IIHF World U20 Championship
1996 WJHC logo.png
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of the United States United States
Dates December 26, 1995 - January 4, 1996
Teams 10
Champions Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada (9 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 51
Goals scored 266  (5.22 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Canada Jarome Iginla (12 points)

The 1996 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1996 WJHC) was the 20th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championship, hosted in Boston, MA. The tournament was won by Canada – defeating Sweden 4-1 in the gold-medal game – earning Canada their fourth straight gold medal and ninth overall.

Attendance was less than spectacular for the championships in the United States. It would be the last time the US would host the tournament until 2005 in Grand Forks

Among this edition of the tournament's future NHL stars were Milan Hejduk, Miikka Kiprusoff, Chris Drury, and tournament scoring leader Jarome Iginla.

Round robin[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Canada Canada 4 4 0 0 19 4 8
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4 2 2 0 13 17 4
Flag of Finland.png Finland 4 2 2 0 14 10 4
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4 1 3 0 10 14 2
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 4 1 3 0 9 20 2

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 4 2 0 2 15 10 6
Flag of Russia.png Russia 4 2 1 1 19 12 5
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4 2 1 1 14 7 5
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4 0 1 3 11 17 3
Flag of Germany.png Germany 4 0 3 1 11 24 1

Relegation round[edit | edit source]

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 2 0 1 17 10 5
Flag of Germany.png Germany 3 1 0 2 12 7 4
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3 1 1 1 11 13 3
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 3 0 3 0 6 16 0

Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland and Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine were relegated for the 1997 World Junior Championships.

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

  Quarter finals     Semi finals     Final
                           
      QF1  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 8  
  A2  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 0     B1  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 2    
  B3  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 3         SF1  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1
      SF2  Flag of Canada Canada 4
      QF2  Flag of Russia.png Russia 3    
  B2  Flag of Russia.png Russia 6     A1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 4   Third place
  A3  Flag of Finland.png Finland 2   QF1  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 1
  QF2  Flag of Russia.png Russia 4

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Country GP G A Pts
Jarome Iginla Flag of Canada Canada 6 5 7 12
Florian Keller Flag of Germany Germany 6 4 8 12
Marco Sturm Flag of Germany Germany 6 4 6 10
Miika Elomo Flag of Finland Finland 6 4 5 9
Johan Davidsson Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 3 6 9
Ruslan Shafikov Flag of Russia Russia 7 5 3 8
Dmitri Nabokov Flag of Russia Russia 7 3 5 8
Markus Nilsson Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 3 5 8

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Player Country MINS GA GAA SO W L T
José Théodore Flag of Canada Canada 240 6 1.50 0 4 0 0
Perragnar Bergkvist Flag of Sweden Sweden 240 6 1.50 1 2 1 1
Magnust Nilsson Flag of Sweden Sweden 180 7 2.33 0 2 1 1
Alexei Egorov Flag of Russia Russia 358.9 17 2.84 0 3 2 1
Miikka Kiprusoff Flag of Finland Finland 159.3 9 3.39 0 1 2 0

Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

All-star team
IIHF best player awards

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Team
Gold medal icon.svg Flag of Canada Canada
Silver medal icon.svg Flag of Sweden.png Sweden
Bronze medal icon.svg Flag of Russia.png Russia
4th Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic
5th Flag of the United States.png United States of America
6th Flag of Finland.png Finland
7th Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia
8th Flag of Germany.png Germany
9th Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland
10th Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine



Preceded by
1995 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 1996 World Championships
Succeeded by
1997 World Juniors
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