The top four seeds get an automatic bye to the quarterfinals. The remaining eight countries play a qualifying round game on Tuesday with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals and the loser eliminated from the tournament. The schedule for the qualifying round games will not be announced until Monday.
Sweden plays winner of Slovenia-Austria
USA plays winner of Czech Republic-Slovakia
Canada plays winner of Switzerland-Latvia
Finland plays winner of Russia-Norway
Winner of Sweden/Slovenia-Austria vs. winner of Finland/Russia-Norway
Winner of USA/Czech Republic-Slovakia vs. winner of Canada/Switzerland-Latvia