Washington Capitals prospect Connor McMichael will play in his first career World Junior Championship game for Team Canada today at 1 PM against Team USA. The game will be aired live on NHL Network across the United States.
Four of Canada’s preliminary round games total will be aired on NHL Network before the knockout round begins. Meanwhile, three of the Czech Republic’s games will be aired on TV which features Capitals draft pick and Czech defenseman Martin Hugo Has. The Czechs won their first game of the tournament this morning against Russia 4-3.
Courtesy of the NHL, here is the entire live TV game schedule on NHL Network for the 2020 WJC.
|NHL Network’s 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship Live Game Schedule:|
|Thursday, December 26||Russia vs. Czech Republic||9:00 a.m. ET|
|USA vs. Canada||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Friday, December 27||Kazakhstan vs. Slovakia||9:00 a.m. ET|
|USA vs. Germany||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, December 28||Slovakia vs. Finland||9:00 a.m. ET|
|Canada vs. Russia||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Sunday, December 29||Finland vs. Kazakhstan||9:00 a.m. ET|
|Russia vs. USA||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Monday, December 30||Canada vs. Germany||9:00 a.m. ET|
|Czech Republic vs. USA||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Tuesday, December 31||Slovakia vs. Sweden||9:00 a.m. ET|
|Czech Republic vs. Canada||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Thursday, January 2||Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD||6:30 a.m. ET|
|Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD||9:00 a.m. ET|
|Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD||11:30 a.m. ET|
|Quarterfinal: TBD vs. TBD||2:00 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, January 4||Semifinal: TBD vs. TBD||9:00 a.m. ET|
|Semifinal: TBD vs. TBD||1:00 p.m. ET|
|Sunday, January 5||Bronze Medal Game: TBD vs. TBD||9:00 a.m. ET|
|Gold Medal Game: TBD vs. TBD||1:00 p.m. ET|
This year, the World Junior Championship is being played in two cities in the Czech Republic: Ostrava and Trinec.
More from the NHL:
NHL Network Announces Exclusive U.S. Television Schedule for 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship
December 18, 2019 – As the exclusive U.S. TV home of the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship, NHL Network™ will provide extensive coverage of the tournament from the Czech Republic, including live game telecasts of every Team USA matchup plus comprehensive previews, highlights, analysis and interviews within the flagship studio show NHL Tonight™ and via @NHLNetwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
In its 12th consecutive year televising the tournament, NHL Network’s game coverage begins on Thursday, Dec. 26 with live telecasts of Russia vs. Czech Republic at 9:00 a.m. ET, followed by USA vs. Canada at 1:00 p.m. ET. NHL Network’s Stephen Nelson returns for the second year to provide play-by-play for each Team USA game along with longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage.
NHL Network’s coverage begins on Saturday, Dec. 21 with NHL Network Ice Time, the weekly program geared to kids, at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT featuring interviews with former Team USA players about their World Juniors experiences, including Auston Matthews (2016 – bronze medal; 2015), Derek Stepan (2010 – gold medal), Dylan Larkin (2015) and John Gibson (2013 – gold medal). NHL Network will then look ahead to the 2020 tournament matchups and players to watch on NHL Tonight: 2020 World Junior Championship Preview on Wednesday, December 25 at 5:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Nelson, Starman and Brian Lawton. NHL Network will also re-air telecasts of Team USA’s three most recent gold medal-winning performances from 2010, 2013 and 2017 back-to-back-to-back starting at 10:00 a.m. ET that day.
NHL Network’s complete on-air schedule for the tournament is available here.
Headline photo courtesy of the NHL
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