FILE - Canada’s Bowen Byram (left) is checked by Russia’s Dmitri Voronkov during first period action at the World Junior Hockey Championship, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

FILE - Canada’s Bowen Byram (left) is checked by Russia’s Dmitri Voronkov during first period action at the World Junior Hockey Championship, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

2021 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship schedule

Playoffs start Jan. 2

EDMONTON — IIHF 2021 WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

At Edmonton

All Times Eastern

Group A

Canada, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland

Group B

Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden, United States

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ROUND ROBIN

Friday, Dec. 25

Switzerland vs. Slovakia, 2 p.m.

Germany vs. Finland, 6 p.m.

Russia vs. United States, 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Sweden vs. Czech Republic, 2 p.m.

Germany vs. Canada, 6 p.m.

United States vs. Austria, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Finland vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m.

Slovakia vs. Canada, 6 p.m.

Czech Republic vs. Russia, 9:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 28

Austria vs. Sweden, 6 p.m.

Slovakia vs. Germany, 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

United States vs. Czech Republic, 2 p.m.

Canada vs. Switzerland, 6 p.m.

Austria vs. Russia, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Finland vs. Slovakia, 2 p.m.

Switzerland vs. Germany, 6 p.m.

Russia vs. Sweden, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 31

Czech Republic vs. Austria, 2 p.m.

Canada vs. Finland, 6 p.m.

Sweden vs. United States, 9:30 p.m.

Conclusion of Round Robin

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PLAYOFFS

Saturday, Jan. 2

Quarterfinals

12, 3:30, 7 and 10:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 4

Semifinals

6 and 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Third Place

Semifinal Losers, 5:30 p.m.

Championship

Semifinal Winners, 9:30 p.m.

By The Canadian Press