Edmonton, here we go again.
For the second year in a row, the World Juniors will take place at Rogers Place, home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers.
The 2022 tournament was supposed to be hosted by Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta., last winter, but with the tournament canceled along the way, the IIHF decided to try again in August. However, Red Deer is not part of the plans.
The 2022 tournament was actually scheduled to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, but with COVID-19 restrictions in place, the IIHF opted to move it to Canada. He stays in Canada this summer because the tournament takes place at a unique time of the year.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 World Juniors host city and future locations.
Where are the 2022 Junior Worlds?
- Location: Edmonton, AB
- Venue: Rogers Square
The 2022 World Junior Championship will be held in Edmonton, Alberta. All games will be played at Rogers Place, home of the Oilers. It is the first time since 1988 that there are not several host cities.
In December of last year, when the 2022 tournament started, it was scheduled for both Edmonton and Red Deer. Games were split between Rogers Place and the Peavey Mart Centrum in Red Deer, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels.
This year marks the fourth time Edmonton will host World Juniors games, having hosted in 1995, 2012 and 2021.
Which cities have hosted the Junior World Championships in the past?
The 2022 tournament marks the first time since 2009-10 that the tournament has been hosted in the same country two years in a row and the first time it has been held in the same city.
This will be the third time Canada has hosted in the past four years and the fifth time in the past eight years.
|2018||Buffalo, NY||United States|
|2011||Buffalo/Niagara, NY||United States|
|2005||Grand Forks, ND/Thief River Falls, Minn.||United States|
|2002||Pardubice/Hradec Kralove||Czech Republic|
|1996||Boston, Mass.||United States|
|1989||Anchorage, Alaska||United States|
|1982||Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.||United States|
|nineteen eighty one||Fussen/Augsburg||Germany|
Which cities will host the Junior Worlds in the future?
The IIHF previously announced host nations through the 2032 tournament, however, host cities are only known for the next two tournaments.
The 2023 tournament was originally scheduled to take place in Russia, with the cities of Novosibirsk and Omsk as hosts, however, due to Russia’s ban from IIHF tournaments, Halifax and Moncton have been selected as new venues. for the tournament.
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Gothenburg, Sweden was originally scheduled to host the 2022 tournament, but due to COVID restrictions they swapped places with Canada, taking their place as hosts for 2024.
|2025||To be determined||United States|
|2026||To be determined||Canada|
|2027||To be determined||Finland|
|2028||To be determined||Czech Republic|
|2029||To be determined||Canada|
|2030||To be determined||United States|
|2031||To be determined||Russia|
|2032||To be determined||Canada|
When does the 2022 World Juniors start?
- Start date: Tuesday August 9
- End date: Saturday August 20
After the tournament was canceled in December 2021, the IIHF is trying the 2022 edition again in August. It will start on August 9 and last for 12 days until August 20.
The group stage begins on August 9 and will take place over the first seven days of the competition. The quarter-finals will be played on August 17, the semi-finals on August 19 and the tournament will conclude with the bronze and gold medal matches on August 20.
How to watch the 2022 World Juniors games on TV, live
- TV Channel (Canada): TSN
- Live Stream (Canada): TSN.ca, TSN App
- TV channel (USA): NHL Network
- Live Stream (US): fuboTV
TSN and the NHL Network will once again host all the action from World Juniors 2022.
American audiences can watch the games live on television on the NHL Network or stream them via fuboTV. EJ Hradek will provide game-by-game assignments for all games with Team USA. He will be joined by analyst Dave Starman and journalist Jon Rosen on the shows.
Canadian viewers can watch the competition on TSN or stream the games on TSN.ca or the TSN app.
2022 World Juniors Odds
According Sports interactionsthe 2022 tournament is a four-horse race.
Canada, Finland, the United States and Sweden are the clear early winners of this year’s tournament, with the Canadians holding the best odds at +116. All four countries are +400 or higher, while the other six teams are +1386 or lower.
Here are the odds so far for the 2022 tournament.
2022 World Juniors Groups
|group A||Group B|
Teams will play four preliminary games in a round-robin format within their pool, followed by a three-round playoff series.
In the group stage, teams earn three points for a regulation win, two points for an overtime win, one point for an overtime loss, and no points for a regulation loss.
The top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals, where matchups are determined by seeding. They will rotate from one group to another for these games: 1A against 4B, 1B against 4A, 2A against 3B and 2B against 3A. Teams that advance to the semi-finals will be reclassified.
The winners of the semi-finals will face off in the gold medal game. The losers will play for bronze.
Russia was removed from the tournament after the IIHF instituted a ban on all Russian and Belarusian national teams from participating in IIHF play following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Latvia, who were runners-up in Division IA, were promoted to replace Russia at the tournament. Belarus were the winner of Division IA but were not promoted due to the ban.
No team will be relegated, so the same 10 countries will face off again in December at the 2023 tournament.
2022 World Juniors results, schedule
Tuesday August 9
|Czechia v Slovakia||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Latvia vs Finland||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|USA vs Germany||10 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Wednesday August 10
|Sweden vs Switzerland||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Latvia vs Canada||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Germany versus Austria||10 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Thursday August 11
|Finland v Czech Republic||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Slovakia vs Canada||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Switzerland vs USA||10 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Friday August 12
|Austria v Sweden||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Slovakia vs Latvia||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Saturday August 13
|Austria v USA||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Canada v Czechia||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Germany versus Switzerland||10 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Sunday August 14
|Finland vs Slovakia||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Czechia v Latvia||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|United States vs. Sweden||10 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Monday August 15
|Switzerland vs Austria||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Canada v. Finland||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Sweden v Germany||10 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Wednesday August 17
|Quarterfinal||12 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Quarterfinal||3:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Quarterfinal||7 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Friday August 19
|Semi final||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Semi final||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Saturday August 20
|Bronze Medal Game||2 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Gold Medal Game||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|