Sweden has waited 2 years to finally host the most talented eligible junior hockey players in the world. On March 14, 2019, the IIHF announced that 2022 World Junior Championship was awarded to Sweden, with Gothenburg as the host city. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the IIHF shifted Sweden hosting the Championship to 2024.
The 2024 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2024 WJHC) will be the 48th edition of the IIHF World Junior Championship. It will begin on December 26, 2023 and will end with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2024. This marks the seventh time that Sweden will host the WJIHC, and the first time in Gothenburg. Canada will be entering the tournament as two-time defending champions.