How to watch Hockey Canada vs. Slovakia: Stream WJC Quarterfinal, Live Online Today

Today, the U20 hockey national team Canada is set for the 2023 IIHF World Juniors Championship quarterfinal match against Slovakia.  Canada finished group plays with three straight victories to clinch the No. 2 spot in Group A after losing to Czechia in its opening match. The defending champions placed second after Czechia in the standings thanks to a victory over Sweden on New Year’s Eve.

How to watch Canada vs Slovakia WJC Quarterfinal

  • Start time: 6:30 p.m. ET
  • TV Channel: TSN (Canada)
  • TV Channel: NHL Network (USA)
  • Live Stream: MyHockeyPass (worldwide))

The game will start at 6:30 p.m. ET on 2nd January in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canada vs Slovakia live stream game will be available on TSN  in Canada and on NHL Network in the USA. If you want to stream the game, you can do so by using MyHockeyPass from anywhere.

World Juniors Preview: Canada vs. Slovakia playoff game

During a New Year’s Eve fight On Saturday, Canada defeated Sweden 5-1 to finish the preliminary rounds. With goals from Tyson Hinds and Brennan Othmann and a goal from Joshua Roy just 57 seconds into the game, Canada led 3-1 after 20 minutes. In the third period, Othmann added a second goal, and Kevin Korchinski completed the scoring for Canada’s third straight victory. At the other end, Canada pounded Carl Lindbom with 44 shots while Thomas Milic made 22 saves.

Slovakia’s final matchup in the preliminary round ended in a shootout loss to Switzerland, 4-3. Servac Petrovsky scored twice in the second to give Slovakia a 3-1 lead going into the third period after Adam Sykora began the scoring in the first. However, Switzerland knotted it up in the final 20 minutes to force overtime. Rodwin Dionicio scored to move the Slovaks to third place in Group B after a shootout between goalies Kevin Pasche and Adam Gajan saw 20 skaters involved.

After shocking the USA in group play, Slovakia is aiming to be the spoiler once more. The Slovaks placed third in Group B, defeating Finland and Switzerland but defeating the United States and Latvia.

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)

2023 World Juniors standings

In IIHF competition, a regulation win is worth three points, an OT/shootout win is two and an OT/shootout loss is one. No points are rewarded to a team for losing in regulation.

Group A

Team Games Wins OT Wins OT Losses Losses Points
Czechia* 4 3 0 1 0 10
Canada* 4 3 0 0 1 9
Sweden* 4 2 1 0 1 8
Germany* 4 1 0 0 3 3
Austria** 4 0 0 0 4 0

Group B

Team Games Wins OT Wins OT Losses Losses Points
USA* 4 3 0 0 1 9
Finland* 4 2 0 1 1 7
Slovakia* 4 2 0 1 1 7
Switzerland* 4 0 3 0 1 6
Latvia** 4 0 0 1 3 1

Canada has dominated the head-to-head history, winning 15 of 16 meetings (with the other ending in a tie in 1999 – the only 0-0 draw in Canadian World Juniors history).


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