In what is a Boxing Day tradition for most has now become an August treat after the World Junior tournament was forced to finish without a winner, as several pandemic outbreaks ruined it for both the fans and players.
With that said, teams will once again meet back in Edmonton, Alberta to tidy up some unfinished business. Before round-robin action begins Tuesday, check out the full odds below for the 2022 World Junior Championship:
|Team||Odds to win|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings as of August 8, 2022.
Team Canada (+125)
To no one's surprise, Canada has been installed as the favorites to win the 2022 World Junior Championships Part Deux.
Before the stoppage back in January, Canada was 2-0, picking up wins against Czech Republic and Austria. Lead by phenom Connor Bedard, Team Canada will bolster a top-to-bottom lineup that will be very hard to beat.
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Team USA (+400)
Canada's neighbors and hockey rivals find themselves coming in at +400, looking to defend their World Juniors Championship from 2021. USA shouldn't have too hard of a preliminary round as it faces off against Switzerland, Austria, Germany, and then a tough matchup against Sweden.
Although this isn't the same roster Team USA brought to Edmonton in the winter, they still have a very capable roster that will look to make some noise come next week.
Past World Junior Championship winners
Here is a list of the WJC winners of the past decade, with Canada, the USA, and Finland all having won it three times.
World Junior Championship 2023 FAQ
The 2023 World Junior Championship will take place in Moncton, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia, starting on December 26.
Team Canada won the 2022 World Junior Championship by beating Team Finland in the finals.
Team Canada (-120) is the favorite to win the 2023 World Junior Championship.