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Hockey’s Summer Showcase on TSN as Junior Championships Face Off

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’s Summer Showcase on TSN as Junior Championships Face Off

Hockey’s summer showcase of the world’s elite U-20 players faces off in the World Junior Summer Showcase on TSN

Featuring the world’s elite U-20 hockey players facing off in a series of match-ups, Team Canada faces off against top rival nations Finland, Sweden, and USA.

Hockey’s Summer Showcase on TSN as Junior Championships Face Off

Fans can celebrate the summer hockey showcase with live coverage on TSN. Photo: HockeyCanada

Live coverage begins today (Wednesday, Aug. 3) at 1 pm Eastern on TSN with Team Canada facing off against defending World Junior champion Finland (see below for announced World Junior sportscast schedule).

TSN subscribers can access live streaming coverage through the TSN GO app and on

Calling the games are host Gord Miller and TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button, as they follow Team Canada’s progress throughout Hockey’s Summer Showcase at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan.

Sportscentre will have daily reports from Brent Wallace, who is on-site at the tournament, along with news, highlights, updates, and analysis from Miller and Button.

As well, 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:

TSN Digital content is available on 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.

Hockey’s Summer Showcase TV Sportscast 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