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2020 World Junior Hockey Championship: Canada vs. USA — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

One of the best rivalries in sports highlights the first day of the tournament.

United States v Canada - Gold Medal Game - 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Canada vs. USA

How to watch

Puck drop: 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST
In Canada: TSN1, TSN4, TSN5 (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

It has been a marquee match on New Year’s Eve on several occasions in recent years. In 2020 Canada and the USA play their rivalry game on the first day of the tournament, setting a tone for the entirety of the event.

The United States has taken an exceptionally strong team to Ostrava, Czech Republic, with a large number of first-round NHL Draft picks in the lineup. Canada is no slouch in terms of talent, either, with several such prospects on their squad, and more to be announced early at the 2020 selection. The game this afternoon may feature the most well-rounded clubs of the tournament, providing to most enticing round-robin match right off the bat.

Team Canada projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#11 Alexis Lafrenière #9 Joe Veleno #29 Nolan Foote
#19 Quinton Byfield #27 Barrett Hayton #22 Dylan Cozens
#8 Liam Foudy #18 Ty Dellandrea #25 Aidan Dudas
#17 Connor McMichael #16 Akil Thomas #10 Raphael Lavoie
#20 Dawson Mercer

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#14 Jared McIsaac #24 Ty Smith
#2 Kevin Bahl #5 Jacob Bernard-Docker
#4 Bowen Byram #3 Calen Addison
#6 Jamie Drysdale

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#1 Nico Daws
#30 Joel Hofer

Team USA projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#16 Nick Robertson #22 Shane Pinto #18 Oliver Wahlstrom
#17 John Beecher #12 Jack Drury #13 Cole Caufield
#15 Alex Turcotte #20 Parker Ford #23 Bobby Brink
#28 Arthur Kaliyev #9 Trevor Zegras #25 Jacob Pivonka

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#19 K'Andre Miller #7 Spencer Stastney
#24 Mattias Samuelsson #2 Jordan Harris
#6 Zac Jones #21 Ty Emberson

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#32 Dustin Wolf
#30 Spencer Knight