1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1982 WJHC) was the sixth edition World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 22, 1981, until January 2, 1982. The tournament was hosted by the United States in various cities across the state of Minnesota with some games also played in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario. Canada won their first gold medal at the World Juniors, while Czechoslovakia and Finland won silver and bronze, respectively.

1982 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host countries United States
 Canada
DatesDecember 22, 1981 –
January 2, 1982
Teams8
Venue(s)15 (in 15 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Canada (1st title)
Runner-up  Czechoslovakia
Third place  Finland
Fourth place Soviet Union
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored282 (10.07 per match)
Attendance86,941 (3,105 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Raimo Summanen
(16 points)
1981
1983

Pool A

The 1982 tournament was a round-robin format, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

Final standings

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada7601451413
 Czechoslovakia7511441711
 Finland7520472910
4 Soviet Union743042258
5 Sweden743042268
6 United States725028344
7 West Germany716019562
8  Switzerland707015810

  Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Results

December 22, 1981Finland 1 – 5
(0–3, 1–1, 0–1)
 CanadaWinnipeg, Manitoba
December 22, 1981Sweden 17 – 0
(5–0, 4–0, 8–0)
  SwitzerlandKenora, Ontario
December 22, 1981Soviet Union 12 – 3 West GermanyDuluth
December 22, 1981United States 4 – 6
(1–4, 2–0, 1–2)
 CzechoslovakiaDuluth
December 23, 1981Canada 3 – 2
(0–1, 1–0, 2–1)
 SwedenWinnipeg, Manitoba
December 23, 1981Finland 14 – 2  SwitzerlandBrandon, Manitoba
December 23, 1981United States 8 – 1 West GermanyDuluth
December 23, 1981Soviet Union 2 – 3
(2-2, 0–0, 0–1)
 CzechoslovakiaDuluth
December 26, 1981Soviet Union 0 – 7
(0–2, 0–1, 0–4)
 CanadaWinnipeg, Manitoba
December 26, 1981United States 6 – 3
(3–0, 2–2, 1–1)
  SwitzerlandGrand Rapids
December 26, 1981Sweden 5 – 1
(1–1, 3–0, 1–0)
 West GermanyBrainerd
December 26, 1981Czechoslovakia 5 – 1
(2–0, 2–0, 1–1)
 FinlandVirginia
December 27, 1981United States 4 – 5
(2–0, 1–4, 1–1)
 CanadaBloomington
December 27, 1981Sweden 6 – 4
(1–2, 5–0, 0–2)
 CzechoslovakiaBloomington
December 27, 1981Soviet Union 11 – 4  SwitzerlandInternational Falls
December 27, 1981West Germany 4 – 8 FinlandSt. Cloud
December 29, 1981Canada 11 – 3
(4–0, 4–2, 3–1)
 West GermanyBloomington
December 29, 1981Czechoslovakia 16 – 0
(7–0, 5–0, 4–0)
  SwitzerlandBloomington
December 29, 1981United States 0 – 7
(0–5, 0–1, 0–1)
 Soviet UnionBloomington
December 30, 1981Sweden 6 – 9
(1–3, 2–2, 3–4)
 FinlandBurnsville
December 31, 1981West Germany 1 – 7
(0–3, 1–1, 0–3)
 CzechoslovakiaNew Ulm
December 31, 1981Finland 6 – 3
(0–1, 4–1, 2–1)
 Soviet UnionBloomington
December 31, 1981United States 2 – 4
(0–3, 1–1, 1–0)
 SwedenBloomington
January 1, 1982Canada 11 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 4–0)
  SwitzerlandMinneapolis
January 2, 1982West Germany 6 – 5
(3–2, 0–2, 3–1)
  SwitzerlandMankato
January 2, 1982Sweden 2 – 7
(0–0, 0–4, 2–3)
 Soviet UnionBloomington
January 2, 1982United States 4 – 8 FinlandBloomington
January 2, 1982Canada 3 – 3
(1–1, 0–1, 2–1)
 CzechoslovakiaRochester

Scoring leaders

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1Raimo Summanen Finland7916
2Petri Skriko Finland8715
3Risto Jalo Finland7815
4Mike Moller Canada5914
5Anatoli Semenov Soviet Union5813
6Marc Habscheid Canada6612
7Scott Arniel Canada5611
8Bruce Eakin Canada4711
9Oleg Starkov Soviet Union3811
10Magnus Roupé Sweden7310

Tournament awards

IIHF Directorate AwardsMedia All-Star Team
Goaltender Mike Moffat Mike Moffat
Defencemen Gord Kluzak Gord Kluzak
Ilya Byakin
Forwards Petri Skriko Petri Skriko
Vladimír Růžička
Mike Moller

Pool B

Pool B was played on March 16–20, in Heerenveen in the Netherlands. Two groups of four played round robins, with placement games pitting the respective finishers against each other. Japan made their debut, replacing absent Poland.

Preliminary round

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Austria330019106
 Denmark321018124
 France312012142
 Yugoslavia30309220
Denmark 7 – 3 YugoslaviaHeerenveen
Austria 4 – 3 FranceHeerenveen
Austria 9 – 5 YugoslaviaHeerenveen
Denmark 9 – 3 FranceHeerenveen
Austria 6 – 2 DenmarkHeerenveen
France 6 – 1 YugoslaviaHeerenveen

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Norway33001566
 Japan32101684
 Italy30216131
 Netherlands30216161
Norway 4 – 2 JapanHeerenveen
Netherlands 2 – 2 ItalyHeerenveen
Norway 6 – 2 ItalyHeerenveen
Japan 9 – 2 NetherlandsHeerenveen
Japan 5 – 2 ItalyHeerenveen
Norway 5 – 2 NetherlandsHeerenveen

Final round

7th place game

Netherlands 6 – 3
(2–2, 2–0, 3–1)
 YugoslaviaHeerenveen

5th place game

France 6 – 2
(3–0, 1–1, 2–1)
 ItalyHeerenveen

3rd place game

Japan 6 – 4
(2–2, 2–2, 2–0)
 DenmarkHeerenveen

1st place game

Norway 3 – 2
(2–1, 1–1, 0–0)
 AustriaHeerenveen

 Norway was promoted to Pool A for the 1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Scoring leaders

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1Wolfgang Kocher Austria729
2Erik Lodberg Denmark606
3Jean-Francois Beaudoing France426
Motoki Ebina Japan426
Finn Juhl Denmark426
6Franck Ganis France336
Toshiyuki Sakai Japan336
Herbert Keckeis Austria336
9Milos Piperski Yugoslavia505

References

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1982 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at passionhockey.com
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