The 2023 World Juniors could not have gotten out to a worst start for Canada.
Coming off their gold-medal win this summer at the 2022 tournament, Canada was sloppy defensively and too cute on offense in their opening game against Czechia, losing 5-2 in a game that left the Halifax crowd stunned.
“I don’t want to say shock because we knew if we didn’t bring it that there are some really good teams here, but it’s kind of like disbelief,” Canada defenseman Brandt Clarke said after the loss. “We didn’t fight to get back into it. (But) we’re still a threat in this tournament. We know we’re a threat.”
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Clarke is right; Canada remains a threat at the tournament. If there was a positive takeaway from the loss is that Canada learned the hard way they cannot be complacent and take any game for granted. With three more contest to play in the group stage, Dennis Williams and his coaching staff has time to adjust and right the ship.
Up next for Canada is a date with Germany. The Germans gave Sweden a close game on Tuesday, but ultimately lost 1-0. Nikita Quapp was sensational in net for Germany, making 43 stops in the effort. However, he was out-dueled by Sweden’s Carl Lindbom, who posted his second consecutive shutout at the tournament.
The Sporting News has a complete guide on how to watch Canada vs. Germany in the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels for viewers in both the United States and Canada.
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Canada vs. Germany start time
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET | 3:30 p.m. PT | 7:30 p.m. AST
The puck drops at 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT and 7:30 p.m. local time from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., the home of the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads.
This is the second game for the two teams in Group A play.
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What channel is Canada vs. Germany on today?
- Canada: TSN 1/4/5
- United States: NHL Network
TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.
Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will be on the call live from Halifax. James Duthie, Bob McKenzie and Cheryl Pounder will provide analysis during intermissions.
How to live stream World Juniors hockey games
Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games at TSN.ca or the TSN app.
U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.
Canada vs. Germany odds
- Canada: -5.5 (+103)
- Germany: +5.5 (-143)
- O/U: 7.5
Canada is a 5.5-goal favorite on the puckline for the contest against Germany at the World Juniors, according to Sports Interaction. Canada failed to cover against Czechia, as they were 2.5-goal favorites and lost the match.
Canada World Juniors schedule 2023
(All times Eastern)
|Date||Opponent||Result||Time (ET)||TV Info|
|Dec. 26||Czechia||L, 5-2||6:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 28||Germany||—||6:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 29||Austria||—||6:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 31||Sweden||—||6:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 2||TBD (Quarterfinals)||—||TBD||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 4||TBD (Semifinals)||—||TBD||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 5||TBD (Gold-Medal Game)||—||TBD||TSN, NHLN|
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