1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1983 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1983 WJHC) was the seventh edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Leningrad, Soviet Union between December 26, 1982, and January 4, 1983. The host Soviet team won the tournament with a perfect 7–0 record.

1983 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Soviet Union
DatesDecember 26, 1982 –
January 4, 1983
Teams8
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (5th title)
Runner-up  Czechoslovakia
Third place  Canada
Fourth place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored257 (9.18 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Vladimír Růžička
(20 points)
1982
1984

Pool A

The 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
 Soviet Union7700501514
 Czechoslovakia7511432211
 Canada742139249
4 Sweden743035238
5 United States734028296
6 Finland734035296
7 West Germany716014462
8 Norway707013690

 Norway was relegated to Pool B for the 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Results

December 26, 1982Canada 4 – 0
(0–0, 3–0, 1–0)
 West GermanyLeningrad
December 26, 1982Soviet Union 10 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 3–0)
 NorwayLeningrad
December 26, 1982Sweden 4 – 6
(0–0, 2–2, 2-4)
 FinlandLeningrad
December 26, 1982Czechoslovakia 6 – 4
(3–0, 3–1, 0–3)
 United StatesLeningrad
December 27, 1982Canada 4 – 2
(2–2, 1–0, 1–0)
 United StatesLeningrad
December 27, 1982Soviet Union 4 – 3
(1–0, 2–2, 1–1)
 CzechoslovakiaLeningrad
December 27, 1982Sweden 4 – 3 West GermanyLeningrad
December 27, 1982Finland 10 – 2
(3–0, 3–0, 4–2)
 NorwayLeningrad
December 29, 1982Canada 6 – 3
(3–1, 1–1, 2–1)
 FinlandLeningrad
December 29, 1982Soviet Union 12 – 2 West GermanyLeningrad
December 29, 1982Czechoslovakia 9 – 2
(3–2, 2–0, 4–0)
 NorwayLeningrad
December 29, 1982United States 1 – 4
(0–0, 0–1, 1–3)
 SwedenLeningrad
December 30, 1982Soviet Union 7 – 3
(3–0, 3–1, 1–2
 CanadaLeningrad
December 30, 1982Czechoslovakia 4 – 2
(1–0, 2–1, 1–1)
 SwedenLeningrad
December 30, 1982West Germany 4 - 2
(1-0, 1–0, 2–2)
 NorwayLeningrad
December 30, 1982Finland 2 – 4
(0–2, 0–1, 1–2)
 United StatesLeningrad
January 1, 1983Czechoslovakia 7 – 7
(1–1, 6–5, 0–1)
 CanadaLeningrad
January 1, 1983Finland 9 – 1
(1–0, 5–1, 3–0)
 West GermanyLeningrad
January 1, 1983Sweden 15 – 3
(1–1, 6–2, 8–0)
 NorwayLeningrad
January 1, 1983Soviet Union 5 – 3
(1–0, 2–1, 2–2)
 United StatesLeningrad
January 2, 1983Sweden 5 – 2
(3–0, 1–1, 1–1)
 CanadaLeningrad
January 2, 1983Soviet Union 7 – 2
(0–1, 3–1, 4–0)
 FinlandLeningrad
January 2, 1983Czechoslovakia 9 – 0
(2–0, 6–0, 1–0)
 West GermanyLeningrad
January 2, 1983United States 8 – 3
(3–2, 3–0, 2–1)
 NorwayLeningrad
January 4, 1983Canada 13 – 0
(5–0, 6–0, 2–0)
 NorwayLeningrad
January 4, 1983Soviet Union 5 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 2–0)
 SwedenLeningrad
January 4, 1983Czechoslovakia 5 – 3
(2–1, 2–0, 1–2)
 FinlandLeningrad
January 4, 1983United States 6 – 5
(1–3, 1–2, 4–0)
 West GermanyLeningrad

Scoring leaders

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1Vladimír Růžička Czechoslovakia12820
2Herman Volgin Soviet Union11314
3Tomas Sandström Sweden9312
4Oleg Starkov Soviet Union6612
5Dave Andreychuk Canada6511
6Sergei Kharin Soviet Union8210
7Jali Wahlsten Finland7310
8Mario Lemieux Canada5510
9Leonid Trukhno Soviet Union4610
10Petr Klima Czechoslovakia448

Tournament awards

IIHF Directorate AwardsMedia All-Star Team
Goaltender Dominik Hašek Matti Rautianen
Defencemen Ilya Byakin Ilya Byakin
Simo Saarinen
Forwards Tomas Sandström Vladimír Růžička
Tomas Sandström
Herman Volgin

Pool B

The second tier was contested from March 14 to 20, in Anglet, France. Eight teams were divided into two round robin groups where the top two, and bottom two, graduated to meet there respective opponents in a final round robin. Results between competitors who migrated together were carried forward.

Preliminary round

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Japan321022104
 Austria321018134
 Netherlands321020184
 Italy303011300
Austria 8 – 4
(3–1, 4–0, 1–3)
 NetherlandsAnglet
Japan 12 – 2
(2–0, 6–1, 4–1)
 ItalyAnglet
Japan 4 – 5
(2–4, 0–1, 2–0)
 NetherlandsAnglet
Italy 3 – 7
(2–3, 1–2, 0–2)
 AustriaAnglet
Austria 3 – 6
(2–3, 0–1, 1–2)
 JapanAnglet
Netherlands 11 – 6
(5–1, 6–3, 0–2)
 ItalyAnglet

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Switzerland33002286
 Poland321018114
 France312019152
 Denmark30306310
Switzerland  6 – 2
(3–1, 0–1, 3–0)
 PolandAnglet
France 11 – 3
(4–2, 3–1, 4–0)
 DenmarkAnglet
Denmark 2 – 10
(1–2, 0–2, 1-6)
 PolandAnglet
France 5 – 6
(1–2, 3–1, 1–3)
  SwitzerlandAnglet
Switzerland  10 – 1
(1–0, 4–0, 5–1)
 DenmarkAnglet
France 3 – 6
(0–1, 0–4, 3–1)
 PolandAnglet

Relegation round

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the relegation round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 France32012495
 Netherlands311120223
 Denmark311114213
 Italy302113191

 Italy was relegated to Pool C for the 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Netherlands 6 – 6 DenmarkAnglet
France 3 – 3 ItalyAnglet
Denmark 5 – 4
(2–0, 1–1, 2–3)
 ItalyAnglet
France 10 – 3
(2–2, 8–1, 0–0)
 NetherlandsAnglet

Promotion round

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the promotion round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Switzerland32101384
 Japan32101394
 Poland321013124
 Austria30308180

  Switzerland was promoted to Pool A for the 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Japan 3 – 5
(0–2, 1–1, 2–2)
 PolandAnglet
Switzerland  6 – 2
(1–2, 3–0, 2–0)
 AustriaAnglet
Poland 6 – 3 AustriaAnglet
Switzerland  1 – 4
(1–2, 0–1, 0–1)
 JapanAnglet

Scoring leaders

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1Christophe Ville France7411
2Franck Ganis France5510
3Marian Guzy Poland819

Pool C

A double round robin (each team played each other twice) was played in Bucharest, Romania from March 3 to 9. This was the first year of a 'C' pool, and it marked the debut of junior teams from Romania, Bulgaria, and Australia.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Romania660049912
 Bulgaria633016196
 Hungary633021306
 Australia606012400

 Romania was promoted to Pool B for the 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Hungary 3 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 0–0)
 BulgariaBucarest
Romania 10 – 2
(3–0, 4–1, 3–1)
 AustraliaBucarest
Australia 1 – 3 BulgariaBucarest
Romania 9 – 3
(3–0, 3–0, 3–3)
 HungaryBucarest
Hungary 7 – 5
(1–2, 1–1, 5–2)
 AustraliaBucarest
Romania 4 – 1
(0–0, 1–0, 3–1)
 BulgariaBucarest
Bulgaria 4 – 2
(3-1, 1–1, 0–0)
 HungaryBucarest
Romania 10 – 1 AustraliaBucarest
Bulgaria 4 – 0
(1–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 AustraliaBucarest
Romania 8 – 0
(4–0, 1–0, 3–0)
 HungaryBucarest
Australia 3 – 6
(1–3, 1–0, 1–3)
 HungaryBucarest
Romania 8 – 2
(5–0, 2–2, 1–0)
 BulgariaBucarest

References

  • "1983 IIHF World Junior Championship". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  • "IIHF World Junior Championship All-Star Teams". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  • "WJHC History - 1983". TSN.ca. CTVglobemedia. Retrieved 2008-05-21.
  • Results at passionhockey.com
  • Full player statistics at eliteprospects.com
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