1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
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1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
1981 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country West Germany
DatesDecember 27, 1980 -
January 2, 1981
Teams8
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
 Sweden
 Finland
 Soviet Union
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored207 (10.35 per match)
Scoring leader(s)West Germany Dieter Hegen
(11 points)
1980
1982

The 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1981 WJHC) was the fifth edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and was held from December 27, 1980, until January 2, 1981. The tournament was held in Füssen, West Germany. Sweden won the gold medal, while Finland won the silver, and the Soviet Union bronze.

Pool A

The 1981 tournament divided participants into two divisions of four teams, each playing three games. The top two teams in each division advanced to the A division in the medal round, while the bottom two were placed in a B division. Each division played another round robin. The top three teams in the A division won the gold, silver and bronze medals. Teams that faced each other in the first round had their results carried over to the medal rounds.

Final standings

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

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Sweden 5 4 0 1 25 11 9
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Finland 5 3 1 1 29 18 7
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Soviet Union 5 3 2 0 36 14 6
4  Czechoslovakia 5 1 1 3 34 21 5
5  West Germany 5 3 2 0 29 24 6
6  United States 5 2 3 0 19 27 4
7  Canada 5 1 3 1 26 25 3
8  Austria 5 0 5 0 9 67 0

 Austria was relegated to Pool B for the 1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Preliminary round

Gold group

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Soviet Union 3 3 0 0 31 5 6
 Czechoslovakia 3 1 1 1 25 12 3
 Canada 3 1 1 1 17 11 3
 Austria 3 0 3 0 6 51 0
December 27, 1980Czechoslovakia 3 - 3
(1-0, 0-2, 2-1)
 CanadaKaufbeuren
December 27, 1980Soviet Union 19 - 1
(7-0, 8-0, 4-1)
 AustriaAugsburg
December 28, 1980Soviet Union 7 - 3
(3-1, 3-0, 1-2)
 CanadaLandsberg
December 28, 1980Czechoslovakia 21 - 4
(6-1, 6-3, 9-0)
 AustriaFüssen
December 30, 1980Canada 11 - 1 AustriaLandsberg
December 30, 1980Soviet Union 5 - 1
(2-1, 0-0, 3-0)
 CzechoslovakiaFüssen

Blue group

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Sweden 3 3 0 0 19 6 6
 Finland 3 2 1 0 17 9 4
 West Germany 3 1 2 0 13 17 2
 United States 3 0 3 0 5 22 0
December 27, 1980West Germany 3 - 7
(2-3, 0-2, 1-2)
 SwedenFüssen
December 27, 1980Finland 8 - 1
(0-0, 5-1, 3-0)
 United StatesLandsberg
December 28, 1980West Germany 6 - 8
(1-3, 3-4, 2-1)
 FinlandOberstdorf
December 28, 1980Sweden 10 - 2
(0-1, 6-1, 4-0)
 United StatesAugsburg
December 30, 1980Sweden 2 - 1
(0-1, 2-0, 0-0)
 FinlandKempten
December 30, 1980West Germany 4 - 2 United StatesKaufbeuren

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
 West Germany 3 3 0 0 20 9 6
 United States 3 2 1 0 16 9 4
 Canada 3 1 2 0 20 15 2
 Austria 3 0 3 0 4 27 0
December 31, 1980United States 7 - 3
(2-1, 2-2, 3-0)
 CanadaLandsberg
December 31, 1980West Germany 9 - 1
(1-0, 5-0, 3-1)
 AustriaFüssen
January 2, 1981West Germany 7 - 6
(5-2, 2-3, 0-1)
 CanadaKaufbeuren
January 2, 1981United States 7 - 2
(2-0, 2-1, 3-1)
 AustriaFüssen

Championship round

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

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Sweden 3 2 0 1 8 6 5
 Finland 3 1 1 1 13 11 3
 Soviet Union 3 1 2 0 10 10 2
 Czechoslovakia 3 0 1 2 10 14 2
December 31, 1980Finland 6 - 3
(2-0, 3-1, 1-2)
 Soviet UnionKaufbeuren
December 31, 1980Sweden 3 - 3
(0-1, 2-1, 1-1)
 CzechoslovakiaOberstdorf
January 2, 1981Sweden 3 - 2
(2-1, 1-1, 0-0)
 Soviet UnionAugsburg
Attendance: 2700
January 2, 1981Czechoslovakia 6 - 6
(2-2, 1-2, 3-2)
 FinlandLandsberg

Scoring leaders

Tournament awards

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender Sweden Lars Eriksson Sweden Lars Eriksson
Defencemen Czechoslovakia Miloslav Ho?ava Sweden Håkan Nordin
Czechoslovakia Miloslav Ho?ava
Forwards Sweden Patrik Sundström Sweden Jan Erixon
Sweden Patrik Sundström
Finland Ari Lähteenmäki

Pool B

The second tier was contested from March 23-29, in Strasbourg, France. Eight teams were divided into two round robin groups where the top two, and bottom two, graduated to meet their respective opponents in a final round robin. Results between competitors who migrated together were carried forward. Yugoslavia made their debut, replacing Hungary.

Preliminary round

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 25 4 6
 Netherlands 3 2 1 0 9 13 4
 Denmark 3 1 2 0 10 15 2
 Yugoslavia 3 0 3 0 8 20 0
Netherlands 3 - 2
(1-1, 2-0, 0-1)
 DenmarkStrasbourg
Switzerland  7 - 3
(2-0, 1-2, 4-1)
 YugoslaviaStrasbourg
Switzerland  8 - 1
(1-1, 3-0, 4-0)
 DenmarkStrasbourg
Netherlands 6 - 1
(2-1, 1-0, 3-0)
 YugoslaviaStrasbourg
Switzerland  10 - 0
(5-0, 3-0, 2-0)
 NetherlandsStrasbourg
Denmark 7 - 4
(1-1, 1-1, 5-2)
 YugoslaviaStrasbourg

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
 Norway 3 2 0 1 20 13 5
 Poland 3 2 1 0 25 11 4
 Italy 3 1 1 1 13 20 3
 France 3 0 3 0 10 24 0
Norway 5 - 5
(0-1, 3-1, 2-3)
 ItalyStrasbourg
France 4 - 8
(2-3, 2-2, 0-3)
 PolandStrasbourg
Poland 12 - 1
(4-0, 4-0, 4-1)
 ItalyStrasbourg
France 3 - 9
(0-4, 2-2, 1-3)
 NorwayStrasbourg
Norway 6 - 5
(0-3, 2-1, 4-1)
 PolandStrasbourg
France 3 - 7
(2-2, 3-0, 2-1)
 ItalyStrasbourg

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
 Denmark 3 3 0 0 19 11 6
 Yugoslavia 3 1 1 1 16 14 3
 Italy 3 1 2 0 11 16 2
 France 3 0 2 1 13 18 1
France 6 - 7
(0-2, 5-1, 1-4)
 DenmarkStrasbourg
Italy 3 - 8
(0-2, 2-2, 1-4)
 YugoslaviaStrasbourg
France 4 - 4
(1-2, 0-2, 3-0)
 YugoslaviaStrasbourg
Denmark 5 - 1
(0-0, 2-1, 3-0)
 ItalyStrasbourg

Promotion round

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

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Switzerland 3 2 0 1 19 6 5
 Norway 3 2 0 1 18 10 5
 Poland 3 1 2 0 14 11 2
 Netherlands 3 0 3 0 1 25 0

  Switzerland was promoted to Pool A for the 1982 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Norway 8 - 1
(2-1, 5-0, 1-0)
 NetherlandsStrasbourg
Switzerland  5 - 2
(2-0, 2-1, 1-1)
 PolandStrasbourg
Netherlands 0 - 7
(0-2, 0-2, 0-3)
 PolandStrasbourg
Switzerland  4 - 4
(0-0, 3-1, 1-3)
 NorwayStrasbourg

Scoring leaders

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Murajica Paji?  Yugoslavia 10 1 11
2 Alfred Lüthl   Switzerland 7 4 11
3 Martin Pavlu  Italy 5 6 11
4 Stanislaw Szpreglewski  Poland 9 0 9
5 Beat Eggimann   Switzerland 5 4 9
6 Guy Ireland  France 5 3 8

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

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