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NHL Network Broadcast Schedule For 2017 WJC Announced

By USAHockey.com, 10/28/16, 12:50PM EDT

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NHL Network to Televise All U.S. Games Live; 23 Contests Total

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The NHL Network will provide exclusive live telecasts of all U.S. games at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship and 23 games in total. The tournament is set for Dec. 26 - Jan. 5 in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. 

NHL Now co-host Steve Mears and longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman will provide commentary for every Team USA game, starting with the USA-Latvia contest to open the tournament on Monday, Dec. 26, at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The IIHF World Junior Championship is one of the most anticipated events on the hockey calendar each year. It features the game's best up-and-coming young players from around the world. Many current American-born NHL stars have played in the tournament, including Johnny Gaudreau (2013/Calgary Flames), Seth Jones (2013/Columbus Blue Jackets), Patrick Kane (2007/Chicago Blackhawks), Auston Matthews (2015, 2016/Toronto Maple Leafs), Zach Parise (2003, 2004/Minnesota Wild) and Ryan Suter (2003, 2004, 2005/Minnesota Wild).

The full NHL Network schedule for the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship is below: 


NHL Network Broadcast Schedule

Date Game Location Time (ET)
Mon., Dec. 26 Latvia vs. USA Air Canada Centre (Toronto) 3:30 p.m.
Finland vs. Czech Republic* Bell Centre (Montreal) 6:00 p.m.
Russia vs. Canada Air Canada Centre 8:00 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 27 Switzerland vs. Czech Republic Bell Centre 1:00 p.m.
Russia vs. Latvia Air Canada Centre 4:00 p.m.
Finland vs. Denmark* Bell Centre 6:30 p.m.
Slovakia vs. Canada Air Canada Centre 8:00 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 28 USA vs. Slovakia Air Canada Centre 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Dec. 29 USA vs. Russia Air Canada Centre 3:30 p.m.
Sweden vs. Finland* Bell Centre 6:00 p.m.
Canada vs. Latvia Air Canada Centre 8:00 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 30 Denmark vs. Switzerland Bell Centre 5:00 p.m.
Latvia vs. Slovakia Air Canada Centre 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 31 Canada vs. USA Air Canada Centre 3:30 p.m.
Switzerland vs. Finland* Bell Centre 6:00 p.m.
Slovakia vs. Russia Air Canada Centre 8:00 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 2 Quarterfinal #1 Air Canada Centre 1:00 p.m.
Quarterfinal #3 Bell Centre 5:30 p.m.
Quarterfinal #4 Air Canada Centre 8:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 4 Semifinal #1 Bell Centre 3:00 p.m.
Semifinal #2 Bell Centre 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 5 Bronze Medal Game Bell Centre 3:30 p.m.
Gold Medal Game Bell Centre 8:00 p.m.

*Indicates game will be joined in-progress on NHL Network



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