The 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship begins today, and returns to Vancouver 12 years after the city shared the spotlight with Kelowna and Kamloops. This time Victoria gets the nod as the second host city.
The last time the tournament was hosted by Vancouver, Canada won it’s second gold medal in a strong of five straight championships. Future Toronto Maple Leaf Dave Bolland led Canada along with some other guys like Kris Letang and Jonathan Toews.
This year should be a great tournament with a good number of Leafs prospects spread out over several teams. You can find out more about the teams in Katya’s preview.
2019 World Junior Championship Preview
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Unless you’re in Vancouver or Victoria you’ll be watching the games on TV or online, and that’s where I’m coming in to help. Here is the full broadcast schedule for the tournament on TSN and the NHL Network.
2019 World Juniors Schedule
|Dec. 26||Czech Republic||Switzerland||4:00pm/1:00pm||TSN 1/4/5||NHL Network|
|Dec. 26||USA||Slovakia||6:30pm/3:30pm||TSN 2||NHL Network|
|Dec. 26||Canada||Denmark||7:30pm/4:30pm||TSN||NHL Network - Joined in progress|
|Dec. 26||Finland||Sweden||10:30pm/7:30pm||TSN 3/5||NHL Network|
|Dec. 27||Russia||Denmark||4:00pm/1:00pm||TSN 1/4/5||NHL Network|
|Dec. 27||Slovakia||Sweden||6:30pm/3:30pm||TSN 2||NHL Network Replay: Dec 28 8AM|
|Dec. 27||Switzerland||Canada||7:30pm/4:30pm||TSN 1/4/5||NHL Network|
|Dec. 27||Finland||Kazakhstan||10:30pm/7:30pm||TSN 5||NHL Network|
|Dec. 28||Czech Republic||Russia||8:00pm/5:00pm||TSN 1/3/4||NHL Network|
|Dec. 28||Kazakhstan||USA||10:30pm/7:30pm||TSN 3/5||NHL Network|
|Dec. 29||Denmark||Switzerland||4:00pm/1:00pm||TSN 1/4||NHL Network|
|Dec. 29||Slovakia||Finland||6:30pm/3:30pm||TSN.ca/TSN App||NHL Network Replay: Dec. 30 2PM|
|Dec. 29||Canada||Czech Republic||7:30pm/4:30pm||TSN 1/3/4||NHL Network|
|Dec. 29||Sweden||USA||10:30pm/7:30pm||TSN 3||NHL Network|
|Dec. 30||Switzerland||Russia||8:00pm/5:00pm||TSN 2||NHL Network|
|Dec. 30||Kazakhstan||Slovakia||10:30pm/7:30pm||TSN 2||NHL Network|
|Dec. 31||Denmark||Czech Republic||4:00pm/1:00pm||TSN||NHL Network|
|Dec. 31||Sweden||Kazakhstan||6:30pm/3:30pm||TSN.ca/TSN App||NHL Network Replay: Jan. 1 6AM|
|Dec. 31||Russia||Canada||7:30pm/4:30pm||TSN 1/4||NHL Network|
|Dec. 31||USA||Finland||10:30pm/7:30pm||TSN 1/5||NHL Network|
|Jan. 2||Quarterfinal #1||4:00pm/1:00pm||TSN 3/5||NHL Network|
|Jan. 2||Quarterfinal #2||6:00pm/3:00pm||TSN||N/A|
|Jan. 2||Quarterfinal #3||7:30pm/4:30pm||TSN 2||NHL Network|
|Jan. 2||Quarterfinal #4||10:30pm/7:30pm||TSN 3/5||NHL Network|
|Jan. 4||Semifinal #1||4:00pm/1:00pm||TSN||NHL Network|
|Jan. 4||Semifinal #2||7:30pm/4:30pm||TSN 1/4/5||NHL Network|
|Jan. 5||Bronze Medal||4:00pm/1:00pm||TSN||NHL Network|
|Jan. 5||Gold Medal||7:30pm/4:30pm||TSN||NHL Network|
The relegation games on Jan. 2nd, 4th, and 5th are not scheduled to be broadcast yet. All games should be available on the TSN App if you’re a subscriber.