The 1977 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1977 WJHC) were held between December 22, 1976 and January 2, 1977 in Banská Bystrica and Zvolen, Czechoslovakia.

The Soviet team won the tournament with a perfect 7–0 record.

This was the fourth edition of the IIHF World U20 Championship, but the first to be included in official IIHF records.

Canada was represented by a club team, the St. Catherines Fincups (as the 1976 Memorial Cup champions), but the other seven nations were represented by teams of their top under-20 players.

The tournament was expanded to eight teams, with West Germany and Poland making their debut appearance.

Tournament results[edit | edit source]

The tournament was a round-robin format, with each team playing each of the other seven teams once each.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts Flag of Soviet Union Flag of Canada Flag of Czechoslovakia Flag of Finland Flag of Sweden Flag of West Germany Flag of the United States Flag of Poland
1 Flag of Soviet Union Soviet Union 7 7 0 0 51 19 14 6–4 4–0 10–6 4–2 2–1 15–5 10–1
2 Flag of Canada Canada 7 5 1 1 50 20 11 4–6 4–4 6–4 5–3 9–1 8–2 14–0
3 Flag of CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia 7 4 2 1 32 17 9 0–4 4–4 2–3 4–2 8–2 5–2 9–0
4 Flag of Finland Finland 7 4 3 0 35 29 8 6–10 4–6 3–2 4–5 4–1 6–3 8–2
5 Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 3 4 0 28 30 6 2–4 3–5 2–4 5–4 5–0 5–8 6–5
6 Flag of Federal Republic of Germany West Germany 7 2 5 0 18 33 4 1–2 1–9 2–8 1–4 0–5 4–3 9–2
7 Flag of the United States United States 7 1 5 1 25 45 3 5–15 2–8 2–5 3–6 8–5 3–4 2–2
8 Flag of Poland Poland 7 0 6 1 12 58 1 1–10 0–14 0–9 2–8 5–6 2–9 2–2

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Team G A Pts
Dale McCourt Flag of Canada Canada 10 8 18
John Anderson Flag of Canada Canada 11 5 16
Igor Romashin Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 6 6 12
Juha Jurkkio Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 4 11
Alexei Frolikov Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 6 5 11
Sergei Makarov Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 4 7 11

All-star team[edit | edit source]

Goaltender
Flag of Soviet Union Alexander Tyzhunyk
Defencemen
Flag of Soviet Union Viacheslav Fetisov
Flag of Finland Risto Siltanen
Forwards
Flag of Canada Dale McCourt
Flag of Soviet Union Igor Romashin
Flag of Sweden Bengt-Åke Gustafsson

References[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
1976 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 1977 World Championships
Succeeded by
1978 World Juniors
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