The Russian team opened the tournament with a match against Slovakia. The meeting was productive — the two teams scored nine goals, six goals were scored by Russian hockey players. The first goal of the team at UCM was scored by assistant captain Ilya Nikolayev, take the attacker Arseniy Gritsyuk.
In the second match of the Russian juniors were met with unyielding team of Latvia. On goal Keeper Arthur Shilova had to put 44 shots, only four of them missed the goalkeeper, another goal was scored into an empty net. The result — 5:1.
In the third numbered game, the team lost their peers from the United States (3:6). In the final match of the group stage, the Russian team met with the owners of ice — the Swedes. Our players perebrosali opponents, but the result was disappointing — defeat 0:3.
Belarusians spent the first two strong friendly matches against Russia and Canada, and then immediately shocked the Czechs in the first group stage match is 4:3. Then made a real sensation by beating with the same score of the Finns. In the third match of the tournament Belarus played against Canada and lost 1:11, and the action with Switzerland lost only in overtime 4:5.