Hockey Canada and the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation have revealed the teams for the 2023 World Junior Championship, which is about to start out on December 26.

Hosts Canada have been drawn towards Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria in Group A on the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.

Group B, which is because of be performed on the Avenir Centre in Moncton, consists of the USA going through Finland, Switzerland, Slovakia and Latvia.

On account of there being no relegation on the 2022 version, which is at present ongoing, the teams had been organised by rating each federation on their efficiency within the final 5 tournaments.

At the very least 10 video games are attributable to be performed in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia previous to the match.

The total schedule for the under-20 occasion has but to be introduced.

Russia, along with Belarus, have been banned from the IIHF World Junior Championship ©Getty Images
Russia, together with Belarus, have been banned from the IIHF World Junior Championship ©Getty Pictures

Hockey Canada has been allowed to proceed internet hosting occasions regardless of the backlash over its dealing with of complaints of sexual assault.

The organisation has had its entry to public funds frozen.

The disaster was triggered when it turned recognized earlier this yr that Hockey Canada had settled a case for CAD3.55 million (£2.3 million/$2.8 million/€2.7 million) with a lady who alleges she was abused by members of Canada’s junior nationwide workforce in 2018.

Russia are banned from the competitors following the invasion of Ukraine whereas Belarus have obtained the identical punishment for supporting their navy operation.

The 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship is because of conclude on January 5.