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The 2004 World Junior (Under 20) Ice Hockey Championships (2004 WJHC) was held between December 26, 2003 and January 5, 2004 in Helsinki and Hämeenlinna, Finland. The United States won its first ever gold medal, defeating Canada 4-3 in the Final.

Final standings[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of the United States United States 4 4 0 0 21 4 8
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 4 2 1 1 9 7 5
Flag of Russia Russia 4 2 1 1 11 10 5
Flag of Sweden Sweden 4 1 3 0 13 10 2
Flag of Austria Austria 4 0 4 0 1 24 0

All games at Hämeenlinna unless otherwise stated

December 26[edit | edit source]

  • Slovakia 2-2 Russia
  • United States 8-0 Austria

December 27[edit | edit source]

  • Sweden 7-0 Austria

December 28[edit | edit source]

  • Russia 5-3 Sweden (at Helsinki)
  • United States 5-0 Slovakia

December 29[edit | edit source]

  • Russia 3-1 Austria

December 30[edit | edit source]

  • United States 4-3 Sweden
  • Slovakia 6-0 Austria

December 31[edit | edit source]

  • United States 4-1 Russia
  • Slovakia 1-0 Sweden

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Canada Canada 4 4 0 0 25 4 8
Flag of Finland Finland 4 3 1 0 19 6 6
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 4 2 2 0 14 9 4
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4 1 3 0 14 11 2
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 4 0 4 0 1 43 0

All games at Helsinki unless otherwise noted

December 26[edit | edit source]

  • Czech Republic 8-0 Ukraine (4-0, 4-0, 0-0)
  • Canada 3-0 Finland

December 27[edit | edit source]

  • Switzerland 11-0 Ukraine

December 28[edit | edit source]

  • Canada 7-2 Switzerland
  • Finland 3-2 Czech Republic (at Hämeenlinna)

December 29[edit | edit source]

  • Canada 10-0 Ukraine

December 30[edit | edit source]

  • Czech Republic 2-1 Switzerland
  • Finland 14-1 Ukraine

December 31[edit | edit source]

  • Canada 5-2 Czech Republic
  • Finland 2-0 Switzerland

Relegation Round[edit | edit source]

(all games at Hämeenlinna)

January 2[edit | edit source]

  • Sweden 4-0 Ukraine
  • Switzerland 6-2 Austria

January 3[edit | edit source]

  • Austria 2-2 Ukraine
  • Sweden 4-3 Switzerland

Austria and Ukraine are relegated to Division I for the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Playoff round[edit | edit source]

(all games at Helsinki)

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
        A1  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 2  
  B2  Flag of Finland.png Finland 4     B2  Flag of Finland.png Finland 1    
  A3  Flag of Russia.png Russia 3         A1  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4
      B1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 3
        B1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 7    
  A2  Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 2     B3  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 1   Third place
  B3  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 4   B2  Flag of Finland.png Finland 2
  B3  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 1

Quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

January 2

  • Czech Republic 4-2 Slovakia
  • Finland 4-3 Russia

Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

January 3

  • United States 2-1 Finland
  • Canada 7-1 Czech Republic

5th place game[edit | edit source]

January 4

  • Russia 3-2 Slovakia

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

January 5

  • Finland 2-1 Czech Republic

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

January 5

  • United States 4-3 Canada

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

  G A Pts
Flag of Canada Nigel Dawes 6 5 11
Flag of the United States Zach Parise 5 6 11
Flag of Canada Anthony Stewart 5 6 11
Flag of Finland Valtteri Filppula 4 5 9
Flag of Finland Sami Lepistö 4 4 8

Awards[edit | edit source]

All-Star Team[edit | edit source]

Goaltender: Flag of the United States Al Montoya

Defense: Flag of Canada Dion Phaneuf, Flag of Finland Sami Lepistö

Forwards: Flag of the United States Zach Parise, Flag of Finland Valtteri Filppula, Flag of Canada Jeff Carter

Most Valuable Player[edit | edit source]

Flag of the United States Zach Parise


The Division I Championships were played December 14-December 20, 2003 in Berlin, Germany (Group A) and December 13-December 19, 2003 in Briancon, France (Group B)

Division I Standings[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 5 3 0 2 29 10 8
Flag of Denmark Denmark 5 3 1 1 23 16 7
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia 5 3 2 0 18 19 6
Flag of Latvia Latvia 5 2 1 2 35 19 6
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 5 1 3 1 16 19 3
Flag of Hungary Hungary 5 0 5 0 8 46 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Belarus Belarus 5 5 0 0 34 11 10
Flag of Norway Norway 5 3 2 0 21 10 6
Flag of France France 5 3 2 0 22 16 6
Flag of Italy Italy 5 3 2 0 15 18 6
Flag of Estonia Estonia 5 1 4 0 9 33 2
Flag of Japan Japan 5 0 5 0 9 22 0

Germany and Belarus advance to the 2005 World Junior Championships, Hungary and Japan are relegated to Division II


The Division II Championships were played December 28, 2003-January 3, 2004 in Sosnowiec, Poland (Group A) and January 5-January 11, 2004 in Kaunas and Elektrenai, Lithuania (Group B)

Division II Standings[edit | edit source]

Group A[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Poland Poland 5 5 0 0 59 4 10
Flag of Romania Romania 5 3 1 1 44 16 7
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 5 3 2 0 32 19 6
Flag of Spain Spain 5 2 2 1 21 32 5
Flag of Belgium Belgium 5 1 4 0 16 31 2
Flag of Iceland Iceland 5 0 5 0 10 80 0

Group B[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 5 5 0 0 38 5 10
Flag of South Korea South Korea 5 4 1 0 45 7 8
Flag of Croatia Croatia 5 2 3 0 18 18 4
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.png Serbia and Montenegro 5 2 3 0 15 21 4
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 5 2 3 0 12 25 4
Flag of South Africa South Africa 5 0 5 0 4 56 0

Poland and the United Kingdom advance to the 2005 Division I Championships, Iceland and South Africa are relegated to the 2005 Division III Championships'


The Division III Championships were held January 5-January 11, 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria

Division III Standings[edit | edit source]

  GP W L T GF GA Pts
Flag of Australia Australia 5 5 0 0 42 13 10
Flag of China China 5 4 1 0 41 20 8
Flag of Mexico Mexico 5 3 2 0 25 16 6
Flag of Turkey Turkey 5 1 4 0 10 38 2
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 5 1 4 0 13 34 2
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 5 1 4 0 10 30 2

Australia and the People's Republic of China advance to 2005 Division II Championships

See also[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
2003 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 2004 World Championships
Succeeded by
2005 World Juniors


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