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What time is USA vs. Switzerland today? TV channel, live stream for 2023 World Juniors game

Fans have gotten used to seeing Team USA dominate at the World Junior Championship. That has been absent so far at the 2023 tournament. 

The United States is coming off a stunning 6-3 loss to Slovakia on Wednesday, just two days after putting together a subpar effort in a win over Latvia.

Rand Pecknold’s crew is facing a quick turnaround with a crucial matchup against Switzerland set for Thursday. 

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After building a 2-1 lead against the Slovaks, the Americans fell behind 4-2 after allowing three goals in a span of 3:19 at the end of the second period. They could not crawl out of the hole. 

Switzerland has earned two non-regulation wins, most recently defeating Latvia 3-2 in a shootout. The Swiss are tied with the Finns, whom they beat in their first game, for the top spot in Group B. 

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

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USA vs. Switzerland start time

  • Start time: 4 p.m. ET (5 p.m. AST)

The puck will drop at 4 p.m. ET (5 p.m. local time) from the Avenir Centre in Moncton, N.B., home of the QMJHL’s Moncton Wildcats. It is the third game of the tournament for both teams. 

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What channel is USA vs. Switzerland on today?

  • United States: NHL Network
  • Canada: TSN3/5

TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada, while in the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.

Stephen Nelson will provide play-by-play coverage for NHL Network. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and reporter Jon Rosen on the broadcasts. 

Dennis Beyak and Craig Button will be on the call for the USA games for TSN. Laura Diakun and Dave Reid will be in the studio.

How to live stream World Juniors hockey games

U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which comes with a free trial), or the NHL app.

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on or the TSN app.

USA vs. Switzerland odds

  • USA: -2.5 (-128)
  • Switzerland: +2.5 (-109)
  • O/U: 7

The USA were 2.5-goal favorites on the puck line for their game against Switzerland as of late Wednesday, according to Sports Interaction. 

USA World Juniors schedule 2023

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (ET) TV Info
Dec. 26 Latvia W, 5-2 4 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 28 Slovakia L, 6-3 4 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 29 Switzerland 4 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 31 Finland 4 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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