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2000 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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Host country  Sweden
Venue(s)  2 (in 2 host cities)
Teams  10
Runner-up  Russia
2000 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Dates  December 25, 1999 – January 4, 2000
Champions  Czech Republic (1st title)

The 2000 IIHF World U20 Championship, commonly referred as the 2000 World Junior Hockey Championships (2000 WJHC), was the 24th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The tournament was hosted in Skellefteå and Umeå, Sweden from December 25, 1999 to January 4, 2000. The Czech Republic won the gold medal with a 1–0 shootout victory over Russia in the championship game, while Canada won the bronze medal with a 4–3 shootout victory over the United States. This still remains as the only tournament to where both medal games have been decided in a shootout.

Contents

The playoff round was (again) expanded to eight teams, with group leaders not getting a bye to the semifinals.

Group A

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

Group B

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

10-minute tie break game

 Ukraine was relegated to Division I for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round

Shootout victory.

All times local (CET/UTC+1).

Goaltending leaders

Minimum 40% of team's ice time.

Pool B

The following teams took part in the Pool B tournament. This group played in Minsk, Belarus between December 13 and December 19, 1999.

Relegation round

 Denmark was relegated to Division II for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Final round

 Belarus was promoted to the Top Division for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Pool C

The following teams took part in the Pool C tournament. This group played in Nagano, Japan between December 30, 1999 and January 3, 2000.

Final round

All times local (JST/UTC+9).

7th place game

 Yugoslavia was relegated to Division III for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

1st place game

 Austria was promoted to Division I for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Pool D

The following teams took part in the Pool D tournament. This group played in Mexico City, Mexico between January 9 and January 15, 2000.

Places 7 to 9

 Iceland was relegated to Division III Qualification for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

Places 1 to 3

 Croatia was promoted to Division II for the 2001 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.

References

2000 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Wikipedia


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