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USA-Russia rivalry on Tuesday night

Published 15.08.2018 01:05 GMT-4 | Author Martin Merk
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Flag bearers enter the ice before the USA-Russia semi-final one year ago. The two teams will play the last quarter-final game on Tuesday night. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
The quarter-final pairings of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship are known. The tournament continues on Tuesday in Buffalo.

Russia needed a regulation-time win against Sweden in the last game of the preliminary round to move up, which means that the 3-3 tie after regulation time already determined the final group ranking and the playoff pairings. Sweden won the group and will face Slovakia while Russia will have to play host USA. Team Canada against Switzerland was the first pairing known today and the Czech Republic will play Finland in the first quater-final game on Tuesday.

Quarter-Finals on 2nd January:
Czech Republic vs. Finland 12:00 at Key Bank Center
Canada vs. Switzerland 16:00 at Key Bank Center
Sweden vs. Slovakia 18:00 at Harborcenter
USA vs. Russia 20:00 at Key Bank Center

Semi-Finals on 4th January:

Relegation Round (best-of-3):
Belarus vs. Denmark 2 Jan. 14:00 at HarborCenter
Denmark vs. Belarus 4 Jan. 12:00 at Key Bank Center
Belarus vs. Denmark 5 Jan. 12:00 at Key Bank Center (if needed)

No games are played on Monday. Happy New Year from Buffalo!


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