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Team USA 2021 World Junior Champions: Winners history since 1977

World Junior Champions: Jr. Hockey Championship Winners List | History since 1977.




Trevor Zegras had a goal and assist and Spencer Knight was terrific in goal for the Americans as they won their fifth all-time gold medal with a flawless 2-0 win over Canada. 

 This was the fifth time the North Americans have met for gold, and after losing the first one the U.S. has now won the last four.

Zegras wins the scoring title with 18 points to go with being named tournament MVP.


It was Finland’s first bronze medal since star goalie Tuukka Rask backstopped his nation to third place in Vancouver in 2006. Overall, this is Finland’s seventh bronze.




World Junior, Ice Hockey, Championship, Winners, champions, WJHC, List, host countries, cities, venues, 1977-2020.






 The IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship (WJC) is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world.
It is also known as World Juniors. Normally it is held in December or Early January every year.
The first-Inaugural official tournament was held in 1977. Prior to that, there had been invitational tournaments in 1974, 1975 and 1976 that were not sanctioned by the IIHF.

Canadien National U-20 Ice hockey team is the most successful team in World Junior championship by winning the 17 Gold medals since its augural season in 1977. With Soviet Union/ Russia combining the total Gold Medal Winners 13th times.

The 45rd edition 2019 World Juniors, U-20 Ice Hockey Championship (WJHC 2021) held in Edmonton, Canada from December 25, 2018, and  with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2021.
#WJHC

Canada is the defending champions of World Junior Hockey Championship 2020, who defeated Russia in the Final 4 - 3.



Canada host next 5 WJC's in futures 14-years period, world Junior hockey future sites, venues through 2030. 




Canada was the big winner in a announcement as the nation will host five of the next 14 tournaments. The country loves the event and was rewarded for its fandom by receiving the most tourneys. Canada will host the event in 2019, 2021, 2024, 2026, 2029 and 2032.

The United States, Russia and the Czech Republic will each get to host the World Junior Championships twice during the span of 2019 until 2032. America will host in 2025 and 2030 and Russia will house the event in 2023 and 2031. The Czech will have the hosting honors in 2020 and 2028.

Scandinavian countries Sweden and Finland will only have the tournament once during the 14-years period.



The list is as follows:

2019  --     Vancouver,   Canada.

2020  --     Ostrava and Třinec,    Czech Republic.

2021  --     Edmonton,    Canada.

2022  --    Edmonton and Red Deer,    Canada.

2023  --     Novosibirsk,    Russia.

2024  --    Canada

2025  --    USA

2026  --    Canada

2027  --    Finland

2028  --    Czech Republic

2029  --   Canada

2030  --    USA

2031   --    Russia

2032   --    Canada





See Also:

 IIHF World Hockey Championship medalists Winners-Champions List Since 1920.



World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Winners: WJHC Champions List, host countries 1977 - 2021. 



Here is the close look at IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship Previous Winners List by year, host countries, cities & also include historical Champions- facts from 1977 - 2021.







2021  (Edmonton,  Canada)
Gold:  USA
Silver:  Canada
Bronze:   Finland



2020  (Ostrava and Třinec,  Czech Republic)
Gold:   Canada
Silver:   Russia 
Bronze:  Sweden



2019  (Vancouver and Victoria, Canada)
Gold:    Finland  
Silver:   United States
Bronze:     Russia



2018  (Buffalo, United States) 
Gold:  Canada
Silver:  Sweden
Bronze:  United States



2017 (Montreal and Toronto, Canada)
 Gold: USA
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Russia



2016 (Helsinki, Finland)
Gold: Finland
Silver: Russia
Bronze: USA



2015 (Toronto, Ontario, Montreal, Canada)
 Gold: Canada
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Slovakia



2014 (Malmo, Sweden)
Gold: Finland
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Russia



2013 (Ufa, Russia)
Gold: USA
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Russia



2012 (Edmonton and Calgary, Canada)
Gold: Sweden
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Canada



2011 (Buffalo and Niagara, USA)
Gold: Russia
Silver: Canada
Bronze: USA



2010 (Saskatoon and Regina, Canada)
Gold: USA
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Sweden



The 2000s - Canada Dominates in World Juniors & championship Winners five straight years in the second half of the decade.



 2009 (Ottawa, Canada)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Russia



2008 (Pardubice and Liberec, Czech Republic)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Russia



2007 (Leksand and Mora, Sweden)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Russia
Bronze: USA



2006 (Vancouver, Kelowna and Kamloops, Canada)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Finland



2005 (Grand Forks and Thief River Falls, North Dakota, USA)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Czech Republic



2004 (Helsinki and Hameenlinna, Finland)
Gold: USA
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Finland


2003: Halifax and Sydney, Canada)
Gold: Russia
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Finland



2002 (Pardubice and Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic)
Gold: Russia
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Finland



2001 (Moscow and Podolsk, Russia)
Gold: Czech Republic
Silver: Finland
Bronze: Canada



2000 (Skelleftea and Umea, Sweden)
Gold: Czech Republic
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Canada



The 1990s - Canada On the Top in 1990s, Canadian teams won six of nine golds during the decade - 1990s.


 1999 (Winnipeg, Canada)
Gold: Russia
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Slovakia



1998 (Helsinki and Hameenlinna, Finland)
Gold: Finland
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Switzerland



1997 (Geneva and Morges, Switzerland)
Gold: Canada
Silver: USA
Bronze: Russia



1996 (Boston)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Russia



1995 (Red Deer, Canada)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Russia
Bronze: Sweden



1994 (Ostrava and Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Russia



1993 (Gavle, Sweden)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Czechoslovakia



1992 (Fussen and Kaufbeuren, Germany)
Gold: Commonwealth of Independent States
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: USA



1991 (Saskatoon, Canada)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Soviet Union
Bronze: Czechoslovakia



1990 (Helsinki and Turku, Finland)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Soviet Union
Bronze: Czechoslovakia



The 1980s - Favorites on Top Canada and the Soviet Union were disqualified from the 1987 tournament after a bench-clearing brawl. Other than that, the decade yielded the favored list of winners.



 1989 (Anchorage, Alaska)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Czechoslovakia



1988 (Moscow)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Soviet Union
Bronze: Finland



1987 (Piestany, Czechoslovakia)
Gold: Finland
Silver: Czechoslovakia
Bronze: Sweden



1986 (Hamilton, Canada)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Canada
Bronze: USA



1985 (Helsinki and Turku, Finland)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Czechoslovakia
Bronze: Soviet Union



1984 (Norrköping and Nyköping, Sweden)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Finland
Bronze: Czechoslovakia



1983 (Leningrad, Soviet Union)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Czechoslovakia
Bronze: Canada



1982 (Minnesota)
Gold: Canada
Silver: Czechoslovakia
Bronze: Finland



1981 (Fussen, Germany)
Gold: Sweden
Silver: Finland
Bronze: Soviet Union



1980 (Helsinki)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Finland
Bronze: Sweden



The 1970s -  The Soviets dominated the tournament -- winning gold in the event's first six years.


 1979 (Karlstad, Sweden)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Czechoslovakia
Bronze: Sweden



1978 (Montreal)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Sweden
Bronze: Canada



1977 (Banská Bystrica and Zvolen, Czechoslovakia)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Finland



1976 (Turku, Finland)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Canada
Bronze: Czechoslovakia



1975 (Winnipeg, Canada)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Canada Bronze:
Sweden



1974 (Leningrad)
Gold: Soviet Union
Silver: Finland
Bronze: Canada








 IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championships (WJC) Winners-Champions by Country. 





Canada 18

Russia -- Soviet Union -- CIS = 13

Finland 5

United States 4

Sweden 2

Czech Republic, 2, -- Czechoslovakia 0, == 2




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 IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championships:   WJC Official.



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