1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1984 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1984 WJHC) was the eighth edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. It was held from December 25, 1983, to January 3, 1984, in Norrköping and Nyköping, Sweden. The Soviet Union won its second consecutive gold medal and sixth overall. Finland won silver and Czechoslovakia bronze.

1984 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
DatesDecember 25, 1983 –
January 3, 1984
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Soviet Union (6th title)
Runner-up  Finland
Third place  Czechoslovakia
Fourth place Canada
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored271 (9.68 per match)
Attendance32,384 (1,157 per match)
Scoring leader(s) Raimo Helminen
(24 points)
1983
1985

Pool A

The 1984 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 Union7601501713
 Finland7610442112
 Czechoslovakia7520512410
4 Canada742139179
5 Sweden734027286
6 United States725032384
7 West Germany716012542
8  Switzerland707016722

  Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for the 1985 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Results

December 25, 1983Canada 2 – 4
(1–3, 0–1, 1–0)
 FinlandNyköping
December 25, 1983Switzerland  2 – 14
(1–7, 0–6, 1–1)
 Soviet UnionNorrköping
December 25, 1983Czechoslovakia 6 – 1
(1–1, 2–0, 3–0)
 West GermanyNyköping
December 25, 1983Sweden 4 – 1
(0–0, 3–0, 1–1)
 United StatesNorrköping
December 26, 1983United States 2 – 5
(0–3, 2–2, 0–0)
 CanadaNyköping
December 26, 1983Sweden 5 – 2
(3–0, 0–0, 2–0)
  SwitzerlandNorrköping
December 26, 1983West Germany 1 – 9
(0–3, 0–3, 1–3)
 Soviet UnionNorrköping
December 26, 1983Finland 8 – 7
(3–3, 4–2, 2–1)
 CzechoslovakiaNorrköping
December 28, 1983Canada 12 – 0
(1–0, 7–0, 4–0)
  SwitzerlandNorrköping
December 28, 1983Soviet Union 3 – 1
(2–0, 0–0, 1–1)
 FinlandNyköping
December 28, 1983Sweden 11 – 2
(7–1, 3–1, 1–0)
 West GermanyNyköping
December 28, 1983Czechoslovakia 10 – 1
(4–0, 3–1, 3–0)
 United StatesNorrköping
December 29, 1983West Germany 0 – 7
(0–1, 0–5, 0–1)
 CanadaNyköping
December 28, 1983Czechoslovakia 13 – 2
(3–0, 2–1, 8–1)
  SwitzerlandNyköping
December 29, 1983Finland 4 – 1
(0–0, 1–1, 3–0)
 SwedenNorrköping
December 29, 1983United States 4 – 7
(3–3, 1–1, 0–3)
 Soviet UnionNorrköping
December 31, 1983Canada 6 – 2
(0–1, 3–1, 3–0)
 SwedenNorrköping
December 31, 1983Soviet Union 6 – 4
(5–0, 0–1, 1–3)
 CzechoslovakiaNyköping
December 31, 1983Switzerland  3 – 4
(1–1, 1–1, 1–2)
 West GermanyNorrköping
December 31, 1983United States 2 – 7
(0–0, 2–3, 0–4)
 FinlandNyköping
January 2, 1984Canada 3 – 3
(0–0, 3–1, 0–0)
 Soviet UnionNorrköping
January 2, 1984Switzerland  4 – 12
(3-4, 1–4, 0–4)
 FinlandNyköping
January 2, 1984Sweden 2 – 5
(1–2, 0–0, 1–3)
 CzechoslovakiaNyköping
January 2, 1984West Germany 2 – 10
(0–5, 2–5, 0–0)
 United StatesNorrköping
January 3, 1984Czechoslovakia 6 – 4
(1–2, 1–1, 4–1)
 CanadaNyköping
January 3, 1984Finland 8 – 2
(1–0, 5–0, 2–2)
 West GermanyNyköping
January 3, 1984Soviet Union 8 – 2
(1–1, 4–0, 3–1)
 SwedenNorrköping
January 3, 1984Switzerland  3 – 12
(1–2, 0–5, 2–5)
 United StatesNorrköping

Scoring leaders

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1Raimo Helminen Finland111324
2Petr Rosol Czechoslovakia10515
3Aleksandr Chernykh Soviet Union7714
4Vladimír Kameš Czechoslovakia8513
5Russ Courtnall Canada7613
6Nikolai Borschevsky Soviet Union6713
7Esa Tikkanen Finland8412
8Esa Keskinen Finland4812
9Libor Dolana Czechoslovakia7411
10Sergei Nemchinov Soviet Union5611

Tournament awards

IIHF Directorate AwardsMedia All-Star Team
Goaltender Allan Perry Evgeny Belosheikin
Defencemen Alexei Gusarov Alexei Gusarov
František Musil
Forwards Raimo Helminen Petr Rosol
Raimo Helminen
Nikolai Borschevsky

Pool B

The second tier was contested from March 19–25, in Caen, 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
 Austria330015106
 Norway321022114
 France312019172
 Romania30309270
Norway 11 – 2
(4–0, 3–0, 4–2)
 RomaniaCaen
France 4 – 5
(1–2, 3–2, 0–1)
 AustriaCaen
Romania 2 – 4
(1–1, 1–0, 0–3)
 AustriaCaen
France 3 – 7
(3–5, 0–2, 0–0)
 NorwayCaen
Norway 4 – 6
(1–1, 0–3, 3–2)
 AustriaCaen
France 12 – 5
(3–1, 5–2, 4–2)
 RomaniaCaen

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Poland320120125
 Japan310222134
 Netherlands311113153
 Denmark30304190
Poland 8 – 4
(4–0, 4–2, 0–2)
 NetherlandsCaen
Japan 10 – 1
(2–1, 6–0, 2–0)
 DenmarkCaen
Netherlands 6 - 6
(3–1, 1-4, 2–1)
 JapanCaen
Poland 6 – 2
(3-1, 1–1, 2–0)
 DenmarkCaen
Denmark 1 – 3 NetherlandsCaen
Japan 6 - 6
(1–1, 4–3, 1–2)
 PolandCaen

Final Round

Promotion Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Poland 3201151254 - 26 - 65 - 4
 Austria 3210131142 - 45 - 36 - 4
 Japan 3111141436 - 63 - 55 - 3
 Norway 3030111604 - 54 - 63 - 5

Poland was promoted to Pool A for 1985.

Relegation Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Netherlands 330012666 - 43 - 13 - 1
 France 3210211344 - 612 - 55 - 2
 Romania 3120111821 - 35 - 125 - 3
 Denmark 303061301 - 32 - 53 - 5

Denmark was Demoted to Pool C for 1985.

Pool C

This year, Pool C used the same format as Pool B. It was played in Varese Italy from March 25 to 31. Seven countries participated along with a second Italian team that received no official ranking. British and Spanish junior teams made their debut this year.

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Hungary 320119653 - 36 - 210 - 1
 Bulgaria 320113653 - 35 - 35 - 0
 Belgium 312091322 - 63 - 54 - 2
ItalyB 303031901 - 100 - 52 - 4
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Italy 320130852 - 212 - 416 - 2
 Spain 320114952 - 27 - 35 - 4
 Great Britain 3120142424 - 123 - 77 - 5
 Australia 3030112802 - 164 - 55 - 7

Final Round

Promotion Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Italy 320113853 - 18 - 52 - 2
 Bulgaria 311114931 - 33 - 310 - 3
 Hungary 3111181535 - 83 - 310 - 4
 Spain 3021111612 - 23 - 104 - 10

Italy was promoted to Pool B for 1985.

Consolation Group
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Belgium 330021769 - 28 - 34 - 2
 Great Britain 3210151742 - 97 - 56 - 3
 Australia 3120131623 - 85 - 75 - 1
ItalyB 303061502 - 43 - 61 - 5

References

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1984 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at passionhockey.com
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