Standings
playoffs
quarters semis finals
Canada
CAN
6
Switzerland
SUI
3
United States
USA
2
Czechia
CZE
4
Sweden
SWE
2
Latvia
LAT
1
Finland
FIN
5
Germany
GER
2
Canada
CAN
5
Czechia
CZE
2
Sweden
SWE
0
Finland
FIN
1
Canada
CAN
3
Finland
FIN
2
ot Gold medal game
Sweden
SWE
3
Czechia
CZE
1
Bronze medal game
Playoff Seeding

The top four placed teams from the Preliminary will play a cross-over quarter-final game: 1A vs. 4B, 1B vs. 4A, 2A vs. 3B and 2B vs. 3A. The winner of each quarter-final moves onto the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals the best-ranked team - criteria: 1) placement in the group, 2) points in the preliminary round, 3) goal difference in the preliminary round, 4) goals scored in the preliminary round, 5) seeding coming into the tournament - will play against the lowest-ranked semi-finalist. The 2nd-best ranked semi-finalist will play the 3rd-best ranked semi-finalist. The host 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.