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2017 IIHF World U20 Championships
2017 WJHC logo
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Canada.svg Canada
Dates December 26, 2016 – January 5, 2017
Teams 10
Venue(s) Centre Bell, Montreal
Air Canada Centre, Toronto (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of the United States United States of America (4 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 30
Goals scored 183  (6.1 per game)
Attendance 257,882  (8,596 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Russia Kirill Kaprizov
MVP Flag of Canada Thomas Chabot

The 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship was the 41st World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (WJC or WM20).[1] The main tournament was co-hosted in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, in Canada.[2][3] This was the twelfth championship that Canada had hosted. Montreal and Toronto also jointly hosted the 2015 edition.[4]The tournament consisted of 30 games between 10 nations.[5]

Group A preliminary games, as well as the medal rounds, were hosted by Centre Bell in Montreal. Air Canada Centre in Toronto hosted preliminaries in Group B, including the host country of Canada.[6] The tournament also initiated several year-long celebrations, the 375th anniversary of Montreal's founding; the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League's founding in Montreal;[7] the 100th anniversary of Hockey Canada's origins; the 50th anniversary of Montreal's Expo 67; the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation; and the 100th anniversary of the Toronto Maple Leafs.[8] The Maple Leafs had planned to make the WJHC the centrepiece of their 100th anniversary celebrations.[9]

The event was organized by Hockey Canada, Hockey Quebec, Ontario Hockey Federation, Montreal Canadiens, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment and Evenko.[5] Montreal and Quebec provided C$1 million and C$2 million in funding, respectively, for both the 2015 and 2017 editions.

For the first time in the history of the event, the defending champion (Finland) had to compete in the relegation round. Latvia was relegated to Division I-A for 2018 by merit of their tenth-place finish.

Player eligibility Edit

A player was eligible to play in the 2017 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships if:[10]

  • the player was of male gender;
  • the player was born at the earliest in 1997, and at the latest, in 2002;
  • the player was a citizen in the country he represented;
  • the player was under the jurisdiction of a national association that was a member of the IIHF.

If a player who has never played in IIHF-organized competition wishes to switch national eligibility, he must have played in competitions for two consecutive years in the new country without playing in another country, as well as show his move to the new country's national association with an international transfer card. In case the player has previously played in IIHF-organized competition but wishes to switch national eligibility, he must have played in competitions for four consecutive years in the new country without playing in another country, he must show his move to the new country's national association with an international transfer card, as well as be a citizen of the new country. A player may only switch national eligibility once.[11]

Top DivisionEdit

VenuesEdit

Centre Bell
Capacity: 21,287
Air Canada Centre
Capacity: 19,746
CentreBell ACC on Bay St and CN Tower
Flag of Canada.svg CanadaMontreal Flag of Canada.svg CanadaToronto

OfficialsEdit

The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to officiate during the tournament:[12]

Referees

  • Flag of Sweden Tobias Björk
  • Flag of Canada Darcy Burchell
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Jan Hribik
  • Flag of Slovakia Jozef Kubus
  • Flag of the United States Mark Lemelin
  • Flag of Sweden Marcus Linde
  • Flag of Germany Marian Rohatsch
  • Flag of Finland Anssi Salonen
  • Flag of the United States Brett Sheva
  • Flag of Belarus Maxim Sidorenko
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Robin Šír
  • Flag of Switzerland Daniel Stricker

Linesmen

  • Flag of Sweden Jimmy Dahmen
  • Flag of the United States Jake Davis
  • Flag of Switzerland Nicolas Fluri
  • Flag of Belarus Dmitry Golyak
  • Flag of Denmark Henrik Haurum
  • Flag of Germany Lukas Kohlmuller
  • Flag of Russia Yakov Paley
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Libor Suchanek
  • Flag of Finland Sakari Suominen
  • Flag of Canada Nathan Vanoosten


Results Edit

FormatEdit

The four best ranked teams from each group of the preliminary round advanced to the quarterfinals, while the last placed team from both groups played a relegation round in a best of three format to determine the relegated team.[13]

Preliminary round Edit

All times are local. (Eastern Standard TimeUTC−5)

Group AEdit

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December 26, 2016
13:00
Denmark Flag of Denmark 1–6
(0–2, 0–4, 1–0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Centre Bell
Attendance: 4,518
December 26, 2016
17:00
Finland Flag of Finland 1–2
(1–1, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Centre Bell
Attendance: 4,703
December 27, 2016
13:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3–4 OT
(0–0, 0–2, 3–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Centre Bell
Attendance: 4,683
December 27, 2016
17:30
Denmark Flag of Denmark 3–2
(2–0, 1–0, 0–2)
Flag of Finland Finland Centre Bell
Attendance: 4,733
December 28, 2016
17:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 2–4
(1–2, 1–0, 0–2)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Centre Bell
Attendance: 5,630
December 29, 2016
13:00
Denmark Flag of Denmark 3–2 OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Centre Bell
Attendance: 4,536
December 29, 2016
17:30
Finland Flag of Finland 1–3
(1–0, 0–1, 0–2)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Centre Bell
Attendance: 9,062
December 30, 2016
17:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 5–4 GWS
(1–3, 2–1, 1–0)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 1–0)
Flag of Denmark Denmark Centre Bell
Attendance: 6,006
December 31, 2016
13:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5–2
(3–0, 1–0, 1–2)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Centre Bell
Attendance: 6,259
December 31, 2016
17:30
Finland Flag of Finland 2–0
(0–0, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Centre Bell
Attendance: 4,013

Group BEdit

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December 26, 2016
15:30
United States of America Flag of the United States 6–1
(1–1, 2–0, 3–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 7,014
December 26, 2016
20:00
Canada Flag of Canada 5–3
(1–1, 2–0, 2–2)
Flag of Russia Russia Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 18,099
December 27, 2016
16:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia 1–9
(0–3, 1–3, 0–3)
Flag of Russia Russia Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 6,789
December 27, 2016
20:00
Canada Flag of Canada 5–0
(0–0, 4–0, 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 12,694
December 28, 2016
19:30
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 2–5
(1–2, 0–3, 1–0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 8,391
December 29, 2016
15:30
Russia Flag of Russia 2–3
(1–1, 1–2, 0–0)
Flag of the United States United States of America Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 13,759
December 29, 2016
20:00
Latvia Flag of Latvia 2–10
(0–3, 1–5, 1–2)
Flag of Canada Canada Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 13,796
December 30, 2016
19:30
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 4–2
(1–1, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 6,018
December 31, 2016
15:30
United States of America Flag of the United States 3–1
(2–0, 1–1, 0–0)
Flag of Canada Canada Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 18,584
December 31, 2016
20:00
Russia Flag of Russia 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 5,269

RelegationEdit

January 2, 2017
11:00
Finland Flag of Finland 2–1
(1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Latvia Latvia Centre Bell
Attendance: 3,016
January 3, 2017
17:30
Latvia Flag of Latvia 1–4
(1–1, 0–0, 0–3)
Flag of Finland Finland Centre Bell
Attendance: 4,216

Playoff roundEdit

  Quarterfinal                    
  1A  Flag of Sweden Sweden 8  
  4B  Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 3   Semifinal
      1A  Flag of Sweden Sweden 2  
  Quarterfinal   2B  Flag of Canada Canada 5  
  2B  Flag of Canada Canada 5
  3A  Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 3         Final
              2B  Flag of Canada Canada 4
  Quarterfinal             1B  Flag of the United States United States of America 5
  2A  Flag of Denmark Denmark 0      
  3B  Flag of Russia Russia 4   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      3B  Flag of Russia Russia 3   1A  Flag of Sweden Sweden 1
  Quarterfinal   1B  Flag of the United States United States of America 4     3B  Flag of Russia Russia 2
  1B  Flag of the United States United States of America 3
  4A  Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 2  

QuarterfinalsEdit

January 2, 2017
13:00
Denmark Flag of Denmark 0–4
(0–2, 0–0, 0–2)
Flag of Russia Russia Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 7,801
January 2, 2017
15:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden 8–3
(3–0, 2–2, 3–1)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Centre Bell
Attendance: 6,331
January 2, 2017
17:30
United States of America Flag of the United States 3–2
(2–0, 0–1, 1–1)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Air Canada Centre
Attendance: 8,176
January 2, 2017
20:00
Canada Flag of Canada 5–3
(0–1, 3–1, 2–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Centre Bell
Attendance: 10,215

SemifinalsEdit

January 4, 2017
15:00
United States of America Flag of the United States 4–3 GWS
(1–1, 2–1, 0–1)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 4–3)
Flag of Russia Russia Centre Bell
Attendance: 11,576
January 4, 2017
19:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden 2–5
(2–2, 0–1, 0–2)
Flag of Canada Canada Centre Bell
Attendance: 13,456

Bronze medal gameEdit

January 5, 2017
15:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden 1–2 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Russia Russia Centre Bell
Attendance: 8,366

FinalEdit

January 5, 2017
20:00
Canada Flag of Canada 4–5 GWS
(2–0, 0–2, 2–2)
(OT: 0–0)
(SO: 0–1)
Flag of the United States United States of America Centre Bell
Attendance: 20,173
2017 World Junior Champions USA

2017 World Junior Champions USA

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leaders Edit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Kirill Kaprizov Flag of Russia Russia 7 9 3 12 +7 2
2 Alexander Nylander Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 5 7 12 +7 0
3 Clayton Keller Flag of the United States United States of America 7 3 8 11 +3 2
4 Thomas Chabot Flag of Canada Canada 7 4 6 10 +4 8
5 Dylan Strome Flag of Canada Canada 7 3 7 10 +1 0
6 Mikhail Vorobyev Flag of Russia Russia 7 0 10 10 +6 4
7 Joel Eriksson Ek Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 6 3 9 +8 4
8 Colin White Flag of the United States United States of America 7 7 1 8 +5 4
9 Mathew Barzal Flag of Canada Canada 7 3 5 8 +4 4
9 Jordan Greenway Flag of the United States United States of America 7 3 5 8 +3 2
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes

Source: IIHF [14]

Goaltending leaders Edit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA Sv% SO
1 Veini Vehviläinen Flag of Finland Finland 317:57 8 1.51 93.10 1
2 Ilya Samsonov Flag of Russia Russia 370:11 13 2.11 92.97 2
3 Kasper Krog Flag of Denmark Denmark 165:00 9 3.27 91.96 0
4 Tyler Parsons Flag of the United States United States of America 330:00 12 2.18 91.67 0
5 Felix Sandström Flag of Sweden Sweden 359:50 13 2.17 91.45 0
TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts

Source: IIHF[15]

Tournament awardsEdit

Reference: [1] Most Valuable Player

All-star team

IIHF best player awards

Final standingsEdit

Team
1 Flag of the United States United States of America
Silver medal icon Flag of Canada Canada
Bronze medal icon Flag of Russia Russia
4th Flag of Sweden Sweden
5th Flag of Denmark Denmark
6th Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
7th Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
8th Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
9th Flag of Finland Finland
10th Flag of Latvia Latvia
Relegated to the 2017 Division I A

 2017 IIHF Junior World Champions 
Flag of the United States.png
United States of America
4th title

Note that due to the lack of playoff games for determining the spots 5–8, these spots were determined by the preliminary round records for each team.

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

The tournament was held in Bremerhaven, Germany from 11–17 December 2016.

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Group BEdit

The tournament was held in Budapest, Hungary from 11–17 December 2016. The hosts, entering as the bottom seed, won promotion for the second year in a row.

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Division IIEdit

Group AEdit

The tournament was held in Tallinn, Estonia from 11–17 December 2016.

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Group BEdit

The tournament was held in Logroño, Spain from 7–13 January 2017.

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Division IIIEdit

The tournament was held in Dunedin, New Zealand from 16–22 January 2017. Turkey defeated China in the Gold medal game to achieve promotion to Division II. Chinese Taipei returned to play for the first time since 2011, losing all but their final game.

Team
1st Flag of Turkey Turkey
2nd Flag of China China
3rd Flag of Iceland Iceland
4th Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
5th Flag of Israel Israel
6th Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
7th Flag of Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
8th Flag of South Africa South Africa

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. International Ice Hockey Federation. IIHF. Retrieved on 31 December 2016.
  2. http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php/ci_id/206728/la_id/1/ss_id/190000/
  3. TSN, "Montreal and Toronto to Host 2015, 2017 World Juniors on TSN", Hockey Canada, June 20, 2013
  4. CTV News, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015, 2017 world junior championships", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
  5. 5.0 5.1 IIHF, "Heading to hockey’s meccas", June 20, 2013
  6. The Gazette (Montreal), "World Junior Championship is coming to town", Brenda Branswell, June 20, 2013
  7. (French) 24H de Montreal, "Le Championnat junior à Montréal en 2015 et 2017", Mathieu Boulay, June 24, 2013
  8. CBC News, "Montreal, Toronto to co-host junior hockey worlds in 2015, 2017", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
  9. Calgary Herald, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015 and 2017 world junior hockey championships", Bill Beacon, June 20, 2013
  10. IIHF statutes and bylaws. IIHF. Retrieved on 2014-01-01.
  11. IIHF Eligibility. IIHF. Retrieved on 2014-01-01.
  12. Competition Officials. IIHF.com. Retrieved on 30 December 2016.
  13. New format for U18, U20 Worlds. IIHF.com (2012-05-29). Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
  14. Scoring Leaders. IIHF (5 January 2017).
  15. Goalkeepers. IIHF.com (5 January 2017).

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