Russia-Denmark, USA-Finns kick off World Juniors, Schedule

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Group A Preliminary Games

United States vs Finland – Noon PST, Dec 26 – TSN 4 & 5

An unusual ‘gotta-see-it’ game kicks off this year’s World Juniors, with last year’s gold medal champion Finns, facing off against the USA.

The Americans, like the Canadians last year, finished out of the medal round last year, in 5th place.

Slovakia vs Canada – 5:00 pm,m Dec 26, TSN

Playing on home turf, and with no medal last year, the Canadians will be ready to make a statement in this game. Slovakia finished in 8th place last year.

Group B Preliminary Games

Russia vs Denmark – 10:00 am PST, Dec 26 – TSN 3

The Russians kick off their tournament against new qualifiers Denmark. Russia won bronze in last year’s tournament.

Sweden vs Czech Republic – 2:00 pm PST, Dec 26 – TSN 3

The Swedes are aiming to make it four straight trips to the Gold medal game, starting with this opener against the Czechs, who finished in 6th place last year.

Full Schedule:

Friday, December 26 PST Channel
Russia Denmark 10:00 AM TSN 3
USA Finland Noon TSN 4/5
Czech Sweden 2:00 PM TSN 3
Slovakia Canada 5:00 PM TSN
Saturday, December 27 PST Channel
Sweden Denmark 10:00 AM TSN
Finland Slovakia 1:00 PM TSN 1/4/5
Switzerland Czech 2:00 PM TSN 3
Canada Germany 5:00 PM TSN
Sunday, December 28
Switzerland Russia 2:00 PM TSN 3
Germany USA 5:00 PM TSN 2
Monday, December 29
Denmark Czech 10:00 AM TSN
Slovakia USA 1:00 PM TSN
Russia Sweden 2:00 PM TSN 2
Canada Finland 5:00 PM TSN 2
Tuesday, December 30
Denmark Switzerland 2:00 PM TSN 1 / 3
Germany Slovakia 5:00 PM TSN
Wednesday, December 31
Denmark Czech 10:00 AM TSN
USA Canada 1:00 PM TSN
Czech Russia 2:00 PM TSN 2
Finland Germany 5:00 PM TSN 2