With the Council approval, further discussions will soon be held with the participating teams on the staging of the World Juniors on details surrounding the organization and logistics.
Defending champion USA, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Austria are seeded in Group A of the preliminary round; Group B consists of host Canada, Finland, Czechia, Slovakia and Latvia.
The tournament with a schedule to be established together with all stakeholders will start from the beginning and results from December 2021 will not count towards the standings. The same age group (players born 2002 or later) will be eligible. There will be no relegated team and the setup of the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship will be discussed at a later stage.
Fans who purchased tickets for the 2021 and 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship will be provided front-of-the-line access for the 2022 event in August.