1997 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The Games of the 21 Junior A World Championship in 1997 found in the period from 26 December 1996 to January 4, 1997 in Geneva and Morges, Switzerland. The B group was in Kiev, Ukraine, played out, the C group in Bucharest, Romania and the D group in Sofia, Bulgaria.

  • 2.1 Games and final placement
  • 2.2 Ascent and Descent
  • 2.3 topscorer
  • 3.1 Preliminary
  • 3.2 final and classification matches
  • 3.3 final placement of the C- WM
  • 3.4 Ascent and Descent
  • 3.5 topscorer
  • 3.6 Awards
  • 4.1 Preliminary
  • 4.2 final and classification matches
  • 4.3 final placement of the D- Cup
  • 4.4 Ascent and Descent
  • 4.5 Awards

A World Championship

The U20 -A World Cup was in Switzerland at two venues from 26 December 1996 to 4 January 1997 - Geneva and Morges - is discharged. It was played in the Geneva ice rink Vernets ( 6,837 seats) and in Patinoire des Eaux- Minérales in Morges with 2,400 seats. A total of 31 336 spectators attended the 31 tournament games, corresponding to an average of 1,011 per game.

At ten teams participated in this tournament who played for five teams during the preliminary round into two groups.


Approved male players were under 20 years old (U -20). Participated have ten teams were divided into two groups of five teams. Each team played once against each group opponent. Subsequently, the two last of the two groups the only losers played in the relegation round of the B World Cup. The top three teams in each group played the play- offs from the world title, the two group winners received a bye to the semifinals.


Preliminary round

Group A

Final Table

Group B

Relegation round



Match for 5th place


3rd Place Match


Best Scorer

Abbreviations: Sp = Matches, G = Goals, V = Assists, Pts = Points, SM = penalty minutes; Fat: Turnierbestwert

Best Goalkeeper

Note: GP = Games, TOI = Ice Age ( in minutes), GA = Goals against, SO = shutouts, Sv % = held shots (in%), GAA = Gegentorschnitt; Fat: Turnierbestwert

Final placements

Title, ascent and descent


B World Cup

Games and final placement

Ascent and Descent

Top scorer

C World Cup

Preliminary round

Finals and placement matches

Final placement of the C- WM

Ascent and Descent

Top scorer


D World Cup

Preliminary round

Finals and placement matches

Final placement of the D- Cup

Ascent and Descent