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World Junior Hockey Championship schedule: December 30, 2015

Here is everything you need to know about the games on December 30th.

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Group A Preliminary Games

9 AM EST: Sweden vs Denmark

Sweden has been the best team in Group A this year, and while they may have barely squeaked out a win over the USA, they will look to continue their winning ways with a dominant showing over Denmark. Last time Sweden and Denmark met, Sweden won 5-1.

Though Denmark may have caught a break with William Nylander probably out a while longer, Alexander Nylander, Dmytro Timashov and the rest of Sweden's high power squad will be more than Alexander True, Matias From and either Lillie or Seldrup can withstand - though we can expect a gutsy performance from them nonetheless.

The game will be shown on TSN 1,2,3,4 and RDS in Canada, NHL Network in the United States. It will be live streamed on TSN Go.

1 PM ET: USA vs Switzerland

After being upset by Denmark, and giving the entire nation of Canada a terrible scare by forcing a shootout, Switzerland is fighting for their lives. If they are to avoid a second straight appearance in the relegation round, they will have to reprise their most recent effort against both the States and Sweden.

A daunting task, but one that they will face with their complete roster for the first time since the beginning of the round robin. They are facing an American squad who will, no doubt, be looking to erase a loss to Sweden, in which they outshot their competition 46-23, but lost 1-0 to a white hot Linus Söderström. The Americans will look to Auston Matthews, and the rest of their offence to wake up, while the Swiss are going to need their goalie to turn in another superhero performance if they are to survive.

The game will be shown on TSN 1,3,4 and RDS in Canada, NHL Network in the United States. It will be live streamed on TSN Go.

Group B Preliminary Games

7 AM ET: Czech Republic vs Belarus

Belarus is the only team in the tournament without any points, and it is looking more and more inevitable that they will find themselves in the relegation round. The Czechs, on the other hand, have one of their strongest teams in years, and are coming off a 2-0 victory over Slovakia.

Look for David Pastrnak to make his presence felt after his goal against Slovakia. Belarus will need to remain disciplined, and - as is a theme among the less powerful teams - receive phenomenal goaltending if they are to collect any points at all.

The game will be shown on TSN2 and RDS2 in Canada.

11 AM ET: Slovakia vs Finland (TSN2)

After a rapid and disgruntling reversal of fortunes in a 6-4 loss to Russia, the host team is looking to right the ship.

With four of the tournament's top ten goal scorers in Jesse Puljujärvi, Patrik Laine, Sebastian Aho, and Aleksi Saarela, along with the Maple Leafs' Kasperi Kapanen, the Finns should keep the Slovakian goalie very busy. On paper, this game looks like a fairly one sided affair, but as we saw in the Switzerland Canada game, anything can happen.

The game will be shown on TSN2 and RDS2 in Canada.