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What time is USA vs. Sweden today? TV channel, live stream to watch 2023 World Juniors bronze-medal game

The first of three medals will be decided Thursday afternoon, as the USA and Sweden meet in the 2023 World Juniors bronze-medal game. 

Both teams are coming off of close semifinal losses. The United States fell to Canada, while Sweden was defeated by Czechia. 

The USA grabbed an early 2-0 lead over its rivals, but the team gave up six consecutive goals en route to a 6-2 loss. The Americans were on the wrong end of two disallowed goals, as Canada successfully challenged twice for goaltender interference and wiped the USA goals off the board.

MORE: Watch the 2023 World Juniors live with fuboTV (free trial, U.S. only)

Sweden was less than a minute away from clinching its berth to the gold-medal game, but a David Jiricek goal with 38 seconds left sent the game to overtime where Jiri Kulich won it for Czechia. 

The last time the USA played in the bronze-medal game was in 2018 against Czechia. The Americans won that game 9-3. 

Sweden is going for its second consecutive bronze medal at the World Juniors. The Swedes defeated Czechia 3-1 at the 2022 games to earn a third-place finish at the tournament. 

The Sporting News has all you need to watch the USA vs. Sweden bronze-medal matchup at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels for viewers in the United States and Canada.

MORE: 2023 World Juniors schedule, standings, results

USA vs. Sweden start time

  • Time: 2:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. AST)

The puck drops at 2:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. local time) from the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, N.S., the home of the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads. 

MORE: Team Canada 2023 World Juniors roster, results

This is the first of two medal games at the 2023 World Juniors. 

What channel is USA vs. Sweden on today?

  • Canada: TSN 1/3/4/5
  • 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 TSN’s call. James Duthie, Bob McKenzie and Cheryl Pounder will provide analysis during intermissions.

Stephen Nelson and Dave Rosen are the duo on NHL Network for the American audience, along with reporter Jon Rosen. 

How to live stream World Juniors hockey games

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games at or the TSN app. U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which offers a free trial), or the NHL app.

MORE: Team USA roster, schedule for 2023 World Juniors

USA vs. Sweden odds

  • USA: TBD
  • USA: TBD
  • O/U: TBD

USA World Juniors schedule 2023

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (ET) TV
Dec. 26 Latvia W, 5-2 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 28 Slovakia L, 6-3 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 29 Switzerland W, 5-1 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Dec. 31 Finland W, 6-2 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Jan. 2 Germany (Quarterfinals) W, 11-1 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Jan. 4 Canada (Semifinals) L, 6-2 FINAL TSN, NHLN
Jan. 5 Sweden (Bronze-medal game) 2:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN

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