TSN Follows Team Canada at the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE with Exclusive Live Coverage of Every Game, Beginning Tomorrow (Aug. 3)

— August 2, 2016

– TSN delivers six games from the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE, including all three Team Canada games –
– Coverage begins tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 3) at 1 p.m. ET with Team Canada facing off against defending World Junior champion Finland –

TORONTO (August 2, 2016) – The road to the 2017 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP begins as TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of all Team Canada games in the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE. Featuring the world’s elite U-20 hockey players facing off in a series of matchups, Team Canada faces off against top rival nations Finland, Sweden, and USA. Coverage begins tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 3) at 1 p.m. ET on TSN with Team Canada facing off against defending World Junior champion Finland (see below for complete broadcast schedule). TSN subscribers can access live streaming coverage of the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE through the TSN GO app and on TSN.ca. Calling the games are host Gord Miller and TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button, as they follow Team Canada’s progress throughout the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. SPORTSCENTRE features daily reports from Brent Wallace, who is on-site at the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE, along with news, highlights, updates, and analysis from Miller and Button. Throughout the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE, TSN Radio’s Jon Abbott is set to file reports for TSN Radio’s seven stations across Canada. Along with complete live coverage of all three Team Canada games, TSN Digital platforms deliver comprehensive news, highlights, and reaction from this summer showcase that puts the country’s top junior players in the national spotlight. Highlights include:
  • Up-to-the-minute news, scores, and reports
  • Video highlights of every Team Canada game and practice scrimmages
  • Video reports and analysis from TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button and reporter Brent Wallace
TSN Digital content is available on TSN.ca and through the TSN GO app. The list of players invited to Hockey Canada’s summer camp who will take part in the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE is highlighted by a number of Top 10 draft picks, including the #3 selection at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft Pierre-Luc Dubois, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner, Florida Panthers winger Lawson Crouse, and Arizona Coyotes centre Dylan Strome. Joining them is an elite roster of young talent including Toronto-born Jakob Chychrun, Montréal Canadiens defensive prospect Noah Juulsen, and Ottawa Senators defender Thomas Chabot. The Canadian squad will take on rival nations featuring a selection of high draft picks including Matthew Tkachuk, drafted 6th-overall by the Calgary Flames, and the Ottawa Senators’ Logan Brown for Team USA, along with Swedish leading scorer from the 2016 WORLD JUNIORS, Alexander Nylander. In total, the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE features 19 players selected in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft, including eight from Team Canada. Following the WORLD JUNIOR SUMMER SHOWCASE and Canada’s National Junior Team selection camp in December, a total of 22 players will be selected to represent Team Canada at the 2017 World Juniors in Toronto and Montréal – part of the 60+ championships that live on TSN. Broadcast Schedule* Wednesday, Aug. 3
  • Canada vs. Finland at 1 p.m. ET on TSN
  • USA vs. Sweden at 4 p.m. ET on TSN
Friday, Aug. 5
  • Canada vs. Sweden at 1 p.m. ET on TSN
  • USA vs. Finland at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2
Saturday, Aug. 6
  • Sweden vs. Finland at 4 p.m. ET on TSN2
  • USA vs. Canada at 7 p.m. ET on TSN4
*Subject to change World Juniors on TSN 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. 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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