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2022 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championships Watch Finland vs Germany Live Stream (Monday, December 27, 2021). The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship hockey tournament is available to watch on several platforms for fans in the United States and Canada, World Juniors schedule 2022: Dates, times, TV channels, live streams to watch every hockey game. As one of the most popular hockey tournaments in the world, the 46th edition of the world junior 2022 is set to begin on December 26, 2021, and end on January 5, 2022.
The United States will play Slovakia on Dec. 26, one of four games scheduled for the first day of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship.
The 10-team tournament will be held from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5 in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alberta.
The United States, which defeated Canada 2-0 in the championship game in 2021, seeks to win back-to-back titles for the first time. The last team to do so was Canada, which won the last of five straight in 2009.
The United States will play preliminary-round games at WP Centrium in Red Deer in Group B with Russia, Sweden, Slovakia and Switzerland. Canada will play at Rogers Place in Edmonton in Group A, with Finland, Czechia, Germany and Austria.
The top four teams in each group will play in the quarterfinals Jan. 2. The semifinals are Jan. 4, and the championship and third-place games are Jan. 5.
After opening against Slovakia (9:30 p.m. ET), the United States will play Switzerland on Dec. 28 (4:30 p.m. ET), Sweden on Dec. 29 (9:30 p.m. ET), and Russia on Dec. 31 (9:30 p.m. ET).
The United States has won the championship five times.
“It’s the difficulty of beating a team twice in a tournament,” U.S. general manager John Vanbiesbrouck said. “Bob Motzko returned as coach the year after winning gold (in 2017), did a fantastic job, but fell a bit short (third place in 2018). Repeating is very difficult, but we can’t focus on one set thing. We can’t say we did it this way and need to do it that way again. We have to adapt … we might have to do it a different way.”
Canada plays its opening game against Czechia on Dec. 26 (7 p.m. ET).
All games will be broadcast on NHL Network in the United States and TSN and RDS in Canada.
2022 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
Sunday, Dec. 26
Finland vs. Germany (Edmonton), 2 p.m. ET
Russia vs. Sweden (Red Deer), 4:30 p.m. ET
Czechia vs. Canada (Edmonton), 7 p.m. ET
United States vs. Slovakia (Red Deer), 9:30 p.m. ET
Monday, Dec. 27
Austria vs. Finland (Edmonton), 2 p.m. ET
Russia vs. Switzerland (Red Deer), 4:30 p.m. ET
Germany vs. Czechia (Edmonton), 7 p.m. ET
Sweden vs. Slovakia (Red Deer), 9:30 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Dec. 28
Switzerland vs. United States (Red Deer), 4:30 p.m. ET
Austria vs. Canada (Edmonton), 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Dec. 29
Finland vs. Czechia (Edmonton), 2 p.m. ET
Slovakia vs. Russia (Red Deer), 4:30 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Germany (Edmonton), 7 p.m. ET
Sweden vs. United States (Red Deer), 9:30 p.m. ET
Thursday, Dec. 30
Czechia vs. Austria (Edmonton), 4:30 p.m. ET
Slovakia vs. Switzerland (Red Deer), 7 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 31
Germany vs. Austria (Edmonton), 2 p.m. ET
Switzerland vs. Sweden (Red Deer), 4:30 p.m. ET
Canada vs. Finland (Edmonton), 7 p.m. ET
United States vs. Russia (Red Deer), 9:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 2
Quarterfinal 1 (Edmonton), 2:30 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 2 (Red Deer), 5 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 3 (Edmonton), 7:30 p.m. ET
Quarterfinal 4 (Red Deer), 10 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Jan. 4 (Edmonton)
Semifinal 1, 3 p.m. ET
Semifinal 2, 7 p.m. ET
Wednesday, Jan. 5 (Edmonton)
Third-place game, 4 p.m. ET
Championship game, 8 p.m. ET
As always, the World Juniors are expected to be packed with big goals, big saves and ever bigger wins. With national pride on the line, the battle for gold will be fierce. Here’s all you need to know about the tournament, including the complete schedule of games and how to watch them in the United States and Canada.