The 2022 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (2023 WJHC) will be the 47th edition of the Ice Hockey World Junior Championship. It will begin on December 26, 2022, and will end with the gold medal game being played on January 5, 2023.
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New Zealand’s men’s under-20 team finished bottom of Division III of the IIHF World Junior Championship last time they took part in 2019, while the Kiwi women’s under 18 team finished second in Group B of Division II.
Both teams also withdrew from this year’s events because of the pandemic.
The men’s under-20s were due to play in Mexico in January 2023, with the women’s under-18s scheduled to travel to Turkey.
The NZIHF said no decision had been made over the involvement of the men’s under-18 team nor the senior men’s and women’s sides at their respective World Championships later in 2023.
Lower divisions of the World Championships for these three teams were all cancelled this year due to the pandemic.
The IIHF also confirmed that Iran has withdrawn from the 2023 Women’s World Championship Division III Group B, but its men’s team will enter the World Championship Division IV for the first time.
What channel is the World Junior Championship being aired on?
- TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
- Live stream (U.S.): fuboTV (7-day free trial)
- TV channel (Canada): TSN
- Live stream (Canada): TSN Direct
In an unprecedented move, every World Juniors game will be aired live on NHL Network and TSN.
Which teams are in the 2023 World Junior Championship?
Ten teams, divided into two groups of five, are participating.
|Group A||Group B|
2023 IIHF World Junior Championship Game Schedule
|Date||Team||Venue||Time (ET)||How to Stream|
|Sunday, December 26||Finland vs Germany||Edmonton||2:00PM||TSN, NHLN|
|Sunday, December 26||Russia vs Sweden||Red Deer||4:30 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Sunday, December 26||Czech Republic vs Canada||Edmonton||7:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Sunday, December 26||United States vs Slovakia||Red Deer||9:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Monday, December 27||Austria vs Finland||Edmonton||2:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Monday, December 27||Russia vs Switzerland||Red Deer||4:30 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Monday, December 27||Germany vs Czech Republic||Edmonton||7:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Monday, December 27||Sweden vs Slovakia||Red Deer||9:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Tuesday, December 28||Switzerland vs United States||Red Deer||4:30 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Tuesday, December 28||Austria vs Canada||Edmonton||7:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Wednesday, December 29||Finland vs Czech Republic||Edmonton||2:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Wednesday, December 29||Slovakia vs Russia||Red Deer||4:30 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Wednesday, December 29||Canada vs Germany||Edmonton||7:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Wednesday, December 29||Sweden vs United States||Red Deer||9:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Thursday, December 30||Czech Republic vs Austria||Edmonton||4:30 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Thursday, December 30||Slovakia vs Switzerland||Red Deer||7:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Friday, December 31||Germany vs Austria||Edmonton||2:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Friday, December 31||Switzerland vs Sweden||Red Deer||4:30 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Friday, December 31||Canada vs Finland||Edmonton||7:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Friday, December 31||United States vs Russia||Red Deer||9:30 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Sunday, January 2||Quarterfinal||5:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Tuesday, January 4||Semifinal||3:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Wednesday, January 5||Third-place game||4:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
|Wednesday, January 5||Championship game||8:00 pm||TSN, NHLN|
For the first time, the World Juniors Championship has received extensive TV and WJHC streaming coverage in North American this year.
Of the many and varied OTT options, we reckon it’s the best solution for most ice hockey fans, as it specializes in sports coverage and also has a strong offering of regional sports networks – should you also want to look ahead to NHL coverage of your local team when the 2022 season gets underway later this month.
Pricing starts from $64.99 a month, which is pricier than some of the competition, but still a darn sight cheaper than cable. There’s even a FREE 7-day fuboTV trial you can take advantage of.
The puck will drop on today’s WJC final 2022 in the Great White North at 9.30pm ET/6.30pm PT.
North of the border, Canadian network TSN has you covered for tonight’s IIHF World Junior Hockey WJC Game. The game starts at 9.30pm ET/6.30pm PT as in the US, but coverage gets under way earlier at 8.30pm/5.30pm.
On linear TV, it’ll be shown on no less than four of the broadcaster’s channels: TSN 1, 3, 4 and 5. Yep, it’s four whole channels worth of a big deal in Canada.
If you don’t have TSN as part of a cable package, you also have options, as TSN offers a streaming-only subscription will also set you back $19.99 per month.
Don’t forget, you can take your preferred World Juniors live stream with you no matter where you are, in or outside of Canada .
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Israel – Relegated from Division II B