TSN is set to drop the puck on Canada's favourite holiday tradition, the one tournament that catapults the country's top junior players to hockey glory: the World Juniors. Canadians can follow Team Canada's every move in Malmo, Sweden with complete coverage of the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship on TSN platforms from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, with pre-competition games beginning on Friday.
TSN's World Juniors broadcast schedule includes:
- Five pre-competition games, with three games featuring Team Canada
- All four Team Canada round-robin games, plus 14 additional round-robin match-ups
- The quarter-final and semifinal match-ups, and the Bronze and Gold medal games
Along with live coverage of every Team Canada game, TSN also delivers same-day encore presentations during the evening along with 30-minute pre- and post-game shows.
Sponsors for the TSN's coverage of the World Juniors include Canadian Tire, GMC, Molson Coors, and Sport Chek.
World Juniors on TSN
Last year, 15.4 million unique Canadian viewers watched some part of the World Juniors tournament on TSN and TSN2.
Earlier this year, TSN reached a new 10-year agreement that extends the network's long-standing partnership with Hockey Canada beginning in 2014. The new deal, negotiated exclusively with TSN, gives the network multi-platform media rights to all Hockey Canada events including the highly-anticipated 2015 and 2017 World Juniors co-hosted by Toronto and Montreal.
TSN has been televising the World Juniors since 1991.
James Duthie hosts TSN's coverage of the World Juniors, alongside Hockey Insider and leading junior hockey expert Bob McKenzie. Select round-robin games will be hosted by Vic Rauter and analyst Jason Strudwick.
Calling all Team Canada games, plus the playoffs and finals, are play-by-play commentator and 2013 IIHF Paul Loicq Award winner Gord Miller and analyst Ray Ferraro. Both Miller and Ferraro are on location in Malmo and are joined by play-by-play commentator Dave Randorf and analyst Craig Button, who will be calling select games throughout the tournament.
Also in Malmo are reporters Nabil Karim, who is reporting rinkside during games, and Mark Masters, who is filing daily reports for Canada's #1 sports news program, SPORTSCENTRE, along with THAT'S HOCKEY and THAT'S HOCKEY 2NITE.
Duthie and McKenzie will tee up the tournament during the 2014 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW SHOW on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. ET on TSN. The 60-minute preview show includes hits with Miller and Ferraro in Malmo, Sweden, an interview between Duthie and Team Canada head coach Brent Sutter, as well as Button handicapping the tournament and projecting the Top 5 finishers.
Fans can follow Team Canada on TSN Radio stations across the country, with radio broadcast coverage including (click here for complete schedule):
- Every Team Canada round-robin game, plus the quarter-final and semifinal match-ups, and the Bronze and Gold medal games
- Select pre-competition games and tournament match-ups not involving Team Canada
- Pre- and post-game shows hosted by Jim Tatti and featuring Jack Miller
TSN Radio's live coverage of the World Juniors is available on:
- TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto, TSN Radio 690 in Montreal, TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg, TSN Radio 1200 in Ottawa, TSN Radio 1260 in Edmonton, and TEAM 1040 in Vancouver
- SiriusXM Radio through NHL Network Radio (Sirius 207/XM 211) and Canada Talks (SiriusXM 167)
Play-by-play commentator Gord Miller and analyst Ray Ferraro will call round-robin action for TSN Radio, while play-by-play commentator Dave Randorf and analyst Craig Button voice the playoffs and final.
Along with live coverage, TSN's team of Hockey Insiders and experts will contribute reports to TSN Radio stations throughout the tournament.
TSN complements its television coverage of the World Juniors with comprehensive coverage on TSN Digital platforms. Highlights include:
- The TSN Game Tracker: World Junior Edition presented by Microsoft Windows 8, giving fans the ultimate companion viewing experience with instant highlights of the biggest plays, along with real-time access to in-depth stats and detailed game and player analytics
- The TSN Tournament Challenge: World Junior Edition presented by Gatorade, giving fans the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Toronto for the 2015 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP Gold medal game
- Up-to-the-minute tournament news and reports, extended video highlights, player profiles and interviews, schedules, results, statistics, rosters, and photo galleries
TSN Digital content is available on TSN.ca as well as the TSN app for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Android.
TSN's 2014 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP broadcast schedule is as follows:
Friday, Dec. 20
- Pre-Competition: Canada vs. Finland at 10 a.m. ET
- Pre-Competition: USA vs. Sweden at 1:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 22
- Pre-Competition: Finland vs. USA at 7:30 a.m. ET
- Pre-Competition: Canada vs. Sweden at 11 a.m. ET
Monday, Dec. 23
- Pre-Competition: Canada vs. Switzerland at 12 noon ET
Thursday, Dec. 26
- Canada vs. Germany at 7:30 a.m. ET
- Czech Republic vs. USA at 11:30 a.m. ET
- ENCORE: Canada vs. Germany at 7:30 p.m. ET
Friday, Dec. 27
- Slovakia vs. Germany at 9 a.m. ET
- Finland vs. Norway at 11:30 a.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 28
- USA vs. Slovakia at 7:30 a.m. ET
- Sweden vs. Finland at 10 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Canada vs. Czech Republic at 11:30 a.m. ET
- Russia vs. Switzerland at 1 P.M. ET (TSN2)
- ENCORE: Canada vs. Czech Republic at 7:30 p.m. ET
Sunday, Dec. 29
- Germany vs. USA at 9 a.m. ET
- Norway vs. Sweden at 11:30 a.m. ET
Monday, Dec. 30
- Czech Republic vs. Germany at 7:30 a.m. ET
- Russia vs. Finland at 3:30 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- Canada vs. Slovakia at 11:30 a.m. ET
- Switzerland vs. Norway at 1 p.m. ET (TSN2)
- ENCORE: Canada vs. Slovakia at 10 p.m. ET
Tuesday, Dec. 31
- Slovakia vs. Czech Republic at 7:30 a.m. ET
- Russia vs. Sweden at 8:30 a.m. ET (TSN2)
- Canada vs. USA at 11:30 a.m. ET
- Switzerland vs. Finland at 12 noon ET (TSN2)
- ENCORE: Canada vs. USA at 10 p.m. ET
Thursday, Jan. 2
- Quarter-final #1 at 6 a.m. ET
- Quarter-final #2 at 8:30 a.m. ET (TSN2)
- Quarter-final #3 at 11 a.m. ET
- Quarter-final #4 at 1:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Jan. 4
- Semifinal #1 at 9 a.m. ET
- Semifinal #2 at 1 p.m. ET
Sunday, Jan. 5
- Bronze Medal Game at 9 a.m. ET
- Gold Medal Game at 1 p.m. ET