NHL Network announces exclusive United States coverage at World Juniors

NHL Network today announced it will serve as the exclusive US TV home of the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship for the 15th consecutive year. Live game telecasts, plus comprehensive analysis, highlights, and interviews from Halifax and Moncton, NS, Canada will air throughout the NHL Network’s programming.

The coverage begins tomorrow, December 21 with live telecasts of the pre-competition matchups between Sweden vs. USA at 2:30 pm ET, followed by Canada vs. Slovakia at 6:30 p.m. ET. NHL Network will preview the 2023 tournament and players to watch on NHL Tonight: 2023 World Junior Championship Preview on Sunday, December 25 at 6 pm ET hosted by Tony Luftman and featuring analysis from EJ Hradek and Dave Starman. The preview show will include a recap on the August 2022 World Junior Championship, plus NHL Network’s Jon Morosi will voice multiple Team USA features, including a preview of the current American roster and tournament, along with individual features on 2023 US National Junior Team head coach Rand Pecknold, University of Minnesota forward and St. Louis Blues prospect Jimmy Snuggerud, and University of Michigan defenseman and New Jersey Devils prospect Luke Hughes.

A quadruple header will mark the first day of the tournament, including back-to-back matchups between USA vs. Latvia at 4 pm ET and Canada vs. Czechia at 6:30 pm ET on Monday, December 26. NHL Network’s Stephen Nelson will provide play-by-play for each Team USA game along with longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen. The NHL Network’s complete on-air schedule for the tournament is available here and below.

The Discover NHL Winter Classic®, 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 segments from Boston’s Fenway Park on Sunday, January 1 during the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins’ practice day. New Hampshire native Jamison Coyle will be joined by NHL Network’s Jamie Hersch, EJ Hradek, Mike Rupp and Kevin Weekes during pre- and post-game coverage for the Discover NHL Winter Classic on Monday, January 2.

NHL Network’s 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship Live Game Schedule:
Wednesday, December 21
Sweden vs. USA (Pre-Competition) 2:30 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Slovakia (Pre-Competition) 6:30 p.m. ET
Friday, December 23
Switzerland vs. Sweden (Pre-Competition) 2 p.m. ET
Monday, December 26
Switzerland vs. Finland 11am ET
Austria vs. Sweden 1:30 pm ET
USA vs. Latvia 4 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Czechia 6:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, December 27
Slovakia vs. Finland 11am ET
Sweden vs. Germany 1:30pm ET
Latvia vs. Switzerland 4 p.m. ET
Czechia vs. Austria 6:30 p.m. ET
Wednesday, December 28
USA vs. Slovakia 4 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Germany 6:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, December 29
Finland vs. Latvia 11am ET
Czechia vs. Sweden 1:30 pm ET
Switzerland vs. USA 4 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Austria 6:30 p.m. ET
Friday, December 30
Latvia vs. Slovakia 11 am ET
Austria vs. Germany 4:30pm ET
Saturday, December 31
Slovakia vs. Switzerland 11am ET
Germany vs. Czechia 1:30 p.m. ET
Finland vs. USA 4 p.m. ET
Sweden vs. Canada 6:30 p.m. ET
Monday, January 2
TBD Quarterfinals
Wednesday, January 4
Semifinals 2:30 p.m. ET
Semifinals 6:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, January 5
Bronze Medal Games 2:30 p.m. ET
Gold Medal Games 6:30 p.m. ET

** All times subject to change

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