TSN and Hockey Canada Unveil the Broadcast Schedule for the 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP in Toronto and Montréal

— May 6, 2016

– Team Canada faces Russia in its tournament opening game on Boxing Day
at 8 p.m. ET on TSN, live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto –
– Tickets for World Juniors games in Toronto and Montréal available at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets –
– The World Juniors is part of the 60+ championship events that live on TSN –

TORONTO (May 6, 2016) – TSN, in partnership with Hockey Canada, today announced the broadcast schedule for the 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP in Toronto and Montréal – part of the 60+ championships that live on TSN. WJC 2017 sked on TSN

<<MEDIA NOTE: click here to watch the 2017 World Juniors broadcast schedule announcement on TSN>>

 TSN’s James Duthie and Bob McKenzie unveiled the schedule earlier today during the network’s live coverage of the IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP tournament opener featuring Team Canada vs. Team USA. Broadcast Schedule Highlights Among the key games at the 2017 World Juniors (visit TSN.ca for a complete broadcast schedule):
  • Team Canada’s opening game on Boxing Day against Russia at 8 p.m. ET on TSN at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre
  • The classic Canada-USA match-up on New Year’s Eve at 3:30 p.m. ET on TSN, which closes out both teams’ preliminary-round action.
  • A New Year’s Eve clash at Bell Centre in Montréal featuring reigning champion Finland taking on Switzerland at 5:30 p.m. ET on TSN
Record Ratings Since TSN began airing the World Juniors in 1990-91, the tournament has repeatedly broken audience records, highlighted by the 2015 Gold Medal Game in Toronto featuring Canada vs. Russia, which attracted an average audience of 7.1 million viewers to TSN and RDS, becoming the most-watched broadcast ever on specialty television in Canada. The Canada-USA game on Boxing Day during the 2016 World Juniors remains the top-rated hockey game on any network to date in this 2015-16 broadcast year, attracting an average audience of 2.8 million viewers. 2017 World Juniors Team Canada headlines Group B at this year’s tournament, joined by Russia, USA, Slovakia, and Latvia. Preliminary-round games for Group B will be played in Toronto. Montréal hosts the preliminary-round games for Group A, which features defending champion Finland as well as the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets. Hockey on TSN TSN is the exclusive broadcaster of Hockey Canada, delivering marquee international events such as the IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF U18 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, IIHF U18 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, and WORLD UNDER-17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE, as well as domestic events including the WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE, TELUS CUP, ESSO CUP, RBC CUP, ALLAN CUP, and the Order of Hockey in Canada. TSN is home to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, and Winnipeg Jets as part of its package of 130+ regional NHL games. TSN delivers a package of 26 Leafs games available in the Leafs’ designated broadcast region on TSN4, 50+ Senators games in the Senators designated broadcast region games on TSN5, and 50+ Jets games in the Jets’ designated broadcast region on TSN3. TSN’s slate of live hockey programming also features exclusive coverage of the SPENGLER CUP, as well as NCAA Division I coverage including the FROZEN FOUR. TSN complements its live hockey coverage with Canada’s fan-favourite hockey news and information programming, featuring the hockey world’s most trusted team of Hockey Insiders and analysts. TSN’s industry-leading hockey programming includes SPORTSCENTRE, TIM HORTONS THAT’S HOCKEY, THAT’S HOCKEY 2NITE, and the network’s slate of signature NHL specials including TRADECENTRE, FREE AGENT FRENZY, FANTASY DRAFT, TOP 50 PLAYERS, and BOB MCKENZIE’S PRE-SEASON DRAFT RANKING.

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