2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2015 IIHF World Junior Championship
2015 WJHC logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Bell Centre, Montreal (in 2 host cities)
2014
2016
 
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2015 IIHF World Junior Championship
2015 WJHC logo.png
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 26 – January 5
Teams10
Venue(s)Air Canada Centre, Toronto
Bell Centre, Montreal (in 2 host cities)
2014
2016

The 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship will be the 39th World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. It will be co-hosted in Toronto, Ontario and Montréal, Quebec, Canada.[1] It begins on December 26, 2014, and will end with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2015. This marks the 11th time that Canada has hosted the WJHC, and the first time that Toronto has hosted it. Montreal last hosted the 1978 edition,[2] which was the first time that it hosted the tournament.[3]

Montreal will host one Team Canada pre-tournament game, 10 preliminary round games, and two quarter-finals. Toronto will host one Team Canada pre-tournament game, 10 preliminary round games, two quarter-finals, both semifinals, relegation round games, and the bronze medal and gold medal games. Toronto and Montreal will also host the 2017 edition.[2] All the games in Montreal will be played at the Bell Centre.[3] The event will be organized by Hockey Canada, Hockey Quebec, Ontario Hockey Federation, Montreal Canadiens, Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment and Evenko.[4] Montreal and Quebec will provide C$1 million and C$2 million in funding, respectively, for both the 2015 and 2017 editions.[3] Other times that Canada has hosted the WJHC recently have resulted in sold out games.[3]

Venues[edit]

Air Canada Centre
Capacity: 19,746
Bell Centre
Capacity: 21,273
ACC on Bay St and CN Tower.JPGCentreBell.jpg
 CanadaToronto CanadaMontreal

Top Division[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local (UTC-5).

 Team qualified to Quarterfinals
Team will play in Relegation round

Group A[edit]

TeamGP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Canada000000000
 Finland000000000
 Germany000000000
 Slovakia000000000
 United States000000000
26 December 2014
15:00
United States 15:00 FinlandBell Centre
26 December 2014
20:00
Slovakia 20:00 CanadaBell Centre
27 December 2014
16:00
Finland 16:00 SlovakiaBell Centre
27 December 2014
20:00
Canada 20:00 GermanyBell Centre
28 December 2014
20:00
Germany 20:00 United StatesBell Centre
29 December 2014
16:00
Slovakia 16:00 United StatesBell Centre
29 December 2014
20:00
Canada 20:00 FinlandBell Centre
30 December 2014
20:00
Germany 20:00 SlovakiaBell Centre
31 December 2014
16:00
United States 16:00 CanadaBell Centre
31 December 2014
20:00
Finland 20:00 GermanyBell Centre


Group B[edit]

TeamGP
W
OTW
OTL
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Czech Republic000000000
 Denmark000000000
 Russia000000000
 Switzerland000000000
 Sweden000000000
26 December 2014
13:00
Russia 13:00 DenmarkAir Canada Centre
26 December 2014
17:00
Czech Republic 17:00 SwedenAir Canada Centre
27 December 2014
13:00
Sweden 13:00 DenmarkAir Canada Centre
27 December 2014
17:00
Switzerland 17:00 Czech RepublicAir Canada Centre
28 December 2014
17:00
Switzerland 17:00 RussiaAir Canada Centre
29 December 2014
13:00
Denmark 13:00 Czech RepublicAir Canada Centre
29 December 2014
17:00
Russia 17:00 SwedenAir Canada Centre
30 December 2014
17:00
Denmark 17:00 SwitzerlandAir Canada Centre
31 December 2014
13:00
Sweden 13:00 SwitzerlandAir Canada Centre
31 December 2014
17:00
Czech Republic 17:00 RussiaAir Canada Centre


Division I[edit]

Main article: 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division I

Group A[edit]

The Division I A tournament will be played in Asiago, Italy, from 14 to 20 December 2014.[5]

 Austria
 Belarus
 Italy (Promoted from Division I B)
 Latvia
 Norway (Relegated from Elite Division)
 Slovenia

Group B[edit]

The Division I B tournament will be played in Dunaujvaros, Hungary, from 14 to 20 December 2014.[5]

 France
 Hungary (Promoted from Division II A)
 Japan
 Kazakhstan
 Poland (Relegated from Division I A)
 Ukraine

Division II[edit]

Main article: 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division II

Group A[edit]

The Division II A tournament will be played in Tallinn, Estonia, from 7 to 13 December 2014.[5]

 Estonia
 Great Britain (Relegated from Division I B)
 Lithuania
 Netherlands
 Romania
 South Korea (Promoted from Division II B)

Group B[edit]

The Division II B tournament will be played in Granada, Spain, from 13 to 19 December 2014.[5]

 Australia
 Belgium (promoted from Division III)
 Croatia (relegated from Division II A)
 Iceland
 Serbia
 Spain

Division III[edit]

Main article: 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships – Division III

The Division III tournament will be played in Dunedin, New Zealand, from 19 to 25 January 2015.[5]

 Bulgaria
 China (relegated from Division II B)
 Mexico
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 Turkey

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canada to host more tourneys". International Ice Hockey Federation. May 9, 2010. Retrieved January 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b CTV News, "Montreal and Toronto to host 2015, 2017 world junior championships", Canadian Press, June 20, 2013
  3. ^ a b c d The Gazette (Montreal), "World Junior Championship is coming to town", Brenda Branswell, June 20, 2013
  4. ^ IIHF, "Heading to hockey’s meccas", June 20, 2013
  5. ^ a b c d e IIHF (2014-05-23). "28 tournaments confirmed". IIHF.com. Retrieved 2014-09-20. 

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