Once again this year TSN and TSN2 will provide complete coverage of the World Junior Hockey Championships beginning on Boxing Day. TSN and TSN2 will combine to show 23 games at this year’s World Juniors in Calgary and Edmonton. Here is some of TSN’s press release with details.
‘Tis the season for holiday traditions and TSN rolls out a doozy, as Canada’s Sports Leader heads to Edmonton and Calgary to deliver live coverage of the 2012 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP. With multi-platform coverage on TSN, TSN2, TSN.ca, TSN Mobile TV and TSN Radio, hockey fans from coast to coast can cheer on Team Canada every step of the way when it goes for gold at the World Juniors.
In total, TSN will produce 26 games with exclusive live coverage of every Team Canada round-robin game, the quarter-final and semifinal match-ups, and the Bronze and Gold medal games. TSN’s 26-game schedule also includes live coverage of three Team Canada pre-competition games and 13 round-robin games not involving Team Canada. Prior to every Team Canada tournament game, TSN broadcasts a 30-minute pre-game show.
TSN’s coverage of the 2012 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP features James Duthie live on location in Edmonton and Calgary to host pre- and post-game shows – as well as intermissions – alongside Hockey Insider and leading junior hockey expert Bob McKenzie.
TSN game analyst Ray Ferraro makes his World Juniors debut this year calling all Team Canada games with play-by-play commentator Gord Miller. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Miller is in the broadcast booth for the event. Joining Miller and Ferraro is reporter Farhan Lalji, who is rinkside for Team Canada games.
Also featured in the booth are play-by-play commentator Dave Randorf and game analyst Craig Button, who call the action for other round-robin match-ups. New TSN recruit and former St. Louis Blues’ head coach Davis Payne, a native of Port Alberni, BC, provides analysis for these games from the TSN studio.
For American readers, Puck the Media has information of coverage in the United States on NHL Network.
Continue after the break for the complete TSN and TSN2 schedule.
2012 World Junior Hockey Championships on TSN
*Monday 12/19, 9:00pm – Canada vs. Finland – TSN2
*Thursday 12/22, 9:00pm – Canada vs. Suisse – TSN2
*Friday 12/23, 9:30pm – Canada vs. Sweden – TSN2
Monday 12/26, 3:30pm – Canada vs. Finland – TSN
Monday 12/26, 5:30pm – Sweden vs. Latvia – TSN2
Monday 12/26, 8:00pm – United States vs. Denmark – TSN2
Monday 12/26, 10:30pm – Suisse vs. Russia – TSN2
Tuesday 12/27, 8:00pm – Czech Republic vs. Denmark – TSN
Wednesday 12/28, 3:30pm – United States vs. Finland – TSN
Wednesday 12/28, 5:30pm – Sweden vs. Suisse – TSN2
Wednesday 12/28, 8:00pm – Canada vs. Czech Republic – TSN
Wednesday 12/28, 10:00pm – Russia vs. Slovakia – TSN2
Thursday 12/29, 8:00pm – Denmark vs. Canada – TSN
Thursday 12/29, 10:00pm – Latvia vs. Russia – TSN2
Friday 12/30, 3:30pm – United States vs. Czech Republic – TSN
Friday 12/30, 5:30pm – Sweden vs. Slovakia – TSN2
Friday 13/30, 8:00pm – Finland vs. Denmark – TSN2
Saturday 12/31, 4:00pm – Czech Republic vs. Finland – TSN
Saturday 12/31, 8:00pm – Canada vs. United States – TSN
Saturday 12/31, 10:00pm – Russia vs. Sweden – TSN2
Monday 1/2, 5:00pm – Quarter Final #1 – TSN
Monday 1/2, 9:00pm – Quarter Final #2 – TSN
Tuesday 1/3, 5:00pm – Semi Final #1 – TSN
Tuesday 1/3, 9:00pm – Semi Final #2 – TSN
Thursday 1/5, 3:30pm – 3rd Place Game – TSN
Thursday 1/5, 8:00pm – Championship Game – TSN
*Pre-tournament exhibition games