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NHL Network to Air All U.S. World Juniors Games

By, 12/18/13, 4:00PM EST


Steve Mears, right, will call the play-by-play, while Dave Starman will provide color commentary.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - NHL Network U.S. will broadcast all Team USA games at the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. Each game, outside of the Dec. 28 USA-Slovakia game, will then be replayed in primetime the same day at 7:00 p.m. ET.

In addition, NHL Network U.S. will air every game from Team USA's group, which includes Canada, Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia, as well as all eight playoff contests. A complete schedule is below. will provide a free live stream of all Team USA games within the United States, as well as the latest information from the tournament, including news, recaps and select game highlights.

Steve Mears, co-host of NHL Live on NHL Network, will call the play-by-play, while Dave Starman will provide color commentary. Jill Savage will serve as rinkside reporter.

NOTES: The U.S. has medaled in three of the last four IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold in 2013 and 2010 and bronze in 2011. ... Team USA will hold a training camp in Minneapolis Dec. 15-18 at the University of Minnesota's Mariucci Arena. ... Don Lucia (Plymouth, Minn.), head coach of the University of Minnesota men's ice hockey team, is the head coach of the 2014 U.S. National Junior Team. Bob Motzko (St. Cloud, Minn.), head coach of the St. Cloud State University men's ice hockey team, Greg Brown (Scituate, Mass.), associate head coach of the Boston College men's ice hockey team, and David Lassonde (Denver, Colo.), assistant coach of the University of Denver men's ice hockey team, are the assistant coaches. Dan Muse (Clinton, Conn.), assistant coach of Yale University's men's ice hockey team, is serving as the team's video coordinator... Jim Johannson (Colorado Springs, Colo.), USA Hockey's assistant executive director of hockey operations, is serving as the general manager of Team USA for the fifth consecutive year ... Don Waddell (Detroit, Mich.), an international consultant to USA Hockey, is assisting with player identification for Team USA ... The U.S. will compete in a group with Canada, Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship. ... In August, 44 players attended the 2013 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Team USA Results | 3-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L)

Date Opponent Result U.S. Player of the Game
Dec. 26 Czech Republic W, 5-1 Stefan Matteau
Dec. 28 Slovakia W, 6-3 Matt Grzelcyk
Dec. 29 Germany W, 8-0 Hudson Fasching
Dec. 31 Canada L, 2-3 Riley Barber
Jan. 2 Russia
L, 3-5 Connor Carrick

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NHL Network Broadcast Schedule

Date Matchup Time (ET) Live Streaming
Thurs., Dec. 26 Canada vs. Germany 7:30 a.m.
USA vs. Czech Republic 11:30 a.m.
Fri., Dec. 27 Slovakia vs. Germany 9:00 a.m.
Sat., Dec. 28 USA vs. Slovakia 7:30 a.m.
Canada vs. Czech Republic 11:30 a.m.
Sun., Dec. 29 USA vs. Germany 9:00 a.m.
Mon., Dec. 30 Germany vs. Czech Republic 7:30 a.m. None
Canada vs. Slovakia 11:30 a.m.
Tues., Dec. 31 Czech Republic vs. Slovakia 7:30 a.m.
USA vs. Canada 11:30 a.m.
Thurs., Jan. 2 Quarterfinal #1 6:00 a.m. TBA
Quarterfinal #2 8:30 a.m.
Quarterfinal #3 11:00 a.m.
Quarterfinal #4 1:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 3 Semifinal #1 9:00 a.m. TBA
Semifinal #2 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 5 Bronze Medal Game 9:00 a.m. TBA
Gold Medal Game 1:00 p.m.

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