For the 31st year, TSN is Canada’s home for the nation’s favourite holiday hockey tradition, delivering every game of the 2021 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, beginning Christmas Day, live from Edmonton (TSN’s full World Juniors broadcast schedule is available here). TSN drops the puck today (Tuesday, Dec. 22) with live coverage of every pre-competition game, including Team Canada vs. Russia on Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. ET.
TSN today announced the acclaimed broadcast team bubbled in Edmonton throughout the tournament as well as the extensive coverage on Canada’s Sports Leader.
Host James Duthie and Hockey Insider and leading junior hockey expert Bob McKenzie are in the bubble in Edmonton along with analyst Craig Button to follow Team Canada’s progress in Group A, with analyst Jeff O’Neill joining the network’s World Juniors panel remotely. The panel delivers news and analysis throughout the medal round and Gold Medal Game, and tees up the tournament during the 2021 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: PREVIEW SHOW airing Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24) at 7 p.m. ET.
TSN’s award-winning broadcast team of Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro deliver the call for all Team Canada games, as well as the medal round and Gold Medal Game. Handling broadcast duties for the preliminary rounds are play-by-play commentator Dennis Beyak and Button through to the quarter-finals. Laura Diakun hosts all pre-competition games and additional preliminary round and quarter-final games, live from the Edmonton bubble, with Ryan Rishaug delivering reports from rinkside throughout the tournament.
TSN’s flagship sports news program, SPORTSCENTRE, delivers breaking news, highlights, and daily updates from reporter Mark Masters, who is in the bubble to cover Team Canada. SPORTSCENTRE also features daily analysis from TSN’s World Juniors panel.
TSN digital platforms delivers comprehensive coverage of the tournament including breaking news, scores, and must-see highlights. TSN’s official social media platforms feature extensive content and social media reaction throughout the tournament, including from BarDown’s Corwin McCallum, who is stationed in the bubble.
TSN Radio once again produces the World Junior Radio Network presented by Skip the Dishes, with 20 stations across Canada joining forces to bring Canadians live radio coverage of the World Juniors. Hosted by Jon Abbott, with Blake Price providing play-by-play alongside analyst Dave Tomlinson, the network features every Team Canada game plus a slate of quarter-final matchups, both semifinals, and the Bronze and Gold Medal Games.
Along with live radio coverage on the World Junior Radio Network presented by Skip the Dishes, 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 apps, online at TSN.ca/Radio, and on Sirius XM Satellite Radio.
Sponsors of TSN’s World Juniors coverage include: Tim Hortons, Esso, Telus, Nike, GM, Gatorade, and SkipTheDishes.
IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship Pre-Competition (Edmonton, AB)
|Switzerland vs Austria||Tuesday, December 22||6pm||TSN3/5|
|Finland vs USA||Tuesday, December 22||9:30pm||TSN1/5|
|Canada vs Russia||Wed, December 23||6pm||TSN3/5|
|Czech Republic vs Slovakia||Wed, December 23||9:30pm||TSN3/5|
IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship (Edmonton, AB)
|Switzerland vs. Slovakia||Friday, December 25||2pm||TSN3/5|
|Germany vs. Finland||Friday, December 25||6pm||TSN3/5|
|Russia vs. United States||Friday, December 25||9:30pm||TSN|
|Sweden vs. Czech Republic||Saturday, December 26||2pm||TSN1/4/5|
|Germany vs. Canada||Saturday, December 26||6pm||TSN1/4/5|
|United States vs. Austria||Saturday, December 26||9:30pm||TSN1/4/5|
|Finland vs. Switzerland||Sunday, December 27||2pm||TSN1/4/5|
|Slovakia vs. Canada||Sunday, December 27||6pm||TSN1/4/5|
|Czech Republic vs. Russia||Sunday, December 27||9:30pm||TSN1/4/5|
|Austria vs. Sweden||Monday, December 28||6pm||TSN|
|Slovakia vs. Germany||Monday, December 28||9:30pm||TSN|
|United States vs. Czech Republic||Tuesday, December 29||2pm||TSN|
|Canada vs. Switzerland||Tuesday, December 29||6pm||TSN|
|Austria vs. Russia||Tuesday, December 29||9:30pm||TSN|
|Finland vs. Slovakia||Wed, December 30||2pm||TSN|
|Switzerland vs. Germany||Wed, December 30||6pm||TSN|
|Russia vs. Sweden||Wed, December 30||9:30pm||TSN|
|Czech Republic vs. Austria||Thursday, December 31||2pm||TSN|
|Canada vs. Finland||Thursday, December 31||6pm||TSN|
|Sweden vs. United States||Thursday, December 31||9:30pm||TSN|
|Quarterfinals||Saturday, January 2||12pm||TSN|
|Quarterfinals||Saturday, January 2||3:30pm||TSN|
|Quarterfinals||Saturday, January 2||7pm||TSN|
|Quarterfinals||Saturday, January 2||10:30pm||TSN|
|Semifinals||Monday, January 4||6pm||TSN|
|Semifinals||Monday, January 4||9:30pm||TSN|
|Bronze||Tuesday, January 5||5:30pm||TSN|
|Gold||Tuesday, January 5||9:30pm||TSN|