The World Junior Championships, commonly known simply as the World Juniors, are an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation for national under-20 ice hockey teams from around the world. The main tournament features the top ten ranked hockey nations in the world, comprising the 'Top Division', from which a world champion is crowned.
The tournament will begin on Boxing Day December 26th, 2018 and will end with the Gold Medal Game on January 5, 2019. There will be several pre-competition games throughout the province starting in December 2018. The official IIHF 2019 World Junior Championship full schedule will be available late spring.