Austria U20 vs Canada U20 prediction, the meeting starts on December 29. It will be interesting to find out which of the national teams will win, and which bet will be the most profitable.
The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship begins Boxing Day, per tradition, and all eyes will be on the Canadians once again.
Serving as the host country, Canada is looking to reclaim the top spot after losing to the United States in the 2021 edition’s gold-medal game.
Canada leads the way with 18 gold medals at world juniors, the latest coming in 2020; however, it has been a while since the country won on home soil. The last time was back in 2015 when a guy named Connor McDavid was on the squad. He now twirls around the rink in Edmonton, where Canada will look to have similar success as the Oilers have this season.
At the helm this year is former Senators bench boss Dave Cameron. The Ottawa 67’s coach takes over for André Tourigny, who left Hockey Canada to coach the Coyotes. Cameron also took Tourigny’s gig with the 67’s. As usual, Canada’s roster is loaded with top NHL prospects, including Owen Power, the 2021 No. 1 overall draft pick. In fact, Team Canada also includes Shane Wright, the likely No. 1 pick in 2022, and Connor Bedard, the likely No. 1 pick in 2023.
Bedard is only the eighth 16-year-old ever to make Team Canada, a list that includes the likes of McDavid and Wayne Gretzky.
Here’s everything to know about the tournament, including how to watch live games in Canada and a complete schedule with updated scores and standings.
Canada World Juniors schedule, results
The format for the 2021 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams playing a preliminary round-robin to determine seeding, followed by a single-elimination tournament. As the defending champs, Canada drew Group A, which also includes Austria, Czechia, Finland and Germany.
Before making the trip to Alberta, Team Canada and Team USA both released their rosters. A full tournament schedule with results from each matchup can be found below.
This page will serve as a daily guide to the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship from puck drop until the gold medal is handed out.