NHL Network, NHL.com to Air 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship

NHL Network-U.S. and NHL.com will offer fans in the United States the opportunity to watch live competition from the 2014 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 from Malmo, Sweden. The IIHF World Junior Championship features the top men’s hockey players in the world under the age of 20 and is one of the featured events on the world hockey calendar each year.

NHL Network-U.S. will broadcast 18 live contests from the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship, including every game from Team USA’s group — featuring games against Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, and Slovakia – as well as the quarterfinals, semifinals, and bronze- and gold-medal games. A complete schedule is available on www.nhlnetwork.com.

Steve Mears, co-host of NHL Network’s NHL Live, will provide the play-by-play along with NCAA/junior hockey analyst Dave Starman. TV/radio host Jill Savage will serve as the rink-side reporter.

NHL.com will provide a live stream of all Team USA tournament games (available only in the U.S.) as well as the latest information from the tournament, including news, recaps, and select game highlights.

In 2013, the United States took home gold by defeating defending champion Sweden, 3-1, in the final. That earned Team USA its third medal from the last four IIHF World Junior Championships, to go with gold in 2010 and bronze in 2011.

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