's bid for a record-breaking sixth consecutive gold medal.[5][6]

2010 IIHF World U20 Championship
2010 WJHC logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)Credit Union Centre and
Brandt Centre (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg United States (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Sweden
Fourth place  Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored266 (8.58 per match)
Attendance301,944 (9,740 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Derek Stepan
(14 points)
MVPCanada Jordan Eberle
2009
2011

Other host candidatesEdit

Initially, Switzerland was chosen to host the tournament, but later withdrew.[7]

Three bid groups submitted letters of intent to host the 2010 tournament prior to the February 1, 2008, deadline:[8]

All three bid groups formally placed their bids before the April 1, 2008, deadline and made their final presentations to the selection committee in Toronto on June 9–10, 2008.[8]

On July 7, 2008, Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced Saskatoon and Regina have been chosen to host the tournament. This was Saskatchewan's first successful bid in five recent attempts, after failing to land the 1999, 2003, 2006 and 2009 tournaments.[1]

VenuesEdit

Credit Union Centre
Capacity: 14,705
Brandt Centre
Capacity: 7,000
 
  CanadaSaskatoon   CanadaRegina

Top divisionEdit

The lowest-ranked teams in the top division are relegated to Division I for the following year's tournament.

RostersEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Ten teams were divided into two groups of five, each of which play in a single round-robin format. The winner of each group proceeded directly to the tournament semifinals, with the second- and third-place finishers advancing to the quarterfinals. The remaining four teams participated in the relegation round to determine which teams will be relegated to Division I the following year.

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advance to...
  Canada 4 3 1 0 0 35 6 11 Semifinals
  United States 4 3 0 1 0 26 9 10 Quarterfinals
   Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 11 15 6 Quarterfinals
  Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 14 22 3 Relegation round
  Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 9 43 0 Relegation round

All times local (CST/UTC−6)

December 26, 2009
15:00
Latvia  0 – 16  CanadaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,469 (84.8%)
December 26, 2009
19:00
Slovakia  3 – 7  United StatesCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 11,318 (77.0%)
December 27, 2009
15:00
United States  3 – 0   SwitzerlandCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,853 (87.4%)
December 27, 2009
19:00
Slovakia  8 – 3  LatviaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,628 (85.9%)
December 28, 2009
15:00
Canada  6 – 0   SwitzerlandCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,301 (90.5%)
December 29, 2009
15:00
Latvia  1 – 12  United StatesCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 11,494 (78.2%)
December 29, 2009
19:00
Canada  8 – 2  SlovakiaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,232 (90.0%)
December 30, 2009
15:00
Switzerland   7 – 5  LatviaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,193 (89.7%)
December 31, 2009
15:00
Switzerland   4 – 1  SlovakiaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,177 (89.6%)
December 31, 2009
19:00
United States  4 – 5 GWS  CanadaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 15,171 (103.2%)

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advance to...
  Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 28 6 12 Semifinals
  Russia 4 3 0 0 1 14 8 9 Quarterfinals
  Finland 4 2 0 0 2 15 13 6 Quarterfinals
  Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 13 20 3 Relegation round
  Austria 4 0 0 0 4 7 30 0 Relegation round

All times local (CST/UTC−6)

December 26, 2009
13:00
Czech Republic  1 – 10  SwedenBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,191 (74.2%)
December 26, 2009
17:00
Russia  6 – 2  AustriaBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 4,990 (71.3%)
December 27, 2009
13:00
Austria  3 – 7  SwedenBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,025 (71.8%)
December 27, 2009
17:00
Czech Republic  3 – 4  FinlandBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,572 (79.6%)
December 28, 2009
17:00
Finland  0 – 2  RussiaBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,675 (81.1%)
December 29, 2009
13:00
Austria  1 – 7  Czech RepublicBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,334 (76.2%)
December 29, 2009
17:00
Sweden  4 – 1  RussiaBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 6,234 (89.1%)
December 30, 2009
13:00
Finland  10 – 1  AustriaBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,193 (74.2%)
December 31, 2009
13:00
Sweden  7 – 1  FinlandBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,145 (73.5%)
December 31, 2009
17:00
Russia  5 – 2  Czech RepublicBrandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,293 (75.6%)

Relegation roundEdit

Results from any games that were played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the relegation round.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 0 22 5 9
  Slovakia 3 2 0 0 1 13 10 6
  Latvia 3 1 0 0 2 11 22 3
  Austria 3 0 0 0 3 7 16 0

All times local (CST/UTC−6)

January 2, 2010
12:00
Slovakia  3 – 2  AustriaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 8,634 (58.7%)
January 3, 2010
12:00
Czech Republic  10 – 2  LatviaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 8,294 (56.4%)
January 4, 2010
12:00
Slovakia  2 – 5  Czech RepublicCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 6,221 (42.3%)
January 4, 2010
16:00
Latvia  6 – 4  AustriaCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 7,238 (49.2%)

  Latvia and   Austria were relegated to Division I for the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      B1   Sweden 2  
  A2   United States 6     A2   United States 5    
  B3   Finland 2         A2   United States 6*
      A1   Canada 5
      A1   Canada 6    
  B2   Russia 2     A3    Switzerland 1   Third place
  A3    Switzerland 3*   B1   Sweden 11
  A3    Switzerland 4

* Decided in overtime.

QuarterfinalsEdit

January 2, 2010
16:00
Russia  2 – 3 OT   SwitzerlandCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,278 (83.5%)
January 2, 2010
20:00
United States  6 – 2  FinlandCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,701 (86.4%)

SemifinalsEdit

January 3, 2010
16:00
Canada  6 – 1   SwitzerlandCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,427 (91.3%)
January 3, 2010
20:00
Sweden  2 – 5  United StatesCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,137 (82.5%)

5th place playoffEdit

January 4, 2010
20:00
Russia  3 – 4  FinlandCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 11,214 (76.3%)

Bronze medal gameEdit

January 5, 2010
15:00
Switzerland   4 – 11  SwedenCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,121 (82.4%)

Gold medal gameEdit

January 5, 2010
19:00
Canada  5 – 6 OT  United StatesCredit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 15,171 (103.2%)

Top 10 scorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Derek Stepan   United States 7 4 10 14 +9 4
2 Jordan Eberle   Canada 6 8 5 13 +3 4
3 Taylor Hall   Canada 6 6 6 12 +3 0
4 Jerry D'Amigo   United States 7 6 6 12 +7 0
5 Alex Pietrangelo   Canada 6 3 9 12 +9 14
6 André Petersson   Sweden 6 8 3 11 +8 4
7 Nino Niederreiter    Switzerland 7 6 4 10 -2 10
8 Kirill Petrov   Russia 6 4 6 10 +7 6
9 Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson   Sweden 6 3 7 10 +6 2
9 Anton Rödin   Sweden 6 3 7 10 +4 2

Top 10 goalscorersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G Shots SG% PPG SHG
1 Jordan Eberle   Canada 6 8 25 32.00 4 0
1 André Petersson   Sweden 6 8 17 47.06 2 1
3 Roberts Bukarts   Latvia 6 6 25 24.00 3 0
3 Taylor Hall   Canada 6 6 21 28.57 2 0
3 Richard Pánik   Slovakia 6 6 32 18.75 3 0
6 Jerry D'Amigo   United States 7 6 23 26.09 0 1
6 Chris Kreider   United States 7 6 25 24.00 3 0
6 Nino Niederreiter    Switzerland 7 6 26 23.08 2 0
9 Konstantin Komarek   Austria 6 5 12 41.67 4 0
9 Anton Lander   Sweden 6 5 18 27.78 0 0

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Igor Bobkov   Russia 343:05 14 93.00 2.45 1
2 Jacob Markström   Sweden 298:50 11 92.72 2.21 0
3 Mike Lee   United States 263:56 11 90.76 2.50 0
4 Jake Allen   Canada 291:23 10 90.20 2.06 2
5 Benjamin Conz    Switzerland 428:10 34 89.31 4.76 0

Tournament awardsEdit

Most Valuable Player
All-star team
IIHF best player awards

Final standingsEdit

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

IIHF broadcasting rightsEdit