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