2022 World Juniors playoff bracket – How does it work

The 2022 World Juniors playoff bracket is here. The IIHF disclosed the World Juniors groups on January 6, 2019. Here we have explained how the 2021-22 World Juniors playoff bracket does work.

Group A

United States
Russia
Sweden
Slovakia
Switzerland

Group B

Canada
Finland
Germany
Czech Republic
Austria

In each group, the top four winning teams will able to play in the quarterfinals on Saturday, January 2, 2022. No. one seed from Group A will play again against the No. 4 seed of Group B in Game 1, No. two seed from Group A will play against the No. three seed of Group B in Game 2, No. three seed from Group A will play against the No. two seed of Group B in Game 3 and No. four seed from Group A will play against the No. one seed of Group B in Game 4 in the 2022 World Juniors quarterfinal rounds.

The winner of Game 1 will play against the winner of Game 3 and the winner of Game 2 will play against the winner of Game 4 in the semifinals on Monday, January 4, 2022. The losers of the semifinals will battle for the Bronze Medal Game on Tuesday, January 5, and finally, the winner of the semifinals will meet in the 2022 World Junior championship for the Gold Medal Game on Tuesday, January 5, 2022.