Logo for the 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

The 2002 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2002 WJHC) were held in Pardubice and Hradec Králové, Czech Republic. The championships began on December 25, 2001, and finished on January 4, 2002. Russia was the winner, overcoming a 3-1 second period deficit to defeat Canada 5-4 in the gold medal game.

Teams[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 4 2 0 2 14 7 6
Flag of the United States United States 4 2 0 2 14 9 6
Flag of Sweden Sweden 4 2 0 2 11 5 6
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 4 1 3 0 11 7 2
Flag of Belarus Belarus 4 0 4 0 4 26 0

All games at Pardubice

December 25

December 26

December 27

December 28

December 29

December 30

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Finland Finland 4 3 1 0 14 5 6
Flag of Canada Canada 4 3 1 0 27 7 6
Flag of Russia Russia 4 2 2 0 12 8 4
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4 2 2 0 12 10 4
Flag of France France 4 0 4 0 1 36 0

All games at Hradec Králové

December 25

December 26

December 27

December 28

December 29

December 30

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Quarterfinals - January 1

Semifinals - January 2

Placement games - January 2

Placement games - January 4

Finals - January 4

Relegation[edit | edit source]

Best-of-two series
January 1

January 3

France is relegated to Division I for the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Nationality GP G A Pts PIM
Mike Cammalleri Flag of Canada Canada 7 7 4 11 10
Brad Boyes Flag of Canada Canada 7 5 4 9 16
Jared Aulin Flag of Canada Canada 7 4 5 9 4
Aleš Hemský Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 7 3 6 9 6
Marek Svatos Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 7 7 1 8 6
Alexander Frolov Flag of Russia Russia 7 6 2 8 4
Stanislav Chistov Flag of Russia Russia 7 4 4 8 0
Tomáš Kopecký Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 7 3 5 8 22
Jussi Jokinen Flag of Finland Finland 7 2 6 8 2
Jarkko Immonen Flag of Finland Finland 7 4 3 7 6
Tomáš Plekanec Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 7 3 4 7 0

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

(Minimum 90 minutes played)

Player Nationality Mins GA GAA SO Pct.
Kari Lehtonen Flag of Finland Finland 359 7 1.17 1 .943
Pascal Leclaire Flag of Canada Canada 299 9 1.80 2 .937
Lucas Hronek Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 355 12 2.03 0 .897
Henrik Lundqvist Flag of Sweden Sweden 419 15 2.15 1 .906
Peter Hamerlik Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 207 8 2.31 0 .921

Division I[edit | edit source]

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Held December 9-15, 2001 in Kapfenberg & Zeltweg, Austria

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Austria Austria 3 2 1 0 9 5 5
Flag of Norway Norway 3 2 0 1 12 10 4
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 3 1 0 2 13 13 2
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 3 0 1 2 6 12 1

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Germany Germany 3 3 0 0 16 4 6
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 3 1 1 1 7 7 3
Flag of Italy Italy 3 0 2 1 10 17 2
Flag of Poland Poland 3 0 1 2 10 15 1

Germany advances to the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. No other team is relegated due to a restructuring of the divisions in the 2003 tournament, where Division I will consist of 12 teams in 2 groups.

Division II[edit | edit source]

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Held December 30, 2001 - January 3, 2002 in Zagreb, Croatia

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Denmark Denmark 3 3 0 0 30 9 6
Flag of Latvia Latvia 3 2 0 1 22 6 4
Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain 3 1 0 2 7 19 2
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 3 0 0 3 3 28 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Japan Japan 3 3 0 0 25 6 6
Flag of Croatia Croatia 3 1 1 1 14 14 3
Flag of Hungary Hungary 3 1 1 1 7 10 3
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 3 0 0 3 7 23 0

Japan, Denmark, Latvia, and Croatia advance to Division I of the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Due to a restructuring of the tournament, the remaining four teams will remain in Division II, which will consist of 12 teams in two groups.

Division III[edit | edit source]

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Held in Belgrade, Yugoslavia January 5-9, 2002

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Estonia Estonia 3 3 0 0 30 9 6
Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia 3 2 0 1 22 6 4
Flag of Iceland Iceland 3 1 0 2 7 19 2
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 3 0 0 3 3 28 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Spain Spain 3 3 0 0 20 7 6
Flag of Romania Romania 3 2 0 1 21 10 4
Flag of South Africa South Africa 3 1 0 2 8 10 2
Flag of Mexico Mexico 3 0 0 3 8 30 0

Due to a restructuring of the 2003 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, all Division III teams will be moved to Division II, which will have 12 teams in 2 groups.

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
2001 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 2002 World Championships
Succeeded by
2003 World Juniors


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