1978 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

1978 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Canada
DatesDecember 22, 1977 –
January 3, 1978
Venue(s)5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg Soviet Union (2nd title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Canada
Fourth place Czechoslovakia
Tournament statistics
Matches played25
Goals scored248 (9.92 per match)
Attendance41,681 (1,667 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Wayne Gretzky
(17 points)

The 1978 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1978 WJHC) was the second edition Ice Hockey World Junior Championship and was held from December 22, 1977, until January 3, 1978. The tournament was held in Canada, mainly in Montreal and Quebec City. The Soviet Union won its second consecutive gold medal, while Sweden won the silver, and Canada the bronze.