Relegation today! If Finland wins again, the series is over and they will be back next year! If Latvia wins, it will go to three games and they will get their first win!
Quarterfinals begin today and Latvia and Finland will start their relegation* games.
Underdog Alert: This is the first time since 1998's bronze where the Swiss have a shot at medalling after finishing in ninth place in the past two years. The Swiss have 0 wins, 2 ties, and 20 losses against the U.S. Good luck with this one!!
*Relegation: Both last place teams play in a best-of-three format where the winner comes back to next year's tournament and loser is relegated to Division I, Group A, a tougher group.
In case you didn't know: This is the first time that a defending champion had to be in relegation. Meanwhile...
*Finland is dialing Jesse Puljujärvi, Patrik Laine, and Sebastian Aho to see what they're up to while 'Hotline Bling' plays in the distance*
One century of this game and League is a wonderful milestone to celebrate. Let's hope to do this in the next century!