It’s christmas time and as usual that means it’s also time for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championships. This year the tournament is run in Canada for the 11th time. Montreal and Toronto in Canada will share the hosting. Last time Canada was hosting the Junior Championships was in 2012 when Sweden won the gold medal. Last year the championships was played in Malmö Sweden where Finland won the gold. This year we are hoping for some good hockey-christmas-action!
Schedule and groups
The tournament starts December 26th 2014 and the final is played January 5th 2015. The teams are divided into two groups:
Comment: A tough group where we are especially looking forward to the derby between the north atlantic teams. Canada, USA, Finland should go through to the quarter finals (played 2nd of January) but every game is important in this group. Will Slovakia or Germany grab the last spot?
Comment: A softer group, on paper anyways. Russia and Sweden battle for the group victory. Czech Republic and Switzerland will go through while Denmark face elimination.
As mentioned, the quarterfinals are played on January 2nd. The semifinals are played January 4th and the final and bronze-medal-game on January 5th.