The favorite faces off against the...fifth-favorite?
Canada vs. The United States and Sweden vs. Russia - Chalk all over the place at the World Juniors.
The quarterfinals and relegation begin at the World Junior Championship.
The big, bad Swedes come knocking. Only the hardest of work can save the Canadians.
The Slovaks are without their top defenders and need a win over Germany to avoid embarrassment. No pressure, kids.
Day four brings suspensions and another likely Canadian blowout.
All five Oilers playing in the WJCs will be active on Tuesday.
For fans of amateur hockey, Santa Claus arrives today.
Kristians Pelss was given a five minute major and ejected for boarding during the first period of Latvia's game against Italy
The World Junior Championship is the biggest stage a kid can play on, but have an off week and they're forever doomed to endure a choker's label.