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1983 - Leningrad, USSR

Czechslovakia had perhaps its best chance to knock off the powerful Soviets in 1983. The Czechs boasted two of the tournaments most exciting players in forward Vladimir Ruzicka and goaltender Dominik Hasek.

Ruzicka set short-lived tournament records with 12 goals and 20 points, while Hasek was named the top goaltender.

Led by these two, the Czechs beat everybody except their top rivals - Canada and the Russians - and finished second.

The Big Red Machine returned to dominance on home ice, posting a perfect 7-0 record, scoring 50 goals while allowing only 15. Herman Volgin was their top scorer with 14 points, and Ilya Byakin was named the tournament's top defenceman.

Canada finished third after a 7-3 loss to the Soviets and a 7-7 draw against the Czechs.

The highlight of the tournament for Canada was Mario Lemieux's four goal outburst in a 13-0 win over Norway. But Lemieux managed just one more goal the rest of the way. Lemieux would not return to the national junior team the following year, though he was eligible. In 1984, he was the top pick in the NHL Entry draft and forged a Hall of Fame career with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Dave Andreychuk was Canada's top scorer with 6 goals and 11 points.

Steve Yzerman made his only career appearance for the national junior team, and scored five points. The following spring, Yzerman was selected fourth overall in the NHL Entry draft by the Detroit Red Wings. Team Canada teammate Sylvain Turgeon, who had registered four goals and six points in the tournament, was taken second overall by the Hartford Whalers.

Team Canada Scoring

Player GP G A Pts
Dave Andreychuk 7 6 5 11
Mario Lemieux 7 5 5 10
Dale Derkatch 7 3 4 7
Sylvain Turgeon 7 4 2 6
Mike Eagles 7 2 4 6
Steve Yzerman 7 2 3 5
Larry Trader 7 2 3 5
Mark Morrison 7 3 2 5
Paul Boutillier 7 2 3 5
Paul Cyr 7 1 3 4
Pat Flatley 7 4 0 4
Pat Verbeek 7 2 2 4
Toni Tanti 7 0 4 4
Gord Sherven 7 1 3 4
Gary Leeman 7 1 2 3
Brad Shaw 7 1 1 2
James Patrick 7 0 2 2
Joe Cirella 7 0 0 0

Team Canada Goaltending

Player W-L-T GAA SO
Mike Sands 2-2-1 3.51 1
Mike Vernon 2-0-0 3.33

Final Standings

Country GP W L T GF GA Pts
USSR 7 7 0 0 50 15 14
Czechoslovakia 7 5 1 1 43 22 11
Canada 7 4 2 1 39 24 9
Sweden 7 4 3 0 35 23 8
USA 7 3 4 0 28 29 6
Finland 7 3 4 0 35 29 6
West Germany 7 1 6 0 12 46 2
Norway 7 0 7 0 13 69 0

Top Scorers

Player G A Pts.
Ruzicka, Vladimir (Cze) 12 8 20
Volgin, Herman (USSR) 11 3 14
Sandstrom, Tomas (Swe) 9 3 12
Starkov, Oleg (USSR) 6 6 12
Andreychuk, Dave (Canada) 6 5 11

Tournament All-Star Team

Herman Volgin (USSR) Simo Saarinen (Finland)
Ilya Byakin (Czechoslovakia) Tomas Sandstrom (Sweden)
Vladimir Ruzicka (Czechoslovakia) Matti Rautianen (Finland)


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Gold Medal Game

Finland 3, Sweden 2 (OT)

Bronze Medal Game

Russia 2, Canada 1


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