The 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship begins on Tuesday, August 9, when Czechia, led by Devils prospect Petr Hauser, face Slovakia in the first game of the preliminary round at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
If you’re in the United States, you can watch every game of the tournament for free via a trial of DirecTV Stream or fuboTV. These streaming platforms offer NHL Network, which will broadcast every game. The first game between Czechia vs. Slovakia is at 2 p.m. ET.
While the NHL continues to tread forward in its offseason, hockey fans don’t have to wait until preseason to get their puck fix.
The 2022 World Juniors is set to start this week, with 10 teams meeting up in Edmonton to battle it out for a gold medal. The tournament traditionally takes place around the holiday season in late December but was canceled in 2021 because due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States enters as defending champs. Team USA defeated Team Canada 2-0 in the gold medal game during the 2021 tournament, winning its fifth-ever gold medal.
The action starts on Tuesday, Aug. 9 with a matchup between Czechia and Slovakia kicking off the 12 days of action.
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Want to watch every second of the action, or set your DVR to record the games for later? Here is everything you need to know in order to watch the 2022 World Juniors.
How to watch 2022 World Juniors in the USA The NHL Network will be responsible for airing coverage of all tournament matchups in the United States, starting with Czechia vs. Slovakia on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m.
E.J. Hradek will provide play-by-play duties for all games with Team USA. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen on the broadcasts.