In International competition the IIHF World Junior Championships are underway in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic for Medal Games of the tournament.
- Sunday, January 5th, 2020
- Gold Medal Game
Canada v. Russia
In the final game of the World Juniors, Canada would face Russia in the Gold Medal Game. After a scoreless first period Russia would open up the scoring with a Nikita Alexandrov tally, but the Canadians would respond with a Dylan Cozens goal to tie the game only to see the Russians retake the lead with Grigori Denisenko’s lead. Then in the third period Maxim Sorkin would grow Russia’s lead to two, but then the Canadians would take over as Connor McMichael, Barrett Hayton, and Akil Thomas would score to give Canada the 4-3 victory and the Gold Medal.
- Bronze Medal Game
Sweden v. Finland
In the Bronze Medal game we would see Sweden take on Finland, and in the first period the Fins would strike first with a Patrik Puistola tally to take the 1-0 lead. However, Rasmus Sandin would tie the game at one for the Swedes, but Matias Maccelli would score to retake the one goal lead heading into the first intermission. Then in the second period Samuel Fagemo would score to tie the game at two, and Linus Oberg would net the game winner as the Swedes would go on to win 3-2.
- Relegation Game
Germany v. Kazakhstan
In the final relegation game of the best of three between Germany and Kazakhstan it would be all Germany. Dominik Bokk would score a pair of goals, and goals from Tim Fleischer, Lukas Reichel, Niklas Heinzinger, and Eric Mik to give the Germans the 6-0 victory and 2-1 series victory over Kazakhstan.