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Cheer Loud and Proud for Your Favorite Team This Season From Anywhere in the World!

December could be the most exciting month for you, especially if you are a hockey fan. You get to enjoy the holiday season alongside streaming your favorite sport live. The 2020 World Ice Hockey Championship is one of the prominent sporting events commencing at the end of 2019 and going up to the beginning of 2020. This event will witness its 44th edition this year, featuring 10 teams representing 10 different countries.

What Is This Championship Event All About?

Organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) every year, The Ice Hockey Junior Championship is commonly known as the World Juniors. It is a series of matches, where the best under-20 ice hockey players throughout the world compete as teams, allowing us to determine the best one each year.

When Was This Championship Played First?

The first official World Juniors tournament was held in 1977, hosted by Czechoslovakia.

Where Is This Yearโ€™s Championship Being Played?

The 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship will take place in Ostrava and Trinec, the Czech Republic, scheduled to happen between Dec 26, 2019, to Jan 5, 2020.

What Are the Teams Playing This Year?

The tournament will be played between a team of five nations, divided into a group of two.
Group A
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟKazakhstan
Group B
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ The Czech Republic ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany

Where Can I Get the Tournament Schedule?

Here’s the schedule of IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey 2020:

Schedules and Results ๐Ÿ‘[Click to Show]

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Rounds Date Local Time Venue Status Winner
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland vs. ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan 26-Dec 15:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland (5-3)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic vs. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 26-Dec 15:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic (4-3)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden vs. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 26-Dec 19:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden (3-2)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 26-Dec 19:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada (6-4)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia vs. ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan 27-Dec 15:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia (3-1)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany vs. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States 27-Dec 19:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States (3-6)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 28-Dec 15:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland (8-1)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic vs. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany 28-Dec 15:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany (3-4)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland vs. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 28-Dec 19:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden (2-5)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 28-Dec 19:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia (6-0)
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan vs. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 29-Dec 15:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland (1-7)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States vs. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 29-Dec 19:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States (3-1)
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan vs. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 30-Dec 15:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden (2-6)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 30-Dec 15:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada (1-4)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 30-Dec 19:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland (2-7)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic 30-Dec 19:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States (4-3)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden vs. ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 31-Dec 15:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden (6-2)
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia vs. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany 31-Dec 15:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia (6-1)
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 31-Dec 19:00 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland (2-5)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic 31-Dec 19:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada (7-2)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany vs.ย ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan 02-Jan 10:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany (4-0)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland vs. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 02-Jan 12:30 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia (1-3)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs.ย ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 02-Jan 15:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada (6-1)
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States vs. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 02-Jan 17:30 Werk Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland (0-1)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden vs. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic 02-Jan 20:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden (5-0)
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan vs. ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany 04-Jan 11:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan (4-1)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Swedenย vs. ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 04-Jan 15:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia (4-5)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs.ย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 04-Jan 19:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada (5-0)
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany vs.ย ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan 05-Jan 11:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany (6-0)
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden vs.ย ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 05-Jan 15:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden (3-2)
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada vs.ย ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia 05-Jan 19:00 Ostravar Arena Completed ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada (4-3)

Who Won the Recent Championship?

Finland men’s national junior ice hockey team bagged the 2019 championship, where they won their 5th gold medal.

How to Watch World Junior Ice Hockey Championships?

If you wish to watch the 2020 World Juniors directly, you can check the tournament’s official website and book your tickets.

NHL Network and TSN will broadcast IIHF U20 World Hockey Championship feed live this year in the United States and Canada, respectively. So, if you have subscribed to one of these television networks, you can sit back and enjoy the event live.

Do I Have a Live Streaming Option Other Than the Television Networks?

Yes, these are some of the popular internet-based streaming applications that will allow you to watch the 2020 World Juniors event live.

1. NBC Sports โ€“ The United States

  • NBC Sports is the official streaming platform for the NHL network.
  • It Supports both cable and non-cable networks.
  • The minimum subscription cost starts at $9.99/mo.
  • Season pass available at $60.
  • It has a free preview option.
  • The live streaming option is only provided with the premium Gold plan.
  • Supported devices – PC, Android and iOS mobile applications.
  • It is unavailable outside the United States.
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2. TSN โ€“ Canada

  • It supports both cable and non-cable networks.
  • The minimum subscription cost starts at $19.99/mo.
  • The same program is provided that airs on the TSN cable network.
  • Devices supported – iPad, iPod and iPhone running iOS 9.0+ with AirPlay, Android tablets and smartphones running version 4.0+, Windows desktop, tablets and smartphones running version 8.1, IE 11+ , Chrome 58+, Firefox 52+, Edge 14+, Safari Mac 10.6+, Samsung Smart TV and Blu-ray players, Xbox One, Apple TV 4+, OS version 9.0+.
  • TSN is unavailable outside Canada.
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3. FuboTV

  • NBSC Sports, along with other major sports channels, are available.
  • The most inexpensive plan starts at $54.99/mo.
  • It comes with a 7-day free trial.
  • The Basic plan allows 2 simultaneous streaming.
  • The high-end ‘Ultra’ plan allows streaming 3 devices simultaneously.
  • 30 hours of video recording.
  • Supported devices – iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chrome, and Firefox.
  • It is unavailable outside the United States.
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4. Sling TV

  • Cheapest plan – Sling Orange at $25/mo.
  • NBC is available only for premium users (Sling Orange + Blue at $40/mo).
  • While the basic plan allows only one concurrent streaming, the high-end plan allows four.
  • There is a 7-day free trial option.
  • It allows you to stream up to 4 devices concurrently.
  • Supported devices – Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android Fire Stick, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Android, and iOS devices.
  • Unfortunately, Sling TV doesn’t offer a video recording feature.
  • Sling TV won’t work outside the United States.
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5. DirecTV

  • Also known as AT&T TV NOW comes with a basic subscription package of $65/mo.
  • It comes with a reasonable number of channels (including NHL) in the basic plan.
  • There is a 5-day free trial option.
  • It allows you to stream up to 2 devices concurrently.
  • 20 hours of video recording for up to 30 days.
  • Supported devices – Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iOS, Android, Chrome, Safari.
  • DirecTV is unavailable outside the United States.
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6. YouTube TV

  • YouTube TV comes with a subscription cost of $49.99/mo.
  • It consists of more than 70 sports channels, including the NHL network.
  • It allows you to stream up to 3 devices concurrently.
  • There is a 7-day free trial option.
  • Device Compatibility – Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS, and Android devices.
  • YouTube TV restricts content based on geography.
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What if You Live Outside of the USA or Canada?

As you could see above, most of these streaming applications restrict users from accessing their content due to geo restrictions. For example, if you live outside the United States, you will not be able to access the NBC Sports application or FuboTV. Similarly, if you are outside Canada, you have no access to the TSN app. Itโ€™s primarily due to content broadcasting rights.

Is There a Way Around to Manage These Blackouts? โ€“ Definitely, Yes!

It might get tricky if you are trying to unblock NBC sports applications directly using a VPN. Though connecting to a VPN relocates your IP address to a US city, you also need a US cable TV subscription along with an American credit card. But the good news is that you can still unblock other streaming services and watch your favorite sporting event live online. These are some of the best VPN providers that do the unblocking job for you:

1. NordVPN

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How to Watch 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship Live From Anywhere in the World Using a VPN?

Here is a step-by-step guide that assists you with the 2020 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship live streaming.
  • Choose one of the above recommended VPN providers and sign up.
  • Install, launch, and sign in the client.
  • Choose a high-speed server location optimized for streaming the event.
  • For example, if you want to unblock Sling TV, open the application on your desired device and watch the event live (after completing the signup process)
  • Similarly, you can unblock the TSN application by choosing a server location from Canada and start viewing the tournament live.
Seize the moment! Pick a VPN of your choice to experience the pinnacle of excitement and watch your favorite ice hockey team live.

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