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2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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Host country  Sweden
Champions  Canada (13th title)
Teams  10
Runner-up  Russia
2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Dates  December 26 - January 5
Venue(s)  Ejendals Arena and FM Mattsson Arena (in 2 host cities)

The 2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2007 WJHC) was the 2007 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held in Mora and Leksand, Sweden between December 26, 2006 and January 5, 2007. The venues were FM Mattsson Arena in Mora, and Ejendals Arena in Leksand. The total attendance was a significant drop off from the 325,000-plus visitors at the previous World Juniors in British Columbia, Canada.

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For 2007, the tournament round-robin format was changed from previous years to resemble more closely the format used in the National Hockey League. Teams would receive three points for a win in regulation, while teams winning in overtime would receive two points. Teams losing in overtime would receive one point. During the round-robin portion of the tournament, a five-minute, four-on-four sudden-victory overtime would be played, while the knockout games and the gold medal game would use full-strength, ten- and twenty-minute sudden-victory overtimes, respectively. If the game remained tied after overtime, an NHL-style shootout (with three skaters instead of five, as per other international competitions) would be held.

Team Canada won its third consecutive gold medal, capping an undefeated tournament with a 4–2 victory over Russia in the gold medal game. The world championship for Canada was also their first on European ice in a decade; the Canadians had not won a World Junior gold medal in Europe since 1997 in Geneva, Switzerland, when they defeated the United States in the gold medal game.

Canadian goaltender Carey Price was named tournament MVP, garnering a 1.14 goals against average (GAA).

Group A

Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

Group B

Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

Relegation Round

Note: Matches  Slovakia 2–4  Germany and   Switzerland 4–1  Belarus from the Preliminary Round (both on Dec 27th, 2006) are included as well since these results carry forward

Schedule

All times local (UTC +1)

Final Round

Quarter Finals
Semi Finals

Note: Bye Teams will be the home team, but due to Canada being the home team in the first meeting, USA was the home team for their semi final game.

5th Place Playoff
Bronze Medal Game
Gold Medal Game

Goaltending leaders

(Minimum 60 minutes played)

Tournament awards

Most Valuable Player
  • Carey Price
  • All-star team
  • Goaltender: Carey Price
  • Defencemen: Erik Johnson, Kris Letang
  • Forwards: Alexei Cherepanov, Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews
  • IIHF best player awards
  • Goaltender: Carey Price
  • Defenceman: Erik Johnson
  • Forward: Alexei Cherepanov
  • Division I

    The following teams took part in the Division I tournament, that was held from December 11, 2006 through December 17, 2006. Group A was played at Odense, Denmark. Group B was played at Torre Pellice, Italy:

    Group A

    All times local

     Denmark is promoted to Pool A and  Estonia is relegated to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    Group B

    All times local

     Kazakhstan is promoted to Pool A and  Italy is relegated to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    Division II

    The following teams took part in the Division II tournament. Group A was played at Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania from December 11, 2006 through December 17, 2006. Group B was played at Elektrėnai, Lithuania from December 10, 2006 through December 16, 2006:

    Group A

    All times local

     Hungary is promoted to Division I and  Australia is relegated to Division III for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    Group B

    Note:  Serbia has been entered in place of  Serbia and Montenegro.

    All times local

     Lithuania is promoted to Division I and  Serbia is relegated to Division III for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    Division III

    The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, which was played at the Ankara Ice Palace in Ankara, Turkey from January 8, 2007 through January 14, 2007:

    All times local

     China and  Belgium are promoted to Division II for the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    References

    2007 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Wikipedia


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