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2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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Covid-19
Host country  Czech Republic
Champions  Canada (14th title)
Teams  10
Runner-up  Sweden
2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
Dates  December 26 - January 5
Venue(s)  ÄŒEZ Arena and Tipsport Arena (in 2 host cities)

The 2008 IIHF World U20 Championship, or, as it is commonly referred to in Canada as the 2008 World Juniors and the United States, the 2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2008 WJHC) is the 2008 edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. The Elite group, what the IIHF refer to as the Top Division, was held in Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic, between 26 December 2007 and 5 January 2008. Canada won the gold medal for the fourth consecutive time.

Contents

Group A

Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

Group B

Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

Relegation Round

Note: Matches  Denmark 3–4  Slovakia and   Switzerland 1–3  Kazakhstan from the Preliminary Round (both on Dec 30th, 2007) are included as well since these results carry forward

Schedule

All times local (CET/UTC +1)

 Denmark and   Switzerland are relegated to Division I for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

Final Round

Quarter Finals
5th Place Playoff
Semi Finals
Bronze Medal Game
Gold Medal Game

Goaltending leaders

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

Tournament awards

Most Valuable Player
  • Steve Mason
  • All-star team
  • Goaltender: Steve Mason
  • Defencemen: Drew Doughty, Victor Hedman
  • Forwards: Viktor Tikhonov, James van Riemsdyk, Patrik Berglund
  • IIHF best player awards
  • Goaltender: Steve Mason
  • Defenceman: Drew Doughty
  • Forward: Viktor Tikhonov
  • Winning team roster

    Roster of the winning Canadian team.

  • ↑ Age on first day of tournament.
  • Division I

    The following teams took part in the Division I tournament, that was held from December 9, through December 18, 2007. Group A was played at Bad Toelz, Germany. Group B was played at Riga, Latvia:

    Group A

     Germany is promoted to Pool A and  Lithuania is relegated to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    Group B

     Latvia is promoted to Pool A and  Great Britain is relegated to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    Division II

    The following teams took part in the Division II tournament, that was held from December 9, through December 16, 2007. Group A was played at Canazei, Italy. Group B was played at Tallinn, Estonia:

    Group A

     Italy is promoted to Division I and  Iceland is relegated to Division III for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    Group B

     Estonia is promoted to Division I and  China is relegated to Division III for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    Division III

    The following teams took part in the Division III tournament, that was held from January 16 through January 24, 2008 in Belgrade, Serbia.

     New Zealand and  Serbia were promoted to Division II for the 2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

    References

    2008 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Wikipedia


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