Quarter-finals set for 2 January
by Martin Merk|31 DEC 2019
At Ostravar Arena, host Czech Republic will play Sweden in the quarter-finals while Canada will play Slovakia.
photo: Andrea Cardin / HHOF-IIHF Images
The quarter-finals of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship are set after Canada beat the Czech Republic and Switzerland upset Finland, which means that in Trinec the Swiss will get Russia in the early quarter-final and the Finns will play Team USA in the evening.

In Ostrava host Czech Republic will play the evening game as foreseen in the game schedule and will do so against Sweden. Canada will play Slovakia in the early game.

The tournament continues after a day off with the quarter-finals on 2 January. Prior to the quarter-finals the day will start with the best-of-three relegation round between Germany and Kazakhstan.

In the semi-finals the top-seeded winning quarter-final team will play against the lowest-seeded team. The second-seeded team will play against the third-seeded team. This new seeding procedure has been in place since May 2019 and will for the first time be applied at the World Juniors. For more information on the tournament format click here.

Games on 2 January 2020

Switzerland vs. Russia in Trinec (12:30)
Canada vs. Slovakia in Ostrava (15:00)
USA vs. Finland in Trinec (17:30)
Sweden vs. Czech Republic in Ostrava (20:00)

Relegation Round (Best of 3)
Germany vs. Kazakhstan in Ostrava (10:00)