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World Juniors 2023: Team Canada schedule, scores, roster and how to watch info for 2023 IIHF World U20 Championship

The quest to repeat as gold medalists has unofficially begun. Canada has named its 25-man roster ahead of the 2023 World Juniors, as new head coach Dennis Williams and his crew get set for the competition in the Maritimes. 

A number of members of the 2022 team that won gold will once again don the Canada colors in 2023. Leading the way will be 2023 draft superstar Connor Bedard, top defenseman and Ducks prospect Olen Zellweger and Stars draft pick Logan Stankoven. 

Shane Wright and Dylan Guenther return to the World Juniors stage after foregoing the summer competition. The two were on Canada’s initial 2022 roster. In addition, 2023 draft stalwart Adam Fantilli makes his debut at the World Juniors. 

Canada defeated Finland 3-2 in the gold-medal games of the 2022 tournament, thanks to a goal by Blue Jackets winger Kent Johnson. No one has won more golds than Canada, and the country can pick up its 20th gold medal with a win at this year’s 2023 World Juniors. 

MORE: Watch the 2023 World Juniors live with fuboTV (free trial, U.S. only)

Here is everything you need to know about Team Canada at the 2023 World Juniors, including their roster, schedule and results of their games. 

Team Canada 2023 World Juniors roster

Forwards

No. Name NHL Rights (Draft)
18 Caeden Bankier Wild (2021 3rd round)
16 Connor Bedard 2023 draft eligible
17 Colton Dach Blackhawks (2021 2nd round)
14 Zack Dean Golden Knights (2021 1st round)
19 Adam Fantilli 2023 draft eligible
11 Dylan Guenther Coyotes (2021 1st round)
21 Nathan Gaucher Ducks (2022 1st round)
20 Zack Ostapchuk Senators (2021 2nd round)
7 Brennan Othmann Rangers (2021 1st round)
9 Joshua Roy Canadiens (2021 5th round)
12 Reid Schaefer Oilers (2022 1st round)
10 Logan Stankoven Stars (2021 2nd round)
15 Shane Wright Kraken (2022 1st round)

Defense

No. Name  NHL Rights (Draft)
2 Nolan Allen Blackhawks (2021 1st round)
5 Brandt Clarke Kings (2021 1st round)
24 Ethan Del Mastro Blackhawks (2021 4th round)
4 Tyson Hinds Ducks (2021 3rd round)
25 Kevin Korchinski Blackhawks (2022 1st round)
27 Jack Matier Predators (2021 4th round)
3 Olen Zellweger Ducks (2021 2nd round)

Goalies

No. Name NHL Rights (Draft)
29 Benjamin Gaudreau Sharks (2021 3rd round)
1 Thomas Milic Undrafted

Team Canada World Juniors schedule

The format for the 2023 World Junior Championship consists of two groups of five teams playing a preliminary round-robin to determine seeding, followed by a single-elimination tournament.

Canada draws into Group A as the top squad. The team is joined by Sweden, Czechia, Germany and Austria in the group. 

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (ET) TV Info
Dec. 26 Czechia 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 28 Germany 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 29 Austria 6:30 p.m.  TSN, NHLN
Dec. 31 Sweden 6:30 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

How to watch Team Canada games on TV, live stream

  • ​TV channel (Canada): TSN
  • Live stream (Canada): TSN.ca, TSN app
  • TV channel (U.S.): NHL Network
  • Live stream (U.S.): fuboTV 

TSN and the NHL Network will once again be home to all of the action for the 2023 World Juniors.

Canadian viewers can watch the competition on TSN or can stream the games through TSN.ca or on the TSN app. 

The American audience can view the games live on TV on the NHL Network, or can stream them through fuboTV. 

2023 World Juniors standings

Group A

Team Games Wins OT Wins OT Losses Losses Points
Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0
Czechia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austria 0 0 0 0 0 0

 Group B

Team Games Wins OT Wins OT Losses Losses Points
Finland 0 0 0 0 0 0
USA 0 0 0 0 0 0
Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0
Slovakia 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latvia 0 0 0 0 0 0

2023 World Juniors odds

According to Sports Interaction, the 2023 tournament is a four-horse race. 

Canada, Finland, the United States and Sweden are the clear frontrunners to win this year’s tournament, with the Canadians holding the best odds at -125. 

Here are the odds entering the 2023 tournament.

Team Odds
Canada -125
USA +338
Finland +419
Sweden +625
Czechia +1641
Slovakia +4676
Switzerland +6430
Germany +11600
Latvia +50000
Austria +50000

2023 World Juniors schedule

Monday, Dec. 26

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Finland vs. Switzerland 11 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Sweden vs. Austria 1:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Latvia vs. USA 4 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Czechia vs. Canada 6:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network

Tuesday, Dec. 27

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Finland vs. Slovakia 11 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Germany vs. Sweden 1:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Switzerland vs. Latvia 4 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Austria vs. Czechia 6:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Slovakia vs. USA 4 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Canada vs. Germany 6:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network

Thursday, Dec. 29

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Latvia vs. Finland 11 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Sweden vs. Czechia 1:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
USA vs. Switzerland 4 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Austria vs. Canada 6:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network

Friday, Dec. 30

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Slovakia vs. Latvia 11 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Germany vs. Austria 4:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network

Saturday, Dec. 31

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Switzerland vs. Slovakia 11 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Czechia vs. Germany 1:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
USA vs. Finland 4 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Canada vs. Sweden 6:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network

Monday, Jan. 2

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Placement Game 9:30 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Quarterfinal 11 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Quarterfinal 1:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Quarterfinal 4 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Quarterfinal 6:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Placement Game 11 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Semifinal 2:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Semifinal 6:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network

Thursday, Jan. 5

Matchup Time (ET) TV
Placement Game 11 a.m. TSN/NHL Network
Bronze Medal Game 2:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network
Gold Medal Game 6:30 p.m. TSN/NHL Network


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