IIHF World U20 Championships
2019 IIHF World Junior Championship.png
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of Canada Canada
Dates December 26, 2018 – January 5, 2019
Teams 10
Venue(s) Rogers Arena, Vancouver
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Victoria (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of Finland.png Finland (5 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 30
Goals scored 176  (5.87 per game)
Attendance 304,393  (10,146 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Russia Grigori Denisenko
MVP Flag of the United States Ryan Poehling

The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship (2019 WJC) was the 43rd Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. It began on December 26, 2018, and ended with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2019. This marked the 13th time that Canada hosted the WJC.

On December 1, 2016, it was announced that Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia had won the bid to host the 2019 World Juniors.[1] This is the second time that Vancouver has been the primary host of the tournament and the first time that Victoria has hosted in any capacity.

Venues[edit | edit source]

Rogers Arena
Capacity: 18,910
Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Capacity: 7,006
Rogers Arena.jpg
SOFMCFront.jpg
 Canada – Vancouver  Canada – Victoria

Format[edit | edit source]

The preliminary round is a two group of five teams each internal round-robin format, followed by a three-round playoff. In the round-robin, three points are allotted for a regulation win, and two points for a overtime or shootout win. One point is allotted for an overtime or shootout loss.

The four highest-ranked teams from each group of the preliminary round advance to the quarterfinals while the last-place team from each group will play a best-of-three series, the loser relegated to Division IA for 2020, being replaced by the winner of Division IA. All other teams will retain their Top Division status for the 2020 edition.[2]

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

All times are local. (Pacific Standard TimeUTC-8)

Group A[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OW OL L GF GA PTS
Flag of Russia.png Russia 4 4 0 0 0 15 6 12
Flag of Canada.png Canada 4 3 0 0 1 23 5 9
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 4 1 1 0 2 8 8 5
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 4 1 0 1 2 11 12 4
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark 4 0 0 0 4 0 26 0
December 26, 2018
13:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 2–1 OT
(0–0, 1–1, 0–0)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 9,266
December 26, 2018
17:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 14–0
(3–0, 5–0, 6–0)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Rogers Arena
Attendance: 16,417
December 27, 2018
13:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Rogers Arena
Attendance: 9,939
December 27, 2018
17:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 2–3
(0–1, 1–2, 1–0)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,102
December 28, 2018
17:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic.png 1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Rogers Arena
Attendance: 14,523
December 29, 2018
13:00
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 10,279
December 29, 2018
17:00
Canada Flag of Canada.png 5–1
(3–1, 1–0, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,012
December 30, 2018
17:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland.png 4–7
(2–1, 1–2, 1–4)
Flag of Russia.png Russia Rogers Arena
Attendance: 13,724
December 31, 2018
13:00
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 0–4
(0–2, 0–1, 0–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Rogers Arena
Attendance: 10,204
December 31, 2018
17:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 2–1
(1–1, 0–0, 1–0)
Flag of Canada.png Canada Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,556

Group B[edit | edit source]

Team GP W OW OL L GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 4 3 1 0 0 16 8 11
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 4 3 0 1 0 18 9 10
Flag of Finland.png Finland 4 2 0 0 2 12 7 6
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 4 1 0 0 3 15 14 3
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 4 0 0 0 4 5 28 0
December 26, 2018
15:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2–1
(0–0, 0–1, 2–0)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,208
December 26, 2018
19:30
Finland Flag of Finland.png 1–2
(0–1, 0–1, 1–0)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,319
December 27, 2018
15:30
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 2–5
(1–2, 0–1, 1–2)
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,896
December 27, 2018
19:30
Finland Flag of Finland.png 5–0
(2–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,863
December 28, 2018
19:30
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 2–8
(1–4, 0–3, 1–1)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,185
December 29, 2018
15:30
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia.png 1–5
(0–2, 1–2, 0–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,045
December 29, 2018
19:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 5–4 OT
(1–0, 2–0, 1–4)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,602
December 30, 2018
19:30
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 2–11
(0–6, 1–3, 1–2)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,685
December 31, 2018
15:30
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 4–1
(3–0, 0–0, 1–1)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,362
December 31, 2018
19:30
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 4–1
(1–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,556

Relegation[edit | edit source]

January 2, 2019
11:00
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan.png 4–3
(2–1, 1–0, 1–2)
Flag of Denmark.png Denmark Rogers Arena
Attendance: 5,975
January 4, 2019
09:00
Denmark Flag of Denmark.png 0–4
(0–2, 0–0, 0–2)
Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan Rogers Arena
Attendance: 3,502

Playoff round[edit | edit source]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1A  Flag of Russia.png Russia 8  
4B  Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 3  
  1A  Flag of Russia.png Russia 1  
  2B  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 2  
2B  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 3
  3A  Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 1  
    2B  Flag of the United States.png United States of America 2
  3B  Flag of Finland.png Finland 3
  1B  Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 0  
4A  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 2  
  4A  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 1 Bronze medal game
  3B  Flag of Finland.png Finland 6  
2A  Flag of Canada.png Canada 1 1A  Flag of Russia.png Russia 5
  3B   Flag of Finland.png Finland (OT) 2   4A  Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 2

Quarterfinals[edit | edit source]

January 2, 2019
13:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden.png 0–2
(0–1, 0–1, 0–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 5,946
January 2, 2019
15:30
Canada Flag of Canada.png 1–2 OT
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,047
January 2, 2019
17:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 3–1
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1)
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Attendance: 6,263
January 2, 2019
19:30
Russia Flag of Russia.png 8–3
(4–0, 3–0, 1–3)
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia Rogers Arena
Attendance: 11,317

Semifinals[edit | edit source]

January 4, 2019
13:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
Flag of the United States.png United States of America Rogers Arena
Attendance: 14,355
January 4, 2019
17:00
Finland Flag of Finland.png 6–1
(4–1, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 14,014

Bronze medal game[edit | edit source]

January 5, 2019
13:00
Russia Flag of Russia.png 5–2
(2–0, 1–2, 2–0)
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 12,025

Final[edit | edit source]

January 5, 2019
17:00
United States of America Flag of the United States.png 2–3
(0–0, 0–1, 2–2)
Flag of Finland.png Finland Rogers Arena
Attendance: 17,206

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Grigori Denisenko Flag of Russia.png Russia 7 4 5 9 +3 4
2 Aleksi Heponiemi Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 3 6 9 +7 4
3 Artur Gatiyatov Flag of Kazakhstan.png Kazakhstan 6 5 3 8 0 0
4 Ryan Poehling Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 5 3 8 +5 2
5 Morgan Frost Flag of Canada.png Canada 5 4 4 8 +8 12
6 Alexander Romanov Flag of Russia.png Russia 7 1 7 8 +12 0
7 Philipp Kurashev Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 7 6 1 7 -5 4
8 Kirill Slepets Flag of Russia.png Russia 7 5 2 7 +7 4
9 Alexander Chmelevski Flag of the United States.png United States of America 7 4 3 7 0 2
9 Aarne Talvitie Flag of Finland.png Finland 7 4 3 7 +9 14

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF[3]

Goaltending leaders[edit | edit source]

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
1 Lukáš Dostál Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 239:10 5 1.25 115 95.65 1
2 Pyotr Kochetkov Flag of Russia.png Russia 290:31 7 1.45 149 95.30 0
3 Michael DiPietro Flag of Canada.png Canada 243:16 5 1.23 103 95.15 1
4 Cayden Primeau Flag of the United States.png United States of America 298:55 8 1.61 126 93.65 0
5 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen Flag of Finland.png Finland 367:16 11 1.80 162 93.21 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; GA = Goals Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF[4]

Final standings[edit | edit source]

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Awards[edit | edit source]

Source: IIHF

Source: IIHF


References[edit | edit source]

  1. World Juniors return to B.C.. Retrieved on 30 December 2016.
  2. New format for U18, U20 Worlds. IIHF.com (2012-05-29). Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
  3. Scoring Leaders. IIHF (5 January 2019).
  4. Goalkeepers. IIHF (5 January 2019).

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