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2019 World Junior Championship schedule

Finland wins gold medal, Russia defeats Switzerland for bronze

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The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, is taking place from Dec. 26, 2018 to Jan. 5, 2019.

The 10 teams have been split into two groups. Group A, which will play preliminary-round games at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, consists of Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia and Switzerland. Group B, which will play at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, consists of Finland, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States.

The preliminary round runs Dec. 26-31. The top four teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals Jan. 2. The semifinals are Jan. 4, and the gold-medal game is Jan. 5. The semifinals and finals will be played at Rogers Arena.

Canada won the 2018 WJC in Buffalo, defeating Sweden 3-1 in the championship game.

 

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Wednesday, Dec. 26 - 5 things learned from Day 1 of World Juniors

Czech Republic 2, Switzerland 1 (OT)
United States 2, Slovakia 1
Canada 14, Denmark 0
Sweden 2, Finland 1

 

Thursday, Dec. 27 - 5 things learned from Day 2 of World Juniors

Russia 4, Denmark 0
Sweden 5, Slovakia 2
Canada 3, Switzerland 2
Finland 5, Kazakhstan 0

 

Friday, Dec. 28 - 5 things learned from Day 3 of World Juniors

Russia 2, Czech Republic 1
United States 8, Kazakhstan 2

 

Saturday, Dec. 29 - 5 things learned from Day 4 of World Juniors

Switzerland 4, Denmark 0
Finland 5, Slovakia 1
Canada 5, Czech Republic 1
Sweden 5, United States 4 (OT)

 

Sunday, Dec. 30 - 5 things learned from Day 5 of World Juniors

Russia 7, Switzerland 4
Slovakia 11, Kazakhstan 2

 

Monday, Dec. 31 - 5 things learned from Day 6 of World Juniors

Czech Republic 4, Denmark 0
Sweden 4, Kazakhstan 1
Russia 2, Canada 1
United States 4, Finland 1

 

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Relegation round: Kazakhstan 4, Denmark 3
Quarterfinal: Switzerland 2, Sweden 0
Quarterfinal: Finland 2, Canada 1 (OT)
Quarterfinal: United States 3, Czech Republic 1
Quarterfinal: Russia 8, Slovakia 3

 

Friday, Jan. 4

Relegation round: Kazakhstan 4, Denmark 0
Semifinal: United States 2, Russia 1
Semifinal: Finland 6, Switzerland 1

 

Saturday, Jan. 5

Bronze-medal game: Russia 5, Switzerland 2
Gold-medal game: Finland 3, United States 2

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