Editors Note: The IIHF on Wednesday canceled the remainder of the 2022 World Juniors tournament, citing the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. The announcement was made with preliminary games already in progress after a player on the Russian National Team tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test forced a third forfeited game in just two days compromising the sportive integrity of the event.
After securing a 3-2 win over Slovakia to open the 2022 World Juniors, Team USA’s momentum was stopped abruptly on Tuesday when its game against Switzerland was canceled because of positive COVID-19 tests.
The Americans had nine different players register points in the win against Slovakia on Sunday, but after two American players tested positive, the team entered a mandatory quarantine, canceling the game against Switzerland and putting Wednesday’s game against Sweden in flux.
If it can’t be played, it will likely go down as a forfeit and a loss for the Americans. Team USA currently has three points, putting them in a three-way tie for second in Group B.
Sweden has already scored nine goals through two games and is 2-0-0. The Swedes boast seven former first-round draft picks on their team, and though they didn’t medal last year, they took home bronze in 2019 and have won three silvers since 2013.
Here is a complete guide to watching USA vs. Sweden in the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels for viewers in both the United States and Canada.
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Viewers in the United States can watch Team USA’s entire tournament run on NHL Network. The broadcasts will feature play-by-play announcer Stephen Nelson, analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen.
TSN will carry all of the games in Canada.
USA vs. Sweden is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. ET. The game will be played at the Peavey Mart Centrium in Red Deer, Alta. This is the second year in a row Canada has served as the host.
Hockey fans in the United States who are unable to watch on TV can stream the tournament on fuboTV (7-day free trial) or the NHL App.
In Canada, fans can stream the game on the TSN app or at TSN.ca.
The United States is a -175 betting favorite to beat Sweden in their preliminary game, according to Sports Interaction.
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