2010 IIHF World U20 Championship
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Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Canada Canada
Dates December 26 - January 5
Teams 10
Venue(s) Credit Union Centre and
Brandt Centre (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of the United States.png United States of America (2 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 31
Goals scored 266  (8.58 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of the United States Derek Stepan (14 points)
MVP Flag of Canada Jordan Eberle

The 2010 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred to as the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championships (2010 WJHC), was the 34th edition of World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was hosted in Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, from December 26, 2009 to January 5, 2010. This was the second time Saskatoon has hosted the tournament, after hosting it in 1991. The medal round, as well as all Canada's preliminary round games, took place in Saskatoon at the Credit Union Centre. The arena underwent renovations and upgrades before the 2010 tournament, including an increase in capacity.[1] Other games were played at the Brandt Centre in Regina, which also received upgrades.[2] In addition, pre-tournament exhibition games were held in other towns and cities throughout the province as well as Calgary, Alberta.[3][4] In the gold-medal match, the United States defeated the pre-tournament favorites and host country Canada 6-5 in overtime to win their second gold medal.[5]

Other host candidates[edit | edit source]

Initially, Switzerland was chosen to host the tournament, but later withdrew.[6]

Three bid groups submitted letters of intent to host the 2010 tournament prior to the February 1, 2008 deadline:[7]

All three bid groups formally placed their bids before the April 1, 2008 deadline and made their final presentations to the selection committee in Toronto on June 9-June 10, 2008.[7]

On July 7, 2008, Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced Saskatoon and Regina have been chosen to host the tournament. This was Saskatchewan's first successful bid in five recent attempts, after failing to land the 1999, 2003, 2006, and 2009 tournaments.[1]

Top division[edit | edit source]

Only teams playing in the top division are eligible to win a medal in any given year. The lowest-ranked teams in the top division are relegated to Division I for the following year's tournament.

Rosters[edit | edit source]

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

Ten teams were divided into two groups of five, each of which play in a single round-robin format. The winner of each group proceeded directly to the tournament semifinals, with the second- and third-place finishers advancing to the quarterfinals. The remaining four teams participated in the relegation round to determine which teams will be relegated to Division I the following year.

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advance to...
Flag of Canada.png Canada 4 3 1 0 0 35 6 11 Semifinals
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4 3 0 1 0 26 9 10 Quarterfinals
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4 2 0 0 2 11 15 6 Quarterfinals
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 14 22 3 Relegation round
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 4 0 0 0 4 9 43 0 Relegation round


All times local (Central Time Zone/UTC-6)

December 26, 2009
15:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 0 – 16
Flag of Canada.png Canada Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,469 (84.8%)
December 26, 2009
19:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 3 – 7
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 11,318 (77.0%)
December 27, 2009
15:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3 – 0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,853 (87.4%)
December 27, 2009
19:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 8 – 3
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,628 (85.9%)
December 28, 2009
15:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 6 – 0
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,301 (90.5%)
December 29, 2009
15:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 1 – 12
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 11,494 (78.2%)
December 29, 2009
19:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 8 – 2
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,232 (90.0%)
December 30, 2009
15:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 7 – 5
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,193 (89.7%)
December 31, 2009
15:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4 – 1
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,177 (89.6%)
December 31, 2009
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4 – 5 GWS
Flag of Canada.png Canada Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 15,171 (103.2%)

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Advance to...
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4 4 0 0 0 28 6 12 Semifinals
Flag of Russia.png Russia 4 3 0 0 1 14 8 9 Quarterfinals
Flag of Finland.png Finland 4 2 0 0 2 15 13 6 Quarterfinals
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 4 1 0 0 3 13 20 3 Relegation round
Flag of Austria.png Austria 4 0 0 0 4 7 30 0 Relegation round

All times local (Central Time Zone/UTC-6)

December 26, 2009
13:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 1 – 10
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,191 (74.2%)
December 26, 2009
17:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 6 – 2
Flag of Austria.png Austria Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 4,990 (71.3%)
December 27, 2009
13:00
Austria Flag of Austria.png 3 – 7
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,025 (71.8%)
December 27, 2009
17:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 3 – 4
Flag of Finland.png Finland Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,572 (79.6%)
December 28, 2009
17:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 0 – 2
Flag of Russia.png Russia Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,675 (81.1%)
December 29, 2009
13:00
Austria Flag of Austria.png 1 – 7
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,334 (76.2%)
December 29, 2009
17:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4 – 1
Flag of Russia.png Russia Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 6,234 (89.1%)
December 30, 2009
13:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 10 – 1
Flag of Austria.png Austria Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,193 (74.2%)
December 31, 2009
13:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 7 – 1
Flag of Finland.png Finland Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,145 (73.5%)
December 31, 2009
17:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 5 – 2
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Brandt Centre (capacity: 7,000)
Attendance: 5,293 (75.6%)

Relegation round[edit | edit source]

Results from any games that were played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the relegation round.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 3 3 0 0 0 22 5 9
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3 2 0 0 1 13 10 6
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia 3 1 0 0 2 11 22 3
Flag of Austria.png Austria 3 0 0 0 3 7 16 0

All times local (Central Time Zone/UTC-6)

January 2, 2010
12:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 3 – 2
Flag of Austria.png Austria Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 8,634 (58.7%)
January 3, 2010
12:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 10 – 2
Flag of Latvia.png Latvia Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 8,294 (56.4%)
January 4, 2010
12:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2 – 5
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 6,221 (42.3%)
January 4, 2010
16:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia.png 6 – 4
Flag of Austria.png Austria Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 7,238 (49.2%)

Flag of Latvia.png Latvia and Flag of Austria.png Austria were relegated to Division I for the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals     Semifinals     Final
                           
      A2  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 5  
  A2  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 6     B1  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 2    
  B3  Flag of Finland.png Finland 2         A2  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 6*
      A1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 5
      A3  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 1    
  B2  Flag of Russia.png Russia 2     A1  Flag of Canada.png Canada 6   Third place
  A3  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 3*   B1  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 11
  A3  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4

* Decided in overtime.

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

January 2, 2010
16:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 2 – 3 OT
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,278 (83.5%)
January 2, 2010
20:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 6 – 2
Flag of Finland.png Finland Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,701 (86.4%)

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

January 3, 2010
16:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 6 – 1
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 13,427 (91.3%)
January 3, 2010
20:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 2 – 5
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,137 (82.5%)

5th place playoff[edit | edit source]

January 4, 2010
20:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 3 – 4
Flag of Finland.png Finland Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 11,214 (76.3%)

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

January 5, 2010
15:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4 – 11
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 12,121 (82.4%)

Gold medal game[edit | edit source]

January 5, 2010
19:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5 – 6 OT
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Credit Union Centre (capacity: 14,705)
Attendance: 15,171 (103.2%)

Top 10 scorers[edit | edit source]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/- PIM
1 Derek Stepan Flag of the United States United States 7 4 10 14 +9 4
2 Jordan Eberle Flag of Canada Canada 6 8 5 13 +3 4
3 Taylor Hall Flag of Canada Canada 6 6 6 12 +3 0
4 Jerry D'Amigo Flag of the United States United States 7 6 6 12 +7 0
5 Alex Pietrangelo Flag of Canada Canada 6 3 9 12 +9 14
6 André Petersson Flag of Sweden Sweden 6 8 3 11 +8 4
7 Nino Niederreiter Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 7 6 4 10 -2 10
8 Kirill Petrov Flag of Russia Russia 6 4 6 10 +7 6
9 Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson Flag of Sweden Sweden 6 3 7 10 +6 2
9 Anton Rödin Flag of Sweden Sweden 6 3 7 10 +4 2

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country MINS GA Sv% GAA SO
1 Igor Bobkov Flag of Russia Russia 343:05 14 93.00 2.45 1
2 Jacob Markström Flag of Sweden Sweden 298:50 11 92.72 2.21 0
3 Mike Lee Flag of the United States United States 263:56 11 90.76 2.50 0
4 Jake Allen Flag of Canada Canada 291:23 10 90.20 2.06 2
5 Benjamin Conz Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 428:10 34 89.31 4.76 0

Tournament awards[edit | edit source]

Most Valuable Player
All-star team
IIHF best player awards

Final standings[edit | edit source]

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

Division I[edit | edit source]

For more detailed information see 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships - Division I The following teams took part in the Division I tournament. Group A played in Megeve & Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, France between December 14 and December 20, 2009. Group B played in Gdansk, Poland between December 14 and December 20, 2009:

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
Flag of Germany.png Germany 5 5 0 0 0 27 3 24 15
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 5 4 0 0 1 21 9 12 12
Flag of Slovenia.png Slovenia 5 2 1 0 2 8 12 -4 8
Flag of Ukraine.png Ukraine 5 1 0 1 3 15 23 -8 4
Flag of Japan.gif Japan 5 1 0 0 4 9 26 -17 3
Flag of France.png France 5 1 0 0 4 9 16 -7 3

Flag of Germany.png Germany was promoted to the Top Division and Flag of France.png France was relegated to Division II for the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
Flag of Norway.png Norway 5 4 1 0 0 33 8 25 14
Flag of Belarus.png Belarus 5 3 0 2 0 30 12 18 11
Flag of Italy.png Italy 5 2 1 0 2 8 8 0 8
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 5 2 0 0 3 20 16 4 6
Flag of Croatia.gif Croatia 5 1 0 0 4 14 51 -37 3
Flag of Poland.png Poland 5 1 0 0 4 12 22 -10 3

Flag of Norway.png Norway was promoted to the Top Division and Flag of Poland.png Poland was relegated to Division II for the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Division II[edit | edit source]

</noinclude> The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A played in Debrecen, Hungary between December 13 and December 19, 2009. Group B played in Narva, Estonia between December 12 and December 18, 2009:

Group A

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom 5 3 2 0 0 51 11 40 13
Flag of Hungary.png Hungary 5 4 0 1 0 66 8 58 13
Flag of Spain.gif Spain 5 3 0 1 1 30 17 13 10
Flag of Korea.gif South Korea 5 2 0 0 3 20 18 2 6
Flag of China.gif China 5 1 0 0 4 8 48 -40 3
Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico 5 0 0 0 5 4 77 -73 0

Flag of Great Britain.gif United Kingdom was promoted to Division I and Flag of Mexico.gif Mexico was relegated to Division III for the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Group B

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA DIF Pts
Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania 5 5 0 0 0 34 12 22 15
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands 5 4 0 0 1 26 19 7 12
Flag of Romania.gif Romania 5 2 1 0 2 21 21 0 8
Flag of Belgium.gif Belgium 5 1 1 0 3 15 24 -9 5
Flag of Estonia.png Estonia 5 0 0 3 2 15 24 -9 3
Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia 5 0 1 0 4 17 28 -11 2

Flag of Lithuania.png Lithuania was promoted to the Division I and Flag of Serbia.gif Serbia was relegated to Division III for the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.


Division III[edit | edit source]

The tournament took place in Istanbul, Turkey from January 4 to January 10, 2010. Flag of Australia.jpg Australia and Flag of Iceland.gif Iceland have gained promotion to Division II for the 2011 IIHF World U20 Championship.


Team Photos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Saskatoon-Regina to get 2010 World Juniors. The Leader Post (Regina) (7July 2008). Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
  2. "Regina, Saskatoon to host 2010 world juniors", CBC, 7July 2008. Retrieved on January 6, 2010. Archived from the original on July 8, 2008. 
  3. Saskatchewan to host 2010 World Junior Hockey Championship. Government of Saskatchewan (7July 2008). Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
  4. Canada beats Finland in junior exhibition. Red Deer Advocate (December 23, 2009). Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
  5. Aykroyd, Lukas (January 5, 2010). New champs: USA stuns Canada. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
  6. Toronto, Regina-Saskatoon formally bid to stage World Juniors. TSN (June 10, 2008). Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Six letters of intent to bid received by Hockey Canada from potential hosts for the 2010 and 2012 IIHF World Junior Championships. Hockey Canada (February 1, 2008). Retrieved on January 6, 2010.
Preceded by
2009 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 2010 World Championships

Succeeded by
2011 World Juniors
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