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Coverage Of The World Junior Championship On The NHL Network

December 18, 2017 – As the exclusive U.S. TV home of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, NHL Network will provide extensive coverage of the tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., including live game telecasts plus comprehensive previews, highlights, analysis and interviews within its studio programming and via @NHLNetwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

In its 10th consecutive year televising the tournament, NHL Network’s complete coverage begins on December 26 with live telecasts of Czech Republic vs. Russia at 12:00 p.m. ET, Canada vs. Finland at 4:00 p.m. ET, and USA vs. Denmark at 8:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network’s Paul Severino will call each Team USA game with longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage. NHL Network’s flagship studio show NHL Tonight will air live before and after every Team USA game, including USA vs. Canada at New Era Field on December 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET, marking the first-ever outdoor game in the history of the IIHF World Junior Championship.


NHL Network will look ahead to the tournament matchups and players to watch on NHL Tonight: 2018 World Junior Championship Preview on December 23 at 5:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Tony Luftman, Dave Starman and Brian Lawton, followed on December 25 by a special airing of Team USA’s win against Canada in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game at 2:30 p.m. ET, and a highlight-filled recap of last year’s tournament on Top Shelf: 2017 World Junior Championship Edition at 5:30 p.m. ET.


NHL Network’s complete on-air schedule for the tournament is available here.


NHL Network’s 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Live Game Schedule:


Tuesday, December 26

Czech Republic vs. Russia

12:00 p.m. ET

Canada vs. Finland

4:00 p.m. ET

Denmark vs. USA

8:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, December 27

Belarus vs. Sweden

8:00 a.m. ET (Tape Delay)

Switzerland vs. Belarus

3:00 p.m. ET

Slovakia vs. Canada

7:00 p.m. ET

Thursday, December 28

Finland vs. Denmark

12:00 p.m. ET

Sweden vs. Czech Republic

4:00 p.m. ET

USA vs. Slovakia

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, December 29

Russia vs. Switzerland

6:00 a.m. ET (Tape Delay)

Belarus vs. Russia

12:00 p.m. ET

Outdoor Game at New Era Field:

Canada vs. USA

3:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, December 30

Czech Republic vs. Belarus

12:00 p.m. ET

Finland vs. Slovakia

4:00 p.m. ET

Denmark vs. Canada

8:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, December 31

Sweden vs. Switzerland

7:00 a.m. ET (Tape Delay)

Switzerland vs. Czech Republic

12:00 p.m. ET

USA vs. Finland

4:00 p.m. ET

Russia vs. Sweden

8:00 p.m. ET

Monday, January 1

Slovakia vs. Denmark

1:00 p.m. ET (Tape Delay)

Tuesday, January 2

Quarterfinal #1

12:00 p.m. ET

Quarterfinal #2

4:00 p.m. ET

Quarterfinal #4

8:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday, January 3

Quarterfinal #3

10:00 a.m. ET (Tape Delay)

Thursday, January 4

Semifinal #1

4:00 p.m. ET

Semifinal #2

8:00 p.m. ET

Friday, January 5

Bronze Medal Game

4:00 p.m. ET

Gold Medal Game

8:00 p.m. ET


About NHL Network: As the TV home for the National Hockey League, NHL Network™ gives viewers an all-access pass to complete hockey coverage both on and off the ice, including live NHL games and special on-site coverage of NHL events, plus three signature studio shows, interviews, highlights and expert analysis from a variety of hockey insiders and former players. Additional programming includes behind-the-scenes features, player profiles and international and amateur hockey competitions. For more information on NHL Network, log on to nhlnetwork.com or follow @NHLNetwork on Twitter.

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