The Austrian U20 men’s ice hockey national team debuted at the 46th IIHF World Junior Championships. In Edmonton it will be against Finland (27 December), Canada (28 December), Czech Republic (30 December) and Germany (31 December). ORF Sport+ will broadcast three of the four preliminary round matches live.
The start of the World Cup against Finland, a duel with the Czech Republic and a quarter-final fight against Germany are on the agenda. In addition, there is also a possible quarter-final game or relegation. Before things get serious, Austria’s U20 men’s ice hockey national team will play their only preparatory game for the 46th IIHF World Junior Championships, starting a few days later from Thursday to Friday.
“The level of the U20 World Cup in the top division is incredibly high. Some experts also believe that it is more than just the A World Cup for adults. Our players there can compete with elite and future top stars from all over the world,” he added. EHV Sports Director Mr. Roger Bader Sports importance.
head coach Marco Pevale Analyzes the group: “The top nations Finland and Canada are definitely the favorites in the group, then comes the Czech Republic. Germany also has to place above us in paper form.”
Even if our neighbors go into a duel as the favourite, you are likely to put your older brother in his place, Marco Payvale: “Our big goal is to beat Germany. On a good day, when everything works out for us, with very good goalkeeping performances and of course with a little luck, it is possible!”
judged in the same way roger badero Starting position: “We are outs, we are actually still promoted because it was an exceptional position in the last World Cup and there was no promotion or removal. Ten years ago we took part in this tournament last year. We think we have the most chances against Germany, which doesn’t have its strongest players because they play in the North American leagues.”
This expected performance at 8:00 on New Year’s Eve, as well as the start of the World Cup against Finland at 8:00 pm on 27 December and the game against the Czech Republic at 10:30 pm on 30 December. Live telecast on ORF Sport+.
50 percent audience occupancy
In a current statement, Hockey Canada has informed that the province of Alberta is restricting spectator capacity for indoor sporting events due to the COVID situation. According to the information received from the organizer, a maximum of 50 percent of the games in the U20 World Cup can be used. About 9,000 spectators have been admitted to Rogers Place, home of the Edmonton Oilers, where Austria will play their preliminary round matches.
time and schedule
Beginning of preparations: On 15 December the red, white and red delegation went to Red Deer, Canada to prepare for the World Cup. The final World Cup team will be nominated after the friendly match against Sweden on 23 December. 25 men and support staff will attend the World Cup quarters in Edmonton on 24 December.
Austria vs Sweden
Fri, December 24, 2021, 3:00 am CET (Thursday, December 23, 7:00 pm local time)
world cup schedule
Austria vs Finland
Mon., December 27, 2021, 8:00 pm CET (12 pm local time)
Live on ORF Sport
Austria vs Canada
Wed, December 29, 2021, 1:00 am CET (Tue, December 28, 5:00 pm local time)
Czech Republic vs Austria
Thu, 30 December 2021, 22:30 CET (14:30 local time)
Live on ORF Sport
Germany vs Austria
Fri, December 31, 2021, 20:00 CET (12:00 local time)
Live on ORF Sport
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