Since the 2021 edition couldn’t be played in front of fans in Edmonton and Red Deer as initially planned but in a bubble without spectators in Edmonton due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in Edmonton and Red Deer instead with the expectation that the situation at that time will allow to hold it with spectators.
After approval by IIHF Council, the original announcement was made on September 17, 2020.
It will be the 15th World Juniors to be hosted in Canada and will take place at the recently constructed Rogers Place, the home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL), and at the ENMAX Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels.
The 2021 World Juniors gold medal game is over. Now, the tentative groups for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship are known.
Canada hosts Finland, Germany and the Czech Republic in Edmonton. Red Deer’s group includes the defending champion USA as well as Russia, Sweden and Slovakia.
The tournament will be held from 26 Dec 2021 to 5 Jan 2022. Following a six-day preliminary round until New Year’s Eve the event will continue with the quarter-finals, semi-finals, medal games and relegation games.
Fans who have purchased ticket packages for 2021 and didn’t request a refund will be able to retain the tickets for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship at no additional cost.
Hockey Canada will notify fans who sign up to receive information about future ticket opportunities for 2022 World Juniors. Fan List.
An announcement will follow regarding the game schedule of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.
The IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be held in Europe in Novosibirsk (Russia) in 2023, and Gothenburg (Sweden in 2024, respectively, will be the next edition.