NHL Network announces exclusive coverage of the United States at the World Juniors


The NHL Network announced today that it will serve as the exclusive American television home of the 2023 IIHF World Championship for the 15th consecutive year. Live broadcasts of the games, as well as comprehensive analysis, highlights, and interviews from Halifax and Moncton, NS, Canada will be broadcast throughout NHL Network programming.


Coverage begins tomorrow, December 21 with a live pre-competition match between Sweden and the USA at 2:30 PM ET, followed by Canada vs Slovakia at 6:30 PM ET. The NHL Network will preview the 2023 championship and the players to watch on NHL Tonight: 2023 World Junior Championship Preview on Sunday, December 25 at 6 p.m. ET hosted by Tony Loftman and featuring analysis from EJ Hradek and Dave Starman. The preview show will feature a recap of the August 2022 World Junior Championships, as well as NHL Network’s John Morosi, who will vote on several Team USA features, including a preview of the current US roster and championship, along with individual features on 2023 US National Junior Team Head Coach Rand Picknold, University of Minnesota forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Jimmy Singerode, and University of Michigan defenseman and New Jersey Devils prospect Luke Hughes.

A quadruple header will determine day one of the tournament, including back-to-back matches between the USA vs. Latvia at 4pm ET and Canada vs. the Czech Republic at 6:30pm ET on Monday, December 26th. providing play-by-play for each Team USA game along with longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman and reporter John Rosen. The full NHL Network tournament schedule is available here and below.

The Discover NHL Winter Classic® event, one of the most anticipated events of each NHL season, will be covered live by NHL Network’s NHL Tonight and NHL On The Fly, with clips from Boston’s Fenway Park on Sunday, January 1 through Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins training day. He will join NHL Network’s Jamie Hersch, EJ Hradek, Mike Rupp and Kevin Weekes from New Hampshire during pre- and post-game coverage of the Discover NHL Winter Classic on Monday, January 2.

NHL Network’s 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship Game Schedule:
Wednesday 21st December
Sweden vs USA (pre-competition) 2:30 p.m. ET
Canada vs Slovakia (pre-contest) 6:30 p.m. ET
Friday 23 December
Switzerland vs. Sweden (pre-competition) at 2 p.m. ET
Monday, December 26th
Switzerland vs Finland 11 a.m. ET
Austria vs. Sweden 1:30 p.m. ET
USA vs. Latvia 4 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Czech Republic 6:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday 27 December
Slovakia vs. Finland 11 a.m. ET
Sweden vs. Germany 1:30 p.m. ET
Latvia vs. Switzerland 4 p.m. ET
czech vs. Austria 6:30 p.m. ET
Wed 28 Dec
USA vs. Slovakia 4 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Germany 6:30 p.m. ET
Thursday 29 December
Finland vs. Latvia 11 am ET
Czech vs. Sweden 1:30 p.m. ET
Switzerland versus the United States 4 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Austria 6:30 p.m. ET
Friday 30th December
Latvia vs Slovakia 11 am ET
Austria vs. Germany 4:30 p.m. ET
Saturday 31st December
Slovakia vs. Switzerland 11 a.m. ET
Germany vs. Czech Republic 1:30 p.m. ET
Finland vs. USA 4pm ET
Sweden vs. Canada 6:30 PM ET
Monday, January 2nd
Quarter-finals to be determined later
Wednesday, January 4th
Semi-finals at 2:30 p.m. ET
Semi-finals at 6:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, January 5th
Bronze medal game at 2:30 p.m. ET
Gold Medal Game 6:30 p.m. ET

**All times are subject to change

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