2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Last updated
2019 IIHF World U20 Championship
2019 WJHC logo.svg
Tournament details
Host countryFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
DatesDecember 26, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Teams10
Venue(s) Rogers Arena, Vancouver
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria  (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Gold medal blank.svg Flag of Finland.svg  Finland (5th title)
Runner-up  Silver medal blank.svg Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Third place  Bronze medal blank.svg Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Fourth placeFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
Tournament statistics
Matches played30
Goals scored176 (5.87 per match)
Attendance304,393 (10,146 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Russia.svg Grigori Denisenko
(9 points)
MVP Flag of the United States.svg Ryan Poehling
Website 2019.worldjunior.hockey
2018
2020

The 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2019 WJC) was the 43rd edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. It began on December 26, 2018, and ended with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2019. This marked the 13th time that Canada hosted the WJC.

Contents

On December 1, 2016, it was announced that Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia had won the bid to host the 2019 World Juniors. [1] This is the second time that Vancouver has been the primary host of the tournament and the first time that Victoria has hosted in any capacity.

Top Division

Venues

Vancouver Victoria
Rogers Arena
Capacity: 18,910
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Capacity: 7,006
Rogers Arena.jpg SOFMCFront.jpg

Officials

The following officials were assigned by the International Ice Hockey Federation to officiate the 2019 World Junior Championships. [2]

Seeding

The seedings in the preliminary round are based on the 2018 tournament's final standings using the serpentine system. On 6 Jan 2018, the IIHF announced the groups. With Kazakhstan being promoted from Division I A after winning the 2018 Division I A Tournament. [3]

Rosters

Format

The preliminary round is a two group of five teams each internal round-robin format, followed by a three-round playoff. In the round-robin, three points are allotted for a regulation win, and two points for an overtime or shootout win. One point is allotted for an overtime or shootout loss.

The four highest-ranked teams from each group of the preliminary round advance to the quarterfinals while the last-place team from each group will play a best-of-three series, the loser relegated to Division IA for 2020, being replaced by the winner of Division IA. All other teams will retain their Top Division status for the 2020 edition. [4]

Preliminary round

All times are local. (Pacific Standard TimeUTC-8)

Group A

PosTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 44000156+912Advance to Quarterfinals
2Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (H)43001235+189
3Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 411028805
4Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 41012111214
5Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 40004026260Advance to Relegation
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
December 26, 2018
13:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg2–1 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 9,266
December 26, 2018
17:00
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg14–0
(3–0, 5–0, 6–0)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Rogers Arena
Attendance: 16,417
December 27, 2018
13:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Rogers Arena
Attendance: 9,939
December 27, 2018
17:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–3
(0–1, 1–2, 1–0)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,102
December 28, 2018
17:00
Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Rogers Arena
Attendance: 14,523
December 29, 2018
13:00
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 10,279
December 29, 2018
17:00
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg5–1
(3–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,012
December 30, 2018
17:00
Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg4–7
(2–1, 1–2, 1–4)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Rogers Arena
Attendance: 13,724
December 31, 2018
13:00
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Rogers Arena
Attendance: 10,204
December 31, 2018
17:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,556

Group B

PosTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 43100168+811Advance to Quarterfinals
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States 43010189+910
3Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 42002127+56
4Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 410031514+13
5Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 40004528230Advance to Relegation
Source: IIHF
December 26, 2018
15:30
United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–1
(0–0, 0–1, 2–0)
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,208
December 26, 2018
19:30
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg1–2
(0–1, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,319
December 27, 2018
15:30
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg2–5
(1–2, 0–1, 1–2)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,896
December 27, 2018
19:30
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg5–0
(2–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,863
December 28, 2018
19:30
Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg2–8
(1–4, 0–3, 1–1)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,185
December 29, 2018
15:30
Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg1–5
(0–2, 1–2, 0–1)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,045
December 29, 2018
19:30
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg5–4 OT
(1–0, 2–0, 1–4)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,602
December 30, 2018
19:30
Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg2–11
(0–6, 1–3, 1–2)
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,685
December 31, 2018
15:30
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg4–1
(3–0, 0–0, 1–1)
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,362
December 31, 2018
19:30
United States  Flag of the United States.svg4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,556

Relegation

January 2, 2019
11:00
Kazakhstan  Flag of Kazakhstan.svg4–3
(2–1, 1–0, 1–2)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Rogers Arena
Attendance: 5,975
January 4, 2019
09:00
Denmark  Flag of Denmark.svg0–4
(0–2, 0–0, 0–2)
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Rogers Arena
Attendance: 3,502

Playoff round

 QuarterfinalsSemifinals
              
 1AFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 8 
4BFlag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 3 
 1AFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 1 
 2BFlag of the United States.svg  United States 2 
2BFlag of the United States.svg  United States 3Final
 3AFlag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 1 
  2BFlag of the United States.svg  United States 2
 3BFlag of Finland.svg  Finland 3
 1BFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 0 
4AFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2 
 4AFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1Bronze medal game
 3BFlag of Finland.svg  Finland 6 
2AFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 11AFlag of Russia.svg  Russia 5
 3BFlag of Finland.svg  Finland (OT)2 4AFlag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2

Quarterfinals

January 2, 2019
13:00
Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg0–2
(0–1, 0–1, 0–0)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,946
January 2, 2019
15:30
Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg1–2 OT
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,047
January 2, 2019
17:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg3–1
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,263
January 2, 2019
19:30
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg8–3
(4–0, 3–0, 1–3)
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Rogers Arena
Attendance: 11,317

Semifinals

January 4, 2019
13:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Rogers Arena
Attendance: 14,355
January 4, 2019
17:00
Finland  Flag of Finland.svg6–1
(4–1, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 14,014

Bronze medal game

January 5, 2019
13:00
Russia  Flag of Russia.svg5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 12,025

Final

January 5, 2019
17:00
United States  Flag of the United States.svg2–3
(0–0, 0–1, 2–2)
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,206

Statistics

Scoring leaders

PosPlayerCountryGPGAPts+/−PIM
1 Grigori Denisenko Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7459+34
2 Aleksi Heponiemi Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 7369+74
3 Artur Gatiyatov Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 653800
4 Ryan Poehling Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7538+52
5 Morgan Frost Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 5448+812
6 Alexander Romanov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7178+120
7 Philipp Kurashev Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 7617-54
8 Kirill Slepets Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 7527+74
9 Alexander Chmelevski Flag of the United States.svg  United States 743702
9 Aarne Talvitie Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 7437+914

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF [5]

Goaltending leaders

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

PosPlayerCountryTOIGAGAASASv%SO
1 Lukáš Dostál Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 239:1051.2511595.651
2 Pyotr Kochetkov Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 290:3171.4514995.300
3 Michael DiPietro Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 243:1651.2310395.151
4 Cayden Primeau Flag of the United States.svg  United States 298:5581.6112693.650
5 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 367:16111.8016293.210

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SA = Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF [6]

Final standings

PosGrpTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsFinal result
1 B Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 741022311+1214Champions
2 B Flag of the United States.svg  United States 750112514+1116Runners-up
3 A Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 760012913+1618Third place
4 A Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 72014162377Fourth place
5 B Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 531011610+611Eliminated in
Quarter-finals
6 A Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada (H)53011247+1710
7 A Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 5110391125
8 B Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia 51004182243
9 B Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 620041331186Avoided Relegation
10 A Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 60006334310 Relegated to 2020 Division I A
Updated to match(es) played on completed. Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

Awards

Source: IIHF

Source: IIHF

Division I

Group A

The Group A tournament was held in Füssen, Germany from 9 to 15 December 2018. [7]

PosTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (H)54100225+1714Promoted to Top Division
2Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus 530021813+59
3Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 521021513+28
4Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 52003111326
5Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 5102291785
6Flag of France.svg  France 51004822143Relegation to 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.
(H) Host.

Group B

The Group B tournament was held in Tychy, Poland from 8 to 14 December 2018. [7]

PosTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 532002111+1013Promoted to Division I A
2Flag of Poland.svg  Poland (H)530111915+410 [lower-alpha 1]
3Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 530112415+910 [lower-alpha 1]
4Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 51112101556
5Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 51103142065
6Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 500141325121Relegation to 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.
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. 1 2 Hungary 2–4 Poland

Division II

Group A

The Group A tournament was held in Tallinn, Estonia from 13 to 19 January 2019. [7]

PosTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia (H)54100257+1814 Promoted to Division I B 2020
2Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 530202212+1011
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 530023016+149
4Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 51202132077
5Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 51004818103
6Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 50014732251 Relegated to Division II B 2020
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

Group B

The Group B tournament was held in Zagreb, Croatia from 15 to 21 January 2019. [7]

PosTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification or relegation
1Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 55000265+2115 Promoted to 2020 Division II A
2Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia (H)54001189+912
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 530022522+39
4Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 52003222426
5Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 51004122193
6Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico 50005628220 Relegated to 2020 Division III
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.

Division III

The tournament was held in Reykjavík, Iceland from 14 to 20 January 2019. [7]

Group A
PosTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 320101210+27Advance to Semifinals
2Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 32001118+36
3Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland (H)31101118+35Advance to Placement Round
4Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 3000331180
Source: IIHF
(H) Host.
Group B
PosTeamPldWOTWOTLLGFGAGDPtsQualification
1Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 33000323+299Advance to Semifinals
2Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 32001207+136
3Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 31002324213Advance to Placement Round
4Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 30003122210
Source: IIHF
Bracket
 5–8th place semifinals  5th place game
         
 3AFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 11 
 4BFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 1  
   3AFlag of Iceland.svg  Iceland 5
   4AFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 3
 3BFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1  
 4AFlag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei 7 7th place game
 
4BFlag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3
 3BFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 5
 Semifinals          
 1AFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 7 
 2BFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 4 Gold medal game
   1AFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 1
 Semifinals 1BFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 5
 1BFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 12
 2AFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 1 Bronze medal game
  2BFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 0
  2AFlag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 6

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