NEW YORK -- As the exclusive U.S. TV home of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, NHL Network will provide extensive coverage of the tournament from Vancouver, B.C., including live game telecasts plus comprehensive previews, highlights, analysis and interviews within its studio programming and via @NHLNetwork on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
In its 11th consecutive year televising the tournament, NHL Network's complete coverage begins on Wednesday, Dec. 26 with live telecasts of Czech Republic vs. Switzerland at 4:00 p.m. ET, USA vs. Slovakia at 6:30 p.m. ET, Canada vs. Denmark - joined in progress - at 9:00 p.m. ET, and Finland vs Sweden at 10:30 p.m. ET. NHL Network's Stephen Nelson will provide play-by-play for each Team USA game with longtime NCAA hockey analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jill Savage, and NHL Network's flagship studio show NHL Tonight will air regularly throughout the tournament.
NHL Network's preview coverage begins on Saturday, Dec. 22 with a World Juniors-themed edition of NHL Network Ice Time, the weekly program geared to kids. The following day, NHL Network will look ahead to the tournament matchups and players to watch on NHL Tonight: 2019 World Junior Championship Preview on Sunday, Dec. 23 at 6:00 p.m. ET, hosted by Stephen Nelson, Dave Starman and Brian Lawton. On Tuesday, Dec. 25, the day before play begins, NHL Network will re-air Team USA's three most recent gold medal-winning performances from 2010, 2013 and 2017 back-to-back-toback starting at 10:00 a.m. ET.
NHL Network's complete on-air schedule for the tournament is available here.