IIHF World Juniors Semi-finals 2022. World Juniors playoff schedule 2022: Dates, times, matchups for knockout stage of 2022 IIHF World U20 Championship
The preliminary round is over. The rest of the 2022 World Juniors is simple — survive and advance.
The knockout stage of the tournament begins on Wednesday, as the field has been slightly trimmed down from 10 teams to eight. After a week of competition in group play, the top four teams from each group advance to play for a medal.
There were not too many surprises in the preliminary round, with Canada, USA, Sweden and Finland finishing as the top four teams as expected. However, we did have one major upset, as Latvia secured its first-ever preliminary round win at the World Juniors, upsetting Czechia to grab the No. 3 seed in Group A.
With the win, it bumped Slovakia out of medal contention, joining Austria as the two teams that will not be moving onto the knockout stage.
Here is everything you need to know about the times, TV channels and dates for the playoffs of the 2022 World Juniors.
How to watch IIHF World Juniors Semi-finals 2022 live on TV, live stream
1st Match: Canada vs Czech Republic live on 04:00 PM ET
2nd Match: Sweden vs Finland live on 08:00 PM ET
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 2022 World Juniors.
The American audience can view the games live on TV on the NHL Network, or can stream them through fuboTV.
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E.J. Hradek will provide play-by-play duties for all games with Team USA. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen on the broadcasts.
Canadian viewers can watch the competition on TSN or can stream the games through TSN.ca or on the TSN app.
2022 World Juniors standings
Team Canada and Team USA each went a perfect 4-0-0-0, earning the top spots in their respective groups.
Finland was the only other team to record multiple wins in Group A, getting two regulation wins and a shootout win to finish in second. Latvia's upset win over Czechia leapfrogged them into third place, knocking Czechia down to No. 4 and Slovakia out of a quarterfinal spot.
In Group B, Sweden finished second after only losing to the USA. Germany secured the No. 3 spot with wins over Switzerland and Austria, while the Swiss punched their ticket to the quarterfinals with a victory over the Austrians.