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2011 World Junior Hockey Championship

Results from the World Junior Hockey tournament in Buffalo, New York

By

Erik Gudbranson

Defenseman Erik Gudbranson, a Florida draft pick, leads the Team Canada blue line.

Joel Auerbach/Getty Images
Updated January 06, 2011

The World Junior Hockey Championship brings together the best players in the world under the age of 20. On this page you'll find an explanation of the World Junior Hockey format, a brief tournament history, all-time medal standings, and more.

  • Gold Medal: Russia
  • Silver Medal: Canada
  • Bronze Medal: USA

See also: Russia’s Junior Miracle on Ice

MEDAL ROUND

Wednesday, January 5

  • Gold Medal Game: Russia 5 - Canada 3
  • Bronze Medal Game: USA 4 - Sweden 2

Monday, January 3

  • Semifinal 1: Russia 4 - Sweden 3 (SO)
  • Semifinal 2: Canada 4 - USA 1

PLAYOFF ROUND

Sunday, January 2

  • Quarter-final 1: Canada 4 - Switzerland 1
  • Quarter-final 2: Russia 4 - Finland 3 (OT)

PRELIMINARY ROUND RESULTS

December 26

  • Switzerland 4 - Germany 3
  • Canada 6 - Russia 3
  • Sweden 7 - Norway 1
  • United States 3 - Finland 2 (OT)

December 27

  • Slovakia 2 - Germany 1
  • Czech Republic 2 - Norway 0

December 28

  • Finland 4 - Switzerland 0
  • Canada 7 - Czech Republic 2
  • Sweden 2 - Russia 0
  • United States 6 - Slovakia 1

December 29

  • Finland 5 - Germany 1
  • Canada 10 - Norway 1

December 30

  • Switzerland 6 - Slovakia 4
  • Sweden 6 - Czech Republic 3
  • Russia 8 - Norway 2
  • United States 4 - Germany 0

December 31

  • Finland 6 - Slovakia 0
  • Sweden 6 - Canada 5 (SO)
  • Russia 8 - Czech Republic 3
  • United States 2 - Switzerland 1
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