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Here’s your World Juniors playoff round schedule

Jan 1, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

WJC 2013

The stage is set for the second phase of the 2013 World Junior Championships.

Canada, Sweden, Russia, Czech Republic, Switzerland the United States have all advanced to the playoff round while Finland, Slovakia, Latvia and Germany will play in the relegation bracket.

Because they finished first in Groups A and B respectively, Canada (4W) and Sweden (3W-1OTW) will receive automatic bids into the semifinal round. Russia (2W-1OTW-1L) will play Switzerland (1W-3OTL) in one quarterfinal while the U.S. (2W-2L) will face the Czechs (2W-1OTW-1L) in the other.

Schedule (All times ET)

Wednesday, Jan. 2: Quarterfinals

United States vs. Czech Republic, 4 a.m.

Russia vs. Switzerland, 8 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 3: Semifinals

Canada vs. United States/Czech Republic, 3:30 a.m.

Sweden vs. Russia/Switzerland, 8 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 5

Bronze Medal Game, 4 a.m.

Gold Medal Game, 7:30 a.m.

As for the relegation round — all four teams will play a round-robin to decide which three (the first-, second- and third-place finishers) stay up for the 2014 World Juniors and which one (the fourth-place finisher) will be sent down to the Division I Group A tourney next year.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 1, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    Because of it being in Russia, the game times are pretty funky for us here in N.America. And because the NHL channel can’t be trusted not to flash the final scores during the evening re-airs, I recommend recording the early AM broadcasts, and then avoid all hockey and Canadian media. One oddity of the Ufa venue is how they cleared out a section of seats (forgoing at least a dozen admissions) behind one net to present a bevy of cheerleaders who dance pretty much all game long.

    • killerpgh - Jan 1, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      I got burned trying to watch the rebroadcast of USA first game on the NHL Network. I was so pissed as soon as I saw the “ticker” on the bottom of the screen with the final score of the game I was watching. Ever since than I DVR them in the morning and watch them as soon as I can.

  2. mydoglouie - Jan 1, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    Go team Canada!

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