World Juniors 2022: Date, time, TV Channel, live stream and schedule for postponed tournament

IIHF World Junior 2022

The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships, or as most call it, the “World Juniors”, is scheduled to get back underway this August.

The annual tournament is usually played just after Christmas, however the tournament was canceled mid-competition in December 2021 due to COVID-19. Rather than skip the tournament entirely, the IIHF chose to restart the Junior Worlds in August.

It’s going to be a mix of players heading to Edmonton for the international games. Players who were eligible for the tournament in December are still eligible to play, even though they may be too old under normal guidelines.

However, several players may not be in attendance as they prepare for the upcoming NHL season. William Eklund, the Sharks’ No. 7 pick in 2021, recently announced that he would not be participating in the tournament, even though he was included in Sweden’s starting roster.

He will certainly have a different feel to it, as it will be played during the summer for the first time ever, but with no other hockey, it’s a chance for all eyes to be on the future of the NHL.

Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming World Juniors tournament 2022. 

When do the World Juniors 2022 will start?

  • Start date: Tuesday, Aug. 9
  • End date: Saturday, Aug. 20

After the tournament was canceled in December of 2021, the IIHF is trying again for the 2022 edition in August. It will start on Aug. 9 and run for 12 days to Aug. 20. 

The group stage starts on Aug. 9 and will take place over the first seven days of the competition. The quarterfinals will all be on Aug. 17, the semifinals on Aug. 19 and the tournament will conclude with the bronze and gold medal games on Aug. 20. 

How to watch World Juniors 2022 hockey games on TV, live stream

  • ​TV channel (Canada): TSN
  • Live stream (Canada): TSN.ca, TSN app
  • TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
  • Live stream (U.S.): fuboTV 

TSN and the NHL Network will once again be home to all of the action for the 2022 World Juniors.

The American audience can view the games live on TV on the NHL Network, or can stream it though fuboTV. 

Canadian viewers can watch the competition on TSN, or can stream the games through TSN.ca or in the TSN app. 

World Juniors 2022 groups

Group AGroup B
USACanada
SwedenFinland
GermanyCzechia
SwitzerlandSlovakia
AustriaLatvia

Teams will play four preliminary games in a round-robin format within their group, followed by a three-round playoff.

In the group stage, teams earn three points for a regulation win, two points for an overtime win, one point for an overtime loss, and no points for a regulation loss.

The top four teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals, where the matchups are determined by seeding. They will cross between groups for these games: 1A vs. 4B, 1B vs. 4A, 2A vs. 3B, and 2B vs. 3A. Teams that advance to the semifinals will be relocated.

The winners of the semifinals will meet in the gold medal game. The losers will play for bronze.

Russia was eliminated from the tournament after the IIHF instituted a ban on all Russian and Belarusian national teams from competing in IIHF play following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Latvia, who were runners-up in Division IA, were promoted to replace Russia in the tournament. Belarus was the winner of Division IA, but was not promoted due to the penalty.

No team will be relegated, so the same 10 countries will compete again in December at the 2023 tournament.

Location and Venue of World Juniors 2022

  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Venue: Rogers Place

IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships 2022 Streaming Channels

  • NHL Network (USA)
  • TSN GO (Canada)
  • Match TV (Russia)
  • Sweden: SVT, TV4, Sveriges Radio
  • Finland: YLE
  • Slovakia: RTVS
  • Switzerland: MySports
  • Belarus: BTRC
  • Czech Republic: Ceske Televize

How to Stream World Juniors 2022 live Online ?

The United States are clear favorites to win the tournament. They’re expected to once again be crowned IIHF World Junior Champions. For some, the World Juniors competition is even more exciting than the Winter Olympics 2022. Which team are you rooting for? Share your expectations and predictions below.

To watch World Juniors 2022 Game of the event in canada , you’ll need access to either ESPN or Fox Sports 1. You can access either of these two networks with free trials to the following:

  • Sling TV
  • AT&T TV Now
  • Hulu with Live TV
  • Vidgo
  • YouTube TV

World Juniors odds 2022

While the rosters have yet to be finalized, Sports Interaction has the 2022 tournament as a four-horse race. 

Canada, Finland, the United States and Sweden are the clear frontrunners to win this year’s tournament, with the Canadiens holding the best odds at +116. All four countries have +400 or higher, while the other six teams are +1386 or lower. 

Here are the odds as of now for the 2022 tournament. 

TeamOdds
Canada+116
Finland+321
USA+335
Sweden+378
Czechia+1386
Slovakia+2845
Germany+7880
Switzerland+7880
Latvia+50000
Austria+50000

World Juniors schedule 2022

Tuesday, Aug. 9

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Czechia vs. Slovakia2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Latvia vs. Finland6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
USA vs. Germany10 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

Wednesday, Aug. 10

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Sweden vs. Switzerland2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Latvia vs. Canada6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Germany vs. Austria10 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

Thursday, Aug. 11

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Finland vs. Czechia2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Slovakia vs. Canada6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Switzerland vs. USA10 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

Friday, Aug. 12

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Austria vs. Sweden2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Slovakia vs. Latvia6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

Saturday, Aug. 13

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Austria vs. USA2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Canada vs. Czechia6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Germany vs. Switzerland10 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

Sunday, Aug. 14

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Finland vs. Slovakia2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Czechia vs. Latvia6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
USA vs. Sweden10 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

Monday, Aug. 15

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Switzerland vs. Austria2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Canada vs. Finland6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Sweden vs. Germany10 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

Wednesday, Aug. 17

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Quarterfinal12 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Quarterfinal3:30 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Quarterfinal7 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Quarterfinal10:30TSN/NHL Network

Friday, Aug. 19

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Semifinal2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Semifinal6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network

Friday, Aug. 19

MatchupTime (ET)TV
Bronze Medal Game2 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Gold Medal Game6 p.m.TSN/NHL Network
Where is the World Juniors 2022?

The World Junior 2022 Championships will take place in Edmonton, Alberta. All games will be played at Rogers Place, home of the Oilers. It is the first time since 1988 that there are not multiple host cities.

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