Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Picture Is Clear At The WJC

The stage is set for the medal and relegation round's of the World Junior Championships after the preliminary round was completed yesterday in Calgary and Edmonton.

In Edmonton, Finland defeated the Czech Republic 4-0 while Canada beat the US 3-2. Head down south to Calgary and Slovakia beat Switzerland 6-4 while Sweden beat Russia 4-3 in overtime.

Relegation Round

In the relegation round, Switzerland plays Denmark on Monday, the USA plays Latvia on Tuesday, Latvia plays Denmark and the US plays Switzerland on Wednesday. The team with the fewest points gets relegated to Division 1 while Germany moves up for next year.

Medal Round

Canada and Sweden get a bye in the quarter finals for winning their respective groups. The quarter finals will see Finland and Slovakia and Russia vs the Czechs on Monday.

The Semi finals begin Tuesday with Sweden taking on the winner of Finland vs Slovakia and Canada taking on the winner of Russia vs The Czech Republic.

The winners of those two games meet Thursday for the Gold Medal while the losers face off for the Bronze.

All games now will take place in Calgary

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