2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Hockey Schedule

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Hockey

The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship will be played in Vancouver and Victoria, B.C., from Dec 26 to Jan 5. Ten teams are participating – Canada’s National Junior Team will play in Group A with the Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia and Switzerland.

The ten teams are divided into two groups of five teams each that will take part in the preliminary round games. In the group A there are five teams which include Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia and Switzerland. In the group B there are other five teams which are Finland, United States, Slovakia, Kazakhstan and Sweden. The top four teams from each group will advance to the quarter finals and the number 5 position teams will face relegation.
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Looking to watch the games? Every preliminary-round and medal-round game, including all Team Canada games, will be broadcast live on TSN and available for live stream on the TSN app and TSN.ca (check local listings for broadcast information in your area).  Times listed below are Pacific.

Canada’s Schedule: Preliminary Round

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Wed, Dec. 26 Denmark

5:00 PM

Thu, Dec. 27 Switzerland

5:00 PM

Sat, Dec 29 Czech Republic

5:00 PM

Mon, Dec 31 Russia

5:00 PM

Here’s a look at the schedule for the preliminary round of play.

Game # Date Teams Time
1 Wed, Dec. 26 CZE vs SUI 1:00 PM
2 Wed, Dec. 26 USA vs SVK 3:30 PM
3 Wed, Dec. 26 CAN vs DEN 5:00 PM
4 Wed, Dec. 26 FIN vs SWE 7:30 PM
5 Thu, Dec. 27 RUS vs DEN 1:00 PM
6 Thu, Dec. 27 SVK vs SWE 3:30 PM
7 Thu, Dec. 27 SUI vs CAN 5:00 PM
8 Thu, Dec. 27 FIN vs KAZ 7:30 PM
9 Fri, Dec. 28 CZE vs RUS 5:00 PM
10 Fri, Dec. 28 KAZ vs USA 7:30 PM
11 Sat, Dec. 29 DEN vs SUI 1:00 PM
12 Sat, Dec. 29 SVK vs FIN 3:30 PM
13 Sat, Dec. 29 CAN vs CZE 5:00 PM
14 Sat, Dec. 29 SWE vs USA 7:30 PM
15 Sun. Dec 30 SUI vs RUS 5:00 PM
16 Sun. Dec 30 KAZ vs SVK 7:30 PM
17 Mon. Dec. 31 DEN vs CZE 1:00 PM
18 Mon. Dec. 31 SWE vs KAZ 3:30 PM
19 Mon. Dec. 31 RUS vs CAN 5:00 PM
20 Mon. Dec. 31 USA VS FIN 7:30 PM

2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Team Canada Roster

Canada FlagHere is a look at the roster for Team Canada.

Name Team
Michael DiPietro Windsor (OHL)
Ian Scott Prince Albert (WHL)
Evan Bouchard London (OHL)
Josh Brook Moose Haw (WHL)
Noah Dobson Acadie-Bathhurst (QMJHL)
Jared McIsaac Halifax (QMJHL)
Ian Mitchell University of Denver (NCHC)
Markus Phillips Owen Sound (OHL)
Ty Smith Spokane (WHL)
Shane Bowers Boston University (NE)
Jaret Anderson-Dolan Spokane (WHL)
Maxime Comtois Drummondville (QMJHL)
Morgan Frost Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
MacKenzie Entwistle Hamilton (OHL)
Cody Glass Portland (WHL)
Brett Leason Prince Albert (WHL)
Barrett Hayton Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
Alexis Lafreniere Rimouski (QMJHL)
Jack Studnicka Oshawa (OHL)
Joe Valeno Drummondville (QMJHL)
Gabe Vilardi Los Angeles (NHL)
Nick Suzuki Owen Sound (OHL)
Owen Tippet Missussauga (OHL)
Alex Forementon (injured) London (OHL)

and finally here are our predictions for the 2019 World Junior Hockey Championship.

  1. USA
  2. Russia
  3. Canada
  4. Sweden
  5. Finland
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Slovakia
  8. Switzerland
  9. Denmark
  10. Kazakhstan

I want to pick Canada, but I’m not so sure as there is some high-end talent on team USA, team Russia and team Finland.  My two dark-horse picks are:  Team Canada and Team Finland.  Enjoy the 43rd annual World Junior Hockey Championship.