The schedule for this year’s World Junior Championship is set – Canada opens against Germany, the US also opens against Germany (tough go, my German friends), and the defending champion Swedes open up against the Czech Repuplic.

WHEN DOES YOUR TEAM PLAY? Let’s find out.

DECEMBER 26

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Latvia vs. Finland 2:30am/11:30pm
Germany vs. Canada 4:30am/1:30am
Czech Republic vs. Sweden 7am/4am
Slovakia vs. Russia 9am/6am

DECEMBER 27

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Switzerland vs. Latvia 7am/4am
United States vs. Germany 9am/6am

DECEMBER 28

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Finland vs. Czech Republic 2:30am/11:30pm
Canada vs. Slovakia 4:30am/1:30am
Sweden vs. Switzerland 7am/4am
Russia vs. United States 9am/6am

DECEMBER 29

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Latvia vs. Sweden 7am/4am
Germany vs. Russia 9am/6am

DECEMBER 30

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Finland vs. Switzerland 2:30am/11:30pm
Canada vs. United States 4:30am/1:30am
Czech Republic vs. Latvia 7am/4am
Slovakia vs. Germany 9am/6am

DECEMBER 31

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Switzerland vs. Czech Republic 2:30am/11:30am
United States vs. Slovakia 5am/2am
Sweden vs. Finland 7am/4am
Russia vs. Canada 9am/6am

JANUARY 2

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Quarterfinal 4am/1am
Relegation 6am/3am
Quarterfinal 8am/5am

JANUARY 3

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Semifinal 4am/1am
Relegation 6am/3am
Semifinal 8am/5am

JANUARY 4

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Relegation 4am/1am
Relegation 8am/5am
5th Place 8am/5am

JANUARY 5

MATCHUP TIME (ET/PT)
Bronze Medal Game 4am/1am
Gold Medal Game 8am/5am

And as always, the schedule is subject to change without notice, so y’know…look out for that.

Comments (6)

  1. Really Ufa, Russia? You can’t cater these games to North American time zones? Someone needs to sit down with you and explain how NA is the only place that matters. – This is sarcastic…

    • Honestly, when it comes to this tournament that sarcasm may be misplaced, Canadian audiences seem to be the only ones that genuinely care about it.

      • Just another way for the Russians to pizz off the Canucks. Politics alive and well in international hockey

  2. This event has gotten to be one of my favorites to watch every holiday season now. Will be even more fun now that the Wild finally has some talent in the pipeline that will be on display against top-level competition.

  3. Schedule looks fine, though I think it would have been nice for the USA/Canada game to be in a later time slot. At 4:30AM on the East coast you’re not going to get a lot of viewers.

    Which reminds me, any chance any of this is being televised in the states? It’s not like the NHL Network is doing anything these days.

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