International Ice Hockey Federation

Groups for 2017 known

Groups for 2017 known

Host Canada begins in Toronto

Published 06.01.2016 20:21 GMT+2 | Author Martin Merk
Groups for 2017 known
Team Canada will start in Toronto and hopes to play for medals in Montreal (pictured). Photo: Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images
With the conclusion of the gold medal game in Helsinki the groups for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship in Montreal and Toronto, Canada, are known.

Host Canada will begin the tournament in Toronto where they will face silver medallist Russia, bronze medallist USA, Slovakia and Latvia. The Latvians recently earned promotion to the top division after winning the Division I Group A tournament in Vienna, Austria.

New champion Finland headlines the other preliminary-round group in Montreal, which also includes Sweden, the Czech Republic, Denmark and Switzerland.

As in 2015, Montreal and Toronto are co-hosting the event. However, their roles are reversed. Fans in Toronto will get to see the Team Canada games in the preliminary round as well as two quarter-finals. Montreal gets the other group, two quarter-final games, both semi-final games and the medal games for the tournament, taking place at the two NHL venues from 26 December 2016 to 5 January 2017.

Visit the official website for more information and tickets.

2017 IIHF World Junior Championship 

Group A

Group B

(in Montreal)

(in Toronto)

Finland (1)

Russia (2)

Sweden (4)

USA (3)

Czech Republic (5)

Canada (6)

Denmark (8)

Slovakia (7)

Switzerland (9)

Latvia (10)

Next IIHF World Junior Championships

2017: Montreal & Toronto, Canada
2018: Buffalo, USA
2019: Canada, venues TBD
2020: Czech Republic, venues TBD


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