Soviet Union national junior ice hockey team


The Soviet Union men's national under 20 ice hockey team was the national under-20 ice hockey team in the Soviet Union. The team represented the Soviet Union at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World U20 Championship.[1] The team has won eleven gold medals (first three unofficial, once more as CIS), three silver medals, and two bronze medals at the World U20 Championships.[1]

Soviet Union
Shirt badge/Association crest
Most pointsPavel Bure (39)
IIHF codeURS
First international
 Soviet Union 6 - 2 Finland 
(Leningrad, Soviet Union; December 27, 1973)
Biggest win
 Soviet Union 19 - 1 Austria 
(Augsburg, Germany; December 27, 1980)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 7 - 0 Soviet Union 
(Winnipeg, Manitoba; December 26, 1981
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances15 (first in 1977)
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: 8 (9) – (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992)
Medal record
IIHF World U20 Championship
Gold medal – first place 1977 Czechoslovakia Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1978 Canada Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1979 Sweden Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1980 Finland Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1983 Soviet Union Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1984 Sweden Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1986 Canada Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1989 USA Soviet Union
Gold medal – first place 1992 Germany CIS
Silver medal – second place 1988 Soviet Union Soviet Union
Silver medal – second place 1990 Finland Soviet Union
Silver medal – second place 1991 Canada Soviet Union
Bronze medal – third place 1981 West Germany Soviet Union
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Finland Soviet Union

At the 1987 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, the team was disqualified as a result of the Punch-up in Piestany versus the Canada men's national junior ice hockey team. Soviet administrator Yuri Korolev expressed regret that the incident occurred but did not admit any guilt. He felt that the game should have been finished instead of both teams being disqualified from the tournament.[2]

World Junior ChampionshipsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Soviet Union". National Teams of Ice Hockey. Archived from the original on 2016-05-14. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
  2. ^ Joyce, Gare (2006). When the Lights Went Out: How One Brawl Ended Hockey's Cold War and Changed the Game. Canada: Anchor Canada. p. 213. ISBN 978-0-385-66275-8 – via Google Books.