World Junior Championship 2019: How to Watch, Schedule, Start Time, Teams, Online TV
After defeating Sweden for the gold medal at the 2018 World Junior Championship, Team Canada hosts the 2019 installment of the tournament in British Columbia. Hockey Canada has yet to unveil its roster as the official announcement typically occurs in December. But the Canadians are likely to see forwards Maxime Comtois and Alex Formenton, who scored the dagger in last year’s Gold Medal game, return to lead the upstart group.
Russia and the United States are among returning countries to the annual tournament. Kazakhstan, however, finally returns to the Top Division after spending the last nine years in Group I. They seized a spot in Vancouver after Belarus, who was winless in four games last year, was relegated.
Canucks fans will have an opportunity to see 2018 draft pick Quinn Hughes, when the University of Michigan defenseman possibly suits up for the United States.
Here is everything you need to know about the 2019 World Junior Championship
The primary host for the 2019 World Junior Championship is Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks. Nineteen games will be played at Rogers Arena including the tournament’s bronze and gold medal games.
Participating teams will play the remaining 12 games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, B.C. The stadium is home to the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League and can sit roughly 7,400 fans. Canada, however, will not play at the stadium during the tournament.
How to watch? Broadcast information has yet to be announced for the 2019 World Junior