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World Juniors schedule 2022: Full dates, times, TV channels, live streams to watch every hockey game

Sporting News logo Sporting News 8/21/2022 Bryan Murphy
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Christmas is coming early this year, as the 2022 version of the IIHF World Junior Championship is set to take place in August. The tournament, which usually begins the day after the holiday, was canceled in December due to COVID-19 but is getting picked up again this summer. 

The 10-team tournament will start fresh, with some new rosters, new teams and a completely new schedule. Results from the winter will not carry over into summer, so you can flush everything from December away. 

The United States enter the tournament as defending champions, after defeating Canada in the 2022 gold medal game. It was the fifth time the country had won the World Junior championship. 

MORE: Watch the 2022 World Juniors live with fuboTV (free trial, U.S. only)

With the NHL still in the offseason, it becomes the premier event of the hockey world this summer. Here's everything to know about the tournament, including how to watch live games and a complete schedule with updated scores and standings.

When do the 2022 World Juniors 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 until Aug. 20. 

The group stage starts on Aug. 9 and will take place over the first seven days of the competition. The quarterfinals will begin 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 2022 World Juniors 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 them through fuboTV. 

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E.J. Hradek will provide play-by-play duties for all games with Team USA. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen on the broadcasts. 

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

2022 World Juniors groups, standings

Group A

Team Games Wins OT Wins OT Losses Losses Points
Canada 4 4 0 0 0 12
Finland 4 2 1 0 1 8
Latvia 4 1 0 1 2 4
Czechia 4 1 0 1 2 4
Slovakia 4 0 1 0 3 2

Group B

Team Games Wins OT Wins OT Losses Losses Points
USA 4 4 0 0 0 12
Sweden 4 3 0 0 1 9
Germany 4 2 0 0 2 6
Switzerland 4 1 0 0 3 3
Austria 4 0 0 0 4 0

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 from each group advance to the quarterfinals, where the matchups are determined by seeding. They will cross over between groups for these games: 1A vs. 4B, 1B vs. 4A, 2A vs. 3B and 2B vs. 3A.

The teams that advance to the semifinals will be reseeded. 

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

Russia was removed from the tournament after the IIHF instituted a ban on all Russian and Belarusian national teams from competing in IIHF play after Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Latvia, who was the Division IA runner-up, was promoted to replace Russia at the tournament.

Belarus was the Division IA winner but was not promoted due to the ban. 

MORE: Why is Russia not participating at the 2022 World Juniors?

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

Where are the 2022 World Juniors held?

  • Location: Edmonton, Alberta
  • Venue: Rogers Place

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

In December of last year, when the 2022 tournament originally commenced, it was set for both Edmonton and Red Deer. The games were split between Rogers Place and the Peavey Mart Centrum in Red Deer, home of the WHL's Red Deer Rebels. 

MORE: Why is the World Juniors being played in August?

Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the 2022 tournament was scheduled to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden. However, it was changed to Edmonton in September of 2020, due to the restrictions put in place with COVID-19. Instead, Gothenburg was reassigned to the 2024 tournament.

This year marks the fourth time Edmonton will host World Juniors games, having previously hosted in 1995, 2012 and 2021. 

2022 World Juniors scores, schedule

Tuesday, Aug. 9

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Czechia 5, Slovakia 4 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Finland 6, Latvia 1 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
USA 5, Germany 1 FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Sweden 3, Switzerland 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Canada 5, Latvia 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Germany 4, Austria 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Thursday, Aug. 11

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Finland 4, Czechia 3 (SO) FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Canada 11, Slovakia 1 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
USA 7, Switzerland 1 FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Friday, Aug. 12

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Sweden 6, Austria 0 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Slovakia 3, Latvia 2 (SO) FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Saturday, Aug. 13

Matchup Time (ET) TV
USA 7, Austria 0 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Canada 5, Czechia 1 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Germany 3, Switzerland 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Sunday, Aug. 14

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Finland 9, Slovakia 3 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Latvia 5. Czechia 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
USA 3, Sweden 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Monday, Aug. 15

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Switzerland 3, Austria 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Canada 6, Finland 3 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Sweden 4, Germany 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Finland 5, Germany 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Sweden 2, Latvia 1 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Canada 6, Switzerland 3 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Czechia 4, USA 2 FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Friday, Aug. 19

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Canada 5, Czechia 1 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Finland 1, Sweden 0 FINAL TSN/NHL Network

Saturday, Aug. 20

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Sweden 3, Czechia 1 FINAL TSN/NHL Network
Canada 3, Finland 2 (OT) FINAL TSN/NHL Network

2022 World Juniors odds

According to Sports Interaction, the 2022 tournament is a four-horse race. 

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

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

Team Odds
Canada +105
Finland +325
USA +333
Sweden +408
Czechia +1555
Slovakia +3057
Germany +7840
Switzerland +7840
Austria +50000
Latvia +50000

Past World Junior winners

The last winner to be crowned the World Juniors champion was the United States, who took down Canada 2-0 in the gold medal game in 2021. 

The Kings' Alex Turcotte and the Ducks' Trevor Zegras each had a goal while the Panthers' Spencer Knight shut out their North American rivals for the country's fifth gold medal. 

Year Winner Host country
2021 United States Canada
2020 Canada Czechia
2019 Finland Canada
2018 Canada United States
2017 United States Canada
2016 Finland Finland
2015 Canada Canada
2014 Finland Sweden
2013 United States Russia
2012 Sweden Canada

What country has won the most medals?

Canada enters the 2022 tournament with the most gold medals of all time, however, Russia, which is not participating in the 2022 tournament, owns the most total medals. 

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
Russia* 13 13 11 37
Canada 18 10 5 33
Sweden 2 11 6 19
Finland 5 4 7 16
United States 5 2 6 13
Czech Republic+ 2 5 7 14
Slovakia 0 0 2 2
Switzerland 0 0 1 1

* Includes medals won as the Soviet Union and CIS

+ Includes medals won as Czechoslovakia

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