Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 marked the end of the preliminary rounds of the 2014 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.
The Czech Republic defeated Slovakia in the first game of the day, 4-1. Sweden squeaked past Russia 3-2. Canada handed the United States their first loss, with a final of 3-2. And, Switzerland beat Finland 4-3.
The quarterfinals begin on Wednesday, the first day of 2014.