The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) organizes an annual under-20 Ice Hockey World Junior Championship event for ice hockey teams from all over the world. It is traditionally held from late December to early January, and it features the top ten ranked hockey nations in the world. It comprises the ‘Top Division’ whereby the world champion is crowned. Divisions, I, II, and III are the three lower divisions that play separate tournaments, with the winner being promoted to a higher pool. The last-placed team is relegated to a lower pool.
1977 is when the first official tournament was held. It was originally started as the invitational tournaments in 1974, 1975, and 1976, but IIHF was not listed as the official medalist.
Who is the current winner of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships?
Canada beats Finland (3-2, OT) in the Gold Medal Game, is the latest champion of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Rogers Place, Edmonton.
How many world juniors gold medals does Canada have?
19 golds of 46 world junior championships.
How many world juniors gold medals does Soviet Union/CIS/Russia have?
13 golds in 46 world junior championships.
How many world juniors gold medals does the USA have?
5 golds in 46 world junior championships.
Since its foundation, only 45 official tournaments have been sanctioned by the IIHF. The gold medal has been won by six nations and ten nations have taken medals. Canada dominated the tournament with 18 gold medals, and Russia won 13 gold medals. The first four tournaments were won by the USSR, whereas Canada won five straight championships twice from 1993 to 1997, and between 2005 to 2009.
Who won the most World Juniors?
The all-time gold medalist is Canada with 18 golds, whereas Russia/Soviet Union comes in second with 13 golds. The dawn of the 2010s has seen the emergence of the United States and Finland, with both teams winning three gold medals. Canada has won two gold medals, while Sweden and Russia each have won one gold medal.
|2023||Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|2022||Edmonton and Red Deer, Canada||Canada||Finland||Sweden|
|2021||Edmonton, Canada||United States||Canada||Finland|
|2020||Ostrava & Trinec, Czech Republic||Canada||Russia||Sweden|
|2019||Vancouver & Victoria, Canada||Finland||United States||Russia|
|2018||Buffalo, N.Y.||Canada||Sweden||United States|
|2017||Montreal and Toronto, Canada||United States||Canada||Russia|
|2016||Helsinki, Finland||Finland||Russia||United States|
|2015||Montreal / Toronto, Canada||Canada||Russia||Slovakia|
|2013||Ufa, Russia||United States||Sweden||Russia|
|2012||Calgary / Edmonton, Canada||Sweden||Russia||Canada|
|2011||Buffalo / Niagara, N.Y.||Russia||Canada||United States|
|2010||Regina / Saskatoon, Canada||United States||Canada||Sweden|
|2008||Pardubice / Liberec, Czech Republic||Canada||Sweden||Russia|
|2007||Leksand / Mora, Sweden||Canada||Russia||United States|
|2006||Kamloops / Kelowna / Vancouver, Canada||Canada||Russia||Finland|
|2005||Grand Forks, N.D. / Thief River Falls, Minn.||Canada||Russia||Czech Republic|
|2004||Helsinki / Hameenlinna, Finland||United States||Canada||Finland|
|2003||Halifax / Sydney, Canada||Russia||Canada||Finland|
|2002||Pardubice / Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic||Russia||Canada||Finland|
|2001||Moscow / Podolsk, Russia||Czech Republic||Finland||Canada|
|2000||Skelleftea / Umea, Sweden||Czech Republic||Russia||Canada|
|1998||Helsinki / Hameenlinna, Finland||Finland||Russia||Switzerland|
|1997||Geneva / Morges, Switzerland||Canada||United States||Russia|
|1995||Red Deer, Canada||Canada||Russia||Sweden|
|1994||Ostrava / Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic||Canada||Sweden||Russia|
|1993||Gavle / Fulun, Sweden||Canada||Sweden||Czechoslovakia|
|1992||Fussen / Kaufbeuren, Germany||CIS||Sweden||United States|
|1991||Saskatoon, Canada||Canada||Soviet Union||Czechoslovakia|
|1990||Helsinki / Turku, Finland||Canada||Soviet Union||Czechoslovakia|
|1989||Anchorage, Alaska, United States||Soviet Union||Sweden||Czechoslovakia|
|1988||Moscow, Soviet Union||Canada||Soviet Union||Finland|
|1986||Hamilton, Canada||Soviet Union||Canada||United States|
|1985||Helsinki / Turku, Finland||Canada||Czechoslovakia||Soviet Union|
|1984||Nykoping, Sweden||Soviet Union||Finland||Czechoslovakia|
|1983||Leningrad, Soviet Union||Soviet Union||Czechoslovakia||Canada|
|1982||Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minn.||Canada||Czechoslovakia||Finland|
|1981||Fussen / Augsburg, Germany||Sweden||Finland||Soviet Union|
|1980||Helsinki, Finland||Soviet Union||Finland||Sweden|
|1979||Karlstad, Sweden||Soviet Union||Czechoslovakia||Sweden|
|1978||Montreal, Canada||Soviet Union||Sweden||Canada|
|1977||Bystrica-Zvolen, Czechoslovakia||Soviet Union||Canada||Czechoslovakia|
|1976||Tampere, Finland||Soviet Union||Canada||Czechoslovakia|
|1975||U.S. / Canada||Soviet Union||Canada||Sweden|
|1974||Leningrad, Soviet Union||Soviet Union||Finland||Canada|