What World Junior Championship Events are on TV?

How to Watch World Junior Championship on TV & Stream

Here we will provide you with up-to-date TV and streaming information for the World Junior Championship. Check out the schedule below to find out how to watch upcoming live events on TV.

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Thu, Jun 20, 2024

The IIHF World Junior Championship is an annual tournament where some of the best young players compete for the coveted World Championship trophy. In the US, the interest is enormous, and every year hundreds of thousands of US viewers sit in front of the TV to watch the US team play the World Junior Championship. Livesportsontv.com always provides you with the latest information regarding TV times, channels, and the game schedule for the World Junior Championship. Use the table above to see which channel is broadcasting today's World Junior Championship matches on TV.

How to Watch the World Junior Championship on TV

In recent years, the broadcasting rights for the World Junior Championship have been held by NHL Network. All matches can be watched on NHL Network's streaming service, live and on-demand.

To never miss the World Junior Championship on TV, we recommend that you use the TV schedule above where you can always find the latest information regarding today's World Junior Championship matches on TV and stream. Long before the tournament begins, you can see the entire game schedule and which channels or streaming services are showing each match.

How the IIHF World Junior Championship is Played

In the World Junior Championship, 10 nations participate with their U20 teams. The teams are divided into two groups (Group A and Group B) based on the nations' ranking. During the group stage, all teams in each group play each other once. The top four teams then advance to the quarterfinals. The semifinals and finals follow, along with a match for third place. For the teams in 5th place in the group stage, a negative qualification awaits, determining which nations will get the places for next year's World Junior Championship. Canada, Finland, and Sweden are the only nations that have participated in all World Junior Championships since the tournament started in 1974.

Host Nations for Upcoming World Junior Championships

Gothenburg will be the host city for this year's World Junior Championship where the matches are played in Scandinavium and Frolundaborg. Next year's tournament will be played in Ottawa, Canada, and the following year it will be hosted by the USA, with the host city yet to be determined. In addition to 2025, Canada will also host the World Junior Championship during the years 2028 and 2031.
  • 2024: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2025: Ottawa, Canada
  • 2026: USA

World Junior Championship 2023/24 - All Groups and Arenas

As previously mentioned, the World Junior Championship will be held in Gothenburg. The tournament kicks off on December 26 and continues until January 5 when the final is played in Scandinavium.
  • Scandinavium (12 000): Venue for Group A, 2 Quarterfinals, 2 Semifinals, Bronze Match, Final
  • Frolundaborg (7600): Venue for Group B, 2 Quarterfinals

The draw for the groups in this year's World Junior Championship has been conducted and looks as follows:

Group A:

  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Latvia

Group B:

  • Czech Republic
  • USA
  • Slovakia
  • Switzerland
  • Norway

Which Nation Has Won the World Junior Championship Most Times?

Canada is dominant in terms of the number of World Junior Championship golds (20). Next, we find Russia, including the Soviet Union, with 13 golds, and then the USA and Finland tied for 3rd place with 5 gold each. For Sweden, there have been only 2 World Junior Championship golds over the years, but many more silver and bronze, with a total of 20 medals, 11 silver and 7 bronze.
  • Canada: 35 medals (20 gold, 10 silver, 5 bronze)
  • Russia: 37 medals (13 gold, 13 silver, 11 bronze)
  • Finland: 17 medals (5 gold, 5 silver, 7 bronze)
  • USA: 14 medals (5 gold, 2 silver, 7 bronze)
  • Sweden: 20 medals (2 gold, 11 silver, 7 bronze)