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World Junior Hockey Championship: Year-by-Year Medal Results

A list of all World Junior Hockey medal winners dating back to 1974.

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Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship.

Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin shake hands after the Gold medal Game at the 2005 World Junior Hockey Championship.

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Jonathan Toews and Tuukka Rask at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship.

Canada's Jonathan Toews and Finland goalie Tuukka Rask at the 2006 World Junior Hockey Championship.

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Sweden's Daniel Sedin at the 1999 World Junior Hockey Championship.

Sweden's Daniel Sedin at the 1999 World Junior Hockey Championship.

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The World Junior Hockey Championship began as a six-team invitational tournament in 1974. In 1977 the International Ice Hockey Federation sanctioned the event and assumed control. The IIHF recognizes 1977 as the first year of the World Junior Hockey Championship:

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

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, 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

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, USA):
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: CIS
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

**Canada and the Soviet Union were disqualified from the 1987 tournament after bench-clearing brawl.

1974-76: Invitational Tournaments:

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

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

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

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