2022 IIHF World Junior Championship: How to Watch, Stream, Preview, Dates, Start Time, TV Channels

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The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship will begin on Aug. 9 and runs through August. 20. All tournament games will be played at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

There will be three matchups to kick off the tournament, including the USA against Germany.

The IIHF World Junior Championships were originally scheduled to take place from December. 26, 2021 to January 5, 2022 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta. It even started with several games. However, the tournament was eventually postponed to December. 29, 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.

Despite many games being played for the first time, the tournament will start from scratch. The cut-off age for athletes to compete is 20. However, players who qualified for the IIHF World Junior Championship in 2021 will be allowed to play in this rescheduled edition.

The IIHF World Junior Championship was last played in 2021, with the USA defeating Canada in the championship game. No team has captured back-to-back championships since Canada won the tournament every year from 2005 to 2009.

A total of 10 teams will participate in the tournament. The U.S. is in Group B with Austria, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland for the preliminary round. Group A headlines Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia and Slovakia. Latvia was included in the 2022 World Junior Championships as a replacement for Russia, which has been banned from international play due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

The top four nations in each group will advance to the quarter-final round, scheduled for August. 17. The semi-finals will be held on August 19, after the championship and third-place games on Aug. 20

Schedule and Results

*All times are Eastern.

August 9

  • Czechia vs. Slovakia, 2 p.m
  • Latvia vs. Finland, 6 p.m
  • United States vs. Germany, 10 p.m

August 10

  • Sweden vs. Switzerland, 2 p.m
  • Latvia vs. Canada, 6 p.m
  • Germany vs. Austria, 10 p.m

August 11

  • Finland vs. Czechia, 2 p.m
  • Slovakia vs. Canada, 6 p.m
  • Switzerland v. United States, 10

August 12

  • Austria vs Sweden 2pm
  • Slovakia vs. Latvia, 6 p.m

August 13

  • Austria vs. United States, 2 p.m
  • Canada vs. Czechia, 6 p.m
  • Germany vs. Switzerland, 10 p.m

August 14

  • Finland vs. Slovakia, 2 p.m
  • Czechia vs. Latvia, 6 p.m
  • United States vs. Sweden, 10 p.m

August 15

  • Switzerland vs. Austria, 2 p.m
  • Canada vs. Finland, 6 p.m
  • Sweden vs. Germany, 10 p.m

August 17

  • Quarterfinal #1, 12 p.m
  • Quarterfinal #2, 3:30 p.m
  • Quarterfinal #3, 7 p.m
  • Quarterfinal #4, 10:30 p.m

August 19

  • Semifinal #1, 4 p.m
  • Semifinal No. 2, 8 p.m

August 20

  • Third-place game, 4 p.m
  • Championship game, 8 p.m

How to see

History: August 9-20

Time: It varies.

Location: Rogers Place (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

Television: NHL Network

stream: fuboTV (try it for free)