A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan's Guide to the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship

By Coby Maeir on August 9, 2022 at 10:15 am
David Jiricek
Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Happy World Juniors day, everybody!

Later today, the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, also known as the World Juniors, will begin in Edmonton, Alberta, and four members of the Blue Jackets organization will be playing, so here's a guide on when, how, and where to watch them. 

Who from the Blue Jackets organization is playing?

Forward Kent Johnson is playing for Team Canada while defenseman David Jiricek, forward Martin Rysavy, and defenseman Stanislav Svozil are all playing for Team Czechia. 

Where can I watch?

All games will be broadcast live on NHL Network in the U.S. and on TSN in Canada. 

When do the Blue Jackets prospects play?

Here are the group stage schedules for both Team Canada and Team Czechia:

Tuesday, August 9: 

Czechia vs. Slovakia (2 p.m. ET)

Wednesday, August 10:

Latvia vs. Canada (6 p.m. ET)

Thursday, August 11: 

Finland vs. Czechia (2 p.m. ET)

Slovakia vs. Canada (6 p.m. ET)

Friday, August 13:

Canada vs. Czechia (6 p.m. ET)

Saturday, August 14:

Czechia vs. Latvia (6 p.m. ET)

Sunday, August 15:

Canada vs. Finland (6 p.m. ET)

For the full tournament schedule, click here.

Will the U.S. defend its title? We will know in 11 days.