Pre camps and Exhibition games before the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship
by Organizing Committee|24 NOV 2023
Germany's Robin van Calster #25 plays the puck while Sweden's Filip Bystedt #18 defends during Preliminary Round - Group A action at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship at Scotiabank Centre on December 27, 2022 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
photo: © International Ice Hockey Federation / Matt Zambonin
It is soon time for the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship in Gothenburg! The tournament starts on the 26th of December, but before that, the participating nations are joining pre-camps and playing exhibition games. Take the chance to watch world-class ice hockey when the world’s best junior players plays around southern Sweden.

Between the 26th of December and the 5th of January, the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in the two arenas Frölundaborg and Scandinavium. For the players to be able to prepare themselves, they will join pre-camps in about two weeks before face off. The WJC-nations will conduct the pre-camps around southern Sweden.

In connection with the pre-camps, some exhibition games will also be played. Some of these games are certainly top games that you need to see. For example, on the 21st of December Sweden faces USA, the two nations who played for the bronze medal in the 2023 IIHF WJC. The two nations are facing each other in Catena Arena, in Ängelholm. On the 23rd of December, last year’s gold medalists, Canada, faces last year’s bronze medalists, USA. This game is played in Kungsbacka Ishall.

Sweden’s exhibition games will be broadcasted on SVT, Canada's games will be broadcasted on TSN and all other games will be broadcasted on Svensk Hockey TV. Below you can find a complete schedule for the exhibition games and links to where you can buy tickets for them.

You can find tickets for the exhibition games following these links:

Halmstad Arena, Halmstad:
Finland – Slovakia
Finland – Czechia

Catena Arena, Ängelholm: Pre Camp 2024 IIHF Junior-VM - Tickster

Åby Ishall, Mölndal: Tickets for sale at the entrance

Lassalyckans Ishall, Ulricehamn:

Kungsbacka Ishall, Kungsbacka: Exhibition Game Kanada - USA (

Limhamns Ishall, Malmö: No tickets for sale