The IIHF world Junior championship also known as the WJC is an annual hockey event for young hockey players not older than 20 years of age. The event is organized yearly by the international ice hockey federation. It is usually done late in the year December to be exact and it rolls to early January. However, this year’s event is slated for August and it is set to be hosted by Canada.
Moreover, the shift to August 2022 became a necessity as the host country Canada was severely plagued with the novel coronavirus. The event which was slated for December 26th last year, was therefore cancelled. In this article, the basic information you will need for the world junior championship will be put into perspective.
Though the tournament was announced as ‘cancelled’ and not ‘postponed’, the federation’s president Luc Tardif refused to refute reports that the tournament could be rescheduled for this year.
However, the reports were confirmed in February this year that the tournament will be rescheduled for August and Canada would still host the event.
Moreover, as the tournament had already begun before its cancellation, questions were asked on the significance of the matches before the cancellation, the federation also announced that all games will be replayed from the start.
|Event||World Juniors 2022|
|Date||Tuesday, August 9 - Saturday, August 20, 2022|
|Tv Channel||TSN, NHL Network|
|Live Stream||Watch Live Here|
World Juniors 2022 rescheduled Start Date
This year’s world junior championship is a rescheduled edition, as the 2021 edition of the event had to be cancelled due to the effect of the global pandemic on the host nation Canada. This year’s event is scheduled to start from August 9 and to conclude on the 20th of the same month.
IIHF World Juniors 2022 rescheduled Location
The rescheduled tournament will still be held at the scheduled venue which is Edmonton, Canada. Some reports had suggested a change of venue prior to the February announcement. However, all of that can be discarded as Edmonton remains the host
World juniors 2022 Teams
- United States: USA was represented by the United States Men’s National Junior IC Hockey Team. As compared to other teams they have previously won up to 5 world junior championships. This includes 2004, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2021. Some of the players who participated in the team include John Carlson, Austin Matthews, Patrick Kane, Adam Fox, and Matthew Tkachuk Jack Eichel, Zach Parise, and Adam Fox.
- Canada: As one of the best teams in the world, The Canadian men’s national under-20 ice hockey team has represented Canada since they started playing. Apart from the world junior, they participated in games such as the 2007 Super Series and the Summit Series. Being the most popular event in the country it’s not only fully sold out but the division ratings are also very high.
- Finland: The national under 20 hockey team in Finland is known as The Finnish men’s national under 20 ice hockey team. Just like other countries, this team has represented the country in these games since they started playing in 1974. Although they lost many games, they’ve won others.
- Russia: Russia was represented in the tournament by the Russian men’s national less than 20 ice hockey team. This team has represented Russia since they started participating in the tournament. During the 1993 world championships, Russia participated as an independent nation. They also won Bronze as their first medal in the championship in 1994 and silver in 1997. Their biggest rivalry is the Czech Republic which they met for the first time in 1997.
- Germany: German national junior hockey team is known as The German men’s national under 20 ice hockey team. Apart from the world junior championship, the team has also represented German in a number of Games. Just like other teams, they have won and lost some matches.
- Sweden: Commonly known as Juniorkronorna in Sweden, The Swedish men’s national under 20 ice hockey team is the country’s national team. Previously, it has represented Sweden at the International Tournament. Affectionately known as the junior crowns, the team has really worked hard to represent the country. During the 1981 world junior championship, they won gold. Some of the players who participated in this match include Jan Erixon, Patrik and Peter Sundström, Håkan Nordin and Lars Eriksson, and Håkan Nordin.
- Czech Republic: The national under 20 IC hockey team in the Czech Republic is the Czech men’s national under 20 ice hockey team. This team has represented the country since 1984. As one of the strongest teams in the tournament, it has won a couple of gold and bronze medals.
- Slovakia: Slovakia’s national under 20 IC team is The Slovak men’s national under 20 ice hockey team. This team has been representing the country at the internal hockey federation since they started participating. As compared to the men who made their debut in 1994, the women and the junior teams started playing in 1995 and 1993 respectively.
- Austria: Austria’s national under 20 IC hockey team is The Austrian men’s national under 20 ice hockey team. Unlike other countries, they made their first pool A appearance in 1981. This is after spending several years competing in pool A and B. In 2000, they defeated Slovenia 6-2 to move out of pool c. unfortunately, they have relegated back to Division I for 2005.
- Switzerland: Controlled and managed by Schweizerischer Eishockeyverband, Switzerland’s national team is Switzerland’s men’s national under 20 ice hockey team. After making their debut in 1977, they’ve been playing since then. During this time, they lost to the Soviet Union. Although they won in 1979 match, they suffered their worst defeat in 1980 after being beaten by Finland.
World juniors 2022 Group
|GROUP A (RED DEER)||GROUP B (EDMONTON)|
|Latvia (replacing Russia in August tournament)||Finland|
How To Watch World Juniors Live Stream Online
While the world junior championship 2021 is over, 2022 will soon be here with us. So how can you watch this match online? The best option to watch the games online is in the house. Since there are several live stream channels, you can choose one according to your liking and budget.
World Juniors 2021 Official Broadcast
- NHL Network: If you are in the US, NHL Network is the place to be for the world juniors championships. Since it will air every game, you can comfortably watch the tournament from home. As the main TV channel for the tournament, it will provide you with exclusive coverage of all the USA games. It will also provide analysis, highlights, and interviews.
- TSN Go (Canada): With all the Canadian games expected to be played at Edmonton’s Rogers place, Canadian fans have an opportunity to watch all the games. If you are in Canada you can watch all the live streams of the games online at TSN Go. To watch the games, just need to visit TSN Go and then subscribe. Once you sign up with your details, you have the flexibility of choosing a prepaid plan for the sporting action.
World Juniors Live Online Without Cable
- Fubo Tv: Whether you want to watch the championships without a cable or looking for a simple streaming service, Fubo TV is the right channel. As one of the best TV channels, it’s been providing streaming services for years. You just need to subscribe to the starter pack and get tons of entertainment and online news alongside the world junior sports.
- Sling TV: Sling TV is probably one of the cheapest streaming services for the world junior championships. For several years now, it’s been providing streaming services with a basic package that starts at $25. With the basic package, you’ll get up to 30 plus channels of high-quality definition videos. You can also choose other plans where the package is low.
- At&t Tv: As compared to other TV channels, At&t Tv will provide you with a free trial for 7 days. Although it’s a very good cable TV it’s a little bit expensive as compared to others. To watch the games you must, subscribe with $94.99.
The World Junior Championships is scheduled to start on AUG 09, 2022 and will end with the gold game being played on August 20, 2022. This game will be hosted by Edmonton. The question that’s in everyone’s mind is who will emerge the winner? Is it the USA, Canada, or another team? Let’s wait and see.