the U18 world CHAMPIONSHIP will be determined in Obihiro, Japan.
Between the 6th and 13th of January.
The eight participating teams are indelande in the two groups.
group A: Canada, USA, Sweden and Russia.
In group B play: Finland, the Czech republic, Switzerland and Japan.
One and the runner-up in group A is hosted to the semifinals.
Third grade and fourth grade in group A meets the runner-up, respectively, one in group B in the quarterfinals.
the Third and four in group B meet in a nedflyttningsserie in the best-of-three matches. The winner retaining their spot in the A-group next year.
the Times given are Swedish times. The time difference is eight hours.
the quarter-finals played on Thursday 10 January, the semi-finals played on Saturday the 12th of January and the final and the bronze bout is played on Sunday, 13 January.
Last year brought to the uk for the first time in the history of silver in the U18 world CHAMPIONSHIPS.
Sweden won the semi final against Russia with a 2-1 then Lina Ljungblom made the decisive goal in the middle of the third period.
In the final, however, was the united states a number of large, and could win with 9-3.
The Swedish and the silver meant that Sweden broke the north american dominance. In the ten previous championships, the united states and Canada taken turns to take the gold and silver.
Last year's U18 world CUP was Ylva Martinsens last championships as the head coach of the Tjejkronorna. A few months later she took over as the head coach of the Indoor.
the New coach is Alexander Broms, who will make his first championship as the head.
Tjejkronornas former goalkeeping coach Kim Martin Hasson stopped, but she has been replaced by another OLYMPIC goalie.
Valentina Lizana Wallner is the new goalkeeping coach for the team, and she is on site during the championship.
the 17-year-old Lina Ljungblom, who was matchhjälte in last year's semifinals, are also in the team of the year.
Lina Ljungblom, who this season also has made a nice debut in the Indoor, play and everyday wear junior hockey at home in Skövde with a killag. This season, she has however played a match in the SDHL with HV71. In it she made two goals.
In this year's Swedish world CUP team is also a number of additional players who took last year including the Club forward Josefin Bouveng and HV71:s back Selina Aho.
the Face of the championship has Sweden played a friendly game since they came to Japan. Earlier in the week, they met the Czech republic, and where there was a heavy american loss. The Czech republic won with 5-0.