NHL Network will televise the final three days of games at the World Junior Summer Showcase.
The event, held July 26-Aug. 3 at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan, features players from the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland taking the first steps toward earning roster spots for the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ostrava and Trinec, Czech Republic, from Dec. 26, 2019, through Jan. 5, 2020.
Coverage will start July 31 with Canada playing Finland (1 p.m. ET), and the United States facing Sweden (4 p.m. ET).
On Aug. 2, Sweden will take on Canada (1 p.m. ET), and Finland will play the United States (4 p.m. ET).
The final day of camp, Aug 3., will see Sweden face Finland (1 p.m. ET) and Canada play the United States (4 p.m. ET).
The camp will have 20 of the 31 players picked in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft, including five of the top 10 picks: Canada forward Kirby Dach (Chicago Blackhawks, No. 3), Canada defenseman Bowen Byram (Colorado Avalanche, No. 4), U.S. forward Alex Turcotte (Los Angeles Kings, No. 5), Sweden defenseman Philip Broberg (Edmonton Oilers, No. 8), and U.S. forward Trevor Zegras (Anaheim Ducks, No. 9). The first two players picked in the draft, forwards Jack Hughes (New Jersey Devils) and Kaapo Kakko (New York Rangers), were not invited to the camp by the United States and Finland, respectively, because it's assumed they'll be in the NHL and unavailable for the WJC. Each played in the 2019 tournament.
Finland defeated the United States 3-2 in the gold-medal game of the 2019 WJC in Vancouver. Kakko scored the winning goal with 1:26 remaining in the third period.