Schedule, IIHF World Juniors 2018

World Juniors 2018

The 2018 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Champions are hosted in Buffalo, United States, December 26 2017 – January 5 2018. In this post you find the groups, Team Sweden’s games and dates for playoffs. 10 teams are divided into 2 groups where four teams from every group advances to the quarterfinals. In 2017, Team USA won the gold after defeating Canada in the final game. Russia won the bronze game against Sweden.

Groups, IIHF World Juniors 2018

Group A:

United States (current champions)
Canada
Denmark
Slovakia
Finland

Prediction: Team USA and Canada will fight over the group win. They will face each other on December 29 in an outdoor game!

Group B:

Russia
Sweden
Czech Republic
Switzerland
Belarus

Prediction: Russia and Sweden are facing each other on New Years Eve 2017. That game will probably decide what team wins group B. Sweden has been undefeated in the group phase the last 10(!) years in the World Juniors.

Sweden’s games:

December 26: Belarus – Sweden
December 28: Sweden – Czech Republic
December 30: Sweden – Switzerland
December 31: Russia – Sweden

Playoffs:

January 2: Quarterfinals
January 4: Semifinals
January 5: Bronze game and final game