The 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1980 WJHC) was the 4th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 27, 1979 until January 2, 1980. The tournament was held in Helsinki, Finland. The Soviet Union won its fourth consecutive gold medal, while Finland won the silver, and Sweden the bronze.

Tournament format[edit | edit source]

The 1980 tournament divided participants into two divisions of four teams, each playing three games. The top two teams in each division advanced to the A division in the medal round, while the bottom two were placed in a B division. Each division played another round robin. The top three teams in the A division won the gold, silver and bronze medals. Teams that faced each other in the first round had their results carried over to the medal rounds.

Overall standings[edit | edit source]

This is the aggregate standings, ordered according to final placing. The four teams in the A division in the medal round were ranked one through four, while the four teams in the B division were ranked five through eight regardless of overall record.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 5 5 0 0 24 9
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Finland.png Finland 5 4 1 0 29 8
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 5 2 2 1 23 15
4 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 5 2 3 0 28 27
5 Flag of Canada.png Canada 5 3 2 0 25 18
6 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany 5 2 3 0 15 28
7 Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5 1 3 1 21 26
8 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 5 0 5 0 13 47

Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for 1981.

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

Gold Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 16 6 6
Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 1 0 22 4 4
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 1 2 0 15 15 2
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 0 3 0 6 34 0
December 27, 1979
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3 – 1 Flag of Canada.png Canada Helsinki
December 27, 1979
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 6 – 0 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Higin Jaahalli
December 28, 1979
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 8 – 5 Flag of Canada.png Canada Vantaa
December 28, 1979
Finland Flag of Finland.png 19 – 1 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Helsinki
December 30, 1979
Canada Flag of Canada.png 9 – 5 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Vantaa
December 30, 1979
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 2 – 1 Flag of Finland.png Finland Helsinki
Blue Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 2 0 1 20 10 5
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 24 17 4
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany 3 1 2 0 10 20 2
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 0 2 1 10 17 1
December 27, 1979
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 7 – 3 Flag of the United States.png United States of America Vantaa
December 27, 1979
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 5 – 1 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany Vantaa
December 28, 1979
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 5 – 5 Flag of the United States.png United States of America Vantaa
December 28, 1979
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia.png 13 – 4 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany Vantaa
December 30, 1979
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 5 – 2 Flag of the United States.png United States of America Higin Jaahalli
December 30, 1979
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 10 – 4 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Helsinki

Medal round[edit | edit source]

Championship round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 10 4 6
Flag of Finland.png Finland 3 2 1 0 8 6 4
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3 1 2 0 13 9 2
Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia 3 0 3 0 8 20 0
January 1, 1980
Finland Flag of Finland.png 3 – 2 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Helsinki
January 1, 1980
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 6 – 2 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Helsinki
January 2, 1980
Finland Flag of Finland.png 4 – 2 Flag of Czechoslovakia.png Czechoslovakia Higin Jaahalli
January 2, 1980
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union.png 2 – 1 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Higin Jaahalli
Consolation round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 3 0 0 19 8 6
Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany 3 2 1 0 10 10 4
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3 1 2 0 13 14 2
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 0 3 0 12 22 0
January 1, 1980
Canada Flag of Canada.png 4 – 2 Flag of the United States.png United States of America Higin Jaahalli
January 1, 1980
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany.png 4 – 2 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Vantaa
January 2, 1980
Canada Flag of Canada.png 6 – 1 Flag of Germany.png Federal Republic of Germany Helsinki
January 2, 1980
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 9 – 5 Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Vantaa


Leading scorers[edit | edit source]

  GP G A Pts PIM
Flag of Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov 7 4 11
Flag of Finland Jari Kurri 4 7 11
Flag of Sweden Hakan Loob 7 2 9
Flag of Czechoslovakia Jan Vodila 6 2 8
Flag of Finland Kari Jalonen 3 5 8

Tournament all-stars[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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