2018 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

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2018 IIHF World U20 Championships
Tournament details
Host country  United States
Dates December 26, 2017 – January 5, 2018
Teams 10
Venue(s) KeyBank Center, Buffalo
HarborCenter, Buffalo
New Era Field, Orchard Park[1] (in 2 host cities)
2017
2019

The 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship will be the 42nd Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. It will be hosted by the city of Buffalo, New York[2] at the KeyBank Center and HarborCenter. It will begin on December 26, 2017, and will end with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2018. This marks the sixth time that the United States has hosted the IHWJC and the second time that Buffalo has done so (Buffalo also hosted the event in 2011).

A preliminary game between Canada and the United States will also be played outdoors at New Era Field in nearby Orchard Park, New York on December 29, 2017. It will mark the first ever outdoor game played during an IIHF world championship at the junior level.[3]

Top Division[edit]

Venues[edit]

KeyBank Center
Capacity: 19,070
HarborCenter
Capacity: 1,800
New Era Field
Capacity: 71,870
First Niagara Center front.jpg HarborCenter Dec2015.JPG NHL Winter Classic 2008.jpg
 United States – Buffalo  United States – Buffalo  United States – Orchard Park

Host selection[edit]

On July 28, 2015, USA Hockey named the five initial finalists for hosting the event:[4]

Chicago and Tampa were eliminated on September 15.[5] Buffalo was chosen as the host site on December 3, with a formal announcement on December 4.[6] In a first for the series, at least one of the games is expected to be hosted outdoors.[1]

Preliminary round[edit]

All times are local. (Eastern Standard TimeUTC-5)

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarterfinals
2  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Relegation
First match(es) will be played on 26 December 2017. Source:
December 26, 2017
16:00
Canada  v  Finland KeyBank Center
December 26, 2017
20:00
Denmark  v  United States KeyBank Center
December 27, 2017
19:00
Slovakia  v  Canada KeyBank Center
December 28, 2017
12:00
Finland  v  Denmark KeyBank Center
December 28, 2017
20:00
United States  v  Slovakia KeyBank Center
December 29, 2017
tbd
Canada  v  United States New Era Field
December 30, 2017
16:00
Finland  v  Slovakia KeyBank Center
December 30, 2017
20:00
Denmark  v  Canada KeyBank Center
December 31, 2017
16:00
United States  v  Finland KeyBank Center
December 31, 2017
18:00
Slovakia  v  Denmark HarborCenter

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Russia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Quarterfinals
2  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Czech Republic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4   Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5  Belarus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to Relegation
First match(es) will be played on 26 December 2017. Source:
December 26, 2017
12:00
Czech Republic  v  Russia KeyBank Center
December 26, 2017
14:00
Belarus  v  Sweden HarborCenter
December 27, 2017
15:00
Switzerland   v  Belarus KeyBank Center
December 28, 2017
14:00
Russia  v   Switzerland HarborCenter
December 28, 2017
16:00
Sweden  v  Czech Republic KeyBank Center
December 29, 2017
12:00
Belarus  v  Russia HarborCenter
December 30, 2017
12:00
Czech Republic  v  Belarus KeyBank Center
December 30, 2017
14:00
Sweden  v   Switzerland HarborCenter
December 31, 2017
12:00
Switzerland   v  Czech Republic KeyBank Center
December 31, 2017
20:00
Russia  v  Sweden KeyBank Center

Relegation[edit]

January 2, 2018
14:00
v HarborCenter
January 4, 2018
12:00
v KeyBank Center
January 5, 2018
12:00
v KeyBank Center

Playoff round[edit]

  Quarterfinal                    
  1A  
  4B   Semifinal
       
  Quarterfinal    
  2B
  3A         Final
             
  Quarterfinal            
  1B      
  4A   Semifinal   Bronze medal game
       
  Quarterfinal      
  2A
  3B  

Quarterfinals[edit]

January 2, 2018
12:00
v KeyBank Center
January 2, 2018
16:00
v KeyBank Center
January 2, 2018
18:00
v HarborCenter
January 2, 2018
20:00
v KeyBank Center

Semifinals[edit]

January 4, 2018
16:00
v KeyBank Center
January 4, 2018
20:00
v KeyBank Center

Bronze medal game[edit]

January 5, 2018
16:00
v KeyBank Center

Final[edit]

January 5, 2018
20:00
v KeyBank Center

Division I[edit]

The Group A tournament will be held in Courchevel and Meribel, France from 10 to 17 December 2017. The Group B tournament will be held in Bled, Slovenia from 9 to 15 December 2017.

Group A
Group B

Division II[edit]

The Group A tournament will be held in Dumfries, Great Britain from 10 to 16 December 2017. The Group B tournament will be held in Belgrade, Serbia from 15 to 21 January 2018.

Group A
Group B

Division III[edit]

The tournament will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria from 22 to 28 January 2018. The Qualification tournament will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 5 to 7 February 2018.


Qualification

References[edit]

External links[edit]