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The 1979 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1979 WJHC) was the 3rd edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 20, 1978 until January 3, 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.

Tournament formatEdit

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 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. In the B division, teams results between teams that faced each other in the preliminary round carried over.

Overall standingsEdit

This is the aggregate standings, ordered according to final placing. The four teams in 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
Gold medal iconFlag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 65014611
Silver medal iconFlag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 63121923
Bronze medal icon Flag of Sweden Sweden 64111913
4Flag of Finland Finland 62402019
5Flag of Canada Canada 53202310
6Flag of the United States United States of America 52302123
7Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 51401726
8Flag of Norway Norway 5050646

Norway was relegated to Pool B for 1980.

Preliminary roundEdit

Gold Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 3300836
Flag of Finland Finland 32101144
Flag of Canada Canada 3120762
Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 30305180
December 27, 1978
Finland Flag of Finland 3 – 1 Flag of Canada Canada Karlstad
December 27, 1978
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5 – 2 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Karlstad
December 28, 1978
Canada Flag of Canada 6 – 2 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Karlstad
December 28, 1978
Sweden Flag of Sweden 2 – 1 Flag of Finland Finland Karlskoga
December 30, 1978
Sweden Flag of Sweden 1 – 0 Flag of Canada Canada Karlskoga
December 30, 1978
Finland Flag of Finland 7 – 1 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Karlskoga
Blue Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 33003326
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 321010154
Flag of the United States United States of America 312010112
Flag of Norway Norway 30305300
December 27, 1978
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 17 – 0 Flag of Norway Norway Karlskoga
December 27, 1978
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 3 – 2 Flag of the United States United States of America Karlskoga
December 28, 1978
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 7 – 1 Flag of the United States United States of America Karlskoga
December 28, 1978
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 6 – 4 Flag of Norway Norway Karlstad
December 30, 1978
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 9 – 1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Karlstad
December 30, 1978
United States of America Flag of the United States 7 – 1 Flag of Norway Norway Karlstad

Medal roundEdit

Championship round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 32011395
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3102984
Flag of Sweden Sweden 311111103
Flag of Finland Finland 30309150
December 31, 1978
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 4 – 2 Flag of Finland Finland Karlstad
December 31, 1978
Sweden Flag of Sweden 1 – 1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Karlskoga
January 2, 1979
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5 – 2 Flag of Finland Finland Karlstad
January 2, 1979
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 2 – 2 Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Karlskoga
January 3, 1979
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 6 – 5 Flag of Finland Finland Karlskoga
January 3, 1979
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 7 – 5 Flag of Sweden Sweden Karlstad
Consolation round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 33002266
Flag of the United States United States of America 321018134
Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 312014142
Flag of Norway Norway 30302230
December 31, 1978
Canada Flag of Canada 10 – 1 Flag of Norway Norway Karlstad
December 31, 1978
United States of America Flag of the United States 8 – 6 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Karlskoga
January 2, 1979
Canada Flag of Canada 6 – 3 Flag of the United States United States of America Karlskoga
January 2, 1979
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany 6 – 0 Flag of Norway Norway Karlstad

Plus United States 7 Norway 1 & Canada 6 West Germany 2 from previous round.

Leading scorersEdit

  GP G A Pts PIM
Flag of the Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov 8614
Flag of the Soviet Union Anatoli Tarasov 5510
Flag of the Soviet Union Vjatcheslav Rjanov 639
Flag of Germany Georg Holzmann 448
Flag of the Soviet Union Alexander Gerasimov 268

Tournament all-starsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Preceded by
1978 World Juniors
World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

See also: 1979 World Championships
Succeeded by
1980 World Juniors
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