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2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships>> The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship will be the40thWorld Junior Ice Hockey Championship. It will be hosted inHelsinkiin Finland. It begins on December 26, 2015, and will endwith thegold medal game being played on January 5, 2016. Thismarks the 6thtime that Finland has hosted the WJC.>> The IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championships,commonlyknown simply as the World Juniors, is an annual eventorganized bythe International Ice Hockey Federation for nationalunder-20 icehockey teams from around the world. It istraditionally held in lateDecember, ending in the beginning ofJanuary.>> The main tournament features the top ten rankedhockeynations in the world, comprising the 'Top Division', fromwhich aworld champion is crowned. There are also threelowerpools—Divisions I, II and III—that each play separatetournamentsplaying for the right to be promoted to a higher pool,or facerelegation to a lower pool.>> The tournament was first held in 1977 (1974–1976werenot official tournaments). The tournament has been dominated bytheteams from Russia/Soviet Union and Canada, together accountingfor29 of the 39 overall gold medals awarded. The USSR won thefirstfour official tournaments, while the Canadians put togetherfivestraight championships between 1993 and 1997, and anotherfivestraight from 2005 to 2009. Canada leads the all-time goldmedalcount with 16, while USSR/Russia leads the all-time overallmedalcount with 32. Head-to-head matches between these twocountries arealways much anticipated.If you have any quires please reach me at GANESH.GUMMADI786@GMAIL.COM