USA emerged as the only unbeaten team in the preliminary round of the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. This achievement has earned them the coveted No. 1 overall seed as they enter the medal round, poised for a strong contention for the gold.
The quarterfinals, set to commence on Tuesday, January 2, will see thrilling matchups. Team USA, led by their exceptional performance in the preliminary round, will face off against Latvia at Frölundaborg at 11 a.m. ET. The host nation, Sweden, will take on Switzerland at Scandinavium, Slovakia will clash with Finland at Frölundaborg, and in a highly anticipated rematch of last year’s gold-medal game, defending champion Canada will meet Czechia at Scandinavium.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) will re-seed the semifinals, with Team USA, boasting the most standings points, set to face the lowest remaining seed should they advance.
Hockey enthusiasts can catch all the quarterfinal action starting at 6 a.m. ET, with live broadcasts available in the U.S. on NHL Network and in Canada on TSN. The tournament is also accessible via TSN’s digital platform for streaming.
The World Junior Championship has become a focal point for scouts and fans alike, showcasing the future stars of the sport. The tournament’s significance is underscored by the presence of top prospects like Macklin Celebrini, generating buzz around the 2024 NHL Draft.