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2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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Host country  Russia
Third place  Russia
Dates  26 Dec 2012 – 5 Jan 2013
MVP  John Gibson
Attendance  110,175
Runner-up  Sweden
Fourth place  Canada
Location  Russia
Teams  10
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Venue(s)  Ufa Arena and Ice Palace Salavat Yulaev (in 1 host city)
Champions  United States (3rd title)
Champion  United States men's national junior ice hockey team
Similar  2015 World Junior Ice Hockey C, 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey C, 2013 Men's World Ice Hockey C, 2014 Men's World Ice Hockey C, 2012 Men's World Ice Hockey C

The 2013 IIHF World U20 Championship was the 37th World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (WJHC). It was hosted in Ufa, Russia. It began on December 26, 2012, and ended with the gold medal game played on January 5, 2013. The United States defeated defending-champion Sweden 3–1 to win their third title, their first one since 2010. American goalie John Gibson was named MVP of the tournament.


Russia defeated Canada 6–5 in overtime to win the bronze medal, sending the Canadians home without a medal for the first time since 1998. Latvia was relegated to Division I and Norway was promoted to the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.


The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to work the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship
They were the following:

Top division

Each round will be a round-robin tournament, where the teams play each other once within their group. The Preliminary Round is divided into two groups: Group A and Group B, which includes five teams each. From each group, the top three teams will qualify for the playoffs; the 1st-ranked teams earn a direct trip to the Semifinals, while the 2nd and 3rd-ranked teams qualify for the Quarterfinals. The 4th and 5th-ranked teams have to play in the Relegation Round, where the three best teams qualify for the Top Division tournament the following year, with the last-placed team being relegated to the Division I tournament the following year. In the Semifinals, the directly-qualified Semifinalists face the winners from the Quarterfinals.

Group A

All times local (UTC+6)

Group B

All times local (UTC+6)

Relegation round

The results from matches between teams from the same group in the preliminary round are carried forward to this round.

All times local (UTC+6)

Final round


Scoring leaders

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalties In Minutes


Goaltending leaders

(minimum 40% team's total ice time)

TOI = Time On Ice (minutes:seconds); SA = Shots Against; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; Sv% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts


Tournament awards

References: 1 2

Most Valuable Player
  • Goaltender: John Gibson
  • All-star team
  • Goaltender: John Gibson
  • Defencemen: Jacob Trouba, Jake McCabe
  • Forwards: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Filip Forsberg, Johnny Gaudreau
  • IIHF best player awards
  • Goaltender: John Gibson
  • Defenceman: Jacob Trouba
  • Forward: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
  • Medalists

    Source: 1 2 3

    Division I A

    The Division I A tournament was played in Amiens, France, from 9 to 15 December 2012.

    Division I B

    The Division I B tournament was played in Donetsk, Ukraine, from 10 to 16 December 2012.

    Division II A

    The Division II A tournament was played in Brașov, Romania, from 9 to 15 December 2012.

    Division II B

    The Division II B tournament was played in Belgrade, Serbia, from 12 to 18 January 2013.

    Division III

    The Division III tournament was played in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 14 to 20 January 2013.

    *  United Arab Emirates were disqualified and all their games were counted as 5-0 wins for their opponents.


    2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Wikipedia

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