IIHF WJC 2020

IIHF WJC 2020: Live Stream The 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in Czech Republic. The tournament starts on December 26th 2019 and ends on January 5th 2020.

IIHF WJC 2020 Live

The United States enters the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic having medalled in four consecutive tournaments for the first time in program history.

Last year, Team USA lost in the gold medal game to Finland after mounting a comeback before allowing Kaapo Kakko to net the game-winner with under two minutes remaining. It marked the 12th medal for the Americans and the second silver medal in the country’s history at the tournament.

No longer considered an afterthought, the U.S. is now an established power on the World Juniors circuit and are once again medal contenders, opening the tournament behind only Canada’s gold-medal odds.

Here’s everything to know about the tournament, including how to watch live games in the United States and a complete schedule with updated scores and standings.

Team USA’s schedule and results at World Juniors
The format for the 2020 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams playing a preliminary round-robin to determine seeding followed by a single-elimination tournament. The United States drew Group B, which also includes Canada, Germany, Russia and the host country, the Czech Republic.

Date Opponent Result TV info
Dec. 26 Canada 1 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Dec. 27 Germany 1 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Dec. 29 Russia 1 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Dec. 30 Czech Republic 1 p.m. (NHLN, TSN)
Jan. 2 Quarterfinals TBD (NHLN, TSN)
Jan. 4 Semifinals TBD (NHLN, TSN)
Jan. 5 Medal games TBD (NHLN, TSN)
(All times Eastern)

How to watch USA games live online
In the United States, World Junior Championship games are only available on NHL Network, which has plans to televise 20 live games. American viewers can find a live stream for games online with a subscription to NHL.tv or through the NHL app. Stephen Nelson will provide the play-by-play for each Team USA game and will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage.

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Team USA’s 2020 World Juniors roster
This year’s squad is built around goaltending and goal scoring. Florida Panthers 2019 draft pick Spencer Knight is expected to be between the pipes while the likes of Trevor Zegras (ANA), Cole Caufield (MTL) and Oliver Wahlstrom (NYI) will be relied on to put points on the board. Team USA’s defense isn’t too shabby either as team captain Mattias Samuelsson (BUF) and New York Rangers prospect, and assistant captain, K’Andre Miller will man the blue line.

Name 2019-20 team NHL rights
John Beecher Michigan (Big Ten) Bruins
Bobby Brink Denver (NCHC) Flyers
Cole Caufield Wisconsin (Big Ten) Canadiens
Jack Drury Harvard (ECAC) Hurricanes
Parker Ford Providence (HEA) 2020 draft
Curtis Hall Yale (ECAC Bruins
Arthur Kaliyev Hamilton (OHL) Kings
Shane Pinto North Dakota (NCHC) Senators
Jacob Pivonka Notre Dame (Big Ten) Islanders
Nick Robertson Peterborough Petes Maple Leafs
Alex Turcotte Wisconsin (Big Ten) Kings
Oliver Wahlstrom Bridgeport (AHL) Islanders
Trevor Zegras Boston University (HEA) Ducks
DEFENSEMEN

Name 2019-20 team NHL rights
Ty Emberson Wisconsin (Big Ten) Coyotes
Jordan Harris Northeastern (HEA) Canadiens
Zac Jones UMass-Amherst (HAE) Rangers
K’Andre Miller Wisconsin (Big Ten) Rangers
Mattias Samuelsson Western Michigan (NCHC) Sabres
Spencer Stastney Notre Dame (Big Ten) Predators
Cam York Michigan Flyers
GOALIES

Name 2019-20 team NHL rights
Spencer Knight Boston College (HEA) Panthers
Isaiah Saville Nebraska Omaha (NCHC) Golden Knights
Dustin Wolf Everett Silvertips (WHL) Flames
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World Junior Championship standings
GROUP A

Team Wins Losses OTL Points
1. Finland 0 0 0 0
2. Switzerland 0 0 0 0
3. Sweden 0 0 0 0
4. Slovakia 0 0 0 0
5. Kazakhstan 0 0 0
GROUP B

Team Wins Losses OTL Points
1. United States 0 0 0 0
2. Russia 0 0 0 0
3. Canada 0 0 0 0
4. Czech Republic 0 0 0 0
5. Germany 0 0 0 0
Wins in regulation = 3 points
Overtime win = 2 points
Overtime loss = 1 point

Full World Junior Championship schedule
Canada vs. Czech Republic 1:00 p.m. TSN 1/4/5, NHLN

Full World Junior Championship schedule
THURSDAY, DEC. 26
Switzerland vs. Kazakhstan 9 a.m. TSN 1/3
Czech Republic vs. Russia 9 a.m. TSN 4/5, NHLN
Sweden vs. Finland 1 p.m. TSN3
Canada vs. United States 1 p.m. TSN 1/4/5, NHLN
FRIDAY, DEC. 27
Slovakia vs. Kazakhstan 9 a.m. TSN, NHLN
Germany vs. United States 1 p.m. TSN 1/3/4, NHLN
SATURDAY, DEC. 28
Finland vs. Slovakia 9 a.m. TSN 1/3, NHLN
Czech Republic vs. Germany 9 a.m. TSN 4/5
Switzerland vs. Sweden 1 p.m. TSN3
Russia vs. Canada 1 p.m. TSN 1/4/5, NHLN
SUNDAY, DEC. 29
Kazakhstan vs. Finland 9 a.m. TSN 3/4/5, NHLN
United States vs. Russia 1 p.m. TSN 4/5, NHLN
MONDAY, DEC. 30
Kazakhstan vs. Sweden 9 a.m. TSN3
Germany vs. Canada 9 a.m. TSN 1/4/5, NHLN
Slovakia vs. Switzerland 1 p.m. TSN 1/3
United States vs. Czech Republic 1 p.m. TSN 4/5, NHLN
TUESDAY, DEC. 31
Sweden vs. Slovakia 9 a.m. TSN 1/3, NHLN
Russia vs. Germany 9 a.m. TSN 4/5
Finland vs. Switzerland 1 p.m. TSN3
Canada vs. Czech Republic 1:00 p.m. TSN 1/4/5, NHLN
THURSDAY, JAN. 2
Quarterfinal 6:30 a.m. TSN, NHLN
Quarterfinal 9 a.m. TSN, NHLN
Quarterfinal 11:30 a.m. TSN, NHLN
Quarterfinal 2 p.m. TSN, NHLN
SATURDAY, JAN. 4
Semifinal 9 a.m. TSN, NHLN
Semifinal 1 p.m. TSN 1/4/5, NHLN
SUNDAY, JAN. 5
Bronze-medal game 9 a.m. TSN, NHLN
Gold-medal game 1 p.m. TSN, NHLN

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