1997 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
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1997 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
1997 IIHF World U20 Championship
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Tournament details
Host country  Switzerland
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams10
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
 Canada
 United States
 Russia
Fourth place Czech Republic
Tournament statistics
Matches played31
Goals scored204 (6.58 per match)
Attendance31,336 (1,011 per match)
Scoring leader(s)United States Mike York
(10 points)
1996
1998

The 1997 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships were held in Geneva and Morges, Switzerland. The tournament was won by Canada, who won their record fifth-straight gold medal with a 2-0 victory over the United States in the gold medal match. Mike York of the United States was the top scorer in the tournament, with five goals and five assists for ten points.

The tournament all-star team selected upon the conclusion of the tournament included forwards Mike York (United States), Sergei Samsonov (Russia) and Christian Dube (Canada); defencemen Mark Streit (Switzerland) and Chris Phillips (Canada); and goaltender Brian Boucher (United States).

Notable future National Hockey League (NHL) stars that played in this year's tournament included Joe Thornton (Canada), Daniel Brière (Canada) and Marián Hossa (Slovakia).

Round robin

Group A

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 United States 4 3 0 1 18 5 7
 Canada 4 2 0 2 15 9 6
 Czech Republic 4 1 1 2 13 8 4
  Switzerland 4 1 2 1 8 11 3
 Germany 4 0 4 0 5 26 0
December 26, 1996Czech Republic 8 - 2 GermanyMorges
December 27, 1996Canada 4 - 1
(1-1, 1-0, 2-0)
 GermanyPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
Attendance: 850
December 27, 1996Czech Republic 1 - 1  SwitzerlandMorges
December 28, 1996Canada 4 - 4
(2-2, 1-0, 1-2)
 United StatesPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
Attendance: 2,769
December 29, 1996Switzerland  6 - 2 GermanyPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
December 30, 1996Canada 4 - 1
(0-1, 2-0, 2-0)
  SwitzerlandPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
Attendance: 3,353
December 31, 1996Canada 3 - 3
(1-1, 1-1, 1-1)
 Czech RepublicPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
Attendance: 515

Group B

Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
 Russia 4 3 0 1 20 5 7
 Finland 4 3 1 0 17 9 6
 Slovakia 4 2 2 0 17 13 4
 Sweden 4 1 2 1 10 10 3
 Poland 4 0 4 0 6 33 0
December 26, 1996Russia 4 - 3 SlovakiaPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
December 26, 1996Finland 7 - 0 PolandMorges
December 27, 1996Slovakia 4 - 1 SwedenPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
December 27, 1996Russia 12 - 0 PolandMorges
December 28, 1996Finland 4 - 2 SwedenMorges
December 29, 1996Slovakia 7 - 4 PolandMorges
December 29, 1996Russia 4 - 2 FinlandMorges
December 30, 1996Sweden 7 - 2 PolandMorges
December 31, 1996Finland 4 - 3 SlovakiaMorges
December 31, 1996Russia 0 - 0 SwedenMorges

Relegation round

Team GP W L T GF GA Pts
  Switzerland 3 3 0 0 18 5 6
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 17 10 4
 Germany 3 1 2 0 11 14 2
 Poland 3 0 3 0 3 20 0
December 29, 1996Switzerland  6 - 2 GermanyPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
December 30, 1996Sweden 7 - 2 PolandMorges
January 2, 1997Switzerland  6 - 1 PolandMorges
January 2, 1997Sweden 8 - 2 GermanyMorges
January 3, 1997Switzerland  6 - 2 SwedenMorges
January 3, 1997Germany 7 - 0 PolandMorges

 Poland was relegated for the 1998 World Junior Championships.

Medal Rounds

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
QF1  Canada 3
A2  Canada 7 B1  Russia 2
B3  Slovakia 2 SF1  Canada 2
SF2  United States 0
QF2  Czech Republic 2
B2  Finland 2 A1  United States 5
A3  Czech Republic 3 Third place
QF1  Russia 4
QF2  Czech Republic 1

Quarterfinals

January 1, 1997Canada 7 - 2
(0-0, 3-1, 4-1)
 SlovakiaPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
Attendance: 1,101
January 1, 1997Czech Republic 3 - 2 GWS
(0-1, 1-0, 1-1, 0-0, 3-1)
 FinlandPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva

Semifinals

January 3, 1997Canada 3 - 2
(1-1, 0-1, 2-0)
 RussiaPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
Attendance: 1,976
January 3, 1997United States 5 - 2
(2-2, 1-0, 2-0)
 Czech RepublicPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva

5th place game

January 3, 1997Finland 6 - 4
(4-1, 0-1, 2-2)
 SlovakiaMorges

Bronze Medal Game

4 January 19973rd place, bronze medalist(s) Russia 4-1
(2-0, 1-1, 1-0)
 Czech RepublicPatinoire des Vernets, Geneva
Attendance: 855

Gold Medal Game

4 January 19971st place, gold medalist(s) Canada 2-0
(0-0, 1-0, 1-0)
 United States 2nd place, silver medalist(s)Patinoire des Vernets, Geneva
Attendance: 4,269

Final standings

Team
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Canada
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Russia
4th  Czech Republic
5th  Finland
6th  Slovakia
7th   Switzerland
8th  Sweden
9th  Germany
10th  Poland

 Poland was relegated for the 1998 World Juniors

Scoring leaders

Goaltending leaders

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Player Country MINS GAA
Denis Khlopotnov  Russia 180 0.33
Brian Boucher  United States 357.13 1.51
Marc Denis  Canada 419.52 1.86
David Aebischer   Switzerland 300 2.00
Adam Svoboda  Czech Republic 428.27 2.66

Tournament awards

Pool B

This tournament was played in Kyiv Ukraine, from December 27 to January 5.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Kazakhstan Latvia France Norway Ukraine Japan Hungary Italy
1  Kazakhstan 7 6 0 1 39 15 13 4 - 1 1 - 1 7 - 5 3 - 1 4 - 0 11 - 3 9 - 4
2  Latvia 7 5 1 1 28 19 11 1 - 4 4 - 3 5 - 5 2 - 1 4 - 3 9 - 1 3 - 2
3  France 7 4 1 2 22 16 10 1 - 1 3 - 4 5 - 4 4 - 3 1 - 1 3 - 2 5 - 1
4  Norway 7 2 2 3 33 23 7 5 - 7 5 - 5 4 - 5 2 - 2 3 - 3 5 - 1 9 - 0
5  Ukraine 7 3 3 1 26 18 7 1 - 3 1 - 2 3 - 4 2 - 2 4 - 3 8 - 1 7 - 3
6  Japan 7 2 3 2 24 17 6 0 - 4 3 - 4 1 - 1 3 - 3 3 - 4 6 - 1 8 - 0
7  Hungary 7 1 6 0 14 44 2 3 - 11 1 - 9 2 - 3 1 - 5 1 - 8 1 - 6 5 - 2
8  Italy 7 0 7 0 12 46 0 4 - 9 2 - 3 1 - 5 0 - 9 3 - 7 0 - 8 2 - 5

 Kazakhstan was promoted to Pool A, and  Italy was relegated to Pool C, for 1998.

Pool C

Played in Gheorgheni and Miercurea Ciuc, Romania from December 30 to January 3.

Preliminary Round

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Belarus United Kingdom Austria Croatia
 Belarus 3 3 0 0 26 2 6 7 - 2 8 - 0 11 - 0
 Great Britain 3 2 1 0 13 9 4 2 - 7 4 - 2 7 - 0
 Austria 3 1 2 0 6 12 2 0 - 8 2 - 4 4 - 0
 Croatia 3 0 3 0 0 22 0 0 - 11 0 - 7 0 - 4
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Slovenia Denmark Romania Netherlands
 Slovenia 3 3 0 0 22 6 6 6 - 2 6 - 2 10 - 2
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 27 8 4 2 - 6 9 - 0 16 - 2
 Romania 3 1 2 0 8 18 2 2 - 6 0 - 9 6 - 3
 Netherlands 3 0 3 0 7 32 0 2 - 10 2 - 16 3 - 6

Placement Games

 Belarus was promoted to Pool B, and  Netherlands was relegated to Pool D for 1998.

Pool D

Played in Sofia Bulgaria from December 30 to January 3.

Preliminary Round

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Lithuania Spain Bulgaria Mexico
 Lithuania 3 3 0 0 45 4 6 10 - 1 15 - 1 20 - 2
 Spain 3 2 1 0 17 12 4 1 - 10 3 - 1 13 - 1
 Bulgaria 3 1 2 0 9 20 2 1 - 15 1 - 3 7 - 2
 Mexico 3 0 3 0 5 40 0 2 - 20 1 - 13 2 - 7
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS Estonia Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Israel South Africa
 Estonia 3 3 0 0 38 7 6 8 - 3 12 - 3 18 - 1
 FR Yugoslavia 3 2 1 0 22 12 4 3 - 8 9 - 4 10 - 0
 Israel 3 1 2 0 13 23 2 3 - 12 4 - 9 6 - 2
 South Africa 3 0 3 0 3 34 0 1 - 18 0 - 10 2 - 6

Placement Games

 Estonia was promoted to Pool C for 1998.

External links

  • 1997 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN.ca
  • Complete details in French at Passionhockey.com
  • Podnieks, Andrew (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press.

References



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