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1989 - Anchorage, USA

With the Iron Curtain crumbling, the Soviet Union won its final world junior gold medal in the 1989 tournament thanks to a dynamic threesome destined for NHL superstardom.

Alexander Mogilny and Sergei Fedorov had already shown their stuff by leading the Soviets in scoring one year earlier. This time, they were joined by Pavel Bure, and a juggernaut was born.

The trio combined for 19 goals and 38 points as the Soviets earned the gold medal in convincing fashion.

They won their first five games, which included demolitions of Germany and Norway by a cumulative score of 25-0, and a key 3-2 victory over a strong Swedish side that would equal the Soviets' 6-1 mark and win the silver medal.

After winning five straight, the Soviets were surprised 5-2 by the Czech Republic and their goaltender, Roman Turek.

The Soviets needed a win in their final game to clinch the gold, and hammered Canada 7-2, with Mogilny scoring three times.

The result left Canada out of the medals in fourth place.

Amazingly, the Soviet stars were not the highest scoring line in the tournament. That distinction went to the American trio of Mike Modano, Jeremy Roenick and John LeClair. They combined for 20 goals and 41 points as the United States finished fifth.

For all the skill the Russian forwards displayed, only Bure was named to the all-star team. He was also named the tournament's best forward.

Equally important for Russia, though somewhat lost in the offensive fireworks, was the play of Aleksey Ivashkin. He made the all-star team and was named the tournament's top goaltender.

Team Canada Scoring

Player GP G A Pts
Rob Cimetta 7 7 4 11
Reggie Savage 7 4 5 9
Mike Ricci 7 5 2 7
Sheldon Kennedy 7 3 4 7
Andrew Cassels 7 2 5 7
Rod Brind'Amour 7 2 3 5
Eric Desjardins 7 1 4 5
Jamie Leach 7 1 4 5
Darrin Shannon 7 1 3 4
Corey Foster 7 1 3 4
Daniel Lambert 7 1 2 3
Darcy Loewen 7 1 1 2
Martin Gelinas 7 0 2 2
Rob Murphy 7 1 0 1
John McIntyre 7 1 0 1
Geoff Smith 7 0 1 1
Steve Veilleux 7 0 0 0
Yves Racine 7 0 0 0

Team Canada Goaltending

Player W-L-T GAA SO
Stephane Fiset 3-2-1 3.27 0
Gus Morschauser 1-0-0 3.30 0

Final Standings

Country GP W L T GF GA Pts
USSR 7 6 1 0 51 14 12
Sweden 7 6 1 0 39 14 12
Czechoslovakia 7 4 2 1 36 19 9
Canada 7 4 2 1 31 23 9
USA 7 3 3 1 41 25 7
Finland 7 2 4 1 29 37 5
Norway 7 1 6 0 14 56 2
West Germany 7 0 7 0 13 66 0

Top Scorers

Player G A Pts.
Roenick, Jeremy (USA) 8 8 16
Modano, Mike (USA) 6 9 15
Bure, Pavel (USSR) 8 6 14
Beranek, Josef (Czechos) 5 7 12
Mogilny, Alexander (USSR) 7 5 12

Tournament All-Star Team

Jeremy Roenick (USA) Milaz Tichu (Cze)
Ricard Persson (Swe) Niklas Eriksson (Swe)
Pavel Bure (USSR) Aleksey Ivashkin (USSR)


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Gold Medal Game

Finland 3, Sweden 2 (OT)

Bronze Medal Game

Russia 2, Canada 1


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