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Answers to World Junior quiz on page C3

1. Which country has won the most world junior titles?

Answer: B -- Canada has won 15 world junior titles, just two more than the Soviet Union/Russia. No other country comes close to the hockey powerhouses. The United States is third with just three titles, all coming in the past decade.

2. Which player has won the most world junior titles?

Answer: A -- Jason Botterill won gold medals as a left-winger for Canada in 1994, 1995 and 1996. He is the only player in WJHC history to win three titles. Yevgeni Belosheikin and Alexander Semak both won two golds and a bronze with the Soviets, while Dmitri Yushkevich earned a gold and two silvers with Russia.

3. Who has the most points in world junior history?

Answer: A -- Peter Forsberg had a total of 42 points -- 10 goals and 32 assists -- in the 1992 and 1993 tournaments. Eric Lindros has the most career points of any Canadian in the WJHC with 12 goals and 19 assists, good for eighth all-time.

4. Which player had the most points in a single tournament?

Answer: C -- Peter Forsberg did most of his scoring in the 1993 tournament in Sweden. He scored seven goals and added an astonishing 24 assists. Linemate Markus Naslund was Forsberg's primary beneficiary, scoring 13 goals with 11 assists -- tied for second all-time -- in the same tournament. Raimo Helminen also had 24 points (11 goals, 13 assists) in 1984.

5. What goalie had the most wins in a single tournament?

Answer: D -- Tomas Duba won seven games in 2001 for the Czech Republic. Manny Legace, Andre Karpin and Al Montoya are tied with seven other goalies with six wins each.

6. Who is the all-time leading goal-scorer in world junior history?

Answer: B -- Pavel Bure has the most career goals in tournament history, scoring 27 times in the 1989, 1990 and 1991 tournaments. Vladimir Ruzicka is second with 25, followed by Markus Naslund with 21 and Petr Rosol with 18.

7. This year's world junior championship is being held in Malmo, Sweden. What country has hosted the most tournaments?

Answer: D -- Canada has held 10 world junior tournaments and will continue to build on its lead, as it is scheduled to host the 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021 tournaments.

8. When was the first official world junior championship held?

Answer: B -- Although there were unofficial world junior championships in 1974, 1975 and 1976, the first IIHF-sanctioned tournament was held in the Czechslovakian cities of Banska Bystrica and Zvolen in 1977. The Soviet Union beat the Memorial Cup champion Hamilton Fincups -- representing Canada -- for gold for the first-ever championship.

9. Which city has hosted the most world junior tournaments?

Answer: D -- Helsinki, Finland, has hosted or co-hosted the tournament five times. No Canadian city has hosted the WJHC more than once.

10. Where will the 2015 world junior championship be held?

Answer: C -- Toronto and Montreal will split hosting duties in 2015. They will also host the 2017 tournament. Finland will host the 2016 WJHC, but has not yet named a host city.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 24, 2013 ??65533

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