Bronze Medal Game
USA vs. Sweden – 2:30 PM EST

Referees: Michael Campbell #18 (CAN), Graeden Hamilton #16 (CAN)
Linesmen: Onni Hautamaki #55 (FIN), Daniel Persson #61 (SWE) 
Standby: Mathieu Menniti #10 (CAN), Daniel Konc #59 (SVK)

Campbell and Hamilton worked Czechia/Sweden in the semifinals and Austria/Sweden in the round-robin. Campbell also handled USA/Switzerland, USA/Finland, and Germany/Sweden; Hamilton officiated Finland/Sweden.  

Hautamaki manned the lines for USA/Canada in the semifinals and Sweden/Czechia and Canada/Sweden in the early round, while Persson was assigned to Germany/Sweden and USA/Finland.


Gold Medal Game
Czechia vs. Canada – 6:30 PM EST

Referees: Andreas Harnebring #22 (SWE), Anssi Salonen #21 (FIN)
Linesmen: Brandon Grillo #58 (USA), Tarrington Wyonzek #52 (CAN)
Standby: Michael Tscherrig #17 (SUI), Patrick Laguzov #60 (GER)

Salonen worked USA/Canada in the Semifinals, while Harnebring last officiated AUT/LAT.  The IIHF no longer restricts officials from working games that feature their home country; while both refs are European, linesman Tarrington Wyonzek is Canadian.

In the round-robin, Harnebring worked Austria/Czechia and Canada/Germany, with Salonen on duty for Canada/Sweden; this is Salonen’s first time seeing Czechia this tournament. 

Grillo and Wyonzek have been paired up their last two outings: a quarterfinal game between Finland/Sweden and the semifinal between Czechia/Sweden. In the round-robin, Grillo also handled Canada/Sweden.


Congratulations to the officials selected to work the Medal Round of the 2023 World Juniors.



More on the Referees and Linesmen selected to work this year’s tournament.

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