1979 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
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1979 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
1979 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Sweden
Dates27 December 1978 -
3 January 1979
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
 Soviet Union
 Czechoslovakia
 Sweden
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played22
Goals scored171 (7.77 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov
(14 points)
1978
1980

The 1979 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1979 WJHC) was the third edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and was held from 27 December 1978 until 3 January 1979. The tournament was held in Karlstad and Karlskoga, Sweden. The Soviet Union won its third consecutive gold medal, while Czechoslovakia won the silver, and Sweden the bronze.

Pool A

The 1979 tournament divided participants into two divisions of four teams, each playing three games. The top two teams in each division advanced to the championship round, while the bottom two were placed in the consolation round. Each division played another round robin. The top three teams in the championship round won the gold, silver and bronze medals. In the consolation round, the results between teams that faced each other in the preliminary round carried over.

Final standings

This is the aggregate standings, ordered according to final placing. The four teams in the championship round were ranked one through four, while the four teams in the consolation round were ranked five through eight regardless of overall record.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Soviet Union 6 5 0 1 46 11 11
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Czechoslovakia 6 3 1 2 19 23 8
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden 6 4 1 1 19 13 9
4  Finland 6 2 4 0 20 19 4
5  Canada 5 3 2 0 23 10 6
6  United States 5 2 3 0 21 23 4
7  West Germany 5 1 4 0 17 26 2
8  Norway 5 0 5 0 6 46 0

 Norway was relegated to Pool B for the 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Preliminary round

Gold group

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 8 3 6
 Finland 3 2 1 0 11 4 4
 Canada 3 1 2 0 7 6 2
 West Germany 3 0 3 0 5 18 0
27 December 1978Canada 1 - 3
(0-0, 1-2, 0-1)
 FinlandKarlstad
27 December1978Sweden 5 - 2
(3-0, 1-1, 1-1)
 West GermanyKarlstad
28 December 1978West Germany 2 - 6
(0-2, 1-2, 1-2)
 CanadaKarlstad
28 December 1978Finland 1 - 2
(0-1, 1-1, 0-0)
 SwedenKarlskoga
30 December 1978Sweden 1 - 0
(0-0, 1-0, 0-0)
 CanadaKarlskoga
30 December 1978Finland 7 - 1
(2-1, 2-0, 3-0)
 West GermanyKarlskoga

Blue group

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 33 2 6
 Czechoslovakia 3 2 1 0 10 15 4
 United States 3 1 2 0 10 11 2
 Norway 3 0 3 0 5 30 0
27 December 1978Soviet Union 17 - 0
(6-0, 1-0, 10-0)
 NorwayKarlskoga
27 December 1978Czechoslovakia 3 - 2
(2-1, 0-1, 1-0)
 United StatesKarlskoga
28 December 1978United States 1 - 7
(0-3, 1-4, 0-0)
 Soviet UnionKarlskoga
28 December 1978Norway 4 - 6
(2-1, 2-4, 0-1)
 CzechoslovakiaKarlstad
30 December 1978Soviet Union 9 - 1
(3-1, 5-0, 1-0)
 CzechoslovakiaKarlstad
30 December 1978Norway 1 - 7
(1-1, 0-5, 0-1)
 United StatesKarlstad

Consolation round

Results from any games played during the preliminary round were carried forward to the consolation round.

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Canada 3 3 0 0 22 6 6
 United States 3 2 1 0 18 13 4
 West Germany 3 1 2 0 14 14 2
 Norway 3 0 3 0 2 23 0
31 December 1978Canada 10 - 1
(4-0, 3-1, 3-0)
 NorwayKarlstad
31 December 1978United States 8 - 6
(2-1, 3-2, 3-3)
 West GermanyKarlskoga
2 January 1979Canada 6 - 3
(1-0, 4-3, 1-0)
 United StatesKarlskoga
2 January 1978Norway 0 - 6
(0-3, 0-2, 0-1)
 West GermanyKarlstad

Championship round

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 3 2 0 1 13 9 5
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 0 2 9 8 4
 Sweden 3 1 1 1 11 10 3
 Finland 3 0 3 0 9 15 0
31 December 1978Soviet Union 4 - 2
(1-0, 1-2, 2-0)
 FinlandKarlstad
31 December 1978Sweden 1 - 1
(0-0, 0-1, 1-0)
 CzechoslovakiaKarlskoga
2 January 1979Finland 2 - 5
(2-2, 0-2, 0-1)
 SwedenKarlstad
2 January 1979Soviet Union 2 - 2
(1-1, 1-1, 0-0)
 CzechoslovakiaKarlskoga
3 January 1979Czechoslovakia 6 - 5
(1-1, 3-2, 2-2)
 FinlandKarlskoga
3 January 1979Sweden 5 - 7
(2-2, 2-2, 1-3)
 Soviet UnionKarlstad

Scoring leaders

Tournament awards

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Sweden Pelle Lindbergh Sweden Pelle Lindbergh
Defencemen Soviet Union Alexei Kasatonov Soviet UnionAlexei Kasatonov
Czechoslovakia Ivan ?erný
Forwards Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov Sweden Thomas Steen
Soviet Union Anatoli Tarasov
Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov

Pool B

A second tier of the World Junior Championship was contested in Caen, France, from 5 to 9 March 1979. Two groups of four played round robins, followed by placement games where 1st played 1st, etc.. This is the first year a B pool was contested for the under 20s.

Preliminary round

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 France 3 3 0 0 22 8 6
 Poland 3 2 1 0 37 12 4
 Austria 3 1 2 0 11 15 2
 Belgium 3 0 3 0 7 42 0
France 3 - 1
(1-0, 1-1, 1-0)
 Austria
Poland 23 - 2
(8-0, 6-2, 9-0)
 Belgium
France 9 - 2
(2-2, 5-0, 2-0)
 Belgium
Poland 9 - 0 Austria
Austria 10 - 3
(6-1, 2-0, 2-2)
 Belgium
France 10 - 5
(1-2, 5-1, 4-2)
 Poland

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 27 7 6
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 8 8 4
 Netherlands 3 1 2 0 11 17 2
 Italy 3 0 3 0 5 19 0
Switzerland  10 - 4
(3-1, 4-1, 3-2)
 Netherlands
Italy 0 - 3 Denmark
Switzerland  8 - 2
(4-1, 1-0, 3-1)
 Denmark
Denmark 3 - 0
(1-0, 1-0, 1-0)
 Netherlands
Switzerland  9 - 1
(2-0, 5-1, 2-0)
 Italy

Final round

7th place game

Italy 17 - 2 Belgium

5th place game

3rd place game

Poland 6 - 5 OT Denmark

1st place game

France 4 - 5 OT
(0-2, 2-0, 2-2, 0-1)
  Switzerland

  Switzerland was promoted to Pool A for the 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

References

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974-1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1977-81 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • Results at passionhockey.com
  • Stats at eliteprospects.com

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