The 2019 IIHF world championship will be held for the 13th time in Canada, who are also the defending champions, and will run from 26th December 2018 till January 5, 2019.
IIHF World Juniors gold prize value
The gold prize, which is the most sought-after award, is awarded to the national team that wins in the top division finals. The teams in this category are first divided into two groups each comprising of at least five teams that play against each other, with only the top three teams qualifying for the playoffs.
Canada boasts of seventeen gold medals which is the highest number of gold medals awarded to a national team since the inception of the tournament. This has mainly been contributed by the highly competitive ice hockey culture in the country.