Odds to Win the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship: Canada Out in Front
The best junior hockey tournament on the planet contributes to Czech Republic for a time, since the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship gets underway on December 26 in Trinec and Ostrava. In what’s become a yearly tradition, the Canadians are the favorites at sportsbooks to win the hardware.
Canada is your +220 favorite to go all the way at BetOnline, with all the U.S.A. (+350), Russia (+475), Sweden (+625), Finland (+700) and the Czech Republic (+1200) recorded as the main contenders. Slovakia (+6600), Switzerland (+6600), Germany (+10000) and Kazakhstan (+10000) are the long shots to win the occasion.
The structure for the tournament features two classes together with five teams competing in round-robin drama , followed by a playoff. In the round robin, three points are given for a regulation win, and just 2 points for a shootout success. One point is allotted for an overtime or shootout loss.
After group play, the four highest-ranked clubs from each group progress to the quarterfinals. Although Germany, Russia, Canada, Czech Republic and the United States of America comprise Group B. for 2020, Group A includes Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia and Finland
Finland is back to defend its title after appearing victorious from British Columbia. The win was that the Finns’ in the past six years — an impressive feat had won the gold medal twice prior to 2014.
Canada has both the most medals (31) and gold medals (17) in world junior history. The Canadians won the championship once again in 2018 and stopped a drought in 2015.
Dale Hunter is going to be from the Czech Republic behind the seat for the Canucks. Hunter has coached the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League except for 2011-12 if he had been hired by the Washington Capitals of the NHL, since the 2001-02 season. Hunter has directed London into the OHL championship on four occasions and has since been named the league’s coach of the year in 2004, 2005 and 2010.
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