Hockey’s future stars align for TSN’s signature holiday hockey tradition, the fan-favourite 2019 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP – airing Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, live from Vancouver and Victoria, B.C.
TSN primes fans for the tournament with the 2019 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW SHOW hosted by James Duthie alongside TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button, and analysts Ray Ferraro, Gord Miller, and Jeff O’Neill. The hour-long, comprehensive pre-tourney preview airs Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. ET on TSN, and features the following highlights:
- “Meet Team Canada,” introduces the Team Canada roster
- McKenzie, Button, and Ferraro analyze Team Canada’s forwards, defencemen, and goalies
- The central place that Vancouver has in Team Canada’s history
- Miller sits down with Team Canada Head Coach Tim Hunter
- Jeff O’Neill tells us you don’t have to be one of the stars to do something special at the World Juniors
Duthie and McKenzie are on-site to lead TSN’s studio coverage throughout the preliminary round, medal round, and Gold Medal Game, and are joined by O’Neill for all Team Canada games. TSN’s Laura Diakun and Dave Reid also host coverage of the tournament’s preliminary rounds live from the TSN Studio.
Acclaimed duo Miller and Ferraro once again have the call for all Team Canada games, as well as the medal round and Gold Medal Game, with Tessa Bonhomme reporting from rinkside. Play-by-play commentator Dennis Beyak also handles broadcast duties for the preliminary rounds, with Button as game analyst.
TSN and TSN Direct subscribers can enjoy 4K coverage for select preliminary round and quarter-final games, as well as the semifinals and the Bronze and Gold Medal Games. Subscribers can also access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the network’s exclusive live coverage of the World Juniors via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN app. Also, TSN.ca delivers comprehensive coverage of the tournament including breaking news, scores, and must-see highlights.
TSN once again delivers the World Junior Radio Network presented by Imperial Oil, Esso, with 20 stations across Canada joining forces to bring Canadians live radio coverage of the World Juniors. Blake Price returns as host, along with play-by-play commentator Jon Abbott, analyst Dave Tomlinson, and rinkside reporter Karen Surman.
Produced by TSN Radio, the World Junior Radio Network presented by Imperial Oil, Esso features every Team Canada game, select preliminary round games, plus a slate of quarter-final matchups, both semifinals, and the Gold Medal Game.
Along with live radio coverage on the World Junior Radio Network presented by Imperial Oil, Esso, TSN’s team of Hockey Insiders and experts contribute frequent reports to TSN Radio stations throughout the tournament. Fans across the country can also listen live wherever they are through the TSN and iHeartRadio mobile apps, online at TSN.ca/Radio, and on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
TSN Broadcast Schedule
Date Matchup Time (ET/PT) Network
Dec. 19 Canada vs. Switzerland 8pm/5pm TSN 1/3
Dec. 21 Slovakia vs. Canada 8pm/5pm TSN 1/3/4
Dec. 23 Canada vs. Finland 10pm/7pm TSN 2
World Junior Schedule
Date Matchup Time (ET/PT) Network
Dec. 26 Czech Republic vs. Switzerland 4pm/1pm TSN 1/4/5
Dec. 26 USA vs. Slovakia 6:30pm/3:30pm TSN 2
Dec. 26 Finland vs. Sweden 10:30pm/7:30pm TSN 3/5
Dec. 27 Russia vs. Denmark 4pm/1pm TSN 1/4/5
Dec. 27 Slovakia vs. Sweden 6:30pm/3:30pm TSN 2
Dec. 27 Switzerland vs. Canada 7:30pm/4:30pm TSN 1/4/5
Dec. 27 Finland vs. Kazakhstan 10:30pm/7:30pm TSN 5
Dec. 28 Czech Republic vs. Russia 8pm/5pm TSN 1/3/4
Dec. 28 Kazakhstan vs. USA 10:30pm/7:30pm TSN 3/5
Dec. 29 Denmark vs. Switzerland 4pm/1pm TSN 1/4
Dec. 29 Slovakia vs. Finland 6:30pm/3:30pm TSN.ca/TSN App
Dec. 29 Canada vs. Czech Republic 7:30pm/4:30pm TSN 1/3/4
Dec. 29 Sweden vs. USA 10:30pm/7:30pm TSN 3
Dec. 30 Switzerland vs. Russia 8pm/5pm TSN 2
Dec. 30 Kazakhstan vs. Slovakia 10:30pm/7:30pm TSN 2
Dec. 31 Denmark vs. Czech Republic 4pm/1pm TSN
Dec. 31 Sweden vs. Kazakhstan 6:30pm/3:30pm TSN.ca/TSN App
Dec. 31 Russia vs. Canada 7:30pm/4:30pm TSN 1/4
Dec. 31 USA vs. Finland 10:30pm/7:30pm TSN 1/5
Jan. 2 Quarterfinal #1 4pm/1pm TSN 3/5
Jan. 2 Quarterfinal #2 6pm/3pm TSN
Jan. 2 Quarterfinal #3 7:30pm/4:30pm TSN 2
Jan. 2 Quarterfinal #4 10:30pm/7:30pm TSN 3/5
Jan. 4 Semifinal #1 4pm/1pm TSN
Jan. 4 Semifinal #2 7:30pm/4:30pm TSN 1/4/5
Jan. 5 Bronze Medal 4pm/1pm TSN
Jan. 5 Gold Medal 7:30pm/4:30pm TSN