The tournament continues on 2nd January 2019 with the following pairings:
- Sweden vs. Switzerland (13:00 PST in Victoria)
- Canada vs. Finland (15:30 PST in Vancouver)
- USA vs. Czech Republic (17:00 PST in Victoria)
- Russia vs. Slovakia (19:30 PST in Vancouver)
- Russia/Slovakia vs. USA/Czech Republic
- Sweden/Switzerland vs. Canada/Finland
The gold and bronze medal games will be played the day after on 5th January 2019.
The bottom-ranked teams Kazakhstan and Denmark will play a best-of-three relegation round. The loser will be relegated and be replaced by Germany in the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship.
Relegation Round in Vancouver:
Kazakhstan vs. Denmark, 2 Jan. 11:00 PST
Denmark vs. Kazakhstan, 4 Jan. 9:00 PST
Kazakhstan vs. Denmark, 5 Jan. 9:00 PST (only played if necessary)