How to Watch World Juniors 2023: Schedule, Kick-off Time, Live Stream, and TV Guide

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Imagine the excitement of witnessing the future stars of ice hockey battling it out on the international stage. The World Juniors tournament is a thrilling event that brings together the most talented young players from various countries. But how can you ensure you don’t miss a moment of the action? This comprehensive guide will walk you through the schedule, kick-off time, live stream options, and TV guide for the highly anticipated. The 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, from December 26, 2023, to January 5, 2024. The event was held in Halifax and Moncton, Canada. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of intense ice hockey competition!

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World Juniors 2023-2024

The World Juniors tournament is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF). It showcases the world’s top under-20 ice hockey players, providing them with a platform to display their skills and compete for national glory. As a fan, understanding the format and significance of the tournament adds to the enjoyment of watching the games.

What is the format of the World Juniors?

The 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship will feature 10 teams divided into two groups of five teams each. The teams will play a round-robin within their group, with the top four teams from each group advancing to the quarterfinals. The last-place team in each group will be relegated to Division I for the following year’s tournament.

The quarterfinals will be cross-over matches, with the first-place team in one group playing the fourth-place team in the other, and so on. The winners of the quarterfinals will advance to the semifinals, while the losers will play in a classification round to determine fifth through eighth place.

  • The semifinals will be played on January 4, 2024, with the winners advancing to the gold medal game and the losers playing in the bronze medal game. The gold medal game will be played on January 5, 2024.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of the format:

Preliminary Round

  • The 10 teams are divided into two groups of five teams each.
  • Each team plays a round-robin against the other four teams in its group.
  • The top four teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals.
  • The last-place team in each group is relegated to Division I for the following year’s tournament.

Quarterfinals

  • The quarterfinals are cross-over matches, with the first-place team in one group playing the fourth-place team in the other, and so on.
  • The winners of the quarterfinals advance to the semifinals.
  • The quarterfinals losers play in a classification round to determine fifth through eighth place.

Semifinals

  • The semifinals are played on January 4, 2024.
  • The winners of the semifinals advance to the gold medal game.
  • The losers of the semifinals play in the bronze medal game.

Gold Medal Game

  • The gold medal game is played on January 5, 2024.
  • The winner of the gold medal game is crowned the World Junior Champion.

When and where will the World Juniors 2023 be held?

The 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden. This marks Sweden’s seventh time to host the WJIHC and the first time in Gothenburg. Canada will be entering the tournament as two-time defending champions.

The tournament will be held at two arenas: Scandinavium and Frölundaborg.

  • Scandinavium is the largest arena in Gothenburg, with a capacity of 14,000 spectators. It is the home arena of the Frölunda HC hockey team.
  • Frölundaborg is the second-largest arena in Gothenburg, with a capacity of 6,000 spectators. It is the home arena of the HC Gothenburg hockey team.

World Juniors 2023-2024 Schedule

To fully immerse yourself in the World Juniors experience, it’s crucial to have a clear understanding of the schedule. Marking the dates and kick-off times in your calendar ensures you won’t miss a single game.

Here is the full schedule for the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship. All games will be played in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Please note that all times are local to Gothenburg, Sweden (CET).

Group A

  • December 26
    • 17:00: USA vs. Switzerland
    • 19:30: Sweden vs. Germany
  • December 27
    • 17:00: Finland vs. Latvia
    • 19:30: Canada vs. Czech Republic
  • December 29
    • 14:30: Latvia vs. Finland
    • 19:30: Canada vs. Sweden
  • December 30
    • 19:30: Germany vs. Latvia
  • December 31
    • 17:00: USA vs. Czech Republic
    • 19:30: Switzerland vs. Finland
  • January 2
    • 19:30: Czech Republic vs. Germany

Group B

  • December 26
    • 12:00: Slovakia vs. Norway
    • 14:30: United States vs. Switzerland
  • December 27
    • 12:00: Switzerland vs. Slovakia
    • 14:30: Czech Republic vs. United States
  • December 29
    • 12:00: Norway vs. Slovakia
    • 17:00: Czech Republic vs. USA
  • December 30
    • 12:00: Switzerland vs. Norway
  • December 31
    • 14:30: United States vs. Slovakia
    • 19:30: Norway vs. Switzerland
  • January 2
    • 14:30: USA vs. Norway

Quarterfinals

  • January 2
    • 17:00: Winner of Group A vs. 4th place in Group B
    • 19:30: Winner of Group B vs. 4th place in Group A
  • January 3
    • 12:00: 2nd place in Group A vs. 3rd place in Group B
    • 14:30: 2nd place in Group B vs. 3rd place in Group A

Semifinals

  • January 4
    • 17:00: Winner of QF1 vs. Winner of QF3
    • 19:30: Winner of QF2 vs. Winner of QF4

Bronze medal game

  • January 5
    • 14:00: Loser of SF1 vs. Loser of SF2

Gold medal game

  • January 5
    • 19:30: Winner of SF1 vs. Winner of SF2

How to Watch the World Juniors 2023-2024 Live Stream

Here are the ways you can watch the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship:

Live on TV:

  • Canada: TSN
  • United States: NHL Network
  • Other countries: Please check your local listings

Online streaming:

  • IIHF website
  • YouTube
  • Various sports streaming services

Radio:

  • Local radio stations in Gothenburg
  • Online radio stations

Here is a table of the TV channel guide for some common countries:

CountryTV Channel
CanadaTSN, RDS
United StatesNHL Network
AustriaORF Sport+
Czech RepublicČeska TV
FinlandTV5, dplay
GermanyMagenta Sport
RussiaChannel One, MatchTV
SlovakiaRTVS
SwedenSVT, Viasat
SwitzerlandMySports

Please note that broadcast schedules and availability may vary depending on your location.

Here are some additional tips for watching the World Juniors:

  • Ensure you have a strong internet connection if you plan to stream the games online.
  • Consider watching the games with a group of friends or family.
  • Follow the tournament on social media to stay up-to-date on the latest news and scores.

I hope you enjoy watching the 2023-24 IIHF World Junior Championship!

Additional streaming platforms:

  • DAZN (Austria, Germany, Japan, Switzerland)
  • Sport 1 (France)
  • C More (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden)
  • Viaplay (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland)

Subscription fees may apply.

Conclusion:

The World Juniors 2023 promises to be an exhilarating tournament with intense ice hockey action. By staying informed about the schedule, kick-off times, and live streaming options, you can ensure you don’t miss a moment of excitement. Whether you watch the games online or on TV, be prepared for jaw-dropping plays, heart-stopping saves, and unforgettable memories. So gather your friends, put on your favorite team’s jersey, and get ready to cheer on the future superstars of ice hockey!

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