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The World Junior Championship On The NHL Network

12/16/2020 at 12:37pm EST

December 16, 2020 – For the first time ever, NHL Network™ will air every game live of the IIHF World Junior Championship beginning on Friday, December 25 from Edmonton, Alberta. As the exclusive U.S. TV home of the 2021 tournament, NHL Network’s extensive coverage will include telecasts of Team USA’s games, plus comprehensive previews, highlights, analysis and interviews on NHL Tonight™ and via @NHLNetwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Leading up to December 25, NHL Network will air every exhibition game of the tournament beginning on Sunday, December 20 with Team USA skating against Team Switzerland live at 6:00 p.m. ET.

In its 13th consecutive year televising the IIHF World Junior Championship, NHL Network’s tournament coverage begins on Friday, Dec. 25 with a triple-header as Switzerland takes on Slovakia at 2:00 p.m. ET, followed by Germany vs. Finland at 6:00 p.m. ET and Russia vs. USA at 9:30 p.m. ET. As Team USA seeks its first gold medal since 2017, NHL Network’s Stephen Nelson will provide play-by-play for each Team USA tournament game alongside longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage.

Following the exhibition schedule, NHL Network will look ahead to the tournament matchups and players to watch on NHL Tonight™: 2021 World Junior Championship Preview on Sunday, December 24 at 6:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Tony Luftman with analysis from E.J. Hradek and Starman. Leading up to NHL Tonight on Thursday December 24, NHL Network will re-air Team USA’s last three gold medal-winning games from 2010, 2013 and 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. ET. NHL Network’s complete on-air schedule for the tournament is available here and below.

NHL Network’s 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Live Game Schedule

*all times ET; subject to change

Sunday, December 20 - Exhibition Play

6:00 p.m. – USA vs. Switzerland

9:30 p.m. – Finland vs. Czech Republic

Monday, December 21 - Exhibition Play

2:00 p.m. – Austria vs. Germany

6:00 p.m. – Sweden vs. Canada

9:30 p.m. – Russia vs. Slovakia

Tuesday, December 22 - Exhibition Play

6:00 p.m. – Finland vs. USA

9:30 p.m. – Switzerland vs. Sweden

Wednesday, December 23 - Exhibition Play

2:00 p.m – Slovakia vs. Austria

6:00 p.m – Canada vs. Russia

9:30 p.m. – Czech Republic vs. Germany

Friday, December 25

2:00 p.m – Switzerland vs. Slovakia

6:00 p.m. – Germany vs. Finland

9:30 p.m. – Russia vs. USA

Saturday, December 26

2:00 p.m. – Sweden vs. Czech Republic

6:00 p.m. – Germany vs. Canada

9:30 p.m. – USA vs. Austria

Sunday, December 27

2:00 p.m – Finland vs. Switzerland

6:00 p.m – Slovakia vs. Canada

9:30 p.m – Czech Republic vs. Russia

Monday, December 28

6:00 p.m. – Austria vs. Sweden

9:30 p.m. – Slovakia vs. Germany

Tuesday, December 29

2:00 p.m. – USA vs. Czech Republic

6:00 p.m. – Canada vs. Switzerland

9:30 p.m. – Austria vs. Russia

Wednesday, December 30

2:00 p.m. – Finland vs. Slovakia

6:00 p.m. – Switzerland vs. Germany

9:30 p.m. – Russia vs. Sweden

Thursday, December 31

2:00 p.m. – Czech Republic vs. Austria

6:00 p.m. – Canada vs. Finland

9:30 p.m. – Sweden vs. USA

Saturday, January 2

12:00 p.m. – Quarterfinal: TBD

3:30 p.m. – Quarterfinal: TBD

7:00 p.m. – Quarterfinal: TBD

10:30 p.m. – Quarterfinal: TBD

Monday, January 4

6:00 p.m. – Semifinal: TBD

9:30 p.m. – Semifinal: TB

Tuesday, January 5

5:30 p.m. – Bronze Medal Game: TBD

9:30 p.m. – Gold Medal Game: TBD

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