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Scheduled released for Men’s Junior World Cup, Canada faces India in opening match

PHOTO: Canada’s Harbir Sidhu in a match vs Argentina at the 2016 Junior Men’s Pan American Championship in Toronto, Ontario in May 2016 (By Yan Huckendubler)

October 14, 2016 | Shaheed Devji |

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the schedule for the upcoming Men’s Junior World Cup which will be played in December in Lucknow, India from December 8-18, 2016.

Canada’s Under-21 National Team has been drawn into Pool D and is one of sixteen teams to compete in the tournament. The Canadians are grouped with host India, England, and South Africa.

Canada’s first match will be played against the host Indians on December 8 (7:00pm local time), the opening day of the tournament.

After a day off on December 9, Canada will be back in action on December 10 (3:00pm) against South Africa and will then close out the pool stage of the tournament on December 12 (10:00am) against England.

The top two finishers from each pool will move on to the quarterfinals, which will be played on December 14, while the remaining teams will play for the 9th-16th spots. The medal matches are scheduled for December 18.

For a full tournament schedule, click here.

Canada’s junior men are in the final stages of pre-team training and the World Cup team is expected to be named the week of October 24.