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A gold medal that was awarded at the 2004 tournament

IIHF World U18 Championships
2022 IIHF World U18 Championships
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1999
Inaugural season 1999 IIHF World U18 Championships
No. of teams 10
Most recent champion(s)  Sweden (2nd title)
Most championship(s)  United States of America (10 titles)
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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]


  • (#) Number of tournaments won at the time.
Year Gold medal icon.svg Gold Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Host city (cities) Host country
1999  Finland (1)  Sweden (1)  Slovakia (1) Füssen and Kaufbeuren Flag of Germany Germany
2000  Finland (2)  Russia (1)  Sweden (1) Kloten and Weinfelden Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
2001  Russia (1)  Switzerland (1)  Finland (1) Helsinki, Lahti and Heinola Flag of Finland Finland
2002  United States of America (1)  Russia (2)  Czech Republic (1) Piešťany and Trnava Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
2003  Canada (1)  Slovakia (1)  Russia (1) Yaroslavl Flag of Russia Russia
2004  Russia (2)  United States of America (1)  Czech Republic (2) Minsk Flag of Belarus Belarus
2005  United States of America (2)  Canada (1)  Sweden (2) Plzeň and České Budějovice Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
2006  United States of America (3)  Finland (1)  Czech Republic (3) Ängelholm and Halmstad Flag of Sweden Sweden
2007  Russia (3)  United States of America (2)  Sweden (3) Tampere and Rauma Flag of Finland Finland
2008  Canada (2)  Russia (3)  United States of America (1) Kazan Flag of Russia Russia
2009  United States of America (4)  Russia (4)  Finland (2) Fargo and Moorhead Flag of the United States United States
2010  United States of America (5)  Sweden (2)  Finland (3) Minsk and Babruysk Flag of Belarus Belarus
2011  United States of America (6)  Sweden (3)  Russia (2) Crimmitschau and Dresden Flag of Germany Germany
2012  United States of America (7)  Sweden (4)  Canada (1) Brno, Znojmo and Břeclav Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
2013  Canada (3)  United States of America (3)  Finland (4) Sochi Flag of Russia Russia
2014  United States of America (8)  Czech Republic (1)  Canada (2) Lappeenranta and Imatra Flag of Finland Finland
2015  United States of America (9)  Finland (2)  Canada (3) Zug and Lucerne Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
2016  Finland (3)  Sweden (5)  United States of America (2) Grand Forks Flag of the United States United States
2017  United States of America (10)  Finland (3)  Russia (3) Poprad and Spišská Nová Ves[2] Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
2018  Finland (4)  United States of America (4)  Sweden (4) Chelyabinsk and Magnitogorsk[2] Flag of Russia Russia
2019  Sweden (1)  Russia (5)  United States of America (3) Örnsköldsvik and Umeå Flag of Sweden Sweden[2]
2020 Cancelled[3] Plymouth and Ann Arbor Flag of the United States United States
2021  Canada (4)  Russia (6)  Sweden (5) Frisco and Plano Flag of the United States United States
2022  Sweden (2)  United States of America (5)  Finland (5) Landshut and Kaufbeuren Flag of Germany Germany

Medal table

Country Gold medal icon.svg Gold Silver medal icon.svg Silver Bronze medal icon.svg Bronze Medals
 United States of America 10 5 3 18
 Finland 4 3 5 12
 Canada 4 1 3 8
 Russia 3 6 3 12
 Sweden 2 5 5 12
 Czech Republic 0 1 3 4
 Slovakia 0 1 1 2
 Switzerland 0 1 0 1
Total 22 22 22 66

Hosting countries

Host country Tournaments
Flag of Russia Russia 4
Flag of Finland Finland 3
Flag of the United States United States 3
Flag of Belarus Belarus 2
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 2
Flag of Germany Germany 3
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 2
Flag of Sweden Sweden 2
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 2

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Canadian Press (2006-08-12). Canada blanks U.S. to win under-18 gold. 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. (1 June 2016). Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved on 28 June 2016.
  3. International Ice Hockey Federation (March 13, 2020). IIHF cancels U18 Worlds. Press release.

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