IIHF European Junior Championships
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IIHF European Junior Championships
IIHF European Junior Championships
Statusdefunct
Genresports event
Date(s)March-April
Frequencyannual
Location(s)various
Inaugurated1967 (1967)
Most recent1998 (1998)
Organised byIIHF

The IIHF European Junior Championships were an annual ice hockey tournament organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation and held from 1968 to 1998, with an unofficial tournament being held in 1967.[1] The tournament was played as a U19 tournament from 1968 to 1976. In 1977, the IIHF created the IIHF World Junior Championships, and the U19 championships became U18. The tournament was dominated by the Russians (and Soviets), Czechs (and Czechoslovaks), Swedes and Finns, winning all but two of the medals in the 31 years it was held.

The U18 Championships remained strong until 1999, when the new IIHF World U18 Championships were introduced, thus rendering the U18 European Championships redundant. Two European Divisions continued until 2000, but were tiered qualifiers, alongside Asian Divisions, with promotion and relegation to the World Group B.

Champions

U19

U18

Year Gold Silver Bronze Host
1977  Sweden  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union Bremerhaven, Bremen,  West Germany
1978  Finland  Soviet Union  Sweden Helsinki, Vantaa,  Finland
1979  Czechoslovakia  Finland  Soviet Union Tychy, Katowice,  Poland
1980  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Sweden Hradec Králové, Czech SR,  Czechoslovakia
1981  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Sweden Minsk, Belorussian SSR,  Soviet Union
1982  Sweden  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union Ängelholm, Tyringe,  Sweden
1983  Soviet Union  Finland  Czechoslovakia Oslo,  Norway
1984  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Sweden Rosenheim, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Füssen, Bad Tölz, Bavaria,  West Germany
1985  Sweden  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia Anglet,  France
1986  Finland  Sweden  Czechoslovakia Düsseldorf, Ratingen, Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia,  West Germany
1987  Sweden  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union Tampere, Kouvola, Hämeenlinna,  Finland
1988  Czechoslovakia  Finland  Soviet Union Frýdek-Místek, Vsetín, Olomouc, Prerov, Czech Socialist Republic,  Czechoslovakia
1989  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia  Finland Kyiv, Ukrainian SSR,  Soviet Union
1990  Sweden  Soviet Union  Czechoslovakia Örnsköldsvik, Sollefteå,  Sweden
1991  Czechoslovakia  Soviet Union  Finland Spi?ská Nová Ves, Pre?ov, Slovakia,  Czechoslovakia
1992  Czechoslovakia  Sweden  Russia Lillehammer, Hamar,  Norway
1993  Sweden  Russia  Czech Republic Nowy Targ, Oswiecim,  Poland
1994  Sweden  Russia  Czech Republic Jyväskylä,  Finland
1995  Finland  Germany  Sweden Berlin,  Germany
1996  Russia  Finland  Sweden Ufa,  Russia
1997  Finland  Sweden   Switzerland Znojmo, Trebic,  Czech Republic
1998  Sweden  Finland  Russia Malung, Mora,  Sweden

Medal table

Country 1st place, gold medalist(s) Gold 2nd place, silver medalist(s) Silver 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Bronze Medals
 Russia
 Soviet Union
 
1
11
12
2
7
9
2
5
7
5
23
28
 Sweden 10 7 9 26
 Czech Republic
 Czechoslovakia
 
0
5
5
0
9
9
2
8
10
2
22
24
 Finland 4 5 4 13
 Germany 0 1 0 1
  Switzerland 0 0 1 1

European Division I (Qualifier for World Group B)

Year Gold Silver Bronze Host
1999  Latvia  Slovenia  Lithuania  Romania
2000  Kazakhstan  Estonia  Slovenia  Slovenia

Overall participation totals

Over the history of the tournament there were 31 'A', 30 'B', 21 'C', and 4 'D' championships
In 1976 Group 'A' grew from six members to eight.

Team Group A Group B Group C Group D Total
 Austria 1 25 3 -- 29
 Belarus 2 3 1 -- 6
 Belgium - 1 9 1 11
 Bulgaria 1 13 8 4 26
 Croatia -- - 4 1 5
 Czech Republic 6 -- -- -- 6
 Czechoslovakia 25 -- -- -- 25
 Denmark - 27 1 -- 28
 East Germany 1 - 1 -- 2
 Estonia -- - 6 - 6
 Finland 31 -- -- -- 31
 France 5 22 - -- 27
 Germany 27 3 -- -- 30
 Great Britain - 5 15 - 20
 Greece -- -- -- 1 1
 Hungary - 17 10 -- 27
 Iceland -- -- - 2 2
 Israel -- - - 4 4
 Italy 2 24 1 -- 25
 Kazakhstan - - - 1 1
 Latvia - - 6 -- 6
 Lithuania - - 5 1 6
 Luxembourg -- -- - 1 1
 Netherlands 1 14 6 3 24
 Norway 16 13 - -- 29
 Poland 18 13 -- -- 31
 Romania 4 23 2 - 29
 Russia 7 -- -- -- 7
 Serbia and Montenegro -- -- 1 3 4
 Slovakia 3 1 2 -- 6
 Slovenia - 1 5 -- 6
 Soviet Union 24 - - -- 24
 Spain -- 7 10 2 19
 Sweden 31 -- -- -- 31
  Switzerland 24 5 - -- 29
 Turkey -- -- - 3 3
 Ukraine 2 1 3 -- 6
 Yugoslavia - 22 1 -- 23
  • Former nations are italicized and listed separately from nations that continued in their stead.
  • In Group A participation totals include withdrawals (or forfeitures) by Bulgaria, Poland and Romania. Likewise Greece's only appearance is listed despite not being official because of forfeit.

References

  1. ^ Dupalcey page 528
  • Year by year complete results with notes and commentary in french at Passionhockey.com
  • Duplacey, James (1998). Total Hockey: The official encyclopedia of the National Hockey League (pgs 528-32). Total Sports. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. Description of tournament and tabled results up to 1997.

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