CALGARY/EDMONTON, Alta. – Hockey Canada, along with the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship host committee, announced Wednesday the final schedule for the tournament, which runs from through in Calgary and Edmonton, Alta.
Groups were set based on the previous IIHF World Junior Championship results and were announced and assigned to Calgary and Edmonton in early January 2011. Group A, hosted in Calgary from December 26-31, features the defending gold medallists from Russia along with Latvia, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland. Group B, hosted in Edmonton, will feature Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland and the United States.
Canada will open its Group B schedule against Finland in Edmonton on Monday, December 26.
Canada’s preliminary round schedule at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship is as follows:
|Monday,||1:30 p.m.||Canada vs. Finland||Edmonton, Alta.|
|Wednesday,||6 p.m.||Canada vs. Czech Republic||Edmonton, Alta.|
|Thursday,||6 p.m.||Canada vs. Denmark||Edmonton, Alta.|
|Saturday, December 31. 2011||6 p.m.||Canada vs. USA||Edmonton, Alta.|
The medal game schedule for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship is as follows:
|Monday,||3 p.m.||Quarter-final||Calgary, Alta.|
|7 p.m.||Quarter-final||Calgary, Alta.|
|Tuesday,||3 p.m.||Semifinal||Calgary, Alta.|
|7 p.m.||Semifinal||Calgary, Alta.|
|Thursday,||1:30 p.m.||Bronze medal game||Calgary, Alta.|
|6 p.m.||Gold medal game||Calgary, Alta.|
Highlights of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship schedule include:
The 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship will mark the tenth time that Canada has hosted the IIHF World Junior Championship. Past Canadian host cities include Regina/Saskatoon, Sask. (2010); Ottawa, Ont. (2009); Vancouver/Kamloops/Kelowna, B.C. (2006); Halifax/Sydney, N.S. (2003); Winnipeg, Man. (1999); Red Deer, Alta. (1995); Saskatoon, Sask. (1991); Hamilton, Ont. (1986) and Montreal, Que. (1978).