2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships
The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship
was the 40th World Junior Ice Hockey Championship
. It was hosted in Helsinki, Finland
It began on December 26, 2015, and ended with the gold medal game on January 5, 2016. This marked the sixth time that Finland
has hosted the WJC, and the hosts defeated Russia
4–3 in overtime
to win their fourth title in history and second in the last three years. Belarus
was relegated to Division I-A for 2017 by merit of their tenth-place finish, while Finnish right winger Jesse Puljujärvi
and top scorer honors.
A player is eligible to play in the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships if:
If a player who has never played in IIHF-organized competition wishes to switch national eligibility, he must have played in competitions for two consecutive years in the new country without playing in another country, as well as show his move to the new country's national association with an international transfer card. In case the player has previously played in IIHF-organized competition but wishes to switch national eligibility, he must have played in competitions for four consecutive years in the new country without playing in another country, he must show his move to the new country's national association with an international transfer card, as well as be a citizen of the new country. A player may only switch national eligibility once.
The IIHF selected 12 referees and 10 linesmen to officiate during the tournament:
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