2021 world juniors to begin Christmas Day
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The upcoming 2021 World Junior Championship will kick off on Christmas Day for the first time since 2005.

The tournament, which will take place in a bubble in Edmonton and use only Rogers Place to play games, will run from Dec. 25 to Jan. 5.

Here's the schedule:

Teams Date Time (ET)
Switzerland vs. Slovakia Friday Dec. 25 2 p.m.
Germany vs. Finland Friday Dec. 25 6 p.m.
Russia vs. United States Friday Dec. 25 9:30 p.m.
Sweden vs. Czech Republic Saturday Dec. 26 2 p.m.
Germany vs. Canada Saturday Dec. 26 6 p.m.
United States vs. Austria Saturday Dec. 26 9:30 p.m.
Finland vs. Switzerland Sunday Dec. 27 2 p.m.
Slovakia vs. Canada Sunday Dec. 27 6 p.m.
Czech Republic vs. Russia Sunday Dec. 27 9:30 p.m.
Austria vs. Sweden Monday Dec. 28 6 p.m.
Slovakia vs. Germany Monday Dec. 28 9:30 p.m.
United States vs. Czech Republic Tuesday Dec. 29 2 p.m.
Canada vs. Switzerland Tuesday Dec. 29 6 p.m.
Austria vs. Russia Tuesday Dec. 29 9:30 p.m.
Finland vs. Slovakia Wednesday Dec. 30 2 p.m.
Switzerland vs. Germany Wednesday Dec. 30 6 p.m.
Russia vs. Sweden Wednesday Dec. 30 9:30 p.m.
Czech Republic vs. Austria Thursday Dec. 31 2 p.m.
Canada vs. Finland Thursday Dec. 31 6 p.m.
Sweden vs. United States Thursday Dec. 31 9:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals Saturday Jan. 2 12 p.m.
Quarterfinals Saturday Jan. 2 3:30 p.m.
Quarterfinals Saturday Jan. 2 7 p.m.
Quarterfinals Saturday Jan. 2 10:30 p.m.
Semifinals Sunday Jan. 3 6 p.m.
Semifinals Sunday Jan. 3 9:30 p.m.
Bronze Tuesday Jan. 5 5:30 p.m.
Gold Tuesday Jan. 5 9:30 p.m.
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