The Quarter-Finals will be played between A1-B3, A2-B2, A3-B1, A4-A5. Canada will play QF3 and USA QF2. The winner of each Quarter-Final moves onto the Semi-Finals.
In the semi-finals the best-ranked team - criteria: 1) Tier of the group. 2) placement in the group - will play against the lowest-ranked semi-finalist. The 2nd-best ranked semi-finalist will play the 3rd-best ranked semi-finalist.
Host Canada will play the late semi-final if qualified, or otherwise the best-ranked semi-finalist according to beforementioned criteria, shall play the early game. The time slots will officially be determined after the quarter-final games.
The winner of each Semi-Final game will move onto the Gold Medal Game, while the losers will play in the Bronze Medal Game.
The quarter-final losers will play placement games in a knockout format. The winner of the 5th-place game will earn a Group A seeding for next year.