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The 1981 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1981 WJHC) was the 5th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 27, 1980 until January 2, 1981. The tournament was held in Fussen, West Germany. Sweden won the gold medal, while Finland won the silver, and the Soviet Union bronze.

Tournament formatEdit

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.

Overall standingsEdit

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 Sweden Sweden 54012511
Silver medal iconFlag of Finland Finland 53112918
Bronze medal icon Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 53203614
4Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 51133421
5Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 53202924
6Flag of the United States United States of America 52301927
7Flag of Canada Canada 51312625
8Flag of Austria Austria 5050967

Austria was relegated to Pool B for 1982.

Preliminary roundEdit

Gold Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 33003156
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 311125123
Flag of Canada Canada 311117113
Flag of Austria Austria 30306510
December 27, 1980
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 3 – 3 Flag of Canada Canada Kaufbeuren
December 27, 1980
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 19 – 1 Flag of Austria Austria Augsburg
December 28, 1980
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 7 – 3 Flag of Canada Canada Landsberg
December 28, 1980
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 21 – 4 Flag of Austria Austria Fussen
December 30, 1980
Flag of Canada Canada 11 – 1 Flag of Austria Austria Landsberg
December 30, 1980
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 5 – 1 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Fussen
Blue Division
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 33001966
Flag of Finland Finland 32101794
Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 312013172
Flag of the United States United States of America 30305220
December 27, 1980
Flag of Sweden Sweden 7 – 3 Flag of Germany West Germany Fussen
December 27, 1980
Flag of Finland Finland 8 – 1 Flag of the United States United States Landsberg
December 28, 1980
Flag of Finland Finland 8 – 6 Flag of Germany West Germany Obertsdorf
December 28, 1980
Flag of Sweden Sweden 10 – 2 Flag of the United States United States Augsburg
December 30, 1980
Flag of Sweden Sweden 2 – 1 Flag of Finland Finland Kempten
December 30, 1980
Flag of Germany West Germany 4 – 2 Flag of the United States United States Kaufbeuren

Medal roundEdit

Championship round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Sweden Sweden 3201865
Flag of Finland Finland 311113113
Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union 312010102
Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia 301210142
December 31, 1980
Flag of Finland Finland 6 – 3 Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Kaufbeuren
December 31, 1980
Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 – 3 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Oberstdorf
January 2, 1981
Flag of Sweden Sweden 3 – 2 Flag of the Soviet Union Soviet Union Augsburg
January 2, 1981
Flag of Finland Finland 6 – 6 Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Landsberg
Consolation round
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
Flag of Germany Federal Republic of Germany 33002096
Flag of the United States United States of America 32101694
Flag of Canada Canada 312020152
Flag of Austria Austria 30304270
December 31, 1980
Flag of the United States United States 7 – 3 Flag of Canada Canada Landsberg
December 31, 1980
Flag of Germany West Germany 9 – 1 Flag of Austria Austria Fussen
January 2, 1981
Flag of Germany West Germany 7 – 6 Flag of Canada Canada Kaufbeuren
January 2, 1981
Flag of the United States United States 7 – 2 Flag of Austria Austria Fussen


Leading scorersEdit

  GP G A Pts PIM
Flag of Germany Dieter Hegen 819
Flag of Canada Dale Hawerchuk 549
Flag of the United States Bobby Carpenter 549
Flag of Finland Ari Latheemaki 549
Flag of Czechoslovakia Vladimir Svitek 549

Tournament all-starsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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