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2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
2020 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host nation Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Dates 26 December 2019 – 5 January 2020
Teams 10
Venue(s) Ostravar Aréna and Werk Arena (in 2 host cities)
Champions Flag of Canada Canada (18 titles)
Tournament statistics
Games played 31
Goals scored 202  (6.52 per game)
Attendance 164,781  (5,316 per game)
Scoring leader(s) Flag of Sweden Samuel Fagemo
MVP Flag of Canada Alexis Lafrenière

The 2020 Ice Hockey World Junior Championship (2020 WJC) was the 44th edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. It began on December 26, 2019, and ended with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2020. Canada defeated Russia 4-3 to win the gold medal and their 18th world junior hockey championship.[1] This marks the fourth time that the Czech Republic hosted the WJC.

On April 16, 2018, it was announced that Ostrava and Třinec, in the Moravian-Silesian Region in the northeast corner of the Czech Republic, would be the host cities.[2] It is the second time that Ostrava has been the primary host of the tournament and the first time that Třinec is hosting in any capacity. Ostrava has also twice co-hosted the senior Ice Hockey World Championships.

Top DivisionEdit

VenuesEdit

Ostrava Ostravar Aréna
Capacity: 10,004
Ostravar Aréna
Třinec Werk Arena
Capacity: 5,200
Werk aréna

OfficialsEdit

The following officials were assigned by the International Ice Hockey Federation to officiate the 2019 World Junior Championships.[3]

Referees

  • Flag of Canada Michael Campbell
  • Flag of Russia Ivan Fateev
  • Flag of Sweden Andreas Harnebring
  • Flag of Finland Lassi Heikkinen
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Oldřich Hejduk
  • Flag of Canada Fraser Lawrence
  • Flag of the United States Sean MacFarlane
  • Flag of Russia Sergey Morozov
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Vladimír Pešina
  • Flag of Germany André Schrader
  • Flag of Switzerland Michael Tscherrig
  • Flag of Finland Kristian Vikman

Linesmen

  • Flag of the United States Riley Bowles
  • Flag of Finland Markus Hägerström
  • Flag of Canada Chad Huseby
  • Flag of the Czech Republic Vít Lederer
  • Flag of Sweden Ludvig Lundgren
  • Flag of Germany Jonas Merten
  • Flag of Sweden Tobias Nordlander
  • Flag of Switzerland David Obwegeser
  • Flag of Russia Nikita Shalagin
  • Flag of Slovakia Šimon Synek

RostersEdit

FormatEdit

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 an 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 2021, being replaced by the winner of Division IA. All other teams will retain their Top Division status for the 2021 edition.

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are local (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 4310020811
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 4300119129
Flag of Finland Finland 4201119107
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 410038223
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 400047210


26 December 2019
15:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 5–3
(2–1, 1–2, 2–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 1,397
26 December 2019
19:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–2 OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of Finland Finland Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 4,471
27 December 2019
15:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 3–1
(0–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 4,915
28 December 2019
15:00
Finland Flag of Finland 8–1
(2–0, 5–1, 1–0)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 4,915
28 December 2019
19:00
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 2–5
(0–2, 1–3, 1–0)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 4,109
29 December 2019
15:00
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 1–7
(1–2, 0–2, 0–3)
Flag of Finland Finland Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 3,012
30 December 2019
15:00
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 2–6
(0–1, 1–4, 1–1)
Flag of Sweden Sweden Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 2,375
30 December 2019
19:00
Slovakia Flag of Slovakia 2–7
(0–3, 1–2, 1–2)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 4,915
31 December 2019
15:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 6–2
(3–0, 2–0, 1–2)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 4,154
31 December 2019
19:00
Finland Flag of Finland 2–5
(1–0, 1–3, 0–2)
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 1,573

Group BEdit

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 4300117139
Flag of the United States United States of America 4210117138
Flag of Russia Russia 420021686
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic (H) 4101212184
Flag of Germany Germany 410039193


26 December 2019
15:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 4–3
(2–2, 2–1, 0–0)
Flag of Russia Russia Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693
26 December 2019
19:00
Canada Flag of Canada 6–4
(0–2, 3–0, 3–2)
Flag of the United States United States of America Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693
27 December 2019
19:00
Germany Flag of Germany 3–6
(1–2, 2–2, 0–2)
Flag of the United States United States of America Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 5,013
28 December 2019
15:00
Czech Republic Flag of the Czech Republic 3–4
(1–2, 0–1, 2–1)
Flag of Germany Germany Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693
28 December 2019
19:00
Russia Flag of Russia 6–0
(3–0, 3–0, 0–0)
Flag of Canada Canada Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693
29 December 2019
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States 3–1
(0–0, 2–0, 1–1)
Flag of Russia Russia Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693
30 December 2019
15:00
Germany Flag of Germany 1–4
(0–1, 0–2, 1–1)
Flag of Canada Canada Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 6,102
30 December 2019
19:00
United States of America Flag of the United States 4–3 OT
(1–2, 2–0, 0–1)
(OT: 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693
31 December 2019
15:00
Russia Flag of Russia 6–1
(2–0, 3–0, 1–1)
Flag of Germany Germany Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 4,628
31 December 2019
19:00
Canada Flag of Canada 7–2
(4–0, 2–2, 1–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693

RelegationEdit

2 January 2020
10:00
Germany Flag of Germany 4–0
(0–0, 2–0, 2–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 1,022
4 January 2020
11:00
Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan 4–1
(1–0, 1–0, 2–1)
Flag of Germany Germany Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 1,489
5 January 2020
11:00
Germany Flag of Germany 6–0
(1–0, 4–0, 1–0)
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 1,124

Playoff roundEdit

Winning teams were reseeded for the semi-finals in accordance with the following ranking. To determine this ranking, the following criteria were used in the order presented:[4]

  1. higher position in the group
  2. higher number of points
  3. better goal difference
  4. higher number of goals scored for
  5. better seeding coming into the tournament (i.e., place the team took in the 2019 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships).
Rank Team Group Pos GP Pts GD GF Seed
1 Flag of Sweden Sweden A 1 4 11 +12 20 5
2 Flag of Canada Canada B 1 4 9 +4 17 6
3 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland A 2 4 9 +7 19 4
4 Flag of the United States United States of America B 2 4 8 +4 17 2
5 Flag of Finland Finland A 3 4 7 +9 19 1
6 Flag of Russia Russia B 3 4 6 +8 16 3
7 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic B 4 4 4 −6 12 7
8 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia A 4 4 3 −14 8 8
  Quarterfinal                    
  1B Flag of Canada Canada 6  
  4A Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 1   Semifinal
      2 Flag of Canada Canada 5  
  Quarterfinal   5 Flag of Finland Finland 0  
  2B Flag of the United States United States of America 0
  3A Flag of Finland Finland 1         Final
              2 Flag of Canada Canada 4
  Quarterfinal             6 Flag of Russia Russia 3
  1A Flag of Sweden Sweden 5      
  4B Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 0   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
      1 Flag of Sweden Sweden 4   1 Flag of Sweden Sweden 3
  Quarterfinal   6 Flag of Russia Russia (OT) 5     5 Flag of Finland Finland 2
  2A Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 1
  3B Flag of Russia Russia 3  
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QuarterfinalsEdit

2 January 2020
12:30
Switzerland Flag of Switzerland 1–3
(0–0, 1–3, 0–0)
Flag of Russia Russia Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 3,158
2 January 2020
15:00
Canada Flag of Canada 6–1
(1–0, 4–0, 1–1)
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,074
2 January 2020
17:30
United States of America Flag of the United States 0–1
(0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Finland Finland Werk Arena, Třinec
Attendance: 4,451
2 January 2020
20:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5–0
(2–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693

SemifinalsEdit

4 January 2020
15:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4–5 OT
(2–3, 1–0, 1–1)
(OT: 0–1)
Flag of Russia Russia Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693
4 January 2020
19:00
Canada Flag of Canada 5–0
(4–0, 1–0, 0–0)
Flag of Finland Finland Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693

Bronze medal gameEdit

5 January 2020
15:00
Sweden Flag of Sweden 3–2
(1–2, 2–0, 0–0)
Flag of Finland Finland Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 7,954

FinalEdit

5 January 2020
19:00
Canada Flag of Canada 4–3
(0–0, 1–2, 3–1)
Flag of Russia Russia Ostravar Aréna, Ostrava
Attendance: 8,693

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leaders Edit

Pos Player Country GP G A Pts +/− PIM
1 Samuel Fagemo Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 8 5 13 +3 6
2 Barrett Hayton Flag of Canada Canada 7 6 6 12 +1 6
3 Nils Höglander Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 5 6 11 +6 27
4 Alexis Lafrenière Flag of Canada Canada 5 4 6 10 +3 4
5 Rasmus Sandin Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 3 7 10 +3 6
6 Grigori Denisenko Flag of Russia Russia 7 3 6 9 +4 8
7 Dylan Cozens Flag of Canada Canada 7 2 7 9 +6 4
7 Kristian Tanus Flag of Finland Finland 7 2 7 9 +4 0
9 Calen Addison Flag of Canada Canada 7 1 8 9 +4 0
10 Trevor Zegras Flag of the United States United States of America 5 0 9 9 +6 4

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes
Source: IIHF[5]

Goaltending leaders Edit

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Pos Player Country TOI GA GAA SA Sv% SO
1 Joel Hofer Flag of Canada Canada 337:42 9 1.60 148 93.92 1
2 Hugo Alnefelt Flag of Sweden Sweden 368:19 13 2.12 171 92.40 1
3 Amir Miftakhov Flag of Russia Russia 197:50 7 2.12 86 91.86 1
4 Justus Annunen Flag of Finland Finland 362:01 16 2.65 190 91.58 1
5 Spencer Knight Flag of the United States United States of America 241:26 10 2.49 115 91.30 0

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SA = Shots Against; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts
Source: IIHF[6]

Final standingsEdit

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AwardsEdit

Source: IIHF

Source: IIHF

Division IEdit

Group AEdit

The tournament was held in Minsk, Belarus from 9 to 15 December 2019.[7] {{#lst:2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I A}}

Group BEdit

The tournament was held in Kyiv, Ukraine from 12 to 18 December 2019.[7] {{#lst:2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I|Division I B}}

Division IIEdit

Group AEdit

The tournament will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania from 6 to 12 January 2020.[7] {{#lst:2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division II|Division II A}}

Group BEdit

The tournament will be held in Gangneung, South Korea from 28 January to 3 February 2020.[7] {{#lst:2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division II|Division II B}}

Division IIIEdit

The tournament will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 13 to 19 January 2020.[7]

Group A

{{#lst:2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III|Group A}}

Group B

{{#lst:2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III|Group B}}

Bracket

{{#lst:2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III|Bracket}}

ReferencesEdit

LinksEdit

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