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The 1980 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1980 WJHC) was the 4th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 27, 1979 until January 2, 1980. The tournament was held in Helsinki, Finland. The Soviet Union won its fourth consecutive gold medal, while Finland won the silver, and Sweden the bronze.

Tournament format Edit

The 1980 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.

Overall standings Edit

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
Gold medal iconFlag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 5500249
Silver medal iconFlag of Finland Finland 5410298
Bronze medal icon Flag of Sweden Sweden 52212315
4Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 52302827
5Flag of Canada Canada 53202518
6Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 52301528
7Flag of the United States United States of America 51312126
8Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 50501347

Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for 1981.

Preliminary round Edit

Gold Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 33001666
Flag of Finland Finland 32102244
Flag of Canada Canada 312015152
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 30306340
December 27, 1979
Finland Flag of Finland 3 – 1 Flag of Canada Canada Helsinki
December 27, 1979
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 6 – 0 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Higin Jaahalli
December 28, 1979
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 8 – 5 Flag of Canada Canada Vantaa
December 28, 1979
Finland Flag of Finland 19 – 1 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Helsinki
December 30, 1979
Canada Flag of Canada 9 – 5 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Vantaa
December 30, 1979
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 2 – 1 Flag of Finland Finland Helsinki
Blue Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 320120105
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 321024174
Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 312010202
Flag of the United States United States of America 302110171
December 27, 1979
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 7 – 3 Flag of the United States United States of America Vantaa
December 27, 1979
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5 – 1 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Vantaa
December 28, 1979
Sweden Flag of Sweden 5 – 5 Flag of the United States United States of America Vantaa
December 28, 1979
Czechoslovakia Flag of Czechoslovakia 13 – 4 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Vantaa
December 30, 1979
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany 5 – 2 Flag of the United States United States of America Higin Jaahalli
December 30, 1979
Sweden Flag of Sweden 10 – 4 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Helsinki

Medal round Edit

Championship round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 33001046
Flag of Finland Finland 3210864
Flag of Sweden Sweden 31201392
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 30308200
January 1, 1980
Finland Flag of Finland 3 – 2 Flag of Sweden Sweden Helsinki
January 1, 1980
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 6 – 2 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Helsinki
January 2, 1980
Finland Flag of Finland 4 – 2 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Higin Jaahalli
January 2, 1980
Soviet Union Flag of the Soviet Union 2 – 1 Flag of Sweden Sweden Higin Jaahalli
Consolation round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Canada Canada 33001986
Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 321010104
Flag of the United States United States of America 312013142
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 303012220
January 1, 1980
Canada Flag of Canada 4 – 2 Flag of the United States United States of America Higin Jaahalli
January 1, 1980
Federal Republic of Germany Flag of Germany 4 – 2 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Vantaa
January 2, 1980
Canada Flag of Canada 6 – 1 Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany Helsinki
January 2, 1980
United States of America Flag of the United States 9 – 5 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Vantaa


Leading scorers Edit

  GP G A Pts PIM
Flag of the Soviet Union Vladimir Krutov 7411
Flag of Finland Jari Kurri 4711
Flag of Sweden Hakan Loob 729
Flag of Czechoslovakia Jan Vodila 628
Flag of Finland Kari Jalonen 358

Tournament all-stars Edit

References Edit

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