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World U18 Championships Gold Medal

A gold medal that was awarded at the 2004 tournament

IIHF World U18 Championships
2019 IIHF World U18 Championships
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1999
Inaugural season 1999 IIHF World U18 Championships
No. of teams 10
Most recent champion(s) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (1st title)
Most championship(s) Flag of the United States.png United States of America (10 titles)
Official website IIHF.com

The IIHF U18 World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-18 ice hockey teams from around the world. The tournament is usually played in April and is organized according to a system similar to Ice Hockey World Championships and World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The United States has dominated the tournament with ten championships followed by Finland with four championships, and Canada and Russia with three. Countries generally send their best team to this tournament, however, several top North American and European amateurs may not participate as in April the top American (USHL and NAHL) and Canadian (CHL and CJHL) junior leagues have not concluded their seasons and thus cannot release their players.[1] Players who do not participate in the World Championship due to their respective league postseasons have the alternative of representing their country in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August.[1]


ResultsEdit

  • (#) Number of tournaments won at the time.
Year Gold medal icon Gold Silver medal icon Silver Bronze medal icon Bronze Host city (cities) Host country
1999 Flag of Finland.png Finland (1) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (1) Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia (1) Füssen and Kaufbeuren Flag of Germany Germany
2000 Flag of Finland.png Finland (2) Flag of Russia.png Russia (1) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (1) Kloten and Weinfelden Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
2001 Flag of Russia.png Russia (1) Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland (1) Flag of Finland.png Finland (1) Helsinki, Lahti and Heinola Flag of Finland Finland
2002 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (1) Flag of Russia.png Russia (2) Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic (1) Piešťany and Trnava Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
2003 Flag of Canada.png Canada (1) Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia (1) Flag of Russia.png Russia (1) Yaroslavl Flag of Russia Russia
2004 Flag of Russia.png Russia (2) Flag of the United States.png United States of America (1) Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic (2) Minsk Flag of Belarus Belarus
2005 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (2) Flag of Canada.png Canada (1) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (2) Plzeň and České Budějovice Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
2006 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (3) Flag of Finland.png Finland (1) Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic (3) Ängelholm and Halmstad Flag of Sweden Sweden
2007 Flag of Russia.png Russia (3) Flag of the United States.png United States of America (2) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (3) Tampere and Rauma Flag of Finland Finland
2008 Flag of Canada.png Canada (2) Flag of Russia.png Russia (3) Flag of the United States.png United States of America (1) Kazan Flag of Russia Russia
2009 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (4) Flag of Russia.png Russia (4) Flag of Finland.png Finland (2) Fargo and Moorhead Flag of the United States United States
2010 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (5) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (2) Flag of Finland.png Finland (3) Minsk and Babruysk Flag of Belarus Belarus
2011 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (6) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (3) Flag of Russia.png Russia (2) Crimmitschau and Dresden Flag of Germany Germany
2012 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (7) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (4) Flag of Canada.png Canada (1) Brno, Znojmo and Břeclav Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
2013 Flag of Canada.png Canada (3) Flag of the United States.png United States of America (3) Flag of Finland.png Finland (4) Sochi Flag of Russia Russia
2014 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (8) Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic (1) Flag of Canada.png Canada (2) Lappeenranta and Imatra Flag of Finland Finland
2015 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (9) Flag of Finland.png Finland (2) Flag of Canada.png Canada (3) Zug and Lucerne Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
2016 Flag of Finland.png Finland (3) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (5) Flag of the United States.png United States of America (2) Grand Forks Flag of the United States United States
2017 Flag of the United States.png United States of America (10) Flag of Finland.png Finland (3) Flag of Russia.png Russia (3) Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves[2] Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
2018 Flag of Finland.png Finland (4) Flag of the United States.png United States of America (4) Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (4) Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk[2] Flag of Russia Russia
2019 Flag of Sweden.png Sweden (1) Flag of Russia.png Russia (5) Flag of the United States.png United States of America (3) Örnsköldsvik and Umeå Flag of Sweden Sweden[2]

Medal tableEdit

Country Gold medal icon Gold Silver medal icon Silver Bronze medal icon Bronze Medals
Flag of the United States.png United States of America 10 4 3 16
Flag of Finland.png Finland 4 3 4 11
Flag of Russia.png Russia 3 5 3 10
Flag of Canada.png Canada 3 1 3 7
Flag of Sweden.png Sweden 1 5 4 9
Flag of the Czech Republic.png Czech Republic 0 1 3 4
Flag of Slovakia.png Slovakia 0 1 1 2
Flag of Switzerland.png Switzerland 0 1 0 1
Total 21 21 21 63

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Canadian Press (2006-08-12). Canada blanks U.S. to win under-18 gold. tsn.ca. Archived from the original on 2006-08-26. Retrieved on 2006-08-12.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2016 IIHF Calendar of Events. IIHF.com (1 June 2016). Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved on 28 June 2016.

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