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TORONTO (December 17, 2014) – #HereWeGo, Canada! The nation’s favourite holiday TV tradition touches down in Montréal and Toronto this year, and TSN is home to every game of the World Juniors as Team Canada competes for glory on home ice. Canadians can follow Team Canada’s every move with complete coverage of the 2015 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP on TSN platforms from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, with pre-competition games beginning this Friday, Dec. 19 (click here or see below for complete broadcast schedule).
TSN’s World Juniors broadcast schedule includes:
- Three RBC Road to the World Juniors pre-competition games featuring Team Canada
- All four Team Canada preliminary round games, plus all 16 additional preliminary round matchups
- Every quarter-final and semifinal matchup, as well as the Bronze and Gold medal games
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Along with complete live coverage of every Team Canada game, TSN delivers pre-game shows and post-game analysis and opinion, featuring all the latest news, highlights, and reaction from the tournament that puts the country’s top junior players in the national spotlight.
TSN subscribers can access live streaming and on-demand viewing of the network’s exclusive live coverage of the 2015 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP through TSN GO.
25 Years of World Juniors on TSN
This year marks TSN’s 25th anniversary broadcasting Canada’s favourite holiday TV tradition, the World Juniors. Since TSN began airing the tournament in 1990-91, it has repeatedly broken audience records, highlighted by the 2011 Gold Medal Game featuring Canada vs. Russia, which attracted an average audience of 6.1 million viewers to TSN, becoming the most-watched specialty television event on record.
Last year, more than 14.5 million unique Canadian viewers watched some part of the World Juniors tournament on TSN.
Host James Duthie along with Hockey Insider and leading junior hockey expert Bob McKenzie are on-site in Montréal to follow Team Canada’s progress in Group A throughout the preliminary round, and also deliver news and analysis from Toronto throughout the playoffs and Gold Medal Game at the World Juniors. Host Bryan Mudryk and TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button cover Group B throughout the preliminary round from Toronto.
In addition, Button is featured in the Hot Button Issues segment, and Jamie McLennan provides analysis on goaltending in the Post2Post segment, with a special emphasis on Team Canada’s netminders.
Calling all preliminary round Group A games from the Bell Centre in Montréal, as well as the playoffs and Gold Medal Game, are play-by-play commentator and 2013 IIHF Paul Loicq Award winner Gord Miller and analyst Ray Ferraro, with Ryan Rishaug reporting from rinkside.
Calling all preliminary round Group B matchups from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto are play-by-play commentator Dennis Beyak and analyst Dave Reid, with Tessa Bonhomme reporting from rinkside.
Canada’s #1 sports news program, SPORTSCENTRE, delivers breaking news, highlights, and daily updates from reporters Mark Masters and John Lu, who are on-site in Montréal to cover Team Canada. SPORTSCENTRE also features daily analysis from the World Juniors panel.
Masters has covered Team Canada every day since the start of selection camp, and follows the team throughout the tournament. He and Lu also contribute reports to TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY and THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE throughout the tournament.
Duthie, McKenzie, and Button tee up the tournament during the 2015 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: PREVIEW SHOW on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m. ET across the TSN Network. The 60-minute preview show includes:
- “Meet Team Canada,” a feature introducing players on Team Canada’s roster
- Button’s complete bracketology, projecting how preliminary and playoff rounds will play out and predicting medal winners
- Gord Miller and Ray Ferraro check in from Montréal with their views on the tournament
- A look back to Canada’s unforgettable 2005 World Juniors team on the 10th anniversary of its gold medal-winning performance
For this year’s tournament, TSN debuts Esso World Junior Hockey on the TSN Radio Network, with 16 stations across Canada joining forces to bring Canadians live radio coverage of the World Juniors. Canadians coast-to-coast can also listen live wherever they are on the TSN GO mobile app and online at TSN.ca/Radio.
The radio network will be produced by TSN Radio, which operates stations in Toronto, Montréal, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Live radio broadcast coverage includes every RBC Road to the World Juniors pre-competition game featuring Team Canada, all four of the team’s preliminary round games, plus select quarter-final and semifinal matchups, and the Gold Medal Game (click here for complete schedule).
Pre- and post-game shows are hosted by Jim Tatti and former NHLer and Team Canada Olympian Todd Hlushko. Play-by-play commentator Elliott Price and analyst Jack Miller deliver the call for all games on TSN Radio’s World Juniors Radio Network.
Along with live coverage of Esso World Junior Hockey on the TSN Radio Network, TSN’s team of Hockey Insiders and experts contribute reports to TSN Radio stations throughout the tournament.
TSN complements its exclusive television coverage of the World Juniors with comprehensive coverage on TSN Digital platforms. Highlights include:
- The TSN World Juniors Multi-Cam, allowing TSN subscribers to watch Team Canada and medal round games from one of four unique camera angles
- Instant video highlights of Team Canada games posted on Twitter as they happen
- TSN.ca Live Chat for every tournament game, featuring instant reaction, video highlights, photos, tweets, and more
- Live streaming of select pre-competition games available to TSN subscribers on TSN GO
- The World Juniors Info Hub on Hubub
- IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP history, featuring the all-time Team Canada player registry, tournament history, and more
- Up-to-the-minute tournament news, scores, and reports, extended video highlights, player profiles and interviews, schedules, statistics, rosters, and photo galleries
- Rallying Canadians around Team Canada on TSN’s official social media platforms using the hashtag #HereWeGo
TSN’s 2015 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP broadcast schedule is as follows*:
Friday, Dec. 19
- RBC Road to the World Juniors Pre-Competition: Canada vs. Russia at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
- Czech Republic vs. Finland at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
- Boston University vs. USA at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN GO
Sunday, Dec. 21
- RBC Road to the World Juniors Pre-Competition: Canada vs. Sweden at 7 p.m. ET on TSN2
- Slovakia vs. Switzerland at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
- Germany vs. USA at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
- Finland vs. Russia at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
Tuesday, Dec. 23
- RBC Road to the World Juniors Pre-Competition: Canada vs. Switzerland at 7 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
- Czech Republic vs. Slovakia at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
- Sweden vs. USA at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
- Denmark vs. Germany at 7 p.m. ET on TSN GO
Friday, Dec. 26
- Denmark vs. Russia at 1 p.m. ET on TSN3
- Finland vs. USA at 3 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
- Sweden vs. Czech Republic at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2
- Canada vs. Slovakia at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Saturday, Dec. 27
- Denmark vs. Sweden at 1 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Slovakia vs. Finland at 4 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Czech Republic vs. Switzerland at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2
- Germany vs. Canada at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Sunday, Dec. 28
- Russia vs. Switzerland at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2
- USA vs. Germany at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
Monday, Dec. 29
- Czech Republic vs. Denmark at 1 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- USA vs. Slovakia at 4 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Sweden vs. Russia at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2
- Finland vs. Canada at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1 and TSN4
Tuesday, Dec. 30
- Switzerland vs. Denmark at 5 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Slovakia vs. Germany at 8 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Wednesday, Dec. 31
- Sweden vs. Switzerland at 1 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Canada vs. USA at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
- Russia vs. Czech Republic at 5 p.m. ET on TSN2
- Germany vs. Finland at 8 p.m. ET on TSN2
Friday, Jan. 2
- Quarter-final #1 at 1 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Quarter-final #2 at 3 p.m. ET on TSN2
- Quarter-final #3 at 5 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Quarter-final #4 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Sunday, Jan. 4
- Semifinal #1 at 4 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Semifinal #2 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN Network
Monday, Jan. 5
- Bronze Medal Game at 4 p.m. ET on TSN Network
- Gold Medal Game at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN1, TSN4, and TSN5
*Broadcast schedule subject to change
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