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The 2003 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships (2003 WHJC) were held between December 26, 2002 and January 5, 2003 in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. The Russian team won gold, Canada silver, and Finland bronze.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Russia Russia 4 4 0 0 21 7 8
Flag of the United States United States 4 3 1 0 15 9 6
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 4 2 2 0 15 8 4
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4 1 3 0 10 15 2
Flag of Belarus Belarus 4 0 4 0 6 28 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Canada Canada 4 4 0 0 21 6 8
Flag of Finland Finland 4 2 1 1 12 9 5
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 4 2 1 1 8 7 5
Flag of Sweden Sweden 4 1 3 0 12 16 2
Flag of Germany Germany 4 0 4 0 3 18 0

Relegation Round[edit | edit source]

January 2[edit | edit source]

January 3[edit | edit source]

January 4[edit | edit source]

Germany and Belarus are relegated to Division I for the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Playoff round[edit | edit source]

Quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

January 2

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

January 3

5th place game[edit | edit source]

January 4

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

January 5

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

January 5

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Player Nationality GP G A Pts PIM
Patrik Bartschi Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 6 6 4 10 0
Igor Grigorenko Flag of Russia Russia 6 6 4 10 4
Yuri Trubachev Flag of Russia Russia 6 3 7 10 2
Tuomo Ruutu Flag of Finland Finland 7 2 8 10 6
Carlo Colaiacovo Flag of Canada Canada 6 1 9 10 2
Alexander Perezhogin Flag of Russia Russia 6 3 6 9 4
Jussi Jokinen Flag of Finland Finland 7 6 2 8 2
Zach Parise Flag of the United States United States 7 4 4 8 4
Alexander Polushin Flag of Russia Russia 6 2 6 8 4

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

(Minimum 90 minutes played)

Player Nationality Mins GA GAA SO Pct.
Marc-André Fleury Flag of Canada Canada 267 7 1.57 1 .928
Robert Goepfert Flag of the United States United States 338 7 1.77 0 .937
Andrei Medvedev Flag of Russia Russia 300 9 1.80 1 .917
Peter Sevela Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 218 7 1.92 2 .933
Kari Lehtonen Flag of Finland Finland 356 7 2.19 2 .923

Team Photos[edit | edit source]

Division I[edit | edit source]

The Division I Championships were played December 27, 2002 - January 2, 2003 in Almaty, Kazakhstan (Group A) and December 16 - December 22, 2002 in Bled, Slovenia (Group B)

Standings[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 5 4 0 1 18 8 9
Flag of Japan Japan 5 4 1 0 24 10 8
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 3 1 1 25 12 7
Flag of France France 5 2 3 0 17 13 4
Flag of Italy Italy 5 1 4 0 11 16 2
Flag of Croatia Croatia 5 0 5 0 6 42 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Austria Austria 5 5 0 0 35 9 10
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 5 3 1 1 15 14 7
Flag of Norway Norway 5 2 2 1 17 16 5
Flag of Latvia Latvia 5 1 3 1 13 21 3
Flag of Denmark Denmark 5 1 3 1 18 19 3
Flag of Poland Poland 5 1 4 0 12 31 2


Austria and Ukraine advance to the 2004 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, Croatia and Poland are relegated to Division II

Division II[edit | edit source]

The Division II Championships were played January 6, 2003-January 12, 2003 in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania (Group A) and December 28, 2002-January 3, 2003 in Novi Sad Yugoslavia (Group B)

Standings[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Estonia Estonia 5 5 0 0 62 8 10
Flag of the United Kingdom Great Britain 5 4 1 0 64 7 8
Flag of Romania Romania 5 3 2 0 34 26 6
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 5 2 3 0 21 31 4
Flag of South Africa South Africa 5 1 4 0 12 58 2
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 5 0 5 0 5 68 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Hungary Hungary 5 5 0 0 47 14 10
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 5 4 1 0 34 13 8
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Yugoslavia 5 3 2 0 27 22 6
Flag of Spain Spain 5 1 3 1 12 26 3
Flag of Iceland Iceland 5 1 3 1 19 43 3
Flag of Mexico Mexico 5 0 5 0 4 25 0


Hungary and Estonia advance to the 2004 Division I Championships, Bulgaria and Mexico are relegated to the 2004 Division III Championships'

Division III[edit | edit source]

The Division III Championships were held January 21-January 26, 2003 in Izmit, Turkey

Standings[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of South Korea South Korea 4 4 0 0 37 5 8
Flag of Belgium Belgium 4 3 1 0 32 10 6
Flag of Turkey Turkey 4 2 2 0 26 16 4
Flag of Australia Australia 4 1 3 0 8 25 2
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg 4 0 4 0 1 48 2


Korea and Belgium advance to 2004 Division II Championships

External links[edit | edit source]


Preceded by
2002 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 2003 World Championships
Succeeded by
2004 World Juniors


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