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IIHF World U18 Championship

The IIHF U18 World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-18 ice hockey teams from around the world. The tournament is usually played in April and is organized according to a system similar to Ice Hockey World Championships and World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The United States has dominated the tournament with ten championships followed by Finland with four championships, and Canada and Russia with three. Countries generally send their best team to this tournament, however, several top North American and European amateurs may not participate as in April the top American (USHL and NAHL) and Canadian (CHL and CJHL) junior leagues have not concluded their seasons and thus cannot release their players.[1] Players who do not participate in the World Championship due to their respective league postseasons have the alternative of representing their country in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August.[1]

IIHF World U18 Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018 IIHF World U18 Championships
SportIce hockey
Inaugural season1999
No. of teams10
Most recent
champion(s)
 Finland (4th title)
Most titles United States (10 titles)
Relegation toDivision I
Official websiteIIHF.com

Contents

ResultsEdit

  • (#) Number of tournaments won at the time.
Year   Gold   Silver   Bronze Host city (cities) Host country
1999   Finland (1)   Sweden (1)   Slovakia (1) Füssen and Kaufbeuren   Germany
2000   Finland (2)   Russia (1)   Sweden (1) Kloten and Weinfelden    Switzerland
2001   Russia (1)    Switzerland (1)   Finland (1) Helsinki, Lahti and Heinola   Finland
2002   United States (1)   Russia (2)   Czech Republic (1) Piešťany and Trnava   Slovakia
2003   Canada (1)   Slovakia (1)   Russia (1) Yaroslavl   Russia
2004   Russia (2)   United States (1)   Czech Republic (2) Minsk   Belarus
2005   United States (2)   Canada (1)   Sweden (2) Plzeň and České Budějovice   Czech Republic
2006   United States (3)   Finland (1)   Czech Republic (3) Ängelholm and Halmstad   Sweden
2007   Russia (3)   United States (2)   Sweden (3) Tampere and Rauma   Finland
2008   Canada (2)   Russia (3)   United States (1) Kazan   Russia
2009   United States (4)   Russia (4)   Finland (2) Fargo and Moorhead   United States
2010   United States (5)   Sweden (2)   Finland (3) Minsk and Babruysk   Belarus
2011   United States (6)   Sweden (3)   Russia (2) Crimmitschau and Dresden   Germany
2012   United States (7)   Sweden (4)   Canada (1) Brno, Znojmo and Břeclav   Czech Republic
2013   Canada (3)   United States (3)   Finland (4) Sochi   Russia
2014   United States (8)   Czech Republic (1)   Canada (2) Lappeenranta and Imatra   Finland
2015   United States (9)   Finland (2)   Canada (3) Zug and Lucerne    Switzerland
2016   Finland (3)   Sweden (5)   United States (2) Grand Forks   United States
2017   United States (10)   Finland (3)   Russia (3) Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves[2]   Slovakia
2018   Finland (4)   United States (4)   Sweden (4) Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk[2]   Russia
2019 Örnsköldsvik and Umeå   Sweden[2]

Medal tableEdit

Country   Gold   Silver   Bronze Medals
  United States 10 4 2 16
  Finland 4 3 4 11
  Russia 3 4 3 10
  Canada 3 1 3 7
  Sweden 0 5 4 9
  Czech Republic 0 1 3 4
  Slovakia 0 1 1 2
   Switzerland 0 1 0 1
Total 20 20 20 60

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Canadian Press (2006-08-12). "Canada blanks U.S. to win under-18 gold". tsn.ca. Archived from the original on 2006-08-26. Retrieved 2006-08-12.
  2. ^ a b c "2016 IIHF Calendar of Events" (PDF). IIHF.com. 1 June 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

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