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78WJC

The 1978 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1978 WJHC) was the 2nd edition World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 22, 1977 until January 3, 1978. The tournament was held in Canada, mainly in Montreal and Quebec City. The Soviet Union won its second consecutive gold medal, while Sweden won the silver, and Canada the bronze.

Tournament formatEdit

The 1978 tournament divided participants into two divisions of four teams, each playing three games. The top two teams in each division advanced to the medal round, while the bottom two were placed in a "B pool". Each division played another round robin. The top two teams in the medal round played a one game final for the gold medal.

Overall standingsEdit

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

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA
Gold medal iconFlag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 76105016
Silver medal iconFlag of Sweden Sweden 74212824
Bronze medal icon Flag of Canada Canada 64203618
4Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 62402132
5Flag of the United States United States of America 64204130
6Flag of Finland Finland 63214525
7Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 61502033
8Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 6060770

Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for 1979.

Preliminary roundEdit

Gold Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 32011885
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 321031114
Flag of Finland Finland 311126153
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 30303440
December 22, 1977
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 18 – 1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Cornwall, Ontario
December 22, 1977
Sweden Flag of Sweden 4 – 4 Flag of Finland Finland Chicoutimi, Quebec
December 23, 1977
Sweden Flag of Sweden 6 – 3 Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Quebec City, Quebec
December 23, 1977
Finland Flag of Finland 18 – 1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Chicoutimi, Quebec
December 26, 1977
Sweden Flag of Sweden 8 – 1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Cornwall, Ontario
December 26, 1977
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 10 – 4 Flag of Finland Finland Montreal, Quebec
Blue Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 33002366
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 321016184
Flag of the United States United States of America 312016182
Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 30308210
December 22, 1977
Canada Flag of Canada 6 – 3 Flag of the United States United States of America Montreal, Quebec
December 22, 1977
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 5 – 4 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Quebec City, Quebec
December 23, 1977
Canada Flag of Canada 8 – 0 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Cornwall, Ontario
December 23, 1977
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 8 – 5 Flag of the United States United States of America Hull, Quebec
December 26, 1977
Canada Flag of Canada 9 – 3 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Montreal, Quebec
December 26, 1977
United States of America Flag of the United States 8 – 4 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Hull, Quebec

Medal roundEdit

A Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 33001436
Flag of Sweden Sweden 32108114
Flag of Canada Canada 312013122
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 30305140
December 28, 1977
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 3 – 2 Flag of Canada Canada Quebec City, Quebec
December 28, 1977
Sweden Flag of Sweden 2 – 1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Montreal, Quebec
December 31, 1977
Canada Flag of Canada 6 – 3 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Montreal, Quebec
December 31, 1977
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 5 – 0 Flag of Sweden Sweden Quebec City, Quebec
January 1, 1978
Sweden Flag of Sweden 6 – 5 Flag of Canada Canada Montreal, Quebec
January 1, 1978
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 6 – 1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Quebec City, Quebec
B Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the United States United States of America 330025126
Flag of Finland Finland 321019104
Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 312012122
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 30304260
December 28, 1977
Finland Flag of Finland 4 – 1 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Chicoutimi, Quebec
December 28, 1977
United States of America Flag of the United States 11 – 1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Cornwall, Ontario
December 31, 1977
Finland Flag of Finland 9 – 1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Cornwall, Ontario
December 31, 1977
United States of America Flag of the United States 6 – 5 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Hull, Quebec
January 1, 1978
United States of America Flag of the United States 8 – 6 Flag of Finland Finland Hull, Quebec
January 1, 1978
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany 6 – 2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Cornwall, Ontario

Gold medal gameEdit

January 3, 1978
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 5 – 2 Flag of Sweden Sweden Montreal, Quebec

Leading scorersEdit

  GP G A Pts PIM
Flag of Canada Wayne Gretzky 8917
Flag of the Soviet Union Victor Skurdyuk 10616
Flag of the Soviet Union Sergei Makarov 8715
Flag of the United States Bobby Crawford 4913
Flag of Finland Jorma Sevon 7512
Flag of the United States Mark Green 7512

Tournament all-starsEdit

Game AdsEdit


ReferencesEdit


Preceded by
1977 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 1978 World Championships
Succeeded by
1979 World Juniors
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