World Juniors 2019 : The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, will take place from Dec. 26, 2018 to Jan. 5, 2019.Christmas is officially in the rearview mirror, which means that it’s time for one of the best annual amateur sporting events on the calendar the IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship.
The event sees the top 10-ranked hockey nations in the world face off against each other with their best under-20 talent — think an annual Olympics, but for hockey’s most talented teenagers. This year’s tournament kicks off on Tuesday, December 26th and runs for about two weeks as a preliminary round featuring two groups of five teams that determines seeding for the medal rounds.
The 10 teams have been split into two groups. Group A, which will play preliminary-round games at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, consists of Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Russia and Switzerland. Group B, which will play at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, consists of Finland, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States.
The preliminary round runs Dec. 26-31. The top four teams in each group advance to the quarterfinals Jan. 2. The semifinals are Jan. 4, and the gold-medal game is Jan. 5. The semifinals and finals will be played at Rogers Arena.Canada won the 2018 WJC in Buffalo, defeating Sweden 3-1 in the championship game.
TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2018 /CNW/ – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced that coverage of the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, hosted in Vancouver and Victoria, will air live on SiriusXM. In partnership with host radio broadcaster TSN Radio, SiriusXM subscribers can access all Team Canada and Team US games, plus the Quarter-Final, Semi Final, and Gold Medal Game on Canada Talks (ch. 167) and SiriusXM NHL Network Radio™ (ch. 91). Games start Wednesday, December 26.
Listeners can kick off the action with the World Juniors’ Preview Show, starting December 26 at 4 pm ET with prospects analysts Shane Malloy and Russ Cohen. Daily coverage and analysis will be provided by Gord Stellick and Rob Simpson, hosts of SiriusXM’s Stellick & Simmer in the Morning, plus SiriusXM’s Steve Kouleas, Scott Laughlin, Matthew Barnaby, Mike Johnson and TSN’s Bob McKenzie. TSN Radio’s Jon Abbott will provide live play-by-play, with host Blake Price and colour commentator Dave Tomlinson.
“We’re excited to once again give our subscribers access to every Team Canada game, plus every Team US game and more from the World Juniors,” said John Lewis, SVP, Programming, SiriusXM Canada. “Wherever they are, they can access the games and be part of the action as the country cheers on the next generation of hockey stars.”
SiriusXM subscribers will be able to listen to the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Amazon Alexa devices, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to SiriusXM.ca/streaming to learn more.
Coverage of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship is part of SiriusXM’s comprehensive lineup of nearly every major sport, including NHL, NFL, NASCAR, MLB, NBA, PGA, CFL and more