The road to the 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP begins as TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of all Team Canada games in the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE. Featuring the world’s elite U-20 hockey players facing off in a series of matchups, Team Canada faces off against top rival nations Finland, Sweden, and USA. Coverage begins tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 3) at 1 p.m. ET on TSN with Team Canada facing off against defending World Junior champion Finland (see below for complete broadcast schedule).
Calling the games are host Gord Miller and TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button, as they follow Team Canada’s progress throughout the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.
Throughout the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE, TSN Radio’s Jon Abbott is set to file reports for TSN Radio’s seven stations across Canada.
Along with complete live coverage of all three Team Canada games, TSN Digital platforms deliver comprehensive news, highlights, and reaction from this summer showcase that puts the country’s top junior players in the national spotlight. Highlights include:
- Up-to-the-minute news, scores, and reports
- Video highlights of every Team Canada game and practice scrimmages
- Video reports and analysis from TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button and reporter Brent Wallace
The list of players invited to Hockey Canada’s summer camp who will take part in the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE is highlighted by a number of Top 10 draft picks, including the #3 selection at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft Pierre-Luc Dubois, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner, Florida Panthers winger Lawson Crouse, and Arizona Coyotes centre Dylan Strome. Joining them is an elite roster of young talent including Toronto-born Jakob Chychrun, Montréal Canadiens defensive prospect Noah Juulsen, and Ottawa Senators defender Thomas Chabot.
The Canadian squad will take on rival nations featuring a selection of high draft picks including Matthew Tkachuk, drafted 6th-overall by the Calgary Flames, and the Ottawa Senators’ Logan Brown for Team USA, along with Swedish leading scorer from the 2016 WORLD JUNIORS, Alexander Nylander. In total, the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE features 19 players selected in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, including eight from Team Canada.
Following the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE and Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December, a total of 22 players will be selected to represent Team Canada at the 2017 World Juniors in Toronto and Montréal – part of the 60+ championships that live on TSN.
Wednesday, Aug. 3
- Canada vs. Finland at 1 p.m. ET on TSN
- USA vs. Sweden at 4 p.m. ET on TSN
Friday, Aug. 5
- Canada vs. Sweden at 1 p.m. ET on TSN
- USA vs. Finland at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2
Saturday, Aug. 6
- Sweden vs. Finland at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2
- USA vs. Canada at 7 p.m. ET on TSN4