2023 New year’s eve clash, Canada plays in their last round-robin match of the tournament against Sweden as the 2023 World Junior Championship resumes.
At the World Juniors, Canada’s offense has been operating at full capacity as evidenced by its two consecutive 11-goal games. With seven points against Germany and six points against Austria, Connor Bedard has been the player to beat in both games.
How to watch Canada vs Sweden IIHF Hockey
- Start time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: TSN (Canada)
- TV Channel: NHL Network (USA)
- Live Stream: MyHockeyPass (worldwide))
The game is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on 31st December in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada vs Sweden live stream games will be available on TSN in Canada as well as on NHL Network in the USA. If you are looking to stream the game can do so by using MyHockeyPass from anywhere.
IIHF World Juniors Championship: Canada vs Sweden Preview
While forward Shane Wright of the Seattle Kraken, forward Dylan Guenther of the Arizona Coyotes, forward Zach Dean of the Vegas Golden Knights, forward Tyson Hinds of the Anaheim Ducks, forward Nolan Allan of the Chicago Blackhawks, and forward Adam Fantilli of the University of Michigan all scored goals, prospects Joshua Roy of the Montreal Canadiens and Nathan Gaucher of the Anaheim Ducks each had three point nights.
A 12-save shutout victory by San Jose Sharks prospect Benjamin Gaudreau helped him recover from his opening-game loss to Czechia.
With two goals, Bedard is tied for second place on the all-time scoring list with Jordan Eberle. He will try to break that record on Saturday when Sweden visits.
Team Canada 2023 World Juniors roster
|No.||Name||NHL Rights (Draft)|
|18||Caeden Bankier||Wild (2021 3rd round)|
|16||Connor Bedard||2023 draft eligible|
|17||Colton Dach||Blackhawks (2021 2nd round)|
|14||Zack Dean||Golden Knights (2021 1st round)|
|19||Adam Fantilli||2023 draft eligible|
|11||Dylan Guenther||Coyotes (2021 1st round)|
|21||Nathan Gaucher||Ducks (2022 1st round)|
|20||Zack Ostapchuk||Senators (2021 2nd round)|
|7||Brennan Othmann||Rangers (2021 1st round)|
|9||Joshua Roy||Canadiens (2021 5th round)|
|12||Reid Schaefer||Oilers (2022 1st round)|
|10||Logan Stankoven||Stars (2021 2nd round)|
|15||Shane Wright||Kraken (2022 1st round)|
|No.||Name||NHL Rights (Draft)|
|2||Nolan Allen||Blackhawks (2021 1st round)|
|5||Brandt Clarke||Kings (2021 1st round)|
|24||Ethan Del Mastro||Blackhawks (2021 4th round)|
|4||Tyson Hinds||Ducks (2021 3rd round)|
|25||Kevin Korchinski||Blackhawks (2022 1st round)|
|27||Jack Matier||Predators (2021 4th round)|
|3||Olen Zellweger||Ducks (2021 2nd round)|
With a victory, the Swedes can clinch first place in the group, and the Canadians may as well, depending on the outcome of the Czechia-Germany match from earlier in the day. However, they must maintain their great defensive performance. The Canadian offense, which has scored 22 goals in its last two games, will test Sweden’s defense once more, which has only allowed two goals in three games. The fourth-round pick of the Florida Panthers, Jansson, leads the front line for Sweden and has five points in three games.