|Dates||April 14–24, 2000|
|Venue(s)||2 (in 2 host cities)|
|Champions||Finland (2nd title)|
|Goals scored||216 (6.97 per match)|
|Attendance||33,988 (1,096 per match)|
|Scoring leader(s)|| Yegor Shastin |
The 2000 IIHF World U18 Championships were held in Kloten and Weinfelden, Switzerland. The championships ran between April 14 and April 24, 2000. Games were played at Eishalle Schluefweg in Kloten and Sportanlage Güttingersreuti in Weinfelden. Finland defeated Russia 3–1 in the final to win the gold medal, while Sweden defeated Switzerland 7–1 to capture the bronze medal.
Note: The following matches from the preliminary round carry forward to the relegation round:
|April 21, 2000||Switzerland||3–0||Slovakia|| Eishalle Schluefweg, Kloten |
|April 21, 2000||Finland||3–0||Czech Republic|| Eishalle Schluefweg, Kloten |
|April 22, 2000||Sweden||2–4||Finland|| Eishalle Schluefweg, Kloten |
|April 22, 2000||Russia||4–1||Switzerland|| Eishalle Schluefweg, Kloten |
|April 24, 2000||Slovakia||4–3 (SO)||Czech Republic||Sportanlage Güttingersreuti, Weinfelden |
|April 24, 2000||Sweden||7–1||Switzerland|| Eishalle Schluefweg, Kloten |
|April 24, 2000||Russia||1–3||Finland|| Eishalle Schluefweg, Kloten |
Belarus is relegated to Division I for the 2001 IIHF World U18 Championships.
(minimum 40% team's total ice time)
|Travis Weber||United States||150:39||2||96.00||0.80||1|
|24. March 2000||Maribor||Romania||–||Spain||7:2 (2:0,4:1,1:1)|
|24. March 2000||Maribor||United Kingdom||–||Lithuania||5:4 n.P. (1:2,2:1,1:1,0:0,1:0)|
|24. March 2000||Maribor||Slovenia||–||Hungary||13:0 (4:0,4:0,5:0)|
|24. March 2000||Maribor||Kazakhstan||–||Estonia||4:2 (1:1,2:1,1:0)|
|26. November 1999||Reykjavík||Iceland||–||Ireland||13:2 (2:0,7:0,4:2)|
|27. November 1999||Reykjavík||Iceland||–||Ireland||12:3 (3:0,2:3,7:0)|
|4. March 2000||Sofia||South Africa||–||Turkey||3:1 (0:0,1:1,2:0)|
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