Canada is going for gold today. The defending World Juniors champions have their eyes on another title, as the team meets Czechia in the 2023 final.
The Canadians scored six unanswered goals against the United States to walk away with a 6-2 win in the semifinals. Thomas Milic was stellar again in net, making 43 saves in the win.
The top line of Connor Bedard, Joshua Roy and Logan Stankoven contributed multi-point efforts in the victory to clinch Canada its fourth consecutive World Juniors championship appearance.
Czechia is playing in its first World Juniors gold-medal game since 2001, which was also its last title. Jiri Kulich’s overtime win over Sweden completed the comeback win for the team in the semifinals.
The Sporting News has all you need to watch Canada vs. Czechia final at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship, including the start time and TV channels.
Canada vs. Czechia start time
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. AST)
The puck drops at 6:30 p.m. ET (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 final game of the World Juniors.
What channel is Canada vs. Czechia 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 are on the call for TSN. James Duthie, Bob McKenzie and Cheryl Pounder will provide analysis during intermissions.
How to live stream World Juniors hockey games
- Canada: TSN.ca, TSN app
- United States: fuboTV (7-day free trial)
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 (which offers a free trial), NHL.tv, or the NHL app.
Canada vs. Czechia odds
- Canada: +2.5
- Czechia: -2.5
- O/U: 6.5
Canada is a 2.5-goal favorite on the puck line against Czechia in the gold medal game, according to Sports Interaction.
Canada World Juniors schedule 2023
(All times Eastern)
|Date||Opponent||Result||Time (ET)||TV Info|
|Dec. 26||Czechia||L, 5-2||FINAL||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 28||Germany||W, 11-2||FINAL||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 29||Austria||W, 11-0||FINAL||TSN, NHLN|
|Dec. 31||Sweden||W, 5-1||FINAL||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 2||Slovakia (Quarterfinals)||W, 4-3 (OT)||FINAL||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 4||USA (Semifinals)||W, 6-2||FINAL||TSN, NHLN|
|Jan. 5||Czechia (Gold-medal game)||—||6:30 p.m.||TSN, NHLN|