The 2014 world junior hockey championship will be in Malmo, Sweden, but Hockey Canada is already preparing for the tournament's return to Canada.
The United States won the junior ice hockey championships on Saturday after Rocco Grimaldi scored twice and Vince Trocheck added an empty-net goal to clinch a 3-1 win over Sweden in the final.
Canada's run of consecutive medals at the world junior hockey championship ended with a 6-5 loss in overtime to Russia in the bronze-medal game Saturday.
Nikita Kucherov equalized and then scored the winner in a 4-3 penalty shootout victory over Switzerland to send Russia through to the semifinals of the world junior hockey championships on Wednesday.
Canada will face the United States in a semifinal at the world junior hockey championship Thursday -- and the team is taking some time to talk about how to make sure its prepared for the match-up after last year's disappointing upset.
The United States routed Slovakia 9-3 Monday to advance to the quarterfinals of the world junior hockey championships.
Canadian goaltender Malcolm Subban had his best game of the world junior hockey championship so far in a 2-1 win over the United States on Sunday.
Russia routed Germany 7-0 Saturday for its third straight victory at the junior ice hockey world championships.
Canada will be down two forwards for Sunday's game against the U.S. at the world junior hockey championship because of another suspension.
Vladimir Tkachyov scored the winning goal in the third period as Russia held on to beat the United States 2-1 on Friday at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.
Ryan Strome scored a pair of goals as Canada came from behind to beat Slovakia 6-3 at the world junior hockey championship Friday.