by Martin Merk. IIHF
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) and Hockey Canada have released the game schedule for the upcoming 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship and started the ticket sale for the event, which will be held at Rogers Place in Edmonton from 9 to 20 August 2022, has started.
The tournament will start with a neighbouring clash between Czechia and Slovakia on 9 August at noon followed by Latvia vs. Finland at 16:00 local time and the USA-Germany evening game at 20:00.
The remaining teams of the ten-team event will start on 10 August. Sweden and Switzerland will play the noon game, host Canada will face Latvia at 16:00 and Germany and Austria will play a neighbouring clash at 20:00.
Click here for the full game schedule.
Canada, Finland, Czechia, Slovakia and Latvia will play in Group A while the United States, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland and Austria will compete in Group B. The top-four teams if each group will make the quarter-finals.
All games will be played at Rogers Place with usually two or three games per day during the preliminary round that will end on 15 August. The four quarter-final games will be played on 17 August with Canada playing the third quarter-final game at 17:00 if qualified.
The semi-final games follow on 19 August. Host Canada if qualified or the team with the best preliminary-round records otherwise will play the early semi-final game at 14:00. The second semi-final game will be played at 18:00. The medal games are set for 20 August.
It will be the first time since 1988 that all World Juniors games will be held at one venue with fans in attendance.
With the release of the game schedule single-game tickets have been released and can be purchased for as low as $40 while packages remain available. Click here to buy tickets.