IHLC Team Profiles – Russia (Junior)


russia-11 RUSSIA (RUS) Men’s Junior National Ice Hockey Team
played as ussr-11 SOVIET UNION (URS), 1973-91; previous flags – russia1991to93-11 (1991-93)
119 wins, 28 reigns, 124 games with IHLC – ranked 1st
IHLC last held November 4, 2016

The first junior IHLC champion also leads the all-time rankings in wins and games played, dominating the first decade of junior hockey while turning out the future stars of the game that would dominate international hockey until the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Since becoming an independent nation, Russia is always a threat and medal contender, and continues to post impressive numbers while maintaining their spot atop the IHLC throne.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 195
First IHLC Game:
 7-7 tie vs. finland-11 FIN, Sep. 14, 1973
First IHLC Win: 9-4 win vs. finland-11 FIN, Sep. 16, 1973
Latest IHLC Game: 4-2 loss vs. usa-11 USA, Jan. 2, 2018
Latest IHLC Win: 2-1 win vs. finland-11 FIN (SO), Aug. 28, 2016
Largest IHLC Victory: 11-0 win vs.  POL, Dec. 26, 1989
Largest IHLC Defeat: 8-1 loss (2 times, latest vs. canada1965-11 CAN, Sep. 4, 2007)
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 27 games (Sep. 14, 1973 – Sep. 9, 1977)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 13 games (Dec. 22, 2005 – Jan. 3, 2009)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
 64
First Game Hosted: URS 9-2 FIN finland-11Dec. 27, 1973 (Leningrad)
Latest Game Hosted: sweden-11 
SWE 4-3 CZE , Aug. 30, 2015 (Dmitrov)
Major Tournaments Hosted: World Junior Championship (5: 1983, 1988, 2001, 2013, 2023)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF World Junior Championship Result:  (13: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2011)

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
 BELARUS: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
canada1965-11 CANADA: 12 wins, 21 losses, 2 ties, 1 void
czech-11 CZECHIA / CZECHOSLOVAKIA: 26 wins, 8 losses, 2 ties
finland-11 FINLAND: 34 wins, 11 losses, 5 ties
norway-11 NORWAY: 3 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
 POLAND: 3 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
slovakia-11 SLOVAKIA: 1 win, 0 losses, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 26 wins, 21 losses, 3 ties
switzerland-11 SWITZERLAND: 2 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 8 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
germany1920to33and49-11 WEST GERMANY: 3 wins, 0 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. finland-11 FIN 7-7 URS  – 09/14/1973 – EX – Lappeenranta finland-11
02.  URS 9-4 FIN finland-11 – 09/16/1973 – EX – Lahti finland-11
03.  URS 9-2 FIN finland-11 – 12/27/1973 – WJT – Leningrad 
04.  URS 7-5 TCH  – 12/29/1973 – WJT – Leningrad 
05.  URS 5-4 SWE sweden-11 – 01/01/1974 – WJT – Leningrad 
06.  URS 9-1 USA usa-11 – 01/04/1974 – WJT – Leningrad 
07.  URS 9-0 FIN finland-11 – 01/05/1974 – WJT – Leningrad 
08.  URS 7-3 FIN finland-11 – 11/08/1974 – EX – Lappeenranta finland-11
09.  URS 2-2 FIN finland-11 – 11/10/1974 – EX – Forssa finland-11
10.  URS 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 12/26/1974 – WJT – Brandon canada1965-11
11.  URS 5-1 TCH  – 12/28/1974 – WJT – Winnipeg canada1965-11
12.  URS 3-1 USA usa-11 – 12/31/1974 – WJT – Minneapolis usa-11
13.  URS 6-2 SWE sweden-11 – 01/03/1975 – WJT – Winnipeg canada1965-11
14.  URS 4-3 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/05/1975 – WJT – Winnipeg canada1965-11
15.  URS 3-2 TCH  – 12/26/1975 – WJT – Tampere finland-11
16.  URS 5-2 SWE sweden-11 – 12/29/1975 – WJT – Turku finland-11
17.  URS 6-4 FIN finland-11 – 12/30/1975 – WJT – Tampere finland-11
18.  URS 5-2 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/01/1976 – WJT – Pori finland-11
19.  URS 4-0 TCH  – 12/23/1976 – WJC – Banská Bystrica 
20.  URS 10-1 POL  – 12/25/1976 – WJC – Zvolen 
21.  URS 4-2 SWE sweden-11 – 12/26/1976 – WJC – Zvolen 
22.  URS 2-1 FRG germany1920to33and49-11 – 12/28/1976 – WJC – Banská Bystrica 
23.  URS 15-5 USA usa-11 – 12/30/1976 – WJC – Banská Bystrica 
24.  URS 10-6 FIN finland-11 – 01/01/1977 – WJC – Banská Bystrica 
25.  URS 6-4 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/02/1977 – WJC – Zvolen 
26.  URS 6-1 TCH  – 09/08/1977 – FNC – Uppsala sweden-11
27.  URS 8-5 FIN finland-11 – 09/09/1977 – FNC – Uppsala sweden-11
28. sweden-11 SWE 5-2 URS  – 09/11/1977 – FNC – Uppsala sweden-11
29. sweden-11 SWE 6-3 URS  – 12/23/1977 – WJC – Québec canada1965-11
30.  URS 5-0 SWE sweden-11 – 12/31/1977 – WJC – Québec canada1965-11
31.  URS 6-1 TCH  – 01/01/1978 – WJC – Québec canada1965-11
32.  URS 5-2 SWE sweden-11 – 01/03/1978 – WJC – Montréal canada1965-11
33.  URS 2-2 SWE sweden-11 – 09/14/1978 – FNC – Hradec Králové 
34. finland-11 FIN 6-3 URS  – 09/16/1978 – FNC – Hradec Králové 
35.  URS 7-5 SWE sweden-11 – 01/03/1979 – WJC – Karlstad sweden-11
36.  URS 6-1 SWE sweden-11 – 09/07/1979 – EX – Skillingaryd sweden-11
37.  URS 9-4 FIN finland-11 – 09/09/1979 – FNC – Linköping sweden-11
38.  URS 4-1 TCH  – 09/10/1979 – FNC – Linköping sweden-11
39. sweden-11 SWE 5-3 URS  – 09/12/1979 – FNC – Norrköping sweden-11
40. finland-11 FIN 3-3 URS  – 09/14/1980 – FNC – Kuopio finland-11
41. sweden-11 SWE 3-2 URS  – 01/02/1981 – WJC – Augsburg germany1920to33and49-11
42.  URS 7-2 SWE sweden-11 – 09/06/1981 – FNC – Kharkiv 
43.  URS 3-3 FIN finland-11 – 09/07/1981 – FNC – Kharkiv 
44.  URS 6-4 TCH  – 09/09/1981 – FNC – Kharkiv 
45.  URS 12-3 FRG germany1920to33and49-11 – 12/22/1981 – WJC – Duluth usa-11
46.  TCH 3-2 URS  – 12/23/1981 – WJC – Duluth usa-11
47. finland-11 FIN 6-3 URS  – 12/31/1981 – WJC – Bloomington usa-11
48.  URS 4-3 TCH  – 09/07/1982 – FNC – Opava 
49.  URS 9-1 FIN finland-11 – 09/09/1982 – FNC – Liptovský Mikuláš
50.  URS 10-1 NOR norway-11 – 12/26/1982 – WJC – Leningrad 
51.  URS 4-3 TCH  – 12/27/1982 – WJC – Leningrad 
52.  URS 12-2 FRG germany1920to33and49-11 – 12/29/1982 – WJC – Leningrad 
53.  URS 7-3 CAN canada1965-11 – 12/30/1982 – WJC – Leningrad 
54.  URS 5-3 USA usa-11 – 01/01/1983 – WJC – Leningrad 
55.  URS 7-2 FIN finland-11 – 01/02/1983 – WJC – Leningrad 
56.  URS 5-1 SWE sweden-11 – 01/04/1983 – WJC – Leningrad 
57.  URS 7-2 FIN finland-11 – 09/04/1983 – FNC – Tallinn 
58. sweden-11 SWE 2-0 URS  – 09/05/1983 – FNC – Tallinn 
59.  URS 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 12/28/1983 – WJC – Nyköping sweden-11
60.  URS 7-4 USA usa-11 – 12/29/1983 – WJC – Norrköping sweden-11
61.  URS 6-4 TCH  – 12/31/1983 – WJC – Nyköping sweden-11
62.  URS 2-2 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/02/1984 – WJC – Norrköping sweden-11
63.  URS 8-2 SWE sweden-11 – 01/03/1984 – WJC – Norrköping sweden-11
64.  URS 7-2 TCH  – 08/31/1984 – FNC – Furudal sweden-11
65.  URS 5-2 FIN finland-11 – 09/01/1984 – FNC – Malung sweden-11
66. sweden-11 SWE 5-4 URS  – 09/03/1984 – FNC – Mora sweden-11
67.  URS 6-5 FIN finland-11 – 01/01/1985 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11
68.  URS 2-1 TCH  – 04/04/1985 – EX – Kiev 
69.  URS 5-2 TCH  – 04/06/1985 – EX – Kiev 
70. sweden-11 SWE 4-2 URS  – 08/29/1985 – FNC – Benešov 
71.  URS 4-1 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/02/1986 – WJC – Hamilton canada1965-11
72.  URS 4-3 FIN finland-11 – 01/04/1986 – WJC – Hamilton canada1965-11
73.  URS 3-2 SWE sweden-11 – 08/26/1986 – FNC – Kouvola finland-11
74.  URS 5-2 TCH  – 08/27/1986 – FNC – Kouvola finland-11
75.  URS 4-2 FIN finland-11 – 08/29/1986 – FNC – Kouvola finland-11
76.  URS 7-3 POL  – 12/26/1986 – WJC – Trenčín 
77.  URS 8-0 SUI switzerland-11 – 12/27/1986 – WJC – Piešťany 
78. finland-11 FIN 5-4 URS  – 12/29/1986 – WJC – Topoľčany 
79. sweden-11 SWE 3-3 URS  – 01/01/1987 – WJC – Nitra 
80. canada1965-11 CAN void URS  – 01/04/1987 – WJC – Piešťany 
81.  URS 6-2 FIN finland-11 – 12/28/1987 – WJC – Moscow 
82.  URS 7-3 USA usa-11 – 12/29/1987 – WJC – Moscow 
83.  URS 4-2 SWE sweden-11 – 12/31/1987 – WJC – Moscow 
84. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 URS  – 01/01/1988 – WJC – Moscow 
85.  URS 3-2 SWE sweden-11 – 12/29/1988 – WJC – Anchorage usa-11
86.  URS 10-0 NOR norway-11 – 12/30/1988 – WJC – Anchorage usa-11
87.  URS 9-3 FIN finland-11 – 01/01/1989 – WJC – Anchorage usa-11
88.  TCH 5-3 URS  – 01/02/1989 – WJC – Anchorage usa-11
89.  URS 8-1 SWE sweden-11 – 09/03/1989 – FNC – Piešťany
90.  URS 3-2 FIN finland-11 – 11/11/1989 – EX – Lipetsk 
91.  URS 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/12/1989 – EX – Lipetsk 
92. sweden-11 SWE 4-3 URS  – 11/12/1989 – EX – Elektrostal 
93.  URS 2-0 SWE sweden-11 – 11/13/1989 – EX – Elektrostal 
94.  URS 11-0 POL  – 12/26/1989 – WJC – Kerava finland-11
95.  URS 12-2 NOR norway-11 – 12/27/1989 – WJC – Kauniainen finland-11
96.  URS 3-2 FIN finland-11 – 12/29/1989 – WJC – Turku finland-11
97.  URS 7-3 USA usa-11 – 12/30/1989 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11
98. canada1965-11 CAN 6-4 URS  – 01/01/1990 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11
99. sweden-11 SWE 5-5 URS  – 01/04/1990 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11
100.  TCH 1-1 URS  – 09/01/1990 – FNC – Järvenpää finland-11
101.  URS 5-3 TCH  – 01/01/1991 – WJC – Regina canada1965-11
102.  URS 5-5 FIN finland-11 – 01/03/1991 – WJC – Regina canada1965-11
103. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 URS  – 01/04/1991 – WJC – Saskatoon canada1965-11
104.  RUS 5-0 USA usa-11 – 01/02/1992 – WJC – Kaufbeuren germany1920to33and49-11
105.  RUS 7-2 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/04/1992 – WJC – Füssen germany1920to33and49-11
106. sweden-11 SWE 6-1 RUS  – 09/01/1992 – FNC – Strakonice 
107.  TCH 2-2 RUS  – 09/04/1992 – FNC – Strakonice 
108.  CZE 5-2 RUS  – 08/30/1993 – FNC – Sotkamo finland-11
109.  RUS 6-2 FIN finland-11 – 12/16/1993 – EX – Mikkeli finland-11
110. sweden-11 SWE 3-1 RUS  – 12/20/1993 – EX – Väsby sweden-11
111.  RUS 5-4 SWE sweden-11 – 12/21/1993 – EX – Väsby sweden-11
112.  RUS 5-1 CZE  – 12/26/1993 – WJC – Ostrava 
113. sweden-11 SWE 3-0 RUS  – 12/27/1993 – WJC – Ostrava 
114. canada1965-11 CAN 8-5 RUS russia-11 – 01/02/1995 – WJC – Red Deer canada1965-11
115. canada1965-11 CAN 4-3 RUS russia-11 – 01/03/1996 – WJC – Chestnut Hill usa-11
116. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 RUS russia-11 – 01/03/1997 – WJC – Geneva switzerland-11
117. russia-11 RUS 2-1 CAN canada1965-11 (OT) – 12/31/1997 – WJC – Hämeenlinna finland-11
118. russia-11 RUS 5-1 CZE  – 01/01/1998 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11
119. finland-11 FIN 2-1 RUS russia-11 – 01/03/1998 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11 goldmedal
120. sweden-11 SWE 4-3 RUS russia-11 – 09/04/1998 – FNC – Karlskoga sweden-11
121. russia-11 RUS 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/07/1998 – FNC – Frýdek-Místek 
122. sweden-11 SWE 2-1 RUS russia-11 – 11/08/1998 – FNC – Frýdek-Místek
123.  CZE 1-0 RUS russia-11 (SO) – 01/04/2000 – WJC – Skellefteå sweden-11 goldmedal
124. russia-11 RUS 3-1 CAN canada1965-11 – 12/29/2000 – WJC – Moscow russia-11
125. finland-11 FIN 3-1 RUS russia-11 – 12/31/2000 – WJC – Moscow russia-11
126. canada1965-11 CAN 5-2 RUS russia-11 – 12/29/2001 – WJC – Hradec Králové 
127. russia-11 RUS 2-1 FIN finland-11 (OT) – 01/02/2002 – WJC – Pardubice 
128. russia-11 RUS 5-4 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/04/2002 – WJC – Pardubice  goldmedal
129. russia-11 RUS 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 09/06/2002 – FNC – Sollefteå sweden-11
130. russia-11 RUS 4-1 SWE sweden-11 – 09/07/2002 – FNC – Sollefteå sweden-11
131. russia-11 RUS 5-1 CZE  – 09/08/2002 – FNC – Sollefteå sweden-11
132. russia-11 RUS 6-5 FIN finland-11 (SO) – 11/08/2002 – FNC – Pardubice 
133.  CZE 5-3 RUS russia-11 – 11/09/2002 – FNC – Trutnov 
134. russia-11 RUS 4-0 SVK slovakia-11 – 12/28/2002 – WJC – Sydney canada1965-11
135. russia-11 RUS 5-1 BLR  – 12/29/2002 – WJC – Sydney canada1965-11
136. russia-11 RUS 7-5 SUI switzerland-11 – 12/31/2002 – WJC – Sydney canada1965-11
137. russia-11 RUS 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 01/03/2003 – WJC – Halifax canada1965-11
138. russia-11 RUS 3-2 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/05/2003 – WJC – Halifax canada1965-11 goldmedal
139. russia-11 RUS 7-3 FIN finland-11 – 09/03/2003 – FNC – Tyumen russia-11
140. russia-11 RUS 3-1 SWE sweden-11 – 09/04/2003 – FNC – Tyumen russia-11
141. russia-11 RUS 3-2 CZE  – 09/05/2003 – FNC – Tyumen russia-11
142. russia-11 RUS 4-3 SWE sweden-11 (SO) – 11/07/2003 – FNC – Mikkeli finland-11
143. russia-11 RUS 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/08/2003 – FNC – Mikkeli finland-11
144.  CZE 3-0 RUS russia-11 – 11/09/2003 – FNC – Pieksämäki finland-11
145. finland-11 FIN 4-3 RUS russia-11 – 01/02/2004 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11
146. usa-11 USA 5-4 RUS russia-11 – 12/25/2004 – WJC – Grand Forks usa-11
147. finland-11 FIN 3-2 RUS russia-11 (SO) – 09/03/2005 – FNC – Tampere finland-11
148. russia-11 RUS 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/12/2005 – FNC – Stupino russia-11
149. russia-11 RUS 3-0 CZE  – 11/13/2005 – FNC – Stupino russia-11
150. canada1965-11 CAN 8-1 RUS russia-11 – 12/22/2005 – EX – Kamloops canada1965-11
151. canada1965-11 CAN 5-0 RUS russia-11 – 01/05/2006 – WJC – Vancouver canada1965-11 goldmedal
152. canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 RUS russia-11 – 01/05/2007 – WJC – Leksand sweden-11 goldmedal
153. canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 RUS russia-11 – 08/27/2007 – SS – Ufa russia-11
154. canada1965-11 CAN 3-0 RUS russia-11 – 08/29/2007 – SS – Ufa russia-11
155. canada1965-11 CAN 6-2 RUS russia-11 – 08/31/2007 – SS – Omsk russia-11
156. canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 RUS russia-11 – 09/01/2007 – SS – Omsk russia-11
157. canada1965-11 CAN 8-1 RUS russia-11 – 09/04/2007 – SS – Winnipeg canada1965-11
158. canada1965-11 CAN 4-1 RUS russia-11 – 09/05/2007 – SS – Saskatoon canada1965-11
159. canada1965-11 CAN 4-4 RUS russia-11 – 09/07/2007 – SS – Red Deer canada1965-11
160. canada1965-11 CAN 6-1 RUS russia-11 – 09/09/2007 – SS – Vancouver canada1965-11
161. sweden-11 SWE 2-1 RUS russia-11 (OT) – 01/04/2008 – WJC – Pardubice 
162. canada1965-11 CAN 6-5 RUS russia-11 (SO) – 01/03/2009 – WJC – Ottawa canada1965-11
163. russia-11 RUS 4-2 SWE sweden-11 – 09/05/2010 – FNC – Nyköping sweden-11
164.  CZE 6-3 RUS russia-11 – 11/12/2010 – FNC – České Budějovice 
165. russia-11 RUS 3-2 FIN finland-11 – 11/14/2010 – FNC – Karlovy Vary 
166. canada1965-11 CAN 6-3 RUS russia-11 – 12/26/2010 – WJC – Buffalo usa-11
167. russia-11 RUS 4-3 SWE sweden-11 (SO) – 01/03/2011 – WJC – Buffalo usa-11
168. russia-11 RUS 5-3 CAN canada1965-11 – 01/05/2011 – WJC – Buffalo usa-11 goldmedal
169. russia-11 RUS 3-0 CZE  – 08/19/2011 – EX – Chomutov 
170. russia-11 RUS 3-2 CZE  – 08/20/2011 – EX – Chomutov 
171. russia-11 RUS 2-1 CZE  – 09/01/2011 – FNC – Podolsk russia-11
172. russia-11 RUS 11-4 FIN finland-11 – 09/02/2011 – FNC – Podolsk russia-11
173. russia-11 RUS 3-2 SWE sweden-11 (OT) – 09/03/2011 – FNC – Podolsk russia-11
174. finland-11 FIN 3-1 RUS russia-11 – 11/10/2011 – FNC – Pietasaari finland-11
175. sweden-11 SWE 4-3 RUS russia-11 (OT) – 12/31/2011 – WJC – Calgary canada1965-11
176. sweden-11 SWE 1-0 RUS russia-11 (OT) – 01/05/2012 – WJC – Calgary canada1965-11 goldmedal
177. sweden-11 SWE 3-1 RUS russia-11 – 11/11/2012 – FNC – Sundsvall sweden-11
178. sweden-11 SWE 3-2 RUS russia-11 – 12/31/2013 – WJC – Malmö sweden-11
179. sweden-11 SWE 2-1 RUS russia-11 – 01/04/2014 – WJC – Malmö sweden-11
180. canada1965-11 CAN 5-4 RUS russia-11 – 01/05/2015 – WJC – Toronto canada1965-11 goldmedal
181. canada1965-11 CAN 4-1 RUS russia-11 – 08/03/2015 – NJC – Calgary canada1965-11
182. russia-11 RUS 3-2 CAN canada1965-11 (SO) – 08/05/2015 – NJC – Calgary canada1965-11
183. russia-11 RUS 4-2 CZE  – 08/08/2015 – NJC – Calgary canada1965-11
184. russia-11 RUS 5-3 SWE sweden-11 – 08/28/2015 – FNC – Dmitrov russia-11
185.  CZE 4-0 RUS russia-11 – 08/29/2015 – FNC – Dmitrov russia-11
186. russia-11 RUS 3-2 SWE sweden-11 (OT) – 11/06/2015 – FNC – Tampere finland-11
187. finland-11 FIN 2-0 RUS russia-11 – 11/07/2015 – FNC – Tampere finland-11
188. finland-11 FIN 4-3 RUS russia-11 (OT) – 01/05/2016 – WJC – Helsinki finland-11 goldmedal
189. russia-11 RUS 4-1 SWE sweden-11 – 08/26/2016 – FNC – Hodonín 
190. russia-11 RUS 4-2 CZE – 08/27/2016 – FNC – Hodonín 
191. russia-11 RUS 2-1 FIN finland-11 (SO) – 08/28/2016 – FNC – Hodonín 
192. finland-11 FIN 2-1 RUS russia-11 (SO) – 11/04/2016 – FNC – Gothenburg sweden-11
193. sweden-11 SWE 6-3 RUS russia-11 – 11/06/2016 – FNC – Gothenburg sweden-11
194. sweden-11 SWE 4-0 RUS russia-11 – 12/22/2016 – EX – Kingston canada1965-11
195. usa-11 USA 4-2 RUS russia-11 – 01/02/2018 – WJC – Buffalo usa-11

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