2022 World Juniors playoff bracket – How does it work

The 2022 World Juniors playoff bracket is here. The IIHF disclosed the World Juniors groups in May 2022. Here we have explained how the 2022 World Juniors playoff bracket does work.

2022 World Juniors playoff picture, if the Championships ended today.

Group A

  1. Canada
  2. Finland
  3. Czechia
  4. Slovakia
  5. Latvia

Group B

  1. United States
  2. Switzerland
  3. Germany
  4. Sweden
  5. Austria

How 2022 World U20 Championships playoff does work?

In each group, the top four winning teams according to their highest points will be able to play in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. No. one seed from Group A will play again against the No. 4 seed of Group B in Game 1, No. two seeds from Group A will play against the No. three seed of Group B in Game 2, No. three seeds from Group A will play against the No. two seed of Group B in Game 3 and No. four seeds 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 Friday, August 19, 2022. The losers of the semifinals will battle for the Bronze Medal Game on Saturday, August 20, 2022, and finally, the winner of the semifinals will meet in the 2022 World Junior championship for the Gold Medal Game on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at Rogers Place, Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.