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2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships (2011 WJHC), was the 2011 edition of the IIHF World U20 Championship and was hosted by the United States.[1] The games were played in Western New York, at HSBC Arena in Buffalo and Niagara University's Dwyer Arena in Lewiston.[2] Russia won the gold medal with a 5–3 victory over Canada in the championship game, after completing the biggest comeback in the WJHC history; being down 3–0 after two periods, the Russians scored five goals in the third period to capture their first WJHC gold medal since 2003. The host team, the United States, won the bronze medal with a 4–2 win over Sweden.

2011 IIHF World U20 Championships
2011 WJHC logo.svg
Tournament details
Host country United States
DatesDecember 26, 2010 – January 5, 2011
Teams10
Arena(s) (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Russia (4th title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored201 (6.48 per match)
Attendance329,687 (10,635 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Brayden Schenn (18 points)
MVPCanada Brayden Schenn
2010
2012

Contents

Bid processEdit

Co-host of the 2005 tournament, Grand Forks, North Dakota, also submitted a bid to host the 2011 tournament.[3] In addition, Detroit was mentioned as a possible host city.[2][4]

VenuesEdit

HSBC Arena
Capacity: 18,690
Dwyer Arena
Capacity: 2,100
   
  United States – Buffalo   United States – Lewiston

SummaryEdit

Exhibition gamesEdit

A series of five exhibition games were held between several of the teams at Sports Centre at MCC in Brighton, New York and the Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena in Jamestown, New York[5] in conjunction with, and immediately prior to, the tournament.

Preliminary roundEdit

The Preliminary Round robin consisted of two pools of five teams each, played in a round robin format. The United States (Pool A) and Sweden (Pool B) went undefeated to finish first in their respective pools and earn an automatic berth in the semifinals. To qualify for the quarterfinals, Canada and Russia finished second and third in Pool B while Finland and Switzerland did likewise in Pool A. The remaining teams, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic and Norway, were sent to the relegation round.

Relegation roundEdit

In the relegation round, Slovakia and Norway played in the first game, with Slovakia winning 5–0. The Czech Republic defeated Germany 3–2 in the second game. After the first day of action, the final results were decided and the remaining games were meaningless. Germany lost to Norway 3–1 and the Czech Republic defeated Slovakia 5–2 in the final relegation games. Norway and Germany were relegated to Division I for the 2012 tournament.[6]

Medal roundEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

The first quarterfinal game saw Russia take on Finland. Russia trailed by two goals late in the game, but scored twice to tie and send it to overtime. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the game-winning goal in overtime.[7] In the other quarterfinal, Canada easily defeated Switzerland 4–1.

SemifinalsEdit

The first semi-final featured Russia and Sweden. Controversy erupted in the second period as an apparent icing call on Russia was waved off by the on-ice officials, allowing the Russians to score and take a 2–0 lead. The Swedish team protested the non-call, but the goal stood. The Swedes did forge a comeback and took a 3–2 lead in the third period, but the Russians scored late to force overtime for the second consecutive game. The game went to a shootout with Russia winning, 4–3.[8] The second semifinal was a highly anticipated rematch of the previous year's gold medal game between Canada and the United States, the defending champions. In front of a mainly Canadian crowd that made the trip to Buffalo, Canada earned a berth in the final with a 4–1 victory over their American rivals.[9]

Fifth place gameEdit

The fifth place game featured the losing teams of the quarter-final games. Switzerland defeated Finland 3–2 in a shootout to take fifth place.[6]

Bronze medal gameEdit

The United States defeated Sweden 4–2 to win the bronze medal, its first ever WJHC medal on home ice.[10]

Gold medal gameEdit

The gold medal game was between Canada and Russia. The game marked Canada's tenth consecutive appearance in the final. The Russians had lost their three previous gold medal games to Canada. Canada led 3-0 after two periods. However, the Russians scored five unanswered goals in the third period, including two in a span of 13 seconds, to win the game 5–3 and capture the gold medal. It was Russia's first gold medal since 2003 and Canada's second straight silver medal finish. Brayden Schenn of Canada was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.[11]

The game delivered one of the largest television audiences in Canadian history, with an average of 6.88 million viewers watching on TSN and another 652,000 watching the French-language broadcast on RDS. An estimated half of Canadians watched a portion or all of the game.[12]

Top divisionEdit

RostersEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advanced to
  United States 4 3 1 0 0 15 4 11 Semifinals
  Finland 4 3 0 1 0 17 4 10 Quarterfinals
   Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 11 13 6 Quarterfinals
  Slovakia 4 0 1 0 3 7 19 2 Relegation round
  Germany 4 0 0 1 3 5 15 1 Relegation round

All times local (EST/UTC−5)

December 26, 2010
12:30
Germany  3–4
(0–4, 1–0, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandHSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,629
December 26, 2010
20:00
Finland  2 – 3 OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
(OT: 0–1)
  United StatesHSBC Arena
Attendance: 14,093
December 27, 2010
19:00
Slovakia  2 – 1 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
  GermanyHSBC Arena
Attendance: 12,942
December 28, 2010
12:30
Switzerland   0–4
(0–1, 0–1, 0–2)
  FinlandHSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,518
December 28, 2010
20:00
United States  6–1
(2–0, 4–1, 0–0)
  SlovakiaHSBC Arena
Attendance: 12,750
December 29, 2010
15:30
Finland  5–1
(1–0, 3–0, 1–1)
  GermanyHSBC Arena
Attendance: 14,362
December 30, 2010
15:00
Switzerland   6–4
(3–1, 1–1, 2–2)
  SlovakiaHSBC Arena
Attendance: 12,731
December 30, 2010
19:00
Germany  0–4
(0–2, 0–2, 0–0)
  United StatesHSBC Arena
Attendance: 15,276
December 31, 2010
12:30
Slovakia  0–6
(0–3, 0–3, 0–0)
  FinlandHSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,371
December 31, 2010
20:00
United States  2–1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
   SwitzerlandHSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,417

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advanced to
  Sweden 4 3 1 0 0 21 9 11 Semifinals
  Canada 4 3 0 1 0 28 12 10 Quarterfinals
  Russia 4 2 0 0 2 19 13 6 Quarterfinals
  Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 10 21 3 Relegation round
  Norway 4 0 0 0 4 4 27 0 Relegation round

All times local (EST/UTC−5)

December 26, 2010
16:00
Russia  3–6
(1–1, 2–2, 0–3)
  CanadaHSBC Arena
Attendance: 18,690
December 26, 2010
16:00
Norway  1–7
(0–2, 0–2, 1–3)
  SwedenDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,320
December 27, 2010
19:00
Czech Republic  2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
  NorwayDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,381
December 28, 2010
16:00
Canada  7–2
(2–1, 3–0, 2–1)
  Czech RepublicHSBC Arena
Attendance: 17,919
December 28, 2010
19:00
Sweden  2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
  RussiaDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,400
December 29, 2010
19:30
Norway  1–10
(1–6, 0–1, 0–3)
  CanadaHSBC Arena
Attendance: 17,061
December 30, 2010
15:00
Sweden  6–3
(3–1, 2–2, 1–0)
  Czech RepublicDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,388
December 30, 2010
19:00
Russia  8–2
(2–2, 1–0, 5–0)
  NorwayDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,382
December 31, 2010
16:00
Canada  5 – 6 GWS
(3–2, 1–2, 1–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  SwedenHSBC Arena
Attendance: 17,761
December 31, 2010
19:00
Czech Republic  3–8
(1–4, 1–4, 1–0)
  RussiaDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,400

Relegation roundEdit

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

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
  Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 0 10 4 9
  Slovakia 3 1 1 0 1 9 6 5
  Norway 3 1 0 0 2 3 8 3
  Germany 3 0 0 1 2 4 8 1

All times local (EST/UTC−5)

January 2, 2011
15:30
Slovakia  5–0
(2–0, 0–0, 3–0)
  NorwayDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,189
January 2, 2011
19:30
Czech Republic  3–2
(0–0, 1–1, 2–1)
  GermanyDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,171
January 4, 2011
15:30
Germany  1–3
(0–1, 1–0, 0–2)
  NorwayDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,108
January 4, 2011
19:30
Czech Republic  5–2
(2–0, 3–2, 0–0)
  SlovakiaDwyer Arena
Attendance: 1,080

  Norway and   Germany were relegated to Division I for the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final roundEdit

  Quarter-Finals     Semi-Finals     Gold Medal Game
                           
      B1   Sweden 3  
  A2   Finland 3     B3   Russia 4**    
  B3   Russia 4*         B3   Russia 5
      B2   Canada 3
      A1   United States 1    
  B2   Canada 4     B2   Canada 4   Bronze Medal Game
  A3    Switzerland 1   B1   Sweden 2
  A1   United States 4

* Decided in Overtime.

** Decided in Shootout.

QuarterfinalsEdit

January 2, 2011
15:30
Canada  4–1
(1–1, 1–0, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandHSBC Arena
Attendance: 14,890
January 2, 2011
19:30
Finland  3 – 4 OT
(1–1, 1–0, 1–2)
(OT: 0–1)
  RussiaHSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,471

SemifinalsEdit

January 3, 2011
15:30
Sweden  3 – 4 GWS
(0–1, 1–1, 2–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
  RussiaHSBC Arena
Attendance: 13,435
January 3, 2011
19:30
United States  1–4
(0–2, 0–1, 1–1)
  CanadaHSBC Arena
Attendance: 18,690

5th place playoffEdit

January 4, 2011
19:30
Finland  2–3 GWS
(2–1, 0–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
   SwitzerlandHSBC Arena
Attendance: 14,052

Bronze medal gameEdit

January 5, 2011
15:30
Sweden  2–4
(0–0, 1–1, 1–3)
  United StatesHSBC Arena
Attendance: 16,104

Gold medal gameEdit

January 5, 2011
19:30
Canada  3–5
(2–0, 1–0, 0–5)
  RussiaHSBC Arena
Attendance: 18,690

Scoring leadersEdit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Brayden Schenn   Canada 7 8 10 18 +10 0
2 Evgeny Kuznetsov   Russia 7 4 7 11 +7 4
2 Vladimir Tarasenko   Russia 7 4 7 11 +8 0
4 Ryan Ellis   Canada 7 3 7 10 +2 2
5 Richard Pánik   Slovakia 6 8 2 10 +1 12
6 Maxim Kitsyn   Russia 7 5 4 9 +7 0
7 Teemu Pulkkinen   Finland 6 3 6 9 +2 6
8 Ryan Johansen   Canada 7 3 6 9 +4 2
9 Dmitri Orlov   Russia 7 1 8 9 +10 6
10 Jakub Jeřábek   Czech Republic 6 1 7 8 +1 4

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

Source:[13]

Goaltending leadersEdit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Jack Campbell   United States 353:35 10 1.70 94.08 0
2 Joni Ortio   Finland 354:52 11 1.86 93.12 1
3 Niklas Treutle   Germany 186:04 7 2.26 93.00 0
4 Mark Visentin   Canada 239:05 8 2.01 92.31 0
5 Dmitri Shikin   Russia 342:11 16 2.81 92.00 0

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

Source:[14]
09:50, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Tournament awardsEdit

Most Valuable Player
All-star team
IIHF best player awards

Final standingsEdit

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

Division IEdit

The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. Group A was played in Babruysk, Belarus, between December 13 and December 19, 2010.[15] Group B was played in Bled, Slovenia, between December 12 and December 18, 2010.[16]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Latvia 5 5 0 0 0 21 3 +18 15
  Belarus 5 4 0 0 1 18 9 +9 12
  Great Britain 5 3 0 0 2 12 10 +2 9
  Italy 5 2 0 0 3 13 8 +5 6
  Japan 5 1 0 0 4 9 15 −6 3
  Ukraine 5 0 0 0 5 4 32 −28 0
Promoted to Top Division Relegated to Division II

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 35 14 +21 12
  Slovenia 5 4 0 0 1 31 14 +17 12
  Austria 5 3 1 0 1 24 13 +11 11
  Kazakhstan 5 2 0 0 3 19 24 −5 6
  Croatia 5 1 0 1 3 16 35 −19 4
  Lithuania 5 0 0 0 5 10 35 −25 0
Promoted to Top Division Relegated to Division II

Division IIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played in Tallinn, Estonia.[17] Group B was played in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania, between December 13 and December 19, 2010.[18]

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  France 5 5 0 0 0 49 5 +44 15
  Netherlands 5 3 0 1 1 19 16 +3 10
  Spain 5 3 0 0 2 12 16 −4 9
  Belgium 5 1 1 0 3 17 34 −17 5
  Estonia 5 1 0 0 4 16 29 −13 3
  Iceland 5 1 0 0 4 10 23 −13 3
Promoted to Division I Relegated to Division III

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Poland 5 5 0 0 0 61 10 +51 15
  Hungary 5 4 0 0 1 50 16 +34 12
  South Korea 5 3 0 0 2 27 30 −3 9
  Romania 5 2 0 0 3 16 24 −8 6
  Australia 5 1 0 0 4 21 39 −18 3
  China 5 0 0 0 5 10 66 −56 0
Promoted to Division I Relegated to Division III

Division IIIEdit

The following teams took part in the Division III tournament. This group played in Mexico City, Mexico, between January 9 to 18, 2011. The two teams with the best records, Mexico and Serbia, were promoted to Division II for the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.[19]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
  Mexico 6 6 0 0 0 39 9 +30 18
  Serbia 6 5 0 0 1 56 8 +48 15
  North Korea 6 4 0 0 2 37 22 +15 12
  Turkey 6 3 0 0 3 36 33 +3 9
  New Zealand 6 2 0 0 4 17 43 −26 6
  Bulgaria 6 0 1 0 5 13 52 −39 2
  Chinese Taipei 6 0 0 1 5 16 47 −31 1
promoted to Division II

RostersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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