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NHL Network Will Televise Live All U.S. Games in 2018 WJC

By, 12/18/17, 11:45AM EST


NHL Network To Televise 28 Games From Dec. 25-Jan.5

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – NHL Network, exclusive television home of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in the U.S., will televise live all U.S. games of the tournament and 28 games in total.

In its 10th consecutive year televising the tournament, NHL Network’s coverage will begin with NHL Tonight: 2018 World Junior Championship Preview on December 23 at 5:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Tony Luftman, Dave Starman and Brian Lawton, followed by a special airing of Team USA’s win against Canada in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship gold medal game at 2:30 p.m. ET, and a highlight-filled recap of last year’s tournament on Top Shelf: 2017 World Junior Championship Edition at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Paul Severino will call each Team USA game with longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starmanand reporter Jill Savage.

NHL Network’s flagship studio show NHL Tonight will air live before and after every Team USA game, including USA vs. Canada at New Era Field on December 29 at 3:00 p.m. ET, marking the first-ever outdoor game in the history of the IIHF World Junior Championship.

The U.S. begins defense of the gold medal it captured at last year’s tournament on Dec. 26 against Denmark, with opening faceoff set for 8 p.m. ET.

NHL Network 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship Broadcast Schedule

Date Game Time (ET)
Tuesday, December 26 Czech Republic vs. Russia 12 p.m.
Canada vs. Finland 4 p.m.
Denmark vs. USA 8 p.m.
Wednesday, December 27 Belarus vs. Sweden 8 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Switzerland vs. Belarus 3 p.m.
Slovakia vs. Canada 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 28 Finland vs. Denmark 12 p.m.
Sweden vs. Czech Republic 4 p.m.
USA vs. Slovakia 8 p.m.
Friday, December 29 Russia vs. Switzerland 6 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Belarus vs. Russia 12 p.m.
Outdoor Game at New Era Field:
Canada vs. USA
3 p.m.
Saturday, December 30 Czech Republic vs. Belarus 12 p.m.
Finland vs. Slovakia 4 p.m.
Denmark vs. Canada 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 31 Sweden vs. Switzerland 7 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Switzerland vs. Czech Republic 12 p.m.
USA vs. Finland 4 p.m.
Monday, January 1 Slovakia vs. Denmark 1 p.m.
Tuesday, January 2 Quarterfinal #1 12 p.m.
Quarterfinal #2 4 p.m.
Quarterfinal #4 8 p.m.
Wednesday, January 3 Quarterfinal #3 10 a.m. (Tape Delay)
Thursday, January 4 Semifinal #1 4 p.m.
Semifinal #2 8 p.m.
Friday, January 5 Bronze-Medal Game 4 p.m.
Gold-Medal Game 8 p.m.

2018 World Juniors

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U.S. Schedule

Date Opponent Location Result U.S. Player of Game
Wed., Dec. 20 Belarus
Pre-Tournament Game
Northwest Arena
Jamestown, N.Y.
W, 14-0 NA
Fri., Dec. 22 Sweden
Pre-Tournament Game
Erie Insurance Arena
Erie, Pa.
W, 3-1 NA
Tues., Dec. 26 Denmark
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 9-0 Casey Mittelstadt
Thurs., Dec. 28 Slovakia
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
L, 2-3 Brady Tkachuk
Fri., Dec. 29 Canada
Preliminary Round
New Era Field*
Orchard Park, N.Y.
W (SO) 4-3 Casey Mittelstadt
Sun., Dec. 31 Finland
Preliminary Round
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 5-4 Joey Anderson
Tues., Jan. 2 Russia
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 4-2 Kieffer Bellows
Thurs., Jan. 4 Sweden
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
L, 2-4 Josh Norris
Fri., Jan. 5 Czech Republic
Bronze-Medal Game
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 9-3 Trent Frederic

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