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World Juniors 2017: Canada vs. Czech Republic preview, TV schedule, lineups, and game thread

Canada makes a stop in Ottawa to play its second of three pre-tournament matches.

Centre d’Excellence Sports Rousseau, Boisbriand, QC: Julien Gauthier of Team Canada stands in front of Czech Republic goaltender Daniel Vladar Shanna Martin/EOTP

After coming away with a relatively easy victory over the 2016 champions on Monday, Team Canada will hope to keep the pre-event momentum going when they take on Czech Republic in Ottawa.

The teams have already played each other once this month, pitting preliminary squads against one another a week ago in the final contest before Canada made its final cuts. The game was an 8-0 drubbing in favour of the Canadians, and the Czechs will want to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

Canada made a small change from the lineup that played the Finns on Monday, as Mitchell Stevens moves up to the first line to join Dylan Strome and Pierre-Luc Dubois. All indications are that coach Dominique Ducharme is relatively happy with the lineup he currently has, and most of the lines and pairing will get another game to build some chemistry before the real competition begins on Boxing Day.

How to watch

Puck drop: 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST
In Canada: TSN (English), RDS2 (French)
Streaming: TSNGO

Canada’s projected lineup

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#18 Pierre-Luc Dubois #19 Dylan Strome #27 Mitchell Stephens
#11 Mathieu Joseph #14 Mathew Barzal #16 Taylor Raddysh
#17 Tyson Jost #25 Nicolas Roy #12 Julien Gauthier
#9 Dillon Dubé #22 Anthony Cirelli #21 Blake Speers
#20 Michael McLeod

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#5 Thomas Chabot #6 Philippe Myers
#2 Jake Bean #3 Noah Juulsen
#8 Dante Fabbro #10 Kale Clague
#15 Jeremy Lauzon

#1 Connor Ingram
#31 Carter Hart

Czech Republic’s roster


Lukáš Anděl Jan Dufek Filip Chlapík
Lukáš Jašek David Kase Radek Koblížek
Radek Koblížek Petr Kodytek Daniel Kurovsky
Petr Kvaca Adam Musil Martin Nečas
Kristian Reichel Šimon Stránský Filip Suchý
Michael Špaček Tomáš Šoustal


Vojtěch Budík Libor Hájek
František Hrdinka Filip Hronek
Petr Kalina Daniel Krenželok
David Kvasnicka Ondřej Vála
Jakub Zbořil


Daniel Vladař
Jakub Škarek