2009 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 33 Ice Hockey World Championships U20 juniors of the International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships were in 2009 in the age group of under- twenties ( U20). In total, between December 14 2008 and January 15, 2009 34 teams in the five tournaments in the top division and the divisions I and II part.

The world champion was the 15th time the team of Canada that could beat Sweden in the final 5-1. The German team was again after the rise in the previous year does not stay in the league and put up at the Division I, Switzerland was awarded first place in Group A, Division I and rose to the top division. Austria was in the group B of Division I also first and got on well in the World Cup group.

  • 2.5.1 quarterfinals
  • 2.5.2 game for 5th place
  • 2.5.3 Semi-finals
  • 2.5.4 3rd place match
  • 2.5.5 final
  • 3.1 Group A in Herisau, Switzerland 3.1.1 Division I winning team: Switzerland
  • 3.2.1 Division I winning team: Austria
  • 4.1 Group A in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
  • 4.2 Group B in Logrono, Spain
  • 4.3 Ascent and Descent

Participants, venues and periods

  • Top Division: December 26, 2008 to January 5th, 2009 in Ottawa, Canada Participants: Canada Canada, United States, USA, Czech Republic Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Germany Germany, Sweden Sweden, Russia Russia, Finland Finland, Slovakia, Slovakia, Latvia Latvia
  • Division I Group A 14 to 20 December 2008 in Herisau, Switzerland Participants: Switzerland Switzerland, Belarus Belarus, Slovenia, Poland, Poland, France, Estonia
  • Group B: 15 to 21 December, 2008 in Aalborg, Denmark Participants: Danemark Denmark, Austria Austria, Norway, Norway, Hungary Hungary, Ukraine, Italy Italy
  • Division II Group A: 15 to 21 December 2008 Miercurea Ciuc, Romania Participants: Lithuania Lithuania, Japan Japan, Korea South Korea, Belgium, Romania, Romania, Serbia, Serbia
  • Group B: January 10 to 15, 2009 in Logrono, Spain Participants: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Netherlands Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, Mexico, People's Republic of China People's Republic of China

Top Division

The U20 World Cup was until January 5, 2009 in the Canadian capital Ottawa at Scotiabank Place ( 19 153 seats) and the Ottawa Civic Centre ( 9,862 seats) held on 26 December 2008. It was attended by ten teams that played in two groups of five teams. Canada won his 15th world title and secured the title for the fifth time in a row.


After the group matches of the preliminary round, the two group winners qualified directly for the semi-finals. The runners-up and third ever denied a qualifier for the semi-finals. The Fourth and Fifth of the group matches contested - if you bring the result of the direct encounter of the first round - the relegation round and found this two relegated to Division I.


Preliminary round

Group A

Group B

Relegation round

Note: The Preliminaries Kazakhstan Kazakhstan - Germany Germany ( 0:9 ) and Finland Finland - Latvia Latvia ( 5-1 ) are included in the table.

Final round


Match for 5th place


3rd Place Match


Best Scorer

Note: GP = Games, B = Goals, A = Assists, Pts = Points, / - = Plus / Minus, PIM = 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


Player Trophies

All- Star team

Division I

Group A in Herisau, Switzerland

The World Cup Group A in the Division I was held until December 20, 2008 in Herisau in Switzerland from 14. The matches were played at the Sports Center Herisau with 3,500 seats.

Division I winning team: Switzerland

Group B in Aalborg, Denmark

The World Cup Group B in the Division I was held until December 21, 2008 in Aalborg, Denmark on 15. All games took place in the Gigantium Isarena that offers 5,000 spectators.

Division I winning team: Austria

Ascent and Descent

Division II

Group A Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

From 15 to 21 December 2008 in Miercurea Ciuc in Romania found the World Cup group A in Division II instead. Venue was the vakar Lajos Műjégpálya, see the 4,000 spectators.

Group B in Logrono, Spain

The tournament Group B in Division II will be held from 10th to January 15, 2009 in Logroño in Spain. All games were held at the Centro Deportivo Municipal Lobete, which has a seating capacity of 1,000 seats.

Ascent and Descent