Canada vs. Slovakia: Live score, highlights, updates from 2022 World Juniors

A day after Canada opened their 2022 World Junior Championship with a win, the host nation are back at it with a matchup against Slovakia on Thursday night.

Canada started their group stage with a 5-2 win over Latvia on Wednesday night in Edmonton. Five different players scored goals, while Connor Bedard, Mason McTavish, William Dufour and Ridly Greig also scored two points each. Sebastian Cossa took the win on the net.

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“I think it went the way we had imagined,” said Canada coach Dave Cameron of the opening win. “It’s early, this is really only our second game, so you knew it was going to come in ebbs and flows.”

It’s fair to say that it was a much closer competition than expected as Latvia was usually a team that Canada beat at the World Juniors. But victory is victory and now the focus shifts to the Slovaks.

Slovakia goes into the competition with a rest day. They met the Czech Republic in their first game on Tuesday and lost 4-5. The Slovaks stormed back from a 4-2 deficit in the third period but failed to complete the attempt.

Matej Kaslik scored two goals for Slovakia, while Servac Petrovsky and Rayen Petrovicky each recorded a goal and an assist. Slovakia goalkeeper Simon Latkoczy had to save 52 shots, save 47 and was named the player of the match.

Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the matchup between Canada and Slovakia at World Juniors 2022.

Result Canada vs. Slovakia

Match P1 p2 P3 OT f
Canada
Slovakia

Mason McTavish tracker

In each game, TSN will feature a Team Canada player who will be followed throughout the matchup.

For the game against Slovakia we will follow Mason McTavish. The Canada captain was one of four players to score two points and provide two assists in the team’s opener against Latvia. He centered the top line flanked by Connor Bedard and Joshua Roy.

McTavish, the #3 pick overall in the Ducks’ 2021 draft, is a taller forward who plays physical play and possesses an exceptional shot. He was one of the best players on the ice in the Canada opener and there’s no reason he won’t be back in the thick of it.

Canada vs Slovakia live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors

foreplay

17 o’clock – Lineups for each side before the game. Carson Lambos and Riley Kidney are both injured while Ethan del Mastro and Brennan Othmann are drafting in for Canada. Othmann played in the team’s play but was scraped after a couple of penalties. De Mastro was a late replacement for the injured Daemon Hunt, so he’s caught up with the team. Dylan Garand is expected to get the start on the net.

What channel is Canada vs Slovakia on today?

  • Canada: TSN 3/4
  • United States: NHL Network
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TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on the NHL Network.

Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will be making live calls in Edmonton. James Duthie and Bob McKenzie will provide analysis during the breaks.

How to stream World Juniors hockey games live

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on TSN.ca or the TSN App. US fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (which offers a free trial), NHL.tv or the NHL app.

Start time Canada vs. Slovakia

  • Time: 6 p.m. ET (4 p.m. MT)

The puck drops at 6:00 p.m. ET from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.

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It is the second game at World Juniors 2022 for both clubs.

Canada vs Slovakia odds

  • Canada: -5.5 (-114)
  • Slovakia: +5.5 (-116)

Canada are a 5.5-goal favorite against Slovakia at World Juniors, according to Sports Interaction.

Canada World Juniors Schedule 2022

(All times Easter)

date Opponent result TV info
August 10th Latvia W, 5-2 6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 11th Slovakia 6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
13 August Czech Republic 6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
15th of August Finland 6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 17th quarter finals TBD (TSN, NHLN)
August 19th semifinals TBD (TSN, NHLN)
20th of August bronze/gold TBD (TSN, NHLN)

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