We’re just over one month away from the 2019 World Junior Championships and the full schedule has now been released, including two pre-tournament games involving Team Canada being played in Victoria.
Both of the pre-tournament games will feature Canada at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre against Switzerland on Dec. 19 and Slovakia on Dec. 21.
The tournament begins on Boxing Day with two Group B games in Victoria featuring the United States against Slovakia at 3:30 p.m. and Finland facing off with Sweden at 7:30 p.m. The gold medal game will be played Jan. 5, 2019.
Other countries playing round-robin games in Victoria include Kazakhstan, while Group A teams playing in Vancouver will include Russia, Denmark, Switzerland and the Czech Republic, along with the host Canadians.
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