For the fifth time in the IIHF World Junior Championship, the United States will have a chance to win back-to-back gold medals; however, it has never been accomplished before.
One difference between this year’s squad and three of the previous opportunities is the bench boss is back. Like Bob Motzko, who steered USA Hockey to gold in 2017 and bronze in 2018, Nate Leaman will return for a second straight year. In 2021, backstopped by the Panthers’ Spencer Knight, the Americans shocked the undefeated Canadians in the final 2-0 to win gold.
No longer considered an afterthought, the U.S. is an established power on the world juniors circuit and is once again expected to be a medal contender. The Americans are owners of 13 medals (five gold, two silver and six bronze) and are aiming for the sixth one in the last seven years.
Here’s everything to know about the tournament, including how to watch live games in the United States, and a complete schedule with updated scores and standings.
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The format for the 2022 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams playing a preliminary round-robin to determine seeding, followed by a single-elimination tournament. The United States drew Group B, which also includes Russia, Sweden, Slovakia and Switzerland
All the games will be played at WP Centrium in Red Deer, Alberta. World Junior Championship games are only available on NHL Network in the United States, which has plans to televise every game for the first time ever. Stephen Nelson will provide the play-by-play for each Team USA game and will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen.
NHL Network can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.
In Canada, every game is available on TSN and the TSN app.
Wins in regulation = 3 points
Overtime win = 2 points
Overtime loss = 1 point
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