The 2023 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships are the 47th edition of the IIHF World Junior Championship, scheduled to be held from December 26, 2022 through January 5, 2023 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick.
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The world’s best under-20 hockey players from 10 countries all around the globe will compete for gold on Canadian ice at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship!
Here is what you need to know about the location of the 2023 World Juniors and future sites for the IIIHF tournament.
Where are the 2023 World Juniors?
- Location: Halifax N.S./Moncton, N.B.
- Venue: Scotiabank Centre/Avenir Centre
The World Juniors will once again be split between two host cities, as the u20 ice hockey tournament will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Moncton, New Brunswick.
Christmas is coming early this year, as the 2022 version of the IIHF World Junior Championship is set to take place in August. The tournament which usually begins the day after the holiday was canceled in December due to COVID-19 but is getting picked up again this summer.
The 10-team tournament will start fresh, with some new rosters, new teams and a completely new schedule. Results from the winter will not carry over into summer so you can flush everything from December away.
When do the 2023 World Juniors start?
- Start date: December 26, 2022
- End date: January 5, 2023
With the 2023 tournament starting at the normal time of the year, that means the competition kicks off on Boxing Day, December 26.
The group stage starts will take place over the first six days. The quarterfinals will be played on Jan. 2, the semifinals on Jan. 4 and the tournament will conclude with the bronze and gold medal games on Jan. 5.
How to watch 2023 World Juniors games on TV, live stream
- TV channel (Canada): TSN
- Live stream (Canada): TSN.ca, TSN app
- TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
- Live stream (U.S.): fuboTV
TSN and the NHL Network will once again be home to all of the action for the 2023 World Juniors.
Canadian viewers can watch the competition on TSN or can stream the games through TSN.ca or on the TSN app.
The American audience can view the games live on TV on the NHL Network or can stream them through fuboTV.
u20 ice hockey tournament odds
According to Sports Interaction, the 2023 tournament is a four-horse race.
Canada, Finland, the United States and Sweden are the clear frontrunners to win this year’s tournament, with the Canadians holding the best odds at +121. All four countries are +464 or higher while the other six teams are +1299 or lower.
Here are the odds as of now for the 2023 tournament.
2023 World Juniors groups
|Group A||Group B|
Teams will play four preliminary games in a round-robin format within their group, followed by a three-round playoff.
In the group stage, teams earn three points for a regulation win, two points for an overtime win, one point for an overtime loss and no points for a regulation loss.
The top four teams from each group advance to the quarterfinals, where the matchups are determined by seeding. They will cross over between groups for these games: 1A vs. 4B, 1B vs. 4A, 2A vs. 3B and 2B vs. 3A. The teams that advance to the semifinals will be reseeded.
2023 World Juniors schedule | u20 ice hockey tournament Fixtures
Monday, Dec. 26
|Finland vs. Switzerland||11 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Sweden vs. Austria||1:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Latvia vs. USA||4 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Czechia vs. Canada||6:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Tuesday, Dec. 27
|Finland vs. Slovakia||11 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Germany vs. Sweden||1:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Switzerland vs. Latvia||4 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Austria vs. Czechia||6:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Wednesday, Dec. 28
|Slovakia vs. USA||4 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Canada vs,. Germany||6:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Thursday, Dec. 29
|Latvia vs. Finland||11 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Sweden vs. Czechia||1:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|USA vs. Switzerland||4 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Austria vs. Canada||6:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Friday, Dec. 30
|Slovakia vs. Latvia||11 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Germany vs. Austria||4:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Saturday, Dec. 31
|Switzerland vs. Slovakia||11 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Czechia vs. Germany||1:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|USA vs. Finland||4 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Canada vs. Sweden||6:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Monday, Jan. 2
|Placement Game||9:30 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Quarterfinal||11 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Quarterfinal||1:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Quarterfinal||4 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Quarterfinal||6:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Wednesday, Jan. 4
|Placement Game||11 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Semifinal||2:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Semifinal||6:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Thursday, Jan. 5
|Placement Game||11 a.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Bronze Medal Game||2:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Gold Medal Game||6:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
World Juniors Ticket packages for the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, taking in place Dec. 26, 2022, to Jan. 5, 2023 in Halifax and Moncton, are on sale to the public!