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2001 - Moscow, Russia

With the Russian hosts fizzling and fighting on home ice, the Czech Republic won a second straight world junior gold medal, this time going undefeated.

Canada got off to a slow start but improved steadily. The turning point was a 3-1 loss to Russia, which changed the fortunes of both teams. Russia's final goal was a break-away empty-netter by top prospect Ilya Kovalchuk, who pumped his fist several times before scoring the easy clincher.

The Russians, fighting among themselves, would not win another game until their last, and they slid down to seventh place.

The Canadians, fired up by Kovalchuk's display, rebounded to beat Switzerland 8-4 and then got a late goal by Jamie Lundmark to beat the United States 2-1 in the quarterfinals. Just one win away from the gold medal game, however, Canada ran into a hot goaltender in Finland's Ari Ahonen and lost 5-2.

Undaunted, the Canadians won the bronze medal with a 2-1 overtime win over Sweden. Raffi Torres scored 37 seconds in to the extra frame to give Canada a solid third place finish.

After dominating the round-robin, the Czechs won three straight one-goal games to claim the gold medal. After edging Switzerland 4-3 in the quarterfinals, the Czech Republic earned a narrow 1-0 win over Sweden in the semifinals.

The Finns, led by Ahonen and top goal scorer Jani Rita, awaited the Czechs in the gold medal game, and it was another tight affair. Vaclav Nedorost scored the winner in the second period as the Czechs prevailed 2-1 to win their second straight title.

Although the playoff games were close, the Czechs swept the awards show, claiming all three trophies. Tomas Duba was the top goaltender, Rostislav Klesla was the best defenceman, and Pavel Brendl, who won the scoring title with 10 points, was the top forward.

Team Canada Scoring

Player GP G A Pts
Jamie Lundmark 7 4 3 7
Mike Cammalleri 7 4 2 6
Jason Spezza 7 3 3 6
Dany Heatley 7 3 2 5
Raffi Torres 7 3 2 5
Mike Zigomanis 7 2 2 4
Brad Boyes 7 1 3 4
Brandon Reid 7 1 3 4
Steve Ott 7 2 1 3
Derek MacKenzie 7 1 2 3
Barret Jackman 7 0 3 3
Steve McCarthy 7 1 1 2
Jay Bouwmeester 7 0 2 2
Mark Popovic 7 0 2 2
Jarret Stoll 7 0 2 2
Jason Jaspers 7 1 0 1
David Morisset 7 0 1 1
Dan Hamhuis 7 0 1 1
Jay Harrison 7 0 0 0
Nick Schultz 7 0 0 0

Team Canada Goaltending

Player W-L-T GAA SO
Maxim Ouellet 4-2-1 1.50 1
Alex Auld 0-0-0 12.00 0

Standings - Group A

Country GP W L T GF GA Pts
Czech Republic 4 4 0 0 20 4 8
USA 4 3 1 0 21 8 6
Sweden 4 2 2 0 13 8 4
Slovakia 4 1 3 0 10 15 2
Kazakhstan 4 0 4 0 4 33 0

Standings - Group B

Country GP W L T GF GA Pts
Finland 4 3 0 1 13 5 7
Russia 4 2 1 1 19 8 5
Canada 4 2 1 1 20 9 5
Switzerland 4 1 2 1 12 15 3
Belarus 4 0 4 0 2 29 0
Medal Games
Gold - Czech Republic 2, Finland 1
Bronze - Canada 2 Sweden 1 (OT)

Overall Tournament Standings

Country GP W L T GF GA Pts
1. Czech Republic 7 7 0 0 27 8 14
2. Finland 7 5 1 1 22 10 11
3. Canada 7 4 2 1 26 16 9
4. Sweden 7 3 4 0 17 13 6
5. United States 7 5 2 0 29 12 10
6. Switzerland 7 2 4 1 18 25 5
7. Russia 7 3 3 1 27 17 7
8. Slovakia 7 1 6 0 16 25 2
9. Belarus 6 1 4 1 12 36 3
10. Kazakhstan 6 0 5 1 11 43 1

Top Scorers

Player G A Pts.
Brendl, Pavel (Cze) 4 6 10
Rita, Jani (Fin) 8 1 9
Disalvatore, Jon (USA) 6 3 9
Nederost, Vaclav (Cze) 4 5 9
Hilbert, Andy (USA) 4 5 9

Tournament All-Star Team

Ari Ahonen (Fin) Rostislav Klesla (Cze)
Tuuka Mantyla (Fin) Pavel Brendl (Cze)
Jason Spezza (Can) Jani Rita (Fin)


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Gold Medal Game

Finland 3, Sweden 2 (OT)

Bronze Medal Game

Russia 2, Canada 1


Tournament Recap | Group Standings

Game-By-Game Results


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