2024 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 2024 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2024 WJHC) was the 48th edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship's top division. It was held from 26 December 2023 to 5 January 2024. This was the seventh time that Sweden has hosted the WJHC, and the first time in Gothenburg. Canada entered the tournament as two-time defending champions. The United States won their sixth championship, defeating host Sweden 6–2 in the gold medal game.

2024 IIHF World Junior Championship
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
CityGothenburg
Venue(s)Scandinavium and Frölundaborg
Dates26 December 2023 – 5 January 2024
Teams10
Final positions
Champions  United States (6th title)
Runner-up  Sweden
Third place  Czechia
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Games played29
Goals scored219 (7.55 per game)
Attendance170,673 (5,885 per game)
Scoring leader(s)Czech Republic Jiří Kulich (12 points)
MVPSweden Jonathan Lekkerimäki
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Background edit

On 14 March 2019 it was announced that Gothenburg would be the host city for 2022.[1] However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, previous World Junior Championships were relocated and it was announced that Edmonton and Red Deer would host the 2022 tournament, and that Gothenburg would be shifted from 2022 to 2024.[2]

Venues edit

Gothenburg
Scandinavium
Capacity: 12,044
Frölundaborg
Capacity: 6,044 (2,430 seated)
   

Rosters edit

Officials edit

The following officials were assigned by the International Ice Hockey Federation to officiate the 2024 World Junior Championships.[3]

Referees

  •   Tobias Björk
  •   Riku Brander
  •   Daniel Eriksson
  •   Micha Hebeisen
  •   Killian Hinterdobler
  •   Lukas Kohlmüller
  •   Joonas Kova
  •   Troy Murray
  •   Jiří Ondráček
  •   Mark Pearce
  •   Jack Young
  •   Marek Zak

Linesmen

  •   Oto Durmis
  •   Jeremy Faucher
  •   Shane Gustafson
  •   Tim Heffner
  •   Daniel Konc
  •   Anders Nyqvist
  •   Lukáš Rampir
  •   Simon Riecken
  •   Davids Rozitis
  •   Dominik Schlegel
  •   Jussi Thomann

Top division edit

Seeding edit

Group A (Scandinavium)
Group B (Frölundaborg)

Group A edit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Sweden (H) 4 3 0 1 0 17 5 +12 10 Advance to quarterfinals
2   Canada 4 3 0 0 1 21 7 +14 9
3   Finland 4 1 1 0 2 14 13 +1 5
4   Latvia 4 1 0 0 3 6 22 −16 3[a]
5   Germany 4 1 0 0 3 9 20 −11 3[a] Advance to relegation
Source: IIHF
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Germany 2–6 Latvia
26 December 2023
14:30
Finland  2–5
(0–1, 1–1, 1–3)
  CanadaScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,837
Game reference
Niklas KokkoGoaliesMathis RousseauReferees:
  Tobias Björk
  Daniel Eriksson
Linesmen:
  Anders Nyqvist
  Lukáš Rampir
0–116:24 – Danielson (Lamoureux, Mateychuk)
0–233:41 – Allard (Danielson)
Kaskimäki (Kärki, Nyman) (PP) – 35:561–2
1–346:38 – Celebrini
1–457:34 – Poitras (Geekie) (ENG)
Lassila (Kärki, Pulkkinen) – 58:562–4
2–559:54 – Lamoureux (PP, ENG)
4 minPenalties12 min
26Shots31
26 December 2023
19:30
Sweden  6–0
(2–0, 2–0, 2–0)
  LatviaScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,512
Game reference
Hugo HävelidGoaliesDeivs RolovsReferees:
  Lukas Kohlmüller
  Troy Murray
Linesmen:
  Oto Durmis
  Shane Gustafson
Wahlberg (Sandin Pellikka, Östlund) (PP) – 10:021–0
Bystedt (Hävelid, Unger Sörum) (PP) – 17:212–0
Lekkerimäki (Öhgren, Östlund) (PP) – 32:453–0
Bystedt (O. Pettersson, Forsfjäll) (EA) – 34:304–0
Unger Sörum (Lindstein, Stenberg) – 48:395–0
Lekkerimäki (Lindstein) – 54:176–0
29 minPenalties10 min
35Shots20

27 December 2023
14:30
Finland  3–4
(1–1, 2–3, 0–0)
  GermanyScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 5,077
Game reference
Niklas KokkoGoaliesPhilipp DietlReferees:
  Micha Hebeisen
  Jack Young
Linesmen:
  Oto Durmis
  Davids Rozitis
0–105:58 – Oswald (Hördler)
Männistö (Bau) – 08:111–1
Halttunen – 21:272–1
2–222:12 – Hübner (Bicker)
Bau (Hemming) – 23:053–2
3–333:07 – Kechter (Elias)
3–434:38 – Oswald (Hauf, Hördler)
8 minPenalties8 min
43Shots28
27 December 2023
19:30
Latvia  0–10
(0–2, 0–3, 0–5)
  CanadaScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 6,321
Game reference
Linards Feldbergs
Aksels Ozols
GoaliesMathis RousseauReferees:
  Riku Brander
  Jiří Ondráček
Linesmen:
  Daniel Konc
  Dominik Schlegel
0–105:19 – Geekie (Mateychuk, Celebrini) (PP)
0–207:11 – Yager (Celebrini, Lamoureux)
0–321:17 – Allard (Wood, Bonk) (PP)
0–424:46 – Rehkopf (Celebrini)
0–530:56 – Celebrini (Wood, Mateychuk)
0–642:14 – Minten (Nelson)
0–743:51 – Wood
0–845:43 – Geekie (Minten, Savoie)
0–946:18 – Rehkopf (Celebrini, Dumais)
0–1050:57 – Poitras (Yager, Nelson)
10 minPenalties6 min
22Shots41

28 December 2023
19:30
Germany  0–5
(0–1, 0–1, 0–3)
  SwedenScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,512
Game reference
Matthias BittnerGoaliesMelker ThelinReferees:
  Riku Brander
  Marek Zak
Linesmen:
  Jeremy Faucher
  Simon Riecken
0–115:48 – Stenberg (Edstrom)
0–238:36 – M. Hävelid (Bystedt, Lindstein)
0–346:16 – Stenberg (Unger Sörum, M. Hävelid) (PP)
0–449:02 – Stenberg (Edstrom, Unger Sörum)
0–554:33 – Östlund (Lekkerimäki)
6 minPenalties4 min
15Shots41

29 December 2023
14:30
Latvia  0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
  FinlandScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 6,433
Game reference
Deivs RolovsGoaliesNoa ValiReferees:
  Killian Hinterdobler
  Lukas Kohlmüller
Linesmen:
  Jeremy Faucher
  Lukáš Rampir
0–114:15 – Lassila (Halttunen, Kulonummi) (PP)
0–215:13 – Pulkkinen (Hämeenaho, Lassila)
0–328:59 – Haltunen (Lassila, Nyman) (PP)
0–440:47 – Keskinen (Lassila, Henning) (PP)
12 minPenalties12 min
23Shots43
29 December 2023
19:30
Canada  0–2
(0–0, 0–2, 0–0)
  SwedenScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,512
Game reference
Mathis RousseauGoaliesHugo HävelidReferees:
  Tobias Björk
  Mark Pearce
Linesmen:
  Tim Heffner
  Jussi Thomann
0–121:53 – Willander (Lindstein, Stenberg)
0–230:39 – Östlund (Lekkerimäki, Lindstein)
8 minPenalties4 min
21Shots24

30 December 2023
19:30
Germany  2–6
(0–3, 1–2, 1–1)
  LatviaScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,652
Game reference
Philipp Dietl
Matthias Bittner
GoaliesDeivs RolovsReferees:
  Riku Brander
  Jack Young
Linesmen:
  Anders Nyqvist
  Simon Riecken
0–102:45 – Mateiko (Uljanskis, Mots)
0–209:06 – Bukarts (Bulāns, Rullers) (PP)
0–313:23 – Bulāns
Schindler (Nieleck) – 26:301–3
1–430:46 – Dārziņš (Ločmelis, Vilmanis)
1–537:44 – Vilmanis (Ločmelis, Bukarts) (PP)
1–646:34 – Vilmanis (Ločmelis)
Panocha (Sumpf, Bicker) – 53:042–6
35 minPenalties8 min
23Shots28

31 December 2023
14:30
Sweden  4–5 GWS
(0–2, 4–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–2)
  FinlandScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,512
Game reference
Melker ThelinGoaliesNoa ValiReferees:
  Micha Hebeisen
  Troy Murray
Linesmen:
  Daniel Konc
  Dominik Schlegel
0–112:25 – Männistö (Halttunen, Keskinen)
0–218:21 – Hämeenaho (Naukkarinen)
Born (Östlund, Willander) – 23:241–2
Lekkerimäki (Östlund, Sandin Pellikka) (PP) – 26:382–2
2–327:15 – Halttunen (Keskinen, Kulonummi) (PP)
Lindstein (Unger Sörum, Stenberg) – 28:593–3
Bystedt (Unger Sörum, M. Hävelid) (PP) – 34:534–3
4–458:28 – Nyman (Hämeenaho, Halttunen) (EA)
Lekkerimäki  
Edstrom  
Sandin Pellikka  
Östlund  
Öhgren  
Shootout  Halttunen
  Hämeenaho
  Lassila
  Helenius
  Nyman
6 minPenalties8 min
33Shots30
31 December 2023
19:30
Canada  6–3
(2–1, 0–1, 4–1)
  GermanyScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 7,327
Game reference
Mathis RousseauGoaliesMatthias BittnerReferees:
  Joonas Kova
  Marek Zak
Linesmen:
  Shane Gustafson
  Jussi Thomann
0–102:57 – Lutz (Sinn) (PP)
Celebrini (Nelson, Bonk) – 06:201–1
Yager (Danielson, Minten) (PP) – 14:372–1
2–221:49 – Kechter (Weber, Lutz) (PP)
Beck (Rehkopf) – 41:403–2
3–347:32 – Sumpf (Rollinger, Weber) (PP)
Dumais (Poitras, Rehkopf) (PP) – 48:324–3
Celebrini (Yager, Bonk) – 56:025–3
Cowan (Allard, Mateychuk) (ENG) – 57:166–3
33 minPenalties10 min
35Shots20

Group B edit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   United States 4 3 1 0 0 29 9 +20 11 Advance to quarterfinals
2   Slovakia 4 3 0 0 1 19 16 +3 9
3   Czechia 4 2 0 1 1 17 13 +4 7
4    Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 11 20 −9 3
5   Norway 4 0 0 0 4 8 26 −18 0 Advance to relegation
Source: IIHF
26 December 2023
12:00
Slovakia  6–2
(0–1, 2–0, 4–1)
  CzechiaFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 984
Game reference
Adam GajanGoaliesMichael HrabalReferees:
  Joonas Kova
  Mark Pearce
Linesmen:
  Dominik Schlegel
  Jussi Thomann
0–101:01 – Rymon (Becher, Melovský)
Petrovský (Mešár, Kmec) (PP) – 22:001–1
Repčík (Kmec) – 38:342–1
Honzek (Mišiak, Petrovský) – 41:223–1
Žabka (Štrbák) (SH) – 44:154–1
Petrovský (Mešár) – 45:225–1
5–251:25 – Šapovaliv (Šalé, Kulich)
Štrbák (Pekarčík, Honzek) – 51:556–2
10 minPenalties16 min
34Shots29
26 December 2023
17:00
United States  4–1
(0–0, 3–0, 1–1)
  NorwayFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,377
Game reference
Trey AugustineGoaliesMarkus StensrudReferees:
  Micha Hebeisen
  Jiří Ondráček
Linesmen:
  Jeremy Faucher
  Daniel Konc
Snuggerud (Casey, Fortescue) – 29:591–0
Brindley (Perreault, Leonard) (PP) – 34:002–0
Brindley (Nazar) – 36:333–0
3–144:18 – Vesterheim (SH)
Howard (Gauthier, Hutson) (PP) – 44:434–1
10 minPenalties12 min
44Shots23

27 December 2023
12:00
Slovakia  3–0
(1–0, 0–0, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 986
Game reference
Adam GajanGoaliesAlessio BeglieriReferees:
  Daniel Eriksson
  Killian Hinterdobler
Linesmen:
  Tim Heffner
  Simon Riecken
Honzek (Repčik) – 08:331–0
Repčik (Mešár, Štrbák) (ENG) – 58:192–0
Petrovský (SH, ENG) – 59:123–0
10 minPenalties2 min
20Shots36
27 December 2023
17:00
Norway  1–8
(0–2, 1–3, 0–3)
  CzechiaFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,258
Game reference
Markus StensrudGoaliesMichael HrabalReferees:
  Lukas Kohlmüller
  Mark Zak
Linesmen:
  Shane Gustafson
  Anders Nyqvist
0–110:30 – Kulich (Prčík, Šapovaliv)
0–217:46 – Kulich (Melovský, Hamara) (PP)
Haugen (Løkkeberg) – 21:151–2
1–332:15 – Čech (Becher)
1–432:52 – Šalé
1–538:46 – Šalé (Melovský, Sapoušek)
1–648:49 – Šapovaliv (Melovský, Kulich) (PP)
1–753:16 – Šalé (Bareš, Rymon) (PP)
1–855:15 – Kulich (Hamara, Štancl)
12 minPenalties8 min
21Shots40

28 December 2023
17:00
Switzerland  3–11
(1–5, 0–4, 2–2)
  United StatesFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,458
Game reference
Lorin Grüter
Ewan Huet
GoaliesJacob FowlerReferees:
  Joonas Kova
  Mark Pearce
Linesmen:
  Lukáš Rampir
  Jussi Thomann
0–101:20 – Smith (Buium, Perreault)
0–203:21 – Snuggerud (Gauthier, McGroarty)
0–308:11 – Snuggerud (Gauthier)
Weber (Füllemann, Reinhard) – 09:171–3
1–412:36 – Snuggerud (Gauthier, McGroarty)
1–518:29 – Buium (Gauthier, Snuggerud)
1–625:06 – Brindley (Nazar)
1–729:33 – Leonard (Brindley, Casey) (PP)
1–830:04 – Brindley (Nazar, Howard)
1–934:55 – Howard (Hayes)
Christe (Füllemann, Weber) – 41:182–9
2–1047:09 – Finley (Nazar)
Schild (Muggli, Taibel) – 49:303–10
3–1154:28 – Pohlkamp (Nazar, Finley) (PP)
8 minPenalties4 min
24Shots40

29 December 2023
12:00
Norway  4–8
(1–2, 0–5, 3–1)
  SlovakiaFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,985
Game reference
Sebastian Aarsund
Martin Lundberg
GoaliesAdam GajanReferees:
  Jiří Ondráček
  Jack Young
Linesmen:
  Shane Gustafson
  Dominik Schliegel
Brandsegg-Nygård – 03:081–0
1–113:35 – Honzek (Petrovský, Mišiak) (PP)
1–214:02 – Pekarčík (Dvorský, Čiernik)
1–323:43 – Dvorský (Repčík, Mešár) (PP)
1–426:03 – Petrovský (Štrbák, Mešár)
1–527:10 – Petrovský (Sýkora, Štrbák)
1–632:30 – Repčík (Dvorský, Štrbák) (PP)
1–734:08 – Radivojevič (Mišiak, Petrovský) (PP)
Solberg (Johnsen, Wold) – 48:342–7
2–853:40 – Dvorský (Mešár, Kmec)
Vesterheim (Brandsegg-Nygård, Steen) (EA) – 54:223–8
Brandsegg-Nygård (Vesterheim, Koch) (PP) – 54:574–8
24 minPenalties14 min
26Shots35
29 December 2023
17:00
Czechia  3–4 GWS
(1–1, 2–2, 0–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–2)
  United StatesFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,544
Game reference
Michael HrabalGoaliesJacob FowlerReferees:
  Joonas Kova
  Troy Murray
Linesmen:
  Daniel Konc
  Davids Rozitis
0–101:12 – Howard (Nazar, Pohlkamp)
Štancl (Rymon) – 15:401–1
Bareš (Prčík) – 26:232–1
2–228:04 – Smith (Leonard, Perreault)
Sapousek (Šalé, Melovský) – 31:473–2
3–334:11 – Chesley (Hutson)
Šalé  
Melovský  
Kulich  
Becher  
Šapovaliv  
Kulich  
Šalé  
Shootout  Gauthier
  Snuggerud
  Leonard
  Hutson
  Perreault
  Perreault
  Howard
6 minPenalties4 min
23Shots34

30 December 2023
17:00
Switzerland  6–2
(1–2, 4–0, 1–0)
  NorwayFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,009
Game reference
Alessio BeglieriGoaliesMarkus StensrudReferees:
  Killian Hinterdobler
  Jiří Ondráček
Linesmen:
  Oto Durmis
  Tim Heffner
S. Meier (Gredig, Ustinkov) – 06:051–0
1–117:16 – Johnsen (Magnussen) (PP)
1–218:10 – Dalen (Bakkevig)
Braillard (Ustinkov, Reinhard) (PP) – 25:492–2
Taibel (Müller, Terraneo) – 30:163–2
Dionicio (Taibel, Weber) (PP) – 31:534–2
Schild (Taibel, Müller) – 38:525–2
Dionicio (Terraneo, Taibel) – 45:126–2
31 minPenalties35 min
34Shots21

31 December 2023
12:00
United States  10–2
(2–1, 3–1, 5–0)
  SlovakiaFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,458
Game reference
Trey AugustineGoaliesSamuel Urban
Rastislav Eliaš
Referees:
  Daniel Eriksson
  Mark Pearce
Linesmen:
  Anders Nyqvist
  Lukáš Rampir
McGroarty (Moore, Chesley) – 06:211–0
1–108:57 – Moško (Repčík)
Buium (Hayes, Rinzel) – 10:132–1
Brindley (Hutson, Chesley) (SH) – 20:293–1
3–237:50 – Mešár (Petrovský, Kmec) (PP)
Leonard (Smith, Buium) – 38:204–2
McGroarty (Fortescue, Gauthier) – 38:545–2
McGroarty (Gauthier) – 44:066–2
Howard (Nelson, Brindley) – 45:497–2
Brindley (Pohlkamp) – 49:158–2
Gauthier (Nazar, Hutson) (PP) – 51:009–2
Howard (Nazar, Hutson) – 52:4210–2
29 minPenalties6 min
44Shots40
31 December 2023
17:00
Czechia  4–2
(1–0, 1–2, 2–0)
   SwitzerlandFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 1,592
Game reference
Michael HrabalGoaliesAlessio BeglieriReferees:
  Tobias Björk
  Lukas Kohlmüller
Linesmen:
  Jeremy Faucher
  Davids Rozitis
Šapovaliv (Melovský, Hamara) (PP) – 12:041–0
Sapoušek (Becher, Kulich) (EA) – 30:052–0
2–134:26 – S. Meier (Dionicio, Terraneo)
2–239:03 – Rod (Weber, Dionicio)
Kulich (Galvas, Melovský) – 52:473–2
Hamara (Becher) – 55:184–2
4 minPenalties2 min
35Shots19

Relegation edit

4 January 2024
11:00
Germany  5–4 OT
(1–1, 1–1, 2–2)
(OT: 1–0)
  NorwayScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,237
Game reference
Matthias BittnerGoaliesMarkus StensrudReferees:
  Troy Murray
  Marek Zak
Linesmen:
  Anders Nyqvist
  Lukáš Rampir
Bicker (Sumpf, Weber) – 09:401–0
1–116:10 – Steen (Brandsegg-Nygård, Vesteheim)
Oswald (Hördler, Sinn) –– 28:592–1
2–234:43 – Bakke Olsen (Johnsen, Wold)
Sinn (Rollinger, Bicker) – 49:583–2
Hübner (Oswald) – 50:464–2
4–354:19 – Brandsegg-Nygård (Steen, Vesterheim) (PP)
4–456:06 – Bakke Olsen (Johnsen, Koch)
Elias (Sinn, Oswald) – 60:585–4
4 minPenalties4 min
27Shots28

Playoff round edit

Winning teams will be reseeded for the semi-finals in accordance with the following ranking:[4]

  1. Higher position in their group
  2. Higher number of points in preliminary pool play
  3. Better goal differential
  4. Higher number of goals scored
  5. Better seeding coming into the tournament (final placement at the 2023 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships).
Rank Team Group Pos Pts GD GF Seed
1   United States B 1 11 +20 29 3
2   Sweden A 1 10 +12 17 4
3   Canada A 2 9 +14 21 1
4   Slovakia B 2 9 +3 19 6
5   Czechia B 3 7 +4 17 2
6   Finland A 3 5 +1 14 5
7    Switzerland B 4 3 –9 11 7
8   Latvia A 4 3 –16 6 9

Bracket edit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
2 January – Scandinavium
 
 
1A
  Sweden (OT)
3
 
4 January – Scandinavium
 
4B
   Switzerland
2
 
1
  United States
3
 
2 January – Frölundaborg
 
6
  Finland
2
 
2B
  Slovakia
3
 
5 January – Scandinavium
 
3A
  Finland (OT)
4
 
1
  United States
6
 
2 January – Frölundaborg
 
2
  Sweden
2
 
1B
  United States
7
 
4 January – Scandinavium
 
4A
  Latvia
2
 
2
  Sweden
5
 
2 January – Scandinavium
 
5
  Czechia
2 Third place
 
2A
  Canada
2
 
5 January – Scandinavium
 
3B
  Czechia
3
 
5
  Czechia
8
 
 
6
  Finland
5
 

Quarterfinals edit

2 January 2024
12:00
Slovakia  3–4 OT
(1–0, 0–1, 2–2)
(OT: 0–1)
  FinlandFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,480
Game reference
Adam GajanGoaliesNiklas KokkoReferees:
  Daniel Eriksson
  Mark Pearce
Linesmen:
  Jeremy Faucher
  Tim Heffner
Sýkora (Mešár) – 19:591–0
1–122:36 – Männistö
1–240:36 – Hämeenaho (Lassila, Naukkarinen)
Dvorský (Pekarčík, Radivojevič) – 47:092–2
2–358:26 – Kaskimäki (Helenius)
Mešár (Štrbák, Dvorský) (EA) – 59:163–3
3–460:24 – Lassila (Salin, Nyman)
2 minPenalties4 min
30Shots28
2 January 2024
14:30
Canada  2–3
(0–2, 2–0, 0–1)
  CzechiaScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 10,117
Game reference
Mathis RousseauGoaliesMichael HrabalReferees:
  Tobias Björk
  Micha Hebeisen
Linesmen:
  Oto Durmis
  Anders Nyqvist
0–107:51 – Štancl (Rymon)
0–218:01 – Cibulka (Kulich)
Wood (Cowan, Yager) – 23:431–2
Furlong (Poitras) – 36:402–2
2–359:49 – Štancl (Becher, Rymon)
0 minPenalties2 min
30Shots22
2 January 2024
17:00
United States  7–2
(3–1, 3–0, 1–1)
  LatviaFrölundaborg, Gothenburg
Attendance: 2,749
Game reference
Jacob FowlerGoaliesDeivs RolovsReferees:
  Killian Hinterdobler
  Troy Murray
Linesmen:
  Daniel Konc
  Dominik Schlegel
Fortescue (Moore, Gauthier) - 1:311–0
Perreault (Casey) - 11:422–0
2–1Ločmelis - 13:50
Nelson (Casey, Snuggerud) - 14:033–1
McGroarty (Howard, Hutson) - (PP) - 25:224–1
Smith (Perreault, Leonard) - 36:005–1
Perreault (Smith, Casey) - 39:396–1
Moore (Gauthier) - 46:347–1
7–2Ločmelis (Fenenko, Vilmanis) - 52:48
4 minPenalties8 min
41Shots25
2 January 2024
19:30
Sweden  3–2 OT
(2–0, 0–1, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
   SwitzerlandScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,512
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Hugo HävelidGoaliesAlessio BeglieriReferees:
  Riku Brander
  Lukas Kohlmüller
Linesmen:
  Shane Gustafson
  Lukáš Rampir
Stenberg (M. Hävelid, E. Pettersson) – 01:341–0
Lekkerimäki (Öhgren, Wahlberg) (PP) – 18:002–0
2–137:26 – Hornecker (Reber)
2–249:10 – Meile (Weber, Christe)
Sandin Pellikka (Lekkerimäki, Östlund) (PP) – 65:223–2
2 minPenalties10 min
33Shots18

Semifinals edit

4 January 2024
15:00
Sweden  5–2
(1–1, 1–1, 3–0)
  CzechiaScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,512
Game reference
Hugo HävelidGoaliesMichael HrabalReferees:
  Micha Hebeisen
  Mark Pearce
Linesmen:
  Oto Durmis
  Shane Gustafson
0–106:55 – Melovský (Redlich, Šalé)
Lindstein (Edstrom) – 11:521–1
Sandin Pellikka (Salomonsson) – 22:352–1
2–227:36 – Cibulka (Bareš, Rymon) (PP)
Lekkerimäki (Sandin Pellikka, Wahlberg) (PP) – 45:143–2
Östlund (Lindstein, Willander) – 52:004–2
Lekkerimäki (Östlund, Stenberg) – 53:025–2
2 minPenalties2 min
31Shots25
4 January 2024
19:30
United States  3–2
(0–2, 2–0, 1–0)
  FinlandScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 10,561
Game reference
Trey AugustineGoaliesNiklas KokkoReferees:
  Tobias Björk
  Daniel Eriksson
Linesmen:
  Jeremy Faucher
  Tim Heffner
0–101:51 – Keskinen (Männistö)
0–212:45 – Kumpulainen (Kärki, Bau)
Snuggerud (Casey, Smith) (PP) – 32:101–2
Smith (Perreault, Chesley) – 36:162–2
Gauthier (Hutson, Brindley) (PP) – 56:473–2
4 minPenalties4 min
30Shots21

Bronze medal game edit

5 January 2024
15:00
Czechia  8–5
(1–2, 2–3, 5–0)
  FinlandScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 9,647
Game reference
Michael Hrabal
Jakub Vondraš
GoaliesNiklas KokkoReferees:
  Tobias Björk
  Troy Murray
Linesmen:
  Anders Nyqvist
  Lukáš Rampir
0–106:13 – Kumpulainen
0–207:43 – Nyman (Kaskimäki, Jess Pulkikinen)
Kulich (Melovský, Hamara) (PP) – 16:161–2
Štancl (Melovský, Becher) (PP) – 28:372–2
2–328:52 – Helenius (Nyman, Kaskimäki)
2–429:11 – Hämeenaho (Kulonummi, Lassila)
2–534:32 – Hämeenaho (Kulonummi, Keskinen) (PP)
Becher (Štancl, Čech) (SH) – 39:053–5
Kulich (Melovský, Hamara) (PP) – 44:414–5
Becher (Kulich, Šalé) (EA) – 58:045–5
Hamara (Kulich, Becher) – 58:196–5
Rymon (ENG) – 58:527–5
Becher (ENG) – 58:548–5
10 minPenalties8 min
31Shots23

Gold medal game edit

5 January 2024
19:30
United States  6–2
(1–0, 2–2, 3–0)
  SwedenScandinavium, Gothenburg
Attendance: 11,512
Game reference
Trey AugustineGoaliesHugo HävelidReferees:
  Micha Hebeisen
  Mark Pearce
Linesmen:
  Oto Durmis
  Shane Gustafson
Perreault (Smith, McGroarty) (EA) – 16:561–0
1–122:13 – Stenberg (M. Hävelid, E. Pettersson)
Howard (Fortescue) – 29:242–1
Howard (Brindley) – 34:193–1
3–239:55 – Lekkerimäki (Sandin Pellikka, Östlund) (PP)
Buium (Smith, Perreault) – 41:194–2
Leonard (Perreault) – 56:125–2
McGroarty (Snuggerud) (ENG) – 56:506–2
28 minPenalties28 min
26Shots26

Statistics edit

Scoring leaders edit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Jiří Kulich   Czechia 7 6 6 12 +3 0
2 Cutter Gauthier   United States 7 2 10 12 +9 4
3 Matyáš Melovský   Czechia 7 1 10 11 +3 4
4 Jonathan Lekkerimäki   Sweden 7 7 3 10 +2 0
5 Gavin Brindley   United States 7 6 4 10 +7 0
6 Ondřej Becher   Czechia 7 3 7 10 +6 4
6 Noah Östlund   Sweden 7 3 7 10 +3 16
6 Gabe Perreault   United States 7 3 7 10 +4 2
9 Isaac Howard   United States 7 7 2 9 +10 0
10 Servác Petrovský   Slovakia 5 5 4 9 0 0

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

Goaltending leaders edit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
1 Trey Augustine   United States 240:00 7 1.75 110 93.64 0
2 Hugo Hävelid   Sweden 305:05 9 1.77 109 91.74 2
3 Adam Gajan   Slovakia 239:52 10 2.50 119 91.60 1
4 Mathis Rousseau   Canada 299:39 10 2.00 114 91.23 1
5 Alessio Beglieri    Switzerland 243:16 10 2.47 107 90.65 0

TOI = Time on ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SA = Shots against; Sv% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF.com

Awards edit

Source: [1]

Source: [2]

Final standings edit

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final Result
1   United States 7 6 1 0 0 45 15 +30 20 Champions
2   Sweden 7 4 1 1 1 27 15 +12 15 Runners-up
3   Czechia 7 4 0 1 2 30 25 +5 13 Third Place
4   Finland 7 1 2 0 4 25 27 −2 7 Fourth Place
5   Canada 5 3 0 0 2 23 10 +13 9 Eliminated in quarter-finals
6   Slovakia 5 3 0 1 1 22 20 +2 10
7    Switzerland 5 1 0 1 3 13 23 −10 4
8   Latvia 5 1 0 0 4 8 29 −21 3
9   Germany 5 1 1 0 3 14 24 −10 5 Avoided relegation
10   Norway 5 0 0 1 4 12 31 −19 1 Relegated to the 2025 Division I A
Source: IIHF

Division I edit

Group A edit

The Division I Group A tournament was held in Budapest, Hungary, from 10 to 16 December 2023. Kazakhstan won promotion to the top division for the 2025 World Junior Championships, their first appearance since the 2020 edition of the tournament. Japan was relegated to Division I B for 2025.[5]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1   Kazakhstan 5 4 0 1 0 21 12 +9 13 Promoted to the 2025 Top Division
2   France 5 3 0 0 2 18 19 −1 9[a]
3   Denmark 5 3 0 0 2 18 14 +4 9[a]
4   Austria 5 2 1 0 2 22 21 +1 8
5   Hungary (H) 5 1 0 1 3 13 16 −3 4
6   Japan 5 0 1 0 4 12 22 −10 2 Relegated to the 2025 Division I B
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
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Notes:
  1. ^ a b Denmark 4–6 France

Group B edit

The Division I Group B tournament was held in Bled, Slovenia, from 11 to 17 December 2023. Host nation Slovenia won promotion to Division I A, while Croatia was relegated to Division II A.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1   Slovenia (H) 5 5 0 0 0 25 6 +19 15 Promoted to the 2025 Division I A
2   Ukraine 5 3 1 0 1 23 13 +10 11
3   Italy 5 2 0 1 2 24 17 +7 7
4   Estonia 5 2 0 0 3 15 18 −3 6
5   Poland 5 1 0 1 3 9 19 −10 4
6   Croatia 5 0 1 0 4 12 35 −23 2 Relegated to the 2025 Division II A
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
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Division II edit

Group A edit

The Division II Group A tournament was held in Dumfries, Great Britain, from 11 to 17 December 2023. South Korea was promoted to Division I B, while Spain was relegated to Division II B.[6]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1   South Korea 5 5 0 0 0 29 10 +19 15 Promoted to the 2025 Division I B
2   Lithuania 5 3 1 0 1 27 13 +14 11
3   Great Britain (H) 5 3 0 1 1 21 12 +9 10
4   China 5 1 0 0 4 13 20 −7 3[a]
5   Netherlands 5 1 0 0 4 10 25 −15 3[a]
6   Spain 5 1 0 0 4 8 28 −20 3[a] Relegated to the 2025 Division II B
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c China 3 Pts +2 GD, Netherlands 3 Pts +1 GD, Spain 3 Pts –3 GD

Group B edit

The Division II Group B tournament was held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 14 to 20 January 2024.[7]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1   Romania 5 4 1 0 0 25 5 +20 14 Promoted to the 2025 Division II A
2   Serbia (H) 5 4 0 1 0 21 5 +16 13
3   Iceland 5 3 0 0 2 21 14 +7 9
4   Australia 5 2 0 0 3 9 16 −7 6
5   Belgium 5 1 0 0 4 7 17 −10 3
6   Chinese Taipei 5 0 0 0 5 8 34 −26 0 Relegated to the 2025 Division III A
Source: IIHF.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host

Division III edit

Group A edit

The Division III Group A tournament was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 22 to 28 January 2024.[8]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1   Israel 5 5 0 0 0 41 14 +27 15 Promoted to the 2025 Division II B
2   New Zealand 5 3 1 0 1 31 17 +14 11
3   Bulgaria (H) 5 3 0 1 1 22 19 +3 10
4   Turkey 5 2 0 0 3 15 19 −4 6
5   Mexico 5 1 0 0 4 17 20 −3 3
6   Kyrgyzstan 5 0 0 0 5 9 46 −37 0 Relegated to the 2025 Division III B
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host

Group B edit

The Division III Group B tournament was held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 25 to 30 January 2024.[9]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Promotion
1   Bosnia and Herzegovina (H) 4 3 1 0 0 30 17 +13 11 Promoted to the 2025 Division III A
2   Luxembourg 4 2 0 1 1 33 13 +20 7
3   South Africa 4 0 0 0 4 10 43 −33 0
Source: IIHF
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head number of goals scored; 5) result against closest best-ranked team outside tied teams; 6) result against second-best-ranked team outside tied teams; 7) seeding before tournament.
(H) Host

References edit

  1. ^ "World Juniors in Gothenburg". IIHF. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ "World Juniors will be hosted in an Edmonton bubble: TSN". CTV News Edmonton. 17 September 2020. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Competition officials". IIHF. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  4. ^ "Tournament Format". IIHF. Retrieved 28 December 2023.
  5. ^ Division I A official website
  6. ^ Division II A official website
  7. ^ Division II B official website
  8. ^ Division III A official website
  9. ^ Division III B official website